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Polytechnic Events

Yesenia Pacheco and Sarah Lindell

March 9, 2017


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What you may have missed recently-   Wednesday, March 1 - Zero Discrimination Day Friday, March 3 - World Wildlife Day Wednesday, March 8 - International Women's Day The City of Long Beach hosted a tree planting at Hamilton Middle School on February 25. A grant from the Port of Long...

METS Ceremony Dispute

Chantera Walton, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017


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Tuesday, February 28, in digital art and imaging teacher Erika Sands’ room, METS students who received a 3.0 and higher GPA were given a “pizza coupon,” which qualified them for a slice of pizza and a soda. Some students were concerned about the fact that they only received a slice of pizza and...

International News Tidbits

Oluchi Ofoebgu, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017


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Republican Health Care Bill Introduced  This week, Republicans plan to release their bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. AshLee Strong, a representative for Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, said, “We are now at the culmination of a years-long process to keep our pr...

Mathletes Take the Pi(e)

Mathletes Take the Pi(e)

Henry Mattson, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017


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On Wednesday, March 1, Poly’s cafeteria hosted the Bay Math League’s first of four annual competitions. “It’s a big deal,” says calculus teacher and coach of the Poly Math Team, Pam Amici. “There are schools from all over California coming here.” There are twelve schools with teams in...

Pennies for Patients Providing Incentive for Students

Ana Mejia, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017


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Cancer is one of the most common diseases and comes in many forms. Leukemia is a cancer of blood-forming tissues, hindering the body’s ability to fight infection. Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system. Myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells. All of these require medical diagnoses, and are only...

Wellness Week at Poly

Brandon Hipp, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017


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Khmer Girls in Action is sponsoring Poly’s fourth annual Wellness Week from February 27 to March 3. On Monday, February 27, the Wellness Week starts off with the Women’s Self Defense at the teacher’s’ lounge from 3 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. Tuesday will be featuring a de-stress and healing also at the...

Cool Kids at Poly

Jordyn Saunders, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017


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On Saturday, February 11, ABC7 held a luncheon honoring about twenty-seven students for its Cool Kids segment. They were gathered together to be awarded for being helpful and inspirational in their communities. Among these students was Poly sophomore Heinglee Va, who was nominated by his aunt. For...

Auditorium Using Hofstadter Approach

Auditorium Using Hofstadter Approach

Henry Mattson, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017


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More than half of Poly’s students go completely unaware of one of Poly’s most distinctive features: the auditorium, which has been closed for so long now that it goes completely unnoticed by the student body. Rumors seem to crop up every few months about when it will be finished, though according...

International News Tidbits

International News Tidbits

February 23, 2017


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Trump to Remove Protections for Transgender Students President Trump could issue new guidelines as early as Wednesday to rescind anti-discrimination protections for transgender students, overruling his education secretary who had pushed to keep them in place. “I would expect further guidance to com...

Child Prostitution Is Still A No

Oluchi Ofoebgbu, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


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Many news articles have come out recently stating that child prostitution has been legalized in California. This is because Governor Edmund Gerald “Jerry” Brown, Jr. signed into law SB-1322 (Senate Bill No. 1322) on September 26, 2016. This bill changed the way prostitution would be treated for minors....

No Environmental Justice, No Peace

Michelle Casian, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


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My fellow People of Color are going through a struggle everyday, either it’s discrimination for the pigment of our skin, our culture, or our simple morals in life. When I think of the definition of environmental injustice, I automatically think of low income, impoverished communities, a variety of...

Kake Hashi Exchange Program at Poly

Kake Hashi Exchange Program at Poly

Morgan Luke and Max Noble

February 9, 2017


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From February 2 through the 4, some of Poly’s own got a chance to host students from Akita, Japan, and got the opportunity to expose the exchange students to the campus and southern California. During their journey, they got a glimpse into the best, and the worst, of American culture, experiencing...