November 16, 2018

Delving into shopping season

Posted on November 16, 2018 by in Uncategorized

Delving into shopping season

Sidney Gonzalez

Chronicle Reporter

Everyone has heard of the ever so popular Black Friday.

Whether through companies and stores claiming unbelievable deals or the fights that ensue and go trending online, chances are that you are familiar with this. Black Friday typically takes place the day following Thanksgiving, this year Thanksgiving celebrated the 22nd  and Black Friday the 23rd.

Traditionally, around this time, people are used to waking up at ungodly hours such as 4 a.m. or staking out overnight at their favorite stores while another special day passes by.

Buy Nothing Day began in 1992 by Canadian artist Ted Dave. The holiday is a response to the root of Black Friday: consumerism. Basic ideals behind consumerism are the beliefs that buying largely and spending money will benefit society as a whole, but more particularly, the economy.

Buy Nothing Day is combatting this belief and saying no to the companies and businesses in partaking in this chaotic day of shopping. More than a economic message, it hopes to send a societal message, that it isn’t necessary to feed into this large consumption of goods, which can more often than not result in accidents.

Mostly every year on Black Friday, there are reports of fights and trampling amongst people trying to buy these on-sale items.

Regardless of which you will be taking part in, make sure to keep yourself safe this shopping season.

 

A trip down to UCLA

Posted on November 8, 2018 by in Uncategorized

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Alex Glebov

Chronicle Reporter

During this week i had the chance of going to UCLA for my TCA senior project.  Me and 3 other students were taken to the university by a teacher after school to help us find an expert in our topics to interview. Luckily the day we went had almost no traffic and we got there in about 20 minutes. Once we got to the University we ended up going to many departments that might have a lead for our project subjects there, and going door by door in those departments to introduce ourselves to the professors and see if they happen to study the subjects we need or know a professor that does.

After all of us had all gotten contact information for professors that studied subjects we need, so that later on we could schedule an interview with them. We all took a look around the university, stopping by the gift shop and then getting something to eat at the dining center. We decided to call it a day and all went back home after a fun field trip to UCLA.

Discover new places at Downtown LA

Posted on October 9, 2018 by in Uncategorized

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Rafael Hernandez

Chronicle Reporter

If you are looking for a place to catch the sunset with friends after school during the weekdays, Los Angeles City Hall is the place to go. It offers a 360 degree beautiful scenery of all the different neighborhoods like Boyle Heights, Chinatown, & MacArthur Park. The observation deck on the 27th floor at LA City Hall is open to the public on weekdays. Its public entrance to City Hall is on Main Street. In order to enter, you will need to pass through metal detectors and will need a valid I.D. to check-in. Then follow the instructions by the check-in to get to the observation deck.

After visiting, head east of City Hall to Grand Central Market, open from 8 am to 10 pm, where there are varieties of foods and drinks. Foods like pizza, pho, hamburgers, tacos, vegan food, and so much more are available there. Make sure to grab some Mexican candy from La Huerta in stall F-7, where they have a variety of candies, on your way out, or I recommend a delicious cheese burger from Jose Chiquito in stall A-6. It is a great place to spend time with friends.

To end the day, head east of Grand Central Market to The Last Book Store, open from 10 am to 10 pm. The Last Book Store has not only books but dvd’s, vinyls, and art studios on the second floor. There are varieties of books like horror, comedy, poems, comics, cooking, and drawing books. The art studios on the second floor sell many other things other than art like cameras, stickers and gifts. They also have benches around the store to sit and read with big windows to look out at the street.

Make sure to grab a friend and check out these places at Downtown Los Angeles.Don’t miss this amazing opportunity.

Iggy Azalea visits Hollywood

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

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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.”

