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Natalia Huanosto: Major Keys

Natalia Huanosto: Major Keys

September 19, 2017


Filed under Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Music

Drum Majors The band’s leaders and essentials. Ilaise Tamotuu Staff Writer   Natalia Huanosto and Matthew Tu are co-drum majors for El Modena High School band. When asked about how long she has been wanting and aiming to be drum major she revealed that she has been in the band since freshman ...

Cruz on Korean Pop Culture

Ilaise Tamotuu, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


Filed under Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Music, Style

Cruz on Korean Pop Culture Ilaise Tamotuu Staff Writer   Korean Pop Culture, also known as K-Pop, garters about thirty-five million fans worldwide, a small number of the fandom belonging to El Modena High School. Luz Cruz, a member of the Korean Pop Culture club, experiences K-Pop through da...

ASB in Action

Abby Capra, Staff Writer

September 18, 2017


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

Under the Lights with Josh Smith

Under the Lights with Josh Smith

Alyssa Tierney, Online Manager

September 18, 2017


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

“A nice tackle made by number 12 Josh Smith!” Bob Ruddy, Voice of the El Modena Vanguards, booms through the stadium. Football season is back baby! And Senior Tight End and Inside Linebacker, Josh Smith, is hitting it hard. But football isn’t Smith’s only specialty. The Renaissance man also busies ...

Lieber Sarmiento New Member on Varsity Water Polo

Mia Gutierrez, Staff Writer

September 18, 2017


Filed under Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Sports

  Lieber Sarmiento is a sophomore on El Modena’s water polo team. Last year, as a freshman, Sarmiento played the season with the Freshman/Sophomore team and this year moved up to Varsity.   Sarmiento became motivated to first join water polo due to the fact his older sisters played the sp...

You Just Got Served

You Just Got Served

Grace Oveson, Staff Writer

September 18, 2017


Filed under Humans of El Modena (HOEM)

  Vannessa Wansikehian, grade 11, has been playing tennis for three years now. In tennis there are multiple ways one can play.   Some games are played with one person, while others known as doubles require two players for each team. As a varsity player, this 2017-2018 school year will be her ...

Add a Little Spice to Your Life

Add a Little Spice to Your Life

Scarlett Adams, Staff Writer

September 18, 2017


Filed under Humans of El Modena (HOEM)

A tell-all interview with the co-presidents and vice president of the Spicy French Club The Spicy French Club was founded late last school year by Jacob Rodriguez, Maverick Cruz, and Avery Miles. Only having around three meetings last year, they have already accomplished a large following and over...

At the Beat of the Drum

At the Beat of the Drum

Ely Bustos, Staff Writer

September 18, 2017


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

  While everyone was anticipating the end of the 2016-2017 school year. Jared Sims and  Captain of the El Modena Color Guard, Melanie Stinson, were starting to prepare their summer vacation by applying to Drum Corps International, a marching band circuit, highly exclusive for those who share the ...

Munoz Making It Low and Clear

Munoz Making It Low and Clear

Ilaise Tamotuu, Staff Writer

September 17, 2017


Filed under Humans of El Modena (HOEM)

Munoz, Making It Low and Clear Alexa Munoz gives her all in performing tuba in El Modena’s Band Ilaise Tamotuu Staff Writer   Alexa Munoz, junior, has been a part of band since her freshmen year. Her first instrument was the baritone, but has since switched to the tuba since a year ago. When asked...

Sean Warren Shares His Story

Mia Gutierrez, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


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

    FL: If it’s okay, could you possibly elaborate on what exactly happened SW: “So I was on a camping trip with my friends and we were off roading in a, kind of like a dune buggy and we were going on a turn and the dune buggy rolled over and my hand got crushed under the roll b...

Forever the Voice of El Modena

Forever the Voice of El Modena

Colby Hurdle, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


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

Bob Ruddy is an iconic name on the El Mo campus. Ruddy began announcing in 1995 and his love for the microphone is leading him into his 23rd year as “The Voice of El Modena.”  Ruddy is most known for announcing the varsity football games, his pristine voice has been heard throughout Fred K...

Drawn to Art

Drawn to Art

Grace Oveson, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


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

Kathryn Philhower is an exceptional artist who is being recognized for her talent all around school. As a freshman last year, Philhower was in charge of designing the large mural painted on the 200 building, which represented the class of 2020. Philhower didn’t disappoint, even though this projec...

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