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City of Michael: The Story of an LA Influencer

City of Michael: The Story of an LA Influencer

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
January 28, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Music, Showcase

Frontline: When did you start your YouTube channel 'City of Michael'? Michael Korte: I started my Youtube channel when I moved to Los Angeles two years ago. With the most pure of intentions, I wanted to be creating original, creative content...it started with just one subscriber...whom most likely was...

Glover and Gambino; A Dynamic Duo

Glover and Gambino; A Dynamic Duo

Samantha Venegas, Media & Arts Editor
January 20, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Music

Donald Glover and Childish Gambino have both taken over so many aspects of the entertainment industry, and they’re the same person. Whether you’re a fan of Glover’s acting or his musical pseudonym, Gambino, there’s no sign of his success in either industry ceasing. Donald Glover among other things, is a writ...

Vanguard Percussion Ensemble

Vanguard Percussion Ensemble

Natalia Huanosto, Op/Ed Editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under El Mo News, Music, Showcase

Vanguards are high school students who attend El Modena High School.   Percussion is defined by Google as, “musical instruments played by striking with the hand or with a handheld or pedal-operated stick or beater, or by shaking, including drums, cymbals, xylophones, gongs, bells, and rattles.”  ...

Norah’s Back to Jazz

Norah’s Back to Jazz

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Music, Showcase

With an extremely interesting background, American singer-songwriter, Norah Jones is the daughter of Indian sitar player and composer Ravi Shankar and Australian actress Sue Jones. She pursued music since she was young and majored in jazz piano. Jones has been named the top jazz artist of the 2000–...

Punk and Politics

Punk and Politics

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
January 14, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Music, Showcase

   Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine performed at the OC Observatory on January seventh in support for Reverend Horton Heat. The mix of rockabillies and punks fed off the eccentric nature and anti-corruption beliefs of the former Dead Kennedys’ frontman, Jello Biafra.   Biafra...

Mendes Madness

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor
January 13, 2017
Filed under Music, Uncategorized

Shawn Mendes, unlike most 18 year olds, has released two albums, both of which debuted number 1 on Billboard Top 200 and straight off the recent release of his sophomore album, “Illuminate”, he’s about to embark on the Illuminate World Tour. Mendes made his mark on an app called Vine, which recently anno...

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...

Muddy Magnolias

Muddy Magnolias

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
December 13, 2016
Filed under Music, Showcase

Created by Jessy Wilson and Kallie North in 2014, the Muddy Magnolias is a blues, rock, and country band from Nashville, Tennessee. Jessy Wilson is a Brooklyn native who was mentored by John Legend and moved to Nashville to expand her music, and Kallie North was a photographer. The duo met through a ph...

First Time in Four Years

First Time in Four Years

November 18, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Music, Showcase

  “The first time of four years,” that phrase was being repeated over and over again by members of the El Modena Marching Band and Color Guard. On November 12th, 2016, the El Mo Band and Guard made it to finals in the first time in four years.   On November 12th, El Modena High school hosted the Califor...

PJ On The Cuff

PJ On The Cuff

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
November 15, 2016
Filed under Feature, Music

Many of you know already know of the band, The Cuff, with El Modena seniors, Hunter Watts (bass) and PJ Frazier (drums). But what you may not know is that they have recently been fortunate enough to start recording an album. PJ and Hunter have known each other their whole lives, since their parents are fr...

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...

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 ...

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