High Life

Awareness Month

Zinia Francis, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month in many parts of the world. Breast cancer awareness is an effort to increase recognition of the disease and reduce the shame brought on to one by education on symptoms and treatment. Greater knowledge of this disease can increase early detection and survival...

Book Review: The History of Long Beach Poly: Scholars and Champions

Paloma Murillo, News Editor

November 6, 2019

Although it is not on the New York Times Best Sellers list, the new book The History of Long Beach Poly: Scholars and Champions is getting a lot of attention these days in not only Poly, but the whole city of Long Beach. The authors, Mike Guardabascio, a Poly alumni, and Tyler Hendrickson, explore the...

SAT/PSAT Study-a-Thon at the College and Career Center

Chansonchata Thon, Feature Editor

November 6, 2019

October, characterized notoriously for the horrors and goosebumps, took another form of scary on October 15; this time in the form of a test. A test that lasted for a treacherous five hours. The Scholastic Aptitude Test (most commonly known as the SAT) was administered to seniors while the PSAT was...

What’s New with the CARE Center

Madeline Milton, Copy Editor

November 6, 2019

High school is stressful for even the most successful of students. Whether because of the schoolwork itself or something else happening at home or between relationships, the CARE Center in Room 205 provides a safe place for students to talk with a counselor (Michael Gray) when they are stressed, overworked,...

fUN with Model UN

fUN with Model UN

Alex Phouma, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

Model United Nations, also known as Model UN, is an elective class here at Poly run by sophomore PACE teacher Patrick Gillogly. In class, students role play as delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. The team had their first conference of the year October 12 at Cerritos High School....

Spilling the Tea on the AP Cafe

Spilling the Tea on the AP Cafe

Madeline Milton, Copy Editor

November 6, 2019

The AP Cafe is now open for business periods 7 and 8 and after school until 4 p.m. on the second floor of the 100 building. The AP Cafe first opened last school year as a safe place for AP students to relieve stress, get tutoring, or work with partners for homework or group projects. Last year was a...

Poly to Eliminate Justice Pathway

Poly to Eliminate Justice Pathway

Briana Mendez-Padilla, Arts and Culture Editor

November 6, 2019

On September 23, Principal William Salas sent out an e-mail informing the Poly community that JUSTICE would no longer be a pathway. Due to a recent decrease in school enrollment throughout the district, administration was faced with the task of eliminating one of the seven pathways. Initial discussions...

College and Career Center Wants You!

Jailyn Lewis, Opinion Editor

October 11, 2019

After a seemingly short and hot summer, school is finally up and running with the new 2019-2020 school year. Class of 2020 is now focusing on school, college, and life after school. What colleges do you want to go to? Are you having trouble figuring out how to start applying for colleges and/or financial...

New Clubs at Club Rush

New Clubs at Club Rush

Paloma Murillo, Jailyn Lewis, News Editor, Opinion Editor

October 11, 2019

Introducing Big/Little Club With the start of the new school year comes new clubs and new students, welcome freshmen! What better way to welcome our new freshmen into Poly other than having a club that is made to help freshmen feel apart of this new community. The Big/Little program is paired up wit...

New Admin, Who Dis?

Melissa De La Cruz, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

This school year at Long Beach Poly High School, there have been quite a few adjustments thrown around the school which highly contrasts it from previous years. High schools have switched from two principals, to one principal on site. They have gone from Co-principals (two principals) to one principal...

Late To Class? Get a Pass

Late To Class? Get a Pass

Briana Mendez-Padilla, Arts and Culture Editor

October 10, 2019

Attention all Poly students! This is a quick reminder that you must be in class before the tardy bell rings. Teachers, please remember to close your doors… If you’ve been paying attention to the intercom for the past two weeks, then you’ve surely heard this or a similar announcement. Constant...

Prom 2019: Time to Shine!

Prom 2019: Time to Shine!

Liz Rico, News Editor

June 14, 2019

Sunday May 26 at 7:00 PM at the Hotel Maya was where the class of 2019s prom was held. At the event there was food, games, caricature, henna, karaoke, photo booth and multiple dance rooms. The weather was not as cooperative before prom, as it was raining. Multiple girls were either holding their dresses...