UC postpones admitted student webinars

Posted on April 4, 2020 by in Uncategorized

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America Flores-Hernandez
Crimson Chronicle Editor/Reporter

With college acceptances (and rejections) now sent out, many seniors may have already had some options to figure out where they want to go for the Fall of 2020. With social distancing rules being enforced for people to become aware of how risky the containment of COVID-19 is, the University of California system had planned virtual accepted day events for admitted students of any UC campus.

Unfortunately, the live webinar was cancelled due to the constant crashing of the links being used, overcrowding on servers, and other technical difficulties.

For many accepted students, this would have been the chance for them to get to know the campus they would attend as new undergradute students later in the year. Plus, they would gain insight on what to expect for their first year in college, campus culture, and lifestyle.

For now, the webinars have been postponed, giving the UC system time to figure out a new date to hold these events.

LAUSD is giving out free meals

Posted on March 27, 2020 by in News, Uncategorized

LAUSD is giving out free meals

Melisa Lovos

Crimson Chronicle

After schools in Los Angeles and Orange County were closed to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, many families who depend on schools for meals and child care became negatively affected, with the lack of these essential services. 

“Our schools provide a social safety net for children.” said Superintendent of the Los Angeles School District, Austin Beautner at a Friday press conference. 

The only solution they could find, that would both help the families in need and follow the health regulations includes providing students ages 18 and younger with meals, in schools all around the district. They also planned on providing child care resources, however they could not guarantee a safe and appropriate environment for everyone during this pandemic, causing such to be reconsidered. 

“Most people go to get meals for their kids, mostly in elementary and middle school. I have heard some complaints from families because they don’t think enough food is given to them, in order to have a healthy and reasonable diet. But I think it’s good that people are trying to help out those most in need, and the way they are doing it is causing a positive effect.” Said TCA Senior, Kevin Hernandez. 

The district’s Grab- And- Go Meal provides 60 locations and are open every weekday. They began distributing food this past March 23 from 7 a.m to 11 a.m, with two meals per kid. Regulations may differ from school to school, and information will be provided to families from their local schools. 

Locations providing food include: https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/heres-where-students-in-socal-can-get-free-meals-while-schools-are-closed/2329955/

Lil Uzi Vert drops Eternal Atake

Posted on March 6, 2020 by in Uncategorized

Lil Uzi Vert drops Eternal Atake

Enio Lemus

Chronicle Reporter

Rapper named Lil Uzi Vert surprised the world by releasing his new album Eternal Atake on Friday, March 6. The hip-hop superstar waited to drop the highly-anticipated title until much later in the morning, possibly because he wanted to stand out from other albums being released around the same time , or maybe he just wanted to surprise people.

Critics say that the Eternal Atake album should beat Lil Uzis Luv is rage 2 album based on the billboards and hype based around this album.

SAS Student, Luca Soussan, said, “The first 8 songs are fire, the last songs were took long and the quality was just wack, but we still love Uzi”

The Hollywood stars perform

Posted on May 23, 2019 by in Uncategorized

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Katie Adaya

Chronicle Reporter

Hollywood Idol, an annual event that Hollywood students look forward to, will be held Friday after sixth period. The school schedule will be the same as a minimum Tuesday except that instead of going home, students will be attending Hollywood Idol.

Contestants for this show include Ivana Drew, Randella Drew, Rachel Fadersaer, Zirah Hajjaj, Julia Jean Mendez, Tyler Ramson, Kings of No Nation, and Black SpadZe. Five judges, one teacher from each SLC and a counselor, will be judging these eight contestants.

After months of rehearsing, performers will finally show off their talent. All their hard work will finally pay off, as they get to present their hidden talents to the audience.

Karla Gonzalez-Echeverria, a Black SpadZe member, said “I’m scared and excited for it. When you practice for it for a long time and the day gets closer, you start working on stage with the lights and you’re like ‘It’s here. It’s finally here.’”

Students are looking forward to this event, as it is something that emphasizes the talent that this school holds.

Janelly Diaz, TCA senior, said “I’m excited to see Black SpadZe perform because they always come up with new, cool dances and to see new people show their talent.”

This year, however, will be different. After years of James B. Carmicle hosting this talent show, he will no longer be doing so due to his retirement. Although students are still excited for the show itself, students wish they could see Carmicle host one last time.

“Mr. Carmicle brought the fun in Hollywood Idol and made it more exciting. He made the audience more hyped up, and it’s not going to be the same without him,” said Mary J. Hunter, SAS senior.

Please be respectful of all contestants. They have put in a lot of time and effort in this in order to make a perfect performance for the audience.

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.

Kindness Week can Touch Hearts

Posted on April 3, 2019 by in Uncategorized

Kindness Week can Touch Hearts

Melanie Aguilar

Chronicle Reporter

As a reminder to spread love and kindness our very own Hollywood High School students  have put up posters all over campus to invite students to display friendliness and compassion.  The importance of being kind goes great lengths as it helps with uplifting peers when they are in need of it.

