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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...

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Clarissa Covarrubias, Online Manager

May 29, 2017


Filed under Editor's Picks, Showcase

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of the month of May. We take this day to honor the men and women who died while serving in the United States military.   In early observance, the Civil War ended in the spring of 1865, and claimed more lives than any conflict in the...

Thanks Obama

Thanks Obama

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

November 9, 2016


Filed under Editor's Picks, Showcase

Eight years ago, America made history by electing the first black President of the United States. President Barack Obama has had to endure much ridicule during his two-term presidency, despite all of his accomplishments. Faced with the poor shape of the economy from the greatest recession since the ...

Why We Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Change?

Why We Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Change?

Markus Albihn, Front Page Editor

November 3, 2016


Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, Uncategorized

Change, by definition, is "the act or instance of making or becoming different." The biggest fear for a lot of people is change (the fear of change is called "Metathesiophobia"). These people are otherwise comfortable in their concurrent lives of incessant drollness. I was one of these people for quite...

The Nature Center Comes Alive with Death and Life

Meranthy Meza

October 14, 2016


Filed under Editor's Picks, El Mo News, Media&Arts, Showcase

Today El Modena held their very first Art Festival in the Nature Center. The event began at three-thirty and lasted until six-thirty. Several classes visited the event during their respective periods, and each saw something completely unique. Imagine walking into the beautiful, isolated nature center,...

The Holy Trinity

The Holy Trinity

Mackenzie Watkins, Advertising Editor

June 12, 2016


Filed under Editor's Picks, Feature

  It all started with a boy named Hercules.   Growing up, Hercules had been the first movie I ever remember watching and it just so happened to be the first spark of my creative drive. Even though I was only three-years-old, I remember a sense of happiness and pure joy seeing the beautiful c...

The Most Magical Promposal Ever?

The Most Magical Promposal Ever?

Chandler Herrera, Fringe Editor

May 20, 2016


Filed under Editor's Picks, Feature, FrontlineFeed, Showcase, Uncategorized

Prom was in three days, and my boyfriend still hadn’t asked me to Prom. We were going to Disneyland that day (my favorite place), so naturally I had an idea he was going to ask me today. After his mom signed him in, we saw Mickey Mouse in his wizardry robe posing for photos. My boyfriend had us jump...

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