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Teacher of the Year: An Astonishing Accomplishment

Teacher of the Year: An Astonishing Accomplishment

Joshua Pongco, Staff Writer

June 18, 2020

 It is 7:30 in the morning on a regular school day and zero period classes are just about to begin. The classroom is silent until the energetic 90’s music begins to play. In all of her radiance, the teacher with the iconic evergreen jacket and unforgettable blonde hair walks into the classroom. Her p...

Abby’s Declassified School Survival Guide

Abby Capra, Style Editor

June 17, 2020

To say that high school was crazy would be a complete understatement. I can’t believe that I am already a senior, and it’s my turn to write my final article for El Modena Frontline. High school was not was I expected, but I could not have wanted it any other way. I never would have thought my fr...

The Unbearable, Yet Bearable Lightness of Highschool

The Unbearable, Yet Bearable Lightness of Highschool

Mia Gutierrez, Editor-In-Chief

June 3, 2020

     I had been anticipating writing this article for two years ever since I joined journalism my sophomore year and when the time had finally come, I wasn’t sure how to start. I had the idea of writing a memoir of my high school years. A lesson that I’ve learned every year, which is why that i...

Serving Up Memories

Serving Up Memories

Jacob Boyd, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

Throughout my two years at El Modena on the Boys Varsity Tennis team, I have looked forward to the last period of the day and even spending a significant amount of time after school practicing and playing matches with a group of people who share my passion for tennis. Although this year has been cut...

Reflection and Recollection: The Hopeful Remedies to an Unconventional Graduation

Reflection and Recollection: The Hopeful Remedies to an Unconventional Graduation

Jacob Boyd, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

The recent news that California schools will remain closed through the rest of the year due to the novel coronavirus has truly impacted the lives of the El Modena senior class of 2020. With the disappointing realization that the traditional graduation at Fred Kelly stadium will not take place at the end ...

Avery Miles Keeps Her Smile

Avery Miles Keeps Her Smile

Abby Capra, Style Editor

March 30, 2020

Senior Avery Miles serves many roles on the El Modena campus. Miles is ASB President and Co-Captain of Vanguard Dance Company. As Miles senior year slowly comes to a close, Miles shares some valuable advice to underclassmen.  Frontline: You are currently on VDC at school. How long have you dance...

The Marvelous Millie Montoya

The Marvelous Millie Montoya

Mia Gutierrez, Editor-In-Chief

March 28, 2020

Vanguard Alumna, Millie Montoya,  from the graduating class of 2018, is planning to transfer from Santiago Canyon College with four Associates degrees to a four year university this fall. Frontline: What motivates you to do well in school? Mille Montoya: “What motivates me to do well in schoo...

Keeping the Spirit Alive During Social Distancing

Keeping the Spirit Alive During Social Distancing

Scarlett Adams, Copy Editor

March 26, 2020

Teacher and Activities Director, Mrs. Rivera, lends some insight to coping with our current situation This past week has been a time of confusion for all Vanguards. Despite all of the uncertainties, one thing is for certain: the unwavering spirit of El Modena. Mrs. Rivera, Activities Director, sha...

Commissioner of Creativity At El Modena

Isabella Perez

Lily Mummert, Fringe Editor

March 25, 2020

Frontline: “What’s your position in ASB?” Isabella Perez: “I’m Visual and Performing Arts, or VAPA, Commissioner.” FL: “What does that position entail?” IP: “When I interviewed for the position I asked what the different teachers of the department would like to see from me and they s...

Boyd Builds His Future

Boyd Builds His Future

Jacob Boyd, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

   When the end of summer approaches, most high school students anxiously await the start of a new school year, reluctantly giving up their video games and preparing their school supplies. However, circumstances were different with freshman Andrew Boyd. Boyd, soon to be a sophomore, sacrificed his firs...

Sohel Bagai: The Story of the Stuttering Ballet Boy

Sohel Bagai: The Story of the Stuttering Ballet Boy

Dulce Jurado, Staff Writer and Photographer

March 19, 2020

Senior Sohel Bagai seeks his journey from the moment he became inspired by his family  Senior, published author, ballet dancer, and data scientist, worked his way through society to receive the best education possible. Through the way he’s gone through obstacles yet nothing stops him from achie...

Jocelyn Ha: Advocating for LGBTQ+

Jocelyn Ha: Advocating for LGBTQ+

Melissa Tea, Online Manager/Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

Personally knowing Jocelyn Ha, every morning when I walk through the door, she smiles brightly and greets me with a hug. She radiates so much energy from any corner of the room and in Chambers choir, she greets every student excitedly with either a hug or finger hearts. On a daily basis, Ha not only p...

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