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Milo Ventimiglia: Famous El Mo Alumni

Milo Ventimiglia: Famous El Mo Alumni

Donavyn Suffel, Photographer
October 18, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Feature, Media&Arts, Showcase

   Milo Ventimiglia, an El Modena alumni has become a very successful actor who can be seen on the current show “This is Us” on NBC.   Milo graduated from El Modena in the year 1995. During his time at El Mo, Ventimiglia was a CIF champion in wrestling, acted in drama productions, and held office...

El Modena’s First Fall Festival

El Modena’s First Fall Festival

Abby Sheppard, Advertising
October 15, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

DRAMA Students participating in drama on campus had the honors of performing at the first ever, fall festival. With the topic of Urban Legends, drama students excitingly fulfilled a captivating show. Their performances were broken down into five categories. All five acts consisted of humor-like a...

Films Amongst the Formaldehyde

Films Amongst the Formaldehyde

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
October 14, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

Roaming through the graves and following a path of palm trees, you have now reached your destination at Cinespia in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The thought of attending a movie in a cemetery may seem frightening to the faint of heart, but the community of movie buffs, pumping music that correlates...

The Nature Center Comes Alive with Death and Life

Meranthy Meza
October 14, 2016
Filed under Editor's Picks, El Mo News, Media&Arts, Showcase

Today El Modena held their very first Art Festival in the Nature Center. The event began at three-thirty and lasted until six-thirty. Several classes visited the event during their respective periods, and each saw something completely unique. Imagine walking into the beautiful, isolated nature center,...

Midwest Mentality, West Coast Sass

Midwest Mentality, West Coast Sass

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
September 30, 2016
Filed under Feature, Media&Arts, Showcase

Pursuing show business and a need for a change of scenery, sophomore Mia Vasquez moved from the Midwest to the West Coast. With proficiency in dancing and talents in acting and singing, this triple threat recently danced alongside "Dance Moms" star Maddie Ziegler on Nickelodeon's TV series “Nicky, Ricky,...

Noteworthy News

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor
September 29, 2016
Filed under Columns, Media&Arts

Keeping up with the news seems almost like a chore but not when living in the 21st century, where many entertaining news talk shows are extremely accessible and entertaining.   Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is a talk show hosted by former Daily Show writer John Oliver, on his show he speaks ab...

Berserk (1997) Review

Berserk (1997) Review

Donavyn Suffel, Photographer
September 28, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Uncategorized

Before the most recent adaptations of "Berserk" in 2016 and the movies in 2012/2013, there was the 1997 anime which ran for 25 episodes. The animation studio that worked on "Berserk" was "OLM,inc", most known for their works on the “Pokemon” anime series also released in that same year.      ...

Knights of Sidonia

Knights of Sidonia

Donavyn Suffel, Photographer
September 28, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts

“Knights of Sidonia” is an excellent, unknown, must watch Netflix Original “Knights of Sidonia” is a tragic tale of love, loss, war, survival, and conspiracy all wrapped up in a two season animated series. Many people will turn away from this series due to its visual style, that being a 3D...

Not so Strange

Not so Strange

Zach Saldivar, Online Manager
September 12, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

Stranger Things, written and directed by the Duffer Brothers, has exploded over the last two months. The show is a Netflix Original, meaning, the only place to see it is on Netflix. But that seems to be no worry for Netflix or its audience. As the show garnered over 14 million viewers in the first 35 day...

Apple’s September 2016 Special Event

Apple’s September 2016 Special Event

Victoria Tran, Staff Writer
September 8, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Music

On Wednesday, September 7, at 10 AM, Apple CEO Tim Cook began uncovering the latest and greatest secrets about the world's most valuable brand. Each September brings a new iPhone to the already impressive product line, but this year spawned one of the biggest updates since the jump from 5 to the 6. ...

eSports: Underappreciated and Undervalued

eSports: Underappreciated and Undervalued

Markus Albihn, Front Page Editor
September 7, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase, Sports

eSports is an industry that not many are familiar with even though its rapidly grown within recent years. Even now one may question, "What is eSports?" eSports is essentially the fancy name for competitive video games and/or pro gaming.  With the emergence of online streaming networks like Twitch.tv...

No Rest for the Fabulous

No Rest for the Fabulous

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
September 2, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase, Sports

What right do classically trained dancers have to reinvent their style to fit hard-hitting hip hop? The Vanguard Dance Company challenges this paradigm by producing choreography that includes moves from the roots of hip hop. Creating a better understanding and respect for one of the world’s most widespread...

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