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Finishing Strong

Finishing Strong

Alyssa Tierney, Online Manager

November 15, 2017


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

Frontline: This is your 4th year playing for the Vanguard Football team. How are this year’s playoffs different from previous years? Andrew Carvajal: “This year we are seniors, and this year we will win CIF.” FL: I assume it can be stressful to play football, so how do you keep your cool w...

“A Moment Captured” at the Championships

Ely Bustos, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, Feature, Focus, Humans of El Modena (HOEM)

All high school bands from all around Southern California come to and fro to play and perform at the California Band State Championships. It varies from different pieces of music, along with performances from color guard, where they are highly judged starting from visual, how well their marching and ste...

The True Story of the First Thanksgiving

The True Story of the First Thanksgiving

Ely Bustos, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Focus

  Growing up in the United States we are taught a certain way of the Europeans coming over escaping the tied down religion based in England.   Yet did the Pilgrims share their Thanksgiving meal with the local Indians, the Wampanoag and Pequot? No. That never happened. That is, until its invo...

From a Galaxy Far Far Away

From a Galaxy Far Far Away

Ely Bustos, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Media&Arts

     After months of anticipation since April, Disney left the fandom of the Star Wars Saga in awe and desperation until October 9 adding yet more anticipation for the new release of The Last Jedi. Disney paid a total of $4 billion dollars to have their new highly anticipated episode VIII...

Global Gal

Global Gal

November 1, 2017


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

Olivia Torok attends Calvary Church of Santa Ana and has gone on multiple mission’s trips with them. She has gone on trips in 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade years. “I wanted to try it out because I didn’t know if I was interested in doing that in the future. My parents encouraged me and ga...

The Storm-y Truth About Trump

The Storm-y Truth About Trump

Victoria Tran, Media Editor/Social Media Director

November 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, El Mo News, Feature, Focus, FrontlineFeed, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Media&Arts, Showcase, Sports

 Americans are still not settling with the conclusion of the election of 2016, despite the fact that it has been around ten months since the inauguration of Donald Trump. Currently, ordinary people have insisted on offering their two cents when it comes to politics, especially when a [personally] ...

Dear Daddy: It Will Happen to #METOO

Dear Daddy: It Will Happen to #METOO

Victoria Tran, Media Editor/Social Media Director

November 1, 2017


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

In light of the recent sexual assault scandal regarding Harvey Weinstein, American actress/activist Alyssa Milano has started #MeToo, a hashtag movement to allow women on Twitter to share their experience on sexual violence and harassment.   The tweet has received attention from news stations like CN...

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 ...

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