Junior year and all its chaos

Posted on May 23, 2018 by in Features

Novalee Lopez

Chronicle Reporter


The school year is coming to an end, and with this ending comes stress and testing. Hollywood High’s juniors have been enduring SBAC testing, first for English, then this week math. Now when we were all sophomores all of the juniors would complain and warn us about all the chaos and stress that junior year brings, who would have knew that all of those warnings were the truth. The ending of the school year has been block schedules and two hour classes, SBAC testing and soon enough finals.

Junior year is not all bad, this year has prepared us for next year, which we are all excited for senior year. Senior year is definitely worth all the work that we had to get through for junior year, in a way senior year is our reward for all the work and testing we did this year.

Juniors don’t be discouraged, the year is almost here, two more weeks and we’re home free.

Teachers Give Seniors Advice for After Graduation

Posted on May 15, 2018 by in Features

Advice to Seniors

Look Bomb for Prom

Posted on April 24, 2018 by in Features

Elissa Martinez and Elvira Roman

Chronicle Reporters

Prom is in four days and if you’re not prepared then here are some last minute things you should know. Are you wondering if anybody has bought the same dress or tux as you that you plan on wearing to prom? Well, an Instagram account by the name of @hwoodprom2018 shares pictures of other student’s outfits for prom to prevent a fashion disaster. The account has 43 posts and includes pictures of both girls and guys’ outfits. Students are able to share their post anonymously by sending a picture of their outfit through direct messages. If you see a picture of someone with the same dress as you, it is obviously too late to buy a different dress, so all you have to do is rock the one you have as best as you can and make it unique.

Attire is the main focus when preparing for prom which eventually leads to students buying their corsage last minute. If you still have not bought your corsage, Google your nearest florist shop and give them a call to ask if they sell corsages. There are two types of corsages you can get: an artificial corsage or a corsage with a real flower. Artificial flower corsage prices range from $10 to $15 and real flower corsage prices range from $20 to $45.

4 Prom Hacks that will leave you feeling flawless 💁🏽

Posted on April 15, 2018 by in Features

Lexa Sorto

Crimson Reporter

Ahh prom, one of the things I looked forward to since I was in 7th grade. The beautiful dress, the dazzling pictures, and overall a night that will last forever. However, sometimes things don’t really turn out as planned. Here are some prom hacks that will leave you looking more flawless than Beyonce



Hack #1 Floss Eyeliner 

Take an old flosser and add a little of your favorite eyeliner and take it under your eye

Photo Credit: Instagram









  #2  Fanny Pack Purse 

So lets just say your not in the mood to bring an actual purse to prom, all you need is a small fanny pack. When you have everything inside, you can wrap it around your leg and hide it under your dress.




Hack #3 Shoe Hairspray

If your shoes are keep falling off because there a size bigger, all you need is a bottle of hairspray. Spray it inside the shoe or on the back of your foot as it prevents the shoe from slipping off your feet.


Hack #4 DIY Photo Shoot 

This last hack is pretty self explanatory as all your going to need is a smartphone and a trip down to your local park. So instead of paying 100+ $$ for pictures, you can choose where you want your pictures, who takes your pictures, and where they go.








Fun Tip:  Download the Google photos app and back up all your prom photos so whenever you want to see those pictures, all you need to do is log into your gmail and boom!  your pictures will be there.






A Break in the Cycle

Posted on April 12, 2018 by in Features, Uncategorized

 Chronicle Reporter

Leslie Figueroa

Credit: University of Arizona News

 Outer Space has long been a mystery to us, and it has only been recently that we have been able to unlock some of its mysteries. From mind-blowing discoveries such as heliocentricity to finding water on Mars. Thus it is only certain that we improve upon previously thought of misconceptions. Recently, however, we seem to have broken the cycle, or at least Mercury’s Cycle that is.

Mercury, like many planets, orbits the sun in an ellipse that gradually rotates over time. We know this because of the famous physicist Albert Einstein. He opened mankind’s eyes to the universe. More specifically he opened our eyes to the possibility of a connection between Einstein’s law of gravity to the orbits of our planets. Before Einstein, we thought of the universe as featureless and changeless, with time following its own pace as Newton once said. These words, however, would prove to be wrong centuries later as Gravity would prove to affect more than just an apple falling on the ground.

Newton was on the right track, as he connected to earth’s physics to the planets and stars, but he didn’t know how it was all connected. In fact, he famously would refuse to even try to figure it out and would take years later for an Einstein to piece it all together. Gravity, he proved, not only made things go up and down it also made planets go round.


  “Albert Einstein, in his theory of special relativity, determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and he showed that the speed of light within a vacuum is the same no matter the speed at which an observer travels.”-Nola Taylor Redd


   This theory would come to explain an anomaly to Mercury’s orbit that Newton’s theory just couldn’t explain. A subtly in the orbit, as every couple of years its orbit would match up to calculations based upon Newton’s gravity. It was thus that a tweak was made upon Mercury’s orbit due to Einstein’s brilliance. Now however in recent times Mercury’s orbit is being tweaked for the second time. Now physicist Clifford Will has calculated another effect of Einstein’s general relativity on Mercury’s orbit. The effects, however, are too small of a thing to be noticed in observations so far.

