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



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...

Try These Thanksgiving Alternatives!

Alexander Hamidi, Copy Editor November 17, 2022

   As we approach the end of November, many Americans have one thing in mind: Thanksgiving. A time when friendships are strengthened, family bonds are tested, and, of course, food is eaten at worrying...

Cultural Appropriated Costumes

Jenna Gonzalez, Staff Writer November 4, 2022

Cultural appropriation has been evident in everyday society and media. Cultural appropriation can be defined as customs and lifestyles from members of a minority culture being adopted by members of a dominant...

Russia and Ukraine Update

Brendan Tran, Staff Writer November 1, 2022

     Russia has announced a partial mobilization of troops and formally annexed Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia oblasts, in referendums that Ukraine and western countries have deemed...

Were Never Too Old For Halloween!

Gia Santolalla, Staff Writer November 1, 2022

   Halloween should be included for everyone of all ages. Maybe not knocking on doors and receiving candy, but making gift bags or baked goods for your neighbors; which can be a great way to get to know...

When Should It Be Acceptable To Wear Revealing Costumes?

Gia Santolalla, Staff Writer November 1, 2022

Of course you're not going to wear a revealing lingerie bunny costume to your eight year old brothers’ halloween party, or your family’s Halloween reunion. It's inappropriate, and disgraceful towards...

Mahsa Amini Protests

Finn Drageset, VNN Editor November 1, 2022

On September 16, 2022 the death of 22 year old Mahsa Amini in Tehran hit the public with violent protests, beginning the currently 4 week long rioting that has claimed over 100 lives.    The Iranian...

Battle of Decor, Christmas Versus Halloween

Battle of Decor, Christmas Versus Halloween

Daniel Barragan, Op/Ed Editor October 31, 2022

   Halloween and Christmas. Two different holidays in two different seasons. One is about getting scared and the other is about the spirit of giving and all that is merry. How could anyone compare these...

Chick-fil-A: Underrated or Overhyped?

Chick-fil-A: Underrated or Overhyped?

Alexander Hamidi, Copy Editor October 31, 2022

   In the past few years, debates have emerged regarding the best fast food chicken establishment. Although many people claim that Chick-fil-A is a sub-par fast food establishment, I believe that it...

Try Guys Drama

Try Guys Drama

Rafael Buenviaje, Staff Writer October 31, 2022

   Keith Habersberger, Ned Fulmer, Zach Kornfeld, and Eugene Lee Yang were all Buzzfeed employees that started making videos in 2014. After gaining popularity, they branched off to launch their own...

Too Old to Trick or Treat?

Valerie Sanchez Rodriguez, Staff Writer October 31, 2022

When it comes to trick or treating, I feel one should be a respectable and adequate age to be allowed to participate in doing so.    In my opinion the acceptable maximum age to still consider participating...

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