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College Prep 101

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Writer
February 18, 2017
Filed under Columns, Uncategorized

     Starting early on choosing colleges one would see themselves attending is always smartest because once Senior year arrives, one is free to apply to as many colleges as they’d like. All while making sure to pay attention to important dates one could find on the college’s website, one shoul...

Deliciously Deadly?

Deliciously Deadly?

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Writer
February 10, 2017
Filed under Columns, Showcase, Uncategorized

    As seniors are preparing to face college, they are also preparing to face many bowls of ramen in their future.     Invented in 1958, by Momofuku Ando, the cheap, long lasting, and instant noodles saved many poverty sticken people from starvation. Or served as a quick meal for those who do not ...

The Thin Mint History

The Thin Mint History

Bobby Almand, Staff Writer
February 2, 2017
Filed under Columns, Showcase, Uncategorized

Girl Scout cookies are back! That’s right, it’s the time of year again where we get to gorge on mysteriously amazing cookies, and we get to feel good about it because, “it’s for a good a cause.” Don’t get me wrong though, I’m as obsessed with them as the next guy. All troubles seem to...

Getting To Know Beaman

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Writer
January 27, 2017
Filed under Columns, Humans of El Modena (HOEM)

Some would be surprised to find out Mr. Beaman, the teacher responsible for El Mo’s reputable Ceramic class, AP Art History, as well as the soccer team coach, had no idea what his dream job was until after college.    Beaman muddled around for about a year after graduating college until he decided ...

Walking the Women’s March

Walking the Women’s March

Samantha Venegas, Media & Arts Editor
January 26, 2017
Filed under Columns, Uncategorized

This past weekend I participated in a Sister March, a more local march to the Women’s March in Washington D.C. I had heard about the march from my mom, an avid facebook user, and all around good person, my mom would go on about how big this event was supposed to be. Hearing about this, a lot, actually in...

The Stranglehold of Social Media

The Stranglehold of Social Media

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under Columns, Showcase

Within the age of likes, friends, followers, and favorites, social media has developed an uncompromising grasp upon news, opinion, and any semblance of individuality. One attends the assembly of opinion within the Twitterverse and logs off attaining an amalgamated view upon the world.   Not on...

Finals are Upon us

Finals are Upon us

Natalia Huanosto, Op/Ed Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under Columns, El Mo News, Showcase

    Don’t procrastinate. Procrastination can break your grade, especially if you leave five study guides unfinished until the night before. You’ll end up pulling an all-nighter, or not doing them at all.   Make sure you get a full night’s rest. While cramming may seem tempting...

Thanks Obama

Thanks Obama

Luisa Lopez, Fringe Editor
January 20, 2017
Filed under Columns, Showcase, Uncategorized

After serving in office for the past 8 years, Obama says his final goodbyes. Although many people say he didn’t do anything and he was the worst. I disagree, I want to say Thank you to Obama. Thanks to Obama, I have a job. Because of my immigration status, I wasn’t able to work before but during...

The Most Outstanding of Them All

The Most Outstanding of Them All

Bobby Almand, Staff Writer
January 19, 2017
Filed under Columns, Showcase, Uncategorized

Senior Linebacker Dillion Keefe was recognized earlier this year with All County First Team Linebacker Honors. In his words, “they took all the teams and players in the county, and judged on all around stars.” Keefe was almost blindsided by the win, “my coach came up to me and told me out ...

The Paradox of Hypocritical Thought

The Paradox of Hypocritical Thought

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under Columns, Showcase, Uncategorized

In Islam, there is an idea called nifāq. Nifāq is a type of hypocrisy shown in the munafiqun which are a group of Muslims who were said to be unsympathetic towards the cause of Muslims. Outlined in Sahih al-Bukhari, one of the most important books for Sunni Muslims, “The prophet Muhammad said: ‘The ...

Series of Unfortunate Events [Review]

Series of Unfortunate Events [Review]

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Columns, Media&Arts

  The new Netflix original series, “Series of Unfortunate Events”, based upon the Daniel Handler book series of the same name features headline actors such as Patrick Warburton who plays Lemony Snicket, the series’ narrator, and Neil Patrick Harris who plays the dastardly Count Olaf. It also ...

Sherlock Returns For The Last Time

Sherlock Returns For The Last Time

Melissa Rodriguez
January 17, 2017
Filed under Columns, Media&Arts, Showcase

Sherlock welcomes the new year with a new season. Previously elongating the wait for season 4 past a year, the series is finally back on our screens, and possibly for the last time. Returning a year after their Christmas special, "The Abominable Bride," the new season includes new mysteries, new clu...

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