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“I Am Jane Doe”

“I Am Jane Doe”

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
June 9, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

   “I am Jane Doe.” “I am Jane Doe.” “I am Jane Doe.” 26% of them are children. 55% are women and girls. The popularity of child sex trafficking continues to rise as the accessibility of purchasing children, such as on the website Backpage.com, is compared to the simplicity of ordering ...

Young Forever

Young Forever

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Writer
June 7, 2017
Filed under Showcase

Growing up, I moved a total of six times, never graduating with the same group of kids, or keeping the same friends for longer than three years.    It was no surprise that I grew up socially awkward. I never prioritized making friends, or ever went out. I became accustomed to living a seclude...

Albert Pujols Joins the 600 Home Run Club

Albert Pujols Joins the 600 Home Run Club

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer
June 5, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

On Saturday night at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Albert Pujols became just the ninth player ever to reach 600 home runs. Pujols is a living legend of the baseball world, racking up impressive stats throughout his long career in both St. Louis and LA. He is the first player to reach the 600 club on a grand...

Make A Difference

Make A Difference

Clarissa Covarrubias, Online Manager
June 4, 2017
Filed under Showcase

In my life, I have encountered multiple challenges that have changed and shaped my life today. In my experience, I always thought that change occurred when you lost a loved one or when your best friend moves to a different state. Whether bad or good, these changes have a big impact on a person. These...

Finding Your Groove

Finding Your Groove

Abby Sheppard, Advertising Editor
June 2, 2017
Filed under Showcase

   We begin each day with the same routine. We wake, get ready and get in our cars to fight the morning traffic. But eventually there comes a day when life throws us a curve, where we are thrown out of our specific routines. When that occurs, we are left with a feeling. The feeling is almost awkward....

The Ugly Side of Baseball?

The Ugly Side of Baseball?

Bobby Almand, Staff writer
June 2, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

After a bench clearing fight resulted in the suspension of both Bryce Harper and pitcher Hunter Strickland, Harper has since appealed, and then dropped his appeal resulting in a total 3 game suspension. The fight stemmed from bad blood between the two after Harper hit a pair of homers off the Gia...

From the Cafeteria to Carnegie Hall

From the Cafeteria to Carnegie Hall

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
June 2, 2017
Filed under El Mo News, Music, Showcase

Frontline: How did Chambers, Harmonia, and Men’s Choir place? Justin Ellis: Chambers got silver or 3rd, Harmonia got gold or 1st, and Men's Choir got gold or 1st. The scores work is that you can get bronze, silver, or gold, based on what percentile your score fits in with the national average. On...

All You Need is a Door

All You Need is a Door

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
May 31, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

To be cliche, people like to say that when one door closes, another door opens. When you do not end up doing what you want to do, what you've been working for or hoping for, there is always another opportunity waiting for you. Five years ago, I fell in love with travel when I went to Europe. Since t...

I Got By With a Little Help From My Friends

I Got By With a Little Help From My Friends

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
May 31, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

 I was never big on school dances, Spirit Week celebrations, or assemblies. I loathed waking up early, pulling all nighters for school work, or just the simple task of having to spend 7 to 8 hours of my life every day in a classroom. High school is a strange thing. You love it without knowing you lo...

P.A.L. Alliance: The First of Many

P.A.L. Alliance: The First of Many

Scarlet Edwards, Copy/Style Editor
May 30, 2017
Filed under El Mo News, Showcase

  Today, May 30, 2017, was P.A.L.’s first P.A.L. Alliance with the 2017-2018 ASB class. El Modena’s P.A.L. Alliance was inspired by many other school’s P.A.L.-like groups doing similar activities. The goal of P.A.L. Alliance is to help encourage groups on campus to become more closely bonded....

The Importance of Family

The Importance of Family

Kara Perkins, El Mo News Editor
May 30, 2017
Filed under Showcase

Ever since I was a little girl, my parents have continually been by my side, and as our family grew, so have my two younger brothers, Caden and James. Each person has shown characteristics that I have always wanted to weave into who I want to become. My dad; extremely intelligent and hard working, but...

Music Icon Gregg Allman Passes

Music Icon Gregg Allman Passes

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer
May 29, 2017
Filed under Feature, Music, Showcase

On May 27, a legend of the music world passed. Gregg Allman, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, passed away at his home in Georgia. Allman was a pioneer of the southern rock and roll music scene during the early 70's. The Allman Brothers were staples of the genre during the time, and remain...

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