What to binge for the next three months

Posted on May 14, 2020 by in Entertainment, Features

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Guadalupe Dominguez and Cristal Rincon

Chronicle Reporter and Website Editor

Are you looking for something new to watch? Does nothing catch your attention on Hulu and Netflix? Well we have narrowed down the best shows and movies to binge now that you have all the time in the world!

  1. Elite (Netflix): We might not be in school but the students at Las Encinas are. The teen drama set in Spain will keep you stuck to your streaming device with its drama and cliches.
  2. Gossip Girl (Netflix): For a longer running teen drama, with just as much scandal and heartache, watch Gossip Girl—where the lives of privileged upper class students gets turned upside down by a mysterious blogger by the name of ‘Gossip Girl’. 
  3. 9-1-1 (Hulu): The doors to the lives of first responders including fire fighters, police officers, and dispatchers are open during this series. From overcoming the loss of family and addiction to saving those affected by earthquakes, 9-1-1 tells the story of those who are there during emergencies.
  4. Becoming (Netflix): An intimate documentary that goes behind that scenes with former first lady Michelle Obama, as she goes on her inspiring book tour.
  5. Queer Eye (Netflix): Queer Eye has returned with four new seasons and the new Fab Five. The show which takes place in and around Atlanta follows the lifestyle makeovers of men and women. The Fab Five on this reboot include Jonathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Tan France, and Karamo Brown.
  6. A Quiet Place (Hulu): For anyone who’s a fan of horror or suspense, A Quiet Place is essential to watch. The plot revolves around a family trying to survive in a world overrun by creatures with an acute sense of hearing who hunt you if they hear you.
  7. Don’t F**k With Cats: Hunting and Internet Killer (Netflix): If you are looking for a docu-series to keep you on your toes Don’t F***k With Cats is your best choice. It follows the investigation and manhunt of Luka Magnotta, known for uploading the video titled 1 man 2 cats to Facebook. Watch at your own risk…. 
  8. Criminal Minds (Netflix): An elite squad of FBI profilers analyzes the country’s most-twisted criminal minds, anticipating the perpetrators’ next moves before they can strike again. 
  9. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Hulu): The show that should be on every sitcom fan’s watchlist, Brooklyn 99 is a police procedural comedy series following the detectives of the NYPD’s 99th precinct. 
  10. One Day at a Time (Netflix and Pop TV): Pop TV has brought back One Day at a Time after its cancellation on Netflix. The show follows the life of the Alvarez, a Cuban- American family living in Echo Park. Along with being culturally diverse it deals with issues like immigration, sexism, racism, and mental illness.

5 ways to stay productive at home

Posted on May 11, 2020 by in Entertainment, Features

5 ways to stay productive at home

Frida Larios
Opinion Editor

During quarantine, it’s easy to feel like you haven’t been doing much. Like a lot of people, I’ve been binge watching a lot of shows and staying in my room all day. After awhile, this can feel like a drag so here are some ways to start being productive.

Cooking- cooking can be scary for some people but if you want to kill time and learn something new, searching up a recipe to follow is the way to go. The possibilities are endless.

Go for a daily walk around your neighborhood- Going on walks can get your body moving without getting you extremely tired. The days are starting to get longer and the weather is getting nicer so it’s a perfect way to take advantage of it. Don’t forget your face mask.

Catch up on school work- This is pretty self explanatory. It’s really easy to fall behind during these times and catching up will lift a weight off your shoulders.

Start a new hobby- We have more time right now than we may ever have again. Its the perfect time to start something you’ve been thinking about doing for awhile. My new hobbies are cooking and planting.

Clean your room and home- Spring cleaning may be one of the best ways to stay productive and organized. It can be annoying to clean so much but you will thank yourself for it later on.

One more show to add to your must-watch list

Posted on May 4, 2020 by in Entertainment, Op-Ed

One more show to add to your must-watch list

Guadalupe Dominguez

Chronicle Reporter

The world may be at a halt but Netflix continues to entertain us with new releases. On Mon. April 27 the Netflix original created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher, Never Have I Ever, premiered worldwide. 

