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You Are What You Read

Fatima Shamsi, Online Manager
June 16, 2016
Filed under Columns, Showcase

Reading has always been an integral part of my life. Thanks to my mother, the belief that reading will lead to a better future has been instilled in my mind for as long as I can remember. I do not recall a point in my life where I never picked up a book, but I vividly recall the first time I did. It...

Partying is Such Sweet Sorrow

Partying is Such Sweet Sorrow

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer
April 12, 2016
Filed under Columns, Showcase

It is only appropriate to commemorate the life of an extraordinary man during his month of birth. By possibly the 23rd of April this year, William Shakespeare would have reached his 452nd birthday. "Age, with his stealing steps, hath clawed me in his clutch," he would say. Although so many years have...

Merciful Darkness

Merciful Darkness

Mackenzie Watkins, Advertising Editor
April 10, 2016
Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks

I became what I am today at the age of twelve, the past claws its way out. My past of unatoned sins, knees drawn to my chest, I was the snake in the grass, the monster in the lake. Blameless blue, blinding white, I felt his glare on me like the heat of a blistering sun. Let’s fly. The...

The Brother I Always Never Had

The Brother I Always Never Had

Everett Earl, Photographer
March 31, 2016
Filed under Columns, Media&Arts, Uncategorized

The winter of 1975 I remember the precise moment That was a long time ago Its wrong You can burry it The past claws its way out There is a way to be good again - Hassan Face like a Chinese doll Harelip smile Never denied me anything Always took the blame Hazaras Hassan’s people - Hassan and...

Words from the Heart of Experience

Words from the Heart of Experience

Jordan Cowdell, Front Editor
March 10, 2016
Filed under Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Media&Arts

Frontline: How long have you been writing poetry? Elisa Hernandez: I began writing poetry in middle school. I first discovered my love for poetry while taking a creative writing class at OCHSA. I had an amazing and inspirational teacher named Mr. Peters who later moved to Spain with his wife. Aft...

Losing a Literary Legend

Losing a Literary Legend

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor
February 28, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

Harper Lee, one of the most well-known American authors of the twentieth  century, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 19 at her home in Monroeville, Alabama.  She was eighty-nine years old. Her first book, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” is a literary masterpiece.  Published in 1960 when she...

The Benefits of Reading

Scarlet Edwards, Staff Writer
February 24, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts

 As a high school student, most time is taken up by schoolwork, sports, or extracurriculars. This leaves very little free time to do as you please. Teens typically spend their free time multitasking between the Internet, texting, and sometimes homework. Hardly anyone thinks to pick up a book, whic...

From Current To Classic

From Current To Classic

Scarlet Edwards, Staff Writer
December 15, 2015
Filed under Media&Arts

  With the literary world moving so fast, it’s hard to imagine any books sticking around long enough to become classics. Even so, it’s bound to happen with some book. What piece of literature could be this generation’s “Gone With the Wind”?   A classic is typically characterized t...

Books For Break

Books For Break

Scarlet Edwards, Staff Writer
December 2, 2015
Filed under Media&Arts

Winter break means a multitude of things for students. Whether you plan on relaxing at home or travelling somewhere distant, they both entail an abundance of free time. What better way could there be to spend that time than reading a book series? The 'Mara Dyer' trilogy, by Michelle Hodkin, is a fantastic...

An Erudite Individual

An Erudite Individual

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer
November 18, 2015
Filed under Columns, Focus, Showcase

Ms. Mull has expanded the artistic development of El Modena in many significant ways. Her spirit, creativity, and intelligence provides students with an uplifting environment and Renaissance-like learning experience. Frontline has the privilege of interviewing this sagacious teacher in order to unco...

Judging books before they have covers?

Judging books before they have covers?

Christina Davenport, Staff Writer
February 18, 2015
Filed under Columns, Showcase

July 14th, Harper Lee’s unexpected book “Go Set a Watchman” will hit the shelves. The publication of “Go set a Watchman”, which was actually written before Lee’s classic “To Kill a Mockingbird”, remains under dispute. Can it follow her first published masterpiece? Harper Lee’s writing...

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