High Life

The Bachelor: Season Finale

The Bachelor: Season Finale

Elaina Miskiel, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

On March 13, the Bachelor Nation eagerly awaited who Nick chose to give his final rose to and if he was going to propose. We were all hopeful that Nick would FINALLY find love on his fourth go around on reality TV. The finale was shown live when it was actually filmed a while ago, so whoever was actually...

Modern Feminism is Overrated

March 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Okay, so before people start chasing me with pitchforks and sticks of fire, let’s set something straight: I am not an anti-feminist and I don’t hate women; I love women and love being a woman. I am very much for women’s rights. People assume that every woman needs to be a feminist, and that those...

Nasty Couples are Nasty

Nasty Couples are Nasty

Sarah Lindell and Jessica Garcia

March 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Let’s get one thing straight. When I’m walking to class, the last thing I want to see is some nasty couple making out in the hallway. I’m not one to shy away from PDA, but when I can see your tongue in someone else’s mouth, you have taken it too far. Have some self-respect. You want to to be...

The Everyday Stresses of Being in High School

Rebecca Lopez, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Yes, teenagers experience stress. We as teenagers know that it is not easy being a teen.     As high school students, there can be various reason why we have stress, especially because we are also so close to adulthood. We cannot always control everything ourselves. If a person is feeling stressed,...

Black History Month

Black History Month

Oluchi Ofoebgu, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I remember in middle school and elementary school when we used to spend time in February learning about important Black Americans and their impacts in American innovation, culture and society. I never realized that we would no longer discuss any of this once we “promoted”  to high school. The only...

The Bachelor: The Pros and Cons of Corinne

The Bachelor: The Pros and Cons of Corinne

Izzie Hallock and Elaina Miskiel

February 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Pro: This season of The Bachelor features Nick Viall, age 36, who has been on two seasons of the Bachelorette - twice as a runner up (how unfortunate) -  and a contestant of 2016’s Bachelor in Paradise. Now Nick is ready to find love as the Bachelor. But this is only the beginning. The first episod...

Everyone Deserves Respect, Including Our Teachers

Everyone Deserves Respect, Including Our Teachers

Rebecca Lopez, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Sadly, the reality nowadays is that many students do not have much respect for teachers. Since the day I entered middle school, I witnessed many students who came to class calling their teachers some derogatory terms and talking back for no reason. Talking back to a teacher doesn’t make a person look...

Dear D.J.T., It’s Time We Have the Talk

Sarah Lindell, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Can we talk about Donald Trump’s hair? What he thinks is soft corn silk actually looks like a bleached animal died on his head. For a person with an ego bigger than his towers, you would think he would be concerned with his appearance. He spends all day watching TV, monitoring what people think of...

Zoe’s Recent Rants

Zoe Adler, Editor in Chief

February 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion

There are 365 days in a year, multiply that by four, add one, and 1461 is the number of days I will be a legal, voting adult with Donald Trump as my president. That’s fine, because he legally won, thanks to the electoral college, but it’s not fair, because I didn’t vote. And it’s not that I chose...

I Hate High School Couples and You Should Too

I Hate High School Couples and You Should Too

jordyn Saunder, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion

“Oh my God I have like the best boyfriend ever! He’s so romantic!” Who. The Hell. Cares? Stop bragging about your boyfriend, you both are so irrelevant. What? You think you’re something special because he took you to Denny’s and you guys saw a movie? Sweetie, that is not romance, he is just...

Teachers Diss Ditch Day

Jessica Alcala, staff Writer

April 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion

This year, Senior Ditch Day was on Wednesday, April 20th. Senior Ditch Day is an unofficial annual holiday for seniors to take a break and celebrate all the hard work they have done in their soon-ending high school careers. Although half of the teachers at Poly were expecting to have empty chairs in...

Who Needs TV Anyway?

Who Needs TV Anyway?

Zoe Adler, Opinion Editor

April 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I am seventeen years old and I have never lived with a functional television set. But six months ago, my family bought a gorgeous flat screen and installed it on the wall in our living room. Most people, when they heard I did not have a TV, were shocked. Living without a magical box in the 21st century...