• March 14Hundreds of El Mo students "lie in" for 17 minutes

  • March 14Renowned physicist, Stephen Hawking passes

  • March 11'Black Panther' surpasses $1 billion in global box office

  • February 4Eagles edge out Patriots to win Super Bowl LII

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Silly Rabbit, Trick-or-Treating is For Kids

Silly Rabbit, Trick-or-Treating is For Kids

Alyssa Tierney, Copy Editor/Girls Sports Editor

October 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Showcase

Trick or Treating is the fun commercialization that America is known for, targeted at children. The act of walking door-to-door in a costume to get candy can be viewed with the rose-colored glasses only nostalgia can provide, but in reality, it isn’t all that great. So why would a teenager or adult...

Trick or Trouble?

October 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Focus

  What is Halloween to the average teenager? Do they think of candy or beer? Halloween is a time of year where everyone celebrates this spooky season.   Perhaps the most festive group, teenagers, is the least sure about how to spend their Halloween night. In preparation, some are planning ...

Katie Porter

Katie Porter

Mia Arce, El Mo News Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under Columns

We have all seen the Youtube ad: Katie Porter wants to raise taxes on the middle class, open our borders, and so on and so forth. Frankly, this is outright propaganda, a scare tactic, used by Republicans who are terrified of the blue wave coming this midterm election, where Americans everywhere will...

Are AP classes worth it?

Are AP classes worth it?

September 10, 2018


Filed under Columns

Advance Placement classes are college level courses offered on highschool campuses at a more than affordable price in comparison to what it costs on a college campus. Advanced placement classes are worth it. They provide the most stimulating material. While the general education classes may be easier,...

Straws Suck and that’s BAD

Straws Suck and that’s BAD

Mia Arce, El Mo News Editor

September 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Uncategorized

  The proposed California ban on straws is not as extreme as the name would imply. It simply restricts California businesses from giving plastic straws to customers who do not ask for one. Such a small change would have consequences so minimal, a debate on the subject is hardly necessary.   This ...

Straws Suck, But That’s Their Job

Straws Suck, But That’s Their Job

Alyssa Tierney, Copy/Girls Sports Editor

September 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Showcase

   Seattle, Washington is known for its coffee, rainy climate, and (more recently) the origination of the straw ban. The ban went into effect on July 1, 2018, and it is slowly creeping its way across the United States. While straws may seem like an easy target due to their “unnecessity,” it ign...

Life is Short, Live it Well – Music and Switchfoot

Life is Short, Live it Well – Music and Switchfoot

Alyssa Tierney, Online Manager

May 25, 2018


Filed under Columns, FrontlineFeed, Showcase

“One life, one story to tell Life is short; I wanna live it well And you're the one I'm living for Awaken all my soul Every breath that you take is a miracle Life is short; I wanna live it well, yeah”  -“Live It Well” Switchfoot The first notes…a guitar strum…a piano key…light vocals. Music...

A Perfect Game

A Perfect Game

Alyssa Tierney, Online Manager

May 10, 2018


Filed under Columns, Showcase, Sports

   The El Modena Vanguard baseball team has had a successful 2018 season. The team’s record was sixteen wins, ten losses, and one tie. In league, the Vanguard’s record was four wins and five losses. Eleventh year head coach, Coach Kliner says, “We have a great group of senior leadership this year...

Art is Undefinable

Scarlet Edwards, Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2018


Filed under Columns, Media&Arts

  Picture this: You’re walking through an art museum, passing by the famous works of artists like Leonardo Da Vinci or Michelangelo, when suddenly, you encounter what seems to be a yellow canvas with arbitrarily placed lines of color. “Untitled,” the name card reads, “Oil Paint on Canvas, ...

Unnecessary Hypermasculinity in Necessary Actions

Unnecessary Hypermasculinity in Necessary Actions

Victoria Tran, Media Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, Feature, Showcase

 Skin is the largest organ of the human body, averaging twenty-one square feet per adult person. Skin types vary from fine, dry, oily, combination, sensitive, and mature. While different and diverse, all skin has a simple commonality; it must be cleaned.   The majority of people today desire to ach...

Dance Rules

Dance Rules

Jenny Hamburg, Ads and Distribution Editor/ Photographer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Feature, Focus, FrontlineFeed, Music, Showcase

   Winter formal is coming up on February 3rd at Fête the Venue in Costa Mesa and there are a few important things students need to remember. When one arrives to the dance, one must show his/her student ID to be admitted. The doors will close 90 minutes after the dance has begun, and no students will...

Dominate the Day Doesn’t End After Season

Dominate the Day Doesn’t End After Season

Alyssa Tierney, Online Manager

January 23, 2018


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

After the El Modena Vanguards went 12-3 in the 2017 season, it’s not surprising that the North Hills League recognized the team’s achievements. Three out of the five MVP’s for the North Hills League came from El Modena’s Football team. senior quarterback AJ Esperanza was named the North Hills ...

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