High Life

A Poly High School student, Zion Wilkins,  attends a 7:50 am Zoom meeting.

Dangers of Long-Term Screen Exposure

Xandria Hines, Staff Writer December 8, 2020

Screens in 2020 have become the fulcrum of many people's personal, professional, and familial lives. Almost every interaction between people is done with a phone, chrome, laptop, or desktop. Because of...

The Competitive Nature of PACE

Joy Rowden, Staff Writer April 19, 2018

PACE being the oldest  specialized program in the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD), it was not surprising that the number of qualified applicants has increased. A problem arose when the final...

US Senator Kamala Harris Addresses Key Issues Californians Face

US Senator Kamala Harris Addresses Key Issues Californians Face

Izzie Hallock, News Editor April 19, 2018

Shortly after US Senator Kamala Harris had been sworn into office in 2017, she was speaking at her stepdaughter’s high school when a student raised her hand and asked, “What are we going to do about...

What in the World?!?

‘What in the World?!?’ is Poly’s very own, biweekly world news column.
Izzie Hallock, News Editor February 23, 2018

Monday, February 12 Penny Lawrence, ex-deputy chief for the British charitable organization Oxfam, resigned because of her inability to act immediately in response to the sexual misconduct scandal involving...

‘One Out Of Five Young People Have A Mental Disorder’

Ashlyn Morgan, Staff Writer February 23, 2018

C.A.R.E. Center counselor Michael Grey appeared on 93.5 KDAY for an interview about America’s Education System. The interview was about 38 minutes long. Joining Grey during the invterview were Hershel...

The U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, Marine, and Coast Guard offer scholarships.

ROTC Pays College Tuition

Akira Johnson, News Editor November 3, 2017

It is officially college season and this is the time when high school seniors are working on college applications and looking for any and all ways to get money for tuition. Unfortunately, not all scholarships...

DACA is Still a Thing

DACA is Still a Thing

Jessica Garcia, Staff Writer November 3, 2017

About 9 months into his presidency, Donald Trump has managed to repeatedly mortify many Hispanic families. Apart from the fact that he is still working on building his “border wall,” he has repealed...

Computers were being delivered to teacher Laura Stringer’s contemporary video classroom in room 804.

Video Class Receives Grant

Yesenia Pacheco, Feature Editor November 3, 2017

Contemporary Video is a class that allows students to explore the world of film, from scriptwriting to editing. The class can be difficult for students, even more so without the proper equipment. Contemporary...

A blueprint of the  Japanese garden by Lily Brossus and Aidan Harper, two international ambassadors.

Additional Beauty on Campus

Akira Johnson, News Editor October 20, 2017

Poly’s very own Japanese garden is under construction. Seniors Lily Brossus and Aidan Harper are two of this year’s International Ambassadors who are in the process of creating the garden. The two...

An Ongoing Trial

Former Poly Students Accused of Murder.
Izzie Hallock, News Editor October 20, 2017

On April 23, 2013, 42-year-old Christopher Waters was murdered, and it hasn’t been until recently that the trial for the alleged perpetrators began. In a phone interview, Deputy District Attorney...

Poly students arrive to another class to help our campus go green and recycle.

Recycle Now!

Izzie Hallock, News Editor September 21, 2017

Facts are important, extremely important. When Intensive Studies teacher Tonia Schwichtenberg voiced the controversy surrounding Poly’s recycling program, it was apparent that there were many misunderstandings. During...

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