Class will be taking place on zoom

Posted on March 27, 2020 by in News

Class will be taking place on zoom

Maria Hernandez

Chronicle Reporter

Starting March 30 students and teachers will have to follow a blocked schedule because schools in Los Angeles will remain closed due to COVID-19. Austin Beutner, the superintendent of LAUSD, announced on March 23 that schools would remain closed through May 1.

Teachers have been looking for different forms to communicate and teach their students.

Hollywood high has set a blocked schedule so that students can meet with their teachers on zoom. Zoom is a conference app where many users can meet with video.
Most teachers are new to this app but have been working to get all of their students on the app.

“I think having a conference on zoom with my teachers and peers will be helpful to all of us. I think it will make up for the lessons we’ve missed but I don’t think it’s a really good way to teach because it is not the same as being in a classroom,” said Aimar Aguilar, TCA, Junior.

Periods 1, 2, and 3 will be meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 am- 2.30 pm and periods 4, 5, 6 will be meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students, please make sure to be on time to all of your conferences.

Spectrum is offering free internet

Posted on March 22, 2020 by in News

Spectrum is offering free internet

Maria Hernandez

Chronicle Reporter

Spectrum will be providing free Internet to K-12 and college students who do not have internet access at home during this quarantine. Schools may be closed for more than two weeks due to the Coronavirus which means that students will be doing online school. 

“I feel like free internet by Spectrum will give students an opportunity to access lessons for school and videos that will help them for the future. I am thankful for this,” said Clarice Banda, SAS, junior. 

To receive these services by Spectrum a parent must call 1-844-488-839. The installation will be waived for new students. The free internet will only last for 60 days. If you are currently a client of Spectrum and are worried that you will not be able to pay the bills, you don’t have to worry about your services being cut off. Spectrum says they will not terminate services due to the inability to pay bills and they will waive any late fees that were caused due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Students, school is still on. All your work is online, make sure to get it done so you can keep high grades.

Watch ‘Onward’

Posted on March 16, 2020 by in Entertainment

Watch 'Onward'

Maria Hernandez

Chronicle Reporter

Onward is the first Disney movie to star a character of the LGBT community and some people are happy about it while others are upset.

Specter is a cop and has a girlfriend who has a daughter. She discusses parenting difficulties with the two main characters, Ian and Barley Lightfoot. Middle East countries were not happy about the LGBT reference and they have decided to censor that scene.

The movie onward is an animated film and it takes place in a fantasy world. This fantasy world is inhabited by elves, trolls, centaurs, minotaurs, and other magical creatures who live like humans do in a world full of technology. The technology in this world replaced all forms of magic and there is no hope of magic coming back. However, this all changes when Ian Lightfoot receives a gift by his mother that his long-dead father left for him. The gift consists of a spell that would bring his father back to life for a day. However, the spell was not very successful because Ian and his brother were only able to get half of his father to appear. Ian and his brother go on a very special quest to complete the spell before time runs out and they are unable to see their father. 

Onward is a great movie to watch with your family and it is now in theaters.

‘On My Block’ returns

Posted on March 11, 2020 by in Entertainment

'On My Block' returns

Maria Hernandez

Chronicle Reporter

On My Block, season 3 is finally on Netflix after a year. Season 3 offers eight new episodes featuring the same characters from the previous two seasons, Monse, Cesar, Ruby and Jamal. 

In this season, the group of friends have a special mission and that is to find Lil’ Ricky, who was responsible for the hidden money. The season starts off by pickling up where season two ended which is, the group of friends being abducted. The kidnapper was Cuchillos, the leader of the Santos. The season ends with the crew having to make the hardest decision of their life. 

The cast does not know yet if there will be a season 4 but for now you can stream seasons 1-3 on Netflix. 

Justin Bieber releases ¨Changes¨

Posted on March 5, 2020 by in Entertainment

Justin Bieber releases ¨Changes¨

Maria Hernandez

Chronicle Reporter

The album Changes by pop artist, Justin Bieber has reached #1 on the Billboard 200. This is not Bieber’s first time on the Billboard 200. He is the youngest artist in history to earn seven #1 records. 

The album was released on Feb. 14 and it was the first album Bieber has released since 2015. There are 17 tracks in the album.  This album features artists like Kehlani, Quavo, Post Malone, etc. 

“I really think Justin Bieber’s album is good. He sounds like a different person” said Samanta Hernandez, SAS 9th grader.

