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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...

The Courage it Takes to Follow Your Heart

The Courage it Takes to Follow Your Heart

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor
June 7, 2016
Filed under Columns, Feature, Showcase

  The most important lessons we learn in life are often in the beginning, rather than the end.   We learn about ourselves and who we want to become.  We also learn that who we want to become isn’t always how we will end up, and we don’t have to be the same as those around us.  We are all ...

Home Stretch

Home Stretch

Francesca Sarmiento, Photographer
April 21, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

    The break is over and the semester is nearly half complete, some students are getting antsy, crossing off the days to summer, others may be getting a little anxious and sentimental...just 55 days left for the 2016 school year.   Though some seniors, find themselves conflicted, ready for...

“Due Tomorrow? Do Tomorrow”

“Due Tomorrow? Do Tomorrow”

Jessica Cedillo, Photographer
January 11, 2016
Filed under Columns

It’s eight in the morning and the screeching second bell is about to ring. As you frantically type on your small cellular device, you struggle to see the end of the finish line. Yes, that’s right; you’ve been hit with Senioritis. “Senioritis” has risked student’s chances of graduating...

Sayonara Seniors!

Sayonara Seniors!

Kiana Smith, Staff Writer
May 28, 2015
Filed under Feature, Uncategorized

In exactly 14 days, the senior class of 2015 will graduate after four years of hard work and dedication. Although the moment will surely be sad because you are parting ways with friends, it is important to reflect on your achievements over the course of your years at El Modena. It takes a ton of work...

It Takes Courage to be Afraid

It Takes Courage to be Afraid

Olivia Addington, Advertising Editor
May 18, 2015
Filed under Columns

I’ve always been an independent kid. My mother even told me once that if I was sick when younger and I threw-up in my bed, I would try and clean everything up myself before silently sneaking into their room to tell them. I wouldn’t necessarily do a great job but I did a big task all by myself and...

Take it as it Comes

Take it as it Comes

Kiana Smith, Staff Writer
May 15, 2015
Filed under Feature, Showcase

Growing up I was what you would consider the shy type who was less than enthusiastic about going to school every morning. I can’t say I dreaded going to class, because that’s not the case at all. I had some wonderful friends and distinctly memorable teachers, but I still felt that I had to retain...

For the Best Four Years

For the Best Four Years

Loretta Cardenas, Staff Writer
May 14, 2015
Filed under Columns

  Music has been a big part of my life since I can remember; from dancing as a child to singing in the car with my friends now. Now even though I cannot play an instrument and I definitely would not be asked to sing the national anthem at an event anytime soon that does not mean music cannot...

My Years as a Mixtape

Megan Cox, Front Editor
May 13, 2015
Filed under Columns

They say the only thing that’s constant is change; however, one thing that has always been a constant in my life is music. My preferred genre may change, and my taste is always expanding, but I will always love music. Music is the true homie- it’s there for you through the good and the bad. Musi...

42 Days Until Graduation

42 Days Until Graduation

Denisse Brito, Editor-In-Chief
April 29, 2015
Filed under Feature

42 days until June 11, 2015. For the majority of the El Modena student bodies that means one thing: summer vacation. For seniors, June 11 means four years of hard work and long hours of college applications has finally paid off: graduation. It is hard to believe that graduation is right around the...

Lily Sanz, Editor-in-Chief
April 23, 2015
Filed under Humans of El Modena (HOEM)

"I'm happy. Senior year, I feel like all my hard work has been paid off. My motivation to do well in school has been a success, and I plan to continue that throughout the next four years of my life."

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