A Night Amongst the Gods

Posted on May 19, 2016 by in News


Jun Lee

Website Editor

This year’s senior prom took place at Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown LA, with a Grecian theme titled, “A Night Amongst the Gods.” It was on May 13 and started at 7 pm.

Photo Credits to Mr. Rahshan Briggs

Jasmine Chavez (left), Emani Mack (center), Audrey Spain (right)

The menu included a Caesar salad for an appetizer, the main course consisted of a chicken breast, steamed vegetables, and riced topped with ricotta. The dessert served was a chocolate mousse cake.

After dinner the students enjoyed three hours of continuous dancing. This year’s prom court included Emani Mack as king, and Quenarii Lampkin as queen, according to unanimous vote announced by Assistant Principal Samuel Dovlatian.




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All photo credits to Mr. R. Briggs

Hollywood has it’s own Geofilter

Posted on April 25, 2016 by in News

Credits to Erika Buot

Jun Lee

Website Editor

Snapchat, an app where people send quick photos lasting a short period of time, has Hollywood High School on their geofilter.

Geofilter “are special overlays that communicate the ‘where and when’ of a Snap in a fun way, whether you’re sending it to a friend or adding it to a Story,” according to snapchat.com.

Many location throughout the country and the world has the geofilters available depending on where you are.

Credits to Erika Buot

Credits to Erika Buot

Recently Hollywood High School got it’s own Geofilter. If you are near the school or on campus, open up the app and use the Geofilter.



The school’s Geofilter has the backside of the auditorium which can be viewed from the field that shows the Sheik logo and the school name. Now tourists and other can leave a memory with the school’s Geofilter on Snapchat.
The photo on the left shows the school’s Geofilter.

View Hollywood High’s Past

Posted on April 4, 2016 by in Features

Hollywood High School Overview 1910

Jun Lee

Website Editor

In the early days of the school, the school was different altogether from how it is today, the campus featured many different buildings and was served for each type of learning specialties. The school was called Hollywood Union High School when it first opened its doors. From buildings with columns and a non-fenced campus, the school was a whole lot different.

Hollywood High School Overview 1910

Hollywood High School Overview 1910

Going back to the early years of the school, the school was established as an official campus in 1904 according to the National Register of Historic Places with the Administration Building completed in 1905. The Administration Building was one of the main building was located at current SAS Building on Highland Ave.

Administration Building 1914

Administration Building 1914


Later, the campus was expanded with the construction of the auditorium, Domestic and Fine Arts, Mechanics, Science Hall and many more.

Most of the campus was demolished due to the earthquake that damaged the building severely in the Long Beach Earthquake of 1933. Buildings that were demolished included the Domestic and Fine Arts, Mechanics, Science Hall, and the original Gymnasium.

These building were demolished and were replaced by “PWA Modern architectural style,” stated in

Science Hall 1914

Science Hall 1914

the National Register of Historic Places file: the current day SAS Building (Administration Building), 300 Bungalows (Science Hall),  current Gym (Household [Domestic] and Fine Arts Building),  TCA Building (Empty land), and the Art Building (Old Gym). The current day library used to be the auditorium in the early days of the school.


Other things that were different in the past was that Orange Ave was called Orlando Ave before. Further Hollywood High School was registered as a part of the National Register of Historic Places few years ago.

The photos below show more buildings that were part of the original campus.

Auditorium 1914 (Present Day: Library)

Auditorium 1914 (Present Day: Library)

Athletic Field 1914

Athletic Field 1914

Domestic and Fine Arts 1914

Domestic and Fine Arts 1914

Gymnasium 1914

Gymnasium 1914

Find out more about the Hollywood High School’s recognition as a part of the  National Register of Historic Places

Hip-pop, pop, and rock rank as the top genres most listened to

Posted on February 29, 2016 by in Entertainment


Jun Lee

Photo Editor and Website Editor

Music is widely played for various reasons such as: religious and ceremonial, cultural, and for leisure activities. Especially, in today’s modern world, music can be played instantly just by tapping on a play icon on a smartphone or any mobile device. In order to see what music genre was listened to the most in school, a survey was conducted of 100 students, teachers and staff.

The Crimson Chronicle surveyed 80 students from four different grade levels and 20 teachers and staff, it showed that hip-pop ranked number 1 out of the 12 categories in the survey. The least listened to genre was classical and country.

Of the 12 genres listed below, 11 of the genres were provided by npr.org and “other” category was added separately.

  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Hip-hop
  • R&B/ Soul
  • Folk/ Country
  • Latin
  • World
  • Electronic/ Dance
  • Indie
  • Other


In the chart below the top major genres most listened to was hip-hop, pop, rock, and indie. The least listened to genre was folk/country, classics, and other.

