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Beauty at the Box Office

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor
March 16, 2017
Filed under Uncategorized

On March 17, 2017, the Disney franchise will release a new re-imagined film of one of their classic tales, Beauty and the Beast. The 2017 version stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, and a plethora of talents among the two leads. The film adds to Disney’s collection of their class stor...

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...

EMTV and the Orange County Film Festival

EMTV and the Orange County Film Festival

Donavyn Suffel, Photographer
January 24, 2017
Filed under Uncategorized

EMTV gets a nomination for Best PSA at OCFF 2017   On January 7, EMTV attended OCFF, the Orange County Film Festival. El Modena received one nomination for Best PSA at the Orange County Film Festival. The PSA, titled “A Change of Mind”, is an anti-drug PSA directed, written, produced, edited and s...

Glover and Gambino; A Dynamic Duo

Glover and Gambino; A Dynamic Duo

Samantha Venegas, Media & Arts Editor
January 20, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Music

Donald Glover and Childish Gambino have both taken over so many aspects of the entertainment industry, and they’re the same person. Whether you’re a fan of Glover’s acting or his musical pseudonym, Gambino, there’s no sign of his success in either industry ceasing. Donald Glover among other things, is a writ...

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 ...

My Winter Break Binge: Gilmore Girls

My Winter Break Binge: Gilmore Girls

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
January 11, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

On November 25th, 2016, the Netflix Original series “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” was aired. Before that, however, there was the subtle hints of pictures with poptart and apple appetizers (before the pizza arrived, obviously) and large, steaming mugs of coffee. As someone who had never wat...

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 ...

Must-Watch Netflix Original “The Crown”

Must-Watch Netflix Original “The Crown”

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

Based on the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II of Britain, Netflix Original The Crown follows a young Elizabeth (played by Claire Foy) as she adjusts to becoming Queen. The first season depicts the time from her marriage to Prince Philip (Matt Smith) in 1947 to 1955. Each episode is an hour with the first ...

Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Donavyn Suffel, Photographer
December 7, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts

"Ghost in the Shell" (GITS) since its release in 1995 has been a cult classic and an inspiration to many movies/shows in the cyber punk genre. The most notable being "The Matrix." "GITS" was originally a manga by Shirow Masamune and was then adapted into a movie directed by Mamoru Oshii. "GITS" on...

NOstalgia

NOstalgia

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
December 1, 2016
Filed under Columns, Showcase, Uncategorized

Nostalgia, by definition, is the "sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past , typically for a period or place with happy personal associations". It has become an overused sales tactic by businesses and industries with the knowledge of their own abilities to market and advertise using specifically...

The Man Behind the Hijinxs

The Man Behind the Hijinxs

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
November 18, 2016
Filed under Feature, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Media&Arts

Frontline: You recently started the brand Hijinx Cotton, how did the brand arise? Omar Mateo: Ever since the 9th grade I had wanted to start a clothing line. I've always had the idea and drive for it, but never the money nor confidence until a few months ago when I saved up some cash and met a lot...

20 Years of Pokémon

20 Years of Pokémon

Markus Albihn, Front Page Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

Many know of the popular franchise Pokémon. It features fictional creatures that are caught, trained and made to battle by Pokémon trainers. The craze began with the international release of the video games Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue on Nintendo Game Boy on September 30, 1998, but the series itself...

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