Billie Eilishs’​ nightmares become a dream

Posted on April 10, 2019 by in Entertainment, Uncategorized

Billie Eilishs'​ nightmares become a dream

Chronicle Reporter

Mayeli Acuna

Billie Eilish, a 17-year-old pop singer, recently released her second debut album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? on March 29 receiving transatlantic success. Eilish second album hit the Billboard 200 charts securing the spot of number one, is the third woman to have a massive number of streams within the span of a week.

The album is constructed of 14 songs, each having great meaning that many can relate to. Eilish has impacted the teenage community greatly, considering that she herself is one, she has written songs that various of her age can sympathize too. Hence why she has made a large mark in the music culture. WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? is surely one that leaves her audience in deep thought. She has gained an image that many find controversial, being called “fake emo” and “fake depressed”, but with such thought put into her tracks in this album has provided great vulnerability that is respected by the spectator.

It can be noted that her goal was to make a statement, a statement filled with fear and alienation. Eilish resembled her songs to “Batman” and not be saved by him; being left in sorrow. With song titles that are rather questioning, beats that are meticulous and lyrics of despair, Eilish has provided a message of strength. “Xanny” being a tribute to the friends she has lost through the use of drugs. “I Love You” projected the fear of loving someone to avoid heartbreak. “All Good Girls Go To Hell” poking fun towards individuals who only speak to someone for their own benefit and will turn their back on you.

   WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? is filled with teenage anthems. Heartbreak, fear, insecurities, and strength is composed in an album of 14 songs. The reality of young adults is surely produced in this album and is heard through the headphones of a teenager daily.

AP Exams are nearly here

Posted on March 26, 2019 by in Announcements, Features

AP Exams are nearly here

Mayeli Acuna

Chronicle Reporter

It is that time of the year again to prepare for AP exams considering they are just around the corner. It is pretty difficult to remain calm when it comes to preparing for an exam that will be taking multiple hours and many students are taking more than one of these exams. Students have been on this ongoing cycle of trying to keep up with school work, sports, family and their social life, but it is important to prioritize what can benefit you in the future. Passing an AP Exam with a four or five can potentially give you college credit, saving you and your parent’s money. It is rather hard to take time out of a students daily routine to study for these exams, but here are some tips on how to add reviews to your day.

  1. During breakfast in the classroom look over previous worksheets and or test, you have taken.
  2. Purchase 5 Step To A Five – A new copy cost ruffly around $15 for a new copy depending on the course, a used copy is about $8. https://www.amazon.com/s?k=five+steps+to+a+five&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss_2
  3. On your way to school or home watch Khan Academies to freshen up your memory. (Only applies to math, science, and history AP’s) https://www.khanacademy.org/about/blog/post/163503591115/khan-academy-is-the-official-practice-partner-for

Mentally Preparing

  1. Just breath, don’t overthink the idea of passing the exam and go in ready to show what you have learned.
  2. Do not focus on the time limit, looking at the clock constantly will only add more pressure and nerves; focus on what you know.
  3. Do not cram before the test, study efficiently.
  4. Dwelling on getting college credit will only add extra stress, look at this exam as if it were another class exam.
  5. GET SLEEP AND EAT BREAKFAST. https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/pdf/ap-exam-schedule-weeks-1-and-2-2019.pdf

Cheer stunts their way to first place

Posted on March 5, 2019 by in News, Sports

Cheer team placed first in Central League on March 1.

After months of practicing and dedicating long hours, the Hollywood High cheer team took first place in the Central League last Friday night at Wilson High. After a “rough” showcase on Feb. 16, the cheer team made it their top priority to take the league title.

Cheerleaders said they were not satisfied with their February performance at Birmingham High in which they placed 14 out of 15 teams. After that, they said they made it their job to place in the top three for Central League.

The team practiced from 3:30-6:30 p.m. every single day, said Captain Heidi Paniagua. “Practicing was draining and some of us had to result to public transportation and our energy to even do homework lacked,” the SAS senior said.

The team did not expect to come out as the league champions; they would have been content with any placing in the top three.  “Our expectations were based of the hard work and that extra effort we had to give to satisfy our expectations,” said Paniagua.

A mishap with the bus transportation almost caused the team to miss the competition, but another bus was ordered and the athletes made it just in time. They went on to place first with a total of 75 points and zero deductions.

With championships around the corner, the team is continuing to work harder than before. “Going into championships I feel more confident and we know that we need to push harder than last time,” Heidi said. The cheer team will continue to work hard and put in every ounce of passion until they reach City, she said. Until then, they will take on the next competitions.

Heidi said she “personally was really nervous about competing because of their previous competition and how the practices throughout the week was going, it was hard on all of us physically and emotionally, but we knew we were capable of having the outcome we did.”

