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Honoring the dead

Posted on October 26, 2018 by in Features

Honoring the dead

Sidney Gonzalez

Chronicle Reporter

Hollywood Forever cemetery will be hosting a Día de los Muertos celebration .

This year’s event will focus around the mother of the moon, stars, and sun, Aztec goddess, Coatlicue. She is the representation of both the womb and death, creating life and welcoming those being to Death later on.

The event, celebrating the Mexican traditions of honoring the dead will take place Oct. 27 from noon to midnight. General admission is $25 and seniors and children under 4 are free until 4 p.m. The event will have street vendors from around Los Angeles, and will also offer traditional Mexican food. Arts and crafts vendors will also be scattered throughout. Make sure to come dressed in your best Day of the Dead attire, because there will be a costume contest. Altars built by families to honor loved ones will be featured throughout the cemetery, which will be judged and awarded prizes. A ceremonial procession will present Aztec blessings and more from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

A focal point of the event will be the performances. There are 5 different stages and throughout the day have many different theatrical as well as musical performances. All day round, Aztec ritual dances will be taking place with dancers dressed fully in traditional costumes. There will also be smaller performances such as Metralleta de Oro, Ballet Eterna Juventud, Los Coyotitos, and many others including Panteón Rococó.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

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DIY spookfest

Posted on October 24, 2018 by in Features

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Novalee Lopez

Chronicle Reporter

Its spooky season, which means pumpkin patches, horror nights, and any other spooky activity. Now for those who are more laid back, for those who don’t want pay for horror nights or who don’t like pumpkin patches, here’s a list of the top 3 spooktacular movies.

1. Hocus Pocus

This movie is a classic, every year ABC Family does their 13 nights of Halloween, and every year Hocus Pocus is always featured.

2. Halloweentown

This movie will put anyone in their childhood feels. Personally, this is one of my favorite Disney Halloween movie, it definitely puts me in a very spooky mood.

3. Halloween (the series)

This is for all the people who love scary movies. The ones who prefer actually getting scared, this series is definitley binge worthy.

4. Jigsaw (the series)

This movie series is definitely binge worthy. It is more of a gruesome type of movie, it is based around a game of torture.

5. The Nightmare Before Christmas

Another Halloween classic. This movie can put you in both a spooky mood and Christmas mood, it’s for those who are all about Halloween but also can not wait till Christmas.

Pizza Experience in Los Angeles for all pizza lovers

Posted on October 18, 2018 by in Features


Elvira Roman

Chronicle Reporter

      Pizza lovers, Los Angeles is having a multi-sensory pop-up museum dedicated to pizza. The Pizza Experience will last from Oct. 1,2018 until Jan. 29,2019. General admission is $30 and children under 3 are free.

      The Pizza Experience has many rooms with opportunities to take pictures. Some of the rooms included in the website are the Pizza Night Club. Pizza Graffiti, Pizza Fitness Center, Pizza Heaven, Pizza Gallery and more. The museum also gives people free pizza at the end of the tour and other pizza flavored snacks.Gluten free and cauliflower pizza are also given.

      To buy tickets, you can buy them directly from the website but walk-ins are also an option. The address for this museum is 129 N. Raymond Ave.Pasadena CA 91103.

Halloween screenings at El Capitan Theatre

Posted on October 16, 2018 by in Features


Cristal Rincon

Chronicle Reporter

El Capitan Theatre is celebrating their Spooktacular 25th Anniversary by showcasing two Halloween film favorites throughout the month of October. The two featured films are Disney classics, “Hocus Pocus” and Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”.

Both are going to be shown in 3D with interactive 4D sensory effects such as scents, lights, wind, fog, and more. Guests will have special photo opportunities with props from both movies that will be on display before and after each showing. Along with this, the theatre will also be hosting costume contests and surprises on the opening nights of both movies, as a way to usher in the Halloween season.

