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Students Struggle with Screen Time, Home Environments During Virtual Learning

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

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...

Boredom Strikes: What to do when class is over?

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...

Opinion: Canceled SAT

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...

New Dog in Town

Zion is in the festive Halloween spirit.
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...

Why I’m glad schools are closed

April 6, 2020

I was sitting in my TA period when it was first announced that schools would be closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Needless to say, there was a range of mixed feelings with my classmates; some excited,...

School Food? It’s Alright…

February 18, 2020

School lunch has a reputation of being okay to being questionable, at least for me. When School lunch has a “real” meal in the menu, nine times out ten it looks either like a microwave dinner or barf....

Coronavirus a problem, but not at Poly so far

February 18, 2020

According to the CDC, the coronavirus is a closely monitored respiratory illness that was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus which has...

Poly Teacher Calls Out “Pendeja” and Sparks Social Movements

Poly Teacher Calls Out
February 18, 2020

Government, Economics and AP Psychology teacher, Myriam Gurba, has become an internet sensation. Her witty and no filter review of the book American Dirt titled "Pendeja, You Ain’t Steinbeck: My Bronca...

High-Five Fridays Frighten Introverts

February 18, 2020

  As an introvert, there is nothing more terrifying than to see a group of bubbly people standing in line on a Friday morning with their hands ready to give you a high five.    Yet this is exactly...

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