October 15, 2019

Hiking to the Hollywood sign

Posted on April 24, 2019 by in Announcements


Alex Glebov
Chronicle Reporter

The annual Sheik-A-Thon is here. This Saturday you can come and join this fun fundraiser with everyone on a hike to the Hollywood sign. If you donate $5 you will get a t-shirt for the Sheik-A-Thon. This is an event that everyone is welcome to join, so make sure to come and bring your friends. Make sure to bring plenty of water and sunscreen as you want to stay hydrated and avoid a sunburn.

The event will be held this Saturday, April 27, and will go on from 8:00am to 2:00pm. Please get a participation slip from your teachers and bring it with you on Saturday signed. Everyone that is coming must be at the orange gate before 8:30am. The buses leave for Griffith Park at 8:30am and will bring you back to school at 2:00pm.

Start preparing for AP exams

Posted on April 23, 2019 by in Announcements, News

Start preparing for AP exams

Frida Larios

Chronicle Reporter

This year’s AP (Advanced Placement) exams are approaching quickly with the first one being on May 7.

Many students taking AP courses are also taking the exam so here are a few tips to pass that exam.
1) Start from scratch
Go through all of your notes starting from the beginning of the 2018-2019 year. Going through your notes can help refresh your memory on older material.

2) Invest in an AP prep book
There are AP prep books for every AP course available. These books have tips and tricks to pass your specific exam as well as previous test questions.

3) Complete practice essays
Your AP exam will most likely have an essay question, luckily, there are many practice essays and essay prompts from previous years available online.

College Center Updates

Posted on April 22, 2019 by in Announcements

College Center Updates

Maria Alfaro
Chronicle Reporter

Attention seniors, there are a few updates from the college center concerning the Hollywood High Scholarship application and college deadlines.

The first update being that this Thursday, April 25, the scholarship application is due at the college center or Ms.Pinedo’s mailbox no later than 3 p.m. Remember to attach a baby picture, a current picture, and a one page letter of intent before submitting. Achieve the Honorable Scholarship Night will be on Wednesday, June 5.

The second update is that the college center will be open every Thursday until 5 p.m and Saturdays from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Seniors are able to come in and make an appointment to review their options for college. However, students can come in at any time to print or get their work done.

The third update consists of college deadlines. Most schools have an “Intent To Register” as a way for students to officially secure their spots. Some schools charge to do this, but can get a fee waiver if they qualify. This needs to be done before May 1. It is important to make sure that this has been done before May 1.

Seniors if you know what school you are going to be sure to fill out the Transcript Request form on schoology under “Class of 2019 Scholarships” so Ms.Pinedo can send them to your future college. Any questions or concerns be sure to visit the college center.

Youth Ambassadors for Queer History

Posted on April 9, 2019 by in Announcements, News


America Flores-Hernandez
Chronicle Reporter

Students who are interested working in professional research, project development skills, and ways to include a voice of LGBTQ history/culture in their communities, should take this opportunity. The ONE Archives Foundation is currently accepting applications for potential youth ambassadors for their Queer History Program for high school students. Through this program, individuals are mentored by the foundation’s members by involving groups on hands-on research projects and interactive discussions.

The program includes LGBTQ history presentations by community organizers, group discussions on queer topics, research and workshops, and field trips to affiliated organizations and landmarks throughout Los Angeles. Ultimately, these activities will guide each student to create a personal passion project that shows off their knowledge of LGBTQ history and culture. The culmination of these individual projects will be showcased as a collective exhibition at ONE Gallery, West Hollywood.

In addition, being an ambassador also shows you’re capable of being an advocate for others, plus it looks good to colleges when you send off applications. It can also be way to earn community service hours. Also, a recommendation from a teacher is a necessary part to the application as well. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, April 26th.

Express your creativity for Earth Day

Posted on March 31, 2019 by in Announcements

Express your creativity for Earth Day

Maria Alfaro

Chronicle Reporter

All Hollywood High students have been invited to participate in Richard Bloom’s 2019 Earth Day Poster Challenge in honor of Earth day on April 22. Students have the chance to express their creativity on the environment through their posters so long as they promote the theme, “Protect Our Species.” 

In order to participate, the poster needs to be 8 1/2’’ by 11’’ and must be on recycled paper. Students are allowed to use any form of media, paint, photos, pencils, and collages to express this year’s theme. Each entry must include the student’s name, grade, and school name. They will also need to include a complete released formed signed by their parent or guardian in order to be in the contest. The entries are to be submitted to Bloom’s office at 2800 28th Street, Suite 105, Santa Monica, CA 90405. The deadline is on April 18 and any entry received after that date will not be considered for this year’s contest. 

There will be four winners in total. Three will be first prize winners that will be selected from grade levels: K-3, 4-6, and 7-12. There will be one grand prize winner selected from the entire contest. The winners of the contest will receive a personalized letter from Bloom, a California State Assembly Certificate of Recognition, and have their posters showcased on his social media accLAUSDounts. Black Art Supply, a supporter of the contest, will also award the student’s instructor to purchase art supplies for their classrooms. Not only that, but they have agreed to display the winner’s art at their Santa Monica store location. More information can be found on schoology under Hollywood Senior High.

