High Life

School reopening is a good idea – but not for me!

Alexander Phouma, Staff Writer March 11, 2021

Jackrabbits are officially returning to school! As of March 2021, Polytechnic High School and the rest of LBUSD has announced that students are able to take a survey and decide if they would like to return...

Boredom Strikes: What to do when class is over?

Zinia Francis, Staff Writer November 2, 2020

This school year has already been different from anything students have ever experienced. Most students start school at 7:50 am. We wake up to open our computer sometimes not even getting ready for the...

My Braces Experience

My Braces Experience

Alexander Phouma , staff writter November 2, 2020

I feel at some point everyone wanted to have braces whether you needed them or not. Prior to me having braces, I would see people with them, and I never really realized that these people were having their...

Opinion: Canceled SAT

Chansochata Thon October 29, 2020

This month, all of Long Beach Poly’s students were notified that the October 14 SAT was canceled. I believe this was the right move by the school, to place health before anything else, but I and a lot...

Zion is in the festive Halloween spirit.

New Dog in Town

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...

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....

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...

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,...

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...

“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...

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