October 18, 2019

Surf Curse at Amoeba Music

Posted on October 17, 2019 by in Entertainment

Surf Curse at Amoeba Music

Julia Rouillard
Chronicle Reporter

  On October 22 at 5 p.m. Surf Curse will be making an in store appearance, performing and doing a signing, at Amoeba Music in Hollywood. The show is free and for all ages, to attend the signing you must purchase their latest album Heaven Surrounds You at Amoeba on October 22. 

Surf Curse is an indie surf rock band with Los Angeles based song writers, Nick Rattington and Jacob Rubeck, that formed in 2013. Their debut album was Buds that came out June 21, 2013 and later that year they released their first EP Sad Boys on October 30, 2013.

As six years have gone by their popularity and fan base have increased with their most popular song, Freaks, with 9,332,233 streams on Spotify. Recently they have just released a new album Heaven Surrounds You on September 13, which was inspired by multiple cult films they’ve loved throughout their young adulthood. They are finishing up their tour for this album with a sold out show on October 18 at the Fonda Theater. 

     Their music has people feeling an amazing way. “I really like their music, it makes me just want to get up and dance and sing my lungs out while I bang my head so my hair goes everywhere.”, says (sophomore) Luis Bautista who discovered their music through a discover weekly playlist on Spotify. People may also have a different feel to the music such as (sophomore) Matthew Arriaga who says, “ It really hypes me up in a way and keeps me motivated, like Rivers Edge just gives me a chill vibe I would like to have when I’m with friends.”

Dancing with the Stars pays tribute to House of Mouse

Posted on October 15, 2019 by in Entertainment

Dancing with the Stars pays tribute to House of Mouse

Violeta Torres

Chronicle Reporter

Dancing With the Stars has returned for their 28th season and for week five, they payed tribute to the House of Mouse with Disney Night.

Judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli judge the performances with the following scores.

27-Ally and Sasha get contemporary for Disney Night as ‘Beauty and the Beast’

26-Kel and Witney go back to high school as Troy and Gabriella

26-James and Emma paso doble as Jack Sparrow

25-Hannah and Alan explore a whole new world as Aladdin and Jasmine

24- Sailor and Val dance up a ball as Prince Charming and Cinderella

24-Kate and Pasha jazz up ‘Mary Poppins’

23-Lauren and Gleb samba under the sea to ‘The Little Mermaid’

21-Karamo and Jenna get fun and fierce for ‘Lion King’

19-Sean and Lindsay quickstep to ‘Toy Story’ tune

Disney note ended on a good note with no one being eliminated.

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.”

Which 2000’s celebrity are you?

Posted on October 7, 2019 by in Entertainment

Which 2000's celebrity are you?

Hellen Amaya

Chronicle Reporter

Are you “Crazy In Love”? Or are you “Drop It Like It’s Hot”?

With Homecoming around the corner, here’s a survey to give you the one 2000’s artist your playlist is missing.


Overall thoughts on prom

Posted on May 20, 2019 by in Entertainment

Overall thoughts on prom

Maria Alfaro

Chronicle Reporter

Prom night at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel was a success, a night where memories were created and happiness was shared among everyone. Prom left people with different thoughts about it.

Many people had different thoughts about this year’s prom. The comments were a mixture of positive and negative ones coming from different people.

Jaimelee Belisle, NMA senior, thought prom could have been better starting with having “free parking.” She thought it was “unfair that they wanted us to pay $49 for parking.” Not only that, but she thought the place was “pretty small” and the “songs were being played too long.” Overall she had fun and rates it an 8.

Shawn Dela Cruz, SAS senior, thought it was an overall “fun experience,” but that “sometimes the song choices were off putting.” Despite the songs being an issue, it didn’t stop people from partying and having a great time.

“Spending the night taking pictures, dancing, and seeing our four years of high school come to an end created a subtle farewell,” said Diana Alberto, SAS senior. It brought her satisfaction to see her friends having fun and not “on a desk stressing about a final exam.”

Most people had a great time at prom. It was an event where they could have fun and take a break from school work.

Camping at Met Gala 2019

Posted on May 7, 2019 by in Entertainment

Camping at Met Gala 2019

Mayeli Acuna

Chronicle Reporter

Met Gala 2019 was filled with extravagance with theme “Camp: Notes on Fashion”; inspired by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay about her perspective of camp. Many people were taken by surprise by what these celebrities were wearing.

“I did not like, the fashion was horrible and the theme was not punctual” [not timely] says Gayane Mikayelyan, SAS senior.

