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One Can Only Hope

One Can Only Hope

Natalia Huanosto, Op/Ed Editor
January 13, 2017
Filed under Columns, Showcase

Life today has in fact gotten quite complicated. Everywhere you look, you see not only stressed out adults, but stressed out teens, tweens, and even children. Very often, people think of living a simple life. Henry David Thoreau was a man who yearned for simplicity; a life with no society to worry about...

Safe Space: Sheltered Place

Safe Space: Sheltered Place

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under Columns, Showcase, Uncategorized

A safe space is "a social space which is restricted with respect to social relations, language, political views and/or behavior." To put it cynically an area where people's feelings of marginalization are placed higher than the first amendment of the constitution. It is a place where dialogue, discussion...

Winter Skincare

Winter Skincare

Scarlet Edwards, Copy/Style Editor
December 6, 2016
Filed under Columns, Showcase

  Winter is great for most things, but skincare is sadly not one of them. The lower humidity levels causes most people’s skin to dry out, sometimes even becoming flaky. The following skincare regime is for optimal skin hydration, without causing breakouts or greasy skin.   First and foremo...

Bobby’s No-Shave November

Bobby’s No-Shave November

Bobby Almand, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Columns, Uncategorized

   This month, I decided to try something that was a joke to most people, but I thought, “Why not?” I speak of course of no-shave November. The annual tradition carried out by men all over, where they put down their razors for a full month and let their facial hair grow.   I've never rea...

NOstalgia

NOstalgia

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
December 1, 2016
Filed under Columns, Showcase, Uncategorized

Nostalgia, by definition, is the "sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past , typically for a period or place with happy personal associations". It has become an overused sales tactic by businesses and industries with the knowledge of their own abilities to market and advertise using specifically...

First Thanksgiving

First Thanksgiving

Clarissa Covarrubias, Online Manager
November 21, 2016
Filed under Columns

It all started in 1621, when many Native American tribes traveled to the East Coast of the United States. They celebrated the first Thanksgiving, in a location which is now known as southeastern Massachusetts and eastern Rhode Island. It was the home of the Wampanoag tribe for over 12,000 years and was...

On The Election

On The Election

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Writer
November 19, 2016
Filed under Columns, El Mo News, Showcase, Uncategorized

As the election concluded, Trump snatched the winning vote, becoming America's new President Elect.  El Mo's well known, and opinionated teachers, had something to say about this ending result. Benner beginning his statment with "He fairly won." Acknowledging the Democratic Republic system of A...

2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor
November 18, 2016
Filed under Columns, Uncategorized

   In the remaining time of  Barack Obama’s presidential term, the President recently announced the 21 recipients who will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The award is the highest civilian award in the United States and among that the medal is “... a tribute to the idea that all of...

Voting for the first time

Voting for the first time

Zach Saldivar, Online Manager
November 17, 2016
Filed under Columns, Showcase

As a first-time voter, there is some uncertainty as to what voting is like. Is it glamorous? Does it fill you with patriotism? I would say no to the former, and yes to the latter. I voted at a local elementary school, it was around 4:00 PM, a quiet afternoon, there was only one other man voting there...

A Movie to Watch Over Thanksgiving Break

A Movie to Watch Over Thanksgiving Break

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Writer
November 5, 2016
Filed under Columns, Media&Arts, Showcase

Premiering November 18th, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, introduces us to Newt Scamander who travels to the USA in 1926 for the Magical Congress. While there he discovers a very Wizard-phobic America, reminiscent of the Era of the Salem Witch trials. ...

Leonardo DiCaprio and Climate Change

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor
November 3, 2016
Filed under Columns, Media&Arts, Uncategorized

On October 30th, Leonardo DiCaprio premiered his documentary, “Before the Flood”. The documentary follows DiCaprio’s three year trek around the world visiting places where climate change has affected. In the beginning and throughout the film DiCaprio refers to the painting The Garden of Ea...

Why We Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Change?

Why We Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Change?

Markus Albihn, Front Page Editor
November 3, 2016
Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, Uncategorized

Change, by definition, is "the act or instance of making or becoming different." The biggest fear for a lot of people is change (the fear of change is called "Metathesiophobia"). These people are otherwise comfortable in their concurrent lives of incessant drollness. I was one of these people for quite...

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