High Life

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!

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...

“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,...

Daisy Lane Parade

Daisy Lane Parade

December 20, 2019

LB Poly’s Marching Band, colorguard and JROTC participated in the Daisy Lane Parade on December 14.

The Death of Mainstream Rock

Madeline Milton, Gallery Editor

December 20, 2019

While the rock music genre may be alive and well today, its existence on the charts has all but become extinct. With bands like the Jonas Brothers and Ariana Grande topping the charts as of 2019, it is evident that rock has been occupying less and less spots on the charts. Not only that, but most of...

Goodbye 2019

Jailyn Lewis, Opinion Editor

December 20, 2019

I know at the end of the year we say, “this was the worst year ever,” but… 2019 was literally the worst year ever. I don’t know if it’s because I got older and I have more responsibilities and I am much more aware of how much the world hates me… but my goodness. I won’t do an entire recap...

PAAL Hosts “Lost in Art”

PAAL Hosts “Lost in Art”

Briana Mendez-Padilla, Arts & Culture Editor

December 20, 2019

On November 6 Poly Academy of Achievers and Leaders (PAAL) hosted its second annual art showcase event featuring artists from Poly and PAAL. The stage never failed to have a presence, as spoken word artists, rappers, singers and dancers all came together to ensure entertainment was always provided. While...