January 19, 2019

Teacher strike affects extracurricular activities

Posted on January 10, 2019 by in News

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Elvira Roman, Kahliyah Williams, and Elissa Martinez

Chronicle Reporters

As many know, teachers will be going on strike on Monday and it is unknown for how long. Many teachers will be striking, substitutes will be limited, and student’s education will most likely be delayed. But what happens to students who have tutoring after school, or are in certain clubs and/or sports?

Here is an update for people who have questions regarding what will occur to anyone in after school sports and clubs. Basketball and soccer are the current sports that will be affected due to the strike.

SAS Counselor and Athletic Director Raul Grijalva said, “Basketball and soccer games are cancelled and there’s a possibility of rescheduling… L.A.C.E.R. will be cancelled, [but tutoring] is still happening.”

“Nobody wants a strike [to happen] but we’re standing up for students and teachers rights,” he said.

The teacher strike is really going to throw things off for a lot of sport programs at LAUSD schools. For anyone in sports, it has been said that teams are not allowed to play any games or even go to practice.  It is going to be different for players not being able to play and practice with each other any time soon since it is usually a part of their daily routine. During the meantime, many students who do any extracurricular activities will have more time to do homework.

Jacqueline Ramirez, a senior at Hollywood High School who plays basketball, gave us her opinion on how she feels about the strike. “I’m mad that basketball is being cancelled; it’s my senior year and I want to play as many games as possible. We are doing good as a team so it sucks not being able to finish what we started. I guess we aren’t allowed to practice but our coach wants us to run two miles each day… we are trying to get far in playoffs so we can’t be missing days of practice.”

A gift that keeps on giving

Posted on December 6, 2018 by in Features

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Elissa Martinez

Chronicle Reporter

Are you on a budget this Christmas but still want to buy your loved ones presents? Here is a list of some gift ideas you can buy them that are just under $10.

1. Fuzzy socks –

You can’t go wrong with having fuzzy socks. Everyone needs some warm feet this winter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. A mini speaker –

Anyone would appreciate this mini speaker if they love bopping to music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Beanies –

Beanies are the new look this year, so give someone’s look a pop of color.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. An adult coloring book –

Coloring is fun and can be relaxing so gift this to someone who needs a stress reliever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. A gift card

Unsure of what to gift someone? Buy them a gift card so they can purchase what they like.

Dodgers head to the World Series

Posted on October 22, 2018 by in Sports

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Elissa Martinez

Chronicle Reporter

The Los Angeles Dodgers will play in the World Series for the second year in a row after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1 Saturday night in the seventh game.

Christian Yelich put Milwaukee ahead with a solo home run in the first inning off rookie Walker Buehler. Cody Bellinger hit a two-run home run in the second that gave Los Angeles the lead. Puig added to the Dodgers’ lead with a three-run home run. He celebrated wildly going around the bases as the Dodgers made it 5-1.

“I was extremely happy when the Dodgers won because that meant they were going to the World Series,” said Anthony Sales, TCA senior. “Let’s go Dodgers!”

The 2018 World Series begins Tuesday with the Boston Red Sox hosting the Los Angeles Dodgers at 5:09 p.m. PST from Fenway Park. You are able to tune into the World Series on FOX Sports.

Check out www.mlb.com for more information.

Cultural Diversity in HHS

Posted on May 15, 2018 by in News

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Look Bomb for Prom

Posted on April 24, 2018 by in Features

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Elissa Martinez and Elvira Roman

Chronicle Reporters

Prom is in four days and if you’re not prepared then here are some last minute things you should know. Are you wondering if anybody has bought the same dress or tux as you that you plan on wearing to prom? Well, an Instagram account by the name of @hwoodprom2018 shares pictures of other student’s outfits for prom to prevent a fashion disaster. The account has 43 posts and includes pictures of both girls and guys’ outfits. Students are able to share their post anonymously by sending a picture of their outfit through direct messages. If you see a picture of someone with the same dress as you, it is obviously too late to buy a different dress, so all you have to do is rock the one you have as best as you can and make it unique.

Attire is the main focus when preparing for prom which eventually leads to students buying their corsage last minute. If you still have not bought your corsage, Google your nearest florist shop and give them a call to ask if they sell corsages. There are two types of corsages you can get: an artificial corsage or a corsage with a real flower. Artificial flower corsage prices range from $10 to $15 and real flower corsage prices range from $20 to $45.

A Silent Nerve-Wracking Thriller You Need to See

Posted on April 14, 2018 by in Entertainment

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Elissa Martinez

Chronicle Reporter

A Quiet Place states in the trailer that if they hear you, they haunt you. This movie is about a family who have to live in silence in order to survive because these flesh-eating creatures who have taken over hunt by sound. While attempting to survive, they try to figure out the creatures’ weakness to destroy them.

