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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...

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...

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...

Safe Space: Sheltered Place

Safe Space: Sheltered Place

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under Columns, Showcase, Uncategorized

A safe space is "a social space which is restricted with respect to social relations, language, political views and/or behavior." To put it cynically an area where people's feelings of marginalization are placed higher than the first amendment of the constitution. It is a place where dialogue, discussion...

If You’re Not Overachieving You’re Underachieving

If You’re Not Overachieving You’re Underachieving

James Joslyn, Photographer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Showcase

Many students fail to reach their full potential due to being afraid of failure. Students who have the capability and skills to enroll in an AP (advanced placement) class often stick to the easy route because… well it's easy.  Junior Nick Real is not one to take the easy way out considering he is in not one, but ...

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...

The Beginning Of M.U.N.

The Beginning Of M.U.N.

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Writer
October 3, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Showcase, Uncategorized

It was 8A.M. on September 24th. El Modena's brand new Model U.N. team was heading off to Santa Margarita Catholic High School for their very first caucus. Representing Zimbabwae and Vanuatu, the team was placed in the Not Freshman category; a category for those new to Model U.N. but were not freshmen. T...

Getting To Know El Mo’s Brightest

Getting To Know El Mo’s Brightest

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Writer
September 22, 2016
Filed under Feature, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Showcase, Uncategorized

Jacob Kaufman is known as one of the brightest students here at El Mo, or even Mr. Science Boy by our very own Mrs. Mull.   Aspiring to be the chief engineer at NASA, Jacob juggles five AP classes along with his extra curricular activities that consist of being the President of the Red Cross club...

Too Much Homework or Too Much Procrastination?

Too Much Homework or Too Much Procrastination?

Scarlet Edwards, Copy/Style Editor
September 20, 2016
Filed under Columns, Showcase

    It’s five weeks into the school year, classes are in full swing, and the homework load is piling up. Complaints about the masses of homework assigned are common amongst students, but is it really as much as it seems, or are there other outside complications affecting time spent on homewo...

Stud of the Month: Kevin Nguyen

Stud of the Month: Kevin Nguyen

Markus Albihn, Front Page Editor
September 13, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Feature, Showcase

   Senior Kevin Nguyen is dedicated to his lifestyle as a student. He has a rigorous class schedule consisting of four Advanced Placement classes (Calculus AB, Environmental Science, Literature and Psychology).   Along with these demanding courses, He is an involved member in El Modena Televisio...

El Modena Sports Back in Action

El Modena Sports Back in Action

Angel De Rosas, Sports Editor
September 7, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Sports

This week our El Modena athletes are suiting up to take on the competition that lies ahead. Girls Volleyball has a home game on Wednesday September 6 against Loara High school with Frosh/Soph starting at 3:15, JV at 4:30, and Varsity at 5:45. The Volleyball team has momentum heading into their match...

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