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Live with Luis Balderas

Live with Luis Balderas

Mariah Pena, Staff Writer
November 10, 2016
Filed under Feature

Frontline: What is the name of the band youre in and how did it come about? Luis Balderas: Well it's Sidewalk Chumps and the name came about when our guitarist, Paul, was walking in the middle of the street. We said "there's a sidewalk for a reason" and he said "sidewalks are for chumps," and s...

A New Day

Meranthy Meza
November 10, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Feature

In the final month leading up to it, many emphasized the importance of this election and how absolutely historic it would be; they weren’t kidding. The morning after the decision was announced and I went to bid my Dad a good morning, the first thing he said to me was, “Trump’s your new president.”...

Mexican Sugar Skulls

Mexican Sugar Skulls

Clarissa Covarrubias, Online Manager
November 7, 2016
Filed under Feature, Showcase

At the end of October and beginning of November, the Mexican culture celebrates the Day of the Dead. The families of the deceased decorate the altars with sugar skulls, which are a popular symbol and often used to decorate the gravestones of the deceased.  These objects are called sugar skulls bec...

La Historia del Dia de los Muertos

Luisa Lopez, Fringe Editor
November 4, 2016
Filed under Feature, Showcase, Uncategorized

   Dia de los Muertos, otherwise known as Day of the dead is typically celebrated on November 1st and 2nd throughout Mexico. It is a day where family and friends come together to remember, celebrate and honor their deceased loved ones.   Scholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holida...

Cubs Break 108 Year Old Curse

Cubs Break 108 Year Old Curse

Bobby Almand, Staff Writer
November 3, 2016
Filed under Feature, Showcase, Sports

Last night the Chicago Cubs played the Cleveland Indians in a winner take all World Series game seven, that would almost surely change history.   The two teams had the longest championship droughts, not just in baseball, but in all of sports. One of the reigns of heartbreak would come to an end, a...

Thanksgiving in Southern California

Thanksgiving in Southern California

Abby Sheppard, Advertising Manager
November 3, 2016
Filed under Feature, Showcase

Turkey Trot On Thursday, November 24 the annual Turkey Trot will take place in Los Angeles. Runners have a choice between two scenic routes; a 5K or a 10K. Registration tables will open at 6:45 AM, and depending on race distance, starting at 8 or 8:30. This once a year tradition starts at t...

A Whole New World

Meranthy Meza
October 28, 2016
Filed under Feature

On the most important week of my school life, my family decided to take a trip to our home town in Mexico, completely blowing off the SAT I needed to take. Because who needs college anyways, right? Well, the trip started off fairly standard, waking up at four in the morning and getting into Tijuana around...

Don’t mess up when you dress up

Luisa Lopez, Fringe Editor
October 28, 2016
Filed under Feature, Showcase

Halloween is right around the corner, although it’s all fun and games it’s also usually a time where people choose to wear culturally insensitive and outright racist costumes and, though we are quick to call them out, people don’t always choose to listen. It’s sad to see people dressing up as, ...

Halloween History

Halloween History

Abby Sheppard, Advertising Manager
October 27, 2016
Filed under Feature, Showcase

October is the month that symbolizes nothing more than the simplicity of fall. Football is in full swing, the leaves are starting to change color and fall to the ground, everything tastes like pumpkin spice, and Halloween is celebrated among children all they way through adulthood. However, Halloween ...

From College to Chemistry Class

From College to Chemistry Class

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
October 20, 2016
Filed under Feature, Showcase

Jarit Unrau, or Mr. J to his students, recently graduated from Chapman University with a degree in biology and proceeded to join the El Mo staff as an AP/college prep chemistry teacher. Unrau attended Northwood High School in Irvine, CA and selected Chapman University as his college of choice, due to...

El Mo Honored at 25th Annual Choral Festival

El Mo Honored at 25th Annual Choral Festival

Markus Albihn, Front Page Editor
October 19, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Feature, Music, Showcase

  On Saturday, October 1st, 2016, four senior members of El Modena Vocal Music, Abigail Burnett, Sydney Metoyer, Cade Scanlon and Keomalu Wilson were selected by Mrs. Solis to be honored at Cal State Fullerton’s 25th Annual Fall Choral Festival.   The students were accompanied by many othe...

The Insight of Mrs. Hurtado

The Insight of Mrs. Hurtado

Clarissa Covarrubias, Online Manager
October 19, 2016
Filed under Feature, Showcase

Frontline: Where did you go to high school? Mrs. Hurtado: I don’t remember the name of the school, but it was in the Perris Unified School District.   FL: What did you pursue after high school? College or Career? MH: I pursed a career in early childhood development and became a presc...

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