• March 14Hundreds of El Mo students "lie in" for 17 minutes

  • March 14Renowned physicist, Stephen Hawking passes

  • March 11'Black Panther' surpasses $1 billion in global box office

  • February 4Eagles edge out Patriots to win Super Bowl LII

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Lit Hits?

Ilaise Tamotuu

January 23, 2018


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

Ilaise Tamotuu Staff Writer   Saturday night was filled with memorable moments for all attending El Modena High School's A Night in Italy Homecoming. With the memorable moments comes the heart of the party that brings it all to life, the music.   In previous years, there has always bee...

The Greatest Album

The Greatest Album

Sophia Pracilio, Feature Editor

January 23, 2018


Filed under Feature, Music, Showcase

The film “The Greatest Showman” takes the audience on P.T. Barnum’s and his “oddities” rise to fame. His struggle with balancing facades, family, and finance, Carlyle’s conflicting feelings to Anne, and the journey of the unique performers entice viewers. At the box office, “The Great...

Dance Rules

Dance Rules

Jenny Hamburg, Ads and Distribution Editor/ Photographer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Feature, Focus, FrontlineFeed, Music, Showcase

   Winter formal is coming up on February 3rd at Fête the Venue in Costa Mesa and there are a few important things students need to remember. When one arrives to the dance, one must show his/her student ID to be admitted. The doors will close 90 minutes after the dance has begun, and no students will...

Liam Payne in the Game

Liam Payne in the Game

Aivi Allred, Photographer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Music

   After years of being in One Direction, Liam Payne has embarked on a solo career. Payne announced that his solo debut album will release in late January 2018. Payne, “not want[ing] to nail himself to one sound,” tells his fans to expect trap, pop, and urban type of music....

“Do You Have to Let it Linger?”

Scarlett Adams, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Music

Lead singer of “The Cranberries”, Dolores O’Riordan, died on Monday, January 15th 2018 Frontman of Irish rock band The Cranberries, Dolores O’Riordan, died at age 46 in London, England. Her cause of death is unknown and sudden, although it is a suspected suicide. Many fans have been reaching...

“South Side One Direction?”

Mia Gutierrez, Staff Writer

January 20, 2018


Filed under Music

       The 14-member boyband,  BROCKHAMPTON,  is made up of rappers, song writers  and visual artists. Founded in Texas by Clifford Ian Simpson, or better known as Kevin Abstract, at the age of 18 in 2015. Most of the members met on an online group chat named “KanyeToThe,” a...

Brian Fallon: Sleepwalking through the sounds of New Orleans

Brian Fallon: Sleepwalking through the sounds of New Orleans

Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor

January 17, 2018


Filed under Music, Showcase

A raspy “hello” comes from the soulful voice of a man over a muffled phone. This former frontman of New Jersey based punk band The Gaslight Anthem, Brian Fallon, answers my call amongst a hurricane of press and a never ending cycle of band rehearsals, pending the release of his second solo LP “Sleepwalkers”...

Portugal. The Man

Portugal. The Man

Colby Hurdle, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


Filed under Audio, Media&Arts, Music, Showcase

Portland based band, "Portugal. The Man" released their latest album “Woodstock” on June 16, 2017. For their 2011 and 2013 albums, the band largely relied on an atmospheric, indie rock genre, to comfort their aimless lyrics such as “When I grow up, I wanna be a movie star or on TV.”   They ...

Hip-Hop Bop Picasso Baby

Hip-Hop Bop Picasso Baby

Colby Hurdle, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


Filed under Audio, Media&Arts, Music, Showcase

“Uh, I just want a Picasso in my casa,” the beginning of the second song on “Magna Carta… Holy Grail,” begins the story for one of the most artistically influenced songs hip-hop/rap has come to know.   Back in 2013, JAY Z released the cover for the eminent album, “Magna Carta… Holy...

Orange Tree Lighting

Orange Tree Lighting

Natalia Huanosto, Front Editor

December 11, 2017


Filed under El Mo News, Music, Showcase

The El Modena Chambers Choir and seniors in the El Mo Vocal Music Department performed with Orange High School’s Choir on December 3rd. The Tree Lighting is an annual ceremony in which these groups perform for hundreds of local Orange citizens. This year was the 23rd annual Tree Ligthung Ceremony,...

The Music That Defined 2017

The Music That Defined 2017

Keegan Lamb, Ashley Ramynke, and Revelstoke Sanz

December 6, 2017


Filed under Music, Showcase, Uncategorized

Grammy Nominations 2018: Album of the Year Bruno Mars 24K Magic Childish Gambino Awaken, My Love Jay-Z 4:44 Lorde Melodrama Frontline's Prediction: Kendrick Lamar DAMN.   Top Singles: DJ Khalid Wild Thoughts Drake Passionfruit Dua Lipa New Rules Ed Sheeran Shape of You Future Mask Of...

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...

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