Arctic Monkeys brings peace in tranquility base hotel and casino

Posted on May 14, 2018 by in Uncategorized

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After five years,  English rock band, Arctic Monkeys released their newest album named Tranquility  base hotel and casino 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the band’s sixth studio release with 10 new songs .  The band goes way back from the early 2000’s as they were part of the garage scene.  Although this is their newest album a lot of fans are backlashing this album as they dial it back to their last album ” AM’ in 2013

In “AM”, there was elements of psychedelic rock, r&b, gospel, and punk. The album has become one of Arctic Monkeys most successful albums to date, leading to receiving British Album of the year in 2014. Although being an English rock band, the band also had a breakthrough in America with “ Do I wanna know ” hitting the Billboard 100.

If ‘ AM’ was highly rated album , why is Tranquility base hotel and casino being criticized?

Well a lot of fans have noticed the different style that was used in the latest album.  According to the Rolling Stones, the band “tried a stylistic change-up that doesn’t quite work.” With that being said,  this new album is filled with pianos and drums  , taking a complete tour as they incorporated more R&B. Although this album is different, it doesn’t mean that it’s a bad album.  Sometimes, artists take a leap of faith to really see what  style really suits what they are trying to convey to their audience.

A Break in the Cycle

Posted on April 12, 2018 by in Features, Uncategorized

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 Chronicle Reporter

Leslie Figueroa

Credit: University of Arizona News

 Outer Space has long been a mystery to us, and it has only been recently that we have been able to unlock some of its mysteries. From mind-blowing discoveries such as heliocentricity to finding water on Mars. Thus it is only certain that we improve upon previously thought of misconceptions. Recently, however, we seem to have broken the cycle, or at least Mercury’s Cycle that is.

Mercury, like many planets, orbits the sun in an ellipse that gradually rotates over time. We know this because of the famous physicist Albert Einstein. He opened mankind’s eyes to the universe. More specifically he opened our eyes to the possibility of a connection between Einstein’s law of gravity to the orbits of our planets. Before Einstein, we thought of the universe as featureless and changeless, with time following its own pace as Newton once said. These words, however, would prove to be wrong centuries later as Gravity would prove to affect more than just an apple falling on the ground.

Newton was on the right track, as he connected to earth’s physics to the planets and stars, but he didn’t know how it was all connected. In fact, he famously would refuse to even try to figure it out and would take years later for an Einstein to piece it all together. Gravity, he proved, not only made things go up and down it also made planets go round.

 

  “Albert Einstein, in his theory of special relativity, determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and he showed that the speed of light within a vacuum is the same no matter the speed at which an observer travels.”-Nola Taylor Redd

 

   This theory would come to explain an anomaly to Mercury’s orbit that Newton’s theory just couldn’t explain. A subtly in the orbit, as every couple of years its orbit would match up to calculations based upon Newton’s gravity. It was thus that a tweak was made upon Mercury’s orbit due to Einstein’s brilliance. Now however in recent times Mercury’s orbit is being tweaked for the second time. Now physicist Clifford Will has calculated another effect of Einstein’s general relativity on Mercury’s orbit. The effects, however, are too small of a thing to be noticed in observations so far.

  In short, planets move in elliptical orbits that shift and rotate as each planet in turn orbits around the sun. The rotations have been thought to have been altered by gravity from other planets. And while that is true, according to general relativity, gravity is caused by massive objects warping spacetime (yes, warping spacetime is an actual thing in science), thus Einstein had previously concluded that the sun would certainly big enough to cause a warping through spacetime and thus affect planets and their orbits. This would affect Mercury the most as it is the closest planet to the sun.

 Will hypothesis that this would not only affect how the sun pulls on Mercury, but how other planets pull on Mercury as well and vice versa. Will has stated that the difference is so small that it would take around 2 billion years to even add a degree to Mercury’s orbit. Nevertheless, it is in the nature of science to question what we know and test out our theories. Wills theory is no different, as soon a European and Japanese space mission to Mercury called the BepiColombo will test it out.