AP Exams are nearly here

Posted on March 26, 2019 by in Announcements, Features

AP Exams are nearly here

Mayeli Acuna

Chronicle Reporter

It is that time of the year again to prepare for AP exams considering they are just around the corner. It is pretty difficult to remain calm when it comes to preparing for an exam that will be taking multiple hours and many students are taking more than one of these exams. Students have been on this ongoing cycle of trying to keep up with school work, sports, family and their social life, but it is important to prioritize what can benefit you in the future. Passing an AP Exam with a four or five can potentially give you college credit, saving you and your parent’s money. It is rather hard to take time out of a students daily routine to study for these exams, but here are some tips on how to add reviews to your day.

  1. During breakfast in the classroom look over previous worksheets and or test, you have taken.
  2. Purchase 5 Step To A Five – A new copy cost ruffly around $15 for a new copy depending on the course, a used copy is about $8. https://www.amazon.com/s?k=five+steps+to+a+five&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss_2
  3. On your way to school or home watch Khan Academies to freshen up your memory. (Only applies to math, science, and history AP’s) https://www.khanacademy.org/about/blog/post/163503591115/khan-academy-is-the-official-practice-partner-for

Mentally Preparing

  1. Just breath, don’t overthink the idea of passing the exam and go in ready to show what you have learned.
  2. Do not focus on the time limit, looking at the clock constantly will only add more pressure and nerves; focus on what you know.
  3. Do not cram before the test, study efficiently.
  4. Dwelling on getting college credit will only add extra stress, look at this exam as if it were another class exam.
  5. GET SLEEP AND EAT BREAKFAST. https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/pdf/ap-exam-schedule-weeks-1-and-2-2019.pdf

Design your own Sheik-A-Thon t-shirt

Posted on March 17, 2019 by in Announcements

Design your own Sheik-A-Thon t-shirt

Maria Alfaro

Chronicle Reporter

A Shiek-a-thon t-shirt contest is being held, a chance for students to design and express their creativity. All students are allowed to participate in the contest and have the chance to design a t-shirt that relates to the event. The t-shirt design must have a relation with at least one of the following: 

a. Hollywood High School

b. Hollywood Sign 

c. Health (Physical Activity Nutrition)

d. The City’s Partnership with Hollywood High 

The winner of the contest will get a $25 gift card and a free shirt they can wear on the day of the event. The sheik-a-thon will take place on April 6. All entries are due by Friday, March 29 to Mr.Grijalva, room 408, the Health Start (Alimohammadi, Maria) mailbox in the office or Christian Beauvoir’s email: Christian@thelatrust.org.

Classes are on a block schedule next week

Posted on March 15, 2019 by in Announcements

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Kahliyah Williams

Chronicle Reporter

Next week 11th and 12th grades will be taking the California Science Test (CAST) which will result in a block schedule.

Monday, March 18th:  testing Periods 1,2,3

Tuesday, March 19th:  testing Periods 4,5,6

Wednesday, March 20th: testing Periods 1,2,3

Thursday, March 21st: testing Periods 4,5,6

Parent-Teacher Night from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Friday, March 22nd:Makeup Testing for (CAST)

Minimum day at 12:39pm


Leadership host “Crazy” movie night

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

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.

Welcome 2019 scholastic journalism week

Posted on February 19, 2019 by in Announcements, News, Op-Ed

Welcome 2019 scholastic journalism week

Scholastic Journalism Week 2019 is here, running from Feb. 17-23 with different activities to follow everyday. Join along and support this dedication to our community. Here is a list of the daily engagement.

Tuesday, Feb. 19 – #RealNews. High school journalist do important world, not fluff. What #RealNews have you reported in the past year?

  • Our story on mental health has been one of great importance as many teenage students may be going through a tough time and it must be spoken about. Therefore, Katie and I took matters into our own hands and worked on an advice column for the first issue of the 2018-2019 school year.

Wednesday, Feb 20 – #EverydayJournalism. Wednesday’s focus is about the hard work that students journalist do every day. It’s #EverydayJournalism

Thursday, Feb 21 – #SavingDemocracy. Scholastic journalism often has to step up and report on public officials and public institutions because of the systematic gutting of professional newsroom around the U.S. How are you doing your part in #SavingDemocracy

  • As a high school journalist our duty is to speak in behalf of the other students and whether it be regarding a controversial issue we must remember that we have our rights just as real reporters do.

Friday, Feb. 22 – #NewVoices #studentvoice. Fourteen states have instituted anti-Hazelwood laws since that disastrous 1988 decision. But #NewVoices laws guaranteeing freedom of the press for students are being considered in Nebraska and Missouri. Help spread the word about the value of #StudentVoice.

  • The Crimson Chronicle staff will be holding a gathering where anyone will be allowed to share their concerns regarding the school community. It will be held on Friday during lunch and it will be a new beginning for all of the Hollywood High students to have a voice alongside the Chronicle staff.   

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