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EMTV: The Next Generation

Donavyn Suffel, Photographer
August 29, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Media&Arts

EMTV is undergoing a great reform. For better or for worse? Only time will tell.   Over the course of its lifespan, EMTV has always been an unknown class to both the students and staff of El Modena , up until last school year that is, when EMTV (with the help of the students and staff of ...

The Looking Glass Wars

The Looking Glass Wars

Natalia Huanosto, Staff Writer
June 7, 2016
Filed under Columns, Media&Arts

   The Looking Glass Wars is a book by Frank Beddor inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. In the story, we learn that Alyss Heart was to be heir to Wonderland's queendom. However, when Alyss's parents are murdered by her vengeful aunt, Redd, and she barely escapes Redd's hateful clutche...

One Season Wonder

One Season Wonder

Mackenzie Watkins, Advertising Editor
June 5, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

  Freaks and Geeks was released on September 25, 1999 and immediately created a cult following within the teenage community. The show follows Lindsay Weir and brother Sam as they navigate life through the halls of William McKinley High School.   Lindsay and Sam are average kids from a boring s...

One Minute

One Minute

Christina Davenport, Media and Arts Editor
June 2, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

The girl stood frozen in the hallway of her school, a flurry of other students about her like a flock of birds.  The little bronze watch ticked on her arm. She liked to hold it up to her ear and hear the tick tick tick. There is a strange solace in the steady passage of time. Tick tick tick. It was...

And I Am Horribly Limited

And I Am Horribly Limited

Scarlet Edwards, Staff Writer
May 31, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

“I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am hor...

Incredible novels every human should read

Incredible novels every human should read

Fatima Shamsi, Online Manager
May 26, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk A Separate Peace by John Knowles A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini Me Before You by Jojo Moyes The Catcher in t...

The Drama Heightens

The Drama Heightens

Lauren Kliewer, Editor-in-Chief
May 23, 2016
Filed under Columns, Media&Arts, Showcase

Today on May 23, 2016, the Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher took the stage. After a major heartbreak on live television last season, Fletcher wanted to try to find her own true love. It seems that these reality T.V. shows draw in millions of viewers, fans, and even obsessors. The day after, you can walk...

Marvelous Marvel

Marvelous Marvel

Justin Spitzer, Sports Editor
May 13, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts

Over the years the comic books have been developed into major movie productions for the masses. This gives all movie goers a good view of what these comic books were like and which side they like better, Marvel or DC. The most obvious difference between the Marvel and DC is the lineup of superheroes...

DC: Home of the True Heros

DC: Home of the True Heros

Mackenzie Watkins, Advertising Editor
May 9, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

    The super infused world of DC Comics was established back in May of 1934. The company created their reputation with characters such as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Aquaman, The Flash, and many others. DC ranks high above other competitors, such as Marvel, because of the...

McCandless Was Something Else…

McCandless Was Something Else…

Mackenzie Watkins, Advertising Editor
May 9, 2016
Filed under Columns, Media&Arts

   When I first read Krakauer’s novel Into the Wild, I was inspired by the story of Chris McCandless. It was raw and pulled on all the heart strings it could. Krakauer’s words inspired me to take into consideration both the beauty in life and nature along with its dangers and mystery. Krakauer...

The Aspirations of Inspiration

The Aspirations of Inspiration

Jordan Cowdell, Front Editor
May 8, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

Junior Emily Rodriguez has been drawing for as long as she can remember. She uses drawing as an expression of her creative and unique mind, explaining that she uses whatever materials she can to transform the image in her mind onto the canvas in front of her. Through the eye-catching diversities set ...

You Don’t Hear About This Book Every Day

You Don’t Hear About This Book Every Day

Scarlet Edwards, Staff Writer
May 3, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

  Many people read books to escape the monotony of their lives and venture into the unknown of someone else’s, but David Levithan’s Every Day has a whole new take on that idea.   Each day, the main character, A, wakes up in the body of someone else. It’s been like that for the entirety of A’s li...

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