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

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You Are What You Read

Fatima Shamsi, Online Manager

June 16, 2016


Filed under Columns, Showcase

Reading has always been an integral part of my life. Thanks to my mother, the belief that reading will lead to a better future has been instilled in my mind for as long as I can remember. I do not recall a point in my life where I never picked up a book, but I vividly recall the first time I did. It...

Headphones in my Ears

Headphones in my Ears

Jordan Cowdell, Front Editor

June 10, 2016


Filed under Columns, Showcase

A wise man with insane perseverance once told me, “You better lose yourself in the music, the moment, you better never let it go.” Yes, the ever-praised Eminem taught me that no matter what life throws at me, I can find a way to get to that one place that takes me as far away from the world as possible,...

I’m a Rough Draft

I’m a Rough Draft

Christina Davenport, Stina

June 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Showcase

The pursuit of perfection is not synonymous with the pursuit of happiness, but it is the path to self destruction. Despite this, perfection is placed on a pedestal in our society, or more accurately, achieving the appearance of perfection by any means possible. This idolization of perfecting ourselves...

The Looking Glass Wars

The Looking Glass Wars

Natalia Huanosto, Staff Writer

June 7, 2016


Filed under Columns, Media&Arts

   The Looking Glass Wars is a book by Frank Beddor inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. In the story, we learn that Alyss Heart was to be heir to Wonderland's queendom. However, when Alyss's parents are murdered by her vengeful aunt, Redd, and she barely escapes Redd's hateful clutche...

The Courage it Takes to Follow Your Heart

The Courage it Takes to Follow Your Heart

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor

June 7, 2016


Filed under Columns, Feature, Showcase

  The most important lessons we learn in life are often in the beginning, rather than the end.   We learn about ourselves and who we want to become.  We also learn that who we want to become isn’t always how we will end up, and we don’t have to be the same as those around us.  We are all ...

Open Mind, Open Heart, Open Eyes

Open Mind, Open Heart, Open Eyes

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer

June 7, 2016


Filed under Columns, Showcase

 When I was younger, I held all the attributes associated with the typical shy kid. I was the one who played with her dolls alone, the one who always hid behind my parents when introduced to someone new. I enjoyed feeling encompassed in my own little world, my safe haven. I believed that I did not need...

Keep Moving Forward

Keep Moving Forward

Lauren Kliewer, Editor-in-Chief

June 6, 2016


Filed under Columns, Showcase

I’ve had a long twelve-year journey of finding my own way through life, and it’s not even close to done. But from the day I was born, I knew I wouldn’t follow anyone. I was someone who knew what she wanted and preferred to set out on her own to obtain it. However that may sound, it helped define...

Finding Yourself in the Forest

Finding Yourself in the Forest

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer

May 31, 2016


Filed under Columns, Showcase

It is almost the end of the school year. You are anticipating what is to come, but also frightened of the unknown. Your mind is clouded with endless anxieties, doubts, and dreams. You are old enough to feel truly mature at times, but you hate the idea of growing up. Your heart either races or sinks when...

The “Winning” Factor

The “Winning” Factor

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer

May 24, 2016


Filed under Columns, Showcase

Although the film  Little Miss Sunshine was released in 2006, it contains themes that still appear to be relevant in today's society. The movie features a dysfunctional family, the Hoovers, as they travel 1000 miles in a minivan to take their youngest, Olive Hoover, to the "Little Miss Sunshine" Beauty P...

The Drama Heightens

The Drama Heightens

Lauren Kliewer, Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2016


Filed under Columns, Media&Arts, Showcase

Today on May 23, 2016, the Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher took the stage. After a major heartbreak on live television last season, Fletcher wanted to try to find her own true love. It seems that these reality T.V. shows draw in millions of viewers, fans, and even obsessors. The day after, you can walk...

Can’t You Just Hear The Music?

Can’t You Just Hear The Music?

Jacqueline Palacios, Staff Writer

May 19, 2016


Filed under Audio, Columns, Music, Showcase

When you listen to music what do you feel? Do you ever hear a song and stop what you’re doing to admire how good that song is? Many times we come across music we can relate to because it says all the things our hearts are demanding to be let out. It helps us cope with feelings and emotions and ...

The Recourse of Our Identities

The Recourse of Our Identities

S. Davenport and M. Hill

May 17, 2016


Filed under Columns, Showcase

Does a body have a mind of its own?  The shaking doesn't end in the unknown  Are we truly the people we want to be  Or have we adapted to personas; undeniably clones? Fruition yields to strong uncuttable ties,  But life can't be lived if it's despised, The world is sealed with h...

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