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

  • March 14Renowned physicist, Stephen Hawking passes

  • March 11'Black Panther' surpasses $1 billion in global box office

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

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85° and Its Rising Popularity

85° and Its Rising Popularity

Sophia Pracilio, Feature Editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under El Mo News, Feature, Showcase

The hearts of many students sank when Golden Spoon left the food hub of El Modena. But soon enough a new bakery proudly opened its doors in its place. On March 16, 85° began their soft opening. Students from all around Orange flocked to review the new bakery. It’s competition includes Dragonfl...

First Concert Nostalgia

First Concert Nostalgia

Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor

March 28, 2018


Filed under Feature, Music, Showcase

Mr. Pena The Beatles Dodger Stadium 1966   Mr. Benner Alice Cooper L.A.’s Fabulous Forum 1973   Mr. Finn Jackson 5 MGM Grand 1974   Mrs. Davis Olivia Newton John Greek Theater 1974   Mr. Snyder Peter Frampton, Yes and Gary Wright JFK Stadium 197...

Johannah Baby Moma

Johannah 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 Johannah 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 16, 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...

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