Welcome 2019 scholastic journalism week

Posted on February 19, 2019 by in Announcements, News, Op-Ed

Welcome 2019 scholastic journalism week

Scholastic Journalism Week 2019 is here, running from Feb. 17-23 with different activities to follow everyday. Join along and support this dedication to our community. Here is a list of the daily engagement.

Tuesday, Feb. 19 – #RealNews. High school journalist do important world, not fluff. What #RealNews have you reported in the past year?

  • Our story on mental health has been one of great importance as many teenage students may be going through a tough time and it must be spoken about. Therefore, Katie and I took matters into our own hands and worked on an advice column for the first issue of the 2018-2019 school year.

Wednesday, Feb 20 – #EverydayJournalism. Wednesday’s focus is about the hard work that students journalist do every day. It’s #EverydayJournalism

Thursday, Feb 21 – #SavingDemocracy. Scholastic journalism often has to step up and report on public officials and public institutions because of the systematic gutting of professional newsroom around the U.S. How are you doing your part in #SavingDemocracy

  • As a high school journalist our duty is to speak in behalf of the other students and whether it be regarding a controversial issue we must remember that we have our rights just as real reporters do.

Friday, Feb. 22 – #NewVoices #studentvoice. Fourteen states have instituted anti-Hazelwood laws since that disastrous 1988 decision. But #NewVoices laws guaranteeing freedom of the press for students are being considered in Nebraska and Missouri. Help spread the word about the value of #StudentVoice.

  • The Crimson Chronicle staff will be holding a gathering where anyone will be allowed to share their concerns regarding the school community. It will be held on Friday during lunch and it will be a new beginning for all of the Hollywood High students to have a voice alongside the Chronicle staff.   

Hollywood’s class of 2019 senior favorites are here

Posted on February 5, 2019 by in Announcements, News

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Senior favorites are in for the class of 2019, nominations and the winning results were announced last semester around December. If you are not aware of who has won, here is a list of the winning seniors.

Mister and Miss Hollywood  

Lloyd Agad and Marielle Sanchez

Most Fashionable

Pamela Vista and Tyler Ransom

Most Athletic

Dorothea De la Cruz and Lloyd Agad

Most Friendly

Isabel Hernandez and Ali Dugally

Best Tea Spiller

Abigail Escobedo- Mendoza

Cutest Couple

Isabel Hernandez and Pedro Reyes

Most Woke

Alyssa Lira

Best Laugh

Maryjane Vielma and Winston Oughourli

Most Positive Attitude

Mayeli Acuna

Inseparable Duo

Yulissa Mendez and Arianna Ortiz

Biggest Flirt

Evonna Maultsby

SLC Favorites

This year new nominations were held for each SLC giving recognition to those who have impacted their SLC community in a great manner.

PAM

Most Likely To Win An EGOT

Chandler Johnson and Audrey Crabano

Most Funny

Anselmo Ko and Evonna Maultsby

SAS

Most Likely To Be Your Boss

Alice Moure and Celso Garcia

Most Funny

Cara Hill and Giovanny Morales

NMA

Most Likely To Win An Academy Award for Film Design

Yorick Howlandt and Katherine Villatoro

Most Funny

George Mazariegos and Erin Byrd

TCA

Most Likely To Work at Hollywood High

Anthony Sales and Kimberly Carrera

Most Funny

Christopher Beltran and Kimberly Toledo

Strike Date Nears

Posted on January 8, 2019 by in Announcements, News

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Picture Credits: Rafael Hernandez

Chronicle Reporter

Mayeli Acuna & Katie Adaya

As Jan. 10 approaches, the controversy between LAUSD teachers and the school board tenses up. The district tried to ban special education teachers from striking, but were denied by a judge. LAUSD filed a “federal court paper seeking an order to prevent a strike by members of United Teachers Los Angeles who provide special-education support and services to more than 60,000 students,” according to CBS Los Angeles.

Ms. Zeineddine, a special education teacher at Hollywood High School, explained how “disappointing to know that is coming from our superintendent in the district we represent and how much we invest and love our students, special ed, gen ed, any student…”

Following that, this situation targeted specific students. “To target our specific students and make it seem out of a place of caring so much now and it makes me question well.. Why now? There is a lot of times when we are wanting a lot of support for our students and don’t feel heard.” That shows the lack of consideration the district has not only for the teachers but for the students. 

Not much on how the school will be conducted during the strike is known. However, what is known is that “the only people that are going to be here are the administrators, the principals, secretaries, the cafeteria staff, and security,” said Raul Grijalva, Hollywood High  SAS counselor.

The administration will be in charge of controlling the school while the teachers participate in the strike. “My guess is that they’ll just put a lot of people in the auditorium and library. As far as lesson plans, we don’t know. They haven’t told us anything. It’s all up in the air, we don’t know,” said Grijalva.

