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...

Wellness? Check.

Liz Rico, News Editor

March 22, 2019

Wellness Week took place between the dates of March 4-8. The purpose behind it is to promote a full week of teen health and wellness, alongside with celebrating Women’s Day. Throughout the week there were daily lunch activities, arts, and games, as advertised on the flyer passed out to students. Majority...

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...

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...

Let’s Have that Speech!

Syanne Patton, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019

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...

Tree Planting

Ab Tudayan, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019

On January 26, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM Poly’s Reserve Officer Training Course (R.O.T.C) participated in Operation Jumpstart’s Beautification Project by planting sycamore tree seeds in the neighborhood of Alamitos Beach Senior Center. The beautification project took place along the Long Beach Senior...

Shooting at Torrance

Syanne Patton, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019

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

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

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

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

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...