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Naughty or Nice

Naughty or Nice

Ely Bustos, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Media&Arts, Style

 Halloween can be seen as a child-friendly worldly holiday, or a horror horrific satanic ritual.  Movies, cartoons, commercialism and the media have taken the idea of Halloween and given it both sides, in which one can draw their own conclusions and celebrate in their own manner.   For kids, ...

Ghoulish Getups

Abby Capra, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Style

This Halloween, there will be many new costumes, in addition to basic ones, such as the overused costumes of a black cat and a football player. These popular costumes are commonly inspired by movies and pop culture icons. With the influx of Marvel and DC movies, many costumes possibly will be inspired...

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...

Cruz on Korean Pop Culture

Ilaise Tamotuu, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


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

Cruz on Korean Pop Culture Ilaise Tamotuu Staff Writer   Korean Pop Culture, also known as K-Pop, garters about thirty-five million fans worldwide, a small number of the fandom belonging to El Modena High School. Luz Cruz, a member of the Korean Pop Culture club, experiences K-Pop through da...

Adventures in Acrylics

Adventures in Acrylics

Scarlet Edwards, Copy/Style Editor

May 16, 2017


Filed under Style

With prom mere days away, preparations for such a big day are already underway (that is, at least for me) -- hair and makeup appointments are being planned, nails polish and acrylics are being applied. It’s quite the process, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that one should sacrifice all of their...

Thrift Stores Ceasing to be a Bargain

Thrift Stores Ceasing to be a Bargain

Scarlet Edwards, Copy/Style Editor

May 9, 2017


Filed under Columns, Showcase, Style

  Just a few hours ago, I was at my local Goodwill Boutique (yes, a Goodwill “boutique” exists, despite the obvious irony), and when I went to check out, they asked me if I would be willing to donate an extra $1 to support their cause. Note that this is after already having spent over $30… On ju...

Politics are in the Threads of Fashion

Politics are in the Threads of Fashion

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Style

Recently, people have been questioning why politics should be brought into events like award shows and fashion shows. They argue that these venues are no place for politics; But they’re wrong. Fashion is influenced by all sorts of people, from every background, and they are people with opinions who a