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An Assembly Under Pandemic Conditions

Daphne Marsters, Elmo News Editor/Website November 16, 2020

   It’s not something new to hear that this year’s pandemic has made school life interesting. From an online Club Rush to the new lunch schedule, normal events have taken quite a unique flair, to...

A Frontline Farewell

Bodie Bronson, Staff Writer November 16, 2020

Goodbye is a word which we find so hard When uttered to those special few who chose to be alongside us and as Vanguards grew minds like fields all set in tender row Although it means for them...

Haunt and Honk

Michelle Lezama, Staff Writer November 16, 2020

The students of El Modena celebrate their first in person event of the year through the Haunt and Honk Parade. On October 30th, El Mo’s ASB prepared a Halloween themed car parade distributing candy to...

New Kids on the Block

Daphne Marsters, Staff Writer September 26, 2019

   With each school year comes new and interesting clubs that add to the wide range of El Modena’s student community. Some of Elmo’s newest members are worth consideration.    Wizards of the...

What Football Has Done For Me

After winning CIF, the linemen who led the charge get to finally raise the trophy
Wyatt Terlaak, Boys Sports Editor June 5, 2019

   Football has been my rock the past four years. I don’t mean a comfortable, easy rock, that allows you to be complacent and soft. I mean a hard rock, which forces you day in and day out to grind,...

Crush-ing the Stage

Ryan Hutchins and Amanda Mangrich preforming Crush
Ai-Vi Allred, Online Manager/Photographer January 20, 2019

   The fall production was hand picked by Drama teacher/director Mrs. Gillen. The play was called “Crush,” a sci-fi romantic comedy by Stephen Gregg. Gillen explains the play as a mixture of “Twilight...

Walking for the Cure with Girls League

All the El Mo students who participated in the event posed after walking the route around El Modena
Sophia Pracilio, Editor in Chief November 12, 2018

Every year, Girls League puts on Walk for the Cure at El Modena. This year’s Girls League president, senior Michelle Apeitzia, organized the walk. Numerous club members such as went to work days, sold...

Measure S Updates

Sophia Pracilio, Editor in Chief November 12, 2018

In 2016, people across OUSD voted to pass the Measure S bond promising tax money to fund updates to the outdated school utilities. Over the past few decades little change has been made to El Modena, so...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Casey Burgueno, Staff Writer October 18, 2018

October is known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a month where everyone wears pink and supports the organizations that provide help for women who are affected by this cancer. Famous companies like Starbucks...

New Classes, Electives, and Pathways… Oh My!

Mia Gutierrez, Staff Writer May 8, 2018

With a new school year up ahead, additional classes and career pathways are on the rise to accommodate to every students best interest in El Modena. Creative Writing will be a class that focuses on improving...

El Mo Jams Again

Grace Oveson, Staff Writer May 8, 2018

With El Mo Jam being the big hit it was last year, performers decided to share their talent on stage yet again. While the bands and the members may not be the same, the talent will definitely match. The...

High School Drug Culture

Multiple Xanax pills that equal approximately 2mg (Photo via under the Creative Commons License).
Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor May 7, 2018

   Remember the joy associated with Red Ribbon Week during elementary school? The teachers passing out little red bracelets with short statements renouncing drug use? The chain link fences decorated...

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