September 22, 2018

Iggy Azalea visits Hollywood

Posted on September 19, 2018 by in Entertainment, News, Uncategorized

Elvira Roman 

Chronicle Reporter 

     The Australian rapper and songwriter Iggy Azalea caused a commotion on Sept. 13 at Hollywood High School. Iggy Azalea is known for her top hits from her album ‘The New Classic’ such as “Fancy”, “Problem”, “Black Widow”. On Thursday, Iggy came to Hollywood High with a check of $5,000 and a few gift cards. A few days before she donated the money, Iggy tweeted, “Im visiting Hollywood high and Crenshaw high this thursday to give everyone some $$$$ to spend at fashion nova.”

     According to administration Iggy Azalea was supposed to appear to give a inspirational talk. She would mention her struggles,her poor background, and how she managed to succeed those obstacles in her life.

     Instead, during passing period right before 3rd, Iggy was seen walking around with a huge check and was rushed to one of the rooms. A few students got to take pictures with her before she was gone.

     The $5,000 was used for attendance and according to Principal Edward Colacion, a few students with perfect attendance will be given gift cards.

     Her act of kindness does not go unnoticed. A senior, Andrea Avila, said “She was generous enough to give us $5,000.”

Shawn Mendes and Khalid’s tribute to the Youth

Posted on May 20, 2018 by in Entertainment

Mayeli Acuna

Chronicle Reporter

As Shawn Mendes preformed his single “Youth”  featuring Khalid on Sunday May 20 at the Billboard Music Awards, they did not fail to deliver the message of the song. The two talents sang alongside 12 members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student choir honoring the 10 victims of Friday’s school shooting in Sante Fe, Texas. Mendes states how “Youth” was written after the terrorist attack at Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester, England last year in May. “I wanted to write something about it but it had to be about the feeling for us as a generation when one of these things happens. So I wrote a song about our youth, a feeling that can’t be taken away from us. It’s the most important song on the album” Mendes states.

Khalid wearing a “Protect our Guns” t-shirt with gun crossed out with the word “children” printed underneath and Mendes preaching the song he wrote “you can’t take my youth away, this soul of mine will never break.” Those 12 student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School being a voice for all the students who are fighting for a change. When the audience was shown, artist such as Halsey and Ne-yo were seen with great despair and all in the crowed were touched by the message that was being exclaimed in which is a plea to stand as one in the face of dashed hopes and violence. The audience payed great respect to the performance of the student choir and those 12 students are now the voice for all of the students pledging for a change.

Mendes a 19 year old who used his platform to spread a message, having victims of the Florida school shooting sing alongside him and Khalid in order for this message to be received. “Pain, but I won’t let it turn into hate” was sang around the arena in Los Vegas and it was then that the message of the youth was delivered.


Franz Ferdinand Play at Jimmy Kimmel Live

Posted on May 17, 2018 by in Entertainment

Jared Cabrera

Chronicle Reporter

Franz Ferdinand came to Jimmy Kimmel’s concert stage to perform 2 songs to be televised in order to support their latest release “Always Ascending”. They started off with one of their singles “Glimpse of Love” then led to “Paper Cages”. The band has been on a heavy scheduled tour and yesterday they played a sold out show at The Wiltern. The band continues to embark on their tour and are still playing their dance and rock heavy songs that started their career. As the singer Alex Kapranos jumps and sways across the stage he always knows how to be such a great front man. New band members Julian Victor Corrie and Dino Bardot both provide so much more of a deeper sound to their new album and performances that give the band a more of a bigger performances.

After their 2 songs the band played 2 more new songs and 1 classic from their platinum selling debut album. Before the show I managed to conduct a small interview with Paul Thompson one of the bands founding members. We discussed his time with recording of their latest album and how it was working with Philippe Zdar who is known for working and producing for artists such as Phoenix, Two Door Cinema Club, and Chromeo. We also talked about other shows and how touring has been for the band. Here is a small clip of the interview:

BTS takes over America again

Posted on May 16, 2018 by in Entertainment

Chronicle Reporter

Milagros Robelo

BTS is a Korean boy band that has taken over the hearts of millions of Americans. The group consist of  RM, Jin, Suga, Jhope, V, Jimin, and Jungkook. BTS landed in Los Angeles on Monday May 14 and was greeted by hundreds of fans waiting for them in LAX. They are in America for the Billboard Music Awards, where they will perform their new single Fake Love. They are also nominted for Top Social Artist along with Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, and Shawn Mendes. BTS won last year and are currently in the lead with 42 million votes. Guinness World Records is looking into if Armys (BTS fan name) broke a record by most hashtagged tweets in 24 hours.

