Mulan waits to be released

Posted on March 24, 2020 by in Entertainment

Mulan waits to be released

Kayla Kwak

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The live-action film that was scheduled to release on Mar 27, 2020, is based on Disney’s Mulan and follows a young Chinese maiden who disguises herself as a male warrior to serve in the Imperial Army instead of her ailing father.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Disney has postponed the release date of the live-action Mulan film and the date is yet to be announced.

The live-action film does not showcase all the characters and the plot does not completely follow the storyline of the 1988 Mulan animation.

“Mulan was my favorite “princess” movie,” said Jennifer Perez, NMA Senior.

There was controversy over the contents of the film because it does not include Mulan’s love interest, Li Shang. It also does not include Mushu as the sassy dragon that is portrayed in the animation but will be a realistic substitution of the character. There was greater backlash when it was announced that the movie will be replacing most of the original songs with instrumentals. 

Perez siad, “I am looking forward to the movie and watching it in theaters, despite it not having the original songs.”

International controversy was sparked when Yifei Liu (actress for Mulan) was accused of supporting police brutality. The hashtag #BoycottMulan started trending from her response to the riots in Hong Kong, China. Due to the controversy Liu was not present at the 2019 D23 Expo, where fans were given an exclusive sneak peek to the movie. 

The movie Mulan has gained a lot of media attention, both positive and negative, since late 2019 and is greatly anticipated.

Graduating in red or white

Posted on March 6, 2020 by in Announcements, Op-Ed

Graduating in red or white

Kayla Kwak

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It is Hollywood High tradition to graduate in either a red cap and gown or a white cap and gown.

To be able to graduate in white a student must meets the requirements that make them eligible. The 2020 requirements are to have a cumulative grade point average of 3.300 as of Feb 21, 2020, met or have exceeded on SBAC/CAA English or Math during junior year, no more than 5 total days absent through May 22, 2020, and no Ds or Fails on final grades of fall semester or 15 week spring semester during senior year.

PAM Senior Delilah Peraza said,”The white cap and gown represents over-achievement and that’s why so many people want to wear white.” Peraza will be wearing red and said,”I think the chords are more important than the color of the cap and gown we wear.”

The strict deadline for the 2020 white cap and gown applications is Monday Mar 9, 2020.

Catch up on senior updates

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in Announcements

Kayla Kwak

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Senior T-shirts have arrived! Seniors, please pick them up at the student store from Elizabeth Payne during nutrition or lunch on Friday, Jan 24.

The senior package payments that have been made up to this point should be the deposit, 1st and 2nd payment. The next payment deadline coming up is Jan 30, 2020. Payments can be made before or on the date of deadline. There are only a few months to go before the Class of 2020 will be off and out in the world soon. Good luck until the end!

Apply for the student election worker program

Posted on November 22, 2019 by in News

Apply for the student election worker program

Kayla Kwak

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The Los Angeles County Registrar- Recorder are looking for high school students to volunteer as student election workers for the upcoming Mar 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election.

Students receive $100 each day they work as an election worker and an additional $80 bonus for attending a mandatory six to eight hour training class. The stipend is mailed four to six weeks following the election.

Students will get hands on experience with the democratic process, earn community service hours, and participation looks great on college/ scholarship applications and resumes.

In order to be considered for this program, students have to be 16 or older and must complete the Student Election Worker Application that can be found in the College Center. The application requires a parent and teacher signature and must be emailed or faxed before the Dec 13, 2019 deadline. The email address and fax number can be found at the bottom of the application form.

Sheiks touring Hollywood

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in Announcements, News

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Kayla Kwak
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Day Three of spirit week at Hollywood High is tropical/tourist day, and the school is full of spirit.

Students and teachers alike were full of school spirit. Many dressed in their Hawaiian shirts and some went all out and wore hats, sunglasses, or brought a camera along. The past two days of spirit week were also a success. Day one being pajama day and day two being duo day. The days that follow are vintage day on Nov 7, and roll call day on Nov 8 with colors designated to each grade level.

Stephanie Gonzalez , SAS senior, poses to get a photo taken by Marlyn Chicas, also an SAS senior.

Zucely Chavez and Christian Guevara, SAS Juniors, show school spirit and dress up as tropical tourists for Hollywood High’s spirit week!

Lets keep up spirit week till the pep rally on Friday!!!

Celebrate national mole day

Posted on October 23, 2019 by in Features

Celebrate national mole day

Kayla Kwak

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National Mole Day recognizes the Avogadroś number that is used in chemistry. In the United States it is celebrated between 6:02 am and 6:02 pm on Oct 23 (10/23) because the number is written as 6.02 x 10^23.

The Avogadroś number is used to define the number of atoms or molecules in one mole of a substance. A mole is a unit of measurement used in chemistry to express amounts of a chemical substance. It is important because it allows chemists to work with the subatomic world with macro world units and amounts.

Mole day originated in an article in The Science Teacher in the early 1980s and inspired by this article, the National Mole Day Foundation was founded on May 15, 1991.

To celebrate you can learn more about molecular science and Avogadroś number, test your knowledge of chemistry, conduct a mole experiment, or explore the international system of measurement using moles. Share your knowledge using #NationalMoleDay to post on social media.

Give blood this October

Posted on October 11, 2019 by in Announcements

Give blood this October

Kayla Kwak

Copy Editor

The on-campus blood drive will take place on Oct 29. You must be 16 years of age or older to donate blood. If you are 16, before you can donate blood there is a form that needs to be signed by your parent(s) or guardian and the counseling office has a box for completed forms. If you are 17 or older you do not need to fill out an approval form.

Men can give double donations in one sitting however, women are only allowed to give one donation. Food or snacks will be provided after donating blood. Students will be summoned out of class to give donations. For further questions please find Leadership personnel who will be dressed in red.


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