High Life

Volunteers Clean-up Downtown Long Beach After Riots

Volunteers Clean-up Downtown Long Beach After Riots

Nick Eismann, Staff Photographer

June 1, 2020

On the night of May 31, citizens of Long Beach watched as rioters looted and destroyed countless stores in Downtown Long Beach and other areas of the city. The looting came after thousands of peaceful protesters marched down Broadway making their voice heard and joining the millions across the country...

How Covid-19 Affects Youth’s Mental Health

How Covid-19 Affects Youth's Mental Health

Briana Mendez-Padilla, Arts & Culture Editor

May 22, 2020

Mental health, though often stigmatized, has been an issue since before Covid 19 shifted our everyday lives. Now, as stay at home orders displace us from our work and school environments and our everyday routine, mental health continues to be a top issue, especially among young people.    Ac...

$1 Million Raised for Long Beach Coronavirus Relief Fund

Medical worker exits the Long Beach VA hospital after a shift

Nick Eismann, Staff Photographer

April 13, 2020

In the wake of many businesses being shut down and many workers finding themselves without work, the City of Long Beach in partnership with the Long Beach Community Foundation started a Coronavirus Relief Fund. The money raised is going to assist low income workers, small businesses, and those immediate...

Things are Changing in Long Beach

Scenes from the Rapid Assessment Clinic in LBCC (Friday April 10)

Nick Eismann, Staff Photographer

April 11, 2020

How the City is Staying Ahead   The date was March 4. Robert Garcia made the decision to place Long Beach in a state of emergency. At that time there were no known cases of coronavirus in the city. The declaration of a state of emergency was made to allow for the coordination of agencies acro...

Long Beach Hospitals prepare for rush of patients among COVID-19 outbreak

Long Beach Hospitals prepare for rush of patients among COVID-19 outbreak

Nick Eismann, Staff Photographer

April 8, 2020

As of April 8, Long Beach has a total of 256 confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus, a number which Mayor Garcia says is expected to rise exponentially in the coming weeks. All businesses deemed non-essential are closed down and those that are still open, such as grocery stores, restaurants or banks ar...

School Food? It’s Alright…

Javier Esquivias, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2020

School lunch has a reputation of being okay to being questionable, at least for me. When School lunch has a “real” meal in the menu, nine times out ten it looks either like a microwave dinner or barf. But, there are some good lunch items out there, although none of them are better than a Mcdonald’s...

Poly Teacher Calls Out “Pendeja” and Sparks Social Movements

Poly Teacher Calls Out

Briana Mendez-Padilla, Arts and Culture Editor

February 18, 2020

Government, Economics and AP Psychology teacher, Myriam Gurba, has become an internet sensation. Her witty and no filter review of the book American Dirt titled "Pendeja, You Ain’t Steinbeck: My Bronca with Fake-Ass Social Justice Literature" published in late December caused controversy due to its...

Poly at MLK Day Parade

Poly at MLK Day Parade

Briana Mendez-Padilla, Arts and Culture Editor

January 29, 2020

On the third Monday of January (January 20 this year) we celebrate the birthday of African American Baptist minister and civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The legacy Dr. King has created transcends his life and death. He reaped the seeds of change that we benefit from today. His teachings...

ASB Results

Paloma Murillo, News Editor

January 29, 2020

ASB President: Kasandra Khiev ASB Secretary: Lucas Nguyen ASB Vice President: Michael Chhay Senior Senate: President- Christina Quach Vice President- Chakravartin Sokhomsan Secretary- Lyn Pham Treasurer- Maggie Welch Junior Senate President- Junnay By Vice President- Marie Jasmine Melendez Secretary-...

Dream Prom, Vote at Hollister.com

Paloma Murillo, News Editor

January 29, 2020

2020 is a great year to be a senior! Prom is coming up on May 23 and this year there is a twist in the prom planning. Maybe you have seen the posters around school advertising the competition hosted by Hollister. The competition is available to all high schools across the U.S. promising the first place...

Poly’s Annual Jackrabbit Pageant

Poly’s Annual Jackrabbit Pageant

Briana Mendez-Padilla, Arts and Culture Editor

January 29, 2020

On January 10 Long Beach Poly put on “the greatest show” at the Andrew Osman Performing Arts center. The 25th annual Jackrabbit pageant included a panel of prior pageant winners, music, talent, and fun. The event was separated into three categories consisting of formal attire, talent (which was...