High Life

Students Fighting for the Care Center: The Results

Students Fighting for the Care Center:  The Results

Ashlyn Moran, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


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Recently, it was said that the C.A.R.E. Center was closing for the 2018-2019 school year. Funding outside of school was going on to help raise money to keep the center open. Due to the help of students, educators, alumni, parents and community activism, the C.A.R.E. Center will remain open for next school...

LB Port Supplies School District With New Air Purifiers

LB Port Supplies School District With New Air Purifiers

Jeremiah Jones, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


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Long Beach Polytechnic has recently filled all the classrooms with purifiers. A purifier is a device that removes contaminating particles (such as dust, pollen, and dander) from the air. Air purifiers that draw air through fabric filters are among those that do the best job of removing dust and smoke...

The Competitive Nature of PACE

Joy Rowden, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


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PACE being the oldest  specialized program in the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD), it was not surprising that the number of qualified applicants has increased. A problem arose when the final number of incoming ninth graders exceeded the maximum spaces available in the PACE ninth grade class. The...

US Senator Kamala Harris Addresses Key Issues Californians Face

US Senator Kamala Harris Addresses Key Issues Californians Face

Izzie Hallock, News Editor

April 19, 2018


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Shortly after US Senator Kamala Harris had been sworn into office in 2017, she was speaking at her stepdaughter’s high school when a student raised her hand and asked, “What are we going to do about a divided America?” Harris distinctly remembered that question and, at a town-hall meeting at the...

Space X : A New Space Race

Matt Donahue, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018


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    In 1903 man took flight for the first time. In 1969 one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind was made, and in 2017 Space X set the bar for reusable rockets. On Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Space X test launched the Falcon Heavy at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The...

Possibility of Care Center Closing

Possibility of Care Center Closing

Ashlyn Morgan, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018


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Is it true that the C.A.R.E Center closing, as people have been saying? Could the one safe place for some people on campus really be going away? Well the rumors are somewhat true. Sadly, as far as it is currently known the C.A.R.E Center will be closed for the 2018 - 2019 school year. On January 30,...

What in the World?!?

Izzie Hallock, News Editor

February 23, 2018


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Monday, February 12 Penny Lawrence, ex-deputy chief for the British charitable organization Oxfam, resigned because of her inability to act immediately in response to the sexual misconduct scandal involving Oxfam workers volunteering in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Tuesday, February 13 Chi...

Where Did Everybody Go?

Izzie Hallock, News Editor

February 23, 2018


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After an explosion of tweets and posts regrading the threats of an alleged school shooting, many students decided to stay home from school on February 21. That morning,  Superintendent Chris Steinhauser sent out a group email stating, “We have been alerted to unsubstantiated social media rumors that...

The Week of Wellness

The Week of Wellness

Rebecca Lopez, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


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Khmer Girls in Action are having their fifth annual Wellness Week. “I think it’s great and very beneficial because not only does it help students on campus but it’s also a great way to be interactive with the workshops and to learn about their health!” junior Christina Yim said. The theme...

A Senior’s View of Poly North

A Senior’s View of Poly North

Serena Chea, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


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Camp 2 of Poly North happened over the weekend of February 16 to 18. I can say, it being my first Poly North experience, it was emotional, eye opening, and amazing. It being my first time there as a senior counselor, I wouldn’t do it any other way. The program offers a once in a lifetime experience...

‘One Out Of Five Young People Have A Mental Disorder’

Ashlyn Morgan, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


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C.A.R.E. Center counselor Michael Grey appeared on 93.5 KDAY for an interview about America’s Education System. The interview was about 38 minutes long. Joining Grey during the invterview were Hershel Dennis, Poly class of 2002, head trainer and chairman at Team Hustle, and Arlana Walton, Poly class...

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Shooting

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Shooting

Ella Christensen, Arts & Culture Editor

February 23, 2018


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In Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018, seventeen students were shot dead in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. In addition to the lives lost, fourteen students were hospitalized in light of their injuries. Since the infamous Sandy Hook massacre in 2012, Stoneman Douglas has been one...