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The Last Leaf Falls.

Meranthy Meza
November 4, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Media&Arts, Music

Today marked the last day of the week long celebration of Dia de Los Muertos here at El Mo. The entire week was full of life (yes I went there) as the students came dressed in festive and classical Mexican attire and faces painted like skulls. While the entire week had something new to offer, today ...

Halloween at the Hollywood Bowl

Halloween at the Hollywood Bowl

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
November 4, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Music, Showcase

   Sitting in a crowd of costumes and singing to iconic Halloween songs, 52,500 individuals flocked to see Danny Elfman’s final performances at the Hollywood Bowl. This series of performances from October 28th through the 30th was the last time Elfman will perform his original score from Tim Burt...

Leonardo DiCaprio and Climate Change

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor
November 3, 2016
Filed under Columns, Media&Arts, Uncategorized

On October 30th, Leonardo DiCaprio premiered his documentary, “Before the Flood”. The documentary follows DiCaprio’s three year trek around the world visiting places where climate change has affected. In the beginning and throughout the film DiCaprio refers to the painting The Garden of Ea...

You Learn Something New Every Day

You Learn Something New Every Day

Ethan Simons, Staff Writer
November 1, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

  “Every Day” is a novel by David Levithan and follows the adventures of a being named “A” who wakes up within a different body each day. It tries to keep the person’s life intact by acting as the person normally would by accessing their memories. One day A inhabits a boy named Jason and...

Street Art or Destruction?

Street Art or Destruction?

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
October 28, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

British street artist Banksy once proclaimed that, “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” Embodying the controversy behind the wreckage of Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this past Wednesday the 26th of October. Trump was originally awarded his star...

The Importance of Orwell

The Importance of Orwell

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer
October 28, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

George Orwell, born  in 1903 as Eric Arthur Blair, is widely known as one of the most important authors of the 20th century. His novels and essays spoke volumes towards the critique of totalitarianism and democratic socialism, as well as communism and many other political aspects. His writings displayed...

A New World

A New World

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Writer
October 28, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Media&Arts, Showcase, Uncategorized

Sid Meier's Civilization has returned with Civilization VI. The video game's sixth main title in the Civilization series was released on October 21 and featured many classical characters the previous games have seen as well as introduced new government and diplomatic systems to have more control over...

An End to the Six Seconds

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor
October 27, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Uncategorized

Today, Twitter announced they would be shutting down Vine, an application millions of users created 6 second videos with. However those who’ve heard the news, don’t seem too concerned. While Vine’s easy to navigate app and countless amount of 6 second clips are enjoyable enough to stay on the app for ...

Black Mirror: Season Three [Series Review]

Black Mirror: Season Three [Series Review]

Markus Albihn, Front Page Editor
October 26, 2016
Filed under Focus, Media&Arts, Showcase, Uncategorized

  Originally broadcast on the British network Channel 4, "Black Mirror" is a Sci-Fi anthology series. It criticizes culture through its use of dark and sometimes satirical themes regarding the dangers of technological advancements in modern society. The creator of the show Charlie Brooker stated th...

A Movie For Halloween

A Movie For Halloween

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Wrifter
October 21, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Uncategorized

     As Halloween swiftly approaches, we begin to get in the mood of getting our scare on. “Train to Busan” is a Korean horror film, filled with zombies, blood, tears, and more zombies.      This flick introduces a father-daughter duo as well as classical archetypal characters. As we ha...

Take on Media

Zach Saldivar, Online Manager
October 20, 2016
Filed under EMTV: Take On Media

Check out EMTV's first episode of the 2016 school year!

Mark Lester: El Modena Alum

Mark Lester: El Modena Alum

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
October 18, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Feature, Media&Arts, Showcase

  Mark Lester graduated from El Modena in 2007. Since then, Lester has graduated from UCLA and been busy making it big in LA. He has made many short films, commercials, and even started his own production company with his friends.   Mark Lester has not forgotten much about his time at El Mo. Howe...

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