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What in the World?!?

Izzie Hallock and News Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Monday, November 20 An Argentine submarine with a crew of 44 members went missing, and a satellite call raised hope only for officials to realize it was a false alarm. Tuesday, November 21 Thirty-two people were killed in an Iraqi town by a suicide bomber, which was confirmed by both the cent...

Freedom in Philly

Akira Johnson, News Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under News

Two weeks ago on Thursday, November 2 through Sunday, November 5, three Poly students were chosen to be a part of the Freedom Foundation Youth Conference. Juniors Carina Ayala and Lenny Khan, along with Senior Elaina Miskiel were the chosen participants to go to Philadelphia and experience the fundamentals...

Poly’s Day in Court

Joy Rowden, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On November 2 Poly’s mock trial team tackled the first round of the court case People vs. Davidson and were rewarded by a winning verdict. The trial happened at the Los Angeles Superior Court with real judges and attorneys. Charlie Dodson is an AP World History teacher and is the advisor of the...

Students Explore Aquarium

Students Explore Aquarium

Izzie Hallock, News Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under News

The sharks were a big hit for Poly’s Intensive Studies students during their first field trip of this school year. Student Alexis Rojas was uncomfortable at first when it came to actually petting the sharks, but according to senior Kendall Cascell, towards the end of the trip Rojas “was petting...

ROTC Pays College Tuition

ROTC Pays College Tuition

Akira Johnson, News Editor

November 3, 2017


Filed under News

It is officially college season and this is the time when high school seniors are working on college applications and looking for any and all ways to get money for tuition. Unfortunately, not all scholarships guarantee a full ride for college. However there is always the choice of a military scholarship...

DACA is Still a Thing

DACA is Still a Thing

Jessica Garcia, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

About 9 months into his presidency, Donald Trump has managed to repeatedly mortify many Hispanic families. Apart from the fact that he is still working on building his “border wall,” he has repealed DACA impacting many Hispanic members who were part of the program. The Deferred Action for Childhood...

Video Class Receives Grant

Video Class Receives Grant

Yesenia Pacheco, Feature Editor

November 3, 2017


Filed under News

Contemporary Video is a class that allows students to explore the world of film, from scriptwriting to editing. The class can be difficult for students, even more so without the proper equipment. Contemporary Video teacher Laura Stringer realized this problem and set out a plan of action to get the necessary...

Pac Rim, PACE, and CIC Offer Shadow Program for 8th Grade Students

Joy Rowden, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under News

With November approaching quickly, seniors at Poly are deciding where they would like to attend college. However, seniors are not the only ones choosing their next destination for their education– eighth graders across the LBUSD district are faced with the same dilemma. From October 16 to December...

Pink & Powerful

Pink & Powerful

David Moore, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under News

Cancer.  It’s something that has affected many American families.  From adolescence to adulthood, trauma from this disease can last a lifetime.  It can not only affect the individual, but the people within their lives.  It can create emotional scars, but can also bring families closer togeth...

Extreme Makeover: Poly Edition

Extreme Makeover: Poly Edition

Ashlyn Morgan, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under News

The back of Long Beach Poly is getting a brand new makeover beginning this school year. The track is being remodeled, and the bungalows are moving to make space for an outdoor pool. According to Poly track coach Crystal Irving the construction will start after the football season is over. The new...

Sophomores Attend Sexual Harassment Seminar

Joy Rowden, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under News, Slideshow

On Wednesday, September 20 PACRIM sophomores attended a sexual-harassment seminar in teacher Libby Huff’s classroom. PACRIM alumni Rodney Patterson was the guest speaker whose intention was to better educate students and to make them aware of the different types of “harassment.” Huff s...