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Don’t let life get away from you

Zach Saldivar, Writer
June 5, 2017
Filed under Feature

To all the graduating seniors: don’t let the end of the school year bring a feeling of uncertainty and dread. While life beyond high school indeed is uncertain, don’t become complacent in that uncertainty. Make a plan for yourself, but not just a plan of “Well I got this part time job, sweet.”...

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...

History Made at BBMAs

History Made at BBMAs

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Writer
May 21, 2017
Filed under Music, Showcase

The Billboard Music Awards of 2017 brought in many outstanding artists who accomplished numerous achievements over the past year. This year was the first time ever an artist under the genre of K-pop was nominated and invited to the music awards. BTS, a South Korean K-pop group, was revealed to have...

The Risk of Livestreams

The Risk of Livestreams

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

With a growing audience, and a growing number of content creators, live streaming has become a worldwide industry. Many streaming sites, such as Twitch and Chinese site Xiandanjia, pay their streamers using ad revenue or their subscriber base who pay a monthly fee to have perks. Websites such as Facebook...

The Heart of Education

The Heart of Education

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Columns, Showcase, Uncategorized

Around the age of five or six, one enters the new world of learning associated with elementary school. They meet a man or woman who has made it their purpose to spread knowledge to every youthful, voracious mind they meet.   They’re taught the alphabet, the glories of sharing, the skill of reading, a...

El Modena Lacrosse

El Modena Lacrosse

Zach Saldivar, Online Manager
May 2, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

I’m sure many of you noticed the flyers around school advertising a meeting about a possible Lacrosse team forming at El Modena next year. Frontline had the opportunity to sit down with Athletic Director, Ed “Coach D” Drzanek, and ask him a few questions about the Lacrosse program.   Regarding...

Amazing APES

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Writer
April 2, 2017
Filed under Feature

    When asked why AP Environmental Science was an important class here at El Modena, Ms. Kung replied with, "because they will learn about the world they live in."    The goal of the APES is to demonstrate the positive and negative effects we have on our Earth, but mostly negative, as stated...

Julia the Muppet: Autism and Acceptance

Julia the Muppet: Autism and Acceptance

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
March 31, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

   “It’s just that Julia has autism. So sometimes it takes her a little longer to do things.” Elmo tells Big Bird as he educates his friend on the proper interaction with children with autism by creating acceptance of those with diverse mental and behavioral differences.   Julia the Muppet is a character in the...

Teacher Dinner Party

Teacher Dinner Party

James Joslyn, Photographer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Music, Showcase

If you could have one artist or band play at a dinner/party you are hosting, who would it be? Mull/English: I would have the Foo Fighters play, the vibe would be great as well as the energy. Benner/History: Jimmy Hendrix he created the sound of modern rock and roll guitar sound. Haug/English...

An El Mo Track Update

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor
March 23, 2017
Filed under Uncategorized

For the third time this season El Mo’s track team competed and completed their meet with a mix of wins and losses. The girl’s varsity and frosh soph team finished the meet with a loss. Although a couple losses, the girl’s junior varsity team managed a win. The boy’s varsity and junio...

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Writer
March 17, 2017
Filed under Columns, Media&Arts, Showcase

Scheduled for realease on March 21st, Mass Effect: Andromeda is the fourth video game installment to the Mass Effect series developed by BioWare. Retaining its sci-fi role-playing strategy, the game begins in the distant future of the 22nd century in our homely Milky Way Galaxy. The player chooses...

Why are Teens Reading Less

Why are Teens Reading Less

James Joslyn, Photographer
March 9, 2017
Filed under Showcase

It is no secret that teenagers don't read as much as generations in the past. The decline in reading for fun is most easily blamed on advances in technology. Instead of sitting down and reading a book, time is usually spent texting and on social media. Sure, teens sometimes read for school if they absolutely...

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