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Talent is Not in Short Supply

Talent is Not in Short Supply

Alyssa Tierney, Online Manager

October 13, 2017

Libero: noun. the rearmost, roaming defensive player in volleyball. Also where the shortest player on the court is located. Standing just above five-foot, Katie Real is one of the liberos for the Varsity volleyball team. Her position is to sub in for the middle blocker and pass back row. However, at the...

The Kneelers

The Kneelers

Colby Hurdle, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017

On August 26, 2016, 49-ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines when he kneeled during the national anthem in an NFL preseason game. Kaepernick said, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” A year later, Kaepernick...

The Amazing Alan Abramovitz

Mia Gutierrez, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017

Sophomore Alan Abramovitz is one of El Modena’s best water polo keeper   Alan Abramovitz is varsity water polo’s new goalkeeper. He began playing polo last year being a part of the Junior Varsity team and this year bumped up to varsity. Despite being a very skilled goalkeeper, this p...

The Rowdiest of Them All

The Rowdiest of Them All

Bobby Almand, Sports Editor

October 9, 2017

At every El Mo game, whether it be home or away, somewhere in the stands you’ll find the student section, affectionately (and accurately) dubbed the Rowdy Rooters,a club on campus devoted to school spirit through sports. The Rowdy Rooters were recognized September 22nd. The group was named OCVa...

Controversy in the NFL

Scarlett Adams, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017

El Modena athletes tell all on how they feel about the NFL’s recent dispute In 2016, Colin Kapernick gained worldwide recognition when he started sitting down before games during the “Star-Spangled Banner,” prior to kickoff. Kapernick used his platform of being an NFL star to portray his personal...

El Modena’s Super Athlete of the Month

Ilaise Tamotuu, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017

Under the water he charges, above the water he treads, looking for his chance to strike his opponent, it’s Aquaman. Standing at six feet two inches weighing two hundred and twenty pounds is any man’s threat in the water, it’s senior Brandon Ramirez, El Modena’s very own Aquaman.   Just li...

Win with Nguyen

Win with Nguyen

Sophia Pracilio, Feature Editor

October 9, 2017

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...

Acosta Tha Monsta

Matthew Cortez, Photographer

October 5, 2017

Sophomore John Acosta gets his first Varsity Football start on the defensive line.

Justis Pearce is Captain of Smurfkids and Kingsman All Male

Justis Pearce is Captain of Smurfkids and Kingsman All Male

Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor

September 28, 2017

Sophomore Justis Pearce’s hard-hitting hip hop style has led him to become captain of Orange County-based dance crews Smurfkids and Kingsman All Male. Based on his advanced ability to comprehend all forms of hip hop dancing and aspirations to push himself and his fellow dancers, both hip hop crews ...

Back in the Game

Back in the Game

Aivi Allred, Photographer

September 19, 2017

Senior Gwen Wodark started her volleyball career her freshmen year of attending El Modena. All of her career at El Mo she has played middle blocker and hitter. Which can be a dangerous job but most helpful on the court to stop the offense of the other team.     This year before season could eve...

Under the Lights with Josh Smith

Under the Lights with Josh Smith

Alyssa Tierney, Online Manager

September 18, 2017

“A nice tackle made by number 12 Josh Smith!” Bob Ruddy, Voice of the El Modena Vanguards, booms through the stadium. Football season is back baby! And Senior Tight End and Inside Linebacker, Josh Smith, is hitting it hard. But football isn’t Smith’s only specialty. The Renaissance man also busies ...

Lieber Sarmiento New Member on Varsity Water Polo

Mia Gutierrez, Staff Writer

September 18, 2017

  Lieber Sarmiento is a sophomore on El Modena’s water polo team. Last year, as a freshman, Sarmiento played the season with the Freshman/Sophomore team and this year moved up to Varsity.   Sarmiento became motivated to first join water polo due to the fact his older sisters played the sp...

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