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10 Must Eats for Homecoming

10 Must Eats for Homecoming

Jordan Cowdell, Front Editor
October 1, 2015
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Opus Dining & Cocktails – Chapman Avenue BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse – Tustin Marketplace Hibachi Steak House – Anaheim Kabuki Japanese Restaurant – Irvine Spectrum Tutto Fresco – Santa Ana Café Tu Tu Tango – Outlets of Orange Yard House – Irvine Spectrum Maggian...

Just Keep Swimming

Just Keep Swimming

Fatima Shamsi, Online Manager
September 29, 2015
Filed under El Mo News, Feature, Focus, Showcase

As a senior, Francesca Sarmiento, thrives in two AP Courses, sets an example for academic excellence, swims in Aquatics, and juggles being a good member of the community. Each day, Sarmiento enters ElMo with a promise; to be a better student than she was yesterday. She rushes to each of her classes w...

Homecoming Court in Wonderland

Homecoming Court in Wonderland

Lauren Kliewer, Editor-In-Chief
September 28, 2015
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Rayyan Khan Frontline: Who do you relate to the most in Alice in Wonderland? Rayyan Khan: March Hare because he is the sidekick to the Mat Hatter and all my friends are insane. FL: If you fell down the hole, where would you want to end up? RK: Antarctica because I want to be surrounded by p...

You did it again, Mr. Miller

You did it again, Mr. Miller

Fatima Shamsi, Online Manager
September 23, 2015
Filed under Feature, Focus, Media&Arts

Thirty years after Mad Max: Thunderdome (released in 1985), George Miller finally directed and produced MadMax: Fury Road. This fourth movie of the Mad Max charter was set to be recorded and released earlier if it was notfor certain complications. Miller rebooted the project as in 2009, and filming was...

The Legend of Korra

The Legend of Korra

Doug Sagalongos, Staff Writer
September 18, 2015
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“The Legend of Korra,” taking place after its parent series “The Last Airbender,” was released on April 14, 2012. Similar to its predecessor, the show was a hit and was loved by most critics and viewers. “The Legend of Korra” has been praised by reviewers for addressing not only sociopolitical...

Welcoming Back Mrs. Hemans

Welcoming Back Mrs. Hemans

Fatima Shamsi, Online Manager
September 17, 2015
Filed under El Mo News, Focus, FrontlineFeed, Showcase

Prior to becoming part of the administration, Mrs. Hemans taught sciences at El Mo for six years until 2012. She is ecstatic to work with all of the new staff members. She feel that our school is at the heights of greatness and is enjoying her return. Mrs. Hemans, originally from Oklahoma, is mar...

Drama’s Most Accomplished

Drama’s Most Accomplished

Jessica Cedillo, Photographer
September 15, 2015
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This year El Modena's theater class has made an enormous effort to encourage students to participate in their new activities. For example, they have organized movie nights, poetry slams, and various musicals. Drama has become a place where they are able to step out of their comfort zone in a safe environment...

September 11, 2001

September 11, 2001

Presley Lozano, Style Editor
September 11, 2015
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Fourteen years ago America suffered a great lose. Fourteen years ago, the U.S. lost 2,996 citizens, mothers, fathers, uncle, aunts, brothers, and sisters. Fourteen years ago the country gave way to 2,977 physically harmed victims, and countless emotionally. Fourteen years ago from this very day, America...

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

Jessica Cedillo, Photographer
September 9, 2015
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"Black Lives Matter," has become a worldwide slogan used in social media acknowledging the movement in the United States that began in July, 2013 after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Florida shooting that caused the death of African-American teenager Trayvon Martin. The Black Lives Matter...

Having a Perspective on Happiness

Having a Perspective on Happiness

Fatima Shamsi, Online Manager
September 8, 2015
Filed under Feature, Focus, Showcase

Merriam-Webster’s definition of the word happiness is “the state of being happy.” But what does happiness mean to us as individuals?   Senior Jessica Oh describes the feeling almost perfectly. She states, “Happiness is a state of mind where I am content with life.” Most of us will ...

An After School Treat

An After School Treat

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer
August 29, 2015
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With the temperatures rising and the new school year just beginning, students are searching for a place to cool down from the heat and unwind from the academic toil of the day. Fortunately, Spatel Desserts has recently made its Grand Opening on Chapman Avenue, providing a wide assortment of homemade...

RAD Camp: Rising Above Disabilities

Christina Davenport, Copy Editor, Media & Arts Editor
August 29, 2015
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RAD camp, summer camp for people with developmental disabilities, provides amazing experiences for campers and counselors alike.  The camp offers a variety of activities complete with music, arts and crafts, games, swimming, and more. The message of RAD camp is simple, but often overlooked: people...

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