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Brayden Metoyer advancing onto Round 2 of CIF

Brayden Metoyer advancing onto Round 2 of CIF

Colby Hurdle, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under El Mo News, Feature, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Showcase, Sports

Senior, Brayden Metoyer has earned his spot in CIF Finals cross country. Metoyer qualified for Finals last week in the Division II preliminary, however, CIF Finals will incorporate qualified runners from Division I, Division II, and Division III. Metoyer is currently dealing with pressured nerves as ...

Finishing Strong

Finishing Strong

Alyssa Tierney, Online Manager

November 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Showcase, Sports

Frontline: This is your 4th year playing for the Vanguard Football team. How are this year’s playoffs different from previous years? Andrew Carvajal: “This year we are seniors, and this year we will win CIF.” FL: I assume it can be stressful to play football, so how do you keep your cool w...

Ballin’ On a Budget

Ballin’ On a Budget

Keegan Lamb, Style Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Feature, Humans of El Modena (HOEM)

   Senior Elaine Morales is currently involved in PAL, AP Lit, and AP Spanish Lit and Culture. She is also the president of the Xicana Feminist club which holds meetings every other Thursday. In her free time, Morales enjoys painting and making jewelry to customize her outfits by making a matching...

Multilingual Mrs. Davis

Multilingual Mrs. Davis

Colby Hurdle, Staff Writer

November 12, 2017


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

First year El Modena teacher, Mrs. Lauren Davis is fluent in English and Spanish, and has extensive knowledge in French, Italian, and Arabic. Mrs. Davis teaches Spanish I and assists the girls basketball team as the strength and conditioning coach.   Mrs. Davis is an undergraduate of University ...

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...

Matthew Anderton

Matthew Anderton

Scarlet Edwards, Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2017


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

  Freshman class president Matthew Anderton’s talents certainly do not end at leadership; he is also a very proficient artist. Inspired by his sister’s artistic capabilities, he began to draw in the third grade. Anderton believes that anyone can be an artist, stating that, “Some people think the...

“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...

Crossing International Fences

Crossing International Fences

Sophia Pracilio, Feature Editor

November 1, 2017


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

Outside of school, junior Jett Nguyen spends much of his time free time in an unusual but interesting way: fencing.   Nguyen said, “My mom found it as a Groupon and it looked interesting so I just decided to start fencing.” Since then, he has fenced for four years, both individually and w...

Take Part in the Art

Take Part in the Art

Alyssa Tierney, Online Manager

November 1, 2017


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

Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, Kody Vu…All these names have one thing in common: they are famous artists, or soon to be famous. Most people, when thinking about art, think of a worry-free environment. Not Vu. “I have to be stressed to draw. I need a deadline which forces me to ...

Global Gal

Global Gal

November 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Feature, Humans of El Modena (HOEM)

Olivia Torok attends Calvary Church of Santa Ana and has gone on multiple mission’s trips with them. She has gone on trips in 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade years. “I wanted to try it out because I didn’t know if I was interested in doing that in the future. My parents encouraged me and ga...

Sohel Bagai Finds His Voice Through Dance

Scarlett Adams, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Feature, Humans of El Modena (HOEM)

Sophomre Sohel Bagai tells his story of overcoming bullying and his stutter through dance Sophomore Sohel Bagai has taken a negative experience in his life and opened it up to become a positive and influential story of surpassing speech problems and bullying. Bagai recently published an influential book tit...

#ThrowbackThursday

#ThrowbackThursday

Alyssa Tierney, Online Manager

November 1, 2017


Filed under Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Sports

El Modena’s Varsity Football team has gone 7-2 this season, and 2-0 in league. After (beating/losing to) El Dorado, the Vanguards are on their way to CIF. During the season, El Modena exceeded the national average in total touchdowns (39) and receiving yards (177). The team also tied with the national...

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