High Life

Ready for the Real World?

Liz Rico, News Editor

June 14, 2019

This week, I and many other seniors will be given a diploma and moving on into whatever kind of life we want to live. It is up to us to determine if we will continue education, have jobs, or just do nothing. I’ve been waiting for the moment to finally graduate and have my life set. But as...

Prom Dress Season

Syanne Patton, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

On April 14, Rachel Suojanen, the 1-2 Japanese teacher, hosted a Prom dress giveaway called the Prom Dress Boutique at the Jewish Foundation in Long Beach. Students in Long Beach are given an opportunity to get a prom dress and other things that are in need of prom material. The Boutique is designed...

Banker Blues

Banker Blues

Tom Morel, Contributing Writer

March 22, 2019

With the AP test payment storm now complete, many Poly students have now interacted with the new banker, Lynne Amyx. For the past few years, Poly students have faced what seems like an ever-changing banker and system. It has confused many students and done little to assuage potential concerns about...

2019 C-SPAN Competition

Liz Rico, News Editor

March 22, 2019

The 2019 Student Documentary Competition, C-Span’s StudentCam winners have been announced! Poly had four winning teams this year for the cable news channel’s StudentCam Competition. One out of the four teams earned the 2nd Prize, which is highest award Poly’s ever received compared to previous...

Microsoft Welcomes Minority Students!

Microsoft Welcomes Minority Students!

Eliana Jimenez

March 22, 2019

Polytechnic High School was cordially invited to attend Microsoft’s annual Minority student day. This is the second year it is held in Southern California, but worldwide has been an event for 29 years. According to Microsoft’s Diversity and Inclusion Blog, 4.1% of workers are African American,...

College Courses for High School Students

Jailyn Lewis, News Editor

March 22, 2019

High school students taking college courses has become increasingly popular in the last few years as many high schools have been offering free opportunities to attend classes. Taking colleges classes as a high school student prepares students for actual college classes and it looks really good on...

No More Waiting in Line; Pay for AP Tests Online

John Dy, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019

For the first time, students at Poly will have the option of paying online for their AP tests online. With the high number of students taking AP classes here at Poly, the line for the school banker gets longer and longer the closer we get to AP payment deadlines. Those who have taken APs before know...

Consuming Meat is Bring in the Heat

Liz Rico, News Editor

March 4, 2019

Currently the Social Work and Advocacy in Action classes that Michael Gray teaches are working on something big. The reducing of meat consumption, in order to make our environment in better living conditions for the future. What exactly is it that students do in the Social Work and Advocacy in Action...

Is This Weather Ok?

Monica Grubbs, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019

El Nino has officially arrived, according to National Weather Service, switching the usual warm weather to rainy and cold weather. El Nino is the shift of weather patterns and winds that bring warm oceans and much rain to the Pacific Ocean. This weather is unusual and hated by most Southern Californians. This...

Model United Nations, Take Flight!

Ab Tudayan, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019

Poly’s Model United Nations club and elective hosted by Mr.Gologily accompanied 30 students from February 8th - 10th to Boston, Massachusetts to participate in a simulated United Nations meetings. The prestigious model united nations event was hosted by Boston University coined, “BosMUN,...

MOLAA for the Peers

High Life Staff

February 13, 2019

Students from Intensive Studies program attended a free tour and workshop at the Molaa as part of their community based instruction course. Thanks to the generous donations from donors at the Gala in October, Molaa is able to offer free educational programs. Students took the public Long Beach transfit...

Funds for Film

Yesenia Pacheco, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2019

Contemporary video teacher, Laura Stringer has been attempting to make her video class more advanced in order to help her students create and produce the best quality films. Doing this has been proven to be a challenge, as throughout the three years of her teaching this class she has moved rooms twice...