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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...

From College to Chemistry Class

From College to Chemistry Class

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
October 20, 2016
Filed under Feature, Showcase

Jarit Unrau, or Mr. J to his students, recently graduated from Chapman University with a degree in biology and proceeded to join the El Mo staff as an AP/college prep chemistry teacher. Unrau attended Northwood High School in Irvine, CA and selected Chapman University as his college of choice, due to...

A Piece of the Peace Corps

A Piece of the Peace Corps

Presley Lozano, Style Editor
January 29, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Humans of El Modena (HOEM)

With the masses of students, faces, and limited time high school and every-day life provides, it is hard to develop relationships with our peers and teachers at times. Sometimes, we do not discover even the most reputable facts about our teachers and influencers; therefore we cannot fully appreciate...

“The Martian” for the Love for Science

“The Martian” for the Love for Science

Justin Spitzer, Staff Writer
October 6, 2015
Filed under Uncategorized

“The Martian”, the new Sci-Fi movie starring Matt Damon was released last Friday and crushed ticket sales this weekend. The movie interpretation based off of the 2011 book “The Martian” by Andy Weir tells a tale of a crew of astronauts on Mars. All is well with the mission until a storm hits...

The Magician’s Apprentice

The Magician’s Apprentice

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor
September 23, 2015
Filed under Media&Arts

A sonic screwdriver.  A distant planet.  A loyal companion.  A madman in a box. These all mark the return of the Doctor, the hero of the BBC television show Doctor Who.  Since the show’s revival in 2005, 5 different actors have played the Doctor, an alien who can travel anywhere in time and...

Powering the Future

Powering the Future

Megan Cox, Front Editor
April 9, 2015
Filed under Media&Arts

Many technologies are under development to create energy efficiency: wafer-based cells, gallium arsenide commercial thin-film cells, and emerging thin-film technologies (perovskites, organic materials, dye-sensitized solar cells, and quantum dots). A new company, Ubiquitous Energy, is making the world’s...

Benefits of Being an Herbivore

Benefits of Being an Herbivore

Megan Cox, Front Editor
April 4, 2015
Filed under Columns, Showcase

Have you been thinking about keeping meat (and dairy) off your plate, but have had trouble making the switch? Here's 5 health reasons to help give you motivation. 1. Lower Body Weight It has been proven through many studies that vegetarians and vegans have lower body weights than meat eaters. Whe...

Earth’s Creator: Jupiter?

Earth’s Creator: Jupiter?

Megan Cox, Front Editor
March 26, 2015
Filed under Feature, Showcase

On Monday, March, 23rd Gregory Laughlin, professor and chair of astronomy and astrophysics at UC Santa Cruz, proposed that Jupiter’s rocky debris is what Earth was formed from. His theory is that back in the early, chaotic solar system Jupiter had collided with other fragments of primitive plane...

Brain on Fire

Brain on Fire

Christina Davenport, staff Writer
January 5, 2015
Filed under Focus, Showcase

The remarkable story of New York Post journalist Susannah Cahalan is one of survival and incredible recovery. It also provides a glimpse into the hidden world the human brain and what may be the true cause of misdiagnosed psychological complications. Cahalan was living in New York happily up until...

MythBusters Marathon Hits TV

MythBusters Marathon Hits TV

Olivia Addington, Advertising Editor
December 26, 2014
Filed under Uncategorized

Mythbusters is playing on Discovery channel for up to 9 1/2 days! This "Mega Marathon" is playing videos as early as season one and all the way to their newest season. Some of their most popular myths, like the "underwater blow dart," which was concerning ninjas and superheroes, the team tried to...

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