• February 20Early morning temperatures drop to low 40's

  • February 19Students lie outside of White House in protest of lack of gun control

  • February 6EMTV Episode 3 rocks El Modena, watch below

  • February 4Eagles edge out Patriots to win Super Bowl LII

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Johanna Baby Moma

Johanna Baby Moma

Keegan Lamb, Style Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under Feature, Humans of El Modena (HOEM)

As a new student of El Modena after transferring from Richland, no one would expect senior Johanna Palacios to be a mother of twins. Palacios became pregnant at age 15 in August of 2016. Nine months later, her twin boys Julian and Jericho were born. At the time, Palacios was worried that she would...

2-4-6-8, Who Do We Appreciate? Gabby Perez

Abby Capra, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018


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

Sophomore Gabby Perez is the definition of committed to her sport. She is on the varsity cheer team at El Modena, the El Modena competition team, and on an all-star cheer team at Cheer Force, called Black Widow. She has been doing cheer for the last two years, and also has a gymnastics background. Perez...

El Modena’s MUAs

El Modena’s MUAs

Sophia Pracilio, Feature Editor

February 18, 2018


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

      Cosmo Makeup Academy is an outlet for students to come learn how to do makeup. Two El Modena Vanguards have recently taken advantage of their vast curriculum, which includes color theory, highlight and contour, smokey eyes, and bridal looks.       Junior Jillian Patterson participated in their year lon...

Angelica and Aileen Alegria: Model Students

Angelica and Aileen Alegria: Model Students

Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor

February 15, 2018


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

Walking through the hallways of El Modena, down runways in couture clothing, and in the background of national commercials and television shows are typical activities for the Alegria sisters. Senior Angelica Alegria and junior Aileen Alegria recently signed with Rage Models and Talent, which helps t...

Unnecessary Hypermasculinity in Necessary Actions

Unnecessary Hypermasculinity in Necessary Actions

Victoria Tran, Media Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, Feature, Showcase

 Skin is the largest organ of the human body, averaging twenty-one square feet per adult person. Skin types vary from fine, dry, oily, combination, sensitive, and mature. While different and diverse, all skin has a simple commonality; it must be cleaned.   The majority of people today desire to ach...

Time’s Up, But Sexual Assault was Never Acceptable

Time’s Up, But Sexual Assault was Never Acceptable

Jessica Corson, El Mo News Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Editor's Picks, Feature, Media&Arts, Showcase

     On January 1st, 2018, more than 300 women in film, television, and theater signed a letter of solidarity with Time Magazine to launch and fund a non-profit Legal Defense Fund to help victims of sexual harassment or similar retaliation in the workplace pay for legal support. Support came from holl...

El Mo “Rooters” Getting Rowdy

Abby Capra, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under Feature

The Rowdy Rooters are one of the best clubs at El Modena. El Mo is known for the loud and energetic student section at football and basketball games. Rowdy Rooters President, sophomore Payton Bullock, shares upcoming plans for the Rowdy Rooters. Bullock was on JV Cheer last year and is now co-captai...

Gwen Wodark? More like Gwen’s Good Art

Gwen Wodark? More like Gwen’s Good Art

Colby Hurdle, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


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

  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...

Cahill Love Affair

Cahill Love Affair

Colby Hurdle, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Feature, Humans of El Modena (HOEM)

Thirteen years ago, a colleague gave Valerie Rasmussen’s phone number to teacher and coach, John Cahill. Twelve years ago, Rasmussen began teaching special education at El Modena, he never called her but he was tantalized by her. Ten years ago, after secretly dating for a year and a half, he proposed o...

The Greatest Album

The Greatest Album

Sophia Pracilio, Feature Editor

January 23, 2018


Filed under Feature, Music, Showcase

The film “The Greatest Showman” takes the audience on P.T. Barnum’s and his “oddities” rise to fame. His struggle with balancing facades, family, and finance, Carlyle’s conflicting feelings to Anne, and the journey of the unique performers entice viewers. At the box office, “The Great...

Dance Rules

Dance Rules

Jenny Hamburg, Ads and Distribution Editor/ Photographer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Feature, Focus, FrontlineFeed, Music, Showcase

   Winter formal is coming up on February 3rd at Fête the Venue in Costa Mesa and there are a few important things students need to remember. When one arrives to the dance, one must show his/her student ID to be admitted. The doors will close 90 minutes after the dance has begun, and no students will...

OC’s Top Pretrial Attorney

OC’s Top Pretrial Attorney

Sophia Pracilio, Feature Editor

January 23, 2018


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

   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...

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