Never Have I Ever follows the life of Devi Vishwakumar, played by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, who is a first-generation Indian American attending high school in Southern California. Though Devi doesn’t have much to worry about when it comes to school, as she is a straight-A student, losing her virginity and climbing the social ladder at school becomes her obsession. While going through with her obsession she also tries to block out her father’s sudden death at her school concert which left her paralyzed from the waist down for weeks.

The show based on Mindy Kaling’s childhood did not disappoint. It was well casted with actors fitting the diverse characters. Never Have I Ever is not only relatable to first-generation Indian Americans but all children of immigrant parents. Like many first generations, there is a period in which we either deny or don’t appreciate our culture. The show also focuses on mental health and attending therapy, a known ‘tabu’ in immigrant culture. After finishing the show it is safe to say that everyone can somehow relate to one character, if it’s not Devi, there is Fabiola Torres who throughout the season struggles to come out to her parents, and Eleanor Wong whose mother left her twice throughout the season to pursue her acting career. From my point of view Never Have I Ever not only follows the life of Devi but also the life of every first-generation child of an immigrant.

If you are looking for a relatable teen drama, Never Have I Ever is definitely your best choice.

A shoutout to the Golden Age

Posted on May 4, 2020 by in Entertainment, Features, Op-Ed


America Flores-Hernandez
Chronicle Editor and Reporter

In Ryan Murphy’s new Netflix series “Hollywood”, viewers get a glimpse of the glamour and excitement that buzzed in the still growing Hollywood entertainment industry. Taking place post-WWII during the golden age of filmmaking, the story follows Jack Castello, a young army veteran who moves into Los Angeles with his expecting wife, hoping to make ends meet for his future family by participating as an extra in films made by ACE Studios, which is a call out to all the successful studios of the time period.

Alongside the Jack, the series follows the lives of other aspiring actors and filmmakers willing to do almost anything to make their showbiz dreams come true.

The show tackles both sides of the struggles a person would take on to survive and flourish in an industry that was not very accepting as it seemed. Alongside that the writers take into account issues that people in our everyday lives would face: understanding our needs, acceptance of sexuality, the slow validation of mental health, and learning how to believe in yourself when you think it’s you against the world.

From a personal perspective, I think it’s quite the time to be alive knowing that there’s a series that explores how Hollywood could have managed to create a film where even the most hopeless dreams became a reality when the person on the highest pedestal of the hierarchy of film entertainment understood the power of his and her privilege – and used it for something positive and uplifting.

With a diverse cast, stunning and accurate visuals, and as well as a thrilling plot, viewers should consider watching Hollywood as something to watch during this quarantine, given that the series’ plot at times makes us question the what-ifs of human ambition.

Keep Calm and Kahoot

Posted on April 28, 2020 by in Entertainment

Keep Calm and Kahoot

Are you going to be busy Friday, May 1st? We hope not, because we don’t want you to miss out on your chance to show what you know at Hollywood High’s Trivia Game of Kahoot! Be one of the first 100 students to play by joining your fellow Sheiks on Zoom at 12pm.

United At Home

Posted on April 20, 2020 by in Entertainment

United At Home

Henry Alquiza

Crimson Chronicle Reporter

With many artist doing stay at home concerts. David Guetta joined the ranks. But with a different style he did a live stream on Apr 18th in Miami atop of a pool balcony. With a way for fans to join in through the Zoom app and interact with the DJ. Not only did he perform he was fundraising for many organizations, and for every dollar that was donated he will match it. The organizations consisted of the World Health Organization, Feeding South Florida, Feeding America, and La Foundation des Hôpitaux de Paris. With concerts like these artist hope to help during these challenging times.

