High Life

How Covid-19 Affects Youth’s Mental Health

How Covid-19 Affects Youth's Mental Health

Briana Mendez-Padilla, Arts & Culture Editor

May 22, 2020

Mental health, though often stigmatized, has been an issue since before Covid 19 shifted our everyday lives. Now, as stay at home orders displace us from our work and school environments and our everyday routine, mental health continues to be a top issue, especially among young people.    Ac...

Why I’m glad schools are closed

Madeline Milton, Gallery Editor

April 6, 2020

I was sitting in my TA period when it was first announced that schools would be closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Needless to say, there was a range of mixed feelings with my classmates; some excited, some upset, some afraid how it would affect the school year. Although I was a little anxious about...

Sweetheart Gifts

Melissa De La Cruz, Feature Page Editor

February 18, 2020

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, several couples are beginning to prepare their gifts for their significant others as a form of appreciation Chocolate- make your partner’s day the sweetest on this day of love. Be it a heart-shaped box of chocolates or their favorite chocolate, g...

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

Photo By Liz Rico

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...