August 11, 2020

How to prepare for AP exams this week

Posted on May 11, 2020 by in Uncategorized


Chronicle Reporter

Enio Lemus

Go to the AP Exam Schedule on the AP college board website and scroll down to Course-Specific Exam Information to learn details about your exam including what material will be covered and what materials you’ll need to take it. Then, check in with your AP teacher for additional guidance about what to practice and what skills you should focus on. Review key concepts with video lessons on the AP YouTube channel. Go to AP Classroom for free-response sample questions to practice your skills. And visit the exam demo on AP college boards website to see what the online exam experience will be like. Finally, set a reminder for the date and time of your exam, making sure its correct, and on test day don’t forget you’ll need to log in 30 minutes before your exam and have your AP ID handy. For more information, go to

Seniors celebrate College Signing Day

Posted on May 2, 2020 by in Uncategorized

Seniors celebrate College Signing Day

Joan Kim


Seniors have officially made their commitment to enroll in a college on May 1. As many seniors made important decisions that will lead their stages of their lives, they celebrated all together. “College Signing Day” is a tradition where seniors can feel accomplished for all their hard work throughout their high school career. Seniors at Hollywood High School decided to announce their commitment and their celebratory message for others. 

“I am committed to Cal State LA and I will be studying Television, FIlm, and Media Studies. I want to say to other seniors to not put so much pressure of having your entire life figured out. Things change especially with you right now. We just need to take one day at a time.”- PAM Senior, Grace Jones

“ I am happy and proud to say I’m committing to Yale in the fall. I will major in either Latin American Studies; Ethnicity, Race, and Migration; Medicine and Public Health. I plan to go to dental school after completing my undergraduate degree. I’m hopeful for the upcoming year as all of us go down our paths towards success. I plan to come back to help the following Hollywood Classes.”- SAS Senior, Carmen Muniz

“I am committed to California State University Fullerton as an electrical engineering major. I would like to tell all the seniors of 2020: we are put down by all this, yes, but our power is stronger as we continue to move forward. Don’t dwell on this  issue and strive to be better than the world,”- NMA Senior,Esteban Fonseca

“I am committing to Cal State Long Beach with an undeclared major so I am able to explore different subjects and careers. For my fellow seniors who are undeclared or do not know what career to pursue, that is completely normal! Don’t stress out the first year of college is the best opportunity to branch out and see what you like or dislike.”-SAS Senior, Nicole Kaye Agustin

“I am happy to commit at Cal State University of Los Angeles. I wish the best for all the seniors and to always strive for success!”-SAS Senior, Jose Saban

“I am happy to commit to UCLA this fall! Congrats to all the seniors, I hope everyone is doing well.”- SAS Senior, Andrea Henao

“I am committed to Howard University. Thank you to everyone for making my high school experience unlike any other. I can’t wait to see where we all end up!”-PAM Senior, Zöe Schiller

“I am excited to commit to UCSC studying Biology/Pre-Med. I hope everyone is staying safe during these troubled times and I am proud of the Class of 2020.”-SAS Senior, Roberto Ortega

“I am happy about my decision to commit to UCI as a Film and Media Studies Major. I wish the Class of 2020 the best in their future endeavors.”-PAM Senior, Jasmin Kim (Copy Editor of The Crimson Chronicle)

“I am committing to UC Davis and I will study Theatre and Dance. Remember to just have fun and don’t lose yourself just studying. Make new friends and make new experiences.”-SAS Senior, Maria Solis.

“I am attending San Diego State studying Journalism and Media Studies. Even though this wasn’t the senior year that we dreamed of, this will definitely remind us that we can get through anything. The Class of 2020 holds all of the leaders of the future.”-PAM Senior, Johvonne Roberts

“If you told me a year ago that I would be committing to UC Irvine, I would have never believed you. After getting accepted into all my Cal States and ¾ of my UCs, I am proud to say I will be attending University of California Irvine on a full-ride Chancellors of Excellence Scholarship. I will be pursuing a double major in Business Administration and Biology in the Paul Merage School of Business. Congratulations to all my fellow seniors around the world during this particularly strange time.”- SAS Senior, Christine Morales

“Even with social distancing, I’m still able to manage to share my joy of committing to CSUN in the fall, it was not my first choice. Looking at how dire this pandemic is, I am fine knowing I have my parents with me to support my transition as a Matador.”-SAS Senior, America Florez (Entertainment Editor of The Crimson Chronicle)

“I am proud and excited that I committed to USC as a Sociology Major on a Pre-Med Track. I would like to thank the seniors, upperclassmen, underclassmen and teachers who have supported me throughout high school. I will treasure my experience at Hollywood High School. I will also never forget the experience I had with four years of Journalism. Everyone on the staff raised me to be the person I am today. I will dearly miss everyone and hope that everyone will accomplish their dreams and be happy.”- SAS Senior, Joan Kim (Editor-in-Chief of The Crimson Chronicle)

Start studying for AP exams

Posted on April 30, 2020 by in Uncategorized

Start studying for AP exams

Chronicle Reporter

Maria Hernandez

AP Exams will be starting on May 11, which means that students should now be preparing for the exams. This year, Collegeboard has modified the AP exams due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of taking a 2-hour test students will be taking a 45-minute test, and it will be at home through an app. 

Even though the exams have been modified it is highly encouraged that students study for the exams. 

Here are some websites that can help with studying.

The college board website offers practice exams for most subjects. This website also offers grading rubrics that helps students understand how the exam is graded.

This website offers chapter summaries, practice tests, and vocabulary help for some courses. The courses available on this website are: AP English, AP European History, AP Microeconomics, AP Psychology, AP U.S Government, AP U.S History, AP World History.

Khan academy is a website where students can take courses for any subject. This website includes courses and test study guides for many AP classes. 

UC postpones admitted student webinars

Posted on April 4, 2020 by in Uncategorized


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:

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


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.

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