December 15, 2017

Give back this Christmas

Posted on December 8, 2017 by in Announcements, Entertainment, Features

Nick Macadaan

Chronicle Reporter

While the holidays are usually full of parties, fun, and gifts, it is also a time to give to others. Here are three things to do over the holiday break to get on Santa’s nice list:


1. Donate gifts to Toys for Tots


Toys for Tots is run by the U.S. marine corps and every year they collect new unwrapped    gifts to hand out to needy kids. There are many drop off locations throughout the city. If you do not have an extra gift, you can also make a donation online at


2. Volunteer at food on foot


Food on Foot is an organization in Hollywood that serves the homeless. For a donation of 25 dollars, people can go serve food to a group of homeless people who have cleaned up Hollywood under the supervision of the organization leaders. After the service, they tell their personal stories about their background and progress towards finding work and housing.


3. Visit LA Works Website


You can visit and view their list of community service that you can volunteer for. There is a variety of ways to help out listed on the website.

Get ready at UCLA AP Readiness

Posted on December 1, 2017 by in Announcements, News

 Katie Adaya

Chronicle Reporter

Tomorrow is the last day of this semester for STEM AP Readiness at UCLA’s campus. This workshop is very beneficial for students taking an AP course in those subjects. It gives students a grasp of what is going to appear on the AP test next school semester on May.

This workshop is intended for students to strengthen their knowledge in areas they needed to improve on or just to give students an overall view of what is crucial when taking the AP test. These “workshops [are] providing students with the skills necessary to be successful in college level classes and hands-on AP activities” according to UCLA AP Readiness Program.

There are two sessions a day, the first one beginning from  9:15-10: 55 a.m. and the second session from 11:15-1:00 p.m with a 20 minute break in between. You are able to choose two classes a day in which you feel you need most improvement on.

Make sure to attend tomorrow to help you prepare for the AP test next semester. Also, visit their website to look for future dates for either STEM or HUMANITIES. Don’t miss out on these great opportunities.

For all student athletes, there’s now a club for you.

Posted on October 3, 2017 by in Announcements, Entertainment

Isaak Ramirez

Chronicle Reporter

Interested in going to college to play sports? Do you have the potential to be a  athlete?  Then join athletes in action,  starting every Tuesdays during lunch in room 306, Mr. Woods class.  This clubs  main goal is to get as many students into college with a mindset of achieving a scholarship or just having a professional job in the field of sports in general.

Hugo Ochoa Garcia and Ethan Murga started the club, both are student athletes and aspire to go to college.  This is part of the inspiration that made them want to do the club,  and thought about the massive amounts of college tuition would impede students to attend their dream college.  Although this club is starting out very new, it shows great promise to athletes in the school, and dedicated to the sport.   If you’re trying to join the club then do so now. These two copresidents are doing their best to get colleges, to see the students potential. They are also trying to get practices and college scouts to visit the school. Join students in action, and work hard for the change you want to see and the change you want to be in your life as a student.

Safer Streets are Arriving

Posted on June 2, 2017 by in Announcements, News

Joshua Alejano

Chronicle Reporter

Councilman O’Farrell and The Los Angeles Department of Transportation have been working together to make the route to Selma Elementary school and Hollywood High school safer for students and allow families to walk around with ease.

The project will be occurring some time this summer and is planned to be finished before school starts. The street lights will be placed in the cross street of Highland and Hawthorn. They will have another meeting this summer to discuss their progression of the project.

They are going to remove the homeless in the streets of highland and clean the street up. The main problem of the project is the traffic in highland.

” They have to coordinate the time with the Hollywood events with the time they will build the street lights,” said Principal Alejandra Sanchez.

This meeting was made to inform the public who will be impacted by this changed drastically.

Join the Luncheon

Posted on June 1, 2017 by in Announcements, Features

Catherine Lee
Chronicle Reporter

The Class of 2017 will have their Senior Luncheon on Monday, June 5th at the school cafeteria. Seniors will be rehearsing for the graduation in the auditorium from eight in the morning to 12:30 pm. After the rehearsal, the seniors will have their luncheon from 12:30 pm till the end of the school day. The tickets will be sold in the student store for 25 dollars.

The luncheon will be the last senior activity taking place at school, before the graduation ceremony and the grad night at Disneyland. It will be a great opportunity for seniors to eat and socialize with their friends for the last time in Hollywood High School for they will be rehearsing the whole day on Tuesday till 12:30 and they will be at the Bowl on Wednesday.

The seniors are expected to come back to school on Thursday to pick up their diploma from 9am to 11am. 

Show your Sheik pride

Posted on May 31, 2017 by in Announcements

Guadalupe Huerta

Chronicle Reporter

Take your mind off of finals for a bit and get your spirit on. This week we have spirit week.

Monday 5/29 there is no school due to Memorial day

Tuesday 5/30 is Senoritis day. Come to school bummy and show off your lazyness

Wednesday 5/31 is way back wednesday. Basically it’s like kindergarten all over again. Dress as if you were a younger version you.

