High Life

Intercultural Faire

Intercultural Faire

April 17, 2019


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    Photos Courtesy of Liz Rico and Isaac Covarrubias

Celebration for Women

Eliana Jimenez, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019


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Female Leadership is acknowledging March, Women’s History Month, by hosting a celebratory tea in the school’s cafeteria on March 27th. The party honored women who have impacted the lives of the members of Female Leadership Academy. Each member will brought an important role model in their life...

Prom Dress Season

Syanne Patton, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019


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On April 14, Rachel Suojanen, the 1-2 Japanese teacher, hosted a Prom dress giveaway called the Prom Dress Boutique at the Jewish Foundation in Long Beach. Students in Long Beach are given an opportunity to get a prom dress and other things that are in need of prom material. The Boutique is designed...

Ready, Set, Play!

Liz Rico, News Editor

April 17, 2019


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  On Thursday April 4, Friday April 5, and Saturday April 6 at 6:30 PM, the Poly Playhouse put on a play that students wrote where it brought them to life on stage. On Thursday April 4 at 3:00PM, staged readings were read out loud. This showing had 4 additional plays not included in th...

$ For Our Garden

Melissa De La Cruz, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019


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During these few weeks ago, there have been donations made to Poly in help of supporting the school garden. These donations were made by an organization called Healthy Active Long Beach, which is a project that was developed in 2003 to address obesity as well as other chronic disease rates in the city...

Why Saturday School?

Liz Rico, News Editor

April 17, 2019


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Saturday school has been more of a serious matter, this school year. In what the purpose of saturday school serves, is for students to make up “work and also days of absences”, stated by Robert Shock. The range between freshman to seniors, may be considered to go. They’re given the opportunity...

It’s Fashion Time!

Jailyn Lewis-Hobbs, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019


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On Wednesday, April 17, Poly will be holding its first fashion show, where clothing designed by students are then modeled by other students participating. Jailyn Lewis, 17, decided to have her own fashion show through Long Beach sponsored by Female Leadership Academy. With the help of many students...

A Marvelous Movie Night

Liz Rico, News Editor

March 22, 2019


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On March 8, at 6:00pm, Poly Academy of Achievers and Leaders (PAAL) movie night took place. The movie airing was Avengers: Infinity War. As you walked onto the PAAL campus, handmade posters of characters apart of Marvel were hung, welcoming viewers. Before the showing of the feature film there was...

Wellness? Check.

Liz Rico, News Editor

March 22, 2019


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Wellness Week took place between the dates of March 4-8. The purpose behind it is to promote a full week of teen health and wellness, alongside with celebrating Women’s Day. Throughout the week there were daily lunch activities, arts, and games, as advertised on the flyer passed out to students. Majority...

Banker Blues

Banker Blues

Tom Morel, Contributing Writer

March 22, 2019


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With the AP test payment storm now complete, many Poly students have now interacted with the new banker, Lynne Amyx. For the past few years, Poly students have faced what seems like an ever-changing banker and system. It has confused many students and done little to assuage potential concerns about...

2019 C-SPAN Competition

Liz Rico, News Editor

March 22, 2019


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The 2019 Student Documentary Competition, C-Span’s StudentCam winners have been announced! Poly had four winning teams this year for the cable news channel’s StudentCam Competition. One out of the four teams earned the 2nd Prize, which is highest award Poly’s ever received compared to previous...

Microsoft Welcomes Minority Students!

Microsoft Welcomes Minority Students!

Eliana Jimenez

March 22, 2019


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Polytechnic High School was cordially invited to attend Microsoft’s annual Minority student day. This is the second year it is held in Southern California, but worldwide has been an event for 29 years. According to Microsoft’s Diversity and Inclusion Blog, 4.1% of workers are African American,...