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El Modena Boys Soccer Hungry For Success

El Modena Boys Soccer Hungry For Success

Angel De Rosas, Sports Editor

December 6, 2016


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Sports

The Vanguard boys soccer team goes into the season with a completely different team as only four starters return. With a relatively new team, the vanguards have been able to work together well picking up an impressive 3-1 win over rivals Orange high.   Senior Jordy Cruz is optimistic about the season saying ...

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Luisa Lopez, Fringe Editor

December 3, 2016


Filed under Feature, Media&Arts

   Everything, Everything is an young adult contemporary by Nicola Yoon released last year as her first book. I hadn’t read a book in a long time but this one immediately caught my attention, I read it in two sittings.   Everything, Everything makes you feel a little bit of everything: happiness, sad...

A Little Something About Nothing

Meranthy Meza

December 2, 2016


Filed under Feature, Uncategorized

It’s not every week that nothing at all happens here at  El Modena High School. Normally there is some event that catches the interest of the student body, but this week was unusually calm, even boring, if I dare say so myself. The wind and the cold were the main topics of everyone’s conversations,...

The Man Behind the Hijinxs

The Man Behind the Hijinxs

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

November 18, 2016


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

Frontline: You recently started the brand Hijinx Cotton, how did the brand arise? Omar Mateo: Ever since the 9th grade I had wanted to start a clothing line. I've always had the idea and drive for it, but never the money nor confidence until a few months ago when I saved up some cash and met a lot...

An Insight on Mr. Giles

An Insight on Mr. Giles

Clarissa Covarrubias, Online Manager

November 15, 2016


Filed under Feature

Frontline: Where did you go to college? Mr. Giles: I attended Cal State University, Monterey Bay and then attended Long Beach. FL: What did you study? MG: I studied Latin American studies. FL: When did you start working for El Modena? MG: I started working for El Modena in the year 2014. ...

PJ On The Cuff

PJ On The Cuff

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

November 15, 2016


Filed under Feature, Music

Many of you know already know of the band, The Cuff, with El Modena seniors, Hunter Watts (bass) and PJ Frazier (drums). But what you may not know is that they have recently been fortunate enough to start recording an album. PJ and Hunter have known each other their whole lives, since their parents are fr...

The Importance of Being Earnest: Starring. . .

Meranthy Meza

November 15, 2016


Filed under Feature

Katie Cunningham as Gwendolen Fairfax Frontline: Can you describe your routine? Katie Cunningham: Every day Mrs. Gillen assigns us one of three different acts. We run through them and then she gives us feedback. FL: Can you tell us a little about the character you are portraying? KC: Her nam...

Noxious November

Noxious November

Ethan Simons, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016


Filed under Feature

  As somebody who was raised in Oregon, I have a hard time dealing with Orange County’s November-time. I find it much harder to get into the holiday spirit when the seasons don’t seem to be changing at all. The heat is a killer for me personally, I used to always look forward to the weather ar...

The Peaceful Protest

The Peaceful Protest

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

November 12, 2016


Filed under Feature

“Make America Great Again” read on lawn signs and car bumpers shows individuals’ support for the United State’s new Commander-In-Chief, Donald Trump. Many minority groups are questioning the authenticity of Trump’s campaign slogan, concerned that making America great again will be at the cost...

Live with Luis Balderas

Live with Luis Balderas

Mariah Pena, Staff Writer

November 10, 2016


Filed under Feature

Frontline: What is the name of the band youre in and how did it come about? Luis Balderas: Well it's Sidewalk Chumps and the name came about when our guitarist, Paul, was walking in the middle of the street. We said "there's a sidewalk for a reason" and he said "sidewalks are for chumps," and s...

A New Day

Meranthy Meza

November 10, 2016


Filed under El Mo News, Feature

In the final month leading up to it, many emphasized the importance of this election and how absolutely historic it would be; they weren’t kidding. The morning after the decision was announced and I went to bid my Dad a good morning, the first thing he said to me was, “Trump’s your new president.”...

Mexican Sugar Skulls

Mexican Sugar Skulls

Clarissa Covarrubias, Online Manager

November 7, 2016


Filed under Feature, Showcase

At the end of October and beginning of November, the Mexican culture celebrates the Day of the Dead. The families of the deceased decorate the altars with sugar skulls, which are a popular symbol and often used to decorate the gravestones of the deceased.  These objects are called sugar skulls bec...

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