High Life

In Response to “Why Does School Feel More Like Jail?”

Ray Porter, Poly CSO

April 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I have been reading the Poly High Life for over 32 years. I enjoy it, and more often than not I am impressed by the quality and content of the many articles that our awesome Poly students write. Even when I don’t agree with the content and substance of the article, I am still impressed. But in the...

The Meme is Dead

Koa Calloway, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

If you’ve spent any amount of time on the internet in the past two weeks, chances are you have seen him. His posture is unmistakable, and his voice even more so. The young man is dressed in a while shirt, red bow tie, blue jeans, and boots, with a rugged cowboy belt buckle to top it all off. More striking...

Are You Stressed?

Joy Rowden, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Are you stressed? Do you have anxiety? Are you in fear of something? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this article might be helpful to you. Anxiety is one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States, and nearly all of us experience it at some point, with or without a diagnosis....

This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Yesenia Pacheco, Feature Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

There have been some changes added to Poly this past month. Three of the girl’s restrooms now have sanitary napkin/tampon dispensaries. Yes, something we’ve actually needed for a long time; no more bringing an entire box from home, which is great for me. Living in a single dad household is great...

Can I Just Graduate Already?

Maria Yi, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Senioritis: I think it’s safe to say that most of us seniors suffer from this condition; making us sleep through first period and wait until the due date to even start an assignment. I know I’ve been slacking a lot this semester; I’ve shown up to school late everyday and I even turned in this article...

Stop Romanticizing Paedophilia!

Natale Roche, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Thanks to Instagram’s explore page, users are able to view content that they would not normally come across on their own feed. This content may spark emotions that range from happy and uplifting to weird and controversial. So when I came across a photo of a person getting a tattoo of the iconic image...

Fashion Week Overview

Ana Mejia, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I’m not the type of person to ever watch a fashion show, but when I heard about the Milan Fashion Week, I had to see it myself; via my phone screen, of course, because the show took place in Italy. The world’s top designers and brands showcased their Fall/Winter collections from February 21 through...

Fake Drake

Ella Christensen, Arts & Culture Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In 2016, the iconic Canadian rapper Drake released his fourth studio album, titled Views, with the top charting song “Hotline Bling” serving as the lead single. When the music video and the single were released in 2015, Drake witnessed some intense meme-age and publicity. The psychedelic neon lights...

Care Center in Jeopardy

Maria Yi, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Many of us Poly students have not been aware of one of the most important resources that we have here at Poly. The Care Center has helped many students through high school with any of the issues that they might have. Such as problems at school or at home And having someone who will listen if you just...

Research Before You Speak

Akira Johnson, News Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

“Wait, you’re vegan? Why?” Simple. Because I don’t want to be a part of the hurt and distress that animals have to endure for the human population’s selfish wants. “Don’t you miss bacon?” No I do not. I haven’t had meat of any kind in four years and I’ve survived so... “I bet you...

Stereotypes

Jessica Garcia, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The world we live in currently is riddled with stereotypes. Gender reveals are waiting around to see the color blue for boy or pink for girls and full of excitement. But why can’t it just be the other way around? Blue for girls and pink for guys. Sounds weird doesn’t it? For Pete’s sake we are...

Yet Another Example of Why People Don’t Take Modern Feminism Seriously

Joy Rowden, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Modern feminism has done it again, negatively impacting the lives of women. On January 31, 2018, Formula One, which is high-class single-seat auto racing, banned grid girls from its tradition. A grid girl is similar to a restaurant hostess. Their duties can comprise of holding umbrellas for drivers...