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Mass Effect: Andromeda

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Writer
March 17, 2017
Filed under Columns, Media&Arts, Showcase

Scheduled for realease on March 21st, Mass Effect: Andromeda is the fourth video game installment to the Mass Effect series developed by BioWare. Retaining its sci-fi role-playing strategy, the game begins in the distant future of the 22nd century in our homely Milky Way Galaxy. The player chooses...

Watch “Stranger Things”

Watch “Stranger Things”

James Joslyn, Photographer
March 16, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

If you like mystery, suspense, and a touch of horror, then you must watch Netflix original, Stranger Things created by Matt Duffer, and Ross Duffer. The suspense of Stranger Things sucks you in, once you start the series you won’t be able to stop. If desired, you can knock this show out in a day...

How Portland Became Portlandia

How Portland Became Portlandia

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
March 10, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

Portland, Oregon sparked as a haven for musicians and other artistic individuals during the mid to late 1990s following popular interest in the Pacific Northwest after the explosive grunge and Riot Grrrl scene. The combination of a creative hippie-esque nature, actually nature, low cost of living, and...

Who Are The White Helmets

Who Are The White Helmets

Angel De Rosas, Sports Editor
March 7, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

The white helmets are a group of volunteer men and women in parts of Syria whose purpose is to help the people affected by the daily attacks on neighborhoods.  Late last year a Netflix original documentary was released following a group of volunteers who recounted events over their time serving. ...

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...

A Tribute to Bill Paxton

A Tribute to Bill Paxton

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer
February 27, 2017
Filed under Feature, Media&Arts, Showcase

Actor Bill Paxton passed away at age 61 due to surgery complications. He was a beloved man of Hollywood, with a career that spanned over 30 years. Paxton did not build his career on leading roles like many actors, but instead acted as the supporting man in many classics from throughout the years. With...

A Sociopath Next Door

A Sociopath Next Door

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Writer
February 24, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

As many of his students may know by now, Mr. Mac is reading a book titled "The Sociopath Next Door," by Martha Stout PhD. "It is a Nonfiction book, as any book I read is, and I originally started reading it so I could teach the disorders chapters in psychology."  Mac continues by explaining his lack...

SNL, Gone Too Far?

SNL, Gone Too Far?

Angel De Rosas, Sports Editor
February 21, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

To people who are familiar with Saturday Night Live, they know that at times they may use satire to make light of a situation.   In the early months of the presidential campaigns, SNL found then republican candidate Donald Trump to be a popular target. Now a month and a half into his presidency S...

Rachel Lindsay Becomes Next Bachelorette

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor
February 19, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts

The Bachelor and Bachelorette series have infamously been associated with their lack of diversity. While a long-awaited announcement, the series has finally decided to feature a black woman as the bachelorette. For regular fans of The Bachelor empire, their viewing experience was abruptly interrupt...

The Evolution of Coachella

The Evolution of Coachella

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
February 18, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Music, Showcase

   Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California showcases an eclectic mix of both mainstream and indie artists and musicians during two consecutive weekends in mid-spring.   This is a sharp departure from the early days of Coachella, with it’s inauguration in October of 1999...

Happy Birthday Happy!

Happy Birthday Happy!

Bobby Almand, Staff Writer
February 16, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase, Sports

21 years ago today, perhaps the greatest golf movie of all time, and one of my personal favorite movies was released. Of course, I talk about Happy Gilmore. The classic comedy follows Adam Sandler as an emotional 20-something who's goal since he was little was to play hockey, but there's just one problem,...

EMTV Cupid Segment

February 14, 2017
Filed under EMTV: Take On Media

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