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Runners go the Distance

Posted on March 25, 2019 by in Features

Senior Anthony Sales showing off his commemorative medal.

Chronicle Reporter

Kimberly Figueroa

Senior Anthony Sales showing off his commemorative medal.

The LA Marathon was highly anticipated by many. The marathon took place on Sunday March 24. The marathon is a 5k run and has a maximum duration time of six hours and thirty minutes, starting from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica. The top three runners received a commemorative award, and the rest of the runners receive a commemorative medal. Anthony Sales, a senior in TCA, participated in the marathon and described his thoughts towards the marathon.

“Once I finished the marathon, I felt very accomplished, yet tired. I struggled after mile twenty because that is when I felt my body starting to give up.”

The next marathon will take place on March 8, 2020. Make sure to sign up to participate in the 35th anniversary of the LA Marathon.

Cool off this spring with some boba tea

Posted on March 12, 2019 by in Features, Op-Ed

Boba from Mini Monster
Photo credit: Frida Larios
Boba from Mini Monster

Photo credit: Frida Larios

Frida Larios
Chronicle Reporter

With our clocks changed for daylight savings, it’s a sign that spring is approaching.

One of my favorite things to do during a sunny day is sip on a refreshing drink, but sometimes lemonade and Arizona teas get old so here are some great boba places to try near by.

1. It’s Boba Time
This boba shop is probably the most well known in Los Angeles because there are many locations including one down the street from our school. If you’re looking for just a quick drink of boba this is the place to go.
6660 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

2. Pearl’s Finest Teas
This fairly new boba shop is very well known for their creative drinks such as their Horchata Milk Tea, and Orange Yuzu which has an instagram-worthy look to it. It’s located right in the heart of Fairfax and is perfect for people looking for something different.
523 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90048

3. Mini Monster
Located in Citywalk, just take the red line from Hollywood and Highland to Universal City for this very unique and adorable boba shop. You can choose if you want your beverage in a regular plastic cup, or a giant glass light bulb which you can refill for half the price of whichever drink you want. You also get the option to put a flower crown on your drink or cotton candy.
1000 Universal Hollywood Dr Suite 143, Universal City, CA 91608

Take your first visit to The Last Bookstore

Posted on March 11, 2019 by in Features

453 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

This old bank turned to one of the city’s iconic spots to visit is The Last Bookstore. It is a treasure trove of all kinds of audiences, whether an avid fan of classical literature or someone looking for a graphic novel, this place outdoes itself by providing that and more.

Events such as book signings and stories occur regularly. The patience and enthusiasm of the employees when helping you search or choose out a book is extraordinary. Many of them are well-read themselves. The customers themselves will most likely recommend a title. An indoor coffee shop oozes the invigorating scent of warm coffee in the store, making the whole place feel homely as you explore their vinyl records.

Bird’s eye view of The Last Bookstore

They offer a combination of new and used books, both sold affordably. The labyrinth on the upper floor is dedicated to secondhand $1 books, many of them worthwhile titles. The old bank vault is repurposed to shelf the crime and horror novels. The upper floor is also recognized for its aesthetic value. It is prominent in social media. It is what teens know as “Instagramable”.

You can support the store whether that’d be through purchasing the books, selling your own (however, this requires an I.D.), bartering, and donating. It is easily accessible, only one train ride away. Get off on Pershing Square station, on Hill/5th street. and simply walk down 5th street for a block. There is only so much my words can describe this place, so go check it out in the near future.

An update to Women’s Day

Posted on March 8, 2019 by in Features

An update to Women's Day

Chronicle Reporter

Salma Rodriguez

Today we are celebrating International Women’s Day and to follow up on a previous story here’s an update. Hollywood High showed their support for women by handing out T-shirts at the Parent Center. In total there were 700 shirts passed out, donated by the Hollywood Neighborhood Council.

What are students doing to celebrate Women’s Day? Daphne Gonzalez, SAS, 10th grader said, “I will be donating to a charity that helps and supports women in any type of way, shape or form.”

Alessandra Mendez, PAM, 9th grader said, “I will be going to a parade for women’s day.”

Juan Gaytan, SAS, 9th grader said, “I’m going to be telling women how grateful I am to have them in my life and how they have such a huge impact on society.”

Celebrating Women’s Day

Posted on March 7, 2019 by in Features


Novalee Lopez

Chronicle Reporter

International Women’s Day is celebrated yearly on March 8. This day is for women everywhere and it is a holiday that women have rightfully earned after fighting for equal rights. This day should be spent celebrating any and all strong and empowered women that are in one’s life.

Hollywood High students are doing their part in celebrating International Women’s Day by wearing shirts to represent unity and empowerment. T-shirts are being passed out to all students to show the outstanding support we have for women. And in case you do not get the opportunity to receive a shirt, there are still things that can be done to show your support.

