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Voting for senior class favorites begins

Posted on October 9, 2019 by in Announcements

Voting for senior class favorites begins

Bani Rice

Chronicle Reporter

As an ongoing tradition at every high school, it’s that time of year of choosing your class favorites. We are down to the final candidates and voting will take place this Oct. 10th during nutrition, lunch and after school. Hollywood High students will meet in the college center to decide who they deem fits the categories their fellow students are in.

There are a total of 14 categories you can vote in.  The ones Hollywood High School seniors voted on are Class Clown, Best Smile, Cutest Couple, Mostly Outgoing/Friendly, Mr. Hollywood, Miss Hollywood, Drama King, Drama Queen, Biggest Overachiever, Inseparable Duo, The Cutest Couple That Never Was, Most Likely To Be Late To Graduation, Coolest Style/Best Dressed, and last but not least Most Athletic.

In order to take place in the voting, you will need your ID so make sure to bring that this Thursday. The voting will end at 3:30 p.m. and the winners will be announced at the next senior event. Good luck to all of the candidates!

Final reminders for this week

Posted on June 3, 2019 by in Announcements

Final reminders for this week

Although it is the last week of school there are many things going on. A few reminders, including this week’s schedule. 

This week’s schedule consists of two days of block schedule on Wednesday and Thursday. 

All students except seniors are to take finals on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. 

The Aloha Luncheon for seniors will be hosted on Tuesday, June 4. 

Seniors will be rehearsing in the auditorium Tuesday, Wednesday, and on Thursday seniors will practicing at the Hollywood Bowl before graduation takes place at 5:00 p.m.

Last reminder for seniors that Achieve the Honorable is on Wednesday, June 5 at 6:00 p.m. If any senior would like their picture to be part of the slideshow at the event then upload it in the link provided on schoology under Ms.Pinedo’s recent post. 

Good luck to everyone who’s taking finals this week and good luck to all the seniors!

Grab your 2019 Yearbook today

Posted on May 23, 2019 by in Announcements


Chronicle Reporter

Kenyon Dawson

Hollywood High School has officially started releasing their 2019 school Yearbooks out to the student body on Wednesday, May 22. Students are very excited because they have been waiting on this issue of the yearbook since the pre-sale started way back in Sept of 2018 for the low price of $55. Or, if it came in your senior package you don’t have to worry about it.

Many people were surprised at the fact that the opportunity to purchase the yearbook for $55 was never announced, did you know this?


TCA senior, Natalia Torres, says “I like the cover, it gives me that iconic Hollywood feel and I’m so glad it came in my package so I don’t have to pay it again.”

If you were looking to purchase the Yearbook as of right now, you need to pay $90. Just come to the student store with your money and school ID in hand and you can leave home with an official Hollywood High School Yearbook.

Next weeks block schedule

Posted on May 17, 2019 by in Announcements, News


Next week starting May 20th all juniors will be taking the CAASPP (California assessment performance and progress) test. The purpose the CAASPP system is to assist teachers, administration, students, and parents by promoting high-Quality teaching and learning through the use of a variety of assessment approaches and item types.

Monday May 20
Math Computer Adaptive Test Periods 1,3,5

Tuesday May 21
Math Computer Adaptive Test Periods 2,4,6

Wednesday May 22
Math Computer Adaptive Test Periods 1,3,5

Thursday May 23
Math Computer Adaptive Test Periods 2,4,6

Friday May 24
Special Bell Schedule for Hollywood Idol

Chronicle Reporter 

Kahliyah Williams

Mercury scare temporarily closes two classrooms

Posted on May 15, 2019 by in Announcements


Alex Glebov
Chronicle Reporter

As some students have noticed, Rooms 310 and 311 have been sealed of with yellow tape to stop people from entering. The reason for the seal was that Frank Muniz, plant manager, had contacted the Office of Environmental Health and Safety to test the classrooms to see if mercury was present.

The reason for the test was that a teacher in one of those classrooms had felt ill and Assistant Principal Pacino Furioso suspected a thermostat breaking and causing a mercury leak, as there was a case of a thermostat breaking before.

Both classes were relocated just to not take any chances with a potential mercury leak, and to give time to OEHS to come in and test the classrooms with a state-of-the-art device for mercury. The tests showed that there was no mercury leak in any of the classrooms and everything will go back to the usual very soon.

Support Hollywood at Starfest 2019

Posted on May 9, 2019 by in Announcements, News

Support Hollywood at Starfest 2019

Elvira Roman

Chronicle Reporter

Starfest 2019 is a free event hosted by LACER from 6 different locations. Middle Schools such as Bancroft, King, Irving, and Leconte are performing and being included in this event. Among them are Hollywood and Fairfax High School. Join LACER and students on May 11 at Irving Middle School from 1 to 3 p.m.

This annual showcase is meant to shows off student’s hard work in dance,art, and music. There will be an outdoor art show, showcase of student work, concessions, and raffles.

LACER is hosting this fundraiser to help gather money to support free after school programs in LAUSD. So any donations and sponsors are encouraged in order to help students have this program available at their schools.

Seniors, start returning your books

Posted on May 9, 2019 by in Announcements, News

Seniors, start returning your books

Elissa Martinez

Chronicle Reporter

Graduation is approaching quickly meaning now is the time to start returning your overdue textbooks and library books.

To graduate it is mandatory that you return/pay for your overdue items. This does not only include any fines you have from Hollywood’s library, it also goes for any other items you need to return/pay from other schools in the district.

If by any chance you lost your book and want to save yourself some money from paying the full fine, you are able to purchase a used book from online and replace your missing book like that.

Visit the library or textbook room to ask about your record if you are not sure about having any overdue items.

The deadline to turn in all of your books and clear your record for graduation practice is Friday, May 31.

Will Avengers: Endgame live up to the hype?

Posted on April 25, 2019 by in Announcements, Entertainment

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Image result for avengers:endgame poster

Kenyon Dawson

Chronicle Reporter

After a decade of consistent movie producing, box office profits and global success, Marvel has decided to take a year long break away from films. To send them away, they have been in the works of a project since 2017 with a budget of around $400 million entitled “Avengers: Endgame”. Endgame has been described as a conclusion to the intricate story line of the all powerful “infinity stones” introduced to Marvel fans in “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014).

As a result of the announcement of Endgame being the last Marvel movie before a year long hiatus, fans and movie goers around the nation have been on the edge of their seats which leads to an outstanding amount of anticipation and suspense of the release of the three hour long movie which will be on Friday, April 26.

TCA movie goer Riley Williams says, “I’m very excited to see the final movie wrap up, the whole Marvel universe…”.

Recently, Marvel picked up the pace of their usual movie releasing and cranked out as many as three movies in one year. This happened in 2018 with the movies “Black Panther”, “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Antman and the Wasp”. All of these movie’s plots have been accelerating, towards Endgame which will (hopefully) wrap up and conclude any loose ends and answer all questions fans may have had before.

SAS movie goer Abigail Escobedo says, “I’m really excited because of the suspense surrounding it [Endgame], I just hope it matches the hype.”

If you were interested in understanding the complex and in depth backstory behind “Avengers: Endgame” before the release date, the El Capitan Theater on Hollywood and Highland, decided to conduct a slight marathon of several Marvel movies in hopes of informing fans and audiences.

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.

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