January 18, 2019

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.

 

Avoid schedule confusion this finals week

Posted on December 10, 2018 by in Announcements, News

Avoid schedule confusion this finals week

Stephanie Starks

Photo Editor

With our pencils out and notebooks filled, finals week has finally made its appearance. No matter the grade or seniority, the schedule for finals week or the week of pep rally is always confusing. So, to avoid any mishaps and keep your head in the game, here’s the schedule for this 12/10-12/14:

Tuesday 12/11

Period 1(BIC): 8:00 a.m. – 10:13 a.m.

Nutrition: 10:13 a.m. – 10:28 a.m.

Period 2: 10:34 a.m. – 12:32 p.m.

Lunch: 12:32 p.m. – 1:02 p.m.

Period 3: 1:08 p.m. – 1:31 p.m.

Period 4: 1:37 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday 12/12

Period 3(BIC): 8:00 a.m. – 10:13 a.m.

Nutrition: 10:13 a.m. – 10:28 a.m.

Period 4: 10:34 a.m. – 12:32 p.m.

Lunch: 12:32 p.m. – 1:02 p.m.

Period 5: 1:08 p.m. – 2:04 p.m.

Period 6: 2:10 p.m. – 3:06 p.m.

Thursday 12/13

Period 5(BIC): 8:00 a.m. – 10:13 a.m.

Nutrition: 10:13 a.m. – 10:28 a.m.

Period 6: 10:34 a.m. – 12:32 p.m.

Lunch: 12:32 p.m. – 1:02 p.m.

Period 1: 1:08 p.m. – 2:04 p.m.

Period 2: 2:10 p.m. – 3:06 p.m.

Friday 12/14

Period 1 (BIC): 8:00 a.m. – 8:49 a.m.

Period 2: 8:55 a.m. – 9:29 a.m.

Period 3: 9:35 a.m. – 10:09 a.m.

Brunch: 10:09 a.m. – 10:39 a.m. 

Period 4: 10:45 a.m. – 11:19 a.m.

Period 5: 11:25 a.m. – 11:59 a.m.

Period 6: 12:05 p.m. – 12:39 p.m.

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

 

F.I.G.H.T. to the finish for Third World Countries

Posted on November 14, 2018 by in Announcements

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Katie Adaya

Chronicle Reporter

 

Go and support the Feminism, Internationalist, Gender-Neutral,Helpful and Together club, also known as F.I.G.H.T. Club on Wednesday Nov. 14 during lunch at the quad. Anyone who desires to take on the challenge of arm wrestling against Mr. Milton can do so with a donation of only $1. All money will be donated to the Plan International Organization. 

This charity helps women from Third World countries in many different ways. There are options from which packages or kits to donate to. Some donate towards women’s education, building water fountains, girls stuck in human trafficking, and more. Overall, women will benefit from any of these options.

There will be ongoing events throughout the year to raise enough money  to donate towards this charity. The goal is to create a better environment and future for them. The package or kit chosen will depend on the amount of money that the club receives from these events. Anyone is welcomed to join and participate in any of these event that will fund money for this cause. Help make a difference.  For further information feel free to look at the organizations website https://www.planusa.org/give-differently/

Join F.I.G.H.T. Club every Monday in room 424 during lunch.

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

Beware of the night

Posted on October 31, 2018 by in Announcements

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Melanie Aguilar

Chronicle Reporter

Halloween is exciting. It’s fun to dress up, be with friends, stock up on candy, and see unique costume ideas. But it’s important to make sure that the night goes as smoothly as possible. To avoid any possible altercations or unfortunate events from occurring on this thrilling night, I  have provided a list of steps that will help Trick or Treaters enjoy their night to the fullest extent.

 

  1. Go as a group: It is much safer to go Trick or Treating in a group as opposed to alone. To ensure that you are comfortable or have a good time filling up your candy bag, going with friends will present a familiar atmosphere.
  2. Be alert for expiration dates: Often times when receiving candy we forget to check for expiration dates or sealed treats. To prevent getting sick from expired candy, it is important to check for consumable dates
  3. Stay on the steps: it is never advised to enter a strangers house even if they are friendly or offer you something to step into their house. Stay on the outside and do not let anyone talk you into entering their home.
  4. Try to avoid wearing dark colors: it’s always advised to wear lighter or brighter colors as dark costumes are harder to see at night time.
  5. Stay on the sidewalks: when walking around unknown neighborhoods, it’s important to stay on the sidewalks so that incoming vehicles are not interrupted. it is much safer to stay on the sidewalk and use crosswalks to change the directions
  6. Avoiding any illegal activity: we all dislike, those neighborhoods that avoid giving out treats on this spooky night, but that does not mean we should vandalize their homes.
  7. Trick or treat in familiar areas; trick or treating in familiar areas will ensure the safety of your overall halloween experience. Around common areas you can enjoy the presence of familiar faces and friendly neighbors
  8. Eat only wrapped treats: As we have seen in the past, lots of halloween candy has been contaminated and often times we can tell if the wrapper has been slightly open. Stay away from candy that may appear old or opened and by the end of the night, when checking candy, throw them out.

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.

 

Support the class of 2018

Posted on June 1, 2018 by in Announcements

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Yadira Romero

Chronicle Reporter

Graduation, the day everyone looks forward to. Seniors count down the days until they can finally graduate high school. This year the seniors of Hollywood High are graduating on June 6, this upcoming Wednesday. Come join the celebration of these soon to be graduates. The ceremony will begin at 5 p.m at the Hollywood Bowl.

Everyone is welcomed to come, there are no tickets needed. There is a parking fee though, which you can get a reduced rate for at the student store the week of the graduation. Come support the graduating class of 2018.

 

Memorial Day in L.A.

Posted on May 29, 2018 by in Announcements

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Reported by Tais Borges

Another Memorial Day weekend has arrived. This means the beginning of summer, hot weather, spending time with family, and dedicating this specific day to those brave soldiers who died in military service. The first celebration in 1868 was known as Decoration Day, because the graves of the lost soldiers would be decorated with flowers. As of 1967, the date has become known as Memorial Day. The importance remains of this date’s celebration, especially in such a large city. Los Angeles’ citizens can find several events to attend, including parades and ceremonies on this Monday.

In Hollywood, a retired U.S. Army Captain will speak at an event at Forest Lawn in Hollywood Hills starting at 10 a.m.

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was built in 1923 to honor the 23,000 soldiers who served in World War I. They will hold a ceremony as they do almost every year, at noon. This will consist of patriotic music, an honor guard presentation, and the lighting of the stadium torch.

In Inglewood, the population will gather for speeches, a colors presentation, and a flag ceremony. It will be held at Memorial Obelisk Monument starting at 11 a.m.

Long Beach has the name of roughly 7,000 members of armed services who have died since Sept. 11, 2001 inscribed on Honoring Our Fallen Memorial Wall at Rosie the Riveter Park. Starting at 5:45 a.m., people will gather to read the names of those brave lives that have been sacrificed.

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

 

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