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Marteen is heating up with his new single, “Sriracha”

Marteen is heating up with his new single, “Sriracha”

Jenny Hamburg, Ads and Distribution Editor/ Photographer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Audio, Columns, Feature, Focus, Media&Arts, Music, Showcase

     Marteen Estevez is a 16 year-old from the Bay Area.  Music has been a major part of his life from a young age. Born to a Colombian dad and American mom, his parents always encouraged him to pursue his passion for music. Marteen began learning classical piano at just ten years-old. He also wo...

Helping Hands of Homecoming

Abby Capra, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Feature, Focus, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Uncategorized

Homecoming is one of the most fun dances of every year. This year’s homecoming, “A Night in Italy,” brought excitement to most El Mo students, but hard work for ASB. Sophomore Class President, Anna Smith, Troy Nishimoto, one of the three special event commissioners, and tech commissioner Alessand...

Homecoming Who?

Homecoming Who?

Alyssa Tierney, Online Manager

October 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, Feature

The exact origin of homecoming is largely contested, but most can agree that Baylor University, University of Illinois, and University of Missouri are the first to have the official event we call homecoming. Even in 1910, the events had a homecoming football game, pep rallies, and alumni events. The...

Is The New Schedule Actually That Bad?

Jessica Corson, El Mo News Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Feature

   The new schedule has generated discussions among teachers and students about whether or not the new schedule has burdened students with homework or teachers with delayed lessons.   When Mrs. Mull was asked about any modifications she’s made to her planning routine she noted, “I have to plan out my c...

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...

Flag Code

Mia Gutierrez, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Feature

The real disrespect of the flag happens every where in America   On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress passed an act establishing an official flag for the new nation. In chapter 1, Title 4 of the United States Code, there is an established set of advisory rules for display and care of...

The Amazing Alan Abramovitz

Mia Gutierrez, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Feature, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Sports

Sophomore Alan Abramovitz is one of El Modena’s best water polo keeper   Alan Abramovitz is varsity water polo’s new goalkeeper. He began playing polo last year being a part of the Junior Varsity team and this year bumped up to varsity. Despite being a very skilled goalkeeper, this p...

Behind the Scenes of Homecoming

Behind the Scenes of Homecoming

Sophia Pracilio, Feature Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

ASB Special Events Commissioners, senior Tiffany Dang, senior Mia Granados, and junior Troy Nishimoto, collaborated to plan and execute the 2017 homecoming dance.

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Justis Pearce is Captain of Smurfkids and Kingsman All Male

Justis Pearce is Captain of Smurfkids and Kingsman All Male

Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor

September 28, 2017


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

Former Vizion Crew member, sophomore Justis Pearce, takes his signature hard-hitting hip hop style to Orange County based dance crews Smurfkids and Kingman All male. The crews under the supervision of Erik Sandavol compete and train all over California. Pearce became the captain of these dance crew...

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...

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