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Vanguard Victory Vanguard Memories

Vanguard Victory Vanguard Memories

Jessica Corson, El Mo News Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Editor's Picks, El Mo News, Showcase, Sports

   On December 2, 2017, El Modena Football made history by leaving the final CIF-SS Division 7 game victoriously with the title, for the first time since 1984. During the past three seasons El Modena’s football team placed as North Hill League Champs, and for the past four seasons El Modena football...

Principals Newsletter

Colby Hurdle, Staff Writer

November 12, 2017


Filed under Editor's Picks, El Mo News, Feature, Focus, Humans of El Modena (HOEM)

Mrs. Lauren Davis  It is my pleasure to introduce Mrs. Lauren Davis as a member to El Modena’s teaching staff. Mrs. Davis will be using her Masters degree in Education from Harvard University to teach Spanish. Her stellar education has allowed her to previously teach English in Spain, and Spanish i...

“A Moment Captured” at the Championships

Ely Bustos, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, Feature, Focus, Humans of El Modena (HOEM)

All high school bands from all around Southern California come to and fro to play and perform at the California Band State Championships. It varies from different pieces of music, along with performances from color guard, where they are highly judged starting from visual, how well their marching and ste...

Taking Down Predator Harvey Weinstein

Taking Down Predator Harvey Weinstein

Jessica Corson and Bobby Almand

November 1, 2017


Filed under Editor's Picks, Media&Arts

  After a “New York Times” article published decades of sexual misconduct allegations against mega Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein on October 5, 2017, the ensuing month and a half since has been an unceasing report of allegations, investigations, and lawsuits.   In the days following ...

The Storm-y Truth About Trump

The Storm-y Truth About Trump

Victoria Tran, Media Editor/Social Media Director

November 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, El Mo News, Feature, Focus, FrontlineFeed, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Media&Arts, Showcase, Sports

 Americans are still not settling with the conclusion of the election of 2016, despite the fact that it has been around ten months since the inauguration of Donald Trump. Currently, ordinary people have insisted on offering their two cents when it comes to politics, especially when a [personally] ...

Dear Daddy: It Will Happen to #METOO

Dear Daddy: It Will Happen to #METOO

Victoria Tran, Media Editor/Social Media Director

November 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, El Mo News, Feature, Focus, FrontlineFeed, Media&Arts, Showcase, Uncategorized

In light of the recent sexual assault scandal regarding Harvey Weinstein, American actress/activist Alyssa Milano has started #MeToo, a hashtag movement to allow women on Twitter to share their experience on sexual violence and harassment.   The tweet has received attention from news stations like CN...

Homecoming Who?

Homecoming Who?

Alyssa Tierney, Online Manager

October 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, Feature

The exact origin of homecoming is largely contested, but most can agree that Baylor University, University of Illinois, and University of Missouri are the first to have the official event we call homecoming. Even in 1910, the events had a homecoming football game, pep rallies, and alumni events. The...

Culture Is Not For Dress Up

Victoria Tran, Media Editor/Social Media Director

October 9, 2017


Filed under Editor's Picks, Uncategorized

In the words of Samantha White (played by black actress Logan Browning) in “Dear White People,” on the top of the list of unacceptable costumes is me.    Halloween is one day of the year that people with racial privilege think that they can use a culture for “the homage,” but they don’t kn...

Counselor Advice On Finding The Right College For You

Jessica Corson, El Mo News Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under Editor's Picks, El Mo News

  With college application deadlines growing nearer, seniors can be heard all across campus discussing their college choices. However for many others, the search for the right college fit is still underway. Counselors Mrs. Echavarria and Mrs. Parizeau are dedicated to helping the senior class amongst th...

Into the Great Wide Opening

Into the Great Wide Opening

Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Editor's Picks, Music, Showcase

   On October 2, 2017, American musician Tom Petty, 66, suffered cardiac arrest at his Malibu home and was transferred to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital where he was put on life support. Petty was declared dead at 8:40 p.m. the same day.   The musician, born in Gainesville, Florida found a safe hav...

History? Booooo

History? Booooo

Sophia Pracilio, Feature Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Editor's Picks, Focus, Showcase

Everyone is familiar with the yearly tradition of dressing up and going door to door trick-or-treating on Halloween, but how did this come to be?

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One More Light Goes Out as the Soundgarden is Silenced

One More Light Goes Out as the Soundgarden is Silenced

Victoria Tran, Media Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Audio, Columns, Editor's Picks, El Mo News, Feature, Media&Arts, Music, Showcase, Uncategorized

  Two months short of his fifty-third birthday, Chris Cornell took his own life in Detroit, Michigan. Fellow musician and friend Chester Bennington sang at Cornell’s funeral, but there was little to celebrate come Cornell’s birthday; that day, Chester Bennington ended his life.   Behind the stag...

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