Youth Ambassadors for Queer History

Posted on April 9, 2019 by in Announcements, News

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America Flores-Hernandez
Chronicle Reporter

Students who are interested working in professional research, project development skills, and ways to include a voice of LGBTQ history/culture in their communities, should take this opportunity. The ONE Archives Foundation is currently accepting applications for potential youth ambassadors for their Queer History Program for high school students. Through this program, individuals are mentored by the foundation’s members by involving groups on hands-on research projects and interactive discussions.

The program includes LGBTQ history presentations by community organizers, group discussions on queer topics, research and workshops, and field trips to affiliated organizations and landmarks throughout Los Angeles. Ultimately, these activities will guide each student to create a personal passion project that shows off their knowledge of LGBTQ history and culture. The culmination of these individual projects will be showcased as a collective exhibition at ONE Gallery, West Hollywood.

In addition, being an ambassador also shows you’re capable of being an advocate for others, plus it looks good to colleges when you send off applications. It can also be way to earn community service hours. Also, a recommendation from a teacher is a necessary part to the application as well. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, April 26th.

Express your creativity for Earth Day

Posted on March 31, 2019 by in Announcements

Express your creativity for Earth Day

Maria Alfaro

Chronicle Reporter

All Hollywood High students have been invited to participate in Richard Bloom’s 2019 Earth Day Poster Challenge in honor of Earth day on April 22. Students have the chance to express their creativity on the environment through their posters so long as they promote the theme, “Protect Our Species.” 

In order to participate, the poster needs to be 8 1/2’’ by 11’’ and must be on recycled paper. Students are allowed to use any form of media, paint, photos, pencils, and collages to express this year’s theme. Each entry must include the student’s name, grade, and school name. They will also need to include a complete released formed signed by their parent or guardian in order to be in the contest. The entries are to be submitted to Bloom’s office at 2800 28th Street, Suite 105, Santa Monica, CA 90405. The deadline is on April 18 and any entry received after that date will not be considered for this year’s contest. 

There will be four winners in total. Three will be first prize winners that will be selected from grade levels: K-3, 4-6, and 7-12. There will be one grand prize winner selected from the entire contest. The winners of the contest will receive a personalized letter from Bloom, a California State Assembly Certificate of Recognition, and have their posters showcased on his social media accLAUSDounts. Black Art Supply, a supporter of the contest, will also award the student’s instructor to purchase art supplies for their classrooms. Not only that, but they have agreed to display the winner’s art at their Santa Monica store location. More information can be found on schoology under Hollywood Senior High.

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

Design your own Sheik-A-Thon t-shirt

Posted on March 17, 2019 by in Announcements

Design your own Sheik-A-Thon t-shirt

Maria Alfaro

Chronicle Reporter

A Shiek-a-thon t-shirt contest is being held, a chance for students to design and express their creativity. All students are allowed to participate in the contest and have the chance to design a t-shirt that relates to the event. The t-shirt design must have a relation with at least one of the following: 

a. Hollywood High School

b. Hollywood Sign 

c. Health (Physical Activity Nutrition)

d. The City’s Partnership with Hollywood High 

The winner of the contest will get a $25 gift card and a free shirt they can wear on the day of the event. The sheik-a-thon will take place on April 6. All entries are due by Friday, March 29 to Mr.Grijalva, room 408, the Health Start (Alimohammadi, Maria) mailbox in the office or Christian Beauvoir’s email: Christian@thelatrust.org.

Classes are on a block schedule next week

Posted on March 15, 2019 by in Announcements

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Kahliyah Williams

Chronicle Reporter

Next week 11th and 12th grades will be taking the California Science Test (CAST) which will result in a block schedule.

Monday, March 18th:  testing Periods 1,2,3

Tuesday, March 19th:  testing Periods 4,5,6

Wednesday, March 20th: testing Periods 1,2,3

Thursday, March 21st: testing Periods 4,5,6

Parent-Teacher Night from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Friday, March 22nd:Makeup Testing for (CAST)

Minimum day at 12:39pm

 

Leadership host “Crazy” movie night

Posted on March 14, 2019 by in Announcements, Entertainment, News

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Kenyon Dawson

Chronicle Reporter

Don’t have any plans for your Friday afternoon? Well lucky for you Leadership will be hosting a movie night in the small gym after school on Friday, March 15 at 4pm. The movie they will be playing is “Crazy Rich Asians” by director Jon M. Chu. Entry to watch the movie will be free to all students, although concessions such as snacks and beverages will be sold.

Kristina Jinanian, PAM senior and leadership fundraising chairman says, “You cannot find this movie on any other streaming site…We hope people show up and have fun..”. With the grading window finally closed, what better way to relax and distress from all that work, than by sitting back and watching a free movie with friends.

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

Change your SLC today

Posted on February 1, 2019 by in Announcements

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Kenyon Dawson

Chronicle Reporter

Attention, all freshman, sophomores, and juniors! Are you aware of this amazing opportunity to switch out of your current SLC and into a new one? If you are interested in joining New Media Academy, School for Advanced Studies, Teaching Career Academy, or Performing Arts Magnet for the 2019-2020 school year, applications are open Friday, Feb. 1, so apply soon and reserve your spot. Submit Magnet applications online at http://echoices.lausd.net/ . You can also go to the Attendance Office in the first floor in the SAS building in room 411 for enrollment support.

Sareenah Orélus, an NMA senior said, “I was not aware of the opportunity to switch SLCs, but I think it’s a great idea… Students will finally be able to learn in the area they choose instead of being confined to their SLC.”

New Media Academy – NMA https://www.hollywoodhighschool.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=64229&type=d&pREC_ID=743316

School of Advanced Studies – SAS https://www.hollywoodhighschool.net/apps/pages/sas

Teaching Career Academy – TCA https://www.hollywoodhighschool.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=64224&type=d&pREC_ID=102177

Performing Arts Magnet – PAM https://www.hollywoodhighschool.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=64225&type=d&pREC_ID=100880

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.

 

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