• 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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Is Technology Destroying Society?

Is Technology Destroying Society?

Luisa Lopez, Fringe Editor

March 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Showcase

If one really thinks about it, the last 90’s kids are pretty much the last people to know life without a cellphone or iPad at the dinner table. They're the last one to know what it's like to play outside until the sun goes down. I remember playing on the playground everyday, also how much I hated fall...

Discourse on the Value of Human Life and Loving Others

Discourse on the Value of Human Life and Loving Others

Zach Salidvar, Online Manager

March 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Showcase

I believe that it is our moral duty to be taught, and to teach the value of human life. Why do we think this way? As unpopular of a statement this may be, the teaching of evolution has much to do with this. When we are told that we all came from bacteria that formed over millions of years, we equate...

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...

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