Survey by Jun Lee and Esmeralda Zambrano

Survey by Jun Lee and Esmeralda Zambrano

Explore the history of Hollywood Idol

Posted on February 16, 2016 by in Features

Photo Credit: James B. Carmicle

Jun Lee

Photo and Website Editor

The 6th annual Hollywood Idol is rapidly approaching this year, with another thrilling performance organized by James B. Carmicle, SAS English teacher.

Carmicle was inspired to create this show a couple years ago when he was driving and heard “electronic dance music” on the radio. He said that this music made him want to “create a show for the talent of Hollywood High students” where they would they “would be able to express their talent.”

Hollywood Idol started off in 2010 with performers lip syncing, then singing live the following year in 2011 and has been a live performance since then. However in 2012, Hollywood Idol was forced to take a break due to the re-modelling of the auditorium. Despite taking a break in 2012, Hollywood Idol has brought its amazing performance to the audience to the present day.

Throughout the years of organizing the event, Carmicle noted that the difficulties he faced was that some students did not come out to the rehearsals or some dropped out leaving him in a complicated situation to changing the acts around.

Despite some difficulties he faced, Carmicle continues to bring the event to the school each year.

This year students and staffs can expect a new and a spectacular Hollywood Idol scheduled on April 1.

Meet the voice behind the morning announcements

Posted on February 1, 2016 by in Features

Photo Credit: Jun Lee

Jun Lee

Photo and Website Editor

Every morning while you are half awake eating your breakfast in the class, you hear the beep to the start of the morning announcement. It used to just notify everyone of the upcoming events and was far different than how it is now.

Aleksander Berg, SAS 11th grader was asked by William Kong, SAS 12th grader to do the morning announcements with him. As the school year began there was a change to the daily notification given by the leadership students. Students and staffs noticed the changed when new fun facts were introduced in the announcement.

One reason there was a change to the style of the morning announcement was because “most people didn’t listen to them and a lot of classroom didn’t even pay attention to them,” said Aleksander. He took the initiative to capture the students and staffs’ attention by bringing in the weather forecast as a start, later adding history facts from the “History Channel” and fun and interesting facts from Reddit. The fun and little entertaining facts in the morning did capture the students attention overall.

Even with the addition of the fun facts, it would not be fun unless the person announces it enthusiastically. “[I’m] not a morning person, I actually come in exhausted,” states Aleksander and “in that 30 seconds I’m actually speaking, [I’m] just being loud and being exciting”

Aleksander states that he will be continuing next year and plans on adding new things to the morning announcements.


Brace yourselves for this year’s major movie releases

Posted on January 25, 2016 by in Entertainment


Jun Lee

Photo & Website Editor

As 2015 was one of the major year for the movie industry with the release of different movies like, “Fifty Shades of Grey”, “Fast and Furious 7”, “The Avengers: Age of Ultron”, “Pitch Perfect 2”, “Jurassic World”, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2”, and “Star Wars,” the audience can expect an excitement in this year’s major film release.

Kick off the year with a spectacular entertaining movies releasing this week:

“Kung Fu Panda 3,” a sequel to the previous “Kung Fu Panda 1 and 2” Po must take his next step from a warrior to becoming a teacher. Po reunites with his father and travels back to his secret village and sees a whole group of pandas like himself. Po must fight Kai, the villain who defeated all the kung fu masters in China and teach his whole village kung fu, in order to stop Kai, altogether. The movie will be released this Friday, Jan. 29.

“Fifty Shades of Black” also another sequel being released in this year, the film is a parody of last year’s released film “Fifty Shades of Gray.” Compared to last year’s film, this year’s film is to feature a less serious, but more of a comedy in the romance. The movie will be released this Friday, Jan.29.

“The Finest Hours” a film by Walt Disney Pictures, is based on a true story that took place in 1952. The Coast Guard must make a heroic and a valiant rescue effort in saving several men trapped in the oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod, as the worst storm in the East Coast had hit them.

Although it’s only the beginning of the year with little number of movie in theaters, but expect a release of different movies in months to come. Here is a few list of this year’s upcoming popular releases.


  • “Deadpool”
  • “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”
  • “Risen”
  • “How to Be Single”


  • “The Divergent Series: Allegiant”
  • DC’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”
  • “London Has Fallen”


  • “The Huntsman: Winter’s War”


  • Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War”
  • Marvel’s “X-Men: Apocalypse”
  • “Alice Through the Looking Glass”


  • “Finding Dory” (Sequel to “Finding Nemo”)
  • “The Conjuring 2: Endfield Experiment”


  • “Ghostbusters”
  • “Ice Age: Collision Course”
  • “Star Trek Beyond”


  • “Max Steel”
  • “Pete’s Dragon”


  • “Storks”


  • “A Monster Calls”


  • “Moana”
  • “Trolls”


  • “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
  • “Assassin’s Creed”



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