Avery Miles Keeps Her Smile

Avery Miles Keeps Her Smile

Abby Capra, Style Editor

March 30, 2020

Senior Avery Miles serves many roles on the El Modena campus. Miles is ASB President and Co-Captain of Vanguard Dance Company. As Miles senior year slowly comes to a close, Miles shares some valuable advice to underclassmen.  Frontline: You are currently on VDC at school. How long have you dance...

“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 managed to bribe sports coaches and SAT proctors in order to get their kids an easy way into whatever...

Trump vs the Crazies

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 22:  U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to a crowd of supporters at the Phoenix Convention Center during a rally on August 22, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Wyatt Terlaak, Boys Sports Editor

February 20, 2019

As the 2020 election looms around the corner, top Democrats are already coming out of the woodworks as potential candidates for the Democratic Party.  Leading the charge is Kamala Harris, a former Attorney General and district attorney in California. As the election gets closer, Democrats are sur...

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 Macron, the French President, has aided France through a tax reform to alter the way busi...

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 on television, which allowed people to hear his side of the story directly from him. Obama ...

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 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

  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

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

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

  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

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 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

“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...

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