High Life

YouTube War

Melissa De La Cruz, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Felix Kjellberg, rather known online as YouTube sensation Pewdiepie, created his YouTube channel in 2010. As of now, he has over 67 million subscribers and has been the top subscribed channel on YouTube since 2013. However that is about to change as the YouTube channel T Series, is slowly ca...

The AP Room is Now Open

The AP Room is Now Open

Ana Mejia, Feature Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

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,...

National Merit Finalists

Eliana Jimenez, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under News

The National Merit scholarship program provides opportunities for students to be recognized for their phenomenal academic achievements. Students with PSAT scores at the top one percent of scores in the state, with the addition of reflecting transcript records of their score, qualifies them to be semifinalist....

Robotics Club Hosting Fundraiser

Liz Rico, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under News

Long Beach Poly Robotics Club participated in an off-season competition called Fall Classic and placed first in the competition. The Fall Classic is hosted by a company yearly with the objective of having games created for schools to compete with their designed robot. The LBP Robotics Club completely...

Jazz Ready for Thursday Concert

Tom Morel, Contributing Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

On November 1, the Poly Jazz Bands will have their first concert of the year in the Poly Auditorium. Each of the four bands will perform four songs, and each song will feature several improvisational soloists. Band director Chris Stevens said during Jazz “A” band rehearsal on Monday that he has...

18k Homecoming Dance

Sinead Neinast, Nancy Sao, and Alicia Perez

October 16, 2018


Filed under News

A tradition at high schools all over the country, the big homecoming game and the dance that usually follows is a source of excitement for many students. Despite this, one of the largest schools in the Long Beach school district, Poly High School, has not had a homecoming dance in 10-11 years - that...

Behind the Crime Scenes!

Behind the Crime Scenes!

Yesenia Pacheco, Feature Editor

February 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Humans of Poly

When I first thought of this article,  it was because I was     curious to see what our Poly CSO’s do with their lives outside of school. Have you ever been curious as to what your teachers do in their spare time? Surely they have something they like to do aside from all that grading The gate w...

Help Wanted: Poly Football Looking for Pierce Replacement

Rebecca Lopez, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under Sports

After four years football head coach Antonio Pierce is leaving Poly. One of his main reasons for coaching here at Poly was his son DeAndre Pierce, who attended Poly and graduated in 2016. During his four years as coach he went 35-11, and made the playoffs three out of the four years. Before coaching,...

Raw Preparation and Practice Leads to SmackDown for Wrestling

Jessica Garcia, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under Sports

Poly’s wrestling season recently started and the teams are coming out strong. Recent encounter was with Lakewood, in which Poly brought home the W with senior Jerry Luna in fourth place, junior Chang Lou in sixth and senior Tomas Lou in ninth. Senior varsity captain Tomas Lou, explained that the...

It’s a Hard-Wood Life

Christian Fonoimoana, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under Sports

Long Beach Poly’s boys basketball team suffered a devastating loss to the Lakewood Lancers in overtime by 3 points ending with a score of 90-87. When talking to the senior Darryl Polk Jr about the loss he said, “I was so lost for words because we haven’t lost to Lakewood in 13 years and we lose...

Girls Water Polo’s Many Goals and Aspirations This Season

Joy Rowden, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under Sports

On January 10, 2018, Long Beach Poly’s girls varsity water polo won its first Moore League game of the season against Lakewood with a score of 18-1 . “It was our first Moore League game, so it’s exciting to see how well we are doing so early in the season. Our hard work and ability to work well...

Port of Long Beach Internship

Natale Roche, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under Feature

From mid-June to mid-August, approximately 25 students from around the LBUSD donate eight weeks of their summer to a rare, educational opportunity. The Port of Long Beach Summer Internship offers students a way to explore various Port careers through hands-on experiences. For senior Claire Barr,...