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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...

Tree Planting

Ab Tudayan, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


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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


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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...

Letter to The Editor: Mr. Puth Speaks Out About Grad Night

Letter to The Editor:  Mr. Puth Speaks Out About Grad Night

Vincent Puth, Poly High School Activities Director

October 31, 2018


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All In Press Dear High Life Editors and Jackrabbit Class of 2019, Thank you for expressing your frustration regarding Grad Night (“Goodbye Disney, Hello Universal” published October 15), giving voice to you and your peers. Let me first state that Grad Night has traditionally been a parent-le...

The AP Room is Now Open

The AP Room is Now Open

Ana Mejia, Feature Editor

October 31, 2018


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This year Jason West, the new AP Coordinator for Poly High School has turned Room 132 into a study lounge for any student who is currently enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement class. This lounge was inspired by a coffee shop as a place where AP student can receive tutoring, study in group,...

Poly North: From a Counselors Perspective

Alicia Perez and Syanne Patton

October 31, 2018


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Poly North is an opportunity for sophomores to gain experience in the woods that will dramatically change their lives forever. The origin of Poly North started 4 decades ago. It is focused on supporting the students on a more personal level. Anyone can say that the activities, for instance, the mountain...