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Foster Home for a Fuzzy Friend

Foster Home for a Fuzzy Friend

Presley Lozano, Style Editor
October 30, 2015
Filed under Editor's Picks, Focus, Uncategorized

People tie a "foster home" with a negative connotation in the essence of the matter. Yes, the idea of a temporary home is a shattered image of what people deem ideal or normal, but a foster home provides opportunity. Although--one can not speak on the lack of allure a foster home posses (unless they...

The Clockwork Oranges Kick “Bot”

The Clockwork Oranges Kick “Bot”

Fatima Shamsi, Online Manager
October 22, 2015
Filed under Editor's Picks, El Mo News, Feature, Focus, Showcase

On Saturday, October 17th, 2015, El Modena’s robotics team, The Clockwork Oranges (Team Number: 4322) represented our school at Battle at the Border; a tournament hosted by Team 1538 - The Holy Cows and Team 2485 – The W.A.R Lords. This event was held at the Francis Parker School in San Diego. All...

Inside Pandora’s Box

Inside Pandora’s Box

Christina Davenport, Media & Arts Editor
October 21, 2015
Filed under Editor's Picks, Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

This year, El Modena's competitive Marching Band and Color Guard is starting off their marching season in full gear, already working on the last quarter of their show. However, this doesn't mean they forget to have fun while rehearsing. This years theme show is entitled "Pandora Reopened". The band is...

A Fight for a Cure

A Fight for a Cure

Alexandra Christensen, Staff Writer
October 21, 2015
Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, Showcase

The heartbreaking disease of breast cancer has existed for a very long time and women were often embarrassed about the cancer, resulting in rare detections or diagnosis. However, in the 1990’s, the pink ribbon became the symbol for breast cancer, causing a revolution to discover a cure. The color pink...

A Lingering Fear

A Lingering Fear

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer
October 20, 2015
Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, Feature

As of late, the horror movie genre has become extremely popular among young movie-goers. Whether it is because it makes dates more intimate or they come for the thrill of the film, teens are transfixed with a horror movie's potential. But what makes a horror movie truly engrossing, truly horrific? In...

OUSD’s Clockwork Oranges Robotics team takes St. Louis

OUSD’s Clockwork Oranges Robotics team takes St. Louis

Hannah Sutherland, Online Manager
April 28, 2015
Filed under Editor's Picks, El Mo News

At the start of the competition, the Clockwork Oranges ranked first, but by the end of the twelve qualification rounds were ranked fifty-sixth, failing to qualify. Themed “Recycle Rush,” the task was to stack six totes and recycling containers. The team was made up of junior Steven Bell, seniors David Mendoza, Alice Bowie, and David Tu, and other OUSD students.

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Baltimore Riots stun America

Baltimore Riots stun America

Olivia, Addington
April 27, 2015
Filed under Editor's Picks, Uncategorized

Today, April 27th, the people of Baltimore Maryland took the streets looting, breaking and setting fire to stores and cars. One police officer was reported saying "I think they thought it was cute to throw cinder blocks at police," which later led  to over 6 police officers being seriously injured during ...

Just Like You

Just Like You

Denisse Brito, editor-In-Chief
April 15, 2015
Filed under Editor's Picks, Uncategorized

Lazy, runaways, drugs, and alcohol almost always follow the term “homelessness.” Behind every face there is a story and behind every story there is a reason as to why they lead the lives they live. The leading cause of homelessness is not the typical stereotype (example: drugs), but instead is the...

Sad Goodbyes to Mr. Ahern

Sad Goodbyes to Mr. Ahern

Jordan Cowdell, Staff Writer
April 15, 2015
Filed under Editor's Picks, El Mo News

From Cross Country and Track to History, Mr. Ahern has taught at El Modena for 37 years, currently teaching the Computer Applications Government and Economics as well as working with Collaborative Technology Program. Ahern says the highlight of teaching at El Mo was receiving The Golden Touch Award, as ...

Building Foundations on Fitness

Building Foundations on Fitness

Matt Casillas, El Mo News Editor
April 15, 2015
Filed under Editor's Picks, Feature, Showcase

Each year, several students from elementary and middle schools across Orange participate in the Foundation Games. The Foundation Games is an annual youth track and field meet that advocates an emphasis on sports and helps elicit the importance of physical activity to kids at a young age. They will take...

Handbells Ring their Way to El Mo

Handbells Ring their Way to El Mo

Christina Davenport, Staff Writer
April 15, 2015
Filed under Editor's Picks, El Mo News, Music, Showcase, Uncategorized

Handbell choir, an all new class that will officially begin next year, has raised questions in the minds of many students. Why handbell choir? Dr. Saxton states that this new class is "entirely unique." He claims he wants to fund this new class for its eccentricity, as well as to help restore the pe...

Encounter This New Sound

Megan Cox, Front Editor
April 15, 2015
Filed under Editor's Picks, Music

   Four El Modena students have come together to create Encounter, a funky band with its own unique alternative rock sound and lots of character. Seniors Evan Beach, Paul Michaelis, and Chase Pike joined junior Michael Hill in early December of 2014 to create Michael and the Droids, which was eventua...

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