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El Modena Dance Showcase

El Modena Dance Showcase

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase, Sports

The aroma of hairspray, blinding lights, and twirling costumes can only mean one thing—the El Modena Dance Showcase is just around the corner. The yearly event showcases dance routines performed throughout the 2016-2017 school year at assemblies and competitions, and features projects on the art of...

Vanguard Dance Company and Vizion Crew Place Third

Vanguard Dance Company and Vizion Crew Place Third

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
February 12, 2017
Filed under El Mo News, Media&Arts, Showcase

   At West Coast Elite hosted by Beckman High School, Vanguard Dance Company and Vizion Crew came in tow with four dances ranging from lyrical to hip hop. The team's big wins of the night included the large hip hop co-ed dance placing third and Vizion Crew also placing third in the all-male division. ...

From Calculus to Choreography

From Calculus to Choreography

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
December 10, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Media&Arts, Showcase

For weeks the El Modena campus was covered in a plethora of everything from flyers to pins to advertise the fifth annual Dancing with the Teachers, with the suspenseful tagline of, “Who will win?” We can now proclaim that calculus teacher Ms. Lissner alongside Megan Formanowicz and Sophia Pracil...

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,...

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...

Dancing With the Future Stars

Dancing With the Future Stars

Mackenzie Watkins, Advertising Editor
May 23, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

  This past Friday and Saturday, May 20-21, 2016, The Vanguard Dance Company and the Underground Elements performed in El Modena’s dance showcase. The event serves as a way to highlight the dancers and everything they have perfected over the course of the year. Junior Taylor Thi divulged the detail...

Champions of Dance

Champions of Dance

Mackenzie Watkins, Advertising Editor
May 1, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

This weekend, El Modena’s Vanguard Dance Company got to take their beautiful leaps, pirouettes, chasses, and precision filled performances to the big stage at Sharp International Dance Competition. The team came home with smiles plastered on their faces coming away from a clean sweep. Senior Kelsey M...

Suit Up

Suit Up

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor
February 3, 2016
Filed under Columns, Style

I have a Speech and Debate tournament on the same day as Winter Formal. This means I will be in a hurry to get ready for the dance.  Speech and Debate tournaments can last all day, depending on how far you move on in the competition.  Also, everyone is required to dress professionally (i.e. wear...

The Making of Mini Court

The Making of Mini Court

Francesca Sarmiento, Staff Writer
January 31, 2016
Filed under Feature, Focus, Showcase, Uncategorized

AP Literature/Hybrid English teacher and on-campus celebrity, Ms. Mull, reveals her thinking  behind Winter Formal’s Mini Court.   Frontline: How did you get the idea for mini court ?   Mull: I wanted to differentiate from other dances, schools used to do mini courts, but now...

Winter Formal Court

Winter Formal Court

Lauren Kliewer, Editor-in-Chief
January 18, 2016
Filed under El Mo News

---Justin Van Ligten Frontline: If you could be any fairytale character who would it be? Justin Van Ligten: I would want to be Merlin and protect a future king for decades and then serve as his advisor in an era of unprecedented prosperity.   FL: Who would you want to meet at the ball before midnight? JVL: Barack Ob...

Once Upon a Formal

Once Upon a Formal

Lauren Kliewer, Editor-in-Chief
January 3, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Showcase

Frontline: Is there a set date for Winter Formal yet? Kelly Crouch: Yes, February 6, 2015. FL: What's the location and venue? KC: We chose the Discovery Science Center because it has a really big room that can be easily decorated and plenty of space for pictures and other activities FL: What's...

It’s Time to Come Home

It’s Time to Come Home

Alexandra Christensen, Staff Writer
October 7, 2015
Filed under Columns, Showcase

High schools and colleges have many traditions that the student body participates in. Homecoming is celebrated throughout the majority of education systems in the United States. The celebration is held during the fall in between late September and early October. It still is a tradition of welcoming ba...

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