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High Life

College Ready?

Ana Mejia, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

One of Poly’s specialties, besides sports, is academics and preparing students for the future. The College and Career Center is in room 801, and all students are welcome any day of the week. Career Center Supervisor Sylvia Womack is there to help students in all areas from looking for jobs and internships...

Calling All Engineers

Calling All Engineers

Rebecca Lopez, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under News

The robotics competition is a club that meets in room 809, Mrs. Echerri’s class. The students meet every Friday during lunch. There is no need for experience. However, the club does involve different committees, so there are many aspects to work on. The club welcomes all grade levels and all academies. Although...

What in the World?!?

What in the World?!?

Izzie Hallock, News Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under News

Saturday, September 23- The World The end of humanity on Earth did not come to an end like research scientist David Meade said it would. Tuesday, September 26- Saudi Arabia The Saudi Foreign ministry announced that women over 18 years old will be able to drive this June 2018. Thursday, September 28- Ba...

The Parking Fiasco

The Parking Fiasco

Kennelly Khem, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Poly’s baseball parking lot underwent a much needed makeover during the summer. The district’s call for this remodel was long overdue, according to assistant Activities Director Virginia Agredano-Perez, who stated that she couldn’t recall the last time the lot was worked on. The renovation included...

Time for City Corps

Jessica Garcia, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under News

JROTC is preparing to start off strong this year with their City Corps competition coming up on October 4 at Cabrillo High School. City Corps is an event between four schools: Lakewood, Paramount, Cabrillo, and Long Beach Poly. At the event, the top four cadets will be interviewed by all the instructors...

Recycle Now!

Recycle Now!

Izzie Hallock, News Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under News

Facts are important, extremely important. When Intensive Studies teacher Tonia Schwichtenberg voiced the controversy surrounding Poly’s recycling program, it was apparent that there were many misunderstandings. During certain periods of the day, students with intellectual disabilities can be seen...

What in the World???

September 21, 2017


Filed under News

  Record-Breaking Earthquakes   Hurricane Harvey and Irma have been all the talk in the United States press and media. Still today, residents of Florida and Texas are losing everything because of the natural disasters. However, Mexico has been dealing with two of its most destructive ...

Who Cares? Poly Peer Counselors Cares

Ashlyn Morgan, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under News

Do you ever feel like you need to talk to someone about something that’s bothering you or you just want to get it off your chest? Poly has a place where students can do exactly that, and it is called the CARE Center in room 205. Mr. Gray is the counselor, and the hours are from 7:30 AM to 1 PM Monday...

Hit the Books at the Michelle Obama Public Library

Hit the Books at the Michelle Obama Public Library

Joy Rowden, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The Michelle Obama Library celebrated its one-year anniversary on September 10th, 2017. The library is about 5.2 miles away down Atlantic Street from Poly. Ana Villalpando has been an assistant librarian at the Michelle Obama Library for over a year. She makes sure that “patrons have a satisfying...

Blood Drive Success

Chantera Walton, Staff Writer

June 8, 2017


Filed under News

On Thursday, June 1, Student Commission helped host this semester’s blood drives in Poly’s big gym. The blood donated went to Cedars-Sinai blood donor services for people in need of blood in hospitals. To be a donor, students needed to be 16 years old and 135 pounds or more with a signed consent...