Making Sense of Coronavirus

Posted on June 8, 2020 by in Op-Ed

Making Sense of Coronavirus

Maria Hernandez

Chronicle Reporter

Los Angeles beaches now open to the public

Posted on May 12, 2020 by in News

Los Angeles beaches now  open to the public

Maria Hernandez

Chronicle Reporter

Start studying for AP exams

Posted on April 30, 2020 by in Uncategorized

Start studying for AP exams

Chronicle Reporter

Maria Hernandez

AP Exams will be starting on May 11, which means that students should now be preparing for the exams. This year, Collegeboard has modified the AP exams due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of taking a 2-hour test students will be taking a 45-minute test, and it will be at home through an app. 

Even though the exams have been modified it is highly encouraged that students study for the exams. 

Here are some websites that can help with studying. 

www.collegeboard.com

The college board website offers practice exams for most subjects. This website also offers grading rubrics that helps students understand how the exam is graded. 

www.apstudynotes.com

This website offers chapter summaries, practice tests, and vocabulary help for some courses. The courses available on this website are: AP English, AP European History, AP Microeconomics, AP Psychology, AP U.S Government, AP U.S History, AP World History. 

www.khanacademy.org

Khan academy is a website where students can take courses for any subject. This website includes courses and test study guides for many AP classes. 

Los Angeles residents can now apply for Angeleno Card

Posted on April 16, 2020 by in News

Los Angeles residents can now apply for Angeleno Card

Chronicle Reporter

Maria Hernandez

On Tuesday, LA city mayor, Eric Garcetti, announced that Los Angeles residents would be able to apply for an Angeleno Card. The Angeleno Card is a debit card that will provide anything from $700-$1500. This program is intended for low-income families affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. 

 “I’m glad that our mayor is doing his best in helping all of us during these terrible times. It makes me feel better because he is showing how much he cares about us” said Ashley Hernandez, SAS, Freshman 

 To be eligible a resident must meet all the requirements listed on the Angeleno card website, https://hcidla.lacity.org/

  Some of the requirements are:

  • Applicants must live in the city of Los Angeles 
  • Household income below the federal poverty level prior to the COVID-19 crisis 
  • Reduction in income by 50%

 The cards will be available to anyone eligible regardless of their citizenship. 

To apply visit https://hcidla.lacity.org/ and fill out all the information needed or call 213-252-3040. The deadline for this application is April 16, 4:30 pm. 

People who apply and don’t receive a card will be kept on a waiting list. 

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

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