December 19, 2018

The real superhero passes

Posted on November 14, 2018 by in News

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Novalee Lopez

Chronicle Reporter

Stan Lee is a name many, if not all, are familiar with. Sadly, Monday, Nov. 12, Lee passed at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. Stan Lee is the infamous creator of all Marvel comics, characters and the mind behind the movies. He was well known and very respected in the industry. Stan Lee was able to bring action, joy, and inspiration with words and a few pictures to all comic enthusiasts.

Lee was well rounded, he was well respected not only in the creative world, but in the ‘real’ world as well. He was a veteran, he served his military time fighting in World War 2. Needless to say he was a selfless person at heart. This is exemplified in his founding of the Stan Lee Foundation, which mains purpose was education, literacy, and the arts. This foundation supported programs that wanted to improve access to literacy resources. He’s giving personality, popular comics and even more popular films will be missed. Stan Lee is a man whose legacy will not be forgotten.

Honoring those who fought

Posted on November 8, 2018 by in Announcements

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Novalee Lopez

Chronicle Reporter

 

 

Attention, attention all Hollywood High students, first semester is coming to an end and we are all exhausted. However this upcoming weekend we have a treat in store, a three day weekend all thanks to our Veterans.

Monday, Nov. 12 is an observed holiday, meaning we luckily have the day off. Not only are we getting treated to a three day weekend but that same week is a shortened week as well. These small breaks off of school are the only things that are getting us students through these last weeks before finals and then ending of the semester.

Veterans day is a holiday that has been observed for many many years. It is a day to remember those who have fallen fighting for our country and those who have made it back home safely. All in all these next upcoming two weeks are going to be well appreciated

DIY spookfest

Posted on October 24, 2018 by in Features

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Novalee Lopez

Chronicle Reporter

Its spooky season, which means pumpkin patches, horror nights, and any other spooky activity. Now for those who are more laid back, for those who don’t want pay for horror nights or who don’t like pumpkin patches, here’s a list of the top 3 spooktacular movies.

1. Hocus Pocus

This movie is a classic, every year ABC Family does their 13 nights of Halloween, and every year Hocus Pocus is always featured.

2. Halloweentown

This movie will put anyone in their childhood feels. Personally, this is one of my favorite Disney Halloween movie, it definitely puts me in a very spooky mood.

3. Halloween (the series)

This is for all the people who love scary movies. The ones who prefer actually getting scared, this series is definitley binge worthy.

4. Jigsaw (the series)

This movie series is definitely binge worthy. It is more of a gruesome type of movie, it is based around a game of torture.

5. The Nightmare Before Christmas

Another Halloween classic. This movie can put you in both a spooky mood and Christmas mood, it’s for those who are all about Halloween but also can not wait till Christmas.

Seniors say farewell to Friday night lights

Posted on October 11, 2018 by in Features

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Novalee Lopez

Chronicle Reporter

For many athletes at Hollywood High this Friday is a night that most if not all look forward too. Friday, Oct. 19 is Senior Night, where the school recognizes all seniors in football, cheer, band and dance guard, or what we call Spirit Squad. The school invites the seniors family and loved ones to walk their senior down the field, take photos and even bring their senior flowers or a gift. Senior Night is a tradition that we have participated in for years and it’s one that shouldn’t go unappreciated.

This year football will be playing Mendez High school, which some football players seem to be very confident about getting us this win. Majority of the defense line are seniors, so making this last year as memorable as possible is significant. Our schools leadership staff has made it their responsibility to ensure that this Senior Night runs as smooth as possible. Leadership has even made bows out of big red posters that seniors on the cheer team can take as a keep safe.  All in all this Senior Night should be one for the books. 

 

Sheiks spike out all of the Competition

Posted on October 10, 2018 by in Sports

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Melanie Aguilar

Chronicle Reporter

The girls volleyball team has been on a role since the Maywood tournament where they have won all the matchups since. The girls volleyball team is undefeated in league with a winning record of 11-0. This means elven  straight wins and absolutely no losses.

We caught up with Maryjane Vielma, varsity volleyball captain, and she said “honestly I knew we were going to be a good team”. There winning record proves this. Evidently enough, it is no secret that these ladies have been working very hard to keep this record. With consistent practices and dealing with schoolwork, these ladies have proven that volleyball is really a passion. The varsity captain mentioned that this year their team “is more connected”. They have bonded this season, and have allowed this bond to win them eleven straight games.

