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Dear Mrs. Jansen and Mrs. Werner

Dear Mrs. Jansen and Mrs. Werner

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
May 26, 2017
Filed under El Mo News, Feature, Humans of El Modena (HOEM)

Mrs. Jansen began teaching at El Modena in 1998, and over a span of nineteen years has graced the Language Department by teaching multiple languages: German 1/2/3/4/AP, Spanish 1, English 9, and Beginning English and Reading. Intermingled with her role as a teacher, Mrs. Jansen also acts as an Academ...

NHS Board Positions

NHS Board Positions

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under El Mo News, Showcase

   Receiving the ability to participate in NHS through community service, leadership, and a minimum 3.5 grade average showcases the top achieving students within El Modena. Students like junior Julianna Janes who wanted to not only help the community, but help her peers succeed in NHS became the C...

Social Distortion at Fox Theatre Pomona

Social Distortion at Fox Theatre Pomona

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
April 7, 2017
Filed under Music, Showcase

   Social Distortion is a folk punk band formed by Mike “Sick Boy” Ness in Fullerton, California in 1978. The band along with the Adolescents and Agent Orange shaped the punk scene in Orange County during the late 1970s into the mid 1990s, while influencing bands in the paralleling Los Angeles...

Why Join Journalism?

Why Join Journalism?

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
March 17, 2017
Filed under El Mo News, Showcase

Journalism is a daily class responsible for composing El Modena’s monthly newspaper and student news website Frontline. This team of sophomores, juniors, and seniors thrives off of the community and creativity of El Mo to bring update to date and insightful news to the students’ and faculty’s attent...

AP Testing: College Credit or Collateral Chaos

AP Testing: College Credit or Collateral Chaos

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under Columns, El Mo News, Showcase

Expo marker notes cover the whiteboard like a hailstorm of knowledge. Next to a Mount Everest sized stack of scribbled papers. A gush of wind hits as review books rapidly turn, and zombie like expressions of  distress can be heard through the school halls. This horror scene becomes  reality during...

The Evolution of Coachella

The Evolution of Coachella

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
February 18, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Music, Showcase

   Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California showcases an eclectic mix of both mainstream and indie artists and musicians during two consecutive weekends in mid-spring.   This is a sharp departure from the early days of Coachella, with it’s inauguration in October of 1999...

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. ...

Bold, Brave and Bubbly Brandt

Bold, Brave and Bubbly Brandt

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
January 20, 2017
Filed under Feature, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Showcase

“I have been teaching for a bit now, and every year a student or two asks me, ‘Ms. Brandt, what was the defining moment of your generation?’  My response, ‘9/11.’  Their response validates that they are aware of the day.  What their response lacks is the gut punching feeling it leaves me wit...

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...

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...

The Man Behind the Hijinxs

The Man Behind the Hijinxs

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
November 18, 2016
Filed under Feature, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Media&Arts

Frontline: You recently started the brand Hijinx Cotton, how did the brand arise? Omar Mateo: Ever since the 9th grade I had wanted to start a clothing line. I've always had the idea and drive for it, but never the money nor confidence until a few months ago when I saved up some cash and met a lot...

Día De Los Muertos Visits El Mo

Día De Los Muertos Visits El Mo

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
November 12, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Showcase

Señorita Valdiviezo recreated the festivities of a traditional Día De Los Muertos celebration at El Modena during the week of October 31st through November 4th by utilizing the Foreign Language and Art Departments’ knowledge of Mexican culture and artistic abilities. The campus was lively with a...

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