• March 14Hundreds of El Mo students "lie in" for 17 minutes

  • March 14Renowned physicist, Stephen Hawking passes

  • March 11'Black Panther' surpasses $1 billion in global box office

  • February 4Eagles edge out Patriots to win Super Bowl LII

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Senior’s Spirit Week

Senior’s Spirit Week

Colby Hurdle, Staff Writer

March 19, 2018


Filed under Focus, Showcase

So here we go!    The Freshmen of Oz started off skipping their way down the yellow brick road, until plunging to the depths of Bikini Bottom, where Plankton introduced them to the evil Joker himself, after a stint on the dark side, the graduating class of 2018 used faith and trust, and just a li...

The Man From Turkey, The Man In Boy Scouts

Mia Gutierrez, Staff Writer

February 17, 2018


Filed under Focus, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Uncategorized

Senior Arman Kingsland has participated in Boy Scouts since he came to Orange County from Istanbul, Turkey when he was ten-years old. He has been a part of his 543 Troop for eight years. When asked what encouraged him to join the Boy Scouts of America, Kingsland explains that it’s a tradition in hi...

Travels with El Modena

Travels with El Modena

Aivi Allred, Photographer

February 17, 2018


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“Adventure is out there” - Up

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Matt’s Adventure In Japan

Matthew Cortez, Photographer

February 15, 2018


Filed under Focus, FrontlineFeed, Humans of El Modena (HOEM)

   Being my first time out of the country and on a plane I was nervous at first going on such a big trip. It was a 12 hour flight to Japan and I was going to be there for 11 days. But once I had arrived I knew it would be the best decision I had ever made in my life.   Japanese culture is so...

Dance Rules

Dance Rules

Jenny Hamburg, Ads and Distribution Editor/ Photographer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Feature, Focus, FrontlineFeed, Music, Showcase

   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...

New Laws in CA/OC for 2018

New Laws in CA/OC for 2018

Wyatt Terlaak, Op/Ed Editor

January 23, 2018


Filed under Focus, Showcase

Coming into the new year, a number of new laws are coming into effect in Orange County, and California as a whole. There are hundreds of new bills passed every year, and each year comes with its own oppositions to these new bills. Arguably the most controversial new law being passed relates to immigration, as...

Principals Newsletter

Colby Hurdle, Staff Writer

November 12, 2017


Filed under Editor's Picks, El Mo News, Feature, Focus, Humans of El Modena (HOEM)

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...

“A Moment Captured” at the Championships

Ely Bustos, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, Feature, Focus, Humans of El Modena (HOEM)

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...

The True Story of the First Thanksgiving

The True Story of the First Thanksgiving

Ely Bustos, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Focus

  Growing up in the United States we are taught a certain way of the Europeans coming over escaping the tied down religion based in England.   Yet did the Pilgrims share their Thanksgiving meal with the local Indians, the Wampanoag and Pequot? No. That never happened. That is, until its invo...

The Storm-y Truth About Trump

The Storm-y Truth About Trump

Victoria Tran, Media Editor/Social Media Director

November 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, El Mo News, Feature, Focus, FrontlineFeed, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Media&Arts, Showcase, Sports

 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


Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, El Mo News, Feature, Focus, FrontlineFeed, Media&Arts, Showcase, Uncategorized

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


Filed under Audio, Columns, Feature, Focus, Media&Arts, Music, Showcase

     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...

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