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Reaction to “the schoolyard forever”

Reaction to “the schoolyard forever”

Natalia Huanosto, Op/Ed Editor
October 31, 2016
Filed under Columns

It’s been a long time since I’ve opened this chapter of my book. Most of me really doesn’t want to, but a teeny tiny part is telling me that I can either or face it run from it. I can’t bring myself to to the latter. Bullying makes one feel hopeless. You can try to stop it but no one cares. No...

Noteworthy News

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor
September 29, 2016
Filed under Columns, Media&Arts

Keeping up with the news seems almost like a chore but not when living in the 21st century, where many entertaining news talk shows are extremely accessible and entertaining.   Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is a talk show hosted by former Daily Show writer John Oliver, on his show he speaks ab...

Attendance Awareness Month

Attendance Awareness Month

Clarissa Covarrubias, Online Manager
September 26, 2016
Filed under Columns

   September is the most important month of the year for schools nationwide. It is attendance awareness month.  Throughout this month, schools across the country promote the importance of attending school everyday. People help spread awareness by creating campaigns in which volunteers, funders, s...

Too Much Homework or Too Much Procrastination?

Too Much Homework or Too Much Procrastination?

Scarlet Edwards, Copy/Style Editor
September 20, 2016
Filed under Columns, Showcase

    It’s five weeks into the school year, classes are in full swing, and the homework load is piling up. Complaints about the masses of homework assigned are common amongst students, but is it really as much as it seems, or are there other outside complications affecting time spent on homewo...

What is Life After High School?

What is Life After High School?

Clarissa Covarrubias, Online Manager
September 19, 2016
Filed under Columns

 Every student in this world has asked the same question: what will life after high school be like? It differs from person to person because everyone has his or her own plans for the future.  Students have countless of options that they consider. For example, many students may choose the option o...

Don’t Have a Fit Over That Kid

Don’t Have a Fit Over That Kid

Natalia Huanosto, Op/Ed Editor
September 7, 2016
Filed under Columns, Showcase

  You and your family are enjoying a nice meal at a restaurant. You're all having a blast when you hear a little kid start to nag. At first, you don't realize it, because it’s not such a big deal. A minute or two passes by and then the kid just starts full out crying. The room quiets down as everyo...

In Case You Missed It

Natalia Huanosto, Op/Ed Editor
September 5, 2016
Filed under Columns

The week can get very busy, leaving little time to catch up on current events. Here's some of biggest headlines this week.   Mother Teresa was declared a saint by the Roman Catholic Church early Sunday morning in Vatican City. This is nineteen years after her passing.  The FBI has released...

Why Our School Lunches Suck

Why Our School Lunches Suck

Angel De Rosas, Sports Editor
September 4, 2016
Filed under Columns, El Mo News, Showcase

At El Mo there is an undeniable truth and that is that our school lunches suck. Whether its the stale frozen pizzas to the “vegetarian” breakfast burritos, there are very few who can stomach these free lunches. Not all schools have this problem but unfortunately our school does. You would think that...

You Are What You Read

Fatima Shamsi, Online Manager
June 16, 2016
Filed under Columns, Showcase

Reading has always been an integral part of my life. Thanks to my mother, the belief that reading will lead to a better future has been instilled in my mind for as long as I can remember. I do not recall a point in my life where I never picked up a book, but I vividly recall the first time I did. It...

Headphones in my Ears

Headphones in my Ears

Jordan Cowdell, Front Editor
June 10, 2016
Filed under Columns, Showcase

A wise man with insane perseverance once told me, “You better lose yourself in the music, the moment, you better never let it go.” Yes, the ever-praised Eminem taught me that no matter what life throws at me, I can find a way to get to that one place that takes me as far away from the world as possible,...

I’m a Rough Draft

I’m a Rough Draft

Christina Davenport, Stina
June 9, 2016
Filed under Columns, Showcase

The pursuit of perfection is not synonymous with the pursuit of happiness, but it is the path to self destruction. Despite this, perfection is placed on a pedestal in our society, or more accurately, achieving the appearance of perfection by any means possible. This idolization of perfecting ourselves...

The Looking Glass Wars

The Looking Glass Wars

Natalia Huanosto, Staff Writer
June 7, 2016
Filed under Columns, Media&Arts

   The Looking Glass Wars is a book by Frank Beddor inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. In the story, we learn that Alyss Heart was to be heir to Wonderland's queendom. However, when Alyss's parents are murdered by her vengeful aunt, Redd, and she barely escapes Redd's hateful clutche...

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