High Life

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


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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


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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...

Letter to the Graduating Class

Morgan Luke, News Editor

June 8, 2017


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Dear graduating Jackrabbits, It is finally here, the day we never thought would come. Graduation is just around the corner. Excuse me, life is just around the corner. After four years of no sleep, terribly crowded parties, and being surrounded by annoying and immature people and teachers you ha...

Poly Students get the Chance to Visit Europe this Summer

Poly Students get the Chance to Visit Europe this Summer

Izzie Hallock, Staff Writer

June 8, 2017


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As the year is coming to a close, summer vacation is already being planned out and organized for certain students taking French and German. Poly is fortunate enough to have multiple language departments embarking on cultural trips to allow students to embrace the language they have studied during their...

Class Eliminations Expected In the Fall

Ana Mejia, Staff Writer

June 8, 2017


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Home economics, creative writing, Black history, marine biology, foods and nutrition, and film analysis are all offered as electives and available to all students, but next year that will all change. These classes are a versatile group that teach students a unique set of skills.  Although Poly does...

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Zoe Adler, Editor in Chief

April 6, 2017


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“In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,” said Benjamin Franklin. And while many people are afraid of death, almost every American is afraid of the IRS (Internal Revenue Service). Through the Long Beach Financial Assistance Center (LBFAC), Economics teacher and si...

Poly Students Participate in C-SPAN Documentary Competition

Poly Students Participate in C-SPAN Documentary Competition

Ana Mejia, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017


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This year many of our Poly freshmen participated in the StudentCam 2017 competition. After long hours of researching, interviews, downloads, and editing many students who submitted their films were awarded for all of their hard work. StudentCam, an annual competition of video documentaries, was started...

Poly’s JROTC Competition

Poly’s JROTC Competition

Jessica Garcia, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017


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On Saturday, March 18, from 7 A.M. - 3 P.M. Poly’s first Battalion Army JROTC program, a leadership program whose mission is, had their annual Army Navy Competition against Cabrillo and Lakewood on our school’s campus both have a Marine and Navy junior JROTC. The schools compete in sit-ups and push-ups,...

Intercultural Week

Intercultural Week

Sarah Lindell, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017


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The Intercultural Fair is a long-standing Poly tradition. The fair follows a week filled with dress up days and fun activities. This year’s theme is “Poly Meets World.” Activities Director My Nyoc Nguyen described the theme, “It’s appropriate because we’re talking about cultural appreciation,...

International News Tidbits

Oluchi Ofoebgu, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017


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20 Ghanainans Die After a Freak Accident     In a popular waterfall spot in Kintampo, Ghana a tree fell over during a storm and killed those swimming in the water. About 20 Ghanians were killed, most of them being students and many more were injured. Kintempo is in the Brong-Ahafo region of Ghana. The...

Today Small Learning Communities, Tomorrow Pathways

Chantera Walton, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017


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      The buzz around campus is that the district has changed what used to be Small Learning Communities (SLCs): METS, BEACH, JUSTICE, CIC, Pacrim, MEDS and PACE into what will be called Pathways. Many students go into great detail describing their displeasure with the n...

R-Word Gets Re-evaluated

R-Word Gets Re-evaluated

Izzie Hallock, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017


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Currently, Poly’s intensive studies program and Best Buddies club are making changes to the terminology and protesting against current government policies in special education. Tonia Schwichtenberg, an intensive studies teacher, explained that the new Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos, has revea...