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Teacher of the Year: An Astonishing Accomplishment

Teacher of the Year: An Astonishing Accomplishment
Joshua Pongco, Staff Writer June 18, 2020

 It is 7:30 in the morning on a regular school day and zero period classes are just about to begin. The classroom is silent until the energetic 90’s music begins to play. In all of her radiance, the...

“Operation Varsity Blues”

Vincent Garcia, Staff Writer April 10, 2019

In early March, the FBI revealed the details of a case they called “Operation Varsity Blues,” a case in which many wealthy individuals and celebrities such as actress Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman...

Yellow: La couleur du changement

Protestors flooding the streets in Nice with signs proclaiming their rights
Sophia Pracilio, Editor-in-Chief February 12, 2019

As tensions rise in France, citizens continue to join the Yellow Vest Movement- a political movement striving for economic propriety, focusing on rising petrol prices and the simple cost of living. Emmanuel...

Social Media and the Presidential Image

Sophia Pracilio, Editor-In-Chief November 12, 2018

Over the course of centuries, the way the president interacts with the people has evolved. FDR used radio fireside chats to open up issues to the public, informing them on his policies. Nixon gave speeches...

Silly Rabbit, Trick-or-Treating is For Kids

Trick or Treat
Alyssa Tierney, Copy Editor/Girls Sports Editor October 19, 2018

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...

Trick or Trouble?

October 18, 2018

  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,...

Katie Porter

Katie Porter
Mia Arce, El Mo News Editor October 18, 2018

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...

Are AP classes worth it?

Are AP classes worth it?
September 10, 2018

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...

Straws Suck and that’s BAD

Straws Suck and that's BAD
Mia Arce, El Mo News Editor September 7, 2018

  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...

Straws Suck, But That’s Their Job

Boba Straws
Alyssa Tierney, Copy/Girls Sports Editor September 6, 2018

   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...

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

“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,...

A Perfect Game

#2 Justin Simpson on deck in the game against Esperanza.
Alyssa Tierney, Online Manager May 10, 2018

   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....

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