February 21, 2019

My experience in Cuba

Posted on February 12, 2019 by in Op-Ed

My experience in Cuba

Frida Larios
Chronicle reporter

During winter break, my parents and I visited Cuba to see the country for what it really is before it possibly changes.

Throughout our one week trip, we went to six different cities in Cuba, the first being Havana. Right when you land you realize how different this country is. You’ll rarely see any advertisements on build boards or posters, and you definetley will not see any offers for free wifi or wifi at all, which is really scary at first, but turns out to be a super refreshing detox.

Right when you step out of the airport you’ll see colorful, vintage cars waiting for you to get a ride.

Once you drive into the capital (Havana), you see that every building is very old, some more preserved than others. There are lots of Spanish style buildings that will make you think for a second that you are in Europe instead of Cuba.

The local people in Cuba are some of the kindest people I have ever met. With wifi and internet being very hard to get in all of Cuba, people don’t really focus on what they don’t have but instead they enjoy everything they do have. They welcome you with warm smiles and after a few minutes of talking, they will treat you as if they have known you their whole lives.

During my short visit, I learned so much about Cuba’s history and culture and do hope I can go back in the near future. Going to this country should be on every travelers bucket list.

Spring PAM Performances

Posted on January 29, 2019 by in News

Spring PAM Performances

Frida Larios

Chronicle Reporter

The spring semester is finally here, and there’s more to look forward to besides the weather. Every semester at Hollywood High school, the performing arts magnet puts on shows for students, families, and friends. There’s a dance show, choir show, and this semesters play will be “Annie”.

Workshops to audition for Annie will be held from 3:30-4:00 in Ms. Goldschein’s room by the gym, and from 4:00-5:30 in Ms. Hertzner’s room by the cafeteria.

The dance show will be the first show to start off the semester’s spring shows, Ms. Goldschein’s dance periods will be putting on this show and there will be three shows starting March 8, and going on until March 10.

Choir will have one show on April 11, this show will be put on by Ms. Hertzner’s choir class and the Hollywood High Notes.

Annie will be the last show to close off the semester and there will be six shows. Go out and support your fellow classmates and teachers who work very hard to put on these shows.

Give back this Thanksgiving

Posted on November 14, 2018 by in Features

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Frida Larios

Chronicle reporter

Thanksgiving is coming up next Thursday and not everybody will get to enjoy it with their families, there are many volunteering opportunities.

1) The annual Los Angeles Turkey Trot. The Turkey Trot is where you will get to burn off those extra calories by running a 5k or 10k. If you are not so into running, there will be a Turkey costume contest, winners will receive a pumpkin spice cheesecake. This event will beheld on Thanksgiving day in Downtown’s Spring Street.

https://turkeytrot.la/

2) Thanksgiving Run And Food Drive at Queen Mary. This is another 5k with live music and games, there is also a food drive so you can give back to the community. To register you must bring a non perishable food item to donate, and if you don’t want to run there are volunteer slots open. This event will be held at Memorial Park.

 

3) Big Sunday’s Thanksgiving Stuffing , held on Nov. 21. At this event you will get to bag food for thousand of hungry and grateful people, as well as enjoying arts and crafts with live music  Breakfast will be provided and our own Key Club will be there volunteering as well.

Location – 6111 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038

https://bigsunday.org/get-involved/thanksgiving/

4) Westside Thanksgiving. This will be an event where volunteers will serve a traditional thanksgiving meal to homeless, elders, children, and low income families. You can help out by donating some food or volunteering. A kid friendly carnival will also be held starting at 8am and free haircuts and shots will be provided for those in need. This event will be held at the West LA Civic Center.

https://westsidethanksgiving.org/

Things to do this Halloween

Posted on October 31, 2018 by in Entertainment

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Frida Larios

Chronicle Reporter

 

Spooky season is almost over but Halloween is finally here, and some people do not have anything planned  so here are some places to go and things to do to get your thrill on this Halloween.

1. The haunting of the Wellness Center, get your spook on at Hollywood High’s very own Wellness Center. Treats will be provided as well as some scares, it’s going on from 3:30 to 4:30 on Halloween day.

2. Go trick or treating, nothing is better than free candy and showing off your costume to many people. Some good places to go trick or treating and test your luck to get some full size candy bars are Hollywood Hills, Eagle Rock, Beverly Hills, and Hancock Park.

3. Los Angeles Haunted Hay Ride, located in Griffith Park, is a place where you get to go through some spooky mazes and of course go on a hayride. Prices for tickets vary and it’s open from 7pm to 12 pm.

4. If you’re not into going out but still don’t want to miss out Halloween, stay in and have a movie marathon. Grab some snacks and some friends (or your pet) and binge watch some classic Halloween movies.

The Crimson Chronicle hopes you have a fun and safe Halloween.

Space X rocket launch takes Los Angeles by storm

Posted on October 9, 2018 by in Entertainment, News

Picture Credits- Fstoppers

Frida Larios

Chronicle Reporter

Photo Credit- Fstoppers

The Space X Falcon 9 rocket launched Sunday night which caused a strange looking light into the nights sky. This may come as a shock to some people but these lights were not from any aliens or UFOs. According to the staff at Space X, The atmospheric conditions were the reason that this visual and stunning display lit up our sky. The two staged rocket blasted right on time at 7:21 pm PT from California’s Vandenberg Air Force base. Minutes after the launch, the rockets second stage separated from the first stage which is why you might have seen two bright white lights in the eye catching ”cloud”.

 

Social media immediately responded to this launch with pictures, videos, and conspiracy theories. For many people, this launch was unexpected and surprising. ”I was on the freeway when I first saw the launch,” said Cristian Huante, a senior in TCA. ”At first i thought we were going to get nuked.”


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