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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

Commissioner of Creativity At El Modena

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...

The Fear of Family

Jonah Valenzuela, Front Editor

March 12, 2020

There are many walks of life on El Modena, but none could relate to a certain Junior on campus. Josh Pongco is a student in modern day America where not only does he have to worry about his academics but for his life as well. School shootings have been taking America by storm giving many students like...

Brian Mull: The Student Who Became the Coach

Joshua Pongco, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

    From teaching at Orange High School to coaching the Men’s Varsity tennis team at El Modena, coach Brian Mull always stays optimistic. “It’s just a little rushed, getting to Elmo, but no big deal,” he said. As for coaching at Elmo, this will be Mull’s fifth year. Not only is he coaching h...

Behind the Benner

Behind the Benner

Lily Mummert, Fringe Editor

March 12, 2020

   Mr. Benner is a teacher hundreds of students on campus can recall with one, two, or even a myriad of funny or fond memories throughout their time at El Modena, but his influence started long before any of these students were even a thought in their parents head.     When I sat down with this El Mo icon, ...

Annaliese Ryan: El Mo’s Water Polo Standout

Annaliese Ryan: El Mo’s Water Polo Standout

Abby Capra, Style Editor

March 12, 2020

Playing water polo since she started as a freshman in 2017, Junior Annaliese Ryan plays like an experienced veteran. Ryan has helped the team get to CIF Semi-Finals this year and go 2-1 in the North Hills league, and have an overall record of 19-5. Ryan plays set which is one of the main shooters, ...

Nish Nguyen: An El Modena Fencing Phenom

Nish Nguyen: An El Modena Fencing Phenom

Jacob Boyd, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

Most high school students only hear the words, “foil,” “épée,” and “saber” in a movie or theater play, but do not personally relate to these French terms. However, to sophomore Nish Nguyen, these are his tools of expertise in a physically demanding and time-consuming sport.    Ngu...

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