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High Life Roundtable: Covid Positives

The High Life staff recently posted a column with thoughts about what we've been missing or felt like we missed out on during the past year. In this column, we share things that have been positive, or...

Roundtable: What We’ve Missed During the Pandemic

Scenes from the last year...   March 13, 2020, a date which will live in infamy. There are other dates that marked the beginning of the Covid-19 era for other groups of people - for NBA...

“I’m a roman candle, my head is full of flames,” Elliott Smith sings in the title track to his album Roman Candle.

Roman Candle, an Album by Elliott Smith 9.6/10

Audrey Ramirez, Contributing Writer March 19, 2021

Recorded on a four-track recorder in his girlfriend’s basement, Elliott Smith manages to combine soulful lyrics and lo-fi folk instrumentals to create his absolutely stunning debut album Roman Candle....

Deep dish pizza with bacon and pepperoni

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse: An Amazing Experience

Jaylan Miller, Contributing Writer March 19, 2021

This has been an amazing experience. BJ’s Restaurant in Torrance, Ca. was the perfect place to order takeout. We ordered a Wing Dinner and some Salmon, Salad and Green Beans. When arriving to pick...

A closer look inside bag of seafood.

Honest Review of the Restaurant Claws

Alyssa Thomas, Contributing Writer March 19, 2021

Seafood is one of the most versatile foods. Different types of seafood, different ways to eat/cook it; there are so many options that seafood can please everyone. One of the options that I personally...

How Awesome is this Sushi? Very

Cece Hallock, Contributing Writer March 19, 2021

Picture a Ma 'n Pa shop mixed with a trendy, modern sushi joint, and what comes to mind will probably look a lot like Awesome Sushi. Located on the corner of Clark Avenue and Willow Street, this restaurant...

Wings By BTS

Wings By BTS

Lacey Lonon, Contributing Writer March 18, 2021

The Korean boy band BTS released their 2nd full album, Wings, on October 10, 2016, under their label BigHit.  The album includes the track “Blood, Sweat, and Tears”, which gave the boy group their...

The Weeknd’s “After Hours” album — a story about a beautifully toxic relationship

The Weeknd’s “After Hours” album — a story about a beautifully toxic relationship

Jenelle Macapaz, Contributing Writer March 18, 2021

When fans and other music enthusiasts learned that three-time Grammy winner The Weeknd was not nominated for a Grammy this year, despite his record-breaking feats and well-received praise from music critics,...

Working out During Quarantine

Working out During Quarantine

Xandria Hines, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

Working out is endorsed by doctors and health-specialists for all kids or for anyone who may be in need of it. Many supply this need with walking, biking, or other hour-long activities that can be accomplished...

What should LBUSD do with $100 million? Students have ideas…

  The Long Beach Post has reported that Long Beach Unified School District is set to receive $99.4 million in federal funds from the December 2020 relief package. The money is based on LBUSD’s...

Students Struggle with Screen Time, Home Environments During Virtual Learning

Heidi Sandoval, Contributing Writer November 4, 2020

Long Beach Unified School District students have different opinions when talking about virtual learning.  Ever since the pandemic shut down all the schools on March 13, students have been learning...

Students, Teachers, Parents All Affected by Virtual Learning

Jenelle Macapaz, Contributing Writer November 4, 2020

In California, the COVID-19 outbreak has racked up to over 946,000 cases in total, with Los Angeles County accounting for 311,000+ cases of it. Ever since late March, students, teachers, as well as parents...

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