December 15, 2017

Get jolly with these new tunes

Posted on December 10, 2017 by in Entertainment

Elissa Martinez

Chronicle Reporter

Change up your holiday music classics this year with this newly released album. Australian singer-songwriter Sia released her first ever Christmas album on Nov. 17. Her album is called Everyday Is Christmas and consists of ten original holiday songs.

If you would like to listen to classic holiday music sung by different artists, here is a list of Christmas albums that were released this year.

1. You Make It Feel Like Christmas – Gwen Stefani (Released on Oct. 6, contains 12 songs)

2. Christmas After Midnight – Fantasia Barrino (Released on Oct. 6, contains 12 songs)

3. Warmer In The Winter – Lindsey Stirling (Released on Oct. 20, contains 15 songs)

4. Our Favorite Time Of Year – Us the Duo (Released on Nov. 17, contains 11 songs)

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 toysfortots.org.

 

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 www.laworks.com 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.

Keep active during Winter Break with these amusement parks

Posted on December 7, 2017 by in Entertainment, Features

Jack Cortez

Chronicle Reporter

Looking for something to do over winter break? Here are three places you can go to kill your boredom and get festive over break:

 

CHILL at Queen Mary, with a 38,000-square foot Ice Adventure Park featuring a two story 140 foot long ice tubing slide, Amsterdam bumper cars, zip line, ice shuffleboard, Ice Skating, Ice Track, and much more

 

CHILL  is open daily at the Queen Mary from Dec. 13-Jan. 7

4:30pm 11:00pm

$20-children

$30-adults

 

 

 

 

 

Universal has all kinds of fun family wintery/Christmas activities to do, See Martha May Whovier and the Who Dolls, Grinchmas, Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, regular snowfall at the CityWalk mall and more

 

Open Hours

 

9AM–7PM

 

Gate Prices

 

Adult   –  $110.00

Child   –  (3-12) $104.00

 

https://www.smartdestinations.com/los-angeles-attractions-and-tours/universal-studios-hollywood/_attr_Lax_Att_Universal_Studios_Hollywood.html

 

It’s the most magical time of the year this holiday at the Disneyland Resort with lots of activities to do with the whole family; World of Color- Season Lights, Santa’s Holiday Visit at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, Sounds and Flavors of Delight, and much more

Open Hours

8AM–12AM

 

Prices vary on purchased Tickets

https://disneyland.disney.go.com/tickets/

4 Christmas Films for everyone on your list 🎄

Posted on December 4, 2017 by in Entertainment

Lexa Sorto

Crimson Reporter

Just like Jimmy Mathis once said ” Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas”. You know what that means. Christmas break, Hanging mistletoes , sipping that hot Chocolate ,  debating whether to get a loved one a gift card because you don’t really know what they like 🤷🏾‍♀️, and the list goes on. Regardless of everything, there’s one thing we can’t forget, Christmas Movies 🎄📽. Here’s a list of underrated movies that both the naughty or nice can watch to get them in the Christmas Spirit.

Old Classics 

  1. Jack Frost ( 1998) ⛄️Jack Frost tells the tale of a man named Jack Frost who was always busy with his career and never really payed attention to his wife and son. After dying in a car accident, Jack is given one more chance is make things right with his family, before he disappears forever.

 

Drama    

2. About A Boy 🙋🏽‍♂️Will is a rich man in his late 30’s, who spends most of his time dating single moms. Along the way, he meets a boy named Marcus who has problems at school. They become the best of friends. As time goes by, Will teaches Marcus how to fit in school while Marcus teaches Will what it’s like to be an adult

 

Horror 

3. Krampus 👺Krampus tells the story of a dysfunctional family getting ready for the holidays. After seeing the mess he has of a family, he loses his spirit causing a wrath of the ‘half god half demon” Krampus. With the demon inside the family home, Max’s family is left fighting for their lives.

 

Comedy

  1. Mean Girls 💁🏽 Cady Heron is attending public school for the first time. Not knowing who to hang out with, she becomes friends with the plastics, the most popular clic at her school. After making a mistake for falling for one of the plastic’s exes, she begins to discover how the clic got their name.

Netflix welcomes new movies, removes old

Posted on November 30, 2017 by in Entertainment

Celine E. Gimpirea

Crimson Chronicle Reporter

Netflix honors the coming of a new year with new films, but not without eliminating a few titles from their vast collection.

