August 24, 2019

Grab your 2019 Yearbook today

Posted on May 23, 2019 by in Announcements

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Chronicle Reporter

Kenyon Dawson

Hollywood High School has officially started releasing their 2019 school Yearbooks out to the student body on Wednesday, May 22. Students are very excited because they have been waiting on this issue of the yearbook since the pre-sale started way back in Sept of 2018 for the low price of $55. Or, if it came in your senior package you don’t have to worry about it.

Many people were surprised at the fact that the opportunity to purchase the yearbook for $55 was never announced, did you know this?

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc35dZ_TyQ-pbf7–QxJjQ-8a5VbcJ-l003tp50tkHxxwOnMw/viewform?usp=sf_link

TCA senior, Natalia Torres, says “I like the cover, it gives me that iconic Hollywood feel and I’m so glad it came in my package so I don’t have to pay it again.”

If you were looking to purchase the Yearbook as of right now, you need to pay $90. Just come to the student store with your money and school ID in hand and you can leave home with an official Hollywood High School Yearbook.

Will Avengers: Endgame live up to the hype?

Posted on April 25, 2019 by in Announcements, Entertainment

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Kenyon Dawson

Chronicle Reporter

After a decade of consistent movie producing, box office profits and global success, Marvel has decided to take a year long break away from films. To send them away, they have been in the works of a project since 2017 with a budget of around $400 million entitled “Avengers: Endgame”. Endgame has been described as a conclusion to the intricate story line of the all powerful “infinity stones” introduced to Marvel fans in “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014).

As a result of the announcement of Endgame being the last Marvel movie before a year long hiatus, fans and movie goers around the nation have been on the edge of their seats which leads to an outstanding amount of anticipation and suspense of the release of the three hour long movie which will be on Friday, April 26.

TCA movie goer Riley Williams says, “I’m very excited to see the final movie wrap up, the whole Marvel universe…”.

Recently, Marvel picked up the pace of their usual movie releasing and cranked out as many as three movies in one year. This happened in 2018 with the movies “Black Panther”, “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Antman and the Wasp”. All of these movie’s plots have been accelerating, towards Endgame which will (hopefully) wrap up and conclude any loose ends and answer all questions fans may have had before.

SAS movie goer Abigail Escobedo says, “I’m really excited because of the suspense surrounding it [Endgame], I just hope it matches the hype.”

If you were interested in understanding the complex and in depth backstory behind “Avengers: Endgame” before the release date, the El Capitan Theater on Hollywood and Highland, decided to conduct a slight marathon of several Marvel movies in hopes of informing fans and audiences.

Leadership host “Crazy” movie night

Posted on March 14, 2019 by in Announcements, Entertainment, News

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Photo Credit: Kristina Jinanian

Kenyon Dawson

Chronicle Reporter

Don’t have any plans for your Friday afternoon? Well lucky for you Leadership will be hosting a movie night in the small gym after school on Friday, March 15 at 4pm. The movie they will be playing is “Crazy Rich Asians” by director Jon M. Chu. Entry to watch the movie will be free to all students, although concessions such as snacks and beverages will be sold.

Kristina Jinanian, PAM senior and leadership fundraising chairman says, “You cannot find this movie on any other streaming site…We hope people show up and have fun..”. With the grading window finally closed, what better way to relax and distress from all that work, than by sitting back and watching a free movie with friends.

Change your SLC today

Posted on February 1, 2019 by in Announcements

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Kenyon Dawson

Chronicle Reporter

Attention, all freshman, sophomores, and juniors! Are you aware of this amazing opportunity to switch out of your current SLC and into a new one? If you are interested in joining New Media Academy, School for Advanced Studies, Teaching Career Academy, or Performing Arts Magnet for the 2019-2020 school year, applications are open Friday, Feb. 1, so apply soon and reserve your spot. Submit Magnet applications online at http://echoices.lausd.net/ . You can also go to the Attendance Office in the first floor in the SAS building in room 411 for enrollment support.

Sareenah Orélus, an NMA senior said, “I was not aware of the opportunity to switch SLCs, but I think it’s a great idea… Students will finally be able to learn in the area they choose instead of being confined to their SLC.”

New Media Academy – NMA https://www.hollywoodhighschool.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=64229&type=d&pREC_ID=743316

School of Advanced Studies – SAS https://www.hollywoodhighschool.net/apps/pages/sas

Teaching Career Academy – TCA https://www.hollywoodhighschool.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=64224&type=d&pREC_ID=102177

Performing Arts Magnet – PAM https://www.hollywoodhighschool.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=64225&type=d&pREC_ID=100880

Top 5 tips to help you through the finals

Posted on December 6, 2018 by in Features

Top 5 tips to help you through the finals

Kenyon Dawson

Chronicle Reporter

 

With the semester coming to an end and final grades rapidly approaching, the stress level for most of the school is at an all-time high. Many students are searching for ways to make-or-break their grade, and are trying to do so by getting a good score on their final exams. Luckily, this article will provide you with 5 beneficial tips for doing the best you can on your finals (without cheating).

