January 17, 2019

Golden Globe nominations to look out for

Posted on December 7, 2018 by in Entertainment, Uncategorized

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Elvira Roman

Chronicle Reporter

The Golden Globe Awards are to be hosted on Jan. 6 by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg, who have both won a golden globe award. The nominations were announced on Thursday morning. Glenn Close (“The Wife”), Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”), Nicole Kidman (“Destroyer”), Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”), and Rosamund Pike (“A Private War”) were nominated for best actress in a motion picture.

Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”), Willem Dafoe (“At Eternity’s Gate”), Lucas Hedges (“Boy Erased”), Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”), and John David Washington (“BlacKkKlansman”) nominated for best actor in a motion picture. Here are some of the nominations for Best Picture

Best Motion Picture – Drama

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“Black Panther”

T’Challa also known as the Black Panther, has to be a king for the very advanced kingdom of Wakanda after his father was murdered. Wakanda uses vibranium to develop advanced technology for their kingdom only, but to outsiders they are known for being a third world country. T’Challa faces problems as king as an intruder tries to overrule him and take control of Wakanda.

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“BlacKkKlansman”

This movie is based on a true story of Ron Stallworth, who is is hired as the first black police officer in the Colorado police department. He successfully joins a local KKK branch to prove his worth to the Colorado Springs Police Department with the help of his Jewish friend.

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“Bohemian Rhapsody”

Bohemian Rhapsody is based on the real life events, accomplishments, and problems Freddie Mercury faced while in the band Queen. This movie follows the band in the years that lead to their iconic appearance at the Live Aid concert which happened in 1985.

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“If Beale Street Could Talk”

In 1970, 22-year-old Fonny and 19-year-old Tish are in love and planning their life together. Tish’s dream life doesn’t work out when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit.

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“A Star Is Born”

In Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut he stars alongside Lady Gaga as a couple of musicians who found each other when they needed it. Bradley Cooper’s character ,Jackson, is a country singer who is an alcoholic and meets a struggling singer Ally.  They fall in love and have hardships because as Ally’s career rises, Jackson’s career falls.

 

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

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“Crazy Rich Asians”

Based on the best selling novel by Kevin Kwan, Nick Young and Rachel Chu are brought to life. Nick Young and Rachel Chu are dating and they go to Singapore for wedding and to meet Nick’s family. Rachel finds out he is crazy rich. Family is bump in the road for their relationship.

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“The Favourite”

In the early 18th century, England’s Queen Anne has the throne and her very close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead. However, when a new servant by the name of Abigail arrives, her charm is noticed by Lady Sarah. Sarah then takes Abigail under her wing and prepares her to be the Queen’s companion.

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“Green Book”

Dr. Don Shirley is a very talented African-American pianist who is going to go on a concert tour in 1962. Shirley needs a driver and someone who will protect him. He recruits Tony Lip, avery tough bouncer from the Bronx and the two develop an unexpected friendship.

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“Mary Poppins Returns”

Emily Blunt will be the new Mary Poppins and she is back to take care of the Bank’s kids. This will be Lin Manuel Miranda’s first main role in a big film. Dick Van Dyke will make a cameo and as well as Meryl Streep.

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“Vice”

Christian Bale will play Dick Cheney. This film is about Gov. George W. Bush of Texas picks Dick Cheney to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. When Bush becomes victorious, Cheney uses his newfound power to help reshape the country and the world. Steve Carell, Amy Adams, and Steve Rockwell will star alongside Christian Bale.

For the list of all nominations, check https://variety.com/2018/film/news/golden-globe-nominations-2019-1203082075/amp/

Another Robelo joins the Posse

Posted on December 5, 2018 by in Uncategorized

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Katie Adaya

Chronicle Reporter

Milagros Róbelo, president of Debate Club, LGBT, (F)eminist (I)ntersexuality (G)ender-neutral (H)elpful  (T)ogether Club , and Latino Student Union, is the third in her family to win the POSSE scholarship. With this scholarship, she will be attending Kalamazoo College in Michigan State.

 

“I think the pressure of having two siblings going through that process and winning it made it ten times harder for me to go through the same process,” said Róbelo.

 

This foundation “is rooted in the belief that a small, diverse group of talented students—a Posse—carefully selected and trained, can serve as a catalyst for individual and community development,” according to Posse Foundation. Their goals are to enlist students with different backgrounds, help create more welcoming campuses to diversity, and keep students on check to take on leadership roles.

 

To become a Posse scholar, Milagros went through three rounds. In her first round, she was placed in a room with 100 other students. They were divided into different small groups where they had to do different activities such as mini discussions, presentations, and build stuff with legos. This round was created to show if they had the ability to be a team leader and cooperate with others as a team.

 

In her second round, she had a one-on-one interview where she was interviewed by two posse staff. “I felt more confident in this round than I did on the first because I talked about myself and I’m good at that,” said Robelo.

 

Her third round consisted of 20 kids who were Kalamazoo finalists, the president of the school, an admissions officer, and two professors. This round was very similar to the first round, where they would divide them into small groups and do similar activities.

 

Two hours after she finished her last interview, she was eating dinner with her family when she received a phone call from Posse, and it was the president of Kalamazoo. Robelo recounted the story, “the president answered and he said, ‘we forgot to ask you one more question, do you have winter coats for Kalamazoo?’” A Posse staff congratulated her on her success, in which she celebrated with donuts.

 

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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Leslie Figueroa

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 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.

 

 

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