• March 14Hundreds of El Mo students "lie in" for 17 minutes

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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...

From the Cafeteria to Carnegie Hall

From the Cafeteria to Carnegie Hall

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

June 1, 2017


Filed under El Mo News, Music, Showcase

Frontline: How did Chambers, Harmonia, and Men’s Choir place? Justin Ellis: Chambers got silver or 3rd, Harmonia got gold or 1st, and Men's Choir got gold or 1st. The scores work is that you can get bronze, silver, or gold, based on what percentile your score fits in with the national average. On...

P.A.L. Alliance: The First of Many

P.A.L. Alliance: The First of Many

Scarlet Edwards, Copy/Style Editor

May 30, 2017


Filed under El Mo News, Showcase

  Today, May 30, 2017, was P.A.L.’s first P.A.L. Alliance with the 2017-2018 ASB class. El Modena’s P.A.L. Alliance was inspired by many other school’s P.A.L.-like groups doing similar activities. The goal of P.A.L. Alliance is to help encourage groups on campus to become more closely bonded....

Dear Mrs. Jansen and Mrs. Werner

Dear Mrs. Jansen and Mrs. Werner

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

May 26, 2017


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

Mrs. Jansen began teaching at El Modena in 1998, and over a span of nineteen years has graced the Language Department by teaching multiple languages: German 1/2/3/4/AP, Spanish 1, English 9, and Beginning English and Reading. Intermingled with her role as a teacher, Mrs. Jansen also acts as an Academ...

Kayla Miles Chosen as El Mo’s Girls State Delegate

Kayla Miles Chosen as El Mo’s Girls State Delegate

Scarlet Edwards, Copy/Style Editor

May 23, 2017


Filed under El Mo News

  Each year, a summer program known as ALA Girls State takes place. Schools across the country nominate junior girls who they feel exhibit exemplary leadership skills, and above average academic achievement. This year, El Modena nominated juniors Kayla Miles, Julia Holland, Ashley Ramynke, and Julianna Jane...

El Modena’s Model UN Club

El Modena’s Model UN Club

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer

May 8, 2017


Filed under El Mo News, Focus, Showcase

Model UN, or Model United Nations, is an El Modena club in which students participate in learning about the ways in which governments and the United Nations interact. Many schools across the country offer this educational opportunity, either as a club or an elective. Students who participate are assigned...

VPE Takes Home the Gold

VPE Takes Home the Gold

Natalia Huanosto, Op/Ed Editor

May 8, 2017


Filed under El Mo News, Music, Showcase

On April 22nd, Vanguard Percussion Ensemble (VPE) performed at Martin Luther King High School for their ADLA semi-finals competition. They continued on to finals with a total score of 85.80 out of 100 and first in all categories.   It was the first time that this group continued into finals afte...

AP Testing Season Has Arrived

AP Testing Season Has Arrived

Scarlet Edwards, Copy/Style Editor

May 2, 2017


Filed under El Mo News, Showcase

  It’s officially May, and for many Vanguards, that brings mixed emotions. On the bright side, that means summer, or even graduation, is just six weeks away. However, there is a big obstacle to face this month that may make those six weeks feel longer: AP testing.   For the next two weeks, advanced place...

Future Chapman University Panther Jake Flath

Future Chapman University Panther Jake Flath

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under El Mo News, Feature, Showcase, Sports

El Modena’s football team was lucky enough to have two players move on to play in college at Chapman University. One of those players is Jake Flath. Flath was a consistent starter on special teams for the Vanguards, filling immensely important roles when needed on the field. Flath is also a very b...

NHS Board Positions

NHS Board Positions

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

April 27, 2017


Filed under El Mo News, Showcase

   Receiving the ability to participate in NHS through community service, leadership, and a minimum 3.5 grade average showcases the top achieving students within El Modena. Students like junior Julianna Janes who wanted to not only help the community, but help her peers succeed in NHS became the C...

NHS New Inductees

NHS New Inductees

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017


Filed under El Mo News, Feature, Focus, Showcase

  The El Modena National Honors Society recently inducted many new members into the prestigious club. Students accepted into the club excel in every aspect of being a high school student. Each inductee held a high GPA, along with a challenging course load. All the students were required to...

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