August 24, 2019

Let’s Wrap it Up Class of 2019

Posted on June 3, 2019 by in News

Let’s Wrap it Up Class of 2019

Melanie Aguilar

Chronicle Reporter

This is it seniors, the moment we’ve all been waiting for, the goal has always been the bowl. After four long years, we wrap up what has been filled with the most stressful yet memorable times. 

Graduation will take place at the Hollywood Bowl on June 6 at 5 PM. Everyone is welcome to join the Class of 2019 as they are officially on their way out. Congratulations to every student who has decided to pursue higher education whether it be a community college or a four year university. 

As a senior myself I am extremely proud to be graduating. Graduation is the next step   towards becoming an adult and entering the real world. The possibilities are endless to those that seek them. Although we will miss Hollywood high school very much on our journeys towards the top,  this is not a goodbye but a see you soon Class of 2019. 

Kindness Week can Touch Hearts

Posted on April 3, 2019 by in Uncategorized

Kindness Week can Touch Hearts

Melanie Aguilar

Chronicle Reporter

As a reminder to spread love and kindness our very own Hollywood High School students  have put up posters all over campus to invite students to display friendliness and compassion.  The importance of being kind goes great lengths as it helps with uplifting peers when they are in need of it.

Being kind to someone when they may be having a rough day brings increased happiness.  Doing things for others even if it is as small as giving out a compliment can change someone’s entire day. It is important to be kind because it may also make you feel good about yourself. Doing good for others feels good. Showing kindness to others is just as rewarding as receiving it from someone else.

“Kindness week is significant because its a way to show affection towards others, little do we know, we can be making a significant impact on someone’s day” said Ali Dugally, SAS Senior.

Being kind can also boost someone’s self confidence. Kindness leads to many good things like better relationships, improved self-esteem, compassion, happiness and good mental and physical health. In honor of kindness week make sure to spread care not just this week but every week.

Hollywood Seniors Explore SMC

Posted on March 13, 2019 by in Uncategorized

Hollywood seniors on SMC campus

Melanie Aguilar

Chronicle Reporter

Hollywood seniors on SMC campus

Hollywood High seniors took a trip to Santa Monica College on March 12 to get a hands on experience on the college life. Over 50 students attended the field trip where they were able to gather information about a potential college choice. 

The trip consisted of a mock registration for potential classes if students attended SMC. There was also a very beneficial activity that gave students a chance to place themselves into groups based on what type of person they perceived themselves as. This grouping provided many major choices based on the self evaluation our students did. The six different groups were the thinkers, creators, helpers, persuaders, and organizers. The groups would them come together and discuss the similarities they shared in terms of majors and career plans. Shortly after this, students heard from SMC students as they shared their own experiences in a student panel.

“It was the most informative aspect of the trip because we were able to hear from students not to far from our ages on what the college life is all about” said Jadine Ramirez, SAS senior. 

After the student panel, we were given meal vouchers for up to $8, and students had an opportunity to eat various food options at the SMC cafeteria. From this, seniors were able to get a taste of the lifestyle they will be living in a couple months. As the last activity of the day, Hollywood students participated in a scavenger hunt to better explore the campus. From looking into particular majors that sparked our students interests to familiarizing ourselves with the campus, Santa Monica College will definitely be taken into consideration for many of our students. 

Celebrating Women’s Day

Posted on March 7, 2019 by in Features

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Novalee Lopez

Chronicle Reporter

International Women’s Day is celebrated yearly on March 8. This day is for women everywhere and it is a holiday that women have rightfully earned after fighting for equal rights. This day should be spent celebrating any and all strong and empowered women that are in one’s life.

Hollywood High students are doing their part in celebrating International Women’s Day by wearing shirts to represent unity and empowerment. T-shirts are being passed out to all students to show the outstanding support we have for women. And in case you do not get the opportunity to receive a shirt, there are still things that can be done to show your support.

One example is going out to watch the new and anticipated marvel movie, “Captain Marvel”. This movie showcases a strong and empowered woman as the leading role, Brie Larson. It proves just how far not only women have come, but also how far respect towards women have come.

Boys Soccer Walk out Champions at Heart

Posted on February 20, 2019 by in Sports

Boys Soccer Walk out Champions at Heart

Melanie Aguilar

Chronicle Reporter

After having one of the best seasons yet, unfortunately, the boys soccer period has come to a close. With a outstanding overall record of 11-5, the sheiks soccer team made it all the way to the semi finals game where they would match up against the Chavez Eagles.

The boys soccer team first began their winning streak against the Belmont Sentinels till finally they ran into a stop against the Eagles. With every player working at their highest potential, the sheiks were able to get very far in the game. Coming close to a championship game resembles the team’s dedication to be on top. Their hard work throughout the entire duration of the season, never went unnoticed. Hugo Garcia, varsity soccer captain said, “It was a great season, we did well and we trained hard”. Hugo expressed his gratitude and appreciation for his team and all their hard work. His senior year of high school he was able to “take league” once again.

