Prepare for Finals Week

Posted on May 29, 2018 by in Features

Katie Adaya

Chronicle Reporter

With finals coming up soon, students tend to stress out and panic. Here are a few tips on how to stay organized and prepare for finals week:

  • Ask questions

Being uncertain on a certain chapter, lesson, or subject is not a good sign. Instead of being shy or embarrassed, ask for help on that specific part of the lesson to help improve the overall outcome of the final grade.

  • Create a study group

Studying with a group of friends or peers can help one study better. Make sure to choose wisely on who to study with because some people tend to get off topic, which makes it harder to grasp the information. However, that does not mean that studying can’t be fun or that breaks are not allowed. As long as the work gets done, that is all that matters.

  • Have a study schedule

Time is precious, so make sure to make time to study. Plan a schedule that works around your schedule and actually do it. Also, try methods that work with your own learning abilities. Some people are visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learners. Try studying in a setting that’s most comfortable. Most people prefer quieter places such as libraries or coffee shops, whereas others prefer a louder background.

  • Get enough rest

Studying is very important, but getting enough sleep is as well. Staying up all night doesn’t help anyone. It can really drain away their energy. Instead, split the study sessions per day to avoid pulling an all-nighter the day before.

  • Eat healthy

Nutrition is a necessity. Make sure to eat a healthy meal that will allow you to concentrate when studying. Also, do not forget to eat something nutritious the day of finals.

‘Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice’ Comes to Hollywood

Posted on May 18, 2018 by in News, Sports

Stephanie Starks

Chronicle Reporter

Grab your gear and put on your game faces, Powderpuff 2k18 is underway. Popping off on June 1st, the juniors and seniors that are participating have started to practice after school on the field.

The practices are held on every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 3:15 pm to 5 pm. It is never too late to join, so if you’re a girl, in the 11th or 12th grade, and are interested in playing Powderpuff football, come join the team on any Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday on our very own Hollywood High School field. “Going into Powderpuff I didn’t think much of it, but now it has taught me more about football and I have created bonds with the players there.” said Linnssy Munoz, SAS Junior.

Also are you interested in Powderpuff, but are a boy? Boys are able to apply to be cheerleaders for the half time show. For more information, meet at the field afterschool on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday before June 1st.

Prepare for the Upcoming SAT

Posted on April 6, 2018 by in Announcements, News

Katie Adaya

Chronicle Reporter

Not satisfied with your SAT score and want to improve? To get the help needed, come to the workshop held every Monday and Thursday in room 227. This Khan Academy SAT Prep workshop starts at 3:15 p.m. and ends at 5:15 p.m. By practicing for just two hours twice a day, you will be able to improve your score and perhaps be closer to the goal you desired to reach.

The flyer lists the dates for the workshop and the class access codes. file:///C:/Users/lausd_user/Downloads/Flyer_Spring_2018%20(1).pdf

Also, don’t forget to get your fee waiver at the College Center with Ms. Pinedo if you are eligible. Today is the last day to register for the SAT on May 5. The next SAT registration deadline for the SAT on June 2 is May 3.

To find out more about upcoming SATs or any questions regarding the SATs, check out the collegeboard website. https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register?gclid=Cj0KCQjwtZzWBRD2ARIsAIPenY1z7g8JJLSTrDh6H_Am_DUbE9YaO7XMz8cFUFIlM4LZjeYwbKe5-xUaAgYKEALw_wcB&s_kwcid=AL!4330!3!197590690242!b!!g!!sat%20registration%20deadlines&ef_id=WsaMAQAAAGx2wGB3:20180406215518:s

 

Participate in this Eventful Week

Posted on March 19, 2018 by in Announcements, Features

Stephanie Starks

Chronicle Reporter

Don’t forget that Spirit Week is lasting two weeks this year. Starting off with a bang, leading up to the successful Spring Dance, the first week had a series of different themed days. These days included Sports Day, Glamorous Day, Twin Day, Professional Day, and Black Out Day.

Now, in the week before Spring Break, there is another Spirit Week, with themes some of us have never seen before in the course of our high school years.

Keep up with the themes and show your school spirit by participating in this week leading up to Spring Break, Hollywood Idol, and Spring Pep Rally 2018

Monday 3/19: Pajama Day

Tuesday 3/20: Meme Day

Wednesday 3/21: Holiday Day

Thursday 3/22: Roll Call

The schedule is:

P1

P2

nutrition

P3

lunch

P4

PEP RALLY

Friday 3/23: 90s

P5

P6

HOLLYWOOD IDOL

Get your tickets to the Spring Dance!

Posted on March 7, 2018 by in Announcements

Katie Adaya

Chronicle Reporter

The Spring Dance is here! Save the date for March 17. Get your groove on this year’s spring dance for only $10 this week and next week or $20 at the door.

This year’s spring dance theme is Hollywood in Hollywood, so you don’t want to miss it. There will be live performances by JP the Goat, Audrey Crobano, Tyler Ransom, Ad Cinco, and the Rock Band. The dance will last from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Make sure to buy your tickets now for only ten dollars. You will be able to purchase them during lunch at the quad, or at the student store when there isn’t a table set up. To purchase a ticket for someone who doesn’t attend our school, you can ask for a guest pass at the student store and fill out the information.

