High Life

New Dog in Town

Zion is in the festive Halloween spirit.

Kelly Rodriguez, Staff Writer

October 15, 2020

This is Zion, my dog. The small dog is my sister’s dog, named King. We are going to talk about King first. We got King when he was two weeks old. My mom got him from my grampa for $50. We have had him for two years now. He´s really smart and we don´t have to put a leash on him. Also, we never ...

My New Normal: Kelly Rodriguez

Kelly Rodriguez, Staff Writer

October 2, 2020

When I first wake up I get my Chromebook to start my first period without getting ready. Sometimes I sleep in my class or watch youtube when my teachers are not talking or when I am done with my work. My son (dog) always wants to play while I’m in class so I go outside with him while I'm in class and...

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...

Celebrating HERstory!

Celebrating HERstory!

Briana Mendez-Padilla, Arts & Culture Editor

March 30, 2020

Happy Women's History Month! The High Life staff features some of the inspiring women they admire. Don't forget to celebrate the women in your life everyday!

Hairspray! Feb 20-22

Hairspray! Feb 20-22

Madeline Milton, Gallery Editor

February 18, 2020

The Poly Theater Department is opening Hairspray on February 20 in the Andrew Osman Performing Arts Center. Auditions were held for all Poly students the last three days before Thanksgiving break in 2019, and the chosen cast has been working hard the past three months for this production. Hairspray...

Onision and Chris Hansen

Chansochata Thon, Feature Editor

February 18, 2020

Youtube has been trying to enforce regulations to keep viewers safe from creators. But, what happens when Youtube fails to create safety measures fast enough? YouTube creators have been abusing their platform for their gains-- whether it’s to make more money or for their selfish needs. Logan Paul demonstrated...

“Sex Education”

Zinia Francis, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

Last year in January a show on Netflix was released called Sex Education. The show is about a socially awkward high school student, Otis, who has no experience in “making love” but is advanced in the knowledge of the subject because his invasive mother, Jean, is a sex therapist. Otis is uncomfortable...

“Yummy” more like “Yucky”

Madeline Milton, Gallery Editor

January 29, 2020

It’s 2020: the start of a new decade, new year, and a new generation of pop culture. I would’ve liked to think, given how many decent popular albums that were coming out as the previous decade was coming to a close, that we would start this year off with a bang - have a second “roaring 20s”...

“Hiccups”, a Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese fusion restaurant

Yoslynn Paredes, Contributing Writer

January 29, 2020

Hiccups is a restaurant located at 1946 N Lakewood Blvd Long Beach, CA 90815 which offers a wide variety of milk teas, smoothies, fruity teas, and slushies. They also have many different types of food from different Asian cultures to choose from. As you walk into the restaurant you would instantly notice...

Poetry Slam!

Poetry Slam!

Zinia Francis, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

January 16th at 6:30 pm was Long Beach Poly’s annual Poetry Slam at the Poly Playhouse directed by Drama Director Linda Bon. In the beginning and throughout the show students from the Poly Jazz program performed a Jazz combo. The excellent musicians were Ben Rifkin on Trumpet, Shogo Ellefson on Bass,...