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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...

An El Mo Track Update

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor
March 23, 2017
Filed under Uncategorized

For the third time this season El Mo’s track team competed and completed their meet with a mix of wins and losses. The girl’s varsity and frosh soph team finished the meet with a loss. Although a couple losses, the girl’s junior varsity team managed a win. The boy’s varsity and junio...

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...

Four Great Years Come to an End

Four Great Years Come to an End

Angel De Rosas, Sports Editor
February 6, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

As I look back to the beginning of season I remember thinking to myself “this season is going to be a long one,” not realizing that it would all be just a memory. As I look back today i’ve realized that my last high school soccer season comes down to two games, a sudden surge of nostalgia takes...

The Paradox of Hypocritical Thought

The Paradox of Hypocritical Thought

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under Columns, Showcase, Uncategorized

In Islam, there is an idea called nifāq. Nifāq is a type of hypocrisy shown in the munafiqun which are a group of Muslims who were said to be unsympathetic towards the cause of Muslims. Outlined in Sahih al-Bukhari, one of the most important books for Sunni Muslims, “The prophet Muhammad said: ‘The ...

Boys Soccer Hopeful for CIF Spot

Boys Soccer Hopeful for CIF Spot

Angel De Rosas, Sports Editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

This week the boys varsity soccer team begins their league season facing Brea Olinda and Yorba Linda, two very competitive teams. The vanguards look to start league strong and to their preseason record of 2-5-3. The team has looked to work on crucial mistakes that have resulted in two heartbr...

El Modena Boys Soccer Hungry For Success

El Modena Boys Soccer Hungry For Success

Angel De Rosas, Sports Editor
December 6, 2016
Filed under Feature, Showcase, Sports

The Vanguard boys soccer team goes into the season with a completely different team as only four starters return. With a relatively new team, the vanguards have been able to work together well picking up an impressive 3-1 win over rivals Orange high.   Senior Jordy Cruz is optimistic about the season saying ...

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...

Black Mirror: Season Three [Series Review]

Black Mirror: Season Three [Series Review]

Markus Albihn, Front Page Editor
October 26, 2016
Filed under Focus, Media&Arts, Showcase, Uncategorized

  Originally broadcast on the British network Channel 4, "Black Mirror" is a Sci-Fi anthology series. It criticizes culture through its use of dark and sometimes satirical themes regarding the dangers of technological advancements in modern society. The creator of the show Charlie Brooker stated th...

An Insight on Dr Saxton

An Insight on Dr Saxton

Ethan Simons, Staff Writer
September 22, 2016
Filed under Feature, Showcase

Frontline: Where did you go to college? Dr Saxton: A little school in Missouri, Drury University. About the size of Chapman in Orange. FL: What did you study? DS: I started off wanting to be a doctor, like a physician, so I was studying biology and chemistry. Then i got a job at a hospital dr...

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...

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