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Of Easter and Marketing

Of Easter and Marketing

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

How are resurrection, a bunny, and chocolate related? Easter, of course. The holiday that was created to celebrate the “resurrection” of Jesus in the A.D, morphed into a simple day for families who were religious (or not) to gather and have fun together. Parents would hide colored hard boiled or pl...

Giving Is Better Than Receiving

Giving Is Better Than Receiving

Zach Saldivar, Online Manager
December 14, 2016
Filed under Focus, Showcase

We have all heard the saying, “giving is better than receiving.” But what does that really mean?   This idea constantly comes up, especially during this time of the year. Everyone has expectations of things they want to receive, and so often forget to think about what other people want....

Cindy Lou Who Is All Grown Up

Cindy Lou Who Is All Grown Up

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Uncategorized

Do you remember Cindy Lou Who from “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”? The little girl who nominates the Grinch (Jim Carrey) for Holiday Cheermeister? Do you ever wonder what she looks like now or what she’s been up to since living in Whoville? Well, now Taylor Momsen is all grown up and frontwoman for the ...

Happy Cyber Monday!

Happy Cyber Monday!

Clarissa Covarrubias, Online Manager
November 28, 2016
Filed under Showcase

Today is Cyber Monday which marks yet again another big online shopping day of the end of the year. Cyber Monday in the United States is the Monday that follows Thanksgiving in which it is promoted by online retailers as a day for sales. It was invented in in 2005 by a marketing team at Shop.org,...

Conjecture Regarding Creepy Clowns

Conjecture Regarding Creepy Clowns

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
October 5, 2016
Filed under Focus, Showcase, Uncategorized

  Recently, there’s been a large influx of clown sightings all across the United States. Even recently on Tuesday, there were two sightings in Huntington Beach.  It all began in August in Greenville, South Carolina where children in the Fleetwood Manor apartment complex building reported sigh...

The Contagious Conception of the New Year’s Kiss

The Contagious Conception of the New Year’s Kiss

Jordan Cowdell, Front Editor
January 1, 2016
Filed under Columns

New Year’s Eve is an exciting time of the year mainly for two reasons: a fresh new start and the first kiss of the year. It’s a time where everyone thinks about their lives in grand perspectives of unattainable goals and expectations. It’s a time of obsessing over a certain standard of living...

Cherishing the Christmas Moments

Cherishing the Christmas Moments

Jordan Cowdell, Front Editor
December 18, 2015
Filed under Columns

It’s our last day before Christmas break. All we can think about is the amount of pot lucks held, secret Santa gifts given, and ugly sweaters worn. As we get ready to take on the day, we can’t help but feel the excitement rush through us, the excitement that sticks with us all day because this is...

White Elephant vs. Secret Santa

White Elephant vs. Secret Santa

Justin Spitzer, Staff Writer
December 14, 2015
Filed under Columns

The holiday season is here and it is time to spend time with friends and family. This means dinner, conversations, and possibly games. Two of the most popular holiday games to play that involve gifting presents are Secret Santa and White Elephant. If you have never heard of either of these games they...

The True Christmas Spirit

The True Christmas Spirit

Alexandra Christensen, Staff Writer
December 9, 2015
Filed under Columns

   It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Well actually, it’s been looking like Christmas since the month of October. The sleigh bells were ringing before turkeys became worried about being someone’s dinner. A competition rises around the last couple of months of the year between the holida...

Strolling Through Roger’s Garden

Strolling Through Roger’s Garden

Jordan Cowdell, Front Editor
December 4, 2015
Filed under Focus, Showcase

In Newport Beach, Roger’s Garden holds many home and garden decorations to festively fill up your home with. Regardless of the season, Roger’s Garden is a wondrous place filled with blossoming greenery and nature. However in spite of the Christmas spirit, the gardens are magically decorated as...

The Cup Controversy

The Cup Controversy

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor
November 11, 2015
Filed under Columns, Showcase

Starbucks has recently released its new holiday cup.  Rather than featuring typical Christmas decorations such as Santa Claus, reindeer, and snowflakes, the cup is plain red. Although the design seems simple enough, it has actually spiked huge controversy in America.  Many believe the simple cup...

Christina Davenport, Media & Arts Editor
November 1, 2015
Filed under Humans of El Modena (HOEM)

"So why did you choose to dress up as Aang from 'Avatar the Last Airbender'?" "Why not? I don't think anyone else could really pull off the look."

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