High Life

The Death of Mainstream Rock

Madeline Milton, Gallery Editor

December 20, 2019

While the rock music genre may be alive and well today, its existence on the charts has all but become extinct. With bands like the Jonas Brothers and Ariana Grande topping the charts as of 2019, it is evident that rock has been occupying less and less spots on the charts. Not only that, but most of...

Goodbye 2019

Jailyn Lewis, Opinion Editor

December 20, 2019

I know at the end of the year we say, “this was the worst year ever,” but… 2019 was literally the worst year ever. I don’t know if it’s because I got older and I have more responsibilities and I am much more aware of how much the world hates me… but my goodness. I won’t do an entire recap...

TikTok at All Hours of the Clock

Melissa De La Cruz, Feature Editor

December 6, 2019

With over 33 million downloads, TikTok has become a very popular media platform that has risen to the top. Although many people may say that it’s a cringey app, I think otherwise. Well at first I didn’t actually. I once found myself among the several people who would claim themselves to be against...

Not Home for the Holidays

Chansothata Thon, Feature Editor

December 6, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving! Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Happy New Years! Happy to be home for the holidays! But wait…. instead of being able to be reunited with loved ones people are faced with deportation. Wow what a Christmas miracle! If you couldn’t tell, I was being ironic. Unfortunately, not everyone is ...

The Truth About Thanksgiving

Madeline Milton, Arts and Culture Editor

December 6, 2019

Most of us have heard the story of the pilgrims as kids. As we have been told, the pilgrims were immigrants from England who traveled to America seeking religious freedom. An English-speaking Native American named Squanto helped the pilgrims find food and learn how to use the land so they could survive...

Royal vs. Jokers

Paloma Murillo, News Editor

December 6, 2019

The rally stage. The infamous rally stage that houses the butts of seniors during lunch and nutrition, is indeed the throne to kings and queens: seniors, the rulers of the kingdom we call Long Beach Polytechnic High School. The little, itty-bitty specks we call “freshman” perhaps would be named as “t...

Missing the Class of 2019

Melissa De La Cruz, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

If it hasn’t been said already, then I’ll be the first to say it: this school year is extremely different compared to last year. However, one thing that has especially impacted me has been the absence of alumni. It is uncertain how I got so close to them, but I know for a fact that it is definit...

13 Reasons (More or Less) Why Season Three is Different

Jailyn Lewis, Opinion Editor

October 11, 2019

The Netflix drama, 13 Reasons Why, was released in late August of this year. Season two ended with the aftermath of Tyler’s school shooting attempt, and season three picked up after the incident eight months later. While the two previous seasons focused on the main character of the show, Hannah, season...

Oh, Strap!

Oh, Strap!

Paloma Murillo, News Editor

October 10, 2019

The Problem With PE

The Problem With PE

Madeline Milton, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

As obesity rates in the U.S. are rising, it is important that we exercise. As teenagers are constantly undergoing stress and life changes, exercise is extremely beneficial and should be encouraged. Harvard Health Publishing said in an article that exercise releases feel-good endorphins in the brain that im...

Food Fight

Reymar Santos, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

As a student, I recognize the amount of food wasted during lunch and nutrition; some food is just left on school benches. What if the food was better? How much food will be conserved and not thrown away or half-eaten? I think we should look into fresh and better meals for students and faculty alike....