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The Boy Who Lived… Forever

The Boy Who Lived… Forever

Lauren Kliewer, Editor-in-Chief
March 21, 2016
Filed under Editor's Picks, Media&Arts, Showcase

November 14, 2001 marked the day that changed everyone’s life. Fifteen years ago, that Wednesday, J.K. Rowling published the first Harry Potter installment. Rowling’s books set world records, going down in history as the fastest-selling series. Such a phenomenon deserves its own theme park, but...

What are you Quitting this Thursday?

What are you Quitting this Thursday?

Chandler Herrera, Fringe Editor
March 11, 2016
Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, Uncategorized

A few weeks ago I found my self sitting in church early Sunday morning trying my best to stay a awake for our lesson our youth pastor had planned out. There weren't too many people there that specific morning, so he decided to hold off on the lesson and had us watch a video testimony instead. It was...

Building Bots, Kicking Bots

Building Bots, Kicking Bots

Fatima Shamsi and Francesca Sarmiento
March 5, 2016
Filed under Editor's Picks, El Mo News

El Modena’s very own Robotics team, The Clockwork Oranges are getting ready to compete and lead Vanguards to victory through their hard work, solid effort, and unwavering determination. Annually, First Robotics Competition (FRC) unveil a new game at Kickoffs (occurred January 9th, 2016) to initiate...

Laughing Through Life

Laughing Through Life

Chandler Herrera, Fringe Editor
February 29, 2016
Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, El Mo News, Feature, Focus, FrontlineFeed

From 1983-1996 to Ken Widdall showed a promising career in stand-up comedy. During those years he spent 15 of them on the road performing in different comedy clubs in over 35 different states including cruise ships to Hawaii and Alaska. Towards the end of Mr. Widdall’s comedian career slowed down ...

Presidential Smackdown

Presidential Smackdown

Mackenzie Watkins, Advertising Editor
February 7, 2016
Filed under Editor's Picks, Showcase

  This past Thursday, February 4, 2016, Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton went head to head in a debate at the University of New Hampshire. The two candidates agreed to add three more debates, after this first one, to their campaign schedule in hopes of getting their idea...

We Can Be Heroes Forever and Ever

We Can Be Heroes Forever and Ever

Mackenzie Watkins, Advertising Editor
January 25, 2016
Filed under Editor's Picks, Music

  On January 8, 1947, David Robert Jones was brought into this world and would soon be known as the brilliant rock and pop legend, David Bowie. Bowie was born in Brixton, London, England where, in 1953, he would discover his passion and talents for music at Burnt Ash Junior School. Bowie started o...

The Mind of a Hip-Hop Head

The Mind of a Hip-Hop Head

Christian Duarte, Staff Writer
November 26, 2015
Filed under Editor's Picks, Feature, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Media&Arts, Music

Music is a part of everyone’s lives. Whether you listen to hip-hop, rock, pop, or country: everybody listens to music. Music is there for us at all times. Music and certain songs can change our mood and can impact us greatly. There is a song for everything and a genre for everyone. For senior Jorge...

Service on Thanksgiving

Service on Thanksgiving

Chandler Herrera, Fringe Editor
November 13, 2015
Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, Feature, FrontlineFeed

It’s that time of the year again everyone; is in the spirit of giving. The thing that brings the most holiday cheer to people is must certainly giving back to their community. Speaking of which, here are a few ways people our reaching out to others this holiday season. Food drives are very popular...

Signing Into The Future

Signing Into The Future

Mackenzie Watkins, Advertising Editor
November 12, 2015
Filed under Editor's Picks, El Mo News, Feature, Sports, Uncategorized

  Senior Short-Stop Cameryn O’Grady started playing softball when she was seven years old. She was born into a baseball/softball family so the sport ran through her veins. Playing for the past ten years, O’Grady has been apart of several travel ball teams such as Knuckleheads, Banzai, Firecracke...

Chronic Cost of College

Chronic Cost of College

Fatima Shamsi, Online Manager
November 11, 2015
Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, FrontlineFeed

Most seniors and juniors in high school are planning on attending college because they believe that education leads to a better future. This notion is well proven and true, but does the price tag of college matter in regards to each individual’s future? Each decision in life comes with a price, and...

High Death Rate During South Asia Earthquake

High Death Rate During South Asia Earthquake

Doug Sagalongos, Staff Writer
October 31, 2015
Filed under Editor's Picks, Showcase

On Monday, October 26, 2015, an earthquake measured in at magnitude 7.5 struck northeastern Afghanistan. Although it hit Afghanistan, other countries such as Pakistan, India, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan were hit, killing dozens as homes and buildings were crumbling around them. Although the earthqua...

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