High Life

Prom 2019: Time to Shine!

Prom 2019: Time to Shine!

Liz Rico, News Editor

June 14, 2019

Sunday May 26 at 7:00 PM at the Hotel Maya was where the class of 2019s prom was held. At the event there was food, games, caricature, henna, karaoke, photo booth and multiple dance rooms. The weather was not as cooperative before prom, as it was raining. Multiple girls were either holding their dresses...

Auditorium To Be Renamed For Retiring Music Teacher Andy Osman

Auditorium To Be Renamed For Retiring Music Teacher Andy Osman

Tom Morel, Contributing Writer

June 14, 2019

Some people leave an indelible mark on everyone around them. Poly Instrumental Music Teacher Andrew Osman is one of them. Over a month ago, Osman was diagnosed with advanced stage pancreatic cancer and retired immediately to begin treatment. In his absence he left a music program in good order but...

This Is A School, Not A Trash Can!

Alicia Perez, Opinion News Editor

March 22, 2019

There I am, walking, minding my own business and suddenly I feel the crunch under my feet. I look down and see crushed up goldfish on the ground. My eyes then move to scan the floor around me. Spilled hot chocolate and empty Gatorade bottles everywhere. Someone actually smashed their lunch against the w...

Go For Gold

Yesenia Pacheco, Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2019

With graduation vastly approaching, seniors and their parents are starting to plan out their celebrations. It might even feel as if some parents are more excited than their student. The pressure to meet your parents expectations is, I assume a life-long struggle. I am not yet prepared for the anxie...

Just Becuase It’s Called High School, Doesn’t Mean You Can Get High!

John-Henry Dy, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019

You do three things in the restroom: you take care of your bodily business, wash your hands, and get out. Occasionally, maybe you check yourself out in the mirror and fix your hair, but that is about it. These are basic, common needs that everyone has to take care of regularly, and thankfully, we have restroo...

Is Poly Woke Enough?

Eliana Jimenez, Staff Writers

January 24, 2019

Poly is known as one of the most diverse schools in Long Beach, but are we really living up to that reputation? Diversity is what makes this school one of a kind the main reason why I am proud to be a jackrabbit. Throughout my experience at Poly one thing I have noticed is the decrease in participatio...

Why Should Job Companies Hire Teens?

Syanne Patton

October 2, 2018

Teenagers are needing jobs, but there is controversy about allowing student teens to get hired. The problem is, the working force isn’t as friendly as we think. In reality business and companies want profit,which means they don’t want to spend money on an extra paycheck. Teens are willing to multitask ...

Freshman Blues

Teresa Dee Kim

October 2, 2018

The first week as a freshman was terrible. I dislike it...very much. I had so much expectations for high school and maybe it’s too early in the school year to judge, but for now, it sucks. I had so many family members that said “High school will be the highlight of your life,” but it doesn’t ...

What High Schoolers Are Really Wearing

What High Schoolers Are Really Wearing

Ella Christensen, Arts & Culture Editor

February 9, 2018

Often, the clothing that a typical high schooler chooses to wear is a broader statement of their personality. Being able to personify oneself nonverbally is ideal for the antisocial community of teenagers that overwhelms a school campus. Thrifting has always been an extremely popular way to obtain fashionable...

The Everyday Stresses of Being in High School

Rebecca Lopez, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017

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,...

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

“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...

Raise a Glass to Reza

Johnny Thai, Staff Writer

March 24, 2016

Today, Thursday, March 24, is the last day that College Adviser Max Reza will be working at Long Beach Polytechnic High School. He has been working with students at Poly since September 2014, focusing on college applications and financial aid. His departure is a major loss for the Poly community.   Johnny Thai: What made you want to take this position...