High Life

Hair Discrimination

Chaslin Daniel, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

For some, hair is definitely a sensitive topic because essentially, it is a representation of who we are. What’s the first thing you notice about somebody besides their face? Most likely their hair. We all choose to wear our hair how we want but why is it that many black girls are ridiculed for their hai...

Is It Time to Bring Down the Patriarchy?

Paloma Murillo, News Editor

February 18, 2020

Since the beginning of civilization in Mesopotamia, lives of women have been controlled by men. Women were denied many of the rights that men had, such as an education, but were expected to serve husbands and fathers.  The voice of oppressed women was not loud enough for men in power to hear until Mar...

Futurama Appreciation

Jailyn Lewis, Opinion Editor

February 18, 2020

For weeks, I’ve been binge-watching Futurama and as I come closer and closer to the end of the show, I have made my final decision: Futurama is indeed the best cartoon ever. With it’s first episode airing on March 28th, 1999 (my birthday, another reason why it’s the best), Futurama has release...

High-Five Fridays Frighten Introverts

Briana Mendez-Padilla, Arts and Culture Editor

February 18, 2020

  As an introvert, there is nothing more terrifying than to see a group of bubbly people standing in line on a Friday morning with their hands ready to give you a high five.    Yet this is exactly the view each Friday morning at Poly’s main gate. Teachers and staff from around campus partake in “High Five ...

The Life of An Office Aide

Alexander Phouma, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

Everyday in school you see an office aide walk into your class and I’m pretty sure you think it’s probably one of the most fun classes you can take on campus, but that may not be the case. Don’t get me wrong being an office aide does have its perks, walking around school to kill time, just chill...

Australian Fires a Call to Action

Australian Fires a Call to Action

Chansothata Thon, Feature Editor

January 29, 2020

We can not continue this way. This is not normal. The catastrophic fires raging within Australia’s forests are not normal. The one billion animals dead and eight thousand dead koalas is not normal. As a result of us being Americans, the situation seems far away to us. Justifiably, we are not confr...

Iran vs. America

Sebastian Lebario, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

The two countries have been feuding since the 1980’s after there were disagreements from the 1979 Iranian Revolution. But when the U.S had an embargo on trade with Iran in 1995, things got very serious and possibly close to an outbreak of wars. In 2015, the United States led successful negotiations for a ...

World War 3 LOLs

Reymar Santos, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

“2020 is going to be my year!” World in 2020: Brink of WW3, Australian wildfires, no girlfriend, living in Grandfather’s old shack. ***** The government is drafting kids because they know all the games of Call of Duty paid off their training. ***** Iran thinking it’s all fun and games until kids...

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 ...