Maryjane mentioned that she feels “honored to be a the captain of an undefeated team”. Seniors on the girls volleyball team will leave satisfied knowing that they were undefeated. By knocking out all the competition this puts the team at advantage because they will go into playoffs with confidence and high spirits. Next years team will have big shoes to fill.

 

Junior year and all its chaos

Posted on May 23, 2018 by in Features

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Novalee Lopez

Chronicle Reporter

 

The school year is coming to an end, and with this ending comes stress and testing. Hollywood High’s juniors have been enduring SBAC testing, first for English, then this week math. Now when we were all sophomores all of the juniors would complain and warn us about all the chaos and stress that junior year brings, who would have knew that all of those warnings were the truth. The ending of the school year has been block schedules and two hour classes, SBAC testing and soon enough finals.

Junior year is not all bad, this year has prepared us for next year, which we are all excited for senior year. Senior year is definitely worth all the work that we had to get through for junior year, in a way senior year is our reward for all the work and testing we did this year.

Juniors don’t be discouraged, the year is almost here, two more weeks and we’re home free.

Sheiks fight on home turf

Posted on April 12, 2018 by in Sports

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Novalee Lopez

Chronicle Reporter

Hollywood High’s cheer team placed third in their first league competition last Friday, April 6. This was a huge step forward for the cheer team as this year is the first time it is considered a sport. Not only was it big that cheer now had their own league season and was now certified by CIF, but the league competition was held at Hollywood High School.

Plenty of students came to support the cheerleaders, as well as students and family from the other schools that they competed against. Some of the schools that they competed against were Wilson High, Franklin High, Bernstein High, Belmont High and Marshall High. Marshall placed second and Belmont placed first.

This placing came as a shocker to the Sheiks, “Honestly we didn’t expect to get third place, we thought we deserved better. We were really proud,” said cheer co-captain Melanie Aguilar.

Students show off their talent

Posted on March 21, 2018 by in Announcements, Entertainment

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Novalee Lopez

Chronicle Reporter

 

 

Hollywood High is once again holding their Spring pep rally tomorrow March 22, and holding their annual Hollywood Idol, thanks to creator James B. Carmicle, on March 23, which is also the last day of classes before we are off for Spring Break.  Now for the pep rally, students have to wear the proper color for roll call, Seniors wear red, Juniors wear white, Sophmores wear black and lastly Freshmen wear grey. Because of this event students will only be going to period one through four, each class being 70 minutes long, then their fourth period teacher will escort them to the pep rally.

Now for Hollywood Idol, students will be seeing a handful of acts ranging from singers to dancers. There will also be a fashion show exhibiting prom dress and tuxes ideas since prom is just around the corner. Again because of this event,and the fact that students will be dismissed to go home at 12:39 p.m. students will only have periods five and six, each class running for about 80 minutes. These next two days before Spring break are surely ending on a very entertaining note.

Wishing seniors good luck

Posted on March 1, 2018 by in Announcements, News

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Novalee Lopez

Chronicle Reporter

 

 

The time has come for seniors to get up in front of judges and important community people to present their semester long project. Seniors have put time and so much effort into this project, they have to write a 12+ page research paper, create a slide presentation, volunteer at least 20 hours, they also have to make sure that their presentation lasts a total of eight minutes.

Tomorrow, March 1 the seniors will have to stay after school, while all the other kids get to go home at 12:39. They have had plenty of time to prepare and now it is time to show their judges all that they have learned. Now if an underclassmen wanted to take part in seniors presentation, some students were asked to stay and time seniors presentation. If you don’t want to have that responsibility on your head but still want to stay and watch, you can ask a teacher if you can stay and observe.

Being prepared for the SAT

Posted on February 7, 2018 by in Announcements

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Novalee Lopez

Chronicle Reporter

 

 

All juniors should really be paying close attention to all these deadlines that are coming our way. The SAT’s are coming real soon and the deadline to sign up is even sooner, Feb. 9 to be exact. This deadline is only for the first session of the SAT which is on March 10, and the second session is in May.

If you need a little extra help or insight on how to prepare yourself for the SAT, here are some tips. First off, if you took your PSAT then you can log in to your college board account and see what subject you need to pay more attention too. Secondly, on the day of your exam don’t forget to bring a calculator, your school ID and extra pencils and erasers. The one thing that you can leave at home or with someone you trust is your cellphone, it is not necessary and it could hurt you if you bring your cellphone with you into the exam.

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