High Life

Why I’m glad schools are closed

Madeline Milton, Gallery Editor

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, some upset, some afraid how it would affect the school year. Although I was a little anxious about...

School Food? It’s Alright…

Javier Esquivias, Contributing Writer

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. But, there are some good lunch items out there, although none of them are better than a Mcdonald’s...

Coronavirus a problem, but not at Poly so far

Sebastian Lebario, Staff Writer

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 resulted in thousands of confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan City. This illness...

Poly Teacher Calls Out “Pendeja” and Sparks Social Movements

Poly Teacher Calls Out

Briana Mendez-Padilla, Arts and Culture Editor

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 with Fake-Ass Social Justice Literature" published in late December caused controversy due to its...

High-Five Fridays Frighten Introverts

Briana Mendez-Padilla, Arts and Culture Editor

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 the view each Friday morning at Poly’s main gate. Teachers and staff from around campus partake in “High Five ...

The Life of An Office Aide

Alexander Phouma, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

Everyday in school you see an office aide walk into your class and I’m pretty sure you think it’s probably one of the most fun classes you can take on campus, but that may not be the case. Don’t get me wrong being an office aide does have its perks, walking around school to kill time, just chill...

Dream Prom, Vote at Hollister.com

Paloma Murillo, News Editor

January 29, 2020

2020 is a great year to be a senior! Prom is coming up on May 23 and this year there is a twist in the prom planning. Maybe you have seen the posters around school advertising the competition hosted by Hollister. The competition is available to all high schools across the U.S. promising the first place...

The Greatest Pageant

January 29, 2020

“The Greatest Show” was the 25th annual Mr. and Mrs. Jackrabbit Pageant, that displays the talents of senior students at Long Beach Polytechnic High School. This year 13 Jackrabbits competed with each other for the title “Mr. and Mrs. Jackrabbit”. Meanwhile 3 fellow seniors took place in the...

A Shakespearean Experience at UCI

Madeline Milton, Copy Editor

December 20, 2019

On December 10, CIC seniors went to UC Irvine for a campus tour and a demonstration of the Shakespeare production, Macbeth. CIC AP English Literature and Composition teachers Gwendolyn Larsen and James Cooperider organized the event, encouraged all of their students to attend, and chaperoned at the...