High Life

A Shakespearean Experience at UCI

Madeline Milton, Copy Editor

December 20, 2019

On December 10, CIC seniors went to UC Irvine for a campus tour and a demonstration of the Shakespeare production, Macbeth. CIC AP English Literature and Composition teachers Gwendolyn Larsen and James Cooperider organized the event, encouraged all of their students to attend, and chaperoned at the...

Holly Jolly Poly Christmas: Holiday Project

Holly Jolly Poly Christmas: Holiday Project

Briana Mendez-Padilla, Arts and Culture Editor

December 20, 2019

LB Poly began the holiday season with its annual Holiday Project on December 7. The ASB sponsored event also featured student volunteers from Female Leadership Academy, Model UN, and LEIA club. Families from the community surrounding Poly were able to enjoy Christmas music and refreshments as well as...

Poly Gives Back With Thanksgiving Drive

Chansochata Thon, Feature Editor

December 6, 2019

With Thanksgiving coming up, family, friends, and neighbors are ready to show gratitude and thankfulness by giving back. Poly also celebrates the season of thankfulness every year by giving back to the community with the canned food drive. Every year clubs are able to participate in this tradition by...

700 Mystery

Briana Mendez-Padilla, Arts and Culture Editor

December 6, 2019

On November 5th during 4th period, teachers throughout campus received an ambiguous email stating to not allow students to leave class. Jackie Lazatin, health care analysis teacher, said students who were on their way to her class were told to go to the nearest open classroom which was the College and...

Poly’s Choir Winter Concert

Poly’s Choir Winter Concert

Paloma Murillo, News Editor

December 6, 2019

Pictures from the 4th period Holiday Vocal Assembly show a sneak peak of the Poly Choir Holiday Concert that happened yesterday, Thursday, December 5. Every year, these singers express their love for the holidays as they dress up with reindeer ears and Santa hats. During this concert only, all of the...

Doin’ it all for the (Kindness) Gram

Chansochata Thon, Feature Editor

December 6, 2019

What can make your day better than a written card from your friend addressing how thankful they are for you? Of course, money and materialistic items might cause a feeling of happiness, short term, but a personal letter written to someone you admire can leave a mark on that person’s heart. Long Beach...

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....