BTS will be in  Buzzfeed interview where they will be interviewed with puppies. BTS will perform on James Cordon’s show again. BTS will also be interviewed on Ellen again. They will also appear on Radio Disney.

BTS has gained more popularity in America because they won Top Social Artist last Billboard Music Awards. “As a Korean, I feel really proud about them representing South Korea globally. They’ve suffered and accomplished many things throughout the years and I’m so happy for them!” said Gina Song, an SAS junior.

BTS will be performing in the Staple Center on Sept. 5, 6,8, and 9. At first BTS only announced they were going to be performing on the 5th, 6th, and 8th of Sept. but due to high demand they added another day. They will also perform in Oracle Arena in Oakland on Sept. 12.


Marvel Premiere Video

Posted on May 16, 2018 by in Entertainment

Hollywood High: after hours video

Posted on May 13, 2018 by in Entertainment

A Silent Nerve-Wracking Thriller You Need to See

Posted on April 14, 2018 by in Entertainment

Elissa Martinez

Chronicle Reporter

A Quiet Place states in the trailer that if they hear you, they haunt you. This movie is about a family who have to live in silence in order to survive because these flesh-eating creatures who have taken over hunt by sound. While attempting to survive, they try to figure out the creatures’ weakness to destroy them.

A Quiet Place was a very silent movie to where if you were munching on some popcorn during the really silent parts almost everyone was able to hear you. Every time someone made a noise in the movie I couldn’t help but hold my breath since it was so nerve-wracking. The jump scares also got me and most of the audience because that was the only time the movie got really loud. Overall the movie was great and it is highly recommended that you watch it in the movie theater to get the full thrilling experience.

Click here to check out the trailer for A Quiet Place.

Kali Uchis delivers anticipated album “Isolation”

Posted on April 9, 2018 by in Entertainment

Elvira Roman

Crimson Chronicle Reporter

Kali Uchis is a Colombian-American singer who is known for her very soulful songs that uses music from different eras into a modern day song. Kali Uchis has been making music since 2012. In 2012 she released a mixtape called Drunken Babble. However in 2015 she released her first EP, Por Vida that included 9 songs. Although she only had a few songs out, she was featured in many songs with artists such as Tyler the Creator, Gorillaz, Bootsy Collins, Daniel Caesar, and a few others.

Kali Uchis has put out 3 singles to support her album. “Tyrant” featuring Jorja Smith was the first single released in May 22, 2017. The second single was “Nuestra Planeta” featuring Reykon. Although both of her singles did very well, Kali’s third single “After The Storm” featuring Bootsy Collins and Tyler the Creator earned her a spot on the Billboard R&B chart. On April 6, 2018 Kali released her debut album. Isolation is filled with 15 tracks with both English and her native language Spanish. Rolling Stone reviewed Kali’s debut album and said “Like Beck or Outkast, she’s a pop weirdo who works grooves that seem vintage and futuristic at the same moment”. From groovy to upbeat r&b, to neo soul, this album delivers a different sound to each track.

“A Quiet Place” leaves you silent in fear

Posted on April 9, 2018 by in Entertainment

Josue Abarca

Chronicle Reporter

Image result for a quiet place posterAn intense movie about a family surviving an apocalypse ravaged by mysterious, scary creatures while being as silent as possible? That calls for a hit at the box office for sure! Despite the season not being around the spooky time, it is still a great moment to watch “A Quiet Place”. The movie took people by surprise, with it being actor, and now director, John Krasinski’s first big horror/thriller film.

Lee Abbott, portrayed by Krasinski himself, is a husband and father teaching his young children to learn how to stay alive in the new world in which they live in. Alongside him is Krasinski’s own wife, Emily Blunt as Evelyn Abbott, the wife of Lee. She promptly looks over the children and makes sure to protect them at all costs. Since Krasinski and Blunt have a real life relationship, it is quite easy for them to show a strong and powerful husband and wife in the movie. The children themselves express themselves very well in the movie, each having a purpose to the family and showing how they feel despite not speaking a single word in the amount of time they have had. “A Quiet Place” hit the theaters with great reviews and box office praise over the weekend and is still going strong. It’s still a great time to catch this movie while it is out.



Enjoy a night under the stars

Posted on April 6, 2018 by in Entertainment

Yadira Romero

Crimson Chronicle Reporter

Love watching movies outdoors? Well lucky for you the Ricardo Montalbán Theatre hosts movie nights on their rooftops. Each night will consist of different movies. Movies such as The Shape of Water will be played. There will be no need to bring your own chairs and blankets because they will be provided. Wireless earphones will also be provided so you won’t miss a single second of the movie.

Tickets will range from $19-$28, depending on whether you want bottomless popcorn or a love seat. This event will end on May 31, so don’t miss out amazing opportunity. The link below will show which movies will be shown on each day.