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The Growlers and the City Club

The Growlers and the City Club

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
January 31, 2017
Filed under Music, Showcase

The Growlers have a unique sound that has been labeled as “beach goth” which basically means a mix of garage, surf, and psychedelic rock. What is so intriguing about this relatively local band (having originating in Dana Point, California) is that their sound makes you feel morbidly optimistic, ...

Series of Unfortunate Events [Review]

Series of Unfortunate Events [Review]

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Columns, Media&Arts

  The new Netflix original series, “Series of Unfortunate Events”, based upon the Daniel Handler book series of the same name features headline actors such as Patrick Warburton who plays Lemony Snicket, the series’ narrator, and Neil Patrick Harris who plays the dastardly Count Olaf. It also ...

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–...

My Winter Break Binge: Gilmore Girls

My Winter Break Binge: Gilmore Girls

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
January 11, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

On November 25th, 2016, the Netflix Original series “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” was aired. Before that, however, there was the subtle hints of pictures with poptart and apple appetizers (before the pizza arrived, obviously) and large, steaming mugs of coffee. As someone who had never wat...

Girls’ Basketball Season Preview

Girls’ Basketball Season Preview

James Joslyn, Photographer
December 15, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The El Modena Girl’s basketball team has had a somewhat rough start to their season earning a 2-3 record. This varsity team has gone through a lot of change this season. Four out of five girls in last years varsity starting lineup were seniors and have graduated. Junior Akemi Takagi says “we will be a...

Safe Space: Sheltered Place

Safe Space: Sheltered Place

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under Columns, Showcase, Uncategorized

A safe space is "a social space which is restricted with respect to social relations, language, political views and/or behavior." To put it cynically an area where people's feelings of marginalization are placed higher than the first amendment of the constitution. It is a place where dialogue, discussion...

Must-Watch Netflix Original “The Crown”

Must-Watch Netflix Original “The Crown”

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

Based on the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II of Britain, Netflix Original The Crown follows a young Elizabeth (played by Claire Foy) as she adjusts to becoming Queen. The first season depicts the time from her marriage to Prince Philip (Matt Smith) in 1947 to 1955. Each episode is an hour with the first ...

Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Donavyn Suffel, Photographer
December 7, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts

"Ghost in the Shell" (GITS) since its release in 1995 has been a cult classic and an inspiration to many movies/shows in the cyber punk genre. The most notable being "The Matrix." "GITS" was originally a manga by Shirow Masamune and was then adapted into a movie directed by Mamoru Oshii. "GITS" on...

“Hacksaw Ridge”

“Hacksaw Ridge”

Donavyn Suffel, Photographer
December 6, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts

"Hacksaw Ridge" is an excellent movie directed by Mel Gibson. The movie is based off of a true story about Desmond Doss's [Andrew Garfield] heroic exploits in WWII. He was a field medic that refused to carry or shoot any gun during the war. In the Battle of Okinawa, Desmond saved 75 soldiers and was...

El Modena Boys Soccer Hungry For Success

El Modena Boys Soccer Hungry For Success

Angel De Rosas, Sports Editor
December 6, 2016
Filed under Feature, Showcase, Sports

The Vanguard boys soccer team goes into the season with a completely different team as only four starters return. With a relatively new team, the vanguards have been able to work together well picking up an impressive 3-1 win over rivals Orange high.   Senior Jordy Cruz is optimistic about the season saying ...

Writing with Writer’s Block

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor
December 2, 2016
Filed under Uncategorized

Writer’s block, the condition of being unable to think of what to write or how to proceed with writing, everyone’s faced this obstacle whether regular writer or not. As a writer having to come up with a fresh, new idea each week can sometimes be a challenging task, I do often find myself faced wi...

NOstalgia

NOstalgia

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
December 1, 2016
Filed under Columns, Showcase, Uncategorized

Nostalgia, by definition, is the "sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past , typically for a period or place with happy personal associations". It has become an overused sales tactic by businesses and industries with the knowledge of their own abilities to market and advertise using specifically...

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