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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...

The Heart of Education

The Heart of Education

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Columns, Showcase, Uncategorized

Around the age of five or six, one enters the new world of learning associated with elementary school. They meet a man or woman who has made it their purpose to spread knowledge to every youthful, voracious mind they meet.   They’re taught the alphabet, the glories of sharing, the skill of reading, a...

Ben Hepner Jumps into School Record

Ben Hepner Jumps into School Record

Angel De Rosas, Sports Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

El modena’s track and field team for years has produced some top athletes. Last year the jumps team saw freshman Ben Hepner dominate in the boys varsity 110m hurdles, long jump, and triple jump.   As a freshman hepner competed at the varsity level making his way into the school record books. Hepner ...

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...

The Last Hill to take the Hill

The Last Hill to take the Hill

February 16, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Hill tradition is a long one. Senior Zach Hill has baseball in his genes as each of his 5 brothers have made their mark and have accomplished great things playing baseball. Zach's twin brothers Jacob Hill and David Hill transferred to El Modena prior to their sophomore years in search of a more...

Vanguards take home top honors at OCSL Tournament

Vanguards take home top honors at OCSL Tournament

Zach Saldivar, Online Manager
February 13, 2017
Filed under El Mo News, Showcase

El Modena’s Speech and Debate team continues to improve as they took home top three placings in three different categories at an Orange County Speech League Tournament. Senior Arman Ghafari won 1st in Dramatic Interpretation of Literature, and Senior Katie Cunningham won 2nd in Parliamentary Debate, where Arman...

Bold, Brave and Bubbly Brandt

Bold, Brave and Bubbly Brandt

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
January 20, 2017
Filed under Feature, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Showcase

“I have been teaching for a bit now, and every year a student or two asks me, ‘Ms. Brandt, what was the defining moment of your generation?’  My response, ‘9/11.’  Their response validates that they are aware of the day.  What their response lacks is the gut punching feeling it leaves me wit...

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 ...

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...

Vanguards Look To Be (almost) Perfect

Vanguards Look To Be (almost) Perfect

Bobby Almand, Staff Writer
October 28, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Showcase, Sports

   As of tonight the Vanguards of El Modena are 8-1. A win next week would equate to almost a perfect season, and the best record for El Mo in what feels like forever.   But how did the team get here? They started the season a promising 3-0 in games that weren't runaways, but big enough to bui...

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...

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