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4×4 Schedule: What is it?

4×4 Schedule: What is it?

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
March 10, 2017
Filed under El Mo News, Focus, Showcase

   Recently, a majority of teachers approved the implementation of the new four-by-four (4x4) schedule. Many new and returning students as well as parents do not fully understand the ramifications of this change.      Each school day will now consist of four ninety-minute periods rather tha...

Artist of the Year Nominee: Xavier Williams

Artist of the Year Nominee: Xavier Williams

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
March 2, 2017
Filed under Feature, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Media&Arts, Showcase

Xavier Williams is a senior who was nominated for the O.C Register's artist of the year by Mrs. Mull. Xavier submitted a segment of the EMTV's series "What in the world is going on with...".  Xavier is an extremely dedicated student to the art of film; he is a huge part of the EMTV program taking p...

Women in Music

Women in Music

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Music, Showcase

In the male-dominated music industry of the 20th century, it was a difficult task to publish music and get your voice heard as a woman. But even so, many women overcame the difficulties presented and became some of the most well-known names in music.  Nowadays, women are no stranger to the music industry; thank...

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 ...

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...

Measure S Passed

Measure S Passed

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
November 10, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Focus, Showcase

After a very well-fought campaign filled with lawn signs, precinct walks, and phone banking, on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016, it was made official that Measure S was passed with a whopping 60.8% of voters in favor of it. Measure S is a bond measure allowing all of the Orange Unified School District...

Why We Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Change?

Why We Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Change?

Markus Albihn, Front Page Editor
November 3, 2016
Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, Uncategorized

Change, by definition, is "the act or instance of making or becoming different." The biggest fear for a lot of people is change (the fear of change is called "Metathesiophobia"). These people are otherwise comfortable in their concurrent lives of incessant drollness. I was one of these people for quite...

EMTV’s Second Movie Night: Preview

EMTV’s Second Movie Night: Preview

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
October 12, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Showcase

The Vanguard Media department is hosting their second movie night of this year on Saturday, October 15th at 6:30 P.M. They are showing the 1988 film "Beetlejuice" starring Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O'Hara, Winona Ryder and Michael Keaton. The film was directed by Tim Burton;...

October in Orange

October in Orange

Ethan Simons, Staff Writer
October 9, 2016
Filed under Showcase

  It’s October again and that means it’s time to get creepy and spooky again. What can a resident of Orange County do to get in the mood for Halloween? Some things one could consider are the “Treats in the Streets” event, heading over to the Irvine Park pumpkin patch, or trying out the 17th ...

An Insight on Dr Saxton

An Insight on Dr Saxton

Ethan Simons, Staff Writer
September 22, 2016
Filed under Feature, Showcase

Frontline: Where did you go to college? Dr Saxton: A little school in Missouri, Drury University. About the size of Chapman in Orange. FL: What did you study? DS: I started off wanting to be a doctor, like a physician, so I was studying biology and chemistry. Then i got a job at a hospital dr...

Stud of the Month: Kevin Nguyen

Stud of the Month: Kevin Nguyen

Markus Albihn, Front Page Editor
September 13, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Feature, Showcase

   Senior Kevin Nguyen is dedicated to his lifestyle as a student. He has a rigorous class schedule consisting of four Advanced Placement classes (Calculus AB, Environmental Science, Literature and Psychology).   Along with these demanding courses, He is an involved member in El Modena Televisio...

High School Drama with James

High School Drama with James

Markus Albihn, Front Page Editor
September 5, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Showcase

Since there was recently try-outs for the upcoming drama performance, Frontline decided to get the rundown on what's in store for the upcoming year from senior James Rice, who was one of the many that tried out for a part in the play, that didn't make the cut. Frontline: "What is the name of the...

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