August 11, 2020

Hollywood Protesters March on Walk of Fame

Posted on June 11, 2020 by in News

Hollywood Protesters March on Walk of Fame

By: Alexander Oppenheimer, Crimson Chronicle Reporter

This past week there have been riots and protests all across the country but recently there were protests in our schools neighborhood right on Hollywood Blvd and around our school on sunset as well. Luckily, all of these protests were peaceful and no rioting or looting began. There were police watchers on top of buildings and hundreds of police officers in the streets to keep the protesters calm. For those who may not know, on May 25th, 2020 an unarmed black man was killed by Derek Chauvin, a police officer in Minneapolis. After years of having unarmed black Americans being killed by police officers and no one getting any justice or very little justice, the community has had it and felt it was time to really speak up and get their voices noticed. These peaceful protests have gone south in some instances though. Looting and rioting has broken out at some protests and many people have mixed feelings about this but it is getting the media’s attention and bringing attention to the main issue of black oppression in corrupt police forces.

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HHS sophomore tells her life story and wins third place

Posted on June 11, 2020 by in News

HHS sophomore tells her life story and wins third place

Melisa Lovos

Crimson Chronicle

The Rotary Club Speech Contest is a global leadership and service organization that is a part of the “Rotary Club Pageant of Arts.” It connects the world with the theme, “a positive solution to life’s challenges.”  Khadija Habib, TCA sophomore, is the only student in Hollywood High who competed in the speech section of the contest and won third place, receiving an award and the cash price of $250.

The contest, which includes speech, dance, art and music, was originally scheduled on March 14 at Loyola Marymount University. It was rescheduled due to COVID 19 and took place through Zoom. In the near future, some of the speeches will be uploaded onto YouTube for a display of their hard work. 

With the help of her English Language Development teacher, Casey Klein, Khadija wrote her speech, and together they edited, worked on eye contact, voice volume, and body language. She would stay after school, and due to the pandemic, had to adjust to the new virtual methods. 

“I am so proud of Khadija. Her work ethic, drive, dedication, and commitment to her goals is inspiring,” said Klein. “She has an incredible story, and I feel fortunate that she was in my class this year. There is no doubt in my mind that she is going to make a positive impact on this world.” Klein, along with many other HHS teachers, counselors, and administrators joined the Zoom conference to support Khadija as she gave her speech. 

Khadija received help from her family and with her hard work and growth in the English language, she became fearless reciting her speech. Although they weren’t focused on winning or losing, they all worked hard to show what she was capable of, focusing on her culture, the importance of education, and her life- all in one story. In her speech, she explains her life born and raised in Afghanistan, and the positive change that moving to the U.S brought her, academically, as she now has many more opportunities than she could dream of.

“I thank my father, my mother, my brother, and my teacher Ms. Casey Klein for helping me through this journey. I am so proud that I am a part of Habib’s family,” said Khadija.

Promoting conservation through art contest

Posted on May 30, 2020 by in News

Promoting conservation through art contest

Cristal Rincon

Website Editor

The results are in for the six students who won awards in the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Student Poster Contest. 

The LA Times in Education partnered with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to create a contest where students were to submit original artwork illustrating how everyone can do their part to conserve water and energy. 

Any student in Los Angeles, from 4th grade all the way to 12th grade, was eligible to participate. Each entry had to include illustrations of how Los Angeles can conserve water and/or energy, accompanied by an original slogan. 

For the students of Boriana Iamboliyski’s art class, these illustrations were part of an assignment. While submitting their work to the contest was just an additional option.

After entering the contest without any expectations of winning, Ingrid Muñiz, SAS Junior, was surprised to receive third place in the 11th grade category. Her artwork featured a prime example of what Angelenos can do to preserve water: turning off the faucet when brushing your teeth. It showed two situations, one where the person hadn’t turned the water off, and one where they had, with a slogan that read, “Little things matter too.” 

