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“I Am Jane Doe”

“I Am Jane Doe”

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
June 9, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

   “I am Jane Doe.” “I am Jane Doe.” “I am Jane Doe.” 26% of them are children. 55% are women and girls. The popularity of child sex trafficking continues to rise as the accessibility of purchasing children, such as on the website Backpage.com, is compared to the simplicity of ordering ...

The Risk of Livestreams

The Risk of Livestreams

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

With a growing audience, and a growing number of content creators, live streaming has become a worldwide industry. Many streaming sites, such as Twitch and Chinese site Xiandanjia, pay their streamers using ad revenue or their subscriber base who pay a monthly fee to have perks. Websites such as Facebook...

L.A. Point of View

L.A. Point of View

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
May 12, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts

With a population of over 4 million hopeful starlets, this Mecca of fame and fortune known as Los Angeles is a la la la land for dreamers. Though, breaking the superficial layer are dingy dazzlers that juxtapose the glamour. Below are the places within the neighborhoods of Los Angeles that create...

El Modena Dance Showcase

El Modena Dance Showcase

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase, Sports

The aroma of hairspray, blinding lights, and twirling costumes can only mean one thing—the El Modena Dance Showcase is just around the corner. The yearly event showcases dance routines performed throughout the 2016-2017 school year at assemblies and competitions, and features projects on the art of...

Beauty, Brains, and Bravery

Beauty, Brains, and Bravery

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

You know her as the belovedly bossy Hermoine and, recently, the caring heroine, Belle, in “Beauty and the Beast”. However, Emma Watson is more than just an actress. She is an activist, feminist, and a role model.   She has starred in many movies since the end of Harry Potter, graduated from...

The 2017 Summer Movie Season

The 2017 Summer Movie Season

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer
April 24, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

We all love the summer blockbuster movie season, where our favorite super heroes and action stars clutter the big screen during the warm summer days at the movies. This year, like always, we are sure to expect multiple giant blockbusters to entertain us throughout the dog days or summer. Whether you're...

Pixar’s “Coco”

Pixar’s “Coco”

Luisa Lopez, Fringe Editor
April 14, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Uncategorized

With an all Latino cast, people are very excited to see what Pixar has in store for this movie. Set in Mexico, the upcoming original film “Coco” centers on Miguel, a twelve-year-old musician who ends up lost in the Land of the Dead. One of the first times that Pixar decided to feature an all Latino cast. Di...

EMTV Episode 5

April 13, 2017
Filed under EMTV: Take On Media

In honor of EMTV's 5th episode, we decide to do this one all about the number FIVE. We hope you guys enjoy!

Mulan in Live Action

Mulan in Live Action

Scarlet Edwards, Copy/Style Editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts

  In the past few years, Disney has been producing an increased amount of live-action remakes to classic films. Most recently was the new release of “Beauty and the Beast,” which received high praises. However, there is also another in the process of creation, a live-action “Mulan,” which...

Julia the Muppet: Autism and Acceptance

Julia the Muppet: Autism and Acceptance

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
March 31, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

   “It’s just that Julia has autism. So sometimes it takes her a little longer to do things.” Elmo tells Big Bird as he educates his friend on the proper interaction with children with autism by creating acceptance of those with diverse mental and behavioral differences.   Julia the Muppet is a character in the...

Films’ Influence on Fashion

Films’ Influence on Fashion

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
March 24, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase, Style

Fashion depicted in film is used to introduce its characters before the dialogue begins by acknowledging the periodization and culture of the film. Audience members wanting to embody these characters take influence from their fashions. Illuminating the ability of film to spark contemporary fashion trends. Filmmaker...

Once Upon a Mattress

Once Upon a Mattress

Abby Sheppard, Advertising Editor
March 23, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

   Proudly mentioned before, this year marks El Modenas 50th anniversary. Mrs. Gillen introduced the audience to this performance by calling it a “legacy season” as herself and family members have participated in this same act.    The musical started with dramatic piano playing, and an introd...

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