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Finding Their Wave

Finding Their Wave

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
December 16, 2016
Filed under Feature, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Media&Arts, Music, Showcase

Frontline: What's the name of the band and who are the members? Revelstoke Sanz: We're still deciding on a band name, even though we've come up with several (i.e. Bone Box Booby Trap, PortaParty & Hot Chicken). We just can't decide yet. Though the members are Caleb Vanderwall on the guitar, George M...

Die Hard on Christmas

Die Hard on Christmas

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer
December 12, 2016
Filed under Feature, Media&Arts, Showcase

1988’s “Die Hard” is among the greatest action films of all time, along with being a little-known gem of a Christmas movie. The premise is simple: one man trapped in a building, with terrorists and hostages. What follows is two hours of blood-pumping adrenaline, and great performances from Bruce...

75 Years Since Tragedy

75 Years Since Tragedy

Bobby Almand, Staff Writer
December 7, 2016
Filed under Feature, Showcase

  Wednesday December 7th will mark 75 years since the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. The 110 minute assault started at 7:55 on a Sunday morning, and took the lives of over 2000 people. The sneak attack was carried out by 230 Japanese fighters and 5 midget subs, and the damage was...

El Modena Boys Soccer Hungry For Success

El Modena Boys Soccer Hungry For Success

Angel De Rosas, Sports Editor
December 6, 2016
Filed under Feature, Showcase, Sports

The Vanguard boys soccer team goes into the season with a completely different team as only four starters return. With a relatively new team, the vanguards have been able to work together well picking up an impressive 3-1 win over rivals Orange high.   Senior Jordy Cruz is optimistic about the season saying ...

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Luisa Lopez, Fringe Editor
December 3, 2016
Filed under Feature, Media&Arts

   Everything, Everything is an young adult contemporary by Nicola Yoon released last year as her first book. I hadn’t read a book in a long time but this one immediately caught my attention, I read it in two sittings.   Everything, Everything makes you feel a little bit of everything: happiness, sad...

A Little Something About Nothing

Meranthy Meza
December 2, 2016
Filed under Feature, Uncategorized

It’s not every week that nothing at all happens here at  El Modena High School. Normally there is some event that catches the interest of the student body, but this week was unusually calm, even boring, if I dare say so myself. The wind and the cold were the main topics of everyone’s conversations,...

The Man Behind the Hijinxs

The Man Behind the Hijinxs

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
November 18, 2016
Filed under Feature, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Media&Arts

Frontline: You recently started the brand Hijinx Cotton, how did the brand arise? Omar Mateo: Ever since the 9th grade I had wanted to start a clothing line. I've always had the idea and drive for it, but never the money nor confidence until a few months ago when I saved up some cash and met a lot...

An Insight on Mr. Giles

An Insight on Mr. Giles

Clarissa Covarrubias, Online Manager
November 15, 2016
Filed under Feature

Frontline: Where did you go to college? Mr. Giles: I attended Cal State University, Monterey Bay and then attended Long Beach. FL: What did you study? MG: I studied Latin American studies. FL: When did you start working for El Modena? MG: I started working for El Modena in the year 2014. ...

PJ On The Cuff

PJ On The Cuff

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
November 15, 2016
Filed under Feature, Music

Many of you know already know of the band, The Cuff, with El Modena seniors, Hunter Watts (bass) and PJ Frazier (drums). But what you may not know is that they have recently been fortunate enough to start recording an album. PJ and Hunter have known each other their whole lives, since their parents are fr...

The Importance of Being Earnest: Starring. . .

Meranthy Meza
November 15, 2016
Filed under Feature

Katie Cunningham as Gwendolen Fairfax Frontline: Can you describe your routine? Katie Cunningham: Every day Mrs. Gillen assigns us one of three different acts. We run through them and then she gives us feedback. FL: Can you tell us a little about the character you are portraying? KC: Her nam...

Noxious November

Noxious November

Ethan Simons, Staff Writer
November 14, 2016
Filed under Feature

  As somebody who was raised in Oregon, I have a hard time dealing with Orange County’s November-time. I find it much harder to get into the holiday spirit when the seasons don’t seem to be changing at all. The heat is a killer for me personally, I used to always look forward to the weather ar...

The Peaceful Protest

The Peaceful Protest

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
November 12, 2016
Filed under Feature

“Make America Great Again” read on lawn signs and car bumpers shows individuals’ support for the United State’s new Commander-In-Chief, Donald Trump. Many minority groups are questioning the authenticity of Trump’s campaign slogan, concerned that making America great again will be at the cost...

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