In effect throughout December, contracts with the streaming medium for movies such as Scary Movie 1 and 2, Hoffa and Holes, are being terminated, while new ones are installed for movies to stay in intervals ranging from one to three years.

The influx includes a total of 52 traditional and contemporary movies for different audiences, basely aimed at families. Here are a few to look out for:

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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2017 ‧ Fantasy/Science fiction film ‧ 2h 18m

 

The Little Rascals

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1994 ‧ Romance/Comedy ‧ 1h 28m

 

Full Metal Jacket

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1987 ‧ Drama/Action ‧ 1h 56m

 

Ace Ventura

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1994 ‧ Thriller/Action ‧ 1h 27m

 

All-new Netflix original Bright (starring Will Smith)

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1994 ‧ Thriller/Action ‧ 1h 27m

 

And for Christmas…

Disney’s The Santa Clause 1, 2, & 3 to make December a month of marathon classics.

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1994 ‧ Fantasy/Drama ‧ 1h 47m

The change is bittersweet, though. Here are a few of the movies and shows leaving Netflix next month. Catch them before they’re gone:

The Rite

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia (All seasons)

Source: Popsugar.com

Get jolly and festive this winter season

Posted on November 30, 2017 by in Entertainment, Features

Stephanie Starks

Chronicle Reporter

For most, Christmas starts when Halloween ends. The decorations go up, all the themed commercials start playing and “All I Want For Christmas” by Mariah Carey starts hiking up in views on YouTube. Now, as December is approaching quickly, for those who aren’t in the Christmas mood, watching Christmas movies is the perfect way to boost your spirit. Here are 6 classic Christmas movies to get you feeling holly and jolly:

A Christmas Carol (2009)                                                                                                                                                                                           Join an adventure with Ebenezer Scrooge, the Ghost of Christmas Past and Present as they explore the joys of Christmas and the happiness and purity of it all. Realising the meaning of Christmas, the two entities help Scrooge change his miserable ways and become a lover of all and an advocate of Christmas

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)                                                                                                                                                                                     A hermit with a strong disdain for Christmas intends to make everyone feel his pain by stealing their presents and ruining Christmas.  The story of the Grinch shows the power of love and friendship as Cindy Lou Who increases the Grinch’s heart by two sizes.

Frosty the Snowman (1969)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A  snowman comes to life with a thrown away top hat and help the children of the neighborhood spread the Christmas spirit. Soon, the owner of the top hat tries to get it back and the children try to get Frosty away from the owner and the warm weather before he melts.

The Polar Express (2004)                                                                                                                                                                                   A boy who has trouble believing in Santa and getting in the Christmas spirit goes and adventure to the North Pole and is put through a series of situations to hopefully get him to believe.

Home Alone (1990)                                                                                                                                                                                        Eight-year-old Kevin gets left home alone when his family accidentally forgets him when they go on vacation. Waking up alone, Kevin finds himself defending his house alone against two grown men who planned to rob their house while they were on vacation.

Elf (2003)                                                                                                                                                                                                        Finding it hard to fit in, Buddy the Elf enters Santa’s Workshop as an adult. Travelling to New York, Buddy spends his time looking for his real dad.

 

 

 

Grammy Nominations and more

Posted on November 29, 2017 by in Entertainment, Uncategorized

Reporter – Jared Cabrera

The 2018 Grammy nominations have been announced and many people are pleased with the results and of course there were a couple of flops. Many mainstream artists and underrated artists had the spotlight to be nominated and noticed by a huge audience. New and upcoming artists like SZA, Khalid, Lil Uzi Vert, and Alessia Cera were nominated for best new artist. Nominations for best album went to Childish Gambino, Jay-Z, Lorde, Bruno Mars, and of course Kendrick Lamar. Each artist had a stellar release and each were critically acclaimed albums and many were satisfied with these nominations. Best alternative album went to Gorillaz, Arcade Fire, Father John Misty, The National, and LCD Soundsystem after the band broke up in 2012 they have returned with an incredible album this year.

R&B performances went to Daniel Ceaser, Kehlani, Bruno Mars, SZA, and Ledsi. Best Rap performances went to Migos, Big Sean, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Cardi B. Best rap album went to Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Migos, Rapsody, and Tyler the Creator for his fantastic release Flower Boy which many consider his best work. Tyler has recently opened up his own store on Fairfax selling all of his designed clothes and recently his famous music festival in Exposition Park has just passed.

