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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...

Generations Walk the Same Halls

Generations Walk the Same Halls

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
August 28, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Feature, Showcase

On the first day of the 2016-2017 school year, 660 freshmen and all returning El Modena students step into classrooms filled with nervous energy. Freshmen for the first time, and others with a sense of unknown, face a new schedule, new teachers and new experiences. Select students, such as eleventh grader...

Living Life to the Fullest

Living Life to the Fullest

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer
March 8, 2016
Filed under Feature, Focus, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Music

What defines an exciting life? According to Senior Sam Silva, it is doing what he loves. Although Silva stays true to his word, the gateway to living a life of intrigue lies not only in doing what one loves, but also learning about the interesting lives and perspectives of others. Silva lives a fascinat...

Going to State

Going to State

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor
February 21, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Showcase

Every spring, students compete for their chance to participate in the California High School Speech Association (CHSSA) tournament. On Feburaryb 19-20, El Modena High School hosted the Orange County Speech League State Qualifiers for individual events.  This tournament included just speech events. ...

Meteors Hit El Modena

Meteors Hit El Modena

Francesca Sarmiento, Staff Writer
February 10, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Feature, Showcase

In keeping with Vanguard tradition, El Modena High School students and staff extended a warm welcome to our visitors, the eighth graders from McPherson Magnet School, on campus today, February 10th. The excitement was palpable, mixed with some anxiety, and genuine curiosity. To insure a good time for a...

The Sky is the Limit

The Sky is the Limit

Lauren Kliewer, Editor-in-Chief
January 31, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Showcase

On Saturday, January 30, 2016, El Modena hosted its biggest Vanguard Pride Day of the year. It is the one day that organizations, clubs, and sports come together to beautify the school. With a turnout of more than four hundred students, El Mo got busy in preparation for their WASC visit. With the...

Abbey Gaumer The Dreamer

Abbey Gaumer The Dreamer

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer
January 19, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Style

Sophomore Abbey Gaumer has always had a passionate interest in expressing herself through makeup and fashion. Gaumer is known for creating unique makeup looks and sporting artsy outfits. Frontline was given the opportunity to know more about her life and interests. Frontline: "What is your inspiration for your makeup...

Looking Toward the New Year

Looking Toward the New Year

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor
December 31, 2015
Filed under Columns, Showcase

As 2015 comes to a close, people are beginning to reminisce about all that has happened this year.  It certainly has been groundbreaking, with the “dress debate,” Caitlyn Jenner, Donald Trump, and recently, the Miss Universe fiasco.  While we look back at what has happened this year, both globally...

A Tale of Two Teams

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor
December 2, 2015
Filed under El Mo News

Two years ago, the El Modena Mock Trial team lost every single competition. This year, Team Cardinal not only won the majority of the competitions, but they moved on to be one of the top sixteen teams in Orange County. This year has brought many changes for the team.  The team has doubled, forming...

A Dynamic Duo

A Dynamic Duo

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor
November 29, 2015
Filed under El Mo News

Junior Arman Ghafari  and senior Rachael Helfrich are two of the most involved students at El Modena.  They are always working together, whether it comes to class projects or their events in Speech and Debate.  This unique partnership highlights teamwork at its finest. Frontline: How are you involved at El Modena? Arm...

Take Stride in Vanguard Pride

Take Stride in Vanguard Pride

Justin Spitzer, Staff Writer
November 9, 2015
Filed under El Mo News, Showcase

This past Saturday November seventh El Modena High School hosted a Vanguard Pride day to clean up the school campus. The event took place from eight to twelve in the morning and was attended by around fifty students. Each student performed various tasks such as picking up trash on campus, pulling...

The First Vanguard Bards

The First Vanguard Bards

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor
November 4, 2015
Filed under El Mo News, Showcase

Tonight began what will soon become a tradition for poets at El Modena.  Tonight was the first poetry reading held by the Vanguard Bards. The Vanguard Bards, created by Ms. Mull in conjunction with the Literary Magazine, is not a club on campus.  Rather, it is an event that invites El Modena studen...

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