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Cahill Love Affair

Cahill Love Affair

Colby Hurdle, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018

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

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

   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

   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...

The Tesser to Stardom

The Tesser to Stardom

Sophia Pracilio, Feature Editor

January 23, 2018

   In “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle, Meg, her brother Charles Wallace, and friend Calvin embark on a dangerous but exhilarating adventure in search of their missing physicist father. They encounter many obstacles along the way, with assistance from three strange ladies.    L’Eng...

Brayden Metoyer advancing onto Round 2 of CIF

Brayden Metoyer advancing onto Round 2 of CIF

Colby Hurdle, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017

Senior, Brayden Metoyer has earned his spot in CIF Finals cross country. Metoyer qualified for Finals last week in the Division II preliminary, however, CIF Finals will incorporate qualified runners from Division I, Division II, and Division III. Metoyer is currently dealing with pressured nerves as ...

Ballin’ On a Budget

Ballin’ On a Budget

Keegan Lamb, Style Editor

November 13, 2017

   Senior Elaine Morales is currently involved in PAL, AP Lit, and AP Spanish Lit and Culture. She is also the president of the Xicana Feminist club which holds meetings every other Thursday. In her free time, Morales enjoys painting and making jewelry to customize her outfits by making a matching...

Multilingual Mrs. Davis

Multilingual Mrs. Davis

Colby Hurdle, Staff Writer

November 12, 2017

First year El Modena teacher, Mrs. Lauren Davis is fluent in English and Spanish, and has extensive knowledge in French, Italian, and Arabic. Mrs. Davis teaches Spanish I and assists the girls basketball team as the strength and conditioning coach.   Mrs. Davis is an undergraduate of University ...

Principals Newsletter

Colby Hurdle, Staff Writer

November 12, 2017

Mrs. Lauren Davis  It is my pleasure to introduce Mrs. Lauren Davis as a member to El Modena’s teaching staff. Mrs. Davis will be using her Masters degree in Education from Harvard University to teach Spanish. Her stellar education has allowed her to previously teach English in Spain, and Spanish i...

Think you know Kliner?

Bobby Almand, Sports Editor

November 5, 2017

All American, pro athlete and player manager, are only a few of the accomplishments in the baseball career of El Modena teacher and coach Mr. Josh Kliner. Before he made his way to El Modena, Kliner’s journey started in Buena Park, to where he says, “The single greatest thing that ever happened to...

Soap by Spence

Bobby Almand, Sports Editor

November 5, 2017

Working while attending high school certainly isn’t unique or uncommon, but when you’re self-employed like senior Spencer DeMont, it can take on an entirely new challenge. DeMont runs an auto detail business out of the back of his car, and over the last year it has grown from cleaning and detailing th...

“A Moment Captured” at the Championships

Ely Bustos, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017

All high school bands from all around Southern California come to and fro to play and perform at the California Band State Championships. It varies from different pieces of music, along with performances from color guard, where they are highly judged starting from visual, how well their marching and ste...

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