The student news site of El Modena High School


The student news site of El Modena High School


The student news site of El Modena High School



Keeping Our Eyes on the Skies

Finn Drageset, VNN Editor March 6, 2023

On February 4th, 2023, the U.S. government shot down a Chinese weather balloon off the coast of South Carolina that was believed to have been surveying U.S. military movements.    While the Federal...

What’s been going on in Ukraine?

Brendan Tran, Staff Writer March 6, 2023

 It has been over one year since Russian troops entered Ukraine on February 24th, 2022, and combat has reduced to trench warfare and urban combat. Drones have also taken center stage in this conflict,...

On-School Housing versus Commuting

Fernando Morales, Staff Writer March 6, 2023

   College is the next step after high school and this step leads to the question: Should one study near home or should study afar? There are multiple positives and negatives for both living in dorms...

Ohio Train Derailment

Valerie Sanchez Rodriguez, Staff Writer March 6, 2023

   On February 3rd, a train derailed at eastbound Norfolk Southern Railway, causing an additional derailment of 38 railed cars. A fire ensued, damaging 12 cars in the process. The cargo on some of these...

What Is Social Security?

Natalee Martinez, Staff Writer January 10, 2023

As a high school student, these are the last few years before adulthood. After we graduate, most of us are going to have to face the realities of being an adult in America. Thankfully, Social Security...

Elon Musk Buys Twitter

Elon Musk Buys Twitter

Brendan Tran, Staff Writer January 10, 2023

   Elon Musk officially acquired Twitter on October 27th, 2022, but the future is uncertain for the tech giant after the acquisition, as spending on advertising has dropped and a mass exodus of Twitter...

2024 Presidential Declarations So Far

Finn Drageset, VNN Editor January 9, 2023

   This coming year of 2023 will see a surge in political ads, opinions, and broadcasts across the U.S. as candidates ramp up for the 2024 election.    While the debates and tours around the country...

Winter and Fall Cultural Traditions Around the World

Alexander Hamidi, Copy Editor January 9, 2023

   Many of us are accustomed to celebrating the American tradition of Christmas during the holidays: decorating the house, purchasing gifts, and, most importantly, celebrating time with family members....

The Three Wise Men

Fernando Morales, Staff Writer January 9, 2023

The story of the three wise men dates back to the birth of Jesus. In the Bible their names are not referenced or mentioned. They were mentioned as magi, but over time they were known as The Three Wise...

Colored Lights On Houses

Valerie Sanchez Rodriguez, Staff writer January 9, 2023

   As Christmas time approaches, it is key to have great decorations to enhance your festive looks and create a welcoming atmosphere. The main attraction that creates an impression is the lights one...

Honoring Our Staff

November 17, 2022

Evelyn Rosas Staff Writer There are many people we are grateful for at El Modena. Our teachers provide us with knowledge that nourishes our brain. Our librarians provide books to help us escape reality...

Is Christmas Ever Too Soon?

Valerie Sanchez Rodriguez, Staff Writer November 17, 2022

  People always seem to be head to head in figuring out when it is too early to start preparing for Christmas. There are two types of people: one is the person who plays Christmas music in November while...

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