Enjoy a Quarantine Concert

Posted on April 16, 2020 by in Entertainment

Enjoy a Quarantine Concert

Cheyan Metcalfe Chronicle Reporter

Since many concerts around the world have been canceled due to the Coronavirus, many celebrities, such as Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams, and Jennifer Lopez, are having free virtual concerts to keep their fans entertained during the pandemic. This fantastic event is called “One World: Together at Home,” and will be streaming on Saturday, April 18 at 8 pm on streaming platforms such as ABC, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. The virtual concerts are an excellent idea for a lot of kids around the world who are dealing with isolation. Celebrities are also raising funds to support victims of COVID-19. It can be an inspiration for all high school students, especially for seniors who would be usually be preparing for graduation. It’s good to see that celebrities are still showing support and are finding creative ways to lift people’s spirits.

Mulan waits to be released

Posted on March 24, 2020 by in Entertainment

Mulan waits to be released

Kayla Kwak

Copy Editor

The live-action film that was scheduled to release on Mar 27, 2020, is based on Disney’s Mulan and follows a young Chinese maiden who disguises herself as a male warrior to serve in the Imperial Army instead of her ailing father.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Disney has postponed the release date of the live-action Mulan film and the date is yet to be announced.

The live-action film does not showcase all the characters and the plot does not completely follow the storyline of the 1988 Mulan animation.

“Mulan was my favorite “princess” movie,” said Jennifer Perez, NMA Senior.

There was controversy over the contents of the film because it does not include Mulan’s love interest, Li Shang. It also does not include Mushu as the sassy dragon that is portrayed in the animation but will be a realistic substitution of the character. There was greater backlash when it was announced that the movie will be replacing most of the original songs with instrumentals. 

Perez siad, “I am looking forward to the movie and watching it in theaters, despite it not having the original songs.”

International controversy was sparked when Yifei Liu (actress for Mulan) was accused of supporting police brutality. The hashtag #BoycottMulan started trending from her response to the riots in Hong Kong, China. Due to the controversy Liu was not present at the 2019 D23 Expo, where fans were given an exclusive sneak peek to the movie. 

The movie Mulan has gained a lot of media attention, both positive and negative, since late 2019 and is greatly anticipated.

After prom funtivites

Posted on March 21, 2020 by in Entertainment

After prom funtivites

Bertha Escobar Chronicle Reporter

With prom being postponed from April 3 to May 15, there is still a lot of time to plan on what to after prom later that night or the day after? And here we got you covered with the five top safest and funnest choices to choose from.

After prom, you will eventually get hungry at some point, so what better to go out and eat with all your friends. Many restaurants are open late near that area. Few restuarants are The Dragon and Meeple, Ihop, Wingstop, Mcdonald’s and many more. Second, if you want to continue the fun, attend an after party to make the best out of your senior night. Third, most students rather have sleepovers or a ‘friends night in’ to catch up with all the juicy gossip that happened at prom. Some fun activites to do inside are play games, eat snacks while watching a movie or play video games. Fourth, if you’re in for an adventure, gather your friends and head out to the beach, for a bonfire weekend. You could bring all types of snacks and listen to music. Fifth, a relaxing brunch is always necessary and its a nice way to start you spring break fun with your friends or family.  Always remember to clean after yourself, stay safe and have fun at prom. 

Animal Crossing New Horizons is available to play

Posted on March 20, 2020 by in Entertainment

Animal Crossing NH

Bani Rice

Chronicle Reporter

Animal Crossing new horizons are coming to stores near you on March 20, 2020. This new Animal Crossing game will be only available on Nintendo Switch and the price will go on for $60. For those who don’t know what Animal Crossing is, it can be described as a life simulator where the main goal is to just have fun. In this game, you can do various things such as invite friends over, build and decorate your house, and contribute to the economy of the village by providing paintings, fish, and fossils to the local museum.

This Animal Crossing is not a carbon copy of the other games from the franchise, it offers many new gameplay mechanics we have yet to see from Animal Crossing such as crafting your own tools from materials you gather from the island, digging up trees to replant them in a fitting spot, and lastly, seasons act more realistic. Victoria Salon a TCA senior said, “This game franchise has been a part of my life since childhood, and can’t wait to experience this new game first hand.” Make sure to pick this game up so you won’t miss out! 

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