“We all have to work together to conserve water and evergy because those are things we all use everyday,” said Ingrid. “This contest is just a little thing that we can do to help spread the word.” 

The following students also placed in the contest:

  • Jonathan Lopez has won first place in the 12th grade category.
  • Rachel Fadersaer has won second place in the 12th grade category.
  • Emy Rodriguez has won third place in the 12th grade category.
  • Ashley Palacios has won second place in the 11th grade category.
  • Ingrid Muñiz has won third place in the 11th grade category.
  • Diego Palacios has won third place in the 9th grade category.

The prizes awarded for winning vary depending on placement. Due to school closures and state requirements, the luncheon ceremony to celebrate the winners will not be held this year. Instead, students who won will be directly mailed their awards.

Hollywood Bowl cancels 2020 season

Posted on May 14, 2020 by in News


Nayeli Alviar

Photo Editor

Stay at home orders extended

Posted on May 13, 2020 by in News

Stay at home orders extended

Julia Rouillard

Chronicle Reporter

It was announced on May 12 that stay at home orders would be extended until late July depending on how things go. Stay at home orders were supposed to be lifted on May 15 but to be safer Public Health officials have pushed it back.

For the next 3 months they will slowly be lifting few restrictions to have more activities and more businesses to open. For that to happen LA county has to maintain the standard of deaths stopping in the last 14 days and no more than one case per 10,000 residents in the same period, so far no county has met these standards.

Some people are saying that this is a good thing because if the stay at home order is lifted to quickly then there could be a second wave of infections. “I think it’s fine that the LA county is extending the stay at home order because it will benefit everyone by being a lot safer.”, says sophomore Miguel Herrera.

Los Angeles beaches now open to the public

Posted on May 12, 2020 by in News

Los Angeles beaches now  open to the public

Maria Hernandez

Chronicle Reporter

Students pick new ASB cabinet

Posted on April 24, 2020 by in News


Bani Rice

Chronicle Reporter

As the semester slowly inches it’s way to the finishing point ASB leadership had decided it would be time to elect who would be the new cabinet members. It had been announced on April 20 that leadership’s new president would be Francine Olpoc, the new Vice President is Alyssa Cabahug, the new secretary is Joseph Shin, and lastly Sean Cayetano the new treasure.

When interviewing Francine Olpoc she said, ” I’m very excited for the upcoming year, let’s make memorable memories together!” We can’t wait to see what these new cabinet members offer to the development of Hollywood!!

Los Angeles residents can now apply for Angeleno Card

Posted on April 16, 2020 by in News

Los Angeles residents can now apply for Angeleno Card

Chronicle Reporter

Maria Hernandez

On Tuesday, LA city mayor, Eric Garcetti, announced that Los Angeles residents would be able to apply for an Angeleno Card. The Angeleno Card is a debit card that will provide anything from $700-$1500. This program is intended for low-income families affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. 

 “I’m glad that our mayor is doing his best in helping all of us during these terrible times. It makes me feel better because he is showing how much he cares about us” said Ashley Hernandez, SAS, Freshman 

 To be eligible a resident must meet all the requirements listed on the Angeleno card website,

  Some of the requirements are:

  • Applicants must live in the city of Los Angeles 
  • Household income below the federal poverty level prior to the COVID-19 crisis 
  • Reduction in income by 50%

 The cards will be available to anyone eligible regardless of their citizenship. 

To apply visit and fill out all the information needed or call 213-252-3040. The deadline for this application is April 16, 4:30 pm. 

People who apply and don’t receive a card will be kept on a waiting list. 

The AP Exams are here

Posted on April 16, 2020 by in Announcements, News

The AP Exams are here

Guadalupe Dominguez Trujillo

Chronicle Reporter

LAUSD’s Superintendent Austin Beautner has announced that all schools are to remain closed until health officials decide that it is safe for us to come back. With that being the situation across the nation, College Board has released a new AP testing schedule. If students feel like they are not ready to take the exam the weeks of May 11th and May 18th they can make up for it the week of June 5th.

