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El Modena Goes on Juliet’s Journey

Ilaise Tamotuu, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Media&Arts

The infamous star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, took show in El Modena’s very own cafeteria. Martel Manning and Amy Lizardo, traveling with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, bring Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” to life, sharing the infamous love tragedy with all attending.   The show...

1984: Finding Verse in Prose

1984: Finding Verse in Prose

Scarlet Edwards, Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2017


Filed under Media&Arts, Music, Showcase

  “1984” by George Orwell was originally published in 1949. David Bowie was inspired by this book, thus releasing his song, “1984,” in “Diamond Dogs,” his 1974 album.   Bowie intended for his song to be released as part of a musical based off of George Orwell’s novel, but it ulti...

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...

From a Galaxy Far Far Away

From a Galaxy Far Far Away

Ely Bustos, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Media&Arts

     After months of anticipation since April, Disney left the fandom of the Star Wars Saga in awe and desperation until October 9 adding yet more anticipation for the new release of The Last Jedi. Disney paid a total of $4 billion dollars to have their new highly anticipated episode VIII...

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 ...

Boy Scouts of America Opens Membership To Girls

Boy Scouts of America Opens Membership To Girls

Jessica Corson, El Mo News Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

   Just last month on October 11, 2017, the Boy Scouts of America announced their future admission of girls into Cub Scouts and their plans for a new program for teenage girls starting in 2018. The organization has made similar noteworthy decisions in previous years: in 2013, the Boy Scouts of Amer...

Taking Down Predator Harvey Weinstein

Taking Down Predator Harvey Weinstein

Jessica Corson and Bobby Almand

November 1, 2017


Filed under Editor's Picks, Media&Arts

  After a “New York Times” article published decades of sexual misconduct allegations against mega Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein on October 5, 2017, the ensuing month and a half since has been an unceasing report of allegations, investigations, and lawsuits.   In the days following ...

A Look Inside the City of Stars

Scarlett Adams, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Media&Arts, Music

A beautiful soundtrack for a beautiful movie  The 2016 drama “La La Land” is the story of two lovers who are both pursuing careers in the arts. The joyful tone is set with the first two songs, “Another Day of Sun” and “Someone in the Crowd”. These songs are the perfect start to the m...

The Storm-y Truth About Trump

The Storm-y Truth About Trump

Victoria Tran, Media Editor/Social Media Director

November 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, El Mo News, Feature, Focus, FrontlineFeed, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Media&Arts, Showcase, Sports

 Americans are still not settling with the conclusion of the election of 2016, despite the fact that it has been around ten months since the inauguration of Donald Trump. Currently, ordinary people have insisted on offering their two cents when it comes to politics, especially when a [personally] ...

Dear Daddy: It Will Happen to #METOO

Dear Daddy: It Will Happen to #METOO

Victoria Tran, Media Editor/Social Media Director

November 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, El Mo News, Feature, Focus, FrontlineFeed, Media&Arts, Showcase, Uncategorized

In light of the recent sexual assault scandal regarding Harvey Weinstein, American actress/activist Alyssa Milano has started #MeToo, a hashtag movement to allow women on Twitter to share their experience on sexual violence and harassment.   The tweet has received attention from news stations like CN...

“Damaged” by the Conformity of Society

“Damaged” by the Conformity of Society

Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Media&Arts, Music, Showcase

Damaged mirror, damaged knuckles, damaged reputation for resistance to conform to societal norms. The album cover for Black Flag’s “Damaged,” shot in 1981 by photographer and sculptor Ed Colver, depicts lead singer Henry Rollins with bloody knuckles in a fist, mid-impact to a mirror. Black Flag...

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