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New Laws in CA/OC for 2018

New Laws in CA/OC for 2018

Wyatt Terlaak, Op/Ed Editor

January 23, 2018

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

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

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

  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

 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...

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...

Berkeley Free Speech Week

Berkeley Free Speech Week

Colby Hurdle, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017

A conservative student publication called the Berkeley Patriot organized Free Speech Week on the Berkeley campus, set for September 24-September 27, 2017. Upon announcement of the event, the predominant liberal student population of Berkeley sparked an outrage. Berkeley arranged for heavy-hitting conservative...

The best autumn activities in OC!

Mia Gutierrez, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017

Check out October festivities happening in OC!   One popular attraction for the fall season in the city of Orange is the paranormal tour, ‘Haunted Orange County.’ It is Southern California’s #1 source for Haunted entertainment. Night hikes take place in Black Star Canyon. Known as...

Spooky Safety

Abby Capra, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017

Photo via New Boston Recreation Halloween night comes with a lot of fun, and sadly the possibility of danger. Halloween can be entertaining and enjoyable, if you take the right safety precautions. One tip to staying safe, is to check your candy before eating it. Your candy may contain pills and drugs, e...

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