The Met Gala 2019 will surely be remembered as a way that expressions were made. The host for this years event were campy fashion artist, Harry Styles and Lady Gaga. This year’s Gala has over 200 pieces of fashion in the exhibit, having both menswear and womenswear. Fashion with creators from all over the globe, such as Virgil Abloh to Alexander McQueen. The exhibition will not only be pure extravagance, but it will emphasize the irony, humour and techniques in the art of fashion. This event is such a captivity to various of people nationwide, but it as well leaves people in shock from all the attention it gets considering the lack of importance or relevance. Costing $30,000 per person who wishes to attend plus the amount of money put into the outfit that will be worn.

“I feel like it is interesting how much people pay attention to such a thing like the Met Gala, rather than crucial problems that are going on in the world we live in” says Hannah Kaufman, SAS senior. “I understand it’s a fundraiser for the Fashion institution, but there are more important things to be fundraising for.”

This annual event has formed an international reputation, negative and positive. As people around the world look into the Gala for the crazy fashion worn by their favorite celebrities, to those who question why this event is so relevant in the social community. Further, the Met Gala is rather controversial, but remains to have such an importance in modern society.

Seniors enjoy their last pep rally

Posted on April 29, 2019 by in Entertainment

Seniors enjoy their last pep rally

Kimberly Figueroa

Chronicle Reporter

The final Spring pep rally took place on April 26 and gave the seniors a feel that they’re about to leave to high school. This year consisted of recognizing sports such as soccer, basketball, softball, baseball, swim, track and field, and cheer. All the sports had an opportunity to go up on stage to give a small speech on the team and recognize seniors. The videos were about 45 seconds long and demonstrated highlights from each sports season.

The hosts for this year were seniors Cara Hill and Victor Lopez. They did a roll call and freshman were boo’d at, sophomores were also boo’d at, then juniors were boo’d at, and finally seniors were called and cheered on their graduating class.

“Pep rally was a great way to start off the weekend and definitely gave me the feeling that high school is almost over” said SAS senior Ali Dugally.

Here is a link to watch your favorite spring pep rally videos. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMnPda2A2BVy9wfIYJWl1DQ

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.

Billie Eilishs’​ nightmares become a dream

Posted on April 10, 2019 by in Entertainment, Uncategorized

Billie Eilishs'​ nightmares become a dream

Chronicle Reporter

Mayeli Acuna

Billie Eilish, a 17-year-old pop singer, recently released her second debut album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? on March 29 receiving transatlantic success. Eilish second album hit the Billboard 200 charts securing the spot of number one, is the third woman to have a massive number of streams within the span of a week.

The album is constructed of 14 songs, each having great meaning that many can relate to. Eilish has impacted the teenage community greatly, considering that she herself is one, she has written songs that various of her age can sympathize too. Hence why she has made a large mark in the music culture. WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? is surely one that leaves her audience in deep thought. She has gained an image that many find controversial, being called “fake emo” and “fake depressed”, but with such thought put into her tracks in this album has provided great vulnerability that is respected by the spectator.

It can be noted that her goal was to make a statement, a statement filled with fear and alienation. Eilish resembled her songs to “Batman” and not be saved by him; being left in sorrow. With song titles that are rather questioning, beats that are meticulous and lyrics of despair, Eilish has provided a message of strength. “Xanny” being a tribute to the friends she has lost through the use of drugs. “I Love You” projected the fear of loving someone to avoid heartbreak. “All Good Girls Go To Hell” poking fun towards individuals who only speak to someone for their own benefit and will turn their back on you.

   WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? is filled with teenage anthems. Heartbreak, fear, insecurities, and strength is composed in an album of 14 songs. The reality of young adults is surely produced in this album and is heard through the headphones of a teenager daily.

“On My Block” Season 2 now out on Netflix

Posted on March 29, 2019 by in Entertainment


Salma Rodriguez

Chronicle Reporter

The long awaited season 2 of “On My Block” has finally been released on Netflix and everyone is raving about it. I decided to go around campus and ask some students to see how they felt about season two being out.

Daphne Gonzalez, 10th grade SAS student said, “I want to binge watch the show but I don’t want to wait a year for season three so I’m going to stretch episodes because the season is really good and funny.”

Maryjane Vielma, 12th grade SAS student said, “I’m going to binge watch the new season, I absolutely love this show. I can relate to the show a lot, and I’m sure many other people like my age can too.”

Jaylene Pitones, 9th grade PAM student said, “I am excited because the first season was good part can’t wait to see what’s next.”

Ali Dugally, 12th grade SAS student said, “The show represents real life situations that we experience in our daily, and that is why I feel it is worthy of my time. It is also interesting and fun to watch with my girl.”

If you have never seen the show, click here to watch the trailer for season one.

Season 2 trailer here.

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