High Life

No More Waiting in Line; Pay for AP Tests Online

John Dy, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Let’s Have that Speech!

Syanne Patton, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


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On January 25, Poly’s speech and debate team competed in the Spring Debate Competition. At this competition, sophomore Dana Kriebel and freshman Inanna Khanas made debates regarding three topics. The topics covered: the ethics of responsible gun ownership laws, birthright citizenships, and the Paw...

Shooting at Torrance

Syanne Patton, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019


Filed under Uncategorized

On January 5 at Gable Bowl House, three people were shot dead and four were left injured. The victims of the shooting were all in their twenties. One allegedly was trying to stop the fight that caused the commotion. This all broke out because of a fight between fathers at a family gathering. At the bowling...

The World is Ending?

Liz Rico, News Editor

January 24, 2019


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As of recently the focus on climate disruption is almost non-existent or ignored. President Donald Trump has also stated it as something he does not “believe in”. With even the President not even showing an interest in this, is concerning, as this situation seems to only get worse. According to...

Students Honored With Breakfast!

Liz Rico, News Editor

January 24, 2019


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As of this year, Student of the Month has been created in order to recognize students on a broader scale and on a more personal note. Teachers are able to nominate students through a letter for each month and 2 students are selected in each pathway. For the month of January, on Friday 18th at exactly...

The Government is Going Down

Syanne Patton, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019


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The government shutdown! What does that mean? The government facilities has suspended their service due to an executive order given by the president. This means services like passport distribution, tax refunds, financial aid, and social security services are no longer running. This by far has been the...

The King Reigns Over a New Empire

The King Reigns Over a New Empire

Ab Tudayan, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As the gates open for another National Basketball Association (NBA) season, debatably one of the best basketball players on the earth, LeBron James (LBJ), enters a new team: the Los Angeles Lakers. Why is this so important? Well it’s LEBRON FREAKING JAMES. The 3× NBA champion, 3× N...