February 21, 2019

Best Apps Available on the App Store

Posted on December 4, 2018 by in Features

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America Flores-Hernandez

Chronicle Reporter

With the year almost out of the way (and finals approaching), this month’s trending apps in the App Store and on Google Play will help to organize yourself for a new clean preface on social media and on your daily routines for the following year:

  • Slack
    Used for group messaging and great for class team/group assignments, the app is known for its unique format for clear communication throughout every level of document organization. Slack instantly syncs across all devices and is compatible with dozens of other apps and services (like Dropbox) to make your job simpler and easier.
  • Uber Eats
    With Uber Eats, ordering food is simple — especially if you’ve used Uber before. Browse the menu of available restaurants to order from and pay straight through the app by linking your credit or debit card. You’ll then be given an estimated delivery time and you can track the location of your order in real time.
  • Nintendo Switch Online
    While it may not be the perfect solution — forcing you to use your phone in addition to your Switch console for voice chat — Nintendo’s just-released Online app offers the most convenient way to play Splatoon 2 with friends, and thus earns a spot on this list. Currently, Splatoon 2 is the only game the app supports, though this is sure to change over the coming months. Next year, Nintendo will begin charging a $20 yearly fee to use the Switch’s online features — but until then, the app remains free.
  • Calm
    Calm is a meditation app that offers guided sessions for beginners, along with programs for those on intermediate and advanced levels. You can choose from different breathing exercises, adult bedtime stories, or soothing nature sounds to use during yoga.
  • Spotify
    Spotify is changing the game for the entire music industry. It’s free on PCs and tablets, but $10 a month if you want to fully use it on iPhone. It’s worth it. You can listen to full albums and create playlists.

As of this month, the following apps are not only popular within their respective app categories, they’ve also reached a new high in downloads and rankings online. Keep in mind that starting towards the end of this year, many apps within the gaming and food genres will be starting to add new deals following New Year’s Day on in-app purchases.

Holiday Season at LA’s Pop Up Shops

Posted on November 29, 2018 by in Features

Holiday Season at LA's Pop Up Shops

Salma Rodriguez

Chronicle Reporter

Thinking of some unique gifts to give friends and family members this festive season? Look no further, LA’s unique holiday pop up market is here just in time for christmas. In this upcoming weekend, not only will you be able to help celebrate their 10th anniversary but you will also get the opportunity to shop from 300 selected independent designers and artists. You can find one-of-a-kind gifts that range from beauty, jewelry, clothing, baby gifts to home decor and art. This event will provide DJs, DIY projects, and photo booths so they can be enjoyed with friends and family.

From Saturday Dec. 2 to Sunday Dec. 3 you can join in on the fun at California Market Center (CMC), 110 E 9th St, Los Angeles, CA 90079. They are open from 10 am to 5 pm. General Admission tickets are $15 and VIP tickets are $35, children of ages 12 and under enter for free and parking will be available for $7.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unique-markets-holiday-popup-downtown-la-tickets-51571530837?janus_fv=exp_eb_86972_related_events%3DA

 

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

 

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