A Quiet Place was a very silent movie to where if you were munching on some popcorn during the really silent parts almost everyone was able to hear you. Every time someone made a noise in the movie I couldn’t help but hold my breath since it was so nerve-wracking. The jump scares also got me and most of the audience because that was the only time the movie got really loud. Overall the movie was great and it is highly recommended that you watch it in the movie theater to get the full thrilling experience.

Click here to check out the trailer for A Quiet Place.

Enjoy Different Kinds of Art Tonight

Posted on March 9, 2018 by in Features

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Elissa Martinez

Chronicle Reporter

ArtNight Pasadena is happening tonight, March 9. ArtNight is a free event that includes art, music, and entertainment that goes on from 6 to 10 p.m. To begin your experience, find your way to the Armory Center for the Arts (145 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103) and a free shuttle that runs all evening will take you to the other locations.

Tonight would be a good opportunity to explore some of Pasadena’s best museums and galleries since it is all free. You will be able to participate in family-friendly activities, performances, and workshops. There will also be food trucks stationed throughout the city that are a part of the GiveBack Program. The food trucks will donate 10% of their ArtNight proceeds to help support future ArtNights.

These are the venues that are going to be open tonight:

  1.  Armory Center for the Arts
  2.  ArtCenter College of Design
  3.  artWORKS Teen Center
  4.  City of Pasadena – City Hall
  5.  Jackie Robinson Community Center
  6.  Kidspace Children’s Museum
  7.  Light Bringer Project @ Day One
  8.  Lineage Performing Arts Center
  9.  Muse/Ique
  10.  Norton Simon Museum
  11.  Parson’s Nose Theater
  12.  Pasadena Central Library
  13.  Pasadena City College
  14.  Pasadena Museum of California Art
  15.  Pasadena Museum of History
  16.  Pasadena Playhouse
  17.  Pasadena Unified School District
  18.  Shumei Arts Council
  19.  USC Pacific Asia Museum

More information about the event is on their website www.artnightpasadena.org.

The Black Panther Hype is Real

Posted on February 17, 2018 by in Entertainment

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Elissa Martinez

Chronicle Reporter

Black Panther could possibly break records this weekend. It was previewed on Thursday, Feb. 15 and earned $25.2 million which was the second-biggest Marvel Cinematic Universe Thursday preview ever. When Black Panther came out in theaters the next day it earned $75.8 million which is now considered to be the third-biggest superhero opening day in history.

According to indyweek.comBlack Panther represents an encouraging trend in cinema. With a majority black cast, it portrays black people and culture from a place of power and self-reliance, not as slaves, the help, or the winners of a state championship. It shows what black writers, actors, and characters can do when given the opportunity to take center stage.

To anyone planning on watching this movie, it has two post-credits scenes so don’t leave after the first one.

If you still have not checked out the trailer for Black Panther click here.

Celebrate with a Slice of Chocolate Cake

Posted on January 26, 2018 by in Features

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Elissa Martinez

Chronicle Reporter

National Chocolate Cake Day is tomorrow, Jan. 27. Here’s a little history on how chocolate cake was discovered.

Back in 1764, a doctor by the name of James Baker learned how to make chocolate by grinding cocoa beans between two massive circular millstones. Later in 1886, American cooks began to add chocolate into cake batter. This was considered to be the first chocolate cake to be made in the United States.

A good way to celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day is to obviously eat chocolate cake that day. Here is a list of different kinds of chocolate cakes you can try baking or buy tomorrow.

– “Traditional” chocolate cake

– Chocolate layer cake

– Devil’s food cake

– Flourless chocolate cake

– Fudge cake

– Red velvet cake (yes, it is basically chocolate cake dyed red)

Get jolly with these new tunes

Posted on December 10, 2017 by in Entertainment

Get jolly with these new tunes

Elissa Martinez

Chronicle Reporter

Change up your holiday music classics this year with this newly released album. Australian singer-songwriter Sia released her first ever Christmas album on Nov. 17. Her album is called Everyday Is Christmas and consists of ten original holiday songs.

If you would like to listen to classic holiday music sung by different artists, here is a list of Christmas albums that were released this year.

1. You Make It Feel Like Christmas – Gwen Stefani (Released on Oct. 6, contains 12 songs)

2. Christmas After Midnight – Fantasia Barrino (Released on Oct. 6, contains 12 songs)

3. Warmer In The Winter – Lindsey Stirling (Released on Oct. 20, contains 15 songs)

4. Our Favorite Time Of Year – Us the Duo (Released on Nov. 17, contains 11 songs)

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