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Wildfires are Consuming CA

Posted on October 30, 2019 by in News

Wildfires are Consuming CA

Jasmin Kim
Copy Editor

Wildfires are plaguing California yet again. It seems to be becoming a trend for California to have big wildfires around this time of the year. Many fires are burning in different areas of California.

The most recent fire is the one in Simi Valley and the Getty Fire in Los Angeles. Many fires have barely been contained and have driven many people out of their homes. Thankfully, there have been no fatalities caused by the wildfires.

The strong winds have fueled the fires and caused even more to erupt. Emergency evacuations have taken place and power has been cut in some counties to prevent any more blazes. The smoke and heat have put many people in danger, including LAUSD students.

Many students have had to temporarily move away from their homes and can not attend school. Schools have been canceled or postponed in relation to the fire. Some colleges have even delayed their early decision and early action applications.

Blood drive saving lives one student at a time!

Posted on October 29, 2019 by in News

Blood drive saving lives one student at a time!

Julius Joseph

Chronicle Reporter

Hollywood Highs annual blood drive is here at Hollywood. Donating your blood is said to save up to two or three lives!

You have two donation choices. The normal donation, and the power red donation. Power red extracts certain nutrients from your blood, then returns what they is not taken. Cristal Roblero, the leadership captain, says that you may receive “Peanut butter and Jelly sandwiches, cookies, water, juice, and a blood drive shirt” after donating.

But why do we do the blood drive? Cristal Roblero says, “We are helping our community because of all the disasters going on.”

Key Club starts to sell hot cocoa at football games

Posted on October 23, 2019 by in News

Key Club starts to sell hot cocoa at football games

Bani Rice

Chronicle Reporter

This coming football game Key Club intends to keep the sales going from last week with the hot cocoa. They sell hot cocoa for $2 dollars a cup which includes mini marshmallows.

“We are planning on not just selling during football season but at all the sports games, said PAM senior JohVonne Roberts, president of Key Club.

The cocoa is sold between 6-10 pm and is located right next to the concession stand.

“Last week’s sale was very successful and we hope to keep up the good work,” said SAS senior Emelie Recinos.

Key Club is a school program whose vision is to help students get their public service hours and let them practice their communication skills with public speaking. If you are interested in joining, meetings are every Wednesday.

Journalism visits LACMA

Posted on October 18, 2019 by in News

Journalism visits LACMA

Janet Gonzalez

Chronicle Reporter

Journalism and AP English Language students took a field trip Thursday to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to visit a new exhibition, Thomas Joshua Cooper: The World’s Edge. This special exhibit consists of years of landscape photography that he has captured from the farthest locations in the world, including Antartica, South Africa and Norway.

The classes discussed and did writing/drawing exercises that really seemed to help the students take in the beautiful scenes in the photos. Some of the photographs showcased are “The Atlas of Emptiness and Extremity, The World’s Edge, the Atlantic Basin Project” which he first embarked upon in 1987. For each location he traveled to he would take only on photograph using an old-fashioned box camera. He only developed the photo after he returned home.

I would recommend going to go visit the exhibition. Students 17 and under can get a free membership to LACMA through their NexGenLA program. Sign up at the museum and bring a guest for free.

College Fair Wednesday

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in News

College Fair Wednesday

Isaac Mendez

Chronicle Reporter

Some 31 colleges, including UC Berkeley, SMC, LACC, and West LA College visited campus today for a college fair while ninth through eleventh graders took the PSAT.

Colleges representatives informed seniors about their school and resources they provide. The fair helped students differentiate each college and what they provide for the student. This showed which college may best suit a student.

What’s up JROTC?

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in News

What's up JROTC?

Julius Joseph

Chronicle Reporter

With JROTC back in action, what have they been up to?

“Just going through basics..learning about jrotc, its objective, leadership traits, as well as learning about ourselves and each other,” said Cadet 1st Lieutenant Michael Granados.

JROTC is getting back on their feet, building the strong program it once was.

As for future events, you can expect to see JROTCs color guard at the homecoming game against Belmont. They’ll be wearing chrome helmets and their uniforms bearing the ceremonial rifles and flags.

