February 27, 2017

Netflix creates A Series Of Unfortunate Events

Posted on February 15, 2017 by in Features

Lizeth Carranza

Crimson Chronicle

“A Series of Unfortunate Events,” created by Mark Hudis and Barry Sonnenfeld is the top series on Netflix at the moment. It is based on the 13 book series “A Series of Unfortunate Events” by Lemony Snicket. The first season consists of eight episodes, two episodes per book, “The Bad Beginning,” “The Reptile Room,”  “The Wide Window,” and “The Miserable Mill.”

The pitiful, yet intriguing show is about three young, Baudelaire orphans, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny, who lose their parents in a terrible fire. They are taken to a guardian, Count Olaf, who is only after the Baudelaire’s fortune. Their lives consist of being taken to a new guardian and battling the wretchedness of Count Olaf repeatedly. Sam Wollaston, from The Guardian states, “If you love the novels, you’ll almost certainly love this.” This is the perfect show for anyone.

The dialogue of the show is edgy and mysterious. The show begins with Lemony Snicket warning the audience to step away from this televised program in order to not witness the unfortunate events that are about to begin. Count Olaf, with his tone, keeps everyone on edge. Surprisingly, sarcasm and comedy aspects are involved throughout the show. The atmosphere and graphics of the show are very well detailed. The background in each scene is filled with melancholy artwork.

The actors Neil Patrick Harris, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, Presley Smith, and Patrick Warburton who play Count Olaf, Violet, Klaus, Sunny, and Lemony Snicket respectively, create the show’s storyline perfectly. Each and everyone of them put a piece into the story. The three child actors have the perfect chemistry, it’s almost shocking that they are not real siblings. In addition, Patrick Warburton makes the secretness in Lemony Snicket come to life. Meanwhile, Neil Patrick Harris makes the perfect villain, who can be very funny and sarcastic.

There’s no news whether a season two will make an appearance. However, there is hope due to the nine books left in the series that haven’t been made into episodes. It is said that the writer is working on season two at the moment. Overall, this series is a must watch for everyone of all ages. It sticks to the book’s origins almost perfectly. There are few changes, but it doesn’t make the show less enjoyable.

Ditch the Date and Watch a Movie

Posted on February 14, 2017 by in Entertainment, Features

Catherine Lee

Chronicle Reporter

Well today is Valentine’s Day, but I’m pretty sure not every one of you really care. If you are like me, single and have a lot of time to spare, I recommend you guys to go watch a movie. Every Tuesdays, movie tickets are only $8 at Regal LA Live. You only have to take the Red line and get off at 7th and Metro street.

For those of you that are under the age of 17, listen up what movies you guys should watch if you guys actually go today. Remember the Lego movie from three years ago? Well the sequel, ‘Lego Batman Movie’ is out and it’s top on the box office. The movie is based on DC comics with a twist of humor. If you’re looking for some romance, the theater also shows ‘Space Between Us’ a sci-fi movie about a boy from Mars in search for his father in Earth.

Another movie that might be worth watching today would be ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’. It is said that the sequel is better than the first one. The movie is basically about Keanu Reeves showing off his awesome action moves out for revenge. The movie is rated R, so unless you’re seventeen or older, you will have to visit the theater with a parent. However, don’t ever go with your parents if you are planning to watch ‘Fifty Shades Darker’. The new sequel is said to have more of suspense but it won’t be a good idea to watch with your parents on your side.

With these movies ahead of you, why won’t you and your friends ditch the generic Valentine’s Day dates and watch a $8 movies that’ll hopefully make you feel less lonely this Valentine’s Day.

Get ready for Valentines day

Posted on February 7, 2017 by in Features

Julio Mazariegos

Chronicle Reporter

Valentines day is only a week away so it’s time to get ready with something special. There are many things you can do for your significant other. Here are some things you can do for Valentines day.

  • Dinner to your restaurant of choice
  • Date to an art gallery or a museum
  • Movie night
  • Ice Cream Parlor like Milk
  • The beach
  • Stay home and watch movies, order pizza and spend the night with your other half

For you single pringles

  • Go out with your friends and enjoy yourself
  • Invite some friends over and order pizza
  • Sleep
  • Play video games

Have a wonderful Valentines day everyone. Enjoy yourselves.

Vote for your Favorite

Posted on February 1, 2017 by in Features

Catherine Lee
Chronicle Reporter

Everyone knows that breakfast is considered to be the most important meal of the day. Healthy meals in the morning gives you energy and nutrients that helps you going throughout the day. At Hollywood High, breakfast is provided to every student in their first periods. However, not every students choose to eat breakfast because they have their favorite menus and least favorite menus. And let’s be honest, not every breakfast seems desirable. But some are everyone’s favorites, like the coffee cake and the waffles. Take the survey and tell us what your favorites and least favorites are.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BY269Q2

Library wants Artist

Posted on January 24, 2017 by in Announcements, Features

 

Joshua Alejano Chronicle Reporter

Let your inner child out inside the library. Since this first semester, the library now has its own coloring stations for artist and young-lings who was to relax and color. It is accessible for all students.  The coloring station is located on top of a shelf near the manga and comic books. It contains a wild variety of coloring pages from dogs, to dragons, to flowers. You can also print your own picture if you don’t favor the ones printed, just ask the librarian. The crayons and color pencils and limited and short, bring your own if you want to have a variation of colors. Sometimes the coloring station has some puzzles that are fun to solve.

