One less thing to worry about

Posted on March 26, 2020 by in Announcements, News

One less thing to worry about

Guadalupe Dominguez Trujillo

Chronicle Reporter

This period of quarantine to stop the spread of COVID-19 has caused the student body to worry not only for their grades but the AP exams. For precaution, all LAUSD schools will remain closed until May 1. Meaning the doors of Hollywood will open just days before the AP exams start taking place.

The College Board has decided not to postpone the AP Exams. Instead, they have shortened all exams to a  45-minute free-response exam. It was also announced that students will only be tested on what they learned prior to the closure of there, meaning everything learned up until the first week of March. In addition to that, a second test date will be added. So students can either pick to take the exam the date set before the closure of the schools or take it at a later date.

In order to prepare students, the College Board has set up online classes. They will be covering all AP courses from AP English Literature to AP Biology. For the schedule of these courses visit the Advanced Placement Youtube channel linked below. If students still feel unprepared they will be allowed to not take the AP exam with no penalty.

For more updates on the AP exam click on the following links:

Information for AP students-https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/coronavirus-updates

College Board Instagram- https://instagram.com/collegeboard?igshid=1wbhtqu2oth8g

Advanced Placement Youtube Channel- https://www.youtube.com/user/advancedplacement

Saying goodbye to the track

Posted on March 19, 2020 by in Sports

Saying goodbye to the track

Guadalupe Dominguez

Chronicle Reporter

COVID-19 has brought discouraging news to Hollywood. On the night of Mar. 12 assistant principal Pacino Furioso announced the cancellation of all athletic games and practices. This news left Hollywood’s track team heartbroken. 

It had only been a week since they hosted Belmont, Miguel Contreras, Roybal, RFK, Mendez, and Downtown Magnet High school for the last preseason meet.After having won the Central League Championship in 2019 Hollywood track and field team chances of winning again were looking good for this year’s team. But they were met with the news that they no longer would have the chance to defend that title because LAUSD had decided to cancel all meets in order to prevent COVID-19 from spreading throughout the different participating campuses.

Track and field members graduating this year were left disheartened and shocked. “It does suck and it’s pretty unfortunate because we have been working really hard”, said Andrea Henao, SAS senior.

The team had already been practicing for about a month and a half. This included long hours of running, practicing hurdles, and much more. Rusty Alquiza, SAS senior, stated “Because it’s our senior season I’m really disappointed. I mean coping with it, has not been easy because I was really excited for this season.”

The rest of the team who will be participating next year is hoping to win next year for the seniors who were denied the chance to play their last season.

Making it to 1600

Posted on March 5, 2020 by in Op-Ed

Making it to 1600

Guadalupe Dominguez

Chronicle Reporter

Recently the class of 2021 took the SAT and for many it was their first time. The room was filled with nervous teens who knew they would probably have to take the test once again. Every junior dreads the day they have to take the SAT. The test that for most decides their future school. Ideally each student wants to receive a 1600 on their exam.

Standardized testing doesn’t show the true ability of a student. It shows how much a student can remember in the weeks before. The SAT as we know it doesn’t even test us on what we have been learning, it focuses on the previous semester of math. While the english portion is basically a race, whoever finishes the reading section and answers the quickest wins.

Behind the 1600 are hours of studying both math and English. Cramming the formulas, key words, etc just means the student never really learned anything. They spend their entire junior year cramming instead of actually learning the material they will be tested on. The topics they are being tested on are usually topics from a semester before meaning we have all forgotten it and have to put our current learning on hold to be able to remember what occurred last semester. 

From AP classes to extracurriculars it is likely for a student to take the SAT multiple times and end up disappointed thinking they are not capable of applying and making it through college. The SAT shouldn’t be pushed onto students who are already knee deep in work.

Hollywood Sheiks welcome the CIF Cheer Championships

Posted on February 20, 2020 by in Sports

Hollywood Sheiks welcome the CIF Cheer Championships

Guadalupe Dominguez

Chronicle Reporter

Hollywood High will be welcoming the CIF Cheer Championships on Feb. 21. The cheer team will be presenting the next winner of the annual CIF Divisional Cheer Competition.

After a year of anticipation, our cheer team will be welcoming nine cheer teams from across the Los Angeles City Section. These include Arroyo, Belmont, and SotoMayor High Schools. Hollywood High will be opening its gym doors since they are the current holders of the  CIF Divisional Cheer Competition award. 

Unfortunately, the cheer team will not be among the cheer teams competing because of the unforeseen loss of their cheer coach. But assistant principal Pacino Furioso has hope for next year saying, “We do have a cheer coach coming to meet the team on Friday. Hopefully, they are going to be able to regroup with the new coach and in the future be able to compete again.”

If you are looking forward to being present at the ceremony tickets are going for sale with ID for only $10. It will be taking place in the big gym on Feb. 21 from 6 pm to 8 pm. The cheer team hopes to see you there.

Presenting their dream homes

Posted on February 6, 2020 by in News

Presenting their dream homes

Guadalupe Dominguez

Chronicle Reporter

Jane Shen´s mandarin class welcomed the semester with the production of their Dream House.  After weeks of hard work the classes presented their houses yesterday Feb. 5. But there was a catch when presenting the students were asked to give others a ¨house tour¨ in Mandarin.  

