September 22, 2018

Iggy Azalea visits Hollywood

Posted on September 19, 2018 by in Entertainment, News, Uncategorized

Elvira Roman 

Chronicle Reporter 

     The Australian rapper and songwriter Iggy Azalea caused a commotion on Sept. 13 at Hollywood High School. Iggy Azalea is known for her top hits from her album ‘The New Classic’ such as “Fancy”, “Problem”, “Black Widow”. On Thursday, Iggy came to Hollywood High with a check of $5,000 and a few gift cards. A few days before she donated the money, Iggy tweeted, “Im visiting Hollywood high and Crenshaw high this thursday to give everyone some $$$$ to spend at fashion nova.”

     According to administration Iggy Azalea was supposed to appear to give a inspirational talk. She would mention her struggles,her poor background, and how she managed to succeed those obstacles in her life.

     Instead, during passing period right before 3rd, Iggy was seen walking around with a huge check and was rushed to one of the rooms. A few students got to take pictures with her before she was gone.

     The $5,000 was used for attendance and according to Principal Edward Colacion, a few students with perfect attendance will be given gift cards.

     Her act of kindness does not go unnoticed. A senior, Andrea Avila, said “She was generous enough to give us $5,000.”

AP Furioso : The new guy on the block

Posted on May 30, 2018 by in News

Ethan Murga 

Isaak Ramirez

Chronicle Reporters


When one door closes, another opens. For Pacino Furioso, a desk for him has opened up at Hollywood High School as the newest assistant principal.

Furioso graduated from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and majored in English. Furioso has much and various experience with working with students of all ages, specifically sixth through 12th grade.

Furioso is no stranger to working in a classroom in different schools. “I’ve also been working with Alliance Charter Schools,” Furioso said. “I wanted to come back because oftentimes charter schools don’t have the comprehensive programs as something like Hollywood High…”

One specific factor for Hollywood would be the transition in the sports program. Furioso went from sharing athletics with other schools at his previous workplace to having a full stadium and basketball gym at Hollywood.

As every administrator is assigned to a Small Learning Community (SLC), Principal Colacion has SAS; Samuel Dovlatian has TCA; Lori Gambero has PAM; this leaves Furioso as the new NMA administrator.

Furioso said, “I really liked teaching 9th grade students English and 12th grade, because like 12th they’re getting ready to go on that journey to college… but I also like teaching the ninth graders because sometimes the ninth graders came into high school like not knowing what high school was about so I wanted to use English to get them excited about literature.”

Furioso said he is grateful for a variety of programs and diversity of cultures in the high school. One important idea he feels is that the whole core of the school is the arts.

One of the biggest hobbies and interests for Furioso is traveling. Having taken interest in exploring new places and sights, he seeks to explore more of the Hollywood area. Furioso said, ” San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities on Earth” as well as his fascination for Iceland being another beautiful location on Earth.

Being the new kid on the block, Furioso is adjusting to the school. “Learning about the campus I’ve been walking around trying to meet kids and trying to find out where things are.”

Although Furioso is new to the school, it isn’t hard to tell he’ll adapt to the Hollywood culture fairly quickly.


‘Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice’ Comes to Hollywood

Posted on May 18, 2018 by in News, Sports

Stephanie Starks

Chronicle Reporter

Grab your gear and put on your game faces, Powderpuff 2k18 is underway. Popping off on June 1st, the juniors and seniors that are participating have started to practice after school on the field.

The practices are held on every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 3:15 pm to 5 pm. It is never too late to join, so if you’re a girl, in the 11th or 12th grade, and are interested in playing Powderpuff football, come join the team on any Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday on our very own Hollywood High School field. “Going into Powderpuff I didn’t think much of it, but now it has taught me more about football and I have created bonds with the players there.” said Linnssy Munoz, SAS Junior.

Also are you interested in Powderpuff, but are a boy? Boys are able to apply to be cheerleaders for the half time show. For more information, meet at the field afterschool on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday before June 1st.

Cultural Diversity in HHS

Posted on May 15, 2018 by in News

Wellness Center Needs Your Help

Posted on May 14, 2018 by in News

Elvira Roman

Chronicle Reporter 

Hollywood High School’s Wellness Center is looking for help from students. As of now, the Wellness Center does not have a mascot and they are in need of one. If you enjoy drawing or want to take part, the deadline is May 23.

Just drop off your design to the Wellness Center along with your full name and email. Students will vote on the top 3 designs on June. First place will receive a $25 gift card. Second place gets a $10 gift card and third place will get a $5 gift card. If you have any further questions stop by the Wellness Center.

Two great minds visit Hollywood

Posted on May 8, 2018 by in News

Christine Coe

Copy Editor

     The library held their occasional meet and greet with two writers in the book industry, Erin Stein and Joelle Charbonneau. The event that took place on May 4 during fifth and sixth period allowed students to obtain an insight on the process that makes the books we long to read.

  The two guests specialize in the Young Adult department of novels. Erin Stein assists in the publication of such books. She works as a publisher at Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group where she goes by the imprint, Imprint, which signifies that she will be leaving her mark on Macmillan. She has helped publish brands for The Twilight series, Monster High, and Ever After High. She began her career at a PR and gradually built her way up to becoming a publisher in one of the nations most well known and credible publishing companies. Stein recommends the business to book worms and English majors everywhere. She offers a technical perspective on the writing industry, one that creates the embodiment of a book and truly brings the text to life.


