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Don’t let life get away from you

Zach Saldivar, Writer
June 5, 2017
Filed under Feature

To all the graduating seniors: don’t let the end of the school year bring a feeling of uncertainty and dread. While life beyond high school indeed is uncertain, don’t become complacent in that uncertainty. Make a plan for yourself, but not just a plan of “Well I got this part time job, sweet.”...

All You Need is a Door

All You Need is a Door

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

To be cliche, people like to say that when one door closes, another door opens. When you do not end up doing what you want to do, what you've been working for or hoping for, there is always another opportunity waiting for you. Five years ago, I fell in love with travel when I went to Europe. Since t...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

A Seniors’ Last Season

A Seniors’ Last Season

Angel De Rosas, Sports Editor
September 21, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

A high school athlete will eventually realize that as ones senior year approaches, so does their last season in a high school sport. Freshman year everyone is excited and eager to show what they are capable of and what one can bring to the team. The dream of being the freshman on the varsity team...

Finally Celebrating Fifty?

Finally Celebrating Fifty?

Presley Lozano, Editor in Chief, Focus Editor
September 7, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Showcase

Between the last two years, the 50th Year Anniversary at El Modena raises questions among the campus. El Modena has been an established school since 1966. This makes the most recent school year, of 2015-2016, the mark of the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the school. But, because the year El Moden...

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 ...

A Year of Firsts

A Year of Firsts

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
August 28, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Showcase

For many students at El Modena this year, it is the last. It is the last year to have a built-in social life. It is the last year of dances and assemblies and eating lunch with your friends. It is the last year of complaining about high school and the last to get excited about high school. This is a...

You Are What You Read

Fatima Shamsi, Online Manager
June 16, 2016
Filed under Columns, Showcase

Reading has always been an integral part of my life. Thanks to my mother, the belief that reading will lead to a better future has been instilled in my mind for as long as I can remember. I do not recall a point in my life where I never picked up a book, but I vividly recall the first time I did. It...

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