If you need some supplies for a project or assignment you can come to the library and ask to borrow some art supplies they have.

This month only the coloring station has a theme of Valentine’s. You can color a Valentine’s day themed coloring page or make your own Valentine’s day card. There are pre-printed cards that you can decorate if you are in a hurry. It contains a cute pictures and clever slogans. It is printed on vibrant colored paper. It could be a cute Valentine’s card for your special someone.

Senior-write-this more like Senioritis

Posted on January 24, 2017 by in Features

Justin Wright Chronicle Reporter                                                                                                                  
Many teens slack off during their last year of high school. Once they get their college acceptance letters, they take fewer classes, drop out of extracurricular activities and let their grades slide. Those who aren’t going on to college feel free to “zone out” in class. After all, they believe they’ll never use facts about Shakespeare or the Civil War once they graduate.

In the meantime, senior year often remains a waste of time in other people’s eyes and many adults don’t care. They may view senior year as a transition year between childhood and adulthood. It is the last chance to be free before taking on the responsibility of a job and rent or the challenges of a full load of college courses.

 

Just being a Hollywood High School senior at itself can be very stressful and make you wanna just let up but don’t. The walk at the bowl is sure to be worth it so keep going and finish strong.

Let’s breathe now

Posted on December 15, 2016 by in Announcements, Features


Anayareli Huerta

Chronicle Reporter

After one week of intense studying and stressing nights, students can finally breathe.
A great way to release your stress and enjoy your day would be to go to the concert today after school. Choir and Sheikappella will be having a Christmas concert. It will take place at 7 pm today. Tickets will be $4 but $2 with your student ID.
In preparation for their show, they have been practicing every Tuesday and thursday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm with supervision from their director ken from lacer. The concert will be unique because there will be no music played, the students will create the music with their own voices.
Come support Skeikappella and choir and sing away your stress. What better way to end a stressful week than to attend a concert with friends after finals are finally done?

Places to Explore on a Minimum Day

Posted on December 14, 2016 by in Features

Angie Dueñas

Chronicle Reporter

We are already two days into finals and every student could not be more stressed out. You are more than half way through, keep up the good spirit and relax Friday after school. There are many places around school to check out on Friday after school.
There is always the Madame Tussaud’s in Hollywood. General admission for students is $29.95 and if you go go with a group of at least five people each people only have to pay $20.
If you do not want to waste a lot of money on a wax museum, check out the Hollywood Museum of Wax. The entrance is only $20 and with this ticket you can also enter the Guinness World Records.
Another great place to visit the Guinness world records museum. There are very cool exhibits such as the shortest and tallest people in the world.

Thanksgiving Takeout

Posted on November 17, 2016 by in Entertainment, Features

Gabriel Garduno

Crimson Chronicle Reporter
The thought of hosting Thanksgiving at home is enough to prompt a turkey tantrum. Try something new this year, by celebrating Thanksgiving without the feeling of embarrassing yourself because of your cooking ( You know who you are ) and cleaning to make sure that every little detail is perfect to and that the same mistake that happened last year won’t happen when the guests realized that you suck at cleaning by booking a reservation at one of L.A.’s Thanksgiving restaurants for lunch or dinner (even though the morning after thanksgiving is the best) on Thanksgiving Day. Why cook when you can leave the cooking to the professionals.

Try one of these:
The Pikey
Hours: 1pm-2am
Price: $40 for turkey dinner; à la carte items for $4-$20, Reservations: 323-850-5400 (Hollywood)
Terrine
Hours: Noon-8pm
Price: $55 ,Reservations: 323-746-5130 (Beverly)
Cafe Gratitude
Hours: 11am-3pm
Price: Free ( I think you have to be there very very early, Though I can’t confirm if this is true)
Reservations: First-come, first-serve (Downtown Arts District)
Tuck Room Tavern
Hours: 4-11pm
Price: $55 per adult, $20 per child (12 and under)
Reservations: 310-307-7004 (West wood)

Haunted Places to Visit

Posted on November 1, 2016 by in Features

Catherine Lee

Chronicle Reporter

Halloween may have passed , but for some of us, it might not be satisfying with just candies and costumes. There are few places in LA that are reported to be haunted, including the world famous Hollywood High School.

It is said that the school theater is haunted by not one, not two, but by three different spirits. One of the spirits that haunt the theater is said to be a student named Toby, who shot himself. Other spirits include a girl that hung herself and a teacher wearing grey. Many witnessed the spirits shutting doors and making strange sounds.

Another haunted location that’s near would be Hotel Roosevelt. It is reported that many saw reflections of the late Marilyn Monroe when they would take pictures in the mirror located at the  lobby.

Until now it is reported that there were total of 102 suicide counts at the Pasadena bridge. There are stories about people witnessing a man leaping off a rail but when they go to help, there’s no one there. Many also say that they encounter a women crossing the bridge, when they swerve the car to miss her, the lady vanishes.

If you didn’t have that much of fun this Halloween, I dare you to visit one of these places and spend the best of your post-Halloween moments. It will surely bring up the thriller and the shiver up your spines.