December 12, 2018

Avoid schedule confusion this finals week

Posted on December 10, 2018 by in Announcements, News

Avoid schedule confusion this finals week

Stephanie Starks

Photo Editor

With our pencils out and notebooks filled, finals week has finally made its appearance. No matter the grade or seniority, the schedule for finals week or the week of pep rally is always confusing. So, to avoid any mishaps and keep your head in the game, here’s the schedule for this 12/10-12/14:

Tuesday 12/11

Period 1(BIC): 8:00 a.m. – 10:13 a.m.

Nutrition: 10:13 a.m. – 10:28 a.m.

Period 2: 10:34 a.m. – 12:32 p.m.

Lunch: 12:32 p.m. – 1:02 p.m.

Period 3: 1:08 p.m. – 1:31 p.m.

Period 4: 1:37 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday 12/12

Period 3(BIC): 8:00 a.m. – 10:13 a.m.

Nutrition: 10:13 a.m. – 10:28 a.m.

Period 4: 10:34 a.m. – 12:32 p.m.

Lunch: 12:32 p.m. – 1:02 p.m.

Period 5: 1:08 p.m. – 2:04 p.m.

Period 6: 2:10 p.m. – 3:06 p.m.

Thursday 12/13

Period 5(BIC): 8:00 a.m. – 10:13 a.m.

Nutrition: 10:13 a.m. – 10:28 a.m.

Period 6: 10:34 a.m. – 12:32 p.m.

Lunch: 12:32 p.m. – 1:02 p.m.

Period 1: 1:08 p.m. – 2:04 p.m.

Period 2: 2:10 p.m. – 3:06 p.m.

Friday 12/14

Period 1 (BIC): 8:00 a.m. – 8:49 a.m.

Period 2: 8:55 a.m. – 9:29 a.m.

Period 3: 9:35 a.m. – 10:09 a.m.

Brunch: 10:09 a.m. – 10:39 a.m. 

Period 4: 10:45 a.m. – 11:19 a.m.

Period 5: 11:25 a.m. – 11:59 a.m.

Period 6: 12:05 p.m. – 12:39 p.m.

Sounds of the Season Holiday Show

Posted on December 5, 2018 by in News


Alex Glebov

Chronicle Reporter

Tomorrow the choir is putting on a holiday show. The choir has been working tirelessly since the beginning of the year to perfect their songs for all of us to hear. Roughly 50 students will be signing in perfect harmony in the show, so come on down to support choir on their big day.

The show will take place Thursday  in the auditorium at 6pm and will last until 7:30pm. Tickets can be bought at the student store for $3 with a student ID, and $5 without an ID.

Deadline extension saves the day

Posted on November 29, 2018 by in News


Melanie Aguilar

Chronicle Reporter

With college deadlines closely approaching, there’s seems to be more and more stress to get an application in on time. But if you’re currently in a time crunch, struggling to get things in on time and still do work for individual academic classes, here’s some news that will hopefully uplift you..

Cal State Universities have announced an extension to their deadline for the 2019 Fall academic school year. Instead of submitting your application on Nov 30 by 11:59 pm there is now a two week addition of time to continue submitting. With high demands to extend the deadlines and several website crashes, CSU’s have confirmed this delay as an accommodation for all students to apply to their desired Cal States. The new deadline to apply to all 23 cal state universities is Dec 15 at 11:59 pm.

With many students facing hardships as a result of the California wildfires, CSU has granted all students excessive time to submit an application. It is evident that this added time is a set of good news for all. SAS senior, Monica Sanchez let us know how relieved she was by this set of good news, “I’m so glad that the deadline was extended because now I have a bit more time to get it together”. In hopes that with this extension more students will be able to get their applications in at a less stressful rate, CSU’s have accommodated to our needs.

CSU’s “fire” response

Posted on November 28, 2018 by in News


Chronicle Reporter
America Flores-Hernandez

Many seniors have sighed in relief and for a good reason, in response to the recent wildfires, the following press release by the CSU was made: “With many prospective students, their families and communities facing hardship due to wildfires affecting the entire state, the California State University (CSU) is extending the priority application deadline for fall 2019 admission to December 15.” They also announced that accommodations would be made for certain individuals affected by the fires, if they were to consider on-campus housing once verifying their acceptance to any of the 23 campuses. In addition to these press releases, students will receive financial-aid based on the severity of their situation based on the fire’s impact towards their communities.

Latest mural receives mixed reviews

Posted on November 15, 2018 by in News

mural 2

Kenyon Dawson

Chronicle Reporter

Hollywood High School has recently been under works for a new mural on the southwest wall of the building, and as of Nov. 13 2018, it is complete. Students have very strong opinions towards the mural illustrated by artist Don Rimx entitled, “Unifying Eternities”. The mural depicts two colorful, yet anonymous, faces constructed by abstract shapes and objects, alongside various patterns, plants, and shapes. “I like it because it’s really vibrant and pops out at you..” says TCA senior Kelvin Salazar.

On the other hand, many students don’t see eye-to-eye with the intentions of the mural. “…I just don’t understand the historical significance of it, that’s all.” says PAM senior Scarlett Gomez. Hollywood High Principal Edward Colacion says “It celebrates not only the diversity we have here at Hollywood High School but also the diversity in the community of Los Angeles. It was a great opportunity to [improve] this corner, which was kind of neglected.”

