High Life

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...

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.

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....

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...

Welcome, New Staff!

David Rodriguez

October 14, 2019

Maria Salazar By Reymar Santos Maria Salazar, the new ASB secretary, is excited to work here at Polytechnic High School. She lives on the west side of Long Beach, but her family is originally from Mexico. She is the first generation from her family to become a citizen in the US. Her family is origin...

Food Fight

Reymar Santos, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

As a student, I recognize the amount of food wasted during lunch and nutrition; some food is just left on school benches. What if the food was better? How much food will be conserved and not thrown away or half-eaten? I think we should look into fresh and better meals for students and faculty alike....

Too Close For Comfort?

Syanne Patton, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

In my opinion friendships only grow when you are close to each other, whether it may be physically or mentally. Society has made closeness an uncomfortable sanctum for friendship. In other words, people think that being physically and mentally close to someone means that they are bound to be together r...

Depression Amongst Students

Liz Rico, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018

Often times we are told that a depressed person is someone who is quiet, has no joy, and wears dark clothes.  They might be considered rebellious and listens to sad or loud music, but that is not always the case. How can a depressed person display that they are depressed, based merely off of appearance?...

Behind the Crime Scenes!

Behind the Crime Scenes!

Yesenia Pacheco, Feature Editor

February 9, 2018

When I first thought of this article,  it was because I was     curious to see what our Poly CSO’s do with their lives outside of school. Have you ever been curious as to what your teachers do in their spare time? Surely they have something they like to do aside from all that grading The gate w...