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Canyon Fire 2

Canyon Fire 2

Sophia Pracilio, Feature Editor

October 10, 2017


Filed under El Mo News, Feature, Focus, Showcase

The day started out ordinarily on October 8. Adults went to work; kids to school. As the day progressed, the Santa Ana winds picked up and unleashed a fiery beast upon Orange, North Tustin and Anaheim Hills. Now known as Canyon Fire 2, this fire changed the skies from blue to an orangey brown within hou...

Epic Proportions Tour 2017

Epic Proportions Tour 2017

Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under El Mo News, Music, Showcase

The Epic Proportions Tour consisting of Gabe Kubanda and Louder Than Words, are performing at high schools, college campuses, and military bases across the U.S. for three months this fall. The tour organized by Gabe Kubanda’s company Epic Proportions, targets bands that have a sound relevant to the...

The Rowdiest of Them All

The Rowdiest of Them All

Bobby Almand, Sports Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under El Mo News, Sports

At every El Mo game, whether it be home or away, somewhere in the stands you’ll find the student section, affectionately (and accurately) dubbed the Rowdy Rooters,a club on campus devoted to school spirit through sports. The Rowdy Rooters were recognized September 22nd. The group was named OCVa...

Nicholas Tucker: NMSQT Semifinalist

Nicholas Tucker: NMSQT Semifinalist

Scarlet Edwards, Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2017


Filed under El Mo News, Showcase

  Senior Nicholas Tucker has recently found himself among the top 1.25% of all PSAT test takers, having been named an NMSQT semifinalist for the scores he received following his testing. Though Tucker did not expect such an honor, it was clearly very well deserved.   Frontline: What was your reaction to being nam...

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...

Leadership Found Through CTP

Leadership Found Through CTP

Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under El Mo News, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Showcase

   CTP, or the Collaborative Technology Program, recently established leadership positions for the 2017-2018 school year, that provide juniors and seniors with a platform to create a strong and driven community within the program and around the El Modena campus.   The leadership positions were awarded ...

Fall Festival Fun to Come

Toni Hernandez, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under El Mo News, Media&Arts

Come to the Nature Center on October 27th to support El Modena’s art program.     During the 2016-2017 school year, El Modena had their first Fall Festival of the Arts in the nature center. This festival features work from art, dance, drama, band, ceramics, and choir classes.   The d...

The Pathway to Hospitality

The Pathway to Hospitality

Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under El Mo News, Feature, Humans of El Modena (HOEM)

As an initiative to integrate 21st century career skills into high school curriculum, El Modena launched hospitality and hotel management classes for the 2017-2018 school year. Under the direction of Mr. Fregoso, students will learn about, “the diverse and exciting opportunities available in the hospitality...

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...

Everything You Want to Know About Measure S

Jessica Corson, El Mo News Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under El Mo News, FrontlineFeed

  After Measure S was passed in November 2016, many Vanguards have wondered what renovations will occur, where they’ll take place, and when they’re breaking ground. In an interview with Frontline, Dr. Saxton answers these questions and responds to the many curiosities of the El Modena student bod...

El Modena named “Best OC Public School 2017”

El Modena named “Best OC Public School 2017”

Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor

September 13, 2017


Filed under El Mo News, Showcase

   Commencing the 2017-2018 school year, El Modena was named “Parenting OC” Magazine Editor's Choice Best Public School 2017. An award presented to El Modena from the editors of “Parenting OC” Magazine based on the Vanguard Nation’s, “Strong sense of community and service, an award winning ...

The Football Season Begins

The Football Season Begins

Wyatt Terlaak, Op-Ed Editor

September 4, 2017


Filed under El Mo News, Showcase, Sports

On Friday the Vanguards improved to 1-0 to begin the season after defeating Woodbridge High School 35-13. After a long opening drive from the Warriors to start the game, the Vanguard defense held Woodbridge to a field goal attempt near the redzone (which was missed). The defense for El Mo gave up...

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