• 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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El Modena’s Super Athlete of the Month

Ilaise Tamotuu, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Sports

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


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...

Acosta Tha Monsta

Matthew Cortez, Photographer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Sports

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


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

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


Filed under Sports

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


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

“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


Filed under Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Sports

  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...

New Coach, New Changes in Volleyball Program

New Coach, New Changes in Volleyball Program

Aivi Allred, Photographer

September 14, 2017


Filed under Sports

The El Modena girls volleyball program welcomes former All American UCLA player/National US men’s team Dave Olbright as the new head coach. Olbright believes “it won't be easy because we have to regroup, and decide what is important to everyone. I’m excited we can do it.”    Olbright l...

Elmo’s Polo Pro, Michelangelo Gutierrez

Toni Hernandez, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under Sports

  Boys’ Varsity water polo captain, Michelangelo Gutierrez, tells us his plans for the team this season.   Frontline: So, how long have you been playing water polo? Michelangelo Gutierrez: “I’ve been playing since I was in seventh grade.”   FL: What are your keys to success ...

Sean Warren Shares His Story

Mia Gutierrez, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


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

    FL: If it’s okay, could you possibly elaborate on what exactly happened SW: “So I was on a camping trip with my friends and we were off roading in a, kind of like a dune buggy and we were going on a turn and the dune buggy rolled over and my hand got crushed under the roll b...

Forever the Voice of El Modena

Forever the Voice of El Modena

Colby Hurdle, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


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

Bob Ruddy is an iconic name on the El Mo campus. Ruddy began announcing in 1995 and his love for the microphone is leading him into his 23rd year as “The Voice of El Modena.”  Ruddy is most known for announcing the varsity football games, his pristine voice has been heard throughout Fred K...

The Football Season Begins

The Football Season Begins

Wyatt Terlaak, Op-Ed Editor

September 4, 2017


Filed under El Mo News, Showcase, Sports

On Friday the Vanguards improved to 1-0 to begin the season after defeating Woodbridge High School 35-13. After a long opening drive from the Warriors to start the game, the Vanguard defense held Woodbridge to a field goal attempt near the redzone (which was missed). The defense for El Mo gave up...

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