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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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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.

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.

Dancers Perform a Show to Remember

Posted on March 11, 2019 by in Entertainment


Kimberly Figueroa

Chronicle Reporter

Dancers in Ms.Goldshein’s classes prepared all semester for the highly anticipated dance show on March 9, 10, and 11. They dedicated long and tiring hours of rehearsals to perfect each piece. Last week, dancers stayed at school rehearsing until 7 P.M.

“Practices were very tiring and long. I feel as if it was worth it because we put on a great show at the end of the day” said senior Michelle Munera.

This semester’s show was named “Elegance in Motion” and featured a variety of pieces, such as contemporary and modern styles of dancing. As I attended the show on Friday, I was very impressed with the way the dances came out and it all looked very professional. The lights in the background also gave the dances a very visually pleasing effect. The dance show was definitely one to remember.

Ms.Goldshein’s Advanced Dance Ensemble. Picture Credits: Kimberly Figueroa

Prepare yourself for the Oscars

Posted on February 15, 2019 by in Entertainment

Prepare yourself for the Oscars

Chronicle Reporter

Salma Rodriguez

The long awaited award show, the Oscars, is just around the corner with only 9 days left before it airs on live television. The Oscars awards actors and actresses for their on screen performances so be ready Feb 24 at 5 pm PST, to see your favorite celebrities come together to celebrate and gain recognition for their hard work and accomplishments.

The nominees you should expect for best picture are; Black Panther, Blackkklansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, Green Book, Roma, A Star is Born, and Vice. For actor in a leading role; Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Willem Dafoe, Rami Malek, and Viggo Mortensen, have been nominated. The nominated actresses for leading role are; Yalitza Aparicio, Glenn Close, Olivia Colman, Lady Gaga, and Melissa McCarthy. Actors Mahershala Ali, Adam Driver, Sam Elliott, Richard E. Grant, Sam Rockwell were all nominated for actor in a supporting role. The actresses that can possibly be taking home the award for actress in supporting role are; Amy Adams, Marina de Tavira, Regina King, Emma Stone, or Rachel Weisz. Last but not least, the nominees for animated feature film are; Incredibles 2, Isle of Dogs, Mirai, Ralph Breaks the Internet, and Spider-man: Into the Spider Verse.

Highlights from the 61st Grammy Awards

Posted on February 10, 2019 by in Entertainment

Highlights from the 61st Grammy Awards

Maria Alfaro

Chronicle Reporter

Childish Gambino was awarded four Grammys including record of the year for “This Is America.” Unfortunately, he was not present to collect his awards. The 61st Grammy Awards was hosted by Alicia Keys on Feb.10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Many artist were recognized in one of the 84 categories. Females dominated the ceremony, winning for the first time, and some even made history.

The night started off with Camila Cabello who performed “Havana” along with Ricky Martin, J Balvin, and Young Thug. After this came host, Alicia Keys, on stage with four other women introducing them as her sisters. The “sisters” were Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Michelle Obama, and Jennifer Lopez, who each gave a speech about how music has inspired and helped them throughout their lives. Many people were excited upon seeing Michelle Obama, erupting in applauses. She shared how music helps “us share ourselves, our dignity and sorrows, our hopes and joys.” The first award was awarded to Lady Gaga for best pop duo/ group performance, for “Shallow” with her partner, Bradley Cooper, from their movie “A Star Is Born.” Later into the night she was awarded for best pop solo performance, “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?).”

Many women were awarded during the ceremony. Cardi B was the first female solo artist to win for be rap album “Invasion Of Privacy.” Not only was she the first woman, but it was her first Grammy of her career. Kacey Musgrave won four awards including album of the year for “Golden Hour.” Ariana Grande won her first Grammy for best pop vocals for “Sweetener,” but was not present to collect her award. Women weren’t the only ones who were awarded, men such as Drake and Childish Gambino took home a Grammy award. Drake was awarded for best rap song “God’s Plan” and gave a speech about how people don’t need an award to know that they have won or to measure their success.