  In short, planets move in elliptical orbits that shift and rotate as each planet in turn orbits around the sun. The rotations have been thought to have been altered by gravity from other planets. And while that is true, according to general relativity, gravity is caused by massive objects warping spacetime (yes, warping spacetime is an actual thing in science), thus Einstein had previously concluded that the sun would certainly big enough to cause a warping through spacetime and thus affect planets and their orbits. This would affect Mercury the most as it is the closest planet to the sun.

 Will hypothesis that this would not only affect how the sun pulls on Mercury, but how other planets pull on Mercury as well and vice versa. Will has stated that the difference is so small that it would take around 2 billion years to even add a degree to Mercury’s orbit. Nevertheless, it is in the nature of science to question what we know and test out our theories. Wills theory is no different, as soon a European and Japanese space mission to Mercury called the BepiColombo will test it out.

Keeping Cool in the Heat

Posted on April 11, 2018 by in Features

America Flores-Hernandez
Chronicle Reporter

It’s that time of the year again! Now that we’re moving on from the cold, spring has sprung and as you may have noticed it’s gotten warmer than usual. Consider that during this season, the average temperature here in California is around 50-60 degrees. As of this week its at 70 degrees, giving us an early look at summer. For now, try to stay hydrated and cool with the following tips:

🌞 In some cases, those who don’t have ACs should try not to sleep in satin, silk, or polyester bed sheets, as they are more likely to contain sweaty and body fluids left from previous rest. After all no one likes tossing and turning in bed, now do they? Instead use not so heavy bed linens, more preferably made of cotton which can increase a steady breath and provides airflow within a room.

🌞Take a cold shower to loosen up from sweat and dryness. Plus a cold shower can increase alertness, speed up your metabolism, and tightens your skin from ashiness.

🌞Avoid getting your lips chapped, dry, or flaky by keeping them moisturized. Water is usually the main solution and source, but try adding honey with sugar and almond oil, and gently rub it on your lips to knock off dead skin. Or instead use the traditional chapstick.

🌞A personal favorite is drinking watermelon juice as a treat during the evening since it can keep you hydrated throughout the night, which can lower stress levels.

What you can do to help the L.A. homelessness crisis

Posted on April 9, 2018 by in Features

Tais Borges

Chronicle Reporter

Source: http://highschool.latimes.com

The reality is that the number of homeless people in our city affects all of Los Angeles’ citizens. As Hollywood students/residents – which has one of the biggest homeless populations in L.A. – we should be concerned.

Since 2010, the homelessness index has increased more than 75%, meaning that there are roughly 22,000 more people in the streets now. According to the L.A. Times, this number jumps to 25,000 if we include Glendale, Pasadena, and Long Beach.

It has become common to see unsheltered people looking for a place to sleep in the bus or metro, often being removed by the police. Citizens who otherwise live in respectable residential areas may find themselves running into homeless communities (sidewalks or streets lined with tents, mattresses, and cardboard) that smell like human feces and rotting food. Downtown is an excellent example of these unhygienic communities. This experience is never pleasant and one may come to the realization that humans should never be living in these conditions, even if they cannot afford to obtain a home.

The current growing homeless population can be very difficult to combat because of the limited number of government-provided support, which includes shelters, food-providing programs, and housing support. Sadly, charity-run organizations, although helpful, cannot solve this issue alone.

As concerned members of the community, our students should be willing to show their support of crowds escaping homelessness. A great opportunity to help is by donating clothes directly to homeless institutions or donating your time. At Blessed Sacrament Church (6615 W Sunset Blvd), located three blocks from Hollywood High School, they offer this donation service. Every Saturday morning the church’s staff and volunteers make food baskets and donate whatever they can to homeless crowds. It is rewarding to be able to help those in need, especially when their faces light up, realizing they are going to have a full meal that night. Students can even complete their volunteer hours, which are part of the graduation requirements. Help yourself by helping your community.

Seniors: Wise Words from Disney Movies to Light Your Way

Posted on April 5, 2018 by in Features

"Adventure is out there!"

Celine Gimpirea, Crimson Chronicle Reporter

Now that the school year is almost at a close, seniors, you have finished your high school career, experience, pardon period, and so on… It’s time to make your dent in the world. And though it’s scary and unclear and alone at times, it’s time to create the architecture of your own future. It’s all you. So here are some words to guide you in whatever direction you choose, as given to you by your favorite Disney characters. Who’s better to trust, right?

If it’s a tough dilemma, if you’re stuck, if you did something embarrassing or stupid or– you know– sleep on it. You always think more clearly in the morning.

Follow your dreams and all that good stuff, yes, but don’t be afraid to ask for exactly what you want all the same. Don’t settle for less. Otherwise, it’s not your dream anymore.

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Change is good. For every sad story you’ve heard about– the person lived to tell it. And lived to see the change.

