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Marteen is heating up with his new single, “Sriracha”

Marteen is heating up with his new single, “Sriracha”

Jenny Hamburg, Ads and Distribution Editor/ Photographer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Audio, Columns, Feature, Focus, Media&Arts, Music, Showcase

     Marteen Estevez is a 16 year-old from the Bay Area.  Music has been a major part of his life from a young age. Born to a Colombian dad and American mom, his parents always encouraged him to pursue his passion for music. Marteen began learning classical piano at just ten years-old. He also wo...

Walk for a Cure

Walk for a Cure

Alyssa Tierney, Online Manager

October 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Humans of El Modena (HOEM)

El Modena is a family, a home, a place. Naturally, this family will support their community in sickness or in health. This is where Girl’s Leagues steps in with Walk for a Cure. This will be El Modena’s ninth consecutive Walk for a Cure Event. The purpose of the event is to raise money for breast...

Homecoming Who?

Homecoming Who?

Alyssa Tierney, Online Manager

October 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, Feature

The exact origin of homecoming is largely contested, but most can agree that Baylor University, University of Illinois, and University of Missouri are the first to have the official event we call homecoming. Even in 1910, the events had a homecoming football game, pep rallies, and alumni events. The...

Talent is Not in Short Supply

Talent is Not in Short Supply

Alyssa Tierney, Online Manager

October 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Sports

Libero: noun. the rearmost, roaming defensive player in volleyball. Also where the shortest player on the court is located. Standing just above five-foot, Katie Real is one of the liberos for the Varsity volleyball team. Her position is to sub in for the middle blocker and pass back row. However, at the...

Under the Lights with Josh Smith

Under the Lights with Josh Smith

Alyssa Tierney, Online Manager

September 18, 2017


Filed under Columns, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Sports

“A nice tackle made by number 12 Josh Smith!” Bob Ruddy, Voice of the El Modena Vanguards, booms through the stadium. Football season is back baby! And Senior Tight End and Inside Linebacker, Josh Smith, is hitting it hard. But football isn’t Smith’s only specialty. The Renaissance man also busies ...

One More Light Goes Out as the Soundgarden is Silenced

One More Light Goes Out as the Soundgarden is Silenced

Victoria Tran, Media Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Audio, Columns, Editor's Picks, El Mo News, Feature, Media&Arts, Music, Showcase, Uncategorized

  Two months short of his fifty-third birthday, Chris Cornell took his own life in Detroit, Michigan. Fellow musician and friend Chester Bennington sang at Cornell’s funeral, but there was little to celebrate come Cornell’s birthday; that day, Chester Bennington ended his life.   Behind the stag...

The Lone Senior

Bobby Almand, Sports Editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Uncategorized

Amidst an overwhelmingly young girls golf team lies captain and eldest player Senior, Kallie Almeda. Not only is she the only senior, Almeda is also the only upperclassman on the team. A four year varsity starter, Almeda got into the sport that her brother was also in because of the recent loss of ...

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...

Thrift Stores Ceasing to be a Bargain

Thrift Stores Ceasing to be a Bargain

Scarlet Edwards, Copy/Style Editor

May 9, 2017


Filed under Columns, Showcase, Style

  Just a few hours ago, I was at my local Goodwill Boutique (yes, a Goodwill “boutique” exists, despite the obvious irony), and when I went to check out, they asked me if I would be willing to donate an extra $1 to support their cause. Note that this is after already having spent over $30… On ju...

A look into the history of AP testing

A look into the history of AP testing

Zach Saldivar, Online Manager

April 24, 2017


Filed under Columns, Showcase

With AP testing right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to take a trip into the history books, and learn where this “life consuming” testing originated from.   The Ford Foundation created the Fund for the Advancement of Education. This was designed to study the overlap between...

50th Anniversary of the Patterson-Gimlin Film

50th Anniversary of the Patterson-Gimlin Film

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

April 21, 2017


Filed under Columns

   Those with an interest in cryptozoology attribute Willow Creek, CA as the Mecca of Bigfoot due to it being the location of the Patterson-Gimlin Film. The Patterson-Gimlin Film shot in 1967 is the contemporary leading evidence of Bigfoot, in which Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin captured a fifty-si...

Hairy and Happy

Hairy and Happy

Scarlet Edwards, Copy/Style Editor

April 18, 2017


Filed under Columns

  In the summer before sixth grade, I went to Catalina Island with one of my mom, sister, and a close friend. I remember enjoying myself, except for one thing that slightly jaded that excitement for me: my hairy legs. I had never truly taken notice of them, I just didn’t really care. I was eleven year...

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