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Filming Forward

Filming Forward

Chandler Herrera, Fringe Editor
April 28, 2016
Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, El Mo News, Feature, Focus, FrontlineFeed, Humans of El Modena (HOEM)

El Modena’s very own Joshua Seigel, Senior was featured the Newport Beach Film Festival “We’re being watched” April 21st-28th. Seigel’s very own short film was selected out of thousands contestants to be celebrated in 2016’s festival.   If you don’t already know the Newport Beach...

Earth Day Everyday

Earth Day Everyday

Presley Lozano, Style Editor
April 22, 2016
Filed under Feature, FrontlineFeed, Uncategorized

Everyday I drive by Peter's canyon and the hills of Santiago Canyon. One day mint green powder unnaturally covered the foliage of the fields. Chemicals covered the land-- instead of natural bushes and tumbleweed, dead grass lay solemn on the empty fields. Animal's homes were torn down for new homes to...

Rookie of the Year

Chandler Herrera, Fringe Editor
April 21, 2016
Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, El Mo News, Feature, Focus, FrontlineFeed, Humans of El Modena (HOEM)

   Sophomore Angel Zarate, Boy’s Varsity Golf all star shares all about what makes him who he is. Zarate plays numerous sport including golf, soccer, and volleyball. Although he excels at all three of these very different sports, golf seems to take the most notice by his fellow teammates and coac...

Symbiosis and Serotonin

Symbiosis and Serotonin

Presley Lozano, Style Editor
March 31, 2016
Filed under Feature, FrontlineFeed, Uncategorized

   People all around seek various forms of comfort; in this comfort, people seek reward, satisfaction, relief. But what about the plain remedy of companionship versus the desire to reside to habitual substance (no matter its severity)? What about the simplicity of seeing a stranger's smile, or a ba...

Filter This

Filter This

Chandler Herrera, Fringe Editor
March 24, 2016
Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, Feature, FrontlineFeed, Showcase

Whenever you go to post a picture on Instagram, Snapchat, or Twitter the very first option they give you is, "what filter do you want to place on your picture?" This option varies from different shades of color, black and white, brightness, contrast, saturation, and structure. There are potentially thousa...

Spirit Week Upset?

Spirit Week Upset?

Christian Duarte, Staff Writer
March 17, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Feature

  In the past, the Senior class usually comes out on top with almost no competition. This year has brought on a new and different obstacle: motivated underclassmen.   The Freshman class brought on an average game Monday, March 14th. The game consisted of water balloons, tangled hoses, a wooden ...

The Art of Complaining

The Art of Complaining

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer
March 15, 2016
Filed under Columns, Feature, Focus

Humans tend to have a love-hate relationship with complaining. While it is always satisfying to vocalize a meaty complaint against a friend who wronged you or a school teacher who assigns too much homework, people also associate complaining with negativity and pettiness. How is it then that we are irritated...

The Beauty Virus

The Beauty Virus

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer
March 14, 2016
Filed under Columns, Feature

I might think of myself as strong and independent Or intelligent and wise Or compassionate and generous But my pretty face hides my weaknesses and stupidity My bitterness and naivety   For if my lashes are not curled and there is no depth to my eyes How can I be kind? If...

Living Life to the Fullest

Living Life to the Fullest

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer
March 8, 2016
Filed under Feature, Focus, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Music

What defines an exciting life? According to Senior Sam Silva, it is doing what he loves. Although Silva stays true to his word, the gateway to living a life of intrigue lies not only in doing what one loves, but also learning about the interesting lives and perspectives of others. Silva lives a fascinat...

A Peek Into Real Life

A Peek Into Real Life

Francesca Sarmiento and Celia Janes
March 2, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Feature, Focus, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Media&Arts

   El Modena’s very own celebrity praised author, and class favorite, Mrs. Kim who recently released  her second novel titled In Real Life. The novel is a story that we can all relate to...an (online) love story.    The book entails a teenage girl named Hannah Cho, who meets her best friend o...

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 ...

Swept Away by Santiago Santanas

Swept Away by Santiago Santanas

Francesca Sarmiento, Staff Writer
February 12, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Feature

   After a successful “trial run” with McPherson Magnet School, El Modena welcomes another herd of hormonal tweens from Santiago Charter Middle School. The eighth graders were divided into three groups that would rotate from the amphitheater to the cafeteria to the gym, eagerly anticipating all ...

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