Hocus Pocus is going to be showcased Oct. 11 through Oct. 21, while The Nightmare Before Christmas is going to be showcased Oct. 22 through Oct. 31. Daily showtimes for both movies are 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 9:45 p.m., along with 10:00 a.m. screenings only on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are on sale now, available at the El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Blvd or online.


Enjoy a Fall Night with Street Food Cinema

Posted on October 11, 2018 by in Features


Salma Rodriguez

Chronicle Reporter

Street Food Cinema is a family event that includes street food, music, and outdoor movies. Starting from Oct. 13 this event will show movies throughout the month of different genres and generations.

The movies you should expect to see start off on the first day of this event is the classic horror film of 1963; Halloween. Then towards the end of the month, the event will come close to an end with the showing of one of the newest family loved disney movies; Coco on Oct. 20. This day will be most special because the latino community will be able to watch the movie in Spanish with their friends and family and even enjoy some traditional latin dancing.

This event can be enjoyed throughout different parts of Los Angeles such as Downtown, Culver City, Glendale, Hollywood, Griffith Park, and Universal City. General admission for adult is $17 and for children between ages through 6-11 it is $6. The diverse environment provided by the Street Food Cinema welcomes everyone.

Seniors say farewell to Friday night lights

Posted on October 11, 2018 by in Features

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Novalee Lopez

Chronicle Reporter

For many athletes at Hollywood High this Friday is a night that most if not all look forward too. Friday, Oct. 19 is Senior Night, where the school recognizes all seniors in football, cheer, band and dance guard, or what we call Spirit Squad. The school invites the seniors family and loved ones to walk their senior down the field, take photos and even bring their senior flowers or a gift. Senior Night is a tradition that we have participated in for years and it’s one that shouldn’t go unappreciated.

This year football will be playing Mendez High school, which some football players seem to be very confident about getting us this win. Majority of the defense line are seniors, so making this last year as memorable as possible is significant. Our schools leadership staff has made it their responsibility to ensure that this Senior Night runs as smooth as possible. Leadership has even made bows out of big red posters that seniors on the cheer team can take as a keep safe.  All in all this Senior Night should be one for the books. 


2018 Fall Book Recommendations

Posted on October 8, 2018 by in Features


America Flores-Hernandez

Chronicle Reporter

From amazing female detectives to solemn narrators that twist and turn stories, this list consists of selections from the mystery/thriller genre that are bound to leave you hanging from the edge. The following are based on this seasons “on the rise” reads. Publishers’ descriptions included below.

The Cuckoo’s Calling – by Robert Galbraith

A brilliant debut mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel’s suicide. You may think you know detectives, but you’ve never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you’ve never seen them under an investigation like this. Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

A Is For Alibi – by Sue Grafton

When Laurence Fife was murdered, few mourned his passing. A prominent divorce attorney with a reputation for single-minded ruthlessness on behalf of his clients, Fife was also rumored to be a dedicated philanderer. Plenty of people in the picturesque southern California town of Santa Teresa had a reason to want him dead. Including, thought the cops, his young and beautiful wife, Nikki. With motive, access, and opportunity, Nikki was their number-one suspect. The jury thought so, too.

Call Me Princess – by Sara Blaedel

An online flirtation can have horrific consequences, as Detective Inspector Louise Rick discovers when she is called to an idyllic Copenhagen neighborhood where a young woman has been left bound and gagged after a profoundly brutal attack. But then a new victim is found–dead this time–and the case becomes even more complex when Susanne attempts suicide. From scanning seemingly innocent singles’ profiles to exploring a digital window on the city’s dark and dangerous nightlife, to understanding a troubled mother-daughter relationship, Louise races to uncover the shocking truth behind the crimes.

SAT: Giving You Test Day Tips

Posted on October 8, 2018 by in Features

SAT: Giving You Test Day Tips

by Randy Suarez-Franco

 This past Saturday, I strolled over to take my SAT at CSULA. Grabbed everything that I needed, got there earlier than I anticipated, breakfast eaten and all. ‘This is going great!” I thought. It’s not going to go great.