    Joelle Charbonneau is an author who has recently published the novel Time Bomb. Aside from writing, she works in the performing arts field as a voice teacher and a stage performer. The New York Times best selling author is an undergraduate in music and theatre and has a masters degree in opera performance. Her most notable novel, The Testing, made waves in the young adult novel world as her depiction of a dystopian society where only an elite selected few are chosen to be tested left youth in awe with relatability. The climax is shown when Cia’s father reveals the terror that lays hidden behind the testing as her impending appointment awaits.


    Charbonneau advised that any up and coming authors take the plunge and continue to write until they master their craft. She also warns that like acting, writing comes with an abundant amount of rejections. She faced among 200 rejections from her novels until she lost count and even got an email from an agent advising her to burn her book and to give up writing. Yet, she stood in front of her audience telling her story of how she became a New York Times bestseller without being “qualified”.

Help clean the L.A. River this weekend

Posted on April 13, 2018 by in News

Nick Macadaan

Crimson Chronicle Reporter

Saturday, April 14, will mark the beginning of the annual Great L.A. River Cleanup. The event is run by FoLAR and has been taking place each of the past 29 years. The goal is to clean the Los Angeles River to protect the oceans from trash.

In 2017, the event saw 10,000 volunteers attend. They removed 100 tons of trash from the river in a span of three weekends. The FoLAR organization preaches community, restoring habitats, and protecting nature throughout the clean up during Earth month.

The cleanup will begin on April 14 at the Sepulveda Basin and Glendale Narrows Riverwalk. The second weekend, beginning on April 21, will take place at Los Feliz Blvd at Bond Park, Bowtie Parcel, Marsh Park, and the Frog Spot. The final weekend, beginning on April 28, will take place at Compton Creek at Del Amo Metro Station, Willow Street Estuary, and Golden Shore Marine Reserve. Registration for the second and third weekends online are still available. Participants of the first weekend must fill out a waiver form.

Complete information for the events can be found on the FoLAR website.

Preparing for 2020 Election

Posted on April 12, 2018 by in News

Milagros Robelo

Chronicle Reporter

The Mayor’s Youth Council invited Hollywood High students who are 16 and up to preregister or register to vote. The Mayor Garcetti assigned each council to set an event to preregister or register students to vote in each of their members’ school. This was the project because now in California 16 year old teens can preregister to vote so when they are 18 they are ready to vote. There are four students who are in the Mayor’s Youth Council from Hollywood; Sydney Ross, Arianna Ortiz, Yulissa Mendez, and Milagros Robelo. The students worked with Ms.Whitham to use the library to hold the event and worked with Mr.Schwich, Mr.Bitran, Dr.Arocha, Dr.Steinberg, Mr.Wood, and Mr.Barishman to bring their students to register.

The event began on April 11 and ended in April 12. California allows you to register online if students have their California ID or their last four digits of their Social Security number if they did not have that information they could fill out a form. There was at least a class for each period for two days. “I was shocked to see teachers engaging and students actually listening,” said Yulissa Mendez. By an estimation, there was at least 500 students who went to the event. “The outcome was great. Many students were listening and cooperating. We are very happy we could do this with the help of Ms.Whitham and the history teachers,” stated Arianna Ortiz.

Prepare for the Upcoming SAT

Posted on April 6, 2018 by in Announcements, News

Katie Adaya

Chronicle Reporter

Not satisfied with your SAT score and want to improve? To get the help needed, come to the workshop held every Monday and Thursday in room 227. This Khan Academy SAT Prep workshop starts at 3:15 p.m. and ends at 5:15 p.m. By practicing for just two hours twice a day, you will be able to improve your score and perhaps be closer to the goal you desired to reach.

The flyer lists the dates for the workshop and the class access codes. file:///C:/Users/lausd_user/Downloads/Flyer_Spring_2018%20(1).pdf

Also, don’t forget to get your fee waiver at the College Center with Ms. Pinedo if you are eligible. Today is the last day to register for the SAT on May 5. The next SAT registration deadline for the SAT on June 2 is May 3.

To find out more about upcoming SATs or any questions regarding the SATs, check out the collegeboard website.!4330!3!197590690242!b!!g!!sat%20registration%20deadlines&ef_id=WsaMAQAAAGx2wGB3:20180406215518:s


Are you in yet?

Posted on March 15, 2018 by in News

Esteban Garcia

Chronicle Reporter

It has been four months and 15 days since seniors have turned in their application and in that time,  and your final review of your application to your dream university decides to accept you or not has yet to come.

Seniors turned in their UC and Cal State applications by the end of Nov. 30. This may be considered one of your happiest days of your life yet to come or you just might be dreading about not getting in the university you wanted.

“It can be stressful because who wouldn’t be stressed. Its their future and their dream college. I’m just very anxious to see the results,” said Nicole Vasquez.

Although many colleges have already decided your admission, many others are still under consideration until the very last day which may be stressful because you’re not sure if you even want to know anymore. However, it may just make your day if you got in. Check your portal or mail if you aren’t sure whether they have made a decision on your admission. UC has their deadline by March 30 and its halfway through the month already.

When accepted into a college, don’t forget that by May 1, you must submit an a Statement of Intent to Register. There are only 15 days left and counting and once you made a decision, make sure to to apply to Cal grant to get your money for school.