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Crossing International Fences

Crossing International Fences

Sophia Pracilio, Feature Editor

November 1, 2017

Outside of school, junior Jett Nguyen spends much of his time free time in an unusual but interesting way: fencing.   Nguyen said, “My mom found it as a Groupon and it looked interesting so I just decided to start fencing.” Since then, he has fenced for four years, both individually and w...

Global Gal

Global Gal

November 1, 2017

Olivia Torok attends Calvary Church of Santa Ana and has gone on multiple mission’s trips with them. She has gone on trips in 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade years. “I wanted to try it out because I didn’t know if I was interested in doing that in the future. My parents encouraged me and ga...

Race to the Top

Race to the Top

Aivi Allred, Photographer

November 1, 2017

Freshman Emma Timmermans not only races for cross country, she also competes in mountain biking outside of school. Timmermans was influenced by going to her older brother’s competitions. Her older brother also competes in mountain biking. After one competition Timmermans was “hooked.”   T...

Sohel Bagai Finds His Voice Through Dance

Scarlett Adams, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

Sophomre Sohel Bagai tells his story of overcoming bullying and his stutter through dance Sophomore Sohel Bagai has taken a negative experience in his life and opened it up to become a positive and influential story of surpassing speech problems and bullying. Bagai recently published an influential book tit...

The Storm-y Truth About Trump

The Storm-y Truth About Trump

Victoria Tran, Media Editor/Social Media Director

November 1, 2017

 Americans are still not settling with the conclusion of the election of 2016, despite the fact that it has been around ten months since the inauguration of Donald Trump. Currently, ordinary people have insisted on offering their two cents when it comes to politics, especially when a [personally] ...

Dear Daddy: It Will Happen to #METOO

Dear Daddy: It Will Happen to #METOO

Victoria Tran, Media Editor/Social Media Director

November 1, 2017

In light of the recent sexual assault scandal regarding Harvey Weinstein, American actress/activist Alyssa Milano has started #MeToo, a hashtag movement to allow women on Twitter to share their experience on sexual violence and harassment.   The tweet has received attention from news stations like CN...

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

     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

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

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...

Canyon Fire 2

Canyon Fire 2

Sophia Pracilio, Feature Editor

October 10, 2017

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

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

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...

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