High Life

No More Waiting in Line; Pay for AP Tests Online

John Dy, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


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For the first time, students at Poly will have the option of paying online for their AP tests online. With the high number of students taking AP classes here at Poly, the line for the school banker gets longer and longer the closer we get to AP payment deadlines. Those who have taken APs before know...

Consuming Meat is Bring in the Heat

Liz Rico, News Editor

March 4, 2019


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Currently the Social Work and Advocacy in Action classes that Michael Gray teaches are working on something big. The reducing of meat consumption, in order to make our environment in better living conditions for the future. What exactly is it that students do in the Social Work and Advocacy in Action...

Is This Weather Ok?

Monica Grubbs, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


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El Nino has officially arrived, according to National Weather Service, switching the usual warm weather to rainy and cold weather. El Nino is the shift of weather patterns and winds that bring warm oceans and much rain to the Pacific Ocean. This weather is unusual and hated by most Southern Californians. This...

Model United Nations, Take Flight!

Ab Tudayan, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


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Poly’s Model United Nations club and elective hosted by Mr.Gologily accompanied 30 students from February 8th - 10th to Boston, Massachusetts to participate in a simulated United Nations meetings. The prestigious model united nations event was hosted by Boston University coined, “BosMUN,...

The Monarch Butterfly

Eileen Garcia, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


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Monarch butterflies are in danger! Monarch butterflies are in the Nymphalidae family, the largest butterflies with more than 6,000 species around the world. This winter, the Monarchs migrated to Mexico more than a week later than their usual date, October 20th, due to the cold and rain that’s been...

R.OT.C Take It All at Fullerton

Ab Tudayan, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


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On February 9, 2019, R.O.T.C (Reserve Officer Training Corps) ascend to higher heights by attending their first formal competition for unarmed exhibition, armed exhibition, physical training, map reading and academics at Fullerton Union High School. Poly faced several formidable schools such as Western...

MOLAA for the Peers

High Life Staff

February 13, 2019


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Students from Intensive Studies program attended a free tour and workshop at the Molaa as part of their community based instruction course. Thanks to the generous donations from donors at the Gala in October, Molaa is able to offer free educational programs. Students took the public Long Beach transfit...

Funds for Film

Yesenia Pacheco, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2019


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Contemporary video teacher, Laura Stringer has been attempting to make her video class more advanced in order to help her students create and produce the best quality films. Doing this has been proven to be a challenge, as throughout the three years of her teaching this class she has moved rooms twice...

Let’s Have that Speech!

Syanne Patton, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


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On January 25, Poly’s speech and debate team competed in the Spring Debate Competition. At this competition, sophomore Dana Kriebel and freshman Inanna Khanas made debates regarding three topics. The topics covered: the ethics of responsible gun ownership laws, birthright citizenships, and the Paw...

Tree Planting

Ab Tudayan, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


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On January 26, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM Poly’s Reserve Officer Training Course (R.O.T.C) participated in Operation Jumpstart’s Beautification Project by planting sycamore tree seeds in the neighborhood of Alamitos Beach Senior Center. The beautification project took place along the Long Beach Senior...

Fine Money, Who?

Judas Noboa, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019


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Essence Patton graduated 2 years ago and she still has not received her diploma. She owes $107 to Poly but does not plan on paying it back believing “fines are not a reasonable explanation for holding a students diploma,” and that if they wanted the money they could just “get it from the district.” When...