 

Tip #5: Managing your Time

Time management is a very useful skill to have, not only during finals, but also in life. Instead of trying to study every note and flashcard at the last minute, try to plan ahead and organize study sessions in advance to decrease your stress and maximize what you’re learning.

 

Tip #4: Study Efficiently

Instead of sitting down for an hour doodling on your notes, try your best to spend every minute of your study sessions as effectively as possible. Whether it be reviewing flashcards or using Khan Academy, make sure you use all the time you have wisely.

 

Tip #3: Eat the Best You Can

It’s not such a good idea to go around without any food in your system, so why would you want that while your reading and studying? Learning requires a lot of concentration, so why would you want to attempt a final exam on an empty stomach?  Nutrition is essential to our everyday lives, so make sure you fuel up on as much food as you can.

 

Tip #2: Get Enough Sleep

Its no secret that a good night’s sleep is a great remedy for stress and good way to clear the mind for a big day. So how about you use that to your advantage? Make sure to get at least 7-9 hours of sleep in advance of your finals to reduce stress levels, and increase memorization skills.

 

Tip #1: Minimize Distractions

Whether it be during your study session, your sleep routine, or even in the middle of an exam, you have one goal, and that is to do the best you can on the finals. The most simplest way to go about this goal, is to minimize distractions as best you can. Try not to let your mind drift away from the task at hand. Studies show that while teens prefer to listen to music, text friends, or even watch television while studying, they are less likely to remember the information they have studied for. Keep this in mind when your favorite song comes on while studying.

Latest mural receives mixed reviews

Posted on November 15, 2018 by in News

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Kenyon Dawson

Chronicle Reporter

Hollywood High School has recently been under works for a new mural on the southwest wall of the building, and as of Nov. 13 2018, it is complete. Students have very strong opinions towards the mural illustrated by artist Don Rimx entitled, “Unifying Eternities”. The mural depicts two colorful, yet anonymous, faces constructed by abstract shapes and objects, alongside various patterns, plants, and shapes. “I like it because it’s really vibrant and pops out at you..” says TCA senior Kelvin Salazar.

On the other hand, many students don’t see eye-to-eye with the intentions of the mural. “…I just don’t understand the historical significance of it, that’s all.” says PAM senior Scarlett Gomez. Hollywood High Principal Edward Colacion says “It celebrates not only the diversity we have here at Hollywood High School but also the diversity in the community of Los Angeles. It was a great opportunity to [improve] this corner, which was kind of neglected.”

Key club attends 28th annual “Hunger Walk”

Posted on October 24, 2018 by in News

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Photo Credit: Kimberly Mora, SAS Senior

Kenyon Dawson

Chronicle Reporter

Key Club participated in Westside Food Bank’s 28th Annual 5K “Hunger Walk” to raise awareness on local hunger and poverty on Sunday, Oct. 21. This event took place at Ocean View Park (2701 Barnard Way Santa Monica) and started around 12 noon and lasted until 3pm. Participation was free and the event included live entertainment, family-friendly fun zones, games, activities and even an opportunity to win raffled prizes and awards. First year Key Club member, Kimberly Mora, says, “It was fun and it was nice helping out others…”.

The “Hunger Walk” is a great way to spend time with family, friends and colleagues, yet at the same time, raise awareness for a noble cause. TCA senior, Diego Medina, expresses, “I felt like it made a change… not just in myself, but in a community to come together for a cause…”.

NOTICE: If you are interested in knowing what is the next event Key Club has planned out, it will be the “Light the Night” 1 mile walk to raise awareness of leukemia and will take place on Nov. 3.

 

Why 98% of UTLA members are in favor of going on strike

Posted on October 4, 2018 by in News

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Kenyon Dawson

Chronicle Reporter

 

United Teachers Los Angeles says its members have overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike against the Los Angeles School District should one become necessary. Why you may ask? Well, UTLA have made several demands and LAUSD has rejected any proposals the Union is offering. UTLA has requested an increase in staff wages, class size reduction, counselor-to-student ratio increase, and more funding in community schools and have been turned down every time. UTLA believes these are reasonable demands considering LAUSD has over $1.7 billion in unrestricted reserves.

These demands have been addressed by LAUSD, but are yet to be met. Instead, LAUSD is denying the beliefs of them having over $1.7 billion and say they actually have less than $700 million. LAUSD claims with these estimates, they would go bankrupt if they accepted the proposals made by UTLA. LAUSD hopes to avoid a strike at all cost. They express, “…let’s remember our schools are about teaching and learning. We want to keep the labor discussions out of our schools so the focus can remain on our students.”


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