One example is going out to watch the new and anticipated marvel movie, “Captain Marvel”. This movie showcases a strong and empowered woman as the leading role, Brie Larson. It proves just how far not only women have come, but also how far respect towards women have come.

Come and visit the Los Angeles LGBT Center

Posted on March 1, 2019 by in Features

Come and visit the Los Angeles LGBT Center

Elissa Martinez

Chronicle Reporter

The LGBTQ+ club attended Models Of Pride Leadership Insitute on Mar. 1st. A group consisted of 20 students walked to Los Angeles LGBTQ center to experience a safe environment with informational content about the community.

The club got to meet staff, CAN Leaders, and students from other ten schools. They also had discussions and activities about rights that high school students have.

Lunch and snacks were given to the students. Surveys were given as well to make the student’s voices heard. Positivity and kindness was spread all day.

The Los Angeles LGBT Center is open everyday and welcomes anyone to come to visit and make a friend. There are seven center locations all around Los Angeles.

Prepare for senior project presentations

Posted on February 20, 2019 by in Features


Katie Adaya

Chronicle Reporter

With senior project presentations right around the corner, here are a few quick tips you might want to consider.

  1. Practice in front of an audience. You can try presenting in front of a group of friends, classmates, and/or teachers available during break or after school. If they give you feedback, make sure to consider making changes to improve your presentation.
  2. Time yourself. When practicing by yourself, try to keep a timer nearby. Pace yourself so that you won’t present too fast or too slow. Make sure you stay within the time range.
  3. Don’t sleep late the previous night. The day of the presentation, you want to look presentable. Make sure you get enough sleep the night before so you don’t stress or look tired that day. Also, you want to make sure you wake up earlier so you don’t oversleep or run late that day.
  4. Don’t stress about it. There’s no need to worry about it. You’ve been researching your topic throughout the year, so no need to overthink.
  5. Make sure you know your subject well. Prepare for questions to answer that day. Research any topic you think you’re missing just in case. Also, make sure to review your subject and presentations in case of any errors.

Embrace the day of love

Posted on February 13, 2019 by in Features

Romantic Dining

Yadira Romero

Chronicle Reporter

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and many people always have trouble deciding on what they should do. Many tend to not like Valentine’s Day because they don’t have someone to celebrate it with or because of bad memories, but it’s not about that. It’s the day to show your appreciation towards your loved ones whether they are your partners, friends, or family. Don’t limit yourself to others, it is the day where you can also show yourself some love. As the saying goes, self love is the best love. There are many activities you can do with yourself or with a friend. If you are unsure of what to do, here is a list of things:

  • Have a nice dinner/picnic with the one you love or yourself.

  • Make a sweet letter for your beloved/friend, which is more meaningful than you would think.
  • Go to the movies or stay in and check out a classic flick for a romantic day.
  • Bake something sweet such as heart shaped cookies or make chocolate covered strawberries.
  • Create a gift basket with all their favorite treats and items. For example, you can fill it up with their favorite movies and candy.

Celebrate the year of the pig this weekend

Posted on February 7, 2019 by in Features

Celebrate the year of the pig this weekend

Elvira Roman

Chronicle Reporter

The Chinese New Year is a celebration of the beginning of a new year according to the traditional Chinese calendar. This holiday is one of the world’s most popular festival and is celebrated in not only countries like Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Southeast Asia but also Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and other areas with a Chinese community. The New Year began on Feb. 5 and this year it is set to be the year of the pig.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year in Los Angeles by attending the Golden Dragon Parade and Chinese New Year Festival. This year is the 120th annual parade and festival in Chinatown. The parade takes place in Chinatown and begins in the evening. Floats, marching bands, and cultural groups, are a glimpse of what is to be expected.

For more information visit  http://www.lagoldendragonparade.com

Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Posted on February 6, 2019 by in Features

Celebrate Valentine's Day

Katie Adaya

Chronicle Reporter

Show your appreciation and love for friends, significant others, or any other loved one by celebrating Valentine’s Day with these two activities at Hollywood High.

Come and support LGBT Club on their annual Marriage Booth set-up on Feb. 14. You can purchase a $5 package. This package includes a polaroid picture taken at the booth, a certificate of “marriage” for each person, and two free ring pops. If you just want the polaroid picture taken, it will only cost $2.

Following that, leadership will be selling Valentine grams in the quad during lunch for only $5. These grams include a mug, a small teddy bear, chocolate, and a note. They will continue to sell them through Feb. 11. On Feb. 14, these grams will be sent during first and fourth period to the recipient.

Make sure to buy these grams before time runs out and stop by the marriage booth to create some unforgettable memories.

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