Shakespeare competition is no sweat for sophomore

Posted on February 12, 2020 by in Entertainment

Shakespeare competition is no sweat for sophomore

Maria Hernandez

Chronicle Reporter

Luna Estrada, a sophomore in PAM has won the Shakespeare competition. The competition took place on Feb 4.
Estrada performed Amelia’s monologue and she said she felt very prepared.
“I felt pretty confident. I had been practicing the monologue for like a few months at that point, so I knew the material pretty well.”
Estrada was shocked when she was announced the winner of the competition. She did not expect to win.
“I was beyond excited. I did not think I was going to win. I actually thought one of my friends was going to win.”
Estrada will now be competing at the Los Angeles District level

Enter the Shakespeare competition

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in Announcements

Flyer for the competition

Maria Hernandez

Chronicle Reporter

Attention Sheiks! Are you into Shakespeare? Do you think you’ll be able to personify a monologue written by Shakespeare? Well, enter the National Shakespeare Competition 2020.

This competition is open to all students and is free. The competition will be hosted on Feb. 4th in room 503 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

There are different awards for the winning students. Winner of the school competition goes to compete at the Los Angeles District Level Winner of the District goes on to compete at Nationals in New York City and win:

1st place: A scholarship to the Midsummer Conservatory at the British American Drama Academy

2nd place: A scholarship to the American Shakespeare Center’s Theatre Camp in Staunton, VA.

See Mr. Tourtellotte in room 503 if you wish to enter this competition.

The pool is back

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in Announcements

The pool is back

Maria Hernandez

Chronicle Reporter

Hollywood High School’s swimming pool will be opening up again. The pool is expected to open at the beginning of February. 

The pool has been under construction for more than two years. The pool was expected to open July  2019. The process was slowed down because there were many things that needed to be fixed and inspected.

“Long story short the pool is almost ready they are just doing some final concrete work around the edge of it and then they have to do some touch up tile work,” said Pacino Furioso, assistant principal. “Then, they will have some inspectors look at it one last time to see if everything is okay. We are really hoping that the pool will be open by early February.”

The pool will not only be open to students but it will also be open to the community. PE classes will also be taking advantage of the pool. 

Hollywood’s swim team will finally be able to practice in the pool. They have been practicing at Bernstein’s pool. 

Hollywood is looking for a lifeguard. Those who would like to sign up or have any questions on what is needed to become a lifeguard please see Mr. Furioso. Students can also look for the message on Schoology for more information.

Sheiks attending Frozen 2 premiere

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in Entertainment

Sheiks attending Frozen 2 premiere

Maria Hernandez

Chronicle Reporter

Elsa the snow queen is making a comeback to the big screen and that means another amazing premiere. Frozen 2 will be having it’s premiere on hollywood blvd on November 7, 2019

Hollywood High School students were given the opportunity to attend the premiere. Students from each SLC had to enter a raffle on Monday. A handful of students were chosen to go to the premiere. The students are very excited to attend because they got VIP passes. 

“I‘m feeling very excited because I believe it’s going to be a wonderful experience” -Victor Solis, PAM

In case you don’t know what happened in the movie Frozen here is a little recap: 

Anna and Elsa are two sisters who are very close. After a small accident caused by Elsa the two sisters drifted apart. Later on, Elsa was crowned queen of Arendelle. The day of her crowning she caused another accident with her snow powers. She ran away leaving Arendelle in perpetual winter. Her sister and a mountaineer go on a search to find her so that she could end the winter she had left. In the end, the sister reunite and Elsa brings back the sun. 

Frozen 2 will be in theaters November 22, 2019. 

Joker’s release generates hype

Posted on October 10, 2019 by in Entertainment

Joker's release generates hype

Maria Hernandez

Chronicle Reporter

Joker came to theatres on Oct. 4, and in its first week, is already breaking box office records. 

The Rated R movie is about a comedian named Arthur Fleck (Joker), who lives in a city named Gotham City. Arthur is a clown during the day who feels left out from society. He attempts to be a part of society but fails every time. After his many tries, he gives up. Arthur accepts the fact that he will never be a part of society and he transforms into a criminal known as The Joker. 

As one of the most famous ‘Batman’ villains, Joker has had many other appearances. He has been in many DC comics, like the comic Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore. In this comic, a group of criminals including Joker, plan out a way to rob many places. In the end, the plan was not successful. 

Joker also makes an appearance in the movie Batman, as well as in others. In this specific movie, the Joker is originally a gangster named Jack Napier. Joker encounters Batman at a chemical lab where they fought and Joker got bleach on his skin. Later on, in the movie Joker encounters Dark Knight. Dark Knight left a big scar on Joker’s face which resulted in him having a permanent smile. The smile made him into a more evil person. He wanted to destroy the city of Gotham and blamed Batman for wanting to do that. 

Despite having already appeared in various other films, this new take on the old villain is creating a reaction that’s never been seen before.

This film had the fourth largest opening ever for a Rated R movie. Right now, in total, the film has earned $236 million globally. The film also set box-office records for previews, earning a total of $13.3 million.

“Joker is an amazing movie. It shines light on real problems and struggles of mental illness. It shows the reality and realness of the world we live in,” said TCA Junior, Denia Nunez. “The movie is not only a magnificent one but it can be used as a learning tool. I would recommend this movie to anyone.”


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