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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...

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...

El Modena Dance Showcase

El Modena Dance Showcase

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase, Sports

The aroma of hairspray, blinding lights, and twirling costumes can only mean one thing—the El Modena Dance Showcase is just around the corner. The yearly event showcases dance routines performed throughout the 2016-2017 school year at assemblies and competitions, and features projects on the art of...

Results of El Modena’s Wednesday Track Meet

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor
April 21, 2017
Filed under Uncategorized

Yesterday, El Modena’s Track team went against El Dorado for their last meet of the season. The meet ended up in favor of El Dorado with their team winning four of the six team rankings. Each level of the El Modena women’s team lost their events. The varsity team had combined total of 60 points ...

Ben Hepner Jumps into School Record

Ben Hepner Jumps into School Record

Angel De Rosas, Sports Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

El modena’s track and field team for years has produced some top athletes. Last year the jumps team saw freshman Ben Hepner dominate in the boys varsity 110m hurdles, long jump, and triple jump.   As a freshman hepner competed at the varsity level making his way into the school record books. Hepner ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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