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I Got By With a Little Help From My Friends

I Got By With a Little Help From My Friends

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
May 31, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

 I was never big on school dances, Spirit Week celebrations, or assemblies. I loathed waking up early, pulling all nighters for school work, or just the simple task of having to spend 7 to 8 hours of my life every day in a classroom. High school is a strange thing. You love it without knowing you lo...

The Heart of Education

The Heart of Education

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Columns, Showcase, Uncategorized

Around the age of five or six, one enters the new world of learning associated with elementary school. They meet a man or woman who has made it their purpose to spread knowledge to every youthful, voracious mind they meet.   They’re taught the alphabet, the glories of sharing, the skill of reading, a...

4×4 Schedule: What is it?

4×4 Schedule: What is it?

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
March 10, 2017
Filed under El Mo News, Focus, Showcase

   Recently, a majority of teachers approved the implementation of the new four-by-four (4x4) schedule. Many new and returning students as well as parents do not fully understand the ramifications of this change.      Each school day will now consist of four ninety-minute periods rather tha...

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 ...

Writing with Writer’s Block

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor
December 2, 2016
Filed under Uncategorized

Writer’s block, the condition of being unable to think of what to write or how to proceed with writing, everyone’s faced this obstacle whether regular writer or not. As a writer having to come up with a fresh, new idea each week can sometimes be a challenging task, I do often find myself faced wi...

College sounds like fun until you begin applying

College sounds like fun until you begin applying

Angel De Rosas, Sports Editor
November 15, 2016
Filed under Showcase

As december comes around many seniors, like me, are scrambling to get their college applications in. The time that goes into applying to colleges will amount to hours of your time filling in basic information to writing essays. For the english fanatics, writing essays may not be an arduous task. If ...

Vanguards Take the Champion’s Title

Vanguards Take the Champion’s Title

Ethan Simons, Staff Writer
November 7, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

  El Modena pulled through in a climactic battle against the Wildcats last Friday. Both teams fought with all their might for the champion’s title but only one could win.   The game started very slow. In the first quarter only El Modena made any points, and that was a touchdown and kick fo...

A Fresh Start for the Feature Page

A Fresh Start for the Feature Page

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
September 16, 2016
Filed under Feature, Showcase

Neil Young once proclaimed that, “One new feature or fresh take can change everything.” The feature page embodies this phenomenon, as it focuses on the lives of students and creates a school-wide mutual respect for the individuals who occupy El Modena. As the Feature Page’s declaration, we on...

When Procrastination Strikes

When Procrastination Strikes

Melissa Rodriguez
September 6, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, FrontlineFeed

The return of school also means the return of our deadly enemy: Procrastination. To some, procrastination is seen as the worst thing that can happen to a student, but to others it is a blessing. Procrastination distracts us from putting our full effort into an assingment. It does not allow us to...

Why Our School Lunches Suck

Why Our School Lunches Suck

Angel De Rosas, Sports Editor
September 4, 2016
Filed under Columns, El Mo News, Showcase

At El Mo there is an undeniable truth and that is that our school lunches suck. Whether its the stale frozen pizzas to the “vegetarian” breakfast burritos, there are very few who can stomach these free lunches. Not all schools have this problem but unfortunately our school does. You would think that...

No Rest for the Fabulous

No Rest for the Fabulous

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
September 2, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase, Sports

What right do classically trained dancers have to reinvent their style to fit hard-hitting hip hop? The Vanguard Dance Company challenges this paradigm by producing choreography that includes moves from the roots of hip hop. Creating a better understanding and respect for one of the world’s most widespread...

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