I prepared my admission ticket, and once my turn to present it, I was asked for a school I.D.

“…I forgot my I.D.? How could I forget that?”

I wasn’t allowed in.

“Call College Board and ask to reschedule, sorry.” Ouch.

My parents are gone.

I have no way back. My phone is dead.

I walk eight miles back home.

Here’s some tips to not end up in my shoes:


Bring all of your stuff! This includes:

          → wooden HB pencil and eraser

          → a timekeeper (no, not an iWatch)

          some schools cover the clock; that’s stressful.

          → snacks and water (But don’t eat snacks in the testing room)

          → admission ticket (print it from College Board)

          → school I.D. (even if you don’t love your picture)

          → Your phone (to call, text, and not cheat)


          → When choosing a testing center, prioritize proximity, even if you take preference somewhere else.

          → Use Google maps. Just do it. It’ll make your life easier. LA traffic sucks.

          → Get there around 8:30, to have enough time to find the room you’re testing in; there are multiple, and are separated alphabetically and by whether you’re taking it with the essay portion included or not.

          → Set an alarm or reminder to wake up with well over time to get up and ready.

*If you need to know the dates for your exams, you can find them here:

Please sleep enough before your test day, eat a good breakfast, use the restroom before going in (even if you don’t need to), and wear your seatbelts (insert outdated laughtrack here). These are the tips I have for you today! Hope you studied for the exam (you can use Khan Academy) and good luck! And don’t get lost like me!

(if you do get lost, it’s not the end of the world, contact them at 1 (866) 630-9305.)

Come Celebrate Korean Culture

Posted on October 4, 2018 by in Features

Come Celebrate Korean Culture

Sidney Gonzalez

Chronicle Reporter

Koreatown will be bringing the cultural vibrancy this week with it’s 45th festival.

The LA Koreatown Festival will be running from Oct. 4 to Oct. 7 at Seoul International Park. Get a taste of Korea with vendors selling foods such as Mung Bean pancakes, Korean BBQ, rice cakes, and many more delicious foods. There will also be vendors with traditional Korean crafts, K-beauty products, and other Korean goods. Admission is free for the event, but there are also paid performances you can attend. Experience a new culture through this annual festival and be sure to have a good time. Performance tickets can be purchased online and all performances will be from 8-9 p.m.

Performance information and the address will be below.

Oct. 5- KSHMR ft. Verbal Jint and Bumkey

Oct. 6- DEAN ft. SAAY and Rad Museum

3250 San Marino St, Los Angeles, CA 90006

Prepare for Finals Week

Posted on May 29, 2018 by in Features

Prepare for Finals Week

Katie Adaya

Chronicle Reporter

With finals coming up soon, students tend to stress out and panic. Here are a few tips on how to stay organized and prepare for finals week:

  • Ask questions

Being uncertain on a certain chapter, lesson, or subject is not a good sign. Instead of being shy or embarrassed, ask for help on that specific part of the lesson to help improve the overall outcome of the final grade.

  • Create a study group

Studying with a group of friends or peers can help one study better. Make sure to choose wisely on who to study with because some people tend to get off topic, which makes it harder to grasp the information. However, that does not mean that studying can’t be fun or that breaks are not allowed. As long as the work gets done, that is all that matters.

  • Have a study schedule

Time is precious, so make sure to make time to study. Plan a schedule that works around your schedule and actually do it. Also, try methods that work with your own learning abilities. Some people are visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learners. Try studying in a setting that’s most comfortable. Most people prefer quieter places such as libraries or coffee shops, whereas others prefer a louder background.

  • Get enough rest

Studying is very important, but getting enough sleep is as well. Staying up all night doesn’t help anyone. It can really drain away their energy. Instead, split the study sessions per day to avoid pulling an all-nighter the day before.

  • Eat healthy

Nutrition is a necessity. Make sure to eat a healthy meal that will allow you to concentrate when studying. Also, do not forget to eat something nutritious the day of finals.

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