The night progressed with many more awards. Dua Lipa won for best new artist and threw shade at Recording Academy President Neil Portnow after he criticized women last year saying they needed to step it up if they wanted more women to be nominated. Among the nominated, “This is America” (Childish Gambino) was the winner for record of the year and song of the year. Donald Glover made history at the Grammy awards despite not being there. Album of the year went to “Golden Hour” (Kacey Musgraves). The best score soundtrack for visual media went to “Black Panther.” The night was memorable for many artist who got the chance to leave their mark.

For the list of all the winners and nominations:


Golden Globe nominations to look out for

Posted on December 7, 2018 by in Entertainment, Uncategorized

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Elvira Roman

Chronicle Reporter

The Golden Globe Awards are to be hosted on Jan. 6 by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg, who have both won a golden globe award. The nominations were announced on Thursday morning. Glenn Close (“The Wife”), Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”), Nicole Kidman (“Destroyer”), Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”), and Rosamund Pike (“A Private War”) were nominated for best actress in a motion picture.

Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”), Willem Dafoe (“At Eternity’s Gate”), Lucas Hedges (“Boy Erased”), Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”), and John David Washington (“BlacKkKlansman”) nominated for best actor in a motion picture. Here are some of the nominations for Best Picture

Best Motion Picture – Drama

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“Black Panther”

T’Challa also known as the Black Panther, has to be a king for the very advanced kingdom of Wakanda after his father was murdered. Wakanda uses vibranium to develop advanced technology for their kingdom only, but to outsiders they are known for being a third world country. T’Challa faces problems as king as an intruder tries to overrule him and take control of Wakanda.

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This movie is based on a true story of Ron Stallworth, who is is hired as the first black police officer in the Colorado police department. He successfully joins a local KKK branch to prove his worth to the Colorado Springs Police Department with the help of his Jewish friend.

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“Bohemian Rhapsody”

Bohemian Rhapsody is based on the real life events, accomplishments, and problems Freddie Mercury faced while in the band Queen. This movie follows the band in the years that lead to their iconic appearance at the Live Aid concert which happened in 1985.

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“If Beale Street Could Talk”

In 1970, 22-year-old Fonny and 19-year-old Tish are in love and planning their life together. Tish’s dream life doesn’t work out when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit.

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“A Star Is Born”

In Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut he stars alongside Lady Gaga as a couple of musicians who found each other when they needed it. Bradley Cooper’s character ,Jackson, is a country singer who is an alcoholic and meets a struggling singer Ally.  They fall in love and have hardships because as Ally’s career rises, Jackson’s career falls.


Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

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“Crazy Rich Asians”

Based on the best selling novel by Kevin Kwan, Nick Young and Rachel Chu are brought to life. Nick Young and Rachel Chu are dating and they go to Singapore for wedding and to meet Nick’s family. Rachel finds out he is crazy rich. Family is bump in the road for their relationship.

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“The Favourite”

In the early 18th century, England’s Queen Anne has the throne and her very close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead. However, when a new servant by the name of Abigail arrives, her charm is noticed by Lady Sarah. Sarah then takes Abigail under her wing and prepares her to be the Queen’s companion.

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“Green Book”

Dr. Don Shirley is a very talented African-American pianist who is going to go on a concert tour in 1962. Shirley needs a driver and someone who will protect him. He recruits Tony Lip, avery tough bouncer from the Bronx and the two develop an unexpected friendship.

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“Mary Poppins Returns”

Emily Blunt will be the new Mary Poppins and she is back to take care of the Bank’s kids. This will be Lin Manuel Miranda’s first main role in a big film. Dick Van Dyke will make a cameo and as well as Meryl Streep.

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Christian Bale will play Dick Cheney. This film is about Gov. George W. Bush of Texas picks Dick Cheney to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. When Bush becomes victorious, Cheney uses his newfound power to help reshape the country and the world. Steve Carell, Amy Adams, and Steve Rockwell will star alongside Christian Bale.

For the list of all nominations, check https://variety.com/2018/film/news/golden-globe-nominations-2019-1203082075/amp/

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