August 22, 2017

Join the Luncheon

Posted on June 1, 2017 by in Announcements, Features

Catherine Lee
Chronicle Reporter

The Class of 2017 will have their Senior Luncheon on Monday, June 5th at the school cafeteria. Seniors will be rehearsing for the graduation in the auditorium from eight in the morning to 12:30 pm. After the rehearsal, the seniors will have their luncheon from 12:30 pm till the end of the school day. The tickets will be sold in the student store for 25 dollars.

The luncheon will be the last senior activity taking place at school, before the graduation ceremony and the grad night at Disneyland. It will be a great opportunity for seniors to eat and socialize with their friends for the last time in Hollywood High School for they will be rehearsing the whole day on Tuesday till 12:30 and they will be at the Bowl on Wednesday.

The seniors are expected to come back to school on Thursday to pick up their diploma from 9am to 11am. 

Simple Tips to Pass Finals

Posted on May 23, 2017 by in Features

Katherine Quezada

Chronicle Reporter

Every year at the end of each semester high school, college and even middle school students are stressed due to finals week. Everyone struggles trying to study for their upcoming tests that will determine if an individual passes the course or not. It leads to sleep deprivation, stress, and possibly anxiety for those who are on the borderline of passing or failing.

If you are a student who does not do well under pressure, stress or simply cant seem to be well organized when studying for finals, here are a couple of tips that one can use to lessen their stress and maintain mentally stable so they can succeed in passing all classes with good results.

Manage your time: Prioritize what you need to study on. If a student has a final on math the next morning, study for that specific class the night before. It would not make sense to study for History if that final is in three days. Procrastination is not a good thing to do at all, many students stress more because of having the obligation to fit in a lot of knowledge in one night, take it day by day and it will be easier to accomplish.

Be Organized: Put your phone away and only have the supplies you need for that subject you are studying on, it will allow you to focus more and not feel so stressed about having to study for other subjects. Use highlighters and labels for things that are still unclear and ask your teacher for help.

Take small breaks: If you are a person who cant sit still for long, study for 30 min to an hour and then take a five to 10 minute break, it will be easier to stay focused.

Celebrate National Teacher Day

Posted on May 9, 2017 by in Features

Catherine Lee
Chronicle Reporter

Today, May 9 is the National Teacher Day. The National PTA declared the first week of May to be Teacher Appreciation Week. Students, teachers, and parents celebrate this day to show appreciation to teachers. To make this day even better, restaurants and retailers are offering deals and freebies for hardworking teachers.

Here is a list of retailers that are showing some appreciation for teachers this week.
1. Aerosoles is offering 15% off any footwear with a teacher ID.
2. J.Crew is also offering 15% off any purchase with a valid school ID for teachers and college students.
3. Banana Republic offers 15% discount for both teachers and students.
4. Barnes & Noble offers up to 25% off for teachers for the rest of this week.

Get Ready for AP Exams

Posted on May 4, 2017 by in Features

Catherine Lee
Chronicle Reporter

AP testing officially started this Monday, May 1 and it will last until next Friday, May 12. Many students are probably stressing out, worrying they might not pass the test or get the desired score they want.

Some students will probably have hard time coping with the exam anxiety. Here are some tips that  could be used to feel better taking the AP exam.

Students should most importantly release all their stress the night before and try relaxing on test day. Listening to classical music ten minutes before would help calm the mind. Some tea will also definitely calm your nerves.

Having a  good breakfast will boost you for the stressful day. Brain foods such as blueberry, broccoli, and dark chocolate will enhance your focus and help prevent memory loss.

Good luck to all students taking their AP exams and may the force be with you.

Marvel’s The Defenders Coming Soon

Posted on May 3, 2017 by in Features

Lizeth Carranza

Chronicle Reporter

Marvel fans world-wide have been granted with many movies and television shows. Such as the Iron Fist, Legion, Logan, and more to come throughout the year (Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, etc.).

One show that is standing out and will be arriving very soon is Marvel’s The Defenders. As far as we know, it follows the story of, fan favorite heroes, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, and Iron Fist trying to save New York City. Each of these characters have their own show, yet they all seem connected to very similar situations.

The first trailer was released yesterday (May 3rd), which gave more intel on the show. Not only will the main heroes be the focus of the show, but many more Marvel characters will  be making cameos.

The Defenders will be released on Aug. 18th, on Netflix.