Are you money smart?

Posted on February 28, 2018 by in Announcements

Stephanie Starks

Chronicle Reporter

Want to be included in the school newspaper? All you have to do is click the link at the end of this article.

This issue is very important and could possibly influence your entire life! That´s why student body participation is important to the Crimson Chronicle. The link leads to a fun 2-minute survey that might just make rethink how you spend your money.

Your participation is needed !! :))) hhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FHNKN8S

Prepare for your AP English Test Months Before

Posted on February 23, 2018 by in Announcements

Stephanie Starks

Chronicle Reporter

Make sure you take advantage of AP Enrichment at Hollywood High School. Available for ELA Advance Placement classes, these are opportunities to further your knowledge in AP English Language and Literature. This is very helpful if you cannot make it to UCLA for AP Readiness and if you learn better with teachers that you are familiar with.

Only for a few days, students in AP English Language and AP English Literature can come to Hollywood High at 9 am to engross themselves in more education and stay on a steady path to a 5 on the AP tests in May. This can give you a little boost in class and learn more things that you may not get to before the school year is over.

From Mr. Carmicle, to Ms.Cusolito, Ms.Tobenkin and more, all Hollywood High students are welcome to join the AP teachers from 9am to 12 pm on Saturday, March 17, and Saturday, April 14. These are the only two days that this event is taking place, so make sure you use this limited opportunity to possibly raise your AP score one number before it even comes out.

 

Check out HBCUs at the Black College Expo

Posted on February 9, 2018 by in Announcements

Katie Adaya

Chronicle Reporter

The 19th Annual Black College Expo will be held at the Convention Center on February 10. According to thecollegeexpo.org, this event “highlights over 50 of the 104 historically black colleges and universities, along with other higher learning institutions and educational services”. The reason as to why this event was created was to help minorities get admitted into colleges. It’s goal is to help positively influence students into getting a higher education level.

Anyone is welcomed to come. In this event, students can get accepted on the spot, as well as get scholorships. They will also be able to familiarize themselves with HBCUs and other colleges. Remember to bring your transcrips and SAT/ACT scores with you in hand to be able to present them to the colleges.

This event will be held from 9am to 3pm at the Los Angeles Convention Center. You can also stay for the After Show from 3pm to 5pm. Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/los-angeles-black-college-expo-tickets-34810700743

 

Why do girls sports not get as much recognition as boys’ sports?

Posted on February 5, 2018 by in Op-Ed

Stephanie Starks

Chronicle Reporter

Early in the morning, congratulations of the boys teams for achieving the bare minimum can be heard, while whispers of the girls’ success are only passed around.

Why is this?

This is the third year in a row that girls soccer has made it to playoffs, yet you’ll find more posts about the boys being league champs for the first time in 10 years. This is the first time in a while that girls volleyball has made it to playoffs (they made it far; semifinals), but around that time, the Hollywood High School Instagram kept posting about football, 2 weeks after they lost in the first round and their season was ended. Boys basketball is successful, yes, but why are the seats empty when the girls have home games.

The underlying sexism in public schools is obvious, ranging from rules to dress codes. It is wildly apparent in the vast difference in how girls teams are treated compared to boys teams. This is a serious issue that needs to be addressed because it only encourages the athletic success of men, but not women, which further contributes to the wage gap in mens and womens sports.

The showing for girls basketball is sad. If you walk in the Hollywood High School gym when there is a home game the stands are nearly empty. Girls basketball gets even less advertisement than girls soccer. They are forgotten in the morning announcements and are rarely heard of when they win. This is sad.

Girls and Boys sports should be celebrated and shown off equally. Although league champs for 3 years in a row, Girls soccer has never gotten a banner while I have been in high school. During my freshman year, we were told that there was not enough money for it. A banner. Yet football got a banner for their 2017-18 season for no apparent reason.

It is 2018. People are still searching for a reason why women are getting treated the way they are as adults, and I think to eliminate the subtle sexism early on, like in grade schools, would be a good start to demolish the inequality between the sexes.

How to Study for the SAT/ACT

Posted on January 19, 2018 by in Features

Katie Adaya

Chronicle Reporter

  • If you don’t know how to prepare for the SAT or ACT, Santa Monica College is offering free SAT/ACT prep to help strengthen your score. It will be held at the Santa Monica Library on Saturday, January 20th from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. To reserve a spot or for more information contact by calling (310)575-1847 or emailing info@magentaed.com.
  • Khan Academy also offers free help for the SAT. By connecting it with CollegeBoard, they get access to your previous scores, whether it’s your past SAT or PSAT scores. When getting access to your information, you will receive help in areas you need to improve on. Also, you can personalize it by working it around your schedule. You can begin practicing at https://www.khanacademy.org/sat
  • You can also take free online lectures for the SAT at http://academicearth.org/sat/ . This website offers six courses in which you can choose from to gain help from. The courses include courses such as helping you improve your essay, critical thinking, and the math portion as well.
  • Self-studying is another option you can choose from. Looking at online videos or purchasing books to help you focus on your goal is a great way to go. This way to go will benefit you because you’ll be able to work around your schedule and be able to focus on what needs most improvement.