College Board has cut down all exams to 45 minutes as students will only be given the Free Response portion of the test. Students have two options when it comes to completing the exam. The first option is to type it and submit it using any device that has an internet connection. The second option is to handwrite it, take a picture of it, and submit it using any device that has an internet connection. College Board is recommending students to sign in to their account 30 minutes before the testing time in order to have time to work out any technology-related issues.

If you do not have a device to take and submit your exams, College Board will provide you with one as long as you fill the following form by April 24, 2020:Device Request Form.

The following charts are the testing dates and times for this year’s AP exams.

AP Exams Dates and Times

Exam Start Times(PDT)       9:00 a.m       11:00 a.m.              1:00 p.m.
Mon, May 11Physics C: MechanicsPhysics C: Electricity and MagnetismUnited States Government and Politics
Tues, May 12LatinCalculus ABCalculus BCHuman Geography
Wed, May 13Physics 2: Algebra-BasedEnglish Literature and CompositionEuropean History
Thurs, May 14Spanish Literature and CultureChemistryPhysics 1: Algebra-Based
Fri, May 15Art HistoryUnited States HistoryComputer Science A
Mon, May 18Chinese Language and CultureBiologyEnvironmental Science
Tues, May 19Music TheoryPsychologyJapanese Language and CultureItalian Language and Culture
Wed, May 20German Language and CultureEnglish Language and CompositionMicroeconomics
Thurs, May 21French Language and CultureWorld History: ModernMacroeconomics
Fri, May 22Comparative Government and PoliticsStatisticsSpanish Language and Culture

Makeup AP Exam Dates and Time

Exam Start Times(PDT)          9:00 a.m.
          11:00 a.m.
        1:00 p.m.
Mon, June 1United States Government and PoliticsPhysics C: MechanicsHuman GeographyPhysics C: Electricity and MagnetismCalculus ABCalculus BCLatin
Tues, June 2English Literature and CompositionSpanish Literature and CulturePhysics 1: Algebra-BasedEuropean HistoryChemistryPhysics 2: Algebra-Based
Wed, June 3United States HistoryChinese Language and CultureEnvironmental ScienceComputer Science ABiology
Art History
Thurs, June 4World History: ModernMacroeconomicsSpanish Language and CultureComparative Government and PoliticsStatisticsFrench Language and Culture
Fri, June 5English Language and CompositionGerman Language and CultureJapanese Language and CultureItalian Language and CultureMicroeconomicsPsychologyMusic Theory


Updated AP Exam Schedule: AP Exam Schedule 2020

Updated Makeup AP Exam Schedule: Makeup AP Exam Schedule 2020

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Adjusting to the new semester

Posted on April 12, 2020 by in News

Adjusting to the new semester

Julia Rouillard

Chronicle Reporter

Under the circumstances of COVID-19 the rest of the school year will be held through online classes and some students find this quite difficult. Since starting online classes some students are falling behind and are having a hard time focusing.

Being at home can either be a positive or a negative for some students, some enjoy being able to do work at home but others don’t see the point or have motivation. Usually for most students being at home is their place to relax and being at school is to learn so with this the don’t feel like doing their work or they get distracted to easily while trying to do work.

“I feel like online classes aren’t really doing much because not everyone is in them and it’s just a little weird to me to even be in one. I’m not really doing the work because to be honest the teachers really give a lot of work and just doesn’t make sense to me, like why are they giving work if there is a whole pandemic going on.” says sophomore, Yahir Martinez.

While other students think this is beneficial like sophomore Marvin Centeno, “The online classes are the best thing we can do in this unfortunate situation. It’s important that we stay mentally active so we don’t fall too far behind. I am dealing with the work as it goes because I honestly have nothing better to do. It’s a good way to pass time.”

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