The real superhero passes

Posted on November 14, 2018 by in News


Novalee Lopez

Chronicle Reporter

Stan Lee is a name many, if not all, are familiar with. Sadly, Monday, Nov. 12, Lee passed at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. Stan Lee is the infamous creator of all Marvel comics, characters and the mind behind the movies. He was well known and very respected in the industry. Stan Lee was able to bring action, joy, and inspiration with words and a few pictures to all comic enthusiasts.

Lee was well rounded, he was well respected not only in the creative world, but in the ‘real’ world as well. He was a veteran, he served his military time fighting in World War 2. Needless to say he was a selfless person at heart. This is exemplified in his founding of the Stan Lee Foundation, which mains purpose was education, literacy, and the arts. This foundation supported programs that wanted to improve access to literacy resources. He’s giving personality, popular comics and even more popular films will be missed. Stan Lee is a man whose legacy will not be forgotten.

Wildfires in California have caused great destruction

Posted on November 11, 2018 by in News

Wildfires in California have caused great destruction

Maria Alfaro

Chronicle Reporter

Certain counties in Southern California have been under evacuation because of the fires that started on Thursday afternoon. The fire has threatened and destroyed many homes and businesses. Also being the cause events were canceled. 

The fires also caused many streets and highways to be closed down. The fires affected Students Run LA Lake Balboa 15k, which was going to take place on Nov. 11. It was canceled because of the air quality relating to the fires. 

Thousands of residents fled their home in Paradise, north of Sacramento, on Thursday, Nov. 8, escaping the blazing fire. According to NBC News the Camp Fire burned more than 20,000 acres and has destroyed the town. 

The largest fire is called Hill Fire, which started on Thursday afternoon in Ventura County. It started near the Santa Rosa Valley, about 10 miles northwest of Thousand Oaks. The fire kept growing and had reached 15 square miles by Friday morning. This caused the 101 Freeway to be closed down and have mandatory evacuations for California State University, Channel Islands campus. 

The other fire that started in Ventura County is called the Woolsey Fire near Malibu, which started at Woolsey Canyon and spread into the community of Oak Park early Friday, burning homes and forcing residents to evacuate. The strong winds and dry conditions caused the fire to burn about 12.5 square miles on Friday morning. The fire moved into Los Angeles County late Thursday, causing evacuation to take place in Westlake Village. Firefighters have done everything they can to stop the fires and continue to do so.

New mural to be installed

Posted on October 30, 2018 by in News


Chronicle Reporter

Cristal Rincon

A new mural is being installed on Hollywood High School grounds at the corner of Orange Drive and Sunset Boulevard.

It will be seen covering the outside of the previously blank walls of the Liberal Arts building and the sides of the stairs directly in front of the mural. The mural’s art features two large scale faces drawn surrounded by different colors and winding details. The new artwork aims to complement the already existing murals found along the walls facing Orange Drive beside the Wellness Center.

The mural is a part of the Mural Beautification Project, which is a project launched by the Los Angeles Police Department in efforts to inspire creativity and deter from vandalism and graffiti. The project is in partnership with the Los Angeles Consulate of Israel and is supported by School Board Melvoin, various LAUSD facilities and the LA Historical preservation committee.

The mural will begin being installed this week, starting on Thursday, Nov. 1 and ending next week on Thursday, Nov. 8, and will be followed by a ceremony to display it.

Celebrating Day of the Dead in the library

Posted on October 25, 2018 by in News


Ysayana Sandavone

Chronicle Reporters

Come by the library to watch the movie Coco, eat treats and scrutinize student altars on Nov. 1 and 2. On the week of Oct. 22 students brought pictures of deceased family and pets for the library altar. On Oct. 25, the library welcomed students to learn how to make paper marigolds with members of the Latino Student Union.

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican tradition celebrated on Oct. 31 through Nov. 2. This Mexican holiday is to articulate one’s death by placing altars; Flor de Cempasuchil (marigold flower), candles, pan de muerto (bread of the dead), photos of loved one’s, the favorite food of loved ones and and sugar skulls. On Nov. 1, deceased children visit their family. On Nov. 2, deceased adults reunite with their family. If you have watched the movie “Coco” you may know what I am talking about.

The tradition continues to take place at a cemetary where a loved one is buried. Families bring their loved one’s a whole picnic, listen to music with their loved ones or spend the night with their loved ones to celebrate a life that was once lived. Dia de los Muertos has been around since the 16th century during the time of the Aztecs. This holiday tradition is not a Mexican version of Halloween, whereas Halloween is meant for terror. On the other hand, Dia de los Muertos is demonstrated to articulate love and respect for loved ones who are deceased.

Key club attends 28th annual “Hunger Walk”

Posted on October 24, 2018 by in News


Photo Credit: Kimberly Mora, SAS Senior

Kenyon Dawson

Chronicle Reporter

Key Club participated in Westside Food Bank’s 28th Annual 5K “Hunger Walk” to raise awareness on local hunger and poverty on Sunday, Oct. 21. This event took place at Ocean View Park (2701 Barnard Way Santa Monica) and started around 12 noon and lasted until 3pm. Participation was free and the event included live entertainment, family-friendly fun zones, games, activities and even an opportunity to win raffled prizes and awards. First year Key Club member, Kimberly Mora, says, “It was fun and it was nice helping out others…”.

The “Hunger Walk” is a great way to spend time with family, friends and colleagues, yet at the same time, raise awareness for a noble cause. TCA senior, Diego Medina, expresses, “I felt like it made a change… not just in myself, but in a community to come together for a cause…”.

NOTICE: If you are interested in knowing what is the next event Key Club has planned out, it will be the “Light the Night” 1 mile walk to raise awareness of leukemia and will take place on Nov. 3.


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