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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...

Sports in the 90’s

Sports in the 90’s

James Joslyn, Photographer
April 26, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

       The 90’s was a great time to be a sports fan. In the 90’s you could celebrate a touchdown without getting a flag for unsportsmanlike conduct and basketball referees didn't call fouls every ten seconds. Teams such as the 49ers, Cowboys, Yankees, and Bulls dominated this decade all winn...

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...

Why are Teens Reading Less

Why are Teens Reading Less

James Joslyn, Photographer
March 9, 2017
Filed under Showcase

It is no secret that teenagers don't read as much as generations in the past. The decline in reading for fun is most easily blamed on advances in technology. Instead of sitting down and reading a book, time is usually spent texting and on social media. Sure, teens sometimes read for school if they absolutely...

AP Testing: College Credit or Collateral Chaos

AP Testing: College Credit or Collateral Chaos

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under Columns, El Mo News, Showcase

Expo marker notes cover the whiteboard like a hailstorm of knowledge. Next to a Mount Everest sized stack of scribbled papers. A gush of wind hits as review books rapidly turn, and zombie like expressions of  distress can be heard through the school halls. This horror scene becomes  reality during...

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...

A Future UNLV Student

A Future UNLV Student

Clarissa Covarrubias, Online Manager
February 26, 2017
Filed under Showcase

 As many seniors start to receive acceptance letters, senior Pedro Velasco has chosen to accept and attend the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in the fall of 2017. He plans to major in sports medicine with hopes of becoming a sports medicine physician to help injured athletes.   When V...

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 ...

New Year, New Me

New Year, New Me

Ethan Simons, Staff Writer
January 9, 2017
Filed under Showcase

Renew that gym membership, because it’s that time of year again. The new year marks millions of resolutions being created by people who are seeking a change in their lives. Unfortunately, these resolutions are notoriously likely to be forgotten or abandoned. The reasons for this are not set, as many ...

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...

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...

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