High Life

Jonathan Virak

John Dy

October 2, 2018


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Jonathan Virak is Poly’s newest computer science teacher. Students in his class, which is the first in a 4 year pathway, learn industry-level computer concepts. The next classes in the pathway are computer science principles, computer science A, and then cybersecurity. Mr. Virak was born and raised...

Gwen Larsen

Syanne Patton

October 2, 2018


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Polytechnic High School is proud to announce that there is a new teacher for CIC AP Literature and English 1-2. Gwen Larsen went to Yale studied English and drama and became a teacher. She is also a Poly alumna. While a student at Poly, she participated in student commission and vocal jazz, but now she...

Michael Shenkelberg

Eliana Jimenez

October 2, 2018


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Michael Shenkelberg is our new auto shop teacher at Poly. He went to Fountain Valley high school, then attended Golden West College in Santa Ana. After he finished school he worked as a technician for the car brand, Cadillac, for 25 years. However, his first job was at the age of 15 where he worked at...

Eugenia Elgorria

Nancy Sao

October 2, 2018


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For many years, our high school has had a solid French program. This year Eugenia Elgorria plans to continue with the tradition by providing students with vast opportunities to keep growing their interest for the french language and culture. This is her 18th year teaching with a Master’s degree in...

Margo Adkins-Jackson

Ana Mejia

October 2, 2018


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After traveling around the world from home town San Diego to South Korea, Australia, England, Thailand, Singapore, and over 38 States in the United States Dr. Margo Adkins-Jackson has made a stop at Long Beach Polytechnic High School this year as an Assistant Principal. The USC alumni, previously was...

Jason West

Monica Grubbs

October 2, 2018


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This year Poly High School has hired Jason West as the Advanced Placement coordinator to aid teachers and students on their AP journey. Jason West has opened his room,132, for all AP students who are in need of guidance, those who wish to sign up for tutoring sessions, or need help organizing study groups....

Jeremiah Jams

Jeremiah Jones, Staff writer

May 3, 2018


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A list of songs for the summer recommendations (Hip-Hop/Rap) - Summertime in the LBC by The Dove Shack - Congratulations by Post Malone - Stir Fry by Migos - Look Alive by BloccBoy JB Ft. Drake - Pull Up by IAMJYOUNGIN - Kings Dead by Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, James Blake ...

Jude’s Tune

Jude Linares, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


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Summers on its way, and as the weather heats up so does the music. Summer is a time to vibe, and you don’t want your playlist full of bad music. Luckily i’m here to save you. Here are some songs to add to your playlist this summer.      -“Plug Walk” by Rich The Kid -“Be Careful” by Cardi ...

SoCal Places

Natale Roche, Staff writer

May 3, 2018


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With school ending in a few months, it is time to start planning how to make the most of our summer vacation. If you have no idea how to officially kick off the summer, why not spend it amongst Hollywood’s departed?      Each year Cinespia brings classic films to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. ...

Body Goals?

serena Chea, Staff writer

May 3, 2018


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By now we’re hitting the gym to reach our “body goals” for the upcoming season. What exactly is “Body Goals?” No matter what size you wear, love your body for what it is. It’s easier said than done. Although sometimes we forget to treat and care for our body the correct way, it’s still o...

Summer Sadness

Ana Mejia, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


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Failing a class during the regular school year leads to the necessity of attending to summer school. At Poly we have the liberty of not wearing uniforms but for the rest of the other High Schools I wish to remind the students that in the month of July the weather average is above 80 . In the summer...

How to Volunteer Locally

Avannah Frazier, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017


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If you're looking to be more involved within the community and volunteer, there are many opportunities to do so. If you’re interested in working with children the YMCA of Greater Long Beach has a variety of volunteer options. Volunteers under 18 have the chance to work in areas like child care,...