Interact with your favorite cast

Posted on March 15, 2018 by in Entertainment, Uncategorized

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Yadira Romero

Crimson Chronicle Reporter

Paleyfest, a great experience that you won’t forget. Here you would be able to see the cast of your favorite tv show and be able to ask them questions. Casts from shows like Riverdale, Supernatural, The Big Bang Theory, and casts from other shows will attend.

The event will take place in the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Paleyfest will occur from March 16 to March 25, a day for each show. Tickets will range from $40-$90. To see which shows are not sold out, click the link below.

https://media.paleycenter.org/paleyfest-la-2018-lineup/

 

 

Hollywood Idol 2018

Posted on January 29, 2018 by in Uncategorized

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Aline Sanchez

Crimson Chronicle Reporter

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Hollywood Idol has been a traditional show hosted by James Carmicle for many years. Hollywood Idol is a show filled with talented students who compete for the 1st place award which is $100. Since the winter of 2017, Carmicle had been preparing for 2018’s show. He held auditions on January 12th and 19th, many students with different exciting talents came out of their comfort zone and tried it out. Students from each Academy, S.A.S., P.A.M., T.C.A., and N.M.A., worked hard to try and make it to the show. After a long weekend of waiting, the results finally were revealed. Congratulations to the chosen acts:

1)  Gretchy Hernandez

2) Chandler and Company

3) Zirah

4) Francisco Valenzia

5) Winston

6) The Left Side (Matteo Gironda, Carter Demus,Vladislav Vanianagin, Robert Thompson, and Justin Lubiano)

7) Alejandro Rojas and Audrey Curbano

8) Leah Jackson

The best of luck to these lucky contestants. Have fun.

 

 

Naviance program is introduced to Hollywood

Posted on January 24, 2018 by in Uncategorized

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Michelle Munera

Crimson Chronicle Reporter

The new college counselor Alyssa Pinedo has introduced a new program called Naviance to the school. Each student has an account through schoology and can access it at any time. It helps her stay in contact with the students and see which colleges the students choose to be interested in. She has been going around English classes demonstrating to the students how Naviance works and what it can do.

 

Personally, I think that this makes the search for colleges easier and is like a portal to all the possible colleges. Based on your PSAT scores, income,interests, and locations, Naviance shows you what colleges seem to be a good fit for you. There are assessments you can take that will match you to colleges that seem to be related to your interests. You can search any college of your interest and look into it to get a feeling of what it is like. It provided information like acceptance rates, financial aid, average SAT scores, ethnicity populations, and the majors offered.

 

This website seems to be a helpful resource, and as a junior I think it is super beneficial and students should take advantage and make good use of it. Ms. Pinedo mentioned that based off of the majority of colleges that the students choose to be interested in, she will have those colleges come and visit and will notify students on schoology of the upcoming college visits. I think bringing Naviance to the school was a very good idea and hopefully it helps most students and makes the process of college applications easier for next year.

Ditch Your New Years Resolution Today

Posted on January 18, 2018 by in Uncategorized

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Jonathan Bernardino

Chronicle Reporter

 

Resolutions are another way to say goals. Setting goals, planning and completing them are an important part of life in order to succeed.

It has only been 17 days and you’re already tired of being committed to your new resolution that you’re supposed to follow all year. Today on Wednesday, January 17 you are allowed to ditch that commitment!

The New Year is a great opportunity to perfect the work you’re doing whether you’re struggling or not, refocus your attention from distractions, and set out on a new path to follow. However, any change from your daily lifestyle takes time and effort to reach and achieve.

Only 9% of people actually go through with the goal they set for themselves and 91% just give up either in the beginning of the year or eventually as the year goes on. People set long-term goals and if you’re tired of it already but still want to continue in order to accomplish that goal then today is the day to take a break from it and use it as an excuse. Instead of choosing on a huge goal or result, simply look for ways to be one percent better every single day.

Ditch those resolutions, relax and stop feeling guilty about wanting to break them. Whatever your reason to break them is, you can do it without feeling guilty on Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day.

 

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