The Mandarin students were given a rubric with the rooms they must include in their home. Even though it may have seemed simple but Kaleb Valdez thought differently, ¨I like the details of the house but adding the tiny details took a long time¨. To the students it seemed like an eternity to make their house picture perfect.

The main goal set by Ms.Shen was to have the students learn the vocabulary and sentence structure¨ of Mandarin and ¨connect their interest and their learning¨.  The houses, according to those who went to see the physical projects, turned out great. Both the physical houses and houses made on Minecraft had details many were pleased to see.

Time is ticking for the class of 2021

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in Announcements

Time is ticking for the class of 2021

Guadalupe Dominguez

Chronicle Reporter

Time is ticking as the first SAT of the semester approaches. For many who are in the class of 2021, it will be their first time taking the SAT. This year an in-school testing day has been arranged by the administration and with large help from Alyssa Pinedo, the college counselor.

The class of 2021 will be taking their SAT with essay on Feb. 4th. Leaving juniors with approximately a month left to study. Ingrid Muniz, SAS Junior, says, “I feel very nervous but not too nervous because I know I can retake it when I am a senior … I am hoping to at least get a 1300 or more.”

If you are still trying to look for practice or tips here are a few:

  1. SAT practice booklets are available in the college center.
  2. There is an SAT app available which lets you practice both ELA and math questions on your mobile device allowing you to practice on the go.
  3. Khan Academy is also one of the most used websites to practice for the SAT.
  4. Diagnose your skills by using a practice booklet beforehand so you are aware of what you need to work on.
  5. Take at least two full practice SAT tests and try to make one of them on paper just to get familiar with the atmosphere.
  6. DO NOT STAY UP THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR TEST! This will not be the last time you take it, there are already future dates coming up.

For more read Ms. Pinedo’s updates on Schoology and visit Khan Academy’s “Planning your SAT”.

The Fine Line era begins

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in Entertainment

The Fine Line era begins

Guadalupe Dominguez

Chronicle Reporter

It has been a year since Harry Styles was last seen on stage. The Met Gala 2019 host went MIA on all social media platforms until October 10 when he announced the release of his new single Lights Up. After almost a month of releasing Lights Up the former One Direction member announced both the name and release date of his sophomore album, captioning a picture on Instagram he wrote, “FINE LINE. THE ALBUM. DEC 13”. 

 As if fans were not already going crazy with the release of his album, Styles announced a one night show at the Forum on Dec. 13. Thousands were left without a ticket after scalpers bought the $25 tickets and started reselling them for outrageous prices, the highest going up to $9,900. 

Everything changed for the fandom yesterday though. Harry Styles and his team released tour dates for both the European and North American legs of the tour. The openers for the North American tour are Koffee and Jenny Lewis while the European shows will be expecting King Princess.

Tickets go on sale on Ticketmaster for the North American Tour on Monday at 10:00 am for American Express cardholders and verified fans, ending on Thursday Nov. 21. While the general sale starts Friday, Nov. 22nd at 10:00 am.

Elan Bernardo, SAS junior and Harry Styles fanatic, said, “I feel like his influence was very present in our childhood. I wanted to go to the last tour, but couldn’t.” 

Plan your spooky night

Posted on October 31, 2019 by in Features

Plan your spooky night

Guadalupe Dominguez Trujillo

Crimson Chronicle Reporter

Still looking for something spooky to do today? Checkout these events in the LA area. 

  1. Looking for the fright of your life visit Universal Studios for their Halloween Horror Nights. This year Universal has decided to open the upside down again and allow visitors into the world of Stranger Things. They open their doors at 7:00pm and tickets start at $72.
  2. Or you could join the West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval, which begins on Sunset Blvd. This free event not only lets you enjoy the horrifying costumes of the carnival goers but also live music.
  3. If hayrides are more of your setting visit Griffith Park home of the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride. For only $35 you can enter Midnight Falls, the town that celebrates Halloween everyday, at 7:00pm.
  4. More than 200 monsters await you at The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor. If that isn’t enough to get your hair on end the creaky narrow staircases and mazes will. The price to step on The Queen Mary’s deck at 7:00pm  is only $35 (not including other fees).
  5. Last but not least put on a costume and go around the neighborhood trick or treating. 

To enjoy this spooky day remember to be safe. Happy Halloween!!

Why celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted on October 11, 2019 by in Features

Why celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Guadalupe Dominguez Trujillo

Chronicle Reporter

Sept. 15 is the day that marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. The Hispanic community is no longer a minority but a majority. During this month the contributions Hispanics have made to the American culture and Hispanic heritage is recognized and remembered. 

Former President Ronald Reagan extended the celebration to a month on Aug. 17, 1988. The reason behind the chosen date was because during the time period of Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, Latin American countries celebrate their independence, for example, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua all celebrate their independence anniversary on Sept. 15.

“It’s an important time to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month to keep the culture alive and to remind everyone where we come from and who we are, represent each country as it deserves,” said Sandy Barrios, Latino Student Union President. “People should acknowledge Hispanic Heritage month especially with everything that is going on.”


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