October 21, 2017

Don’t Kiss Summer Activities Goodbye Just Yet

Posted on October 16, 2017 by in Uncategorized

Jennifer Leon

Chronicle Reporter 

With the hot weather, and summer sun behind us, it can be difficult to find outdoor activites that provide the same enthusiam. However, Pacific Park responses well to these concerns by offering a outdoor movie screening every Friday for the remaining month of October. This Friday, the Santa Monica Pier will host  the outdoor movie fix with the beloved fairytale, “Beauty and the Beast.” The event will begin at 6:00pm with live music, followed by the movie screening at 7:00pm.

 

This “Front Porch Cinema” creates a family and dog-friendly environment with appropriate films for any age and welcoming to everyone who wished to join. Enjoy the ocean breeze with listening to music, and your favorite recently released flicks. All that is required from participants si their own lawn chair and a good spirit. The best part of this whole experience is that it is absolutely free! If you wish to arrive early for the “Cinema Lounge” you can take your experience to a whole other level. This lounge not only allows you to relax while the movie commences but it pairs movie-themed drinks and food vendors with each film!

 

In order to join this event, one must RSVP on Facebook as a means to be ensured for a spot. If you feel that  “Beauty and the Beast” is not a film that interest you, do not worry the next and final screening will be held October 27 ending with “Rogue Elements” by Techno Gravity. This film about extreme sports and the obstacles encountered when faced with bizarre climates, will have a duration from 6pm to 10pm. In addition to viewing a bonus film, this activity will have tons of prizes such as trips to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Crested Butte, Colorado and Ski City (Salt Lake City, UT). Each prize includes a $500 REI gift card to gear up for the winter season. Take some time off of work to enjoy a little motion pictures and family time with this limited opportunity!

 

RSVP for “Beauty and the Beast” : https://www.facebook.com/events/113342039357801

RSVP for “Rogue Elements” : https://www.facebook.com/events/116444702353237/

 

How to make the rest of October memorable

Posted on October 10, 2017 by in Uncategorized

Carlos Agaton

Chronicle Reporter

We are just about a week in of October but that does not mean you can just let it go to waste. October could be considered one of the most fun months of the year and it can bring the happiness out of most of us. Especially the children who are eager for one of the most anticipated holidays of the year, Halloween. Halloween is a very fun holiday for most people and one of the best ways to embrace it is by dressing up in a fun costume and just having a great night alongside friends while trick-or-treating.

Of course, there are many other ways of enjoying the rest of the month. Such as just having fun with friends and family while watching horror movies. Which is a perfect fit for the current month we are in. Many different activities can contribute to the happiness and memories of a single month. Although many people aren’t fans of Halloween, it can still prove to be a great way of just having fun with people. Finding a pumpkin path or looking for festive treats would be a great way to celebrate October. Go out with the family and feel the weather and how it changes.

In the end, there are many ways that can contribute to the happiness and memories to a great October, so doing things like this will most likely lead to a memorable month.

Hispanic Impact in Society

Posted on October 4, 2017 by in Features, Uncategorized

For years, Latinos have made many contributions to our daily lives as well with ideals. From technological advances to artistic styles, centuries of Hispanic culture have been engraved in history just like other unique societies. From September 15 to October 15, we celebrate the Latinos who inspire us to be proud of where we come from and appreciate our roots.

Artists who were pioneers in the early stages of rock and roll among the Hispanic Americans were Ritchie Valens, who recorded many hits, most notably “La Bamba” and the iconic rock and roll song “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” written by Herman Santiago. Holiday/Christmas songs that are heard throughout the season are “¿Dónde Está Santa Claus?” is a Christmas song with 12-year-old Augie Ríos, was a hit in 1959 which featured the Mark Jeffrey Orchestra alongside “Feliz Navidad” by José Feliciano. Another notable figure is Miguel del Aguila, in over the span of his career wrote 116 works and has three Latin Grammy nominations.

American literature has also been impacted heavily with Hispanic influence, “Tales of Alhambra” by Washington Irving and the works of O. Henry have captivated readers with the stories of the Cisco Kid and Zorro. Dominican American, Julia Alvarez is known for including her own childhood memories in the Dominican Republic in her writings, the novels being How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents (1991), In the Time of the Butterflies (1994) and Before We Were Free (2003). Amongst these writers is the acclaimed Gary Soto who uses fiction and narrative poems in his literary works, such as Baseball in April and Other Stories (1990) and the novel Taking Sides (1991).

With much vigor and determination, most of these notable figures, men and women, both have proved to society that one of the traits of being Hispanics is their willingness to mix with others and,creating new relationships. Because of this experience, they can help find solutions to the barriers, prejudices and stereotypes that have divided us as a nation along racial and ethnic lines.

Come workout with the volleyball girls

Posted on May 31, 2017 by in Uncategorized

Stephanie Starks

Chronicle Reporter

Looking to try out for volleyball next school year or just want to get that summer body? Come condition with the volleyball girls after school at 3:30.

Their work-outs consist of a series of squats, jumping, planks and running, and other drills that are significant for volleyball. Since tryouts are so soon and there is barely anytime when school starts to work out, conditioning now will be beneficial and can give you an upper hand, instead of getting tired so quickly during try-outs.

Conditioning usually ends no later than 5:00 and if you stay long enough, Coach Beverly Kilpatrick will begin to teach the girls the fundamentals of volleyball, like bumping. You don’t have to have past experience to practice after school, which is cool too because it is a good learning experience.

There will also be some practices in late July for people who want to get better before tryouts and for freshmen looking to try-out. Practicing during the summer will not give you a guaranteed spot in the team.

For more information, talk to Coach Beverly Kilpatrick in the gym after school at 3:30

Catch the boys volleyball team spiking for the gold

Posted on May 10, 2017 by in Uncategorized

Stephanie Starks

Chronicle Reporter

 

For the first time in nearly 3 years, the Sheiks’ volleyball team has made it to playoffs and will have their second round game tomorrow, May 11th against the Northridge Pumas at home @7 p.m.

Finishing the league with an 8-2 record and an overall 15-4 record, the Sheiks are confident as they take on the Pumas this Thursday. If they win this game, they move on to the Semifinals (which will be May 16th) with the possibility of taking on either the Foshay Wolverines or the East Valley Falcons.

Standing proudly at 3rd in their Los Angeles City Section out of 30 high schools, the upcoming game should be an intense one, so be sure to come out and support our Sheiks’ Volleyball team Thursday, May 11 at 7p.m.

Support the LGBT Club

Posted on April 19, 2017 by in Uncategorized

Catherine Lee
Chronicle Reporter

Today will be the last day for the LGBT club to fundraise during lunch. They will be selling pins, ribbons, bracelets, and more items for only a dollar. Support the club and the LGBTQ community by purchasing their items and participating during the Day of Silence this Thursday.

Day of Silence is national event organized by students to bring awareness to the silencing effects of anti-LGBTQ name-calling, bullying, and harassment occurring in schools. Taking part by being silent will support and encourage LGBT students who are victims of bullying and harassment

 

Leadership Cancels Spring Dance

Posted on March 28, 2017 by in Uncategorized

Catherine Lee
Chronicle Reporter

Leadership first scheduled the 2017 Spring Dance to February 18, however due to unforeseen circumstances it was postponed to April 1.

Unfortunately, the dance has been canceled completely due to lack of ticket sales.

Leadership made many posters advertising the dance, however it seemds it was not enough to convey students to go to the dance.

For the students that actually bought the tickets, their Spring Dance ticket refunds would be available from the student store. Be sure to bring your student ID when asking for refund.

More Life Worth Your Life

Posted on March 23, 2017 by in Uncategorized

Justin Wright
Chronicle Reporter

Aubrey Graham known as Drake, had dropped his album More Life on Saturday evening. The album was in fact highly anticipated and by most critics come out to say that the album is not what everyone anticipated it to be. The R&B artist released the album holding a whopping number of 22 songs and throughout all of them many find 5 songs on the album the best.

Names of songs go as followed Free Smoke, Long Talk, PassionFruit, Jorjas Interlude, Get It Together, Madiba Riddim, Sacrifices, Portland, Blem, 4422, Gyalchester, Skepta Interlude, Nothing Into Something’s, Teenage Fever, KMT, Lose You, Glow, Can’t Have Everything, Since Way Back, Fake Love, Ice Melts, and Do Not Disturb. Now out of all the songs best ones would be Passionfruit, Sacrifices, Portland,Fake Love, and Since Way Back. The album was mostly Drake realizing he’s reached his peak and he is in a stage of his career where he wants to experiment with different sounds along with flow, that are more towards a reggae sound than his original downbeat feel where you would think about life. The 29 year old artist is still one of the best out right now but this album on a 5 star scale many have gave it a solid 3. Hopefully next year it can be better and Drake can stay in his roots.

Celebrate Pi Day

Posted on March 14, 2017 by in Uncategorized

Catherine Lee
Chronicle Reporter

Math aficionados and pizza lovers listen up, today marks the 29th annual celebration of National Pi day. Pi is an ancient mathematical constant of 3.14. To celebrate the national holiday, businesses are offering great deals just for today.

Today would be the day to get yourself some pizza from great offers. Both Pieology and Blaze Pizza are offering a deal where you can build your own pizza of any kind with only $3.14. Domino will give away one whole pizza when you order one at menu price.

The Pie Hole around Hollywood is also offering deals where they would be selling pie specials just for today. Marie Callender’s is also doing a promotion where they would be giving out free pie for the first 314 customers.

Many businesses are celebrating pi day this year. Stay aware and see what deals businesses are offering.

Ready Set Bang

Posted on March 1, 2017 by in Uncategorized


Esteban Garcia

Chronicle Reporter

The first track meet sparked a new season for all runners. Their first match against Hamilton High showed all the new incomers for our track and field team.

Our Sheiks proved dominance over the Huskies by winning against the boys by 59 – 51 points. While our lady Sheiks lost by 51 – 48 points. A close game is the hardest to win when all the runners are good.

However, this is just the beginning of a good track season and yet there are a lot of obstacles to go through until the end. Although it may not be easy, there is strong spirit in every runner to finish strong in every race. Round the corner, their second track meet will be this Thursday after school.