• 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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Ellis Meng, former El Modena Vanguard

Ellis Meng, former El Modena Vanguard

Abby Sheppard, Advertising Editor

February 16, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Previously, a student at El Modena High School, Ellis Meng is now acknowledged as a professor and chair of biomedical engineering at USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Graduating in 1993, Meng had no intentions of becoming an entrepreneur.   During her time at El Modena she took essential classes of...

Super Bowl Champions, Again

Super Bowl Champions, Again

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer

February 7, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Sports

Tom Brady has become the icon of consistency and winning, and nowhere was this more exemplified than in this year's Super Bowl game. Facing the Atlanta Falcons, and down 28-3 at halftime, Brady led his team on a 31 unanswered point streak to win in the most improbable comeback in Super Bowl history....

El Modena Girls Wrestling Wins League Title

El Modena Girls Wrestling Wins League Title

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer

February 4, 2017


Filed under El Mo News, Feature, Showcase, Sports

On Wednesday, February 1, El Modena Girls Wrestling were victorious in their first ever League Title. The League Finals took place at Brea Olinda High School, and both the girls and boys teams had many wrestlers who qualified for CIF. For the girls, 6 wrestlers placed. Aaliyah Welch, Josie Hernandez,...

Parayao Deciphers Personalities

Parayao Deciphers Personalities

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

February 4, 2017


Filed under Feature, Humans of El Modena (HOEM)

Roaming the halls of El Modena with a striped scarf and signature fedora, junior Kylan Parayao finds interest in discovering the personalities of his fellow students. Specifically the difference between introverts and extroverts, in which this hobby was sparked by his life as an introvert and his observant...

The History of Valentine’s Day

Meranthy Meza

February 3, 2017


Filed under Feature, Uncategorized

Whether you love it or hate it, Valentine’s day remains one of everyone's favorite fake holidays. Often it presents the perfect opportunity for young people to confess their undying love to each other. But how did this annual tradition come to pass in the first place? Well, the full story is shroud...

UC Berkeley vs the First Amendment

UC Berkeley vs the First Amendment

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer

February 2, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

On Wednesday, Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos was set to deliver a speech at the University of California-Berkeley. The event quickly turned into a rioting protest, as hundreds of students took part in an attempt to stop Yiannopoulos from giving his speech. This is nothing new. Across the country,...

Bold, Brave and Bubbly Brandt

Bold, Brave and Bubbly Brandt

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

January 20, 2017


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

“I have been teaching for a bit now, and every year a student or two asks me, ‘Ms. Brandt, what was the defining moment of your generation?’  My response, ‘9/11.’  Their response validates that they are aware of the day.  What their response lacks is the gut punching feeling it leaves me wit...

FREEDOOOM

Meranthy Meza

December 16, 2016


Filed under Feature, Focus

Today was the last day before the long-awaited Christmas vacation and, despite the rain, an atmosphere of joy filled the school. It rained all morning, meaning that whole rivers blocked parts of the hallway and caused most of the students to find creative ways of getting to their classes, such as finding...

On His Own Terms

Meranthy Meza

December 16, 2016


Filed under Feature, Uncategorized

At first, Fidel Castro charmed the world. Up in the Sierra Maestra mountains with his rebels, he looked and sounded like a freedom fighter. Castro, one of five children, grew up in a prosperous family that owned a sugar plantation. It was the poverty and inequality he saw around him that made him into...

Finding Their Wave

Finding Their Wave

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

December 16, 2016


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

Frontline: What's the name of the band and who are the members? Revelstoke Sanz: We're still deciding on a band name, even though we've come up with several (i.e. Bone Box Booby Trap, PortaParty & Hot Chicken). We just can't decide yet. Though the members are Caleb Vanderwall on the guitar, George M...

Die Hard on Christmas

Die Hard on Christmas

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer

December 12, 2016


Filed under Feature, Media&Arts, Showcase

1988’s “Die Hard” is among the greatest action films of all time, along with being a little-known gem of a Christmas movie. The premise is simple: one man trapped in a building, with terrorists and hostages. What follows is two hours of blood-pumping adrenaline, and great performances from Bruce...

75 Years Since Tragedy

75 Years Since Tragedy

Bobby Almand, Staff Writer

December 7, 2016


Filed under Feature, Showcase

  Wednesday December 7th will mark 75 years since the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. The 110 minute assault started at 7:55 on a Sunday morning, and took the lives of over 2000 people. The sneak attack was carried out by 230 Japanese fighters and 5 midget subs, and the damage was...

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