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Volunteers Clean-up Downtown Long Beach After Riots

Volunteers Clean-up Downtown Long Beach After Riots

Nick Eismann, Staff Photographer

June 1, 2020

On the night of May 31, citizens of Long Beach watched as rioters looted and destroyed countless stores in Downtown Long Beach and other areas of the city. The looting came after thousands of peaceful protesters marched down Broadway making their voice heard and joining the millions across the country...

How Covid-19 Affects Youth’s Mental Health

How Covid-19 Affects Youth's Mental Health

Briana Mendez-Padilla, Arts & Culture Editor

May 22, 2020

Mental health, though often stigmatized, has been an issue since before Covid 19 shifted our everyday lives. Now, as stay at home orders displace us from our work and school environments and our everyday routine, mental health continues to be a top issue, especially among young people.    Ac...

Celebrating HERstory!

Celebrating HERstory!

Briana Mendez-Padilla, Arts & Culture Editor

March 30, 2020

Happy Women's History Month! The High Life staff features some of the inspiring women they admire. Don't forget to celebrate the women in your life everyday!

Poly at MLK Day Parade

Poly at MLK Day Parade

Briana Mendez-Padilla, Arts and Culture Editor

January 29, 2020

On the third Monday of January (January 20 this year) we celebrate the birthday of African American Baptist minister and civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The legacy Dr. King has created transcends his life and death. He reaped the seeds of change that we benefit from today. His teachings...

Daisy Lane Parade

Daisy Lane Parade

December 20, 2019

LB Poly’s Marching Band, colorguard and JROTC participated in the Daisy Lane Parade on December 14.

PAAL Hosts “Lost in Art”

PAAL Hosts “Lost in Art”

Briana Mendez-Padilla, Arts & Culture Editor

December 20, 2019

On November 6 Poly Academy of Achievers and Leaders (PAAL) hosted its second annual art showcase event featuring artists from Poly and PAAL. The stage never failed to have a presence, as spoken word artists, rappers, singers and dancers all came together to ensure entertainment was always provided. While...

Holly Jolly Poly Christmas: Holiday Project

LB Poly began the holiday season with its annual Holiday Project on December 7. The ASB sponsored event also featured student volunteers from Female Leadership Academy, Model UN, and LEIA club. Families from the community surrounding Poly were able to enjoy Christmas music and refreshments as well as partake in workshops such as choosing their own books to take home and making reindeer antlers headbands. Each child was given a “passport” to get stamped at each workshop which would later be exchanged for a toy at Santa’s Workshop. Performances by Poly’s cheer team and choir helped get attendees in the Christmas spirit and children and adults alike were able to enjoy a holly jolly Saturday.

Briana Mendez-Padilla, Arts and Culture Editor

December 20, 2019

LB Poly began the holiday season with its annual Holiday Project on December 7. The ASB sponsored event also featured student volunteers from Female Leadership Academy, Model UN, and LEIA club. Families from the community surrounding Poly were able to enjoy Christmas music and refreshments as well as...

Dancers Bust a Move (Photo Gallery)

Dancers Bust a Move (Photo Gallery)

Nick Eismann, Contributing Photographer

December 6, 2019

On November 7th, Poly’s dance program held their annual winter dance show at the Andrew Osman Performing Arts Center. Featuring choreographies by Cynthia Negrete, the event showcased performances from Poly’s Dance Team as well as Negrete’s dance classes.   Photos by Nick Eismann, Co...

“She Kills Monsters” Killing it at the Poly Playhouse

“She Kills Monsters”  Killing it at the Poly Playhouse

Briana Mendez-Padilla, Arts & Culture Editor

December 6, 2019

On November 14, 15, and 16 the Poly Playhouse presented their play “She Kills Monsters.” An action packed comedy which still managed to touch upon serious subjects, “She Kills Monsters” is a breath of fresh air amidst a stressful college season. The play, put on by Mrs. Bon’s Play Production...

Choice Night

Choice Night

Briana Mendez-Padilla, Photographer

December 6, 2019

Poly pathways, sports, and clubs showed off their accomplishments so far in the year for potential incoming freshman on Wednesday, November 20 at Poly.

Poly Hosts “The President’s Own” Marine Band

Poly Hosts “The President’s Own” Marine Band

Nick Eismann, Contributing Photographer

November 6, 2019

On October 24 “The President’s Own” Marine Band performed in the Andrew Osman Performing Arts Center here at Poly. The United States Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization.