November 16, 2018

Give back this Thanksgiving

Posted on November 14, 2018 by in Features

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Frida Larios

Chronicle reporter

Thanksgiving is coming up next Thursday and not everybody will get to enjoy it with their families, there are many volunteering opportunities.

1) The annual Los Angeles Turkey Trot. The Turkey Trot is where you will get to burn off those extra calories by running a 5k or 10k. If you are not so into running, there will be a Turkey costume contest, winners will receive a pumpkin spice cheesecake. This event will beheld on Thanksgiving day in Downtown’s Spring Street.

https://turkeytrot.la/

2) Thanksgiving Run And Food Drive at Queen Mary. This is another 5k with live music and games, there is also a food drive so you can give back to the community. To register you must bring a non perishable food item to donate, and if you don’t want to run there are volunteer slots open. This event will be held at Memorial Park.

 

3) Big Sunday’s Thanksgiving Stuffing , held on Nov. 21. At this event you will get to bag food for thousand of hungry and grateful people, as well as enjoying arts and crafts with live music  Breakfast will be provided and our own Key Club will be there volunteering as well.

Location – 6111 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038

https://bigsunday.org/get-involved/thanksgiving/

4) Westside Thanksgiving. This will be an event where volunteers will serve a traditional thanksgiving meal to homeless, elders, children, and low income families. You can help out by donating some food or volunteering. A kid friendly carnival will also be held starting at 8am and free haircuts and shots will be provided for those in need. This event will be held at the West LA Civic Center.

https://westsidethanksgiving.org/

Thrift shopping Vs. Fast fashion

Posted on November 7, 2018 by in Features

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Chronicle Reporter
Sophie King-Nichols

Thrift shopping has been around forever , being the number one source for teens that like to shop for vintage clothing. However it also is a great way to protest against fast fashion companies. In my freshman year at Grand Arts High School people were all dressed in very unique clothing, I remember seeing their outfits and loving the way they expressed themselves through their clothes. I decided that I wanted to venture out more into the world of thrift myself. Automatically it became a huge outlet for me to express myself, I loved going to thrift shops and finding the wackiest items and figuring out how to actually make it cute. It truly helped me find a part of myself that I’ve never really seen before.

After thrifting for quite a while I found myself never really interested in the items that were sold at fast fashion shops, (Forever 21, H&M, etc). None of their articles caught my eye. Soon after many fast fashion clothing brands were exposed for the way they produce majority of their clothing. Companies like Nike and Forever 21 were soon busted for having children as young as 9 working in factories in china and many other third world countries, being paid in extreme unfairness. After learning about things like that I soon grew a small hatred for fast fashion. Causing my love for thrift to grow.

I now try to influence my friends and people around me to also start thrift shopping and ditching the big name brand companies. Yes there are some good companies that support good causes and fight for the little guy, but you have to do your research. If you’re someone that seeks an outlet for self expression then I highly recommend checking out a thrift shop near you. Some thrift shops near our campus would be “Out of the closet” located on Sunset Blvd. they support aids awareness and give free HIV and STD tests. Another one of my favorites would be Jetrag located on La Brea, and make sure to go there on Sunday when everything is $1! I hope you decide to check one of these shops out, because it’s actually really fun!

Fall Dance Show has us “Stuck in a Dream”

Posted on November 2, 2018 by in Features

Fall Dance Show has us "Stuck in a Dream"

Salma Rodriguez

Chronicle Reporter

Hollywood High is having their annual Fall Dance Show, put together by the Performing Arts Magnet students. The director and the school’s dance teacher, Ms. Goldschein, tries to show a story through movement. One can expect and enjoy dances of different genres that vary from classical ballet to contemporary movement and jazz. At the end, all these dances come together to create and tell one whole story. Snacks will be sold just outside the auditorium for people to enjoy during the show.

This show can be experienced in the auditorium starting Friday, Nov. 2 to Sunday, Nov. 4. The show will start at 7 pm on Friday and Saturday and at 2 pm on Sunday. You can expect the show to last for two hours with it ending around 9 pm on Friday and Saturday and ending at 4 pm on Sunday. The entrance fee will be $2 for students with their ID, $5 for seniors and students without ID, and $7 for adults.

Halloween at The Wellness Center

Posted on October 29, 2018 by in Features

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Chronicle Reporter
America Flores-Hernandez

With Halloween right around the corner, the Wellness Center has recently announced that they will be holding a haunted house within the Wellness Center that will also include treats being given after the main attraction. “The majority of the students seem to find the day festive but could use an extra hand in making it a fun day for everyone,” says Amanda Fitz, an SAS senior Peer Advocate. “Plus, it’s free and can be something fun to do after school to kick off a night of other spooky plans students might have,” she said.

The Haunted House will be held on Halloween, being a Wednesday this week, after school at 3:30 PM through 4:30 PM. In addition, this can also be seen as an opportunity for students who haven’t had the chance to go to the Wellness Center and take a look at the place and see the resources it offers students from medical to mental health care knowing that they are available throughout the school day. This is a sight you wouldn’t want to miss.

Honoring the dead

Posted on October 26, 2018 by in Features

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Sidney Gonzalez

Chronicle Reporter

Hollywood Forever cemetery will be hosting a Día de los Muertos celebration .

This year’s event will focus around the mother of the moon, stars, and sun, Aztec goddess, Coatlicue. She is the representation of both the womb and death, creating life and welcoming those being to Death later on.