Celebrating this Festive Day

Posted on May 3, 2017 by in Features

Novalee Lopez

Chronicle Reporter

Usually Cinco de Mayo is spent enjoying fruity and tropical margaritas dancing the night away, but for most of us at Hollywood we can’t indulge ourselves in a margarita. Luckily there are other ways that we can celebrate this festive day.


Olvera Street

Saturday May 3rd, in Downtown LA, there will be a fun and traditional celebration held in what looks like a small Mexico that is brought to live in Downtown. There will be mariachi band, pinata, folklorico dancers. There will be musical appearances from Rogelio Martinez,Banda Costena,etc. There will be decedent snacks and food trucks that will be available for the people to enjoy.


25th Annual Fiesta Broadway Cinco de Mayo Street Fair

Again Downtown is holding their annual street fair to celebrate with all who come and enjoy the festivities that come along with the holiday. It is known as one of the largest block parties, it is expected to host over half a million people this year.


Single de Mayo

If you’re flying solo this year and you’re drinking your margarita with only one straw, it’s okay! There is this charity event that has been going on since 1999. It’s a daytime dance club, part carnival and part singles mixer. And, with a bounce house, skeeball, twister, giant jenga, carnival games, cotton candy, DJ’s and more, how could you resist?

There are many different ways that you can choose to spend this Cinco de Mayo, hell you can even spend it at home eating some carne asada and drinking some horchata. Any way you spend make sure you make it a damn fiesta, and if you’re too lazy to host something yourself, go to one of these or find one of your own. Just make sure you have fun with it and make it a memory to last.

Bringing Down The House

Posted on March 29, 2017 by in Features, News

Lizeth Carranza

Chronicle Reporter

The House Of Blues: Music Forward Foundation is hosting Bringing Down The House this April 13th. The program helps young artists build confidence, skill, and knowledge involving the music industry. This showcase gives opportunities to many to showcase their talents.

TCA 9th grader, Robert Thompson, will be performing as the drummer in the band The Left Side. “I’m excited mainly because it’s our time to go up on stage in front of a large audience and express ourselves with our music.”

The show is located at The Wiltern and it starts at 7 pm. The show is for all ages and it’s free. However, in order to enter, one does need a ticket. Tickets are available online at the House Of Blues website or locate Robert to receive one.

Come and support these young musicians at The Wiltern this April 13th.

Join the last few classes of Kick Buds

Posted on March 15, 2017 by in Announcements, Features, Uncategorized

Lizeth Carranza

Chronicle Reporter

Smoking is done by most in an everyday basis. Whether it’s vape, marijuana, hookah, or plain cigarettes. Children and teenagers are easily influenced to smoke and the one’s who begin don’t know anything about the substance. Such as, the chemicals put in or the fatal diseases that it can cause.

Fortunately, L.A.C.E.R. is hosting meetings every Tuesday and Wednesday for the whole month of March speaking about the causes of smoking and how one can stop.

The program also teaches one how to distress, help solve everyday situations, and much more.

Anyone is invited, smoker or nonsmoker, to the program which is highly recommended to learn more about smoking. Snacks are usually provided and classes are after school in room 506 for an hour.

March with Impulse this Summer

Posted on March 13, 2017 by in Announcements, Features

Joshua Alejano Crimson Chronicle Reporter

Impulse Drum and Bugle Corp is inviting students from ages 13-21 to join their 2017 season. Impulse is a non-profit organization that offers students a change of a lifetime to compete in national marching band competition.

Students who get in, will tour the east coast over the summer for 2 weeks. The tour will be late June to early July. Practice has already started and music has been distributed. Practice is every Sunday from 8:30 a.m. To sign up, you can contact their executive director, Michael Lopez, or visit their web site. It is available to everyone, no matter what level of experience you have. Auditions have already ended, however you can contact the conductors for the color guard and brass section, for information to get in.

If you are new to marching band competition, they will give you classes on marching, reading music, and learning to play the instrument, you don’t already know how to play.

Music begins blooming in Spring

Posted on March 1, 2017 by in Features

In Spring, good vibes are around and colors are bursting. With this saying, everyone needs to choose or create a playlist that is appropriate for a walk under the sunny, breezy day or a drive wherever it takes them. Whether its pop, rock, classical, etc., each distributes good feelings to one and some may even consider their own playlist being perfect for Spring.

Comment down below telling us which music genre is perfect for you this Spring and why.