Thursday 6/01 is twin day. Show off your squad by matching and show who has the better squad.

Friday 6/02 is sheik gear. This is when you can show your sheik pride and wear anything sheik related. It could be a jersey or a sweater or even a hat.

Don’t forget Friday 5/02 is the powderpuff game. Come out and support the girls play. Also don’t forget to cheer with the male cheerleaders.

Explore BODY WORLDS: Pulse at the California Science Center

Posted on May 18, 2017 by in Announcements

Aniello Angrisano

Crimson Chronicle Reporter

Opening up on this Saturday May 20 the unusual Body Works: Pulse exhibit is going to be at the California Science Center. This exhibit explores how the human body is negatively affected by different diseases and obesity and how a healthy and active lifestyle affects the human body positively.

The weirdest, most unique, and intriguing part of this exhibit is that it uses real human tissues, muscles, and organs using a process known as plastination. Plastination was created by Dr. Gunther von Hagens, who founded the exhibit, which is the process of extracting all bodily fluids and fats and replacing them with certain plastics that are able to preserve the body according to the California Science Center. Now before people are freaked out by this display it is supposed to showcase and promote a healthy lifestyle and provide a closer look into the human body.

This exhibit will feature over 200 plastinated artifacts including whole bodies, body structures, and whole organs and tissues. These are split up into different displays of human functions like the locomotive, nervous, respiratory, circulatory, digestive, and reproductive systems. Some of the items featured are an obese body slice, a smoker’s black lung, and hardened arteries that show the effects of bad health.

There is plenty of time to check out the exhibit as it will be there until February 20, 2018. Tickets to the exhibit cost  $19.95 for adults and $16.95 for students ages 13-17 with school I.D.

Body Worlds: Pulse

Free breakfast at Chick-fil-a

Posted on April 18, 2017 by in Announcements

Guadalupe Huerta

Chronicle reporter

Welcome back students. It’s back to waking up early and surviving 8 hours a day. Why not start the day with some free breakfast?

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not start off with some free breakfast at Chick-Fil-A. This whole week April 17-21 they are giving out free breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Monday is a chick-fil-a biscuit.

Tuesday is a sausage egg and cheese muffin.

Wednesday is 3 count chick-n-minis

Thursday is a egg white grill

Friday is a chick-fil-a biscuit.

JROTC is Officially Over

Posted on April 7, 2017 by in Announcements, News

Aniello Angrisano

Crimson Reporter

After a century running and years of speculation JROTC, or the junior reserved officer training corps, is coming to an end beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. In an official letter send out today by Principal Alejandra Sanchez it was announced that the program would come to an end.

“It is with great sadness that I am informing you that the JROTC program at Hollywood High School will not continue starting in the 2017-18 school year due to lack of funding. After three years of discussing the school funding issues with the JROTC Leadership, including Col. McDonald and providing them with with an official and timely notice last school year, we are now proceeding with this heartbreak decision” Ms. Sanchez said. “As stated above, I am extremely saddened by this decision and will immensely miss our wonderful cadets and instructors who have contributed so much to our school life and activities” Ms. Sanchez stated.

Obviously the move was an outrage to many and they supported JROTC at lunch on Wednesday April 7. It was at this meeting that Ms. Sanchez broke out the news to cadets that they were canceling the program, it was these cadets that they broke the news out to their supporters at the meeting that inform them the program ended. “I feel depressed. The program has been in Hollywood High School for a 100 years. It creates family, relationships, and friendships. It also teaches leadership skills which are great later in life,” said Jason Kim, 11th grader whose been in the program all three years and is a former officer, “I personally don’t want JROTC to shut down, JROTC has influenced so much in not only in my life but also the students of Hollywood High.”

As JROTC ends Ms. Sanchez will implement a new competitve A-G course but not will have to be seen. As for the heartbreaking news Ms. Sanchez said there was no possible way to fund the JROTC program in the coming years. Only time will tell towards Ms. Sanchez controversial decision.

Check out the Wellness Fair next week

Posted on March 23, 2017 by in Announcements, News

Aniello Angrisano
Crimson Chronicle

Coming to Hollywood next Thursday March 30 The Wellness Fair is going to be transpiring after school. Happening in the quad from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm The Wellness Fair is going to be hosted by numerous after school clubs. The clubs hosting include the FAME Health Club, Environmental Club, Key Club, Peer Advocates, Bike Club, Dance Club, and LACER after school programs. Promoting health and fitness they will have workshops about nutrition, water safety, health policies, sugar consumption, dairy consumption, diet, and exercise all offered by organizations like LACER, Sugar Watch, Dairy Council of California, Gold Star Foods, Heal the Bay, LCHC, and The L.A. Trust fund. The fair is completely free and will include free food, there will also be a raffle.

Who: Fame Health Club, Environmental Club, Key Club, Peer Advocates, Bike Club, Dance Club, and LACER

What: The Wellness Fair

Where: The Quad

When: May 30 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Why: Promoting good nutrition, environmentalism, and exercise