• September 19Major Earthquake in Mexico

  • August 28Japan Raises Alarm After North Korea Missile Launch

  • August 28Thousands Stranded in Houston With Waters Still Rising; Death Toll Rises to 10

  • May 26Man hijacks Dept. of Corrections van with inmates inside

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Beauty, Brains, and Bravery

Beauty, Brains, and Bravery

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

April 25, 2017


Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

You know her as the belovedly bossy Hermoine and, recently, the caring heroine, Belle, in “Beauty and the Beast”. However, Emma Watson is more than just an actress. She is an activist, feminist, and a role model.   She has starred in many movies since the end of Harry Potter, graduated from...

The 2017 Summer Movie Season

The 2017 Summer Movie Season

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer

April 24, 2017


Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

We all love the summer blockbuster movie season, where our favorite super heroes and action stars clutter the big screen during the warm summer days at the movies. This year, like always, we are sure to expect multiple giant blockbusters to entertain us throughout the dog days or summer. Whether you're...

Pixar’s “Coco”

Pixar’s “Coco”

Luisa Lopez, Fringe Editor

April 14, 2017


Filed under Media&Arts, Uncategorized

With an all Latino cast, people are very excited to see what Pixar has in store for this movie. Set in Mexico, the upcoming original film “Coco” centers on Miguel, a twelve-year-old musician who ends up lost in the Land of the Dead. One of the first times that Pixar decided to feature an all Latino cast. Di...

EMTV Episode 5

April 13, 2017


Filed under EMTV: Take On Media

In honor of EMTV's 5th episode, we decide to do this one all about the number FIVE. We hope you guys enjoy!

Mulan in Live Action

Mulan in Live Action

Scarlet Edwards, Copy/Style Editor

April 11, 2017


Filed under Media&Arts

  In the past few years, Disney has been producing an increased amount of live-action remakes to classic films. Most recently was the new release of “Beauty and the Beast,” which received high praises. However, there is also another in the process of creation, a live-action “Mulan,” which...

Julia the Muppet: Autism and Acceptance

Julia the Muppet: Autism and Acceptance

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

March 31, 2017


Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

   “It’s just that Julia has autism. So sometimes it takes her a little longer to do things.” Elmo tells Big Bird as he educates his friend on the proper interaction with children with autism by creating acceptance of those with diverse mental and behavioral differences.   Julia the Muppet is a character in the...

Films’ Influence on Fashion

Films’ Influence on Fashion

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

March 24, 2017


Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase, Style

Fashion depicted in film is used to introduce its characters before the dialogue begins by acknowledging the periodization and culture of the film. Audience members wanting to embody these characters take influence from their fashions. Illuminating the ability of film to spark contemporary fashion trends. Filmmaker...

Once Upon a Mattress

Once Upon a Mattress

Abby Sheppard, Advertising Editor

March 23, 2017


Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

   Proudly mentioned before, this year marks El Modenas 50th anniversary. Mrs. Gillen introduced the audience to this performance by calling it a “legacy season” as herself and family members have participated in this same act.    The musical started with dramatic piano playing, and an introd...

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Writer

March 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Media&Arts, Showcase

Scheduled for realease on March 21st, Mass Effect: Andromeda is the fourth video game installment to the Mass Effect series developed by BioWare. Retaining its sci-fi role-playing strategy, the game begins in the distant future of the 22nd century in our homely Milky Way Galaxy. The player chooses...

Watch “Stranger Things”

Watch “Stranger Things”

James Joslyn, Photographer

March 16, 2017


Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

If you like mystery, suspense, and a touch of horror, then you must watch Netflix original, Stranger Things created by Matt Duffer, and Ross Duffer. The suspense of Stranger Things sucks you in, once you start the series you won’t be able to stop. If desired, you can knock this show out in a day...

How Portland Became Portlandia

How Portland Became Portlandia

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

March 10, 2017


Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

Portland, Oregon sparked as a haven for musicians and other artistic individuals during the mid to late 1990s following popular interest in the Pacific Northwest after the explosive grunge and Riot Grrrl scene. The combination of a creative hippie-esque nature, actually nature, low cost of living, and...

Who Are The White Helmets

Who Are The White Helmets

Angel De Rosas, Sports Editor

March 7, 2017


Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

The white helmets are a group of volunteer men and women in parts of Syria whose purpose is to help the people affected by the daily attacks on neighborhoods.  Late last year a Netflix original documentary was released following a group of volunteers who recounted events over their time serving. ...

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