• 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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OUSD’s Clockwork Oranges Robotics team takes St. Louis

OUSD’s Clockwork Oranges Robotics team takes St. Louis

Hannah Sutherland, Online Manager

April 28, 2015


Filed under Editor's Picks, El Mo News

At the start of the competition, the Clockwork Oranges ranked first, but by the end of the twelve qualification rounds were ranked fifty-sixth, failing to qualify. Themed “Recycle Rush,” the task was to stack six totes and recycling containers. The team was made up of junior Steven Bell, seniors David Mendoza, Alice Bowie, and David Tu, and other OUSD students.

Baltimore Riots stun America

Baltimore Riots stun America

Olivia, Addington

April 27, 2015


Filed under Editor's Picks, Uncategorized

Today, April 27th, the people of Baltimore Maryland took the streets looting, breaking and setting fire to stores and cars. One police officer was reported saying "I think they thought it was cute to throw cinder blocks at police," which later led  to over 6 police officers being seriously injured during ...

Just Like You

Just Like You

Denisse Brito, editor-In-Chief

April 15, 2015


Filed under Editor's Picks, Uncategorized

Lazy, runaways, drugs, and alcohol almost always follow the term “homelessness.” Behind every face there is a story and behind every story there is a reason as to why they lead the lives they live. The leading cause of homelessness is not the typical stereotype (example: drugs), but instead is the...

Sad Goodbyes to Mr. Ahern

Sad Goodbyes to Mr. Ahern

Jordan Cowdell, Staff Writer

April 15, 2015


Filed under Editor's Picks, El Mo News

From Cross Country and Track to History, Mr. Ahern has taught at El Modena for 37 years, currently teaching the Computer Applications Government and Economics as well as working with Collaborative Technology Program. Ahern says the highlight of teaching at El Mo was receiving The Golden Touch Award, as ...

Building Foundations on Fitness

Building Foundations on Fitness

Matt Casillas, El Mo News Editor

April 15, 2015


Filed under Editor's Picks, Feature, Showcase

Each year, several students from elementary and middle schools across Orange participate in the Foundation Games. The Foundation Games is an annual youth track and field meet that advocates an emphasis on sports and helps elicit the importance of physical activity to kids at a young age. They will take...

Handbells Ring their Way to El Mo

Handbells Ring their Way to El Mo

Christina Davenport, Staff Writer

April 15, 2015


Filed under Editor's Picks, El Mo News, Music, Showcase, Uncategorized

Handbell choir, an all new class that will officially begin next year, has raised questions in the minds of many students. Why handbell choir? Dr. Saxton states that this new class is "entirely unique." He claims he wants to fund this new class for its eccentricity, as well as to help restore the pe...

Encounter This New Sound

Megan Cox, Front Editor

April 15, 2015


Filed under Editor's Picks, Music

   Four El Modena students have come together to create Encounter, a funky band with its own unique alternative rock sound and lots of character. Seniors Evan Beach, Paul Michaelis, and Chase Pike joined junior Michael Hill in early December of 2014 to create Michael and the Droids, which was eventua...

Hillary Clinton Announces 2016 Presidential Bid

Hillary Clinton Announces 2016 Presidential Bid

Olivia Addington, Advertising Editor

April 13, 2015


Filed under Editor's Picks, Focus

On Sunday, Mrs. Clinton announced to the U.S that she would seek out being president for the  second time as the likely 2016 Democratic nominee. She released a 2 minute video quoting “Everyday Americans need a champion. And I want to be that champion,” Mrs. Clinton said. “So I'm hitting the...

Being an Observer

Being an Observer

Denisse Brito, Editor-In-Chief

April 9, 2015


Filed under Editor's Picks, Feature, Music

“I like shooting vignettes. I go to a public place like the beach or a forest with no particular story line in mind. I like to tell a story by being an observer,” says senior Henrik Albihn about his art. As the director of photography for EMTV, Albihn shoots and directs portions of the episo...

Film Spotlight: “Whiplash”

Film Spotlight: “Whiplash”

Lily Sanz, Editor-in-Chief

April 9, 2015


Filed under Editor's Picks, Media&Arts

So often is the term “had me at the edge of my seat” thrown around when referencing the way a film made you, or someone else, feel. But how rarely is that aphorism made real, where you are literally on the edge of your seat? It is without a doubt a scarce experience, one that only comes along ...

Is Global Warming Really Occuring?

Is Global Warming Really Occuring?

Alex Clinton, Feature Editor

April 8, 2015


Filed under Editor's Picks, Uncategorized

Global warming is becoming an issue all around the world. What's causing all of this? The amount of pollution that our entire world creates and world wide highs of temperature appearing in these past few years. Although it does not seem real considering the record lows and amounts of snow the east coast...

Eye for an Eye?

Eye for an Eye?

Jordan Cowdell, Staff Writer

April 8, 2015


Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, Showcase

The sudden bombing of the Boston Marathon in April 15, 2013 was a tragic event that will never be forgotten. Bombers and brothers, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, are to blame, however Tamerlan was run over with his brothers car and no longer lives to suffer the consequences. As a result, Dzhokhar...

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