Homecoming dance is around the corner

Posted on October 15, 2019 by in News

Homecoming dance is around the corner

Bertha Escobar

Chronicle Reporter

‘Bring It On’ to the dance floor this year with your ‘jazz squares’ because Hollywood’s homecoming dance theme this year is the 2000’s. So come out and join an old school night with us at school.

Ensure you make ‘fetch’ happen and be ready to ‘bend and snap’ on everyone. You must dress to impress to show school spirit. Get your plaid skirts with cardigans on or your cropped tops and denim jeans with your shades to make the night ‘grool’.

This years dance will be held in the big gym just like last years on Oct. 19. Doors will be open at 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Food and Snacks will be sold there.

Purchase your hoco tickets now during lunch at the quad for only $15 before Oct. 18. You could still buy tickets the same day of the dance for $20. So hurry and purchase them now while cheaper. It will be a night to remember. 

Go to movie night this Friday night

Posted on October 10, 2019 by in News

Go to movie night this Friday night

Melisa Lovos

Chronicle Reporter

The first movie night of the year is this Friday, Oct. 11, taking place in room 503, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., presenting the engaging movie, Twitches.

This halloween related movie portrays the life of two teen witches who were separated at birth, and adopted into two completely different families. They meet on their 21st birthday and find that they must use their discovered powers to save the world in which they were born, where their birth mother still lives. 

Bring all your friends and enjoy your Friday afternoon with the entertainment of this iconic movie, delicious popcorn, and snacks- in your pajamas! 

Macbeth opens on Thursday

Posted on October 1, 2019 by in News

Macbeth opens on Thursday

Alexander Oppenheimer

Chronicle Reporter

The 2019 fall play will be the famous Shakespeare play “Macbeth” directed by John Tourtellotte, who promises a “scary good time.” The opening night is Oct. 3 and the play runs Oct. 4-6.

The plot is that Lord Macbeth is a great warrior and general who is helping put down a rebellion against the king. On the way back from the battle he encounters some witches who tell him he will be king one day. Either he can wait or he can kill his way to the crown. After deciding to take action, the guilt of committing this murder breaks Lord and Lady Macbeth from the inside.

Tickets start at $3 for students and family members if one buys them presale. The first three nights will be shown at 7pm and on Sunday the play will show at 2 p.m.

The play is not scheduled to be during school hours but Tourtelotte says that he wants to talk to administration about allowing students to get a free preview of the play.

 Lord Macbeth is played by Sullivan Brock, and Lady Macbeth is played by Randella Drew. Banquo, Macbeth’s best friend, is played by junior Milo Koyfman.

Within the acting community there is a superstition about this mysterious play. One of the beliefs is that during the play the prop knife that is used has been switched with a real knife which causes the actors to accidentally stab the other. The other side of the superstition is just that it is a fun thing to joke about with the other actors and actresses.

KIIS FM provides opportunity with The Jonas Brothers

Posted on September 14, 2019 by in News

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Joan Kim

Editor-in-Chief

As the sun sets and autumn leaves are ready to fall, KIIS FM (radio station 102.7) provided one last summer activity- a chance to play a softball game with the Jonas Brothers and KIIS FM’s staff. Ten schools from the Los Angeles area were nominated and Hollywood was one of the chosen schools. 

The Jonas Brothers is a trio pop group consisting of Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Nick Jonas. In the 2000s, they had their own Disney channel show called “Jonas” and starred in movies such as “Camp Rock.” They also are known as Billboard artists with songs such as “Sucker” and “Burnin’ Up”.

As votes started on Sept. 13 at 12 p.m., students started voting and advocated each other to vote. SAS Junior Ingrid Muniz said, “When hearing this opportunity, I got excited because although I do not actively listen to the Jonas Brothers, I know how much some of the students enjoy their music. This made me want to vote right away.” 

SAS Junior Lizbeth Zesati said when she heard the news, she was “speechless, over the edge… just breathless” like in the song lyrics from “Lovebug” by the Jonas Brothers. “ I believe that our school could benefit from the positive publicity.”

The voting period ends at Sept. 26 at 11:59 p.m. and students can vote through:

https://kiisfm.iheart.com/kiispeprally/

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