• September 19Major Earthquake in Mexico

  • August 28Japan Raises Alarm After North Korea Missile Launch

  • August 28Thousands Stranded in Houston With Waters Still Rising; Death Toll Rises to 10

  • May 26Man hijacks Dept. of Corrections van with inmates inside

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Josephine Mai: A Girl Scout

Josephine Mai: A Girl Scout

Emily Del Rosario, Staff Writer

March 22, 2014


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Frontline: How long have you been involved in Girl Scouts? Josephine Mai: I have been involved in Girl Scouts for 8 years, beginning since fourth grade. FL: To you, what does it mean to be a Girl Scout? JM: To me, being a Girl Scout means taking initiative to help the community and making the wo...

Picking up the Pace with Patterson

Picking up the Pace with Patterson

Matt Casillas, Staff Writer

March 20, 2014


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Sports

“I’ve been running track since freshman year. I started on the frosh/soph team, but was pulled up to varsity,” says Jessica Patterson, a junior on the El Modena track and field team. Patterson also plays soccer, but what she loves about track is “the feeling of being fast and winning races...

Ongoing Crisis In Syria

Ongoing Crisis In Syria

Michael Hill, Staff Writer

March 20, 2014


Filed under Feature, Showcase

The Syrian conflict now has a death toll of 140,000. All the deaths are attributed to the inhumane chemical attacks and relentless massacres of Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad. The crisis began in March 2011 after the Arab Springs uprisings. These uprisings were held because of unemployment,...

Cold War Reheating?

Cold War Reheating?

Michael Hill, Staff Writer

March 20, 2014


Filed under Feature, Showcase

A part of the Ukraine has now been occupied by Russia, and the whole world will now watch while the U.S. and Russia verbally duke it out. Ukraine is riddled with debt, so the nation is divided. One half wants to be absorbed into Russia, another half wants to join the European Union. While protests...

Frontline Gets to Know Emily Cruse

Frontline Gets to Know Emily Cruse

Shayla Chavez, Staff Writer

March 19, 2014


Filed under El Mo News, Feature, Showcase

FRONTLINE: What is your favorite sport and what has it taught you? EMILY CRUSE Volleyball is my favorite, which has taught me to have fun with something I love FL: What are three things you respect most about your favorite teacher? EC: Mrs. Mull. She is not judgmental, accepts everyone, is her own...

Ryan Lee’s Return to Singapore

Ryan Lee’s Return to Singapore

Samantha Stenson, Fringe Editor

March 17, 2014


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Junior Ryan Lee can tell you all about the strict government in his home country of Singapore. Singaporeans are faced with a thousand dollar fine for chewing gum and must adhere to a specific dress code. But the law that Lee is faced with in the next year is his mandatory military service. Frontline: Wha...

How to Handle Stress

How to Handle Stress

Shayla Chavez, Staff Writer

March 5, 2014


Filed under Columns, Feature, Showcase

     The timing of this article seems appropriate given that it is the most stressful time of the year for four lucky students and a handful of their subjects. If you have ever felt that your to-do list is ever growing and you are too deep in duties that there is no way out, the number one thing to...

Halim Choucair on the Venezuelan Protest

Samantha Stenson, Fringe Editor

February 25, 2014


Filed under Feature, Showcase

On February 22, Junior Halim Choucair and a myriad of other people, protested in front of the US Federal Building in Los Angeles to support those whose rights have been violated in his home country of Venezuela. Frontline – “What’s currently happening in Venezuela?” Halim Choucair – “...

Welcome to the Year of the Horse

Welcome to the Year of the Horse

Hannah Sutherland, Staff Writer

January 27, 2014


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It is correct that New Years was indeed celebrated nation-wide just last month. Ask any science geek and they will tell you that we ring in the New Year when the earth completes its 365-day catwalk around the sun. But for those in China, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines, or the United States...

In 2004, You Couldn’t…

In 2004, You Couldn’t…

Samantha Stenson, Fringe Editor

January 21, 2014


Filed under Feature, Showcase

1. Check Twitter on your iPhone 2. Use Gucci as an adjective 3. Binge watch Breaking Bad on Netflix instantly 4. “Keep Up with the Kardashians” 5. Have a “WCW/MCM/TBT” 6. Find Duck Dynasty apparel at Wal-Mart 7. Twerk like Miley 8. Watch Honey Boo Boo eat sketti 9. Revine Worldstar...

Winter Formal Court Preview: Isaiah Anderson

Winter Formal Court Preview: Isaiah Anderson

Jerry Sanchez, Staff Writer

January 19, 2014


Filed under El Mo News, Feature

If one were to look around campus and see a guy with world-class swagger and the most fresh flat top, the final product would be senior, Isaiah Anderson. Anderson is El Modena’s secretary and consistently writes notes regarding the ASB meetings. He is also an active member and Vice President to President...

Hey Remember When…

Hey Remember When…

Shayla Chavez, Staff Writer

January 15, 2014


Filed under Feature, Showcase

   Movies, albums, and television shows that remain a favorite for many are already celebrating their 10th birthday, marking a decade since there release. You would not first realize it, fellow Vanguards, but we are at that age where we can look back 10 years ago and partake in the reminiscing, the smiling and...

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