October 22, 2017

Affordable care act coming to an end?

Posted on October 19, 2017 by in News, Politics


Jennifer Carrasco

Crimson Chronicle Reporter

President Trump has signed an order that weakens the Affordable Care Act’s private insurance markets by allowing a rapid increase of cheaper, less comprehensive plans that would weaken rules about what insurances must cover.

The changes represent a step toward repeal of Obamacare, something Trump has been wanting to do since his campaign. “We are starting that process” Trump had stated at the signing ceremony, expecting his law to pass at some point.

This order essentially affects small businesses and people who buy private coverage on their own, rather than through employers. It is hard to assume when the act will go into place since it calls for new writing regulations. However, some parts of the order are likely to take effect more quickly. The most consequential of those is a decision to end a rule that limited short-term insurance plans to no more than three months.Many insurers, already offer these plans, which are not subject to most of the Affordable Care Act’s rules. The plans don’t have to include mental health coverage, maternity care, full prescription coverage or other benefits the ACA deems essential. The insurers selling them are free to charge higher prices or deny coverage altogether to people with pre-existing conditions.

This act will threaten the law’s marketplace. Also threatening millions of low income Americans afford coverages. Millions of Americans rely on this insurance and it is to be replaced with one that isn’t as beneficial.

Get ready for the shake

Posted on October 18, 2017 by in News

Michelle Munera

Crimson Chronicle Reporter


Hollywood High School along with the rest of schools in California will be conducting the annual earthquake drill. The drill is known as the Great Shakeout, and it takes place every year on October. The Great Shakeout of 2017 will be taking place tomorrow Oct. 19 during second period.

The whole school will be participating and everybody will be in their designated areas, according to their second period class, on the field. Each class will be shortened to 49 minutes, and when the drill is announced over the PA System along with a long ring of the bell, all classes should respond to the simulated earthquake by assuming the drop, cover and hold position. Nobody should move for about ten seconds and further instructions will be said through the speaker.

It is that time of the year again, so be prepared to wait for about an hour on the field. When told to evacuate the building in an orderly manner, all classes are required to be on the field. The drill will start at approximately 9:59 a.m. and end at 10:41 a.m. Remember it will be pretty sunny outside and the weather will be warm so bring a hat and water. After the drill, students will be dismissed to nutrition.

Make sure to stay in your designated area with your class because teachers are required to take roll and report the names of missing students. “Preparation will be the greatest assistance in the event of an emergency,” said Assistant Principal Henry Lazo in the letter of procedures that was sent out to teachers.

Help spread awareness

Posted on October 18, 2017 by in News

Yadira Romero

Crimson Chronicle Reporter

Do you like spreading awareness and being active? Well this weekend the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is holding an event at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This major event will hold activities such as Zumba, yoga, soul-cycling and much more. This event is open to everyone of all ages that want to support this empowering movement. All given funds will be distributed to other organizations that will help decrease the percentages of cancer that can occur in every few female individuals. This event also provides an overall fun atmosphere that can appeal to everyone and be a productive Saturday for all.

How do you sign the up? To sign up go to makingstrides.acsevents.org and follow the instructions given on the website.

If you aren’t able to attend this event this weekend and want to contribute in spreading awareness for breast cancer, there are other events you can attend such as the Breast Cancer Awareness (H.E.R.) Family Day that is taking place on Oct. 28 at the MLK Outpatient Center. It’s a health fair from 9 am-1 pm that will provide medical services such as, breast screenings, blood pressure checks, kidney screenings and much more.


Show support at the 2017 LA AIDS walk

Posted on October 13, 2017 by in News

Nick Macadaan

Chronicle Reporter


Every year in Los Angeles, members of the community gather for an AIDS Walk. This year, the event will be held on Sunday, Oct. the 15th in Downtown L.A. The event will start at 9:45 a.m. at the steps of City Hall and end after a ten kilometer walk leading back to the same place. The organization has raised over 1.1 million dollars already, and its expected to earn much more within the next coming days.

There will also be many celebrity guests participating in the event. Drew Carey, Frenchie Davis and David Arquette are just a handful of those attending, alongside elected officials such as Mayor Eric Garcetti and Congresswoman Maxine Waters.

To support the cause, you can either donate on the website (la.aidswalk.net), participate in the walk, volunteer at the event or become a corporate sponsor. It’s also a great way to exercise, all while helping an important cause at the same time, and it is encouraged that people take part and provide support.



Get Your Spirit On

Posted on October 11, 2017 by in News


Milagros Robelo

Chronicle Reporter

October 16 kicks off Spirit Week at Hollywood High School, and it ends on Friday the 20th. Monday is Pajama Day, Tuesday is Sports Day, Wednesday is Character Day, Thursday Is Tourist Day, and Friday is Roll Call.

Come dressed in your jammies on Monday for Pajama Day. Support your favorite team by dressing in sports attire on Tuesday. On Wednesday come dressed as your favorite character, it could be a cartoon, show, movie, book, or superhero. Thursday is “come dressed as a tourist,” one could get their inspiration from the people of Hollywood Boulevard. Last but not least is Roll Call on Friday. Freshman wear grey, Sophomores wear black, Juniors wear white, and Seniors wear Red. The Friday of Spirit Week is the Fall Pep Rally.