Being kind to someone when they may be having a rough day brings increased happiness.  Doing things for others even if it is as small as giving out a compliment can change someone’s entire day. It is important to be kind because it may also make you feel good about yourself. Doing good for others feels good. Showing kindness to others is just as rewarding as receiving it from someone else.

“Kindness week is significant because its a way to show affection towards others, little do we know, we can be making a significant impact on someone’s day” said Ali Dugally, SAS Senior.

Being kind can also boost someone’s self confidence. Kindness leads to many good things like better relationships, improved self-esteem, compassion, happiness and good mental and physical health. In honor of kindness week make sure to spread care not just this week but every week.

Start applying for Hollywood High scholarship(s)

Posted on March 25, 2019 by in Uncategorized

Start applying for Hollywood High scholarship(s)

As the seniors begin to receive their acceptance letters, they also have to begin thinking of how to pay for college. Hollywood High is here to help out by handing out scholarships to a handful of seniors.

Achieve The Honorable Scholarship Night will be held on June 5th at 6pm. Ms Pinedo posted a link to a brag sheet that seniors can fill out and list any awards, activities, etc to help themselves stand out.

There will be 13 scholarships, some being handed out to multiple students. There are scholarships for dedicated marching band students, creative students, students who are pursuing a career in engineering, and more. You can go to the college center to get a scholarship application and apply for any scholarship you think fit you. The deadline to apply is April 25th.

Hollywood Seniors Explore SMC

Posted on March 13, 2019 by in Uncategorized

Hollywood seniors on SMC campus

Melanie Aguilar

Chronicle Reporter

Hollywood seniors on SMC campus

Hollywood High seniors took a trip to Santa Monica College on March 12 to get a hands on experience on the college life. Over 50 students attended the field trip where they were able to gather information about a potential college choice. 

The trip consisted of a mock registration for potential classes if students attended SMC. There was also a very beneficial activity that gave students a chance to place themselves into groups based on what type of person they perceived themselves as. This grouping provided many major choices based on the self evaluation our students did. The six different groups were the thinkers, creators, helpers, persuaders, and organizers. The groups would them come together and discuss the similarities they shared in terms of majors and career plans. Shortly after this, students heard from SMC students as they shared their own experiences in a student panel.

“It was the most informative aspect of the trip because we were able to hear from students not to far from our ages on what the college life is all about” said Jadine Ramirez, SAS senior. 

After the student panel, we were given meal vouchers for up to $8, and students had an opportunity to eat various food options at the SMC cafeteria. From this, seniors were able to get a taste of the lifestyle they will be living in a couple months. As the last activity of the day, Hollywood students participated in a scavenger hunt to better explore the campus. From looking into particular majors that sparked our students interests to familiarizing ourselves with the campus, Santa Monica College will definitely be taken into consideration for many of our students. 

Take action this March

Posted on February 28, 2019 by in Uncategorized

Take action this March

Elvira Roman

Chronicle Reporter

Since 1991, the United States observed Women’s History Month and on March 8 International Women’s Day will be celebrated. We use this month to celebrate women and their accomplishments, courage, cultural achievements and etc.

Another way to appreciate women is by helping organizations. Here is a list of a few non-profit organizations based in Los Angeles that would appreciate a donation. If a donation can’t be made why not help by volunteering and giving back to the community.

East Los Angeles Women’s Center

This organization was founded in 1976 by women in East LA. ELAWC helps women who survive domestic abuse and sexual violence. Their mission is to make sure women and their families live in a place free from violence and provide access to health services and social support as well.

https://www.elawc.org

Downtown Women’s Center

Founded in 1978, this organization was the first housing provider for women in the United States. This organization provides a health clinic for homeless women located in Skid Row. Their goal is to end homelessness for women in Los Angeles by providing them with housing, employment, and wellness.

https://www.downtownwomenscenter.org/volunteer

Los Angeles LGBT Center

The LGBT Center has an organization that is membership based and helps support their vital services for women and girls. The Los Angeles Women’s Network provides opportunities for service, education, and networking.

https://lalgbtcenter.org/how-you-can-help/los-angeles-womens-network

How to prepare for SAT day

Posted on February 26, 2019 by in Uncategorized

How to prepare for SAT day

Frida Larios

Chronicle reporter

As most Hollywood High juniors know, we are getting the chance to take the SAT with essay for free next Wednesday.

The thought of the SAT scares many people because they do not know how to prepare themselves so here’s a few tips to help prepare yourself.

1) Practice on Khan Academy every night.
Khan Academy offers a free SAT prep program which can help you track what you need to improve on, and will give you questions similar to the actual SAT.

2) Read the SAT prep book
SAT and ACT prep books are available in front of the college center for free. They have questions from years before so you can see what types of questions and problems you will see on the test.

3) Get tutoring for subjects you know you struggle with
If your teachers offer after school tutoring, go and ask for help. If they don’t, LACER offers after school tutoring every day in the library.

4) Brush up on your grammar and vocabulary
This will be very important since we are being offered the essay section as well and will help you in the long run. Along with Khan Academy, another academic website that can help you with this is Shmoop.

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