Despite not receiving the title they expected,the boys soccer team take home a memorable experience. The sheiks had a great season, ending with a loss does not define their ability to play the game. With the support of their coach, who stood by their side at every game and their peers, the boys soccer team leave a lasting impact. The sheiks walk out champions at heart.

Celebrating the seniors

Posted on January 30, 2019 by in Sports

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Novalee Lopez

Chronicle Reporter

With the ending of basketball season and soccer season, Senior Night is upon us. Senior Night is the one game where all the seniors are recognized for their hard work all season. Friends and family have the opportunity to come out and bring their senior flowers, posters and balloons.

This past Monday, Jan. 28, was Hollywood High’s boys soccer team last home game which was against Belmont High School, and it was also their Senior Night. Today, Jan. 30, is the girls soccer team’s last home game and they will also be celebrating their Senior Night. Unlike the boys team, the girls are sharing their Senior Night with the boys basketball team. These teams should feel grateful that they are able to experience a Senior Night being that the football team and spirit squad lost their chance to experience this event because of a lightning storm.

After long and tiring practices to be the best out on the court and field, the seniors will say a last farewell to a sport that they have dedicated their all too.

Strike Could Come to an End

Posted on January 22, 2019 by in News

Strike Could Come to an End

Melanie Aguilar

After six days of striking, Superintendent Austin Beutner and United Teachers Los Angeles came to an agreement that could end the strike. If union members vote to approve it, school could be in session on Wednesday.

On their journey to improve public education, more than 60,000 teachers, students, and other supporters participated in the first Los Angeles teachers strike in 30 years.

In support of UTLA, thousands of parents refused to send their children to school costing the district $97 million. Despite the rain, teachers remained loyal to the strike and were persistent in executing change for their students. The walkout received much support from thousands of people who stood with LA teachers.

Educators were demanding smaller class sizes, more school staff, like nurses and counselors, and higher salaries for teachers. Hollywood High teachers had a very strong picket line every day of the week and afterwards made their way to City Hall in downtown Los Angeles. For six days straight, teachers made their voices heard and called for negotiation.

Going on strike meant not getting paid for the duration of the protest; however, teachers were willing to sacrifice pay for better conditions in the classroom.

On day 6 of striking, UTLANOW on Instagram, presented a tentative agreement that would impact class size. “All secondary English and math classes will go from 46 to 39. This is effective immediately” and “All TK-3 classes will finally be capped at 24-27 students. No more 28+ Elem. classes. Other agreements are pending, but these current changes will greatly impact educational affairs.

The real superhero passes

Posted on November 14, 2018 by in News

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Novalee Lopez

Chronicle Reporter

Stan Lee is a name many, if not all, are familiar with. Sadly, Monday, Nov. 12, Lee passed at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. Stan Lee is the infamous creator of all Marvel comics, characters and the mind behind the movies. He was well known and very respected in the industry. Stan Lee was able to bring action, joy, and inspiration with words and a few pictures to all comic enthusiasts.

Lee was well rounded, he was well respected not only in the creative world, but in the ‘real’ world as well. He was a veteran, he served his military time fighting in World War 2. Needless to say he was a selfless person at heart. This is exemplified in his founding of the Stan Lee Foundation, which mains purpose was education, literacy, and the arts. This foundation supported programs that wanted to improve access to literacy resources. He’s giving personality, popular comics and even more popular films will be missed. Stan Lee is a man whose legacy will not be forgotten.

Honoring those who fought

Posted on November 8, 2018 by in Announcements

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Novalee Lopez

Chronicle Reporter

 

 

Attention, attention all Hollywood High students, first semester is coming to an end and we are all exhausted. However this upcoming weekend we have a treat in store, a three day weekend all thanks to our Veterans.

Monday, Nov. 12 is an observed holiday, meaning we luckily have the day off. Not only are we getting treated to a three day weekend but that same week is a shortened week as well. These small breaks off of school are the only things that are getting us students through these last weeks before finals and then ending of the semester.

Veterans day is a holiday that has been observed for many many years. It is a day to remember those who have fallen fighting for our country and those who have made it back home safely. All in all these next upcoming two weeks are going to be well appreciated

DIY spookfest

Posted on October 24, 2018 by in Features

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Novalee Lopez

Chronicle Reporter

Its spooky season, which means pumpkin patches, horror nights, and any other spooky activity. Now for those who are more laid back, for those who don’t want pay for horror nights or who don’t like pumpkin patches, here’s a list of the top 3 spooktacular movies.

1. Hocus Pocus

This movie is a classic, every year ABC Family does their 13 nights of Halloween, and every year Hocus Pocus is always featured.

2. Halloweentown

This movie will put anyone in their childhood feels. Personally, this is one of my favorite Disney Halloween movie, it definitely puts me in a very spooky mood.

3. Halloween (the series)

This is for all the people who love scary movies. The ones who prefer actually getting scared, this series is definitley binge worthy.

4. Jigsaw (the series)

This movie series is definitely binge worthy. It is more of a gruesome type of movie, it is based around a game of torture.

5. The Nightmare Before Christmas

Another Halloween classic. This movie can put you in both a spooky mood and Christmas mood, it’s for those who are all about Halloween but also can not wait till Christmas.

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