High Life

Prom/Grad night 2021

Alexander Phouma, Staff writer June 9, 2021

The class of 2021 officially had their senior prom at Poly High School. The theme of the dance was Enchanted Forest. Since the class of 2020 didnt get to have their prom because of Covid-19, I feel like...

Drive-thru graduation 2020

Adventure Awaits, but First You Have to Graduate: Info for Seniors

Alexander Phouma, Staff writter March 31, 2021

As the school year comes to an end, Poly principal Bill Salas, head counselor Lolo Saldaña, yearbook Adviser Bretty Alexander, and Jostens’ representative Jack Nicholson recently gave some important...

Students Struggle with Screen Time, Home Environments During Virtual Learning

Heidi Sandoval, Contributing Writer November 4, 2020

Long Beach Unified School District students have different opinions when talking about virtual learning.  Ever since the pandemic shut down all the schools on March 13, students have been learning...

Students, Teachers, Parents All Affected by Virtual Learning

Jenelle Macapaz, Contributing Writer November 4, 2020

In California, the COVID-19 outbreak has racked up to over 946,000 cases in total, with Los Angeles County accounting for 311,000+ cases of it. Ever since late March, students, teachers, as well as parents...

Boredom Strikes: What to do when class is over?

Zinia Francis, Staff Writer November 2, 2020

This school year has already been different from anything students have ever experienced. Most students start school at 7:50 am. We wake up to open our computer sometimes not even getting ready for the...

2020 in pictures

2020 in pictures

Alexander Phouma, staff writter September 28, 2020

  2020 has been a crazy year! Covid-19 basically took over the whole year. With the whole pandemic going on, rules were put into places like wearing masks when you go out. In the picture I had...

August 28th is the day that the well renowned actor that furthered the black community, Chadwick Boseman, passed away. In 2016 Boseman was diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer. During this time he shot countless films, including “Black Panther”. In his honor there was a playing of Black Panther at a drive in movie theater.

2020 In Pictures

Kamryn Tate, Staff Writer September 28, 2020

 Murals are painted on boards that establishments in Downtown Long Beach put up due to recent protest resulting from the murder of a black man, George Floyd, by police officers. In this painting 3 black people who have died due to police brutality are painted surrounded many victims last words.

2020 in Pictures

A collection of images depicting the year thus far.
Zinia Francis, Staff Writer September 24, 2020


Restrictions of mask requirements remain on most continually populated and shopped at stores [Photo was taken September 3rd]

2020 In Pictures

A small collection of pictures, to show what we've been through thus far.
Xandria Hines, Staff Writer September 24, 2020

City workers clean up graffiti after protests in June

Volunteers Clean-up Downtown Long Beach After Riots

Nick Eismann, Staff Photographer June 1, 2020

On the night of May 31, citizens of Long Beach watched as rioters looted and destroyed countless stores in Downtown Long Beach and other areas of the city. The looting came after thousands of peaceful...

How Covid-19 Affects Youths Mental Health

How Covid-19 Affects Youth’s Mental Health

Briana Mendez-Padilla, Arts & Culture Editor May 22, 2020

Mental health, though often stigmatized, has been an issue since before Covid 19 shifted our everyday lives. Now, as stay at home orders displace us from our work and school environments and our everyday...

Medical worker exits the Long Beach VA hospital after a shift

$1 Million Raised for Long Beach Coronavirus Relief Fund

Nick Eismann, Staff Photographer April 13, 2020

In the wake of many businesses being shut down and many workers finding themselves without work, the City of Long Beach in partnership with the Long Beach Community Foundation started a Coronavirus Relief...

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