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We Still Don’t Understand the First Amendment

We Still Don’t Understand the First Amendment

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer

March 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Focus, Showcase

  As most of us know, the first amendment gives us the freedom to say what we want, with freedom from government intervention. This principle is well-liked by mostly everyone, as we all like to   say whatever we wish. The trouble comes when we enter a shady, gray type of speech. Many uphold...

AP Testing: College Credit or Collateral Chaos

AP Testing: College Credit or Collateral Chaos

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

March 3, 2017


Filed under Columns, El Mo News, Showcase

Expo marker notes cover the whiteboard like a hailstorm of knowledge. Next to a Mount Everest sized stack of scribbled papers. A gush of wind hits as review books rapidly turn, and zombie like expressions of  distress can be heard through the school halls. This horror scene becomes  reality during...

Book Review: Annihilation

Book Review: Annihilation

Ethan Simons, Staff Writer

February 26, 2017


Filed under Columns, Showcase

“The tower, which was not supposed to be there, plunges into the earth in a place just before the black pine forest begins to give way to swamp…” reads the first line of Jeff VanderMeer’s “Annihilation.” It is a cryptic, and even confusing sentence. It truly sets up the book in an incredible...

College Prep 101

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Writer

February 18, 2017


Filed under Columns, Uncategorized

     Starting early on choosing colleges one would see themselves attending is always smartest because once Senior year arrives, one is free to apply to as many colleges as they’d like. All while making sure to pay attention to important dates one could find on the college’s website, one shoul...

Deliciously Deadly?

Deliciously Deadly?

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, Showcase, Uncategorized

    As seniors are preparing to face college, they are also preparing to face many bowls of ramen in their future.     Invented in 1958, by Momofuku Ando, the cheap, long lasting, and instant noodles saved many poverty sticken people from starvation. Or served as a quick meal for those who do not ...

The Thin Mint History

The Thin Mint History

Bobby Almand, Staff Writer

February 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Showcase, Uncategorized

Girl Scout cookies are back! That’s right, it’s the time of year again where we get to gorge on mysteriously amazing cookies, and we get to feel good about it because, “it’s for a good a cause.” Don’t get me wrong though, I’m as obsessed with them as the next guy. All troubles seem to...

Getting To Know Beaman

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Humans of El Modena (HOEM)

Some would be surprised to find out Mr. Beaman, the teacher responsible for El Mo’s reputable Ceramic class, AP Art History, as well as the soccer team coach, had no idea what his dream job was until after college.    Beaman muddled around for about a year after graduating college until he decided ...

Walking the Women’s March

Walking the Women’s March

Samantha Venegas, Media & Arts Editor

January 26, 2017


Filed under Columns, Uncategorized

This past weekend I participated in a Sister March, a more local march to the Women’s March in Washington D.C. I had heard about the march from my mom, an avid facebook user, and all around good person, my mom would go on about how big this event was supposed to be. Hearing about this, a lot, actually in...

The Stranglehold of Social Media

The Stranglehold of Social Media

Markus Albihn, Front Editor

January 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Showcase

Within the age of likes, friends, followers, and favorites, social media has developed an uncompromising grasp upon news, opinion, and any semblance of individuality. One attends the assembly of opinion within the Twitterverse and logs off attaining an amalgamated view upon the world.   Not on...

Finals are Upon us

Finals are Upon us

Natalia Huanosto, Op/Ed Editor

January 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, El Mo News, Showcase

    Don’t procrastinate. Procrastination can break your grade, especially if you leave five study guides unfinished until the night before. You’ll end up pulling an all-nighter, or not doing them at all.   Make sure you get a full night’s rest. While cramming may seem tempting...

Thanks Obama

Thanks Obama

Luisa Lopez, Fringe Editor

January 20, 2017


Filed under Columns, Showcase, Uncategorized

After serving in office for the past 8 years, Obama says his final goodbyes. Although many people say he didn’t do anything and he was the worst. I disagree, I want to say Thank you to Obama. Thanks to Obama, I have a job. Because of my immigration status, I wasn’t able to work before but during...

The Most Outstanding of Them All

The Most Outstanding of Them All

Bobby Almand, Staff Writer

January 19, 2017


Filed under Columns, Showcase, Uncategorized

Senior Linebacker Dillion Keefe was recognized earlier this year with All County First Team Linebacker Honors. In his words, “they took all the teams and players in the county, and judged on all around stars.” Keefe was almost blindsided by the win, “my coach came up to me and told me out ...

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