The Grammy nominations have been very impressive this year counting that many people consider every year the nominations are always surrounded by popular and famous artists. Each popular nomination was very diverse genre wise and artist wise. It’s very great to see that the Grammys are being more diverse in their nominations and not missing out on important releases of the year.

 

BTS takes over Hollywood

Posted on November 16, 2017 by in Entertainment

Milagros Robelo

Chronicle Reporter

Nov. 15, is now marked as a  historical day, BTS performed at Jimmy Kimmel. BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys, is the first K-pop group to perform on Jimmy Kimmel. The Jimmy Kimmel Studios are located across the street from Hollywood High School. BTS is big in Korea but also has a huge international following. On Twitter, they have 10 million followers and on Instagram, they have 6.5 million followers. The group consists of the leader Kim Namjoon, Kim Seokjin, Min Yoongi, Jung Hoseok, Park Jimin, Kim Taehyung, and Jeon Jungkook. Jimmy Kimmel is one of the many American shows that BTS will appear.

Once the news came out tickets sold out quickly. International fans were happy to hear that BTS will be performing in the U.S. since it is very rare that a kpop acts come to America.  Many fans camped outside of the studios of Jimmy Kimmel to get the best seats since it was first-come-first-serve. Their sound check began at 4:30 pm, there was at least 200 fans waiting outside. Fans risked their lives by climbing on fences and cars.

Karen Miranda, a SAS junior said “Seeing BTS literally felt unreal. I was so nervous but excited even though I didn’t get tickets. It was fun tho because I got to meet a lot of new people. There were people from far places who came to Hollywood just to see BTS. There were people climbing up the fence, there were people carting ladders, and not small ones, like 5 ft ladders, then there were other people standing to see BTS on top of the cars, it was hectic.”

Fans were on ladders, fences, and on top of cars just to catch a glimpse of BTS. During soundcheck, BTS performed Mic Drop, Save Me, Fire, Blood Sweat and Tears, and Go Go. Fans were chanting so loud students from Hollywood heard.

Gina Song, a SAS junior, expressed her love by saying “I’m finally breathing the same air as my oppas.” Their actual performance began 5:45 pm. The episode will air on Nov. 29 on ABC.

Heroes take on the walk of fame

Posted on November 14, 2017 by in Entertainment

Isaak Ramirez

Chronicle Reporter

On November 7th, the cast of the upcoming movie, Justice League, were on the Hollywood walk of fame, right across the school.  This is a big deal for any fans of comic books and superheroes. Actors Diane Lane, Joe Morton, J.K. Simmons and producer Chuck Roven, Other actors like Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher, Connie Nielsen, Ezra Miller, Ben Affleck, and Amber Heard. Producer Deborah Snyder and actors Henry Cavill and Jason Momoa also attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Justice League” at Dolby Theatre.

For all fans of DC Comics,  this movie will surely be a box office hit. Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes–Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash–it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

My expectations of this movie were pretty low, expecting it to be another Batman vs Superman type of storyline. Past DC movies(except Wonder Woman), have been pretty uneven, dark and incoherent. But everyone can breathe a sigh of relief now because, thankfully, Justice League has a much leaner story and a lighter tone. This movie isn’t just for the die-hard DC fans. From kids to families, everyone’s gonna have a blast watching this in the cinemas. And now that I think of it, Justice League just might be the greatest franchise-saving, course-correcting sequel, of all time.

With this being said, it is something to look forward on watching during the Thanksgiving break, and a delight for all the students.

 

Riverdale returns for another season

Posted on November 6, 2017 by in Entertainment

Mayeli Acuna

Chronicle Reporter

 

Season two of Riverdale is here. The popular television series has made a come back and has not failed to start with a bang. If the audience remember how season one ended, one will be astonished to see how season two begins. Archie Andrews has become the bravest of them all, being determined to find out who shot his father. Of course, his three comrades will be by his side. Or will they really?

Season two is into the third episode and every one of them remains to double the suspense. If the viewers think season one was intense with the chase of Jason Blossoms death, the party is not over yet. Riverdale is not the innocent little town it once was, it has reached its peak of its bloody hell. Tune into watch new episodes every Wednesday on CW, episode four will air this upcoming Wednesday. But quick warning, be prepared to be killed with suspense every week. Will Riverdale have an outcome of tragedy?