The event, celebrating the Mexican traditions of honoring the dead will take place Oct. 27 from noon to midnight. General admission is $25 and seniors and children under 4 are free until 4 p.m. The event will have street vendors from around Los Angeles, and will also offer traditional Mexican food. Arts and crafts vendors will also be scattered throughout. Make sure to come dressed in your best Day of the Dead attire, because there will be a costume contest. Altars built by families to honor loved ones will be featured throughout the cemetery, which will be judged and awarded prizes. A ceremonial procession will present Aztec blessings and more from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

A focal point of the event will be the performances. There are 5 different stages and throughout the day have many different theatrical as well as musical performances. All day round, Aztec ritual dances will be taking place with dancers dressed fully in traditional costumes. There will also be smaller performances such as Metralleta de Oro, Ballet Eterna Juventud, Los Coyotitos, and many others including Panteón Rococó.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

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DIY spookfest

Posted on October 24, 2018 by in Features

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Novalee Lopez

Chronicle Reporter

Its spooky season, which means pumpkin patches, horror nights, and any other spooky activity. Now for those who are more laid back, for those who don’t want pay for horror nights or who don’t like pumpkin patches, here’s a list of the top 3 spooktacular movies.

1. Hocus Pocus

This movie is a classic, every year ABC Family does their 13 nights of Halloween, and every year Hocus Pocus is always featured.

2. Halloweentown

This movie will put anyone in their childhood feels. Personally, this is one of my favorite Disney Halloween movie, it definitely puts me in a very spooky mood.

3. Halloween (the series)

This is for all the people who love scary movies. The ones who prefer actually getting scared, this series is definitley binge worthy.

4. Jigsaw (the series)

This movie series is definitely binge worthy. It is more of a gruesome type of movie, it is based around a game of torture.

5. The Nightmare Before Christmas

Another Halloween classic. This movie can put you in both a spooky mood and Christmas mood, it’s for those who are all about Halloween but also can not wait till Christmas.

Pizza Experience in Los Angeles for all pizza lovers

Posted on October 18, 2018 by in Features

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Elvira Roman

Chronicle Reporter

      Pizza lovers, Los Angeles is having a multi-sensory pop-up museum dedicated to pizza. The Pizza Experience will last from Oct. 1,2018 until Jan. 29,2019. General admission is $30 and children under 3 are free.

      The Pizza Experience has many rooms with opportunities to take pictures. Some of the rooms included in the website are the Pizza Night Club. Pizza Graffiti, Pizza Fitness Center, Pizza Heaven, Pizza Gallery and more. The museum also gives people free pizza at the end of the tour and other pizza flavored snacks.Gluten free and cauliflower pizza are also given.

      To buy tickets, you can buy them directly from the website but walk-ins are also an option. The address for this museum is 129 N. Raymond Ave.Pasadena CA 91103.

Halloween screenings at El Capitan Theatre

Posted on October 16, 2018 by in Features

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Cristal Rincon

Chronicle Reporter

El Capitan Theatre is celebrating their Spooktacular 25th Anniversary by showcasing two Halloween film favorites throughout the month of October. The two featured films are Disney classics, “Hocus Pocus” and Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”.

Both are going to be shown in 3D with interactive 4D sensory effects such as scents, lights, wind, fog, and more. Guests will have special photo opportunities with props from both movies that will be on display before and after each showing. Along with this, the theatre will also be hosting costume contests and surprises on the opening nights of both movies, as a way to usher in the Halloween season.

Hocus Pocus is going to be showcased Oct. 11 through Oct. 21, while The Nightmare Before Christmas is going to be showcased Oct. 22 through Oct. 31. Daily showtimes for both movies are 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 9:45 p.m., along with 10:00 a.m. screenings only on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are on sale now, available at the El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Blvd or online. 

https://elcapitantheatre.com

 

Enjoy a Fall Night with Street Food Cinema

Posted on October 11, 2018 by in Features

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Salma Rodriguez

Chronicle Reporter

Street Food Cinema is a family event that includes street food, music, and outdoor movies. Starting from Oct. 13 this event will show movies throughout the month of different genres and generations.

The movies you should expect to see start off on the first day of this event is the classic horror film of 1963; Halloween. Then towards the end of the month, the event will come close to an end with the showing of one of the newest family loved disney movies; Coco on Oct. 20. This day will be most special because the latino community will be able to watch the movie in Spanish with their friends and family and even enjoy some traditional latin dancing.

This event can be enjoyed throughout different parts of Los Angeles such as Downtown, Culver City, Glendale, Hollywood, Griffith Park, and Universal City. General admission for adult is $17 and for children between ages through 6-11 it is $6. The diverse environment provided by the Street Food Cinema welcomes everyone.

http://www.streetfoodcinema.com

Seniors say farewell to Friday night lights

Posted on October 11, 2018 by in Features

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Novalee Lopez

Chronicle Reporter

For many athletes at Hollywood High this Friday is a night that most if not all look forward too. Friday, Oct. 19 is Senior Night, where the school recognizes all seniors in football, cheer, band and dance guard, or what we call Spirit Squad. The school invites the seniors family and loved ones to walk their senior down the field, take photos and even bring their senior flowers or a gift. Senior Night is a tradition that we have participated in for years and it’s one that shouldn’t go unappreciated.

This year football will be playing Mendez High school, which some football players seem to be very confident about getting us this win. Majority of the defense line are seniors, so making this last year as memorable as possible is significant. Our schools leadership staff has made it their responsibility to ensure that this Senior Night runs as smooth as possible. Leadership has even made bows out of big red posters that seniors on the cheer team can take as a keep safe.  All in all this Senior Night should be one for the books. 

 

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