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Thank You, Mr. Miles

Scarlet Edwards, Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2018

  Activities Director Mr. Miles has decided the time has come for him to step down at the end of this year. He feels that, “After six years, someone new should come in and breathe new ideas and new life into ASB.”   Mr. Miles’s work as Activities Director began during the second quarter of the 2012...

“Prom” Backwards

Scarlett Adams, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018

The highly anticipated informal dance following the conclusion of spirit week Morp, or “prom” spelled backwards, is an informal dance taking place on Friday, March 16th, 2018, inside the cafeteria. Although a theme has not yet been announced for this year’s dance, this year’s past informal...

Bouncing Back to the Top

Natalia Huanosto, Front Editor

February 20, 2018

After their successful 2017 season, in which they won ADLA Novice finals, the Vanguard Percussion Ensemble is back for their 2018 season, and they have even moved up a division.   This year, their indoor percussion show is called “Bounce.” It will include two movements and will be about t...

Gwen Wodark? More like Gwen’s Good Art

Gwen Wodark? More like Gwen’s Good Art

Colby Hurdle, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018

  AP Environmental Science teacher Ms. Kung encouraged senior Gwen Wodark and fellow students to submit to the Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Program, which accepts projects from students as far as China and New Zealand. Wodark is gratefully surprised with her successful, and deserved silver award. Howeve...

AP US History Test Changed… Again?

Ilaise Tamotuu

January 23, 2018

Ilaise Tamotuu Staff Writer   The ever dreaded A.P. test has yet again changed its face, but not necessarily for the worse. Specifically, the A.P. U.S. History rubrics have never been consecutively consistent in the past four years of Dr. Chapman’s teaching of A.P. U.S. History. This year, ...

21st Century Science Building

Ilaise Tamotuu

January 23, 2018

Ilaise Tamotuu Staff Writer   After the passing of Measure S, many who currently are in attendance at El Modena High are pondering the question of when we will see the changes made to our campus and what effect will it have, if any, on students.   Measure S was approved by voters in ...

Meet the Artists: Heide Baltazar and Angie Sustaeta

Meet the Artists: Heide Baltazar and Angie Sustaeta

Scarlet Edwards, Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2018

  Seniors Heide Baltazar and Angie Sustaeta live, breath, and sleep art. Both started making art at an early age, and haven’t stopped since. Most recently, the duo decided to use their skills to become more involved on campus, sharing the position of publicist on ASB.  As publicists, Balta...

OC’s Top Pretrial Attorney

OC’s Top Pretrial Attorney

Sophia Pracilio, Feature Editor

January 23, 2018

   Throughout her three years at El Modena, junior Aubrey Adams has participated in mock trial as a pretrial attorney. Her hard work and dedication has earned her a county-wide recognition.    Before a trial begins, Adams debates with the other side’s pretrial attorney, persuading the judge to e...

January 19, 2018

Orange Tree Lighting

Orange Tree Lighting

Natalia Huanosto, Front Editor

December 11, 2017

The El Modena Chambers Choir and seniors in the El Mo Vocal Music Department performed with Orange High School’s Choir on December 3rd. The Tree Lighting is an annual ceremony in which these groups perform for hundreds of local Orange citizens. This year was the 23rd annual Tree Ligthung Ceremony,...

A Night 33 years in the making

A Night 33 years in the making

Bobby Almand, Sports Editor

December 5, 2017

On Saturday December 2nd the El Modena football team played in the division 7 championship against Don Lugo high school. It had been 33 years since El Mo football had made it this far, and  Vanguard nation was more than eager to be back. The away stands were packed for El Modena. It was standing r...

El Modena Cheer and Pom Showcase: Year Four

El Modena Cheer and Pom Showcase: Year Four

Scarlet Edwards, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2017

  The fourth annual El Modena cheer showcase will be held in the gym on Saturday, January 27, 2018. However, this year, there will not be four routines from the program, but five. Pom -- in addition to the varsity cheer, JV cheer, competition cheer, and the whole program -- will have their own unique r...

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