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Gingerbread House Fun

Gingerbread House Fun

Heather Chell, Front Page Editor December 17, 2021

There is no better way to ring in the spirit of the holidays than by building gingerbread houses with friends and family. Gingerbread houses have long been a symbol of winter festivities, as they inspire...

Christmas Crack

Christmas Crack

Eleanor Tjoa, Staff Writer December 17, 2021

   Ingredients: 1 sleeve of saltine crackers 1 cup of packed brown sugar 1 cup of unsalted butter ¼ teaspoon of kosher salt 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 2 cups of unsweetened chocolate      Directions ...

What the Heck is a Fruitcake?

What the Heck is a Fruitcake?

MaryJo Dunham, Boys Sports Editor December 17, 2021

   Fruitcakes originated in ancient Rome where they were called satura and made from pine nuts, barley mash, pomegranate seeds, raisins, and honeyed wine. We often eat these cakes at Christmas due to...

Peppermint vs. Pumpkin Spice

Finn Drageset, Arts & Entertainment December 17, 2021

 For years now the pumpkin spice latte has had it’s time in the spotlight as the stereotypical basic white girl drink that everyone secretly enjoys. But today I am here to argue that this is wrong.    The...

A Frontline Christmas

A Frontline Christmas

Jimena Ramirez, Fringe editor December 17, 2021

     The holidays are very important for people. It's flying across the country to see family you haven't seen in years. It's showing the people you love how much you care. It's having the whole...

The Case of Kyle Rittenhouse

The Case of Kyle Rittenhouse

Heather Chell, Front Page Editor December 13, 2021

   On August 25, 2020, 17 year-old Kyle Rittenhouse fatally shot two men and wounded another in Kenosha, Wisconsin. On November 19, 2021 he was acquitted on all charges.    The entire year following...

The Greatest Coach D on Earth

The Greatest Coach D on Earth

Mrs. Mull, Advisor September 29, 2021

 It’s easy to imagine that Coach D has always been Athletic Director at El Mo. That somehow, he was created out of the strength of the mighty Vanguard. However, this was not Coach Ed Drzanek’s inception,...

Afghanistan, the American Venture

Afghanistan, the American Venture

Daniel Barragan, Focus Editor September 28, 2021

   As of recently, all eyes are on Afghanistan, and for good reason. In February of 2020, when President Trump signed the Doha Agreement with the Taliban to extract foreign forces from Afghanistan.    On...

The New Norm For El Modena:

The New Norm For El Modena:

Sara Bowen, El Mo News Editor September 28, 2021

As Vanguards venture back to in-person learning at El Modena high school, Vanguards can’t help but feel a little weird. But that’s ok! How else could high school be during a pandemic? ...

Crypto on the Rise

Crypto on the Rise

Aidan Polanco, Boys Style Editor September 28, 2021

   Recently, it seems like everything is going digital, and currency is no exception.  Cryptocurrency is a form of anonymous digital money that isn't centralized nor regulated, but is instead upheld...

A Most Complicated Ordeal

A Most Complicated Ordeal

Bodie Bronson, Staff Writer May 18, 2021

   As mass vaccination efforts begin around the world, the names of two pharmaceutical giants continue to make headlines: Moderna, and Pfizer. Both of these companies have been granted emergency FDA...

These Students Just Got Committed

These Students Just Got Committed

Olive Sanz , Co Editor-In-Chief May 5, 2021

James Bae - James committed to UC Santa Barbara, which offers a great pathway for his major in pre-bio. He chose UCSB because of its courses and the beautiful beach location. He’s ready to live on his...

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