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Don’t let life get away from you

Zach Saldivar, Writer
June 5, 2017
Filed under Feature

To all the graduating seniors: don’t let the end of the school year bring a feeling of uncertainty and dread. While life beyond high school indeed is uncertain, don’t become complacent in that uncertainty. Make a plan for yourself, but not just a plan of “Well I got this part time job, sweet.”...

Get Off the Bench

Meranthy Meza
June 2, 2017
Filed under Feature

As children, our nature is to run around, play, have fun and explore the world we live in. However, from the inception of our educational life, we are suddenly told to sit down and shut up. Now as seniors, we are once again told to stand up, play, have fun and explore the world we live in, though we’ve...

90’s and Now

90’s and Now

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
May 31, 2017
Filed under Feature

 They say that everything old becomes new again, and the saying has not been more obvious than in the past few years as we have seen grunge, 90s TV shows, and scrunchies come back with a vengeance.    Could it be that our generation, with the majority of us born in the mid-to-late 90s, are in love wit...

Music Icon Gregg Allman Passes

Music Icon Gregg Allman Passes

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer
May 29, 2017
Filed under Feature, Music, Showcase

On May 27, a legend of the music world passed. Gregg Allman, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, passed away at his home in Georgia. Allman was a pioneer of the southern rock and roll music scene during the early 70's. The Allman Brothers were staples of the genre during the time, and remain...

Dear Mrs. Jansen and Mrs. Werner

Dear Mrs. Jansen and Mrs. Werner

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
May 26, 2017
Filed under El Mo News, Feature, Humans of El Modena (HOEM)

Mrs. Jansen began teaching at El Modena in 1998, and over a span of nineteen years has graced the Language Department by teaching multiple languages: German 1/2/3/4/AP, Spanish 1, English 9, and Beginning English and Reading. Intermingled with her role as a teacher, Mrs. Jansen also acts as an Academ...

Chris Stapleton and the Impact on Modern Country

Chris Stapleton and the Impact on Modern Country

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer
May 22, 2017
Filed under Feature, Music, Showcase

Chris Stapleton recently released part one of his two part album, "From A Room: Vol. 1". The album pleased critics and fans alike, and reassured Stapleton's fans that he was not a chance act. His previous album, "Traveler", skyrocketed Stapleton to stardom and made him a staple of country music. He is...

Future Chapman University Panther Jake Flath

Future Chapman University Panther Jake Flath

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under El Mo News, Feature, Showcase, Sports

El Modena’s football team was lucky enough to have two players move on to play in college at Chapman University. One of those players is Jake Flath. Flath was a consistent starter on special teams for the Vanguards, filling immensely important roles when needed on the field. Flath is also a very b...

NHS New Inductees

NHS New Inductees

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under El Mo News, Feature, Focus, Showcase

  The El Modena National Honors Society recently inducted many new members into the prestigious club. Students accepted into the club excel in every aspect of being a high school student. Each inductee held a high GPA, along with a challenging course load. All the students were required to...

Dalton Saunders Named Citizen of the Year by Orange Elks Lodge #1475

Dalton Saunders Named Citizen of the Year by Orange Elks Lodge #1475

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
April 14, 2017
Filed under Feature, Showcase, Sports

   Junior Dalton Saunders may be known on campus for his signature camouflage attire, but his community service does not blend into the norm.   Saunders volunteers throughout the city of Orange working on projects that serve impoverished and fellow members of the Orange Elks Lodge. He became...

The Fantastic Pick of Judge Gorsuch

The Fantastic Pick of Judge Gorsuch

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer
April 10, 2017
Filed under Feature, Showcase

After the death of Justice Scalia, President Trump confirmed a hope of many conservatives that the president would elect a competent, constitutionalist judge. This judge is Judge Neil Gorsuch. Gorsuch was appointed to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals by President George W. Bush in 2006. The Senate...

Amazing APES

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Writer
April 2, 2017
Filed under Feature

    When asked why AP Environmental Science was an important class here at El Modena, Ms. Kung replied with, "because they will learn about the world they live in."    The goal of the APES is to demonstrate the positive and negative effects we have on our Earth, but mostly negative, as stated...

Attending College as a Highschool Student

Attending College as a Highschool Student

Luisa Lopez, Fringe Editor
March 24, 2017
Filed under Feature, Showcase

While in high school, i always dreamt of what college was like. I always found myself asking co-workers questions such as: “do you miss high school?” “Is college better?” “What the difference between the two?” I was so curious about what an actual college was like I couldn't wait until after...

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