High Life

Dancers Bust a Move (Photo Gallery)

Dancers Bust a Move (Photo Gallery)

Nick Eismann, Contributing Photographer

December 6, 2019

On November 7th, Poly’s dance program held their annual winter dance show at the Andrew Osman Performing Arts Center. Featuring choreographies by Cynthia Negrete, the event showcased performances from Poly’s Dance Team as well as Negrete’s dance classes.   Photos by Nick Eismann, Co...

Doin’ it all for the (Kindness) Gram

Chansochata Thon, Feature Editor

December 6, 2019

What can make your day better than a written card from your friend addressing how thankful they are for you? Of course, money and materialistic items might cause a feeling of happiness, short term, but a personal letter written to someone you admire can leave a mark on that person’s heart. Long Beach...

The Truth About Thanksgiving

Madeline Milton, Arts and Culture Editor

December 6, 2019

Most of us have heard the story of the pilgrims as kids. As we have been told, the pilgrims were immigrants from England who traveled to America seeking religious freedom. An English-speaking Native American named Squanto helped the pilgrims find food and learn how to use the land so they could survive...

Royal vs. Jokers

Paloma Murillo, News Editor

December 6, 2019

The rally stage. The infamous rally stage that houses the butts of seniors during lunch and nutrition, is indeed the throne to kings and queens: seniors, the rulers of the kingdom we call Long Beach Polytechnic High School. The little, itty-bitty specks we call “freshman” perhaps would be named as “t...

Choice Night

Choice Night

Briana Mendez-Padilla, Photographer

December 6, 2019

Poly pathways, sports, and clubs showed off their accomplishments so far in the year for potential incoming freshman on Wednesday, November 20 at Poly.

SAT/PSAT Study-a-Thon at the College and Career Center

Chansonchata Thon, Feature Editor

November 6, 2019

October, characterized notoriously for the horrors and goosebumps, took another form of scary on October 15; this time in the form of a test. A test that lasted for a treacherous five hours. The Scholastic Aptitude Test (most commonly known as the SAT) was administered to seniors while the PSAT was...

What’s New with the CARE Center

Madeline Milton, Copy Editor

November 6, 2019

High school is stressful for even the most successful of students. Whether because of the schoolwork itself or something else happening at home or between relationships, the CARE Center in Room 205 provides a safe place for students to talk with a counselor (Michael Gray) when they are stressed, overworked,...

What’s Your Ride?

Benjamin Kong, Contributing Writer

November 6, 2019

Poly seniors and juniors drive to Poly in their cars each morning in 2019. Each student has a unique car, ranging from imports to American cars. The students are between 16-18 years of age, old enough to drive on their own. All the cars the seniors and juniors own are mostly 99% automatic transmission....

Spilling the Tea on the AP Cafe

Spilling the Tea on the AP Cafe

Madeline Milton, Copy Editor

November 6, 2019

The AP Cafe is now open for business periods 7 and 8 and after school until 4 p.m. on the second floor of the 100 building. The AP Cafe first opened last school year as a safe place for AP students to relieve stress, get tutoring, or work with partners for homework or group projects. Last year was a...

Oil and Instructor Changes

Keola Davidson, Contributing Writer

November 6, 2019

The Long Beach Poly automotive classes are under new instruction, as the previous teachers have retired. Michael Schenkelberg is the new instructor, and this is his second year at Poly. “The class isn’t just to learn about cars, it’s a life skill,” he said. The class helps you learn about basic...