• 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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The Cuff: Dream to Reality

The Cuff: Dream to Reality

Jacqueline Palacios, Staff Writer

February 3, 2016


Filed under El Mo News, Focus, Media&Arts, Music

Two students here on campus along with one of their friends, John Michael, who attends a different high school, have managed to become a well known band in no more than three years. The name of this band? The Cuff. Originally junior Hunter Watts, the bassist and the vocalist of the band and junior...

The Making of Mini Court

The Making of Mini Court

Francesca Sarmiento, Staff Writer

January 30, 2016


Filed under Feature, Focus, Showcase, Uncategorized

AP Literature/Hybrid English teacher and on-campus celebrity, Ms. Mull, reveals her thinking  behind Winter Formal’s Mini Court.   Frontline: How did you get the idea for mini court ?   Mull: I wanted to differentiate from other dances, schools used to do mini courts, but now...

Broadway Bound

Broadway Bound

Francesca Sarmiento, Staff Writer

January 23, 2016


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

All the world is senior Jessica Lentz’s  stage, and she merely a player... Frontline: How long have you been in drama? Lentz: I have been in drama for 2 years. FL: How many plays have you been in? Lentz: So far I have been in 6 plays, and they have all been super fun. FL: What was ...

Let’s Build!

Let’s Build!

Fatima Shamsi, Online Manager

January 20, 2016


Filed under El Mo News, Focus

If you have read Francesca Sarmiento’s “Domo Arigato…Mr. Roboto”, you probably know all about the FIRST fun we’ve had all year. El Modena’s best and brightest, The Clockwork Oranges have entered build season. A period of six weeks where each FIRST Robotics team is required to build two rob...

The Fracking Fallacy

The Fracking Fallacy

Francesca Sarmiento, Staff Writer

January 10, 2016


Filed under Feature, Focus, Uncategorized

   During President Barack Obama’s 2012 term, hydraulic fracturing was proposed as a solution to the ever persistent oil issue, and unemployment (it created nearly 600,000 jobs). Fracking has helped to successfully drive the cost of gas in the United States, but at what cost?    “Fracking...

Another Day, Another Community Served

Another Day, Another Community Served

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer

December 29, 2015


Filed under Columns, Focus

   When most think of work, they think of it as a laborious burden that will hopefully guarantee a good grade or paycheck. Recently, the saying “another day, another dollar,” has taken on a greater meaning in the sense that most people today no longer find satisfaction in their daily work lives comp...

Miss Universe 2015: An Embarrassing Tale

Miss Universe 2015: An Embarrassing Tale

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer

December 22, 2015


Filed under Columns, Focus, Showcase

Since 1854, Beauty Pageants have been an ongoing practice for young women with tasteful physical attributes and talents. Even so, these events are not all beautiful. Criticism is often enforced by some and mistakes can be made. On Sunday night, Miss Columbia's heart fluttered with excitement for just...

All About Bowie

All About Bowie

Francesca Sarmiento, Staff Writer

December 18, 2015


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

A technical perspective.

Creativity On Campus

Creativity On Campus

Jacqueline Palacios, Staff Writer

December 16, 2015


Filed under El Mo News, Focus, Media&Arts

Sophmore Heide Baltazar has been a great artist since she was just in preschool. She's become a very well known artist among some of the students here on campus, even some of her teachers. Baltazar's inspiration to become an artist was the beauty of nature. Although she never attended art school, she ...

The Vanguard Bards Celebrate “The Phoenix”

The Vanguard Bards Celebrate “The Phoenix”

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer

December 15, 2015


Filed under El Mo News, Focus, Showcase

Tonight, the Vanguard Bards gathered to share their poetry as well as their visual art in celebration for the recent release of the Literary Magazine titled "The Phoenix". The title symbolizes the rebirth of the magazine after a long hiatus. The event was held in the library at El Modena, and members...

Top 15 Christmas Lights Spots

Top 15 Christmas Lights Spots

Jessica Cedillo, Photographer

December 15, 2015


Filed under Focus

Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade - 400 Main Street Newport Beach CA 92661 5208 Cumberland Drive, Cypress, CA, 90630 Bel Air Neighborhood (Riverview and Santa Ana Road near Weir Canyon, Anaheim Hills) 451 N. Citrus Street Locust & Glassell, Orange 7633 E. Saddlehill Trl, Orange 1306 Richland A...

Buzzfeed’s Mental Health Week

Buzzfeed’s Mental Health Week

Christina Davenport, Media & Arts Editor

December 9, 2015


Filed under Feature, Focus, Showcase, Uncategorized

Mental health disorders are everywhere. At least everyone knows someone who struggles daily with a persisting mental disorder, or struggles with one themselves. They can make people feel lost, isolated, alone, even hopeless. However, there is an ever arising force  as awareness spreads and support is...

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