Your Key To Success: AP Readiness Program

Posted on October 3, 2017 by in News

Jacob Hu

Chronicle Reporter

“The AP Readiness Program is designed with two interconnected goals in mind. The program aims to improve the teaching abilities of AP instructors while simultaneously giving students the skills they will need to be successful in college level classes. AP Readiness allows students to work with master instructors, who prepare them for the rigorous curriculum that they will face in AP courses. Concurrently, their AP teachers observe and learn from the master instructors, gathering a framework for how to successfully conduct an AP course.”

This unique program allows for students and teachers to learn together. Both teachers and students also become an essential part of a network of AP support and excellence. The AP Readiness Program is a great program that will benefit the student’s future so that they will have the knowledge later on for college level classes. This program is hosted in UCLA and there are two parts of the program which are the AP Readiness STEM and the AP Readiness HUMANITIES. The AP Readiness STEM hosts Math, Science and Computer Science. Specific dates for STEM are September 9, October 7, November 4, December 2, 2017, January 20, February 10 , March 10 and April 21, 2018. The AP Readiness HUMANITIES hosts English, Social Studies and Spanish. Specific dates for HUMANITIES are September 30, October 28, November 18, 2017, January 13, February 3 , March 3, April 7 and April 28, 2018. Anyone can join the AP Readiness Program and there is nothing wrong with joining because the only thing you get out of it will be important imformation.

Safer Streets are Arriving

Posted on June 2, 2017 by in Announcements, News

Joshua Alejano

Chronicle Reporter

Councilman O’Farrell and The Los Angeles Department of Transportation have been working together to make the route to Selma Elementary school and Hollywood High school safer for students and allow families to walk around with ease.

The project will be occurring some time this summer and is planned to be finished before school starts. The street lights will be placed in the cross street of Highland and Hawthorn. They will have another meeting this summer to discuss their progression of the project.

They are going to remove the homeless in the streets of highland and clean the street up. The main problem of the project is the traffic in highland.

” They have to coordinate the time with the Hollywood events with the time they will build the street lights,” said Principal Alejandra Sanchez.

This meeting was made to inform the public who will be impacted by this changed drastically.

Win tickets to acclaimed artist Somo’s concert

Posted on June 2, 2017 by in Entertainment, News

Katherine Quezada

Chronicle Reporter


Win tickets to Somo’s Fri June 9 concert. A singer songwriter who began getting recognized majorly on the app “Vine” had his biggest hit ‘Ride’ playing all over with different edits fan made of their favorite artists or actors.

Somo has plenty of other original work that has similar beats and lyrics to this song, as well as some popular covers ranging from J.Cole to The Weeknd with a little of his taste input to the covers.

If you don’t have anything to do on the last day of school and enjoy live music as well as having a good time with a friend or family memeber The Crimson Chronicle has two tickets to give away to Somo’s concert on June 9 at the Fonda Theater at 7 pm. All you have to do is comment “I want the tickets” down below first and they’re yours.

Have a fun time after you’re finally done with finals and the school year !

A Night To Remember

Posted on May 15, 2017 by in News

Justin Wright
Chronicle Reporter

Aleksander Berg was crowned Prom King along with Leah Jones being crowned Prom Queen. Prom was held at the Annex in Hollywood, started at 7 p.m. and ended at midnight.  Everyone was dressed like celebrities with the tight suits and nails done looking all nice.  

Some students felt prom was going to be lame, but it was everything but that. It started off the night with pictures and a specially prepared three-course meal. The food started with delicious Caesar salad for the first course; for the second course it was a fine piece of chicken and a potato puree; and then for the third course it was a sweet chocolate cake with strawberry drizzle.

But the food was not the best part, the DJ was hitting the right songs and no one was sitting down. Even those who could not dance were dancing. Prom was literally a night to remember for the seniors and it is great way to go to graduation. May 13 was a night full of memories and no regrets.

Don’t miss out on Prom

Posted on May 11, 2017 by in News

Sharon Ulloa

Chronicle Reporter

Prom is right around the corner and no one can wait for the day to come. This Saturday, May 13, the class of 2017 will attend The Annex from 7pm to 12am.

Many girls have their dress, makeup, and hair ready to be done. While guys have rented their suit and are ready to go. A lot of preparation leading up to the dance.

Prom is the biggest event to all seniors. People (students, teachers, and parents) talk about it all year. To some extent, this is to purposefully build it up into a big, exciting thing. It’s communal advertising, so that everyone will have something to be excited about. Added to which, it’s a party, a huge celebration for students to enjoy that their high school is coming to a close. Prom is usually the last event before Graduation, so it’s bittersweet for the graduating class.

Prom isn’t just a dance. It is an amazing event no high school student will ever forget. It can be the worst experience of their life or the greatest. Good or bad it is meant to be special. Prom is the event that leads up to graduation. The last chance before seniors have to face graduation, college, and jobs. It is what makes the last months of school so memorable. High school all leads up to one night, Prom, so make the most out of it.