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Marteen is heating up with his new single, “Sriracha”

Marteen is heating up with his new single, “Sriracha”

Jenny Hamburg, Ads and Distribution Editor/ Photographer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Audio, Columns, Feature, Focus, Media&Arts, Music, Showcase

     Marteen Estevez is a 16 year-old from the Bay Area.  Music has been a major part of his life from a young age. Born to a Colombian dad and American mom, his parents always encouraged him to pursue his passion for music. Marteen began learning classical piano at just ten years-old. He also wo...

Is IOS 11 Wreaking Havoc?

Is IOS 11 Wreaking Havoc?

Victoria Tran, Media Editor/Social Media Director

October 17, 2017


Filed under Showcase

IOS 11 was launched a week after the announcement of the iPhone 8, 8+, and X. While a new update is much needed annually, IOS 11 seems to be making trouble. The most notable feature has been a renewed control center; slide your finger up from the bottom of the screen to reveal one large screen fit to...

Canyon Fire 2

Canyon Fire 2

Sophia Pracilio, Feature Editor

October 10, 2017


Filed under El Mo News, Feature, Focus, Showcase

The day started out ordinarily on October 8. Adults went to work; kids to school. As the day progressed, the Santa Ana winds picked up and unleashed a fiery beast upon Orange, North Tustin and Anaheim Hills. Now known as Canyon Fire 2, this fire changed the skies from blue to an orangey brown within hou...

Epic Proportions Tour 2017

Epic Proportions Tour 2017

Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under El Mo News, Music, Showcase

The Epic Proportions Tour consisting of Gabe Kubanda and Louder Than Words, are performing at high schools, college campuses, and military bases across the U.S. for three months this fall. The tour organized by Gabe Kubanda’s company Epic Proportions, targets bands that have a sound relevant to the...

Berkeley Free Speech Week

Berkeley Free Speech Week

Colby Hurdle, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Focus, Showcase, Uncategorized

A conservative student publication called the Berkeley Patriot organized Free Speech Week on the Berkeley campus, set for September 24-September 27, 2017. Upon announcement of the event, the predominant liberal student population of Berkeley sparked an outrage. Berkeley arranged for heavy-hitting conservative...

First Stop Spotify, Next Stop: The World

First Stop Spotify, Next Stop: The World

Scarlet Edwards, Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2017


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

  Just this August, senior Alan Sanchez has released his band’s first album, “America De Los Gentiles” on Spotify. Lux Vestra is a large musical group that has been in the works for the past ten years, but only began recording just around this time last year. Sanchez, the youngest and only hig...

Win with Nguyen

Win with Nguyen

Sophia Pracilio, Feature Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Showcase, Sports

Imagine running multiple miles everyday, training just to shave a few seconds off of your mile time. This is what junior Phillip Nguyen does during the entire cross country season.   Nguyen  has run varsity for the El Modena cross country team since his freshman year. “The team is what ma...

Nicholas Tucker: NMSQT Semifinalist

Nicholas Tucker: NMSQT Semifinalist

Scarlet Edwards, Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2017


Filed under El Mo News, Showcase

  Senior Nicholas Tucker has recently found himself among the top 1.25% of all PSAT test takers, having been named an NMSQT semifinalist for the scores he received following his testing. Though Tucker did not expect such an honor, it was clearly very well deserved.   Frontline: What was your reaction to being nam...

Leadership Found Through CTP

Leadership Found Through CTP

Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under El Mo News, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Showcase

   CTP, or the Collaborative Technology Program, recently established leadership positions for the 2017-2018 school year, that provide juniors and seniors with a platform to create a strong and driven community within the program and around the El Modena campus.   The leadership positions were awarded ...

Into the Great Wide Opening

Into the Great Wide Opening

Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Editor's Picks, Music, Showcase

   On October 2, 2017, American musician Tom Petty, 66, suffered cardiac arrest at his Malibu home and was transferred to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital where he was put on life support. Petty was declared dead at 8:40 p.m. the same day.   The musician, born in Gainesville, Florida found a safe hav...

Replacing the Hallways with Runways

Replacing the Hallways with Runways

Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Style

   In early March of 2017, fashion prodigies and industry elites crowded into runway shows and scoured social media to witness the visual masterpieces that would shape wardrobes for the upcoming season of fall and winter.     The runways revived the clothing of the 70s, initially made popular by S...

History? Booooo

History? Booooo

Sophia Pracilio, Feature Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Editor's Picks, Focus, Showcase

Everyone is familiar with the yearly tradition of dressing up and going door to door trick-or-treating on Halloween, but how did this come to be?

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