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High Life

Defend Net Neutrality

Serena Chea, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

We can all agree that the internet is a part of daily life. If you haven’t heard, Trump’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman, Ajit Pai, is trying to destroy Net Neutrality. Net Neutrality is our right to communicate freely through the internet. Service providers can’t speed up or...

Protect Planned Parenthood

Kennelly Khem, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I’ll get right to it, I support Planned Parenthood. Before I start laying down the logistics, here’s a fun fact: Planned Parenthood isn’t just abortions! Now you’re probably wondering, “Then what is it?” It’s actually a nonprofit organization that supplies reproductive and related health...

Holiday Consumerism

Natale Roche, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In the days leading up to Christmas, it is custom for people around the world to buy trees, send cards, and sell their souls for whatever mainstream gadget is on the market. Once all of the gifts are opened, the rest of the day is pretty anticlimactic. Are you a better person now that you have that designer...

Downsides to the Time Change

Jessica Garcia, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Being a sixteen year old girl, it is hard for me to go out at night and stay out past dark. During the summer, there is still light outside around 8 p.m. This whole time change does have major flaws and some advantages, although the advantages are more for some of us lazy peeps. Many of us, I know, struggle...

Recycling Should be a Priority at Poly

Antonio Jorgensen, Contributing Writer

December 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Recycling has become a big issue in the 21st century. Americans produce an average of 4.4 pounds of trash per person every day while the rest of the world produces only 2.6 pounds of trash per person. Out of the 254 million tons of trash produced by Americans in 2013, only 87 million tons were recycled....

Campus Food Delivery

Jeremiah Jones, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Many students here at Poly like to order food and have it delivered to the school for lunch. More of the freshmen and sophomores don’t know that students can’t order food. The fact is that students like to use Postmates, Uber eats, and Grubhub. I’ve noticed some things change since I’ve been...

Hollywood Perpetuating the Objectification of Women

Yesenia Pacheco, Feature Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Romantic comedies make men stupid. Picture your favorite rom-com. Guy meets girl, guy falls in love with girl, girl is either engaged, married, or just not interested. A normal, sane man would just accept this as a fact and move on, but a movie man won’t. A movie man will go to great lengths for...

Letter to the Editor: In Response to “Watch Yo Profamity”

Ray Porter, Poly CSO

November 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Jessica Garcia’s article “Watch Yo Profamity” from the October 5 High Life school newspaper was horrible. Not just her erroneous insight on the subject of “profanity”, but the overall wording of her article. When did it become ok to use profanity at any K-12 public school? When did it become...

Trying to Send Positive Vibes! :D

Jessica Garcia, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Just being a high school junior and having two long years still ahead of me makes me want to cry and throw my backpack in the trash and just saying “Forget this!” I am so sure that I am not the only one, but I am one of the few that at least try to get through it with a smile, not to judge anyone....

Tardy Pass Policy Delays Students

Julian Speed, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Have you ever had those days when you’ve been a little bit off schedule? Maybe your alarm was a little off, or you thought it was an even day when it’s actually an odd. Whatever the case may be, sometimes things don’t go according to plan. We’ve all had a bad day, it’s a part of being a teenager....

Gun Violence… Enough is Enough!

Anish Patel, Editor in Chief

November 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I recall where I was on October 1, 2017. It was another casual Sunday, the birds were chirping, and the sun’s rays sluggishly made their way over my bed. I had a headache from the night before (I had stayed up catching up on the new season of How to Get Away with Murder). I stayed in bed till around...

Strange Clock-Work

Jessica Garcia, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion

New school year, new everything. They say change is good, but that does not apply to everything people! So far this school year has started off on okay terms, as for the weather, not so much. Actually no, nothing has been as good as I thought it would be this year. Particularly this whole new bell schedule....