It is uncertain if the strike will still take place Thursday, Jan. 10 or be postponed. After a court hearing today, a decision will be made. Stay tuned with the Crimson Chronicle for more updates regarding the strike.

 

Seniors it is time to wrap it up

Posted on November 27, 2018 by in Announcements, Op-Ed

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Mayeli Acuna

Chronicle Reporter

As Nov. 30th approaches, seniors must finalize their UC applications. Following the CSU deadline has been postponed to Dec. 15th. The window has been open for a month now and the time has come to hit that submit button. The nerve wracking apprehension leaves seniors in the thought that the end of their high school career is near. No matter how “done” seniors say they are, the idea of moving on is truly frightening. As a senior myself, the application process has made me realize that my life has yet to begin and high school was a stepping stone towards the rest of my life.

Many of us seniors have been dealing with the overwhelming amount of work, whether it be because of college applications or school work. The stress that has come our way throughout the application process is one that will pay off at the end. Writing personal insight questions and filling out the application has made seniors realize how proud they should truly be of how far they have come.

Yes, senior year might be stressful and a handful, but it is a milestone for our future. Hit that submits button and be proud of how far you have come. The time is here.\

https://admissions.universityofcalifornia.edu/applicant/login.htm

https://calstate.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/dashboard

 

Carry on, Carry on to the cinema in tribute of Queen

Posted on November 5, 2018 by in Entertainment

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Mayeli Acuna

Chronicle Reporter

 

Another one bites the dust as Queen’s legendary story is told on the big screen and excludes the great memory of Freddie Mercury. It began with Freddie Mercury, played by Rami Malek , at his day to day job and escalated to his encounter with Roger Taylor played by Ben Hardy and Brian May played by Gwilym Lee who were soon to become members on Queen. The movie was produced in a meticulous matter, capturing the most needed information in order for the audience to indulge in the film.

The shift of emotion was surely enhanced, one second I was in tears and the other I was laughing so hard I could not breath. Bohemian Rhapsody and its creation was a scene that left me with chills, the passion and motivation was felt through the movie screen. There came the evolution of Queen and their legacy, the film provided the bands seek for a new generation of music. The start of songs like “Another One Bites the Dust” and “We Will Rock You” are shown and that leaves one in a sort of “wow” feeling. Queen’s impact on many people remains till this very day and that is surely produced in the film. For one, the final scene simply justifies that they belong to the people and they formed a union of acceptance. Today, their legacy lives on and that is why Bohemian Rhapsody has made its mark nationwide.

Falling into Pep Rally with Spirit Week

Posted on October 18, 2018 by in Announcements, News

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Mayeli Acuna

Chronicle Reporter

 

As pep rally approaches this Friday, that means spirit week is here. Be apart of the school spirit and follow the themes that lead up to our massive school gathering. Fall spirit week is three days in, but it is not to late to join. It lift ups the spirit of the school and that is what Hollywood High as all about. Here are the themes of  the remaining days of spirit week.

Wednesday 10/17: Wear Pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Thursday 10/18: Wear your favorite sports team jersey for Sports Day

Friday 10/19: ROLL CALL

Reminder: Freshman wear gray, Sophomores wear black, Juniors wear white and Seniors wear red

Join and be apart of the school spirit. You can take pictures with your friends and create fond memories for the fall 2019 spirit week. There are a few days left, do not hesitate. If you decided not to take part or think it is to late, there is always the spring spirit week.

 

Los Angeles Holds Another Jam Session

Posted on October 2, 2018 by in Entertainment

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Mayeli Acuna

Chronicle Reporter

 

As the year comes to an end, everyone must try to end with a series of events. What other way to spend time and enjoy some amazing tunes than at a local concert? Here are some upcoming concerts around Los Angeles.

Interpol at The Hollywood Bowl – Oct. 4

Ozzy Osbourne at The Hollywood Bowl – Oct. 11

5 Seconds of Summerat The Greek Theater – Oct. 12

Arctic Monkeys at The Hollywood Bowl –  Oct. 16 – 17

Drake and Migos at The Forum – Oct. 17-20

97.1 AMP Radio’s 6th Annual WE CAN SURVIVE with performances by Shawn Mendes, TYGA, Khalid and many more at the Hollywood Bowl – Oct. 20

Real Friends at The Telegram Room on Oct. 26

Lany at the Hollywood Palladium – Oct. 26 and 27

Banda MS at The Microsoft Theater LA LIVE – Oct. 26

Troye Sivan at The Greek – Oct. 30

This was only a handful of the talents that are touring this year and making a stop in the city of Angeles. Go on and enjoy some live music to release the stress. You never know if your favorite artist will be in town.

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