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Films’ Influence on Fashion

Films’ Influence on Fashion

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
March 24, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase, Style

Fashion depicted in film is used to introduce its characters before the dialogue begins by acknowledging the periodization and culture of the film. Audience members wanting to embody these characters take influence from their fashions. Illuminating the ability of film to spark contemporary fashion trends. Filmmaker...

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...

City of Michael: The Story of an LA Influencer

City of Michael: The Story of an LA Influencer

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
January 28, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Music, Showcase

Frontline: When did you start your YouTube channel 'City of Michael'? Michael Korte: I started my Youtube channel when I moved to Los Angeles two years ago. With the most pure of intentions, I wanted to be creating original, creative content...it started with just one subscriber...whom most likely was...

Finding Their Wave

Finding Their Wave

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
December 16, 2016
Filed under Feature, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Media&Arts, Music, Showcase

Frontline: What's the name of the band and who are the members? Revelstoke Sanz: We're still deciding on a band name, even though we've come up with several (i.e. Bone Box Booby Trap, PortaParty & Hot Chicken). We just can't decide yet. Though the members are Caleb Vanderwall on the guitar, George M...

From Calculus to Choreography

From Calculus to Choreography

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
December 10, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Media&Arts, Showcase

For weeks the El Modena campus was covered in a plethora of everything from flyers to pins to advertise the fifth annual Dancing with the Teachers, with the suspenseful tagline of, “Who will win?” We can now proclaim that calculus teacher Ms. Lissner alongside Megan Formanowicz and Sophia Pracil...

Oddities, Obscurities, Oh My!

Oddities, Obscurities, Oh My!

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
December 3, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

Los Angeles is a cultural hub known for an array of contemporary art museums such as The Los Angeles Contemporary Art Museum (L.A.C.M.A.) and the Museum of Contemporary Art (M.O.C.A), but those with a fascination for the peculiar can visit museums regarding the foundation of punk music, iconic local...

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...

Halloween at the Hollywood Bowl

Halloween at the Hollywood Bowl

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
November 4, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Music, Showcase

   Sitting in a crowd of costumes and singing to iconic Halloween songs, 52,500 individuals flocked to see Danny Elfman’s final performances at the Hollywood Bowl. This series of performances from October 28th through the 30th was the last time Elfman will perform his original score from Tim Burt...

Street Art or Destruction?

Street Art or Destruction?

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
October 28, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

British street artist Banksy once proclaimed that, “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” Embodying the controversy behind the wreckage of Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this past Wednesday the 26th of October. Trump was originally awarded his star...

Black Mirror: Season Three [Series Review]

Black Mirror: Season Three [Series Review]

Markus Albihn, Front Page Editor
October 26, 2016
Filed under Focus, Media&Arts, Showcase, Uncategorized

  Originally broadcast on the British network Channel 4, "Black Mirror" is a Sci-Fi anthology series. It criticizes culture through its use of dark and sometimes satirical themes regarding the dangers of technological advancements in modern society. The creator of the show Charlie Brooker stated th...

Films Amongst the Formaldehyde

Films Amongst the Formaldehyde

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
October 14, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

Roaming through the graves and following a path of palm trees, you have now reached your destination at Cinespia in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The thought of attending a movie in a cemetery may seem frightening to the faint of heart, but the community of movie buffs, pumping music that correlates...

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