“A Quiet Place” leaves you silent in fear

Posted on April 9, 2018 by in Entertainment


Josue Abarca

Chronicle Reporter

Image result for a quiet place posterAn intense movie about a family surviving an apocalypse ravaged by mysterious, scary creatures while being as silent as possible? That calls for a hit at the box office for sure! Despite the season not being around the spooky time, it is still a great moment to watch “A Quiet Place”. The movie took people by surprise, with it being actor, and now director, John Krasinski’s first big horror/thriller film.

Lee Abbott, portrayed by Krasinski himself, is a husband and father teaching his young children to learn how to stay alive in the new world in which they live in. Alongside him is Krasinski’s own wife, Emily Blunt as Evelyn Abbott, the wife of Lee. She promptly looks over the children and makes sure to protect them at all costs. Since Krasinski and Blunt have a real life relationship, it is quite easy for them to show a strong and powerful husband and wife in the movie. The children themselves express themselves very well in the movie, each having a purpose to the family and showing how they feel despite not speaking a single word in the amount of time they have had. “A Quiet Place” hit the theaters with great reviews and box office praise over the weekend and is still going strong. It’s still a great time to catch this movie while it is out.



Posted on December 11, 2017 by in Sports

 Allison Oliva

Chronicle Reporter

As the end of the semester approaches, spring sports have begun to condition for their upcoming seasons. However, one team that is unable to condition, is the swim team. Every year, the same issue is brought to the attention of the school staff and every year it takes ages for them to solve the problem. Like many of the issues at Hollywood High, this was brushed aside because of insufficient funding.
This is not the first time that the swim team has been unable to condition for their upcoming season. Last year the same issue occurred, and the swim team was only able to condition at Bernstein High School for a week. Team members have stated that they are particularly nervous when it comes to competitions because other schools have had the chance to condition as where Hollywood’s swim team hasn’t.
Currently the main issue with the pool is that there is a leak. However, it seems like there are constant issues every single year. There is never a single issue. The swim team has come to accept the fact that the pool is always broken. Jason Kim, a member of the swim team said, “I am annoyed that the pool is always broken. Issues occur every year and they always wait till the last minute to fix it.”
This is a frustrating issue for the team because they are the only sport on campus that is unable to condition. Every other team is able to find the time and place to practice for their upcoming seasons, but the swim team is always the one that has to stress over trying to figure out how they will prepare for competitions. While other teams are pushing themselves to make sure they are at their best performance, the swim team is forced to scramble around for a place where they can practice.

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