High Life

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 “Pendeja” and Sparks Social Movements

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...

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...