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Here’s one from Big Hero 6. There are always at least two options in any situation. You have full control!

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The classic. Explains itself!

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And here’s one from Dr. Seuss I couldn’t pass up:

Also: here are 100 wise words a teacher left his high school seniors with.


What to do during Spring Break

Posted on March 22, 2018 by in Features

Chronicle Reporter

Leslie Figueroa

Ready to ditch the books and instead go out and have fun this spring break? We’re just as ready as you are, but just in case you haven’t had time to plan the specifics of your vacation in the hustle and bustle in Hollywood high school this week we’ve got you covered! Plan a vacation full of sunshine, ocean, and Hollywood fun this Los Angeles Spring Break 2018. L.A. is filled with tons of great attractions you, your friends and your family will love. Here are some fun tips and locations that you might want to go and take a look at!

See L.A from above

If you’re looking for some more adventure on your spring break, then look no further than OUE Skyspace LA. Located near the top of the famed US Bank Tower, this amazing open-air observation deck provides lines of sight for miles on a clear day.

You’ll get 360-degree views of the city, from the San Gabriel Mountains to Catalina Island to Dodger Stadium.

It’s a perfect place for photos! Plus, the truly adventurous travelers will want to check out the Skyline, an all-glass tube that allows guests to slide down the exterior of the tower to the story below

Go Whale Watching

Block off a couple of hours for a thrilling whale watch! Depart from Long Beach or San Pedro and spend the remainder of the day venturing through the Southern California waters in search of whales and other marine life. It’s certainly worth your time and effort to get the chance to see these magnificent creatures up close and closer.

Similarly, if you want to add a bit more adrenaline into watching marine life, consider finding companies that will allow you to get into a cage underwater and see these sea creatures up close and personal.

And hey, it doesn’t necessarily even have to be whale watching, you could in fact if you so chose to watch some Sharks and swim alongside them. Just make sure you do your research on what company or ship your sailing with!

Explore Griffith Park

It’s well over 4,000 acres of urban parkland, featuring miles upon miles of trails (perfect for biking or even just a relaxing stroll with the kids), the free Griffith Park Observatory, and the famous Hollywood sign.

Spend some time at the Los Angeles Zoo and the lovely Botanical Gardens. This small but diverse combo features plants and animals from around the world, perfect for some low key browsing.

Right across the parking lot is the fun Autry Museum of the American West, which showcases some wonderful works of art, pottery, and even antique firearms. It’s a nice option for art lovers or history fans.

For the golf lovers among you, there’s also a popular course just south of the zoo that attracts golfers from all over the area.

Roam around Santa Monica

If the weather cooperates, it’s a good time to get a little bit of surf and sun into your spring break trip with a venture to Santa Monica State Beach.

You can relax on the sand, go for a quick swim (if you’re brave enough to handle cold water), or stroll or bike along the waterfront paths.

Looking for something more thrilling and more classically vacation-esque? Harken to your inner child (or appease the actual kids) with a visit to Pacific Park. It’s an old-school amusement park with an unbeatable waterfront location that offers classic rides, games, and treats.

If you haven’t already, check out the Hollywood Museum

You could also opt to explore the history behind the silver screen with a visit to the comprehensive and fascinating Hollywood Museum, filled with amazing props and artifacts from movie and T.V. history.

You’ll find real items that played an iconic role in Hollywood culture, like Cary Grant’s Rolls-Royce “Roller” and more. There are galleries of photographs, restored makeup and dressing rooms, and tributes to major stars and their signature props like Judy Garland’s Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz.

It’s not just for fans of old Hollywood, either! You’ll find props, sets, and objects from more recent films like Jaws and Silence of the Lambs

L.A. runs on for its 33rd marathon

Posted on March 21, 2018 by in Features

Ethan Murga

Chronicle Reporter


As it does every year, Los Angeles hosted it’s 26.2 mile run stretching from the Dodgers Stadium all the way to the Santa Monica Pier.

The marathon had different start times all of which ranged from 6:30-6:55 a.m. It began at Elysian Park and finished in Downtown Santa Monica. Every runner was awarded a metal after the race was over as they were also able to look at their times for personal best, prior to the 6:30:59 mark hitting runners were able to see their times at the finish line, afterwards runners would not be guaranteed a time.

The run as always was very crowded with over 24,000 runners, the run had sold out and was a massive event that closed down large portions of the city. The fastest runner, Ismail Ssenyange ran an impressive 2:21:36, marathon averaging about a 5:30 min mile pace.

Many different High School teams, clubs, and many other groups were able to run the marathon like students run Los Angeles (SRLA) . The Sheik SRLA team ran the marathon as well with students, and staff. The team had an impressive whole team run and finish the 26 mile with change journey. It is a run that takes much preparation as the team has been practicing hard for months, starting roughly in the beginning of September running large amounts of miles. For students to have the marathon completed is a large task that takes mental strength, physical strength, and discipline.

Whether any given runner had a certain time or not, it is still a great accomplishment to having finished the 26 mile expedition.