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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...

Artist of the Year Nominee: Xavier Williams

Artist of the Year Nominee: Xavier Williams

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
March 2, 2017
Filed under Feature, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Media&Arts, Showcase

Xavier Williams is a senior who was nominated for the O.C Register's artist of the year by Mrs. Mull. Xavier submitted a segment of the EMTV's series "What in the world is going on with...".  Xavier is an extremely dedicated student to the art of film; he is a huge part of the EMTV program taking p...

Parayao Deciphers Personalities

Parayao Deciphers Personalities

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
February 4, 2017
Filed under Feature, Humans of El Modena (HOEM)

Roaming the halls of El Modena with a striped scarf and signature fedora, junior Kylan Parayao finds interest in discovering the personalities of his fellow students. Specifically the difference between introverts and extroverts, in which this hobby was sparked by his life as an introvert and his observant...

Getting To Know Beaman

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Writer
January 27, 2017
Filed under Columns, Humans of El Modena (HOEM)

Some would be surprised to find out Mr. Beaman, the teacher responsible for El Mo’s reputable Ceramic class, AP Art History, as well as the soccer team coach, had no idea what his dream job was until after college.    Beaman muddled around for about a year after graduating college until he decided ...

Bold, Brave and Bubbly Brandt

Bold, Brave and Bubbly Brandt

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
January 20, 2017
Filed under Feature, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Showcase

“I have been teaching for a bit now, and every year a student or two asks me, ‘Ms. Brandt, what was the defining moment of your generation?’  My response, ‘9/11.’  Their response validates that they are aware of the day.  What their response lacks is the gut punching feeling it leaves me wit...

William Wallace Wows with his Pictures

William Wallace Wows with his Pictures

James Joslyn, photographer
January 19, 2017
Filed under Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Showcase

Humans of El Modena are all unique. Whether you have a crazy back story, or you have different hobbies than other students, no two students are the same. Junior William Wallace is extremely passionate about photography and is one of the best photographers on campus. William grew up in Orange County and is...

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...

An Interview with Miss Prism, herself

An Interview with Miss Prism, herself

Abby Sheppard, Advertising
December 14, 2016
Filed under Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Showcase

FRONTLINE: What is one thing that you do before walking on stage? CASSIDY CONTRERAS:  I get really nervous before go on stage, so I find the people I have lines with before I go on and practice our scenes a few times before we go on stage. FL: How do you deal with the audience looking at you,...

A Return To Shelby

A Return To Shelby

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Writer
December 11, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, FrontlineFeed, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Showcase, Uncategorized

Before the election, Frontline had the chance to sit down with Mrs. Shelby who shared her views about the possible election of Donald Trump. After the election, we interviewed her again where she had the opportunity to clarify her views that were taken out of context in our previous publication. ...

Where’s Earnest?

Where’s Earnest?

Abby Sheppard, Advertising
December 7, 2016
Filed under Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Showcase

  Friday December 2, Victorian music filled the Drama room as viewers entered to watch students perform “The Importance of Being Earnest.”   Mrs. Gillen, the current drama teacher, once a student at El Modena did this play in the year of 1967-1968 under the direction of her teacher M...

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...

If You’re Not Overachieving You’re Underachieving

If You’re Not Overachieving You’re Underachieving

James Joslyn, Photographer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Showcase

Many students fail to reach their full potential due to being afraid of failure. Students who have the capability and skills to enroll in an AP (advanced placement) class often stick to the easy route because… well it's easy.  Junior Nick Real is not one to take the easy way out considering he is in not one, but ...

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