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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...

I Got By With a Little Help From My Friends

I Got By With a Little Help From My Friends

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
May 31, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

 I was never big on school dances, Spirit Week celebrations, or assemblies. I loathed waking up early, pulling all nighters for school work, or just the simple task of having to spend 7 to 8 hours of my life every day in a classroom. High school is a strange thing. You love it without knowing you lo...

A look into the history of AP testing

A look into the history of AP testing

Zach Saldivar, Online Manager
April 24, 2017
Filed under Columns, Showcase

With AP testing right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to take a trip into the history books, and learn where this “life consuming” testing originated from.   The Ford Foundation created the Fund for the Advancement of Education. This was designed to study the overlap between...

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...

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...

Luis Arreguin Heads Back to Track

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor
March 9, 2017
Filed under Uncategorized

With spring sports now in full swing, athletes of all categories are aiming to win big. That’s no different for junior, Luis Arreguin, who’s returning to track for the third year in his high school career. Being in his junior year, Arreguin heads into the spring season with ambitions in hand. &nb...

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...

Parayao Deciphers Personalities

Parayao Deciphers Personalities

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
February 4, 2017
Filed under Feature, Humans of El Modena (HOEM)

Roaming the halls of El Modena with a striped scarf and signature fedora, junior Kylan Parayao finds interest in discovering the personalities of his fellow students. Specifically the difference between introverts and extroverts, in which this hobby was sparked by his life as an introvert and his observant...

The Stranglehold of Social Media

The Stranglehold of Social Media

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under Columns, Showcase

Within the age of likes, friends, followers, and favorites, social media has developed an uncompromising grasp upon news, opinion, and any semblance of individuality. One attends the assembly of opinion within the Twitterverse and logs off attaining an amalgamated view upon the world.   Not on...

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...

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 ...

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