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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...

Measure S Passed

Measure S Passed

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
November 10, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Focus, Showcase

After a very well-fought campaign filled with lawn signs, precinct walks, and phone banking, on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016, it was made official that Measure S was passed with a whopping 60.8% of voters in favor of it. Measure S is a bond measure allowing all of the Orange Unified School District...

Why We Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Change?

Why We Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Change?

Markus Albihn, Front Page Editor
November 3, 2016
Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, Uncategorized

Change, by definition, is "the act or instance of making or becoming different." The biggest fear for a lot of people is change (the fear of change is called "Metathesiophobia"). These people are otherwise comfortable in their concurrent lives of incessant drollness. I was one of these people for quite...

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...

This Week at El Modena

This Week at El Modena

Zach Saldivar, Online Manager
October 26, 2016
Filed under El Mo News

Like most schools across the nation, this week is Red Ribbon week. To promote a drug free lifestyle, each day of the week has a clothing theme to promote school spirit and unity behind living a drug free lifestyle. Monday was mismatch, Tuesday was red white and blue, Wednesday was pajamas, Thursday is...

Oil’s well that ends well?

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor
October 6, 2016
Filed under Uncategorized

Over the past month in North Dakota the battle between the potential building of an oil pipeline has split the state in two. With the help of environmentalists, the pipeline’s construction has been halted. According to daplpipeline.com, the Dakota Access Pipeline is a pipeline that would run 570,00...

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...

This Week at El Modena

Zach Saldivar, Online Manager
October 5, 2016
Filed under El Mo News

Just a few weeks ago, El Modena’s Model U.N. team went to their first caucus at Santa Margarita High. This team is brand new, and had never been to a Model U.N. Caucus. They were placed in the not freshman category, as they are new, but not freshman. There is a new student coming to El Modena, that...

Noteworthy News

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor
September 29, 2016
Filed under Columns, Media&Arts

Keeping up with the news seems almost like a chore but not when living in the 21st century, where many entertaining news talk shows are extremely accessible and entertaining.   Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is a talk show hosted by former Daily Show writer John Oliver, on his show he speaks ab...

Apple’s September 2016 Special Event

Apple’s September 2016 Special Event

Victoria Tran, Staff Writer
September 8, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Music

On Wednesday, September 7, at 10 AM, Apple CEO Tim Cook began uncovering the latest and greatest secrets about the world's most valuable brand. Each September brings a new iPhone to the already impressive product line, but this year spawned one of the biggest updates since the jump from 5 to the 6. ...

EMTV: The Next Generation

Donavyn Suffel, Photographer
August 29, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Media&Arts

EMTV is undergoing a great reform. For better or for worse? Only time will tell.   Over the course of its lifespan, EMTV has always been an unknown class to both the students and staff of El Modena , up until last school year that is, when EMTV (with the help of the students and staff of ...

Never Worth the Risk

Never Worth the Risk

Christina Davenport, Media & Arts Editor
March 9, 2016
Filed under Columns, Showcase

   Driving is already inherently dangerous even when one obeys the rules of the road. Driving recklessly only escalates the risk of accidents, injuries, and death. Even so, foolhardy drivers grip the wheel and step on the gas in a fast-paced attempt to prove their machismo. Or maybe, they do it for a qui...

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