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.

 

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.

 

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