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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...

Die Hard on Christmas

Die Hard on Christmas

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer
December 12, 2016
Filed under Feature, Media&Arts, Showcase

1988’s “Die Hard” is among the greatest action films of all time, along with being a little-known gem of a Christmas movie. The premise is simple: one man trapped in a building, with terrorists and hostages. What follows is two hours of blood-pumping adrenaline, and great performances from Bruce...

From Calculus to Choreography

From Calculus to Choreography

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
December 10, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Media&Arts, Showcase

For weeks the El Modena campus was covered in a plethora of everything from flyers to pins to advertise the fifth annual Dancing with the Teachers, with the suspenseful tagline of, “Who will win?” We can now proclaim that calculus teacher Ms. Lissner alongside Megan Formanowicz and Sophia Pracil...

Must-Watch Netflix Original “The Crown”

Must-Watch Netflix Original “The Crown”

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

Based on the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II of Britain, Netflix Original The Crown follows a young Elizabeth (played by Claire Foy) as she adjusts to becoming Queen. The first season depicts the time from her marriage to Prince Philip (Matt Smith) in 1947 to 1955. Each episode is an hour with the first ...

Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Donavyn Suffel, Photographer
December 7, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts

"Ghost in the Shell" (GITS) since its release in 1995 has been a cult classic and an inspiration to many movies/shows in the cyber punk genre. The most notable being "The Matrix." "GITS" was originally a manga by Shirow Masamune and was then adapted into a movie directed by Mamoru Oshii. "GITS" on...

“Hacksaw Ridge”

“Hacksaw Ridge”

Donavyn Suffel, Photographer
December 6, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts

"Hacksaw Ridge" is an excellent movie directed by Mel Gibson. The movie is based off of a true story about Desmond Doss's [Andrew Garfield] heroic exploits in WWII. He was a field medic that refused to carry or shoot any gun during the war. In the Battle of Okinawa, Desmond saved 75 soldiers and was...

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Luisa Lopez, Fringe Editor
December 3, 2016
Filed under Feature, Media&Arts

   Everything, Everything is an young adult contemporary by Nicola Yoon released last year as her first book. I hadn’t read a book in a long time but this one immediately caught my attention, I read it in two sittings.   Everything, Everything makes you feel a little bit of everything: happiness, sad...

Oddities, Obscurities, Oh My!

Oddities, Obscurities, Oh My!

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
December 3, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

Los Angeles is a cultural hub known for an array of contemporary art museums such as The Los Angeles Contemporary Art Museum (L.A.C.M.A.) and the Museum of Contemporary Art (M.O.C.A), but those with a fascination for the peculiar can visit museums regarding the foundation of punk music, iconic local...

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...

20 Years of Pokémon

20 Years of Pokémon

Markus Albihn, Front Page Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

Many know of the popular franchise Pokémon. It features fictional creatures that are caught, trained and made to battle by Pokémon trainers. The craze began with the international release of the video games Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue on Nintendo Game Boy on September 30, 1998, but the series itself...

Snoop Dogg Drops the Mic and Pick Up a Spoon

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor
November 10, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Music

As if you thought 2016 couldn’t get any more wild, Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg are teaming up for a new cooking show. Their show, “Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner” premieres November 7th on VH1. Every episode will include a panel of their celebrity friends. The trailer for the series fea...

A Movie to Watch Over Thanksgiving Break

A Movie to Watch Over Thanksgiving Break

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Writer
November 5, 2016
Filed under Columns, Media&Arts, Showcase

Premiering November 18th, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, introduces us to Newt Scamander who travels to the USA in 1926 for the Magical Congress. While there he discovers a very Wizard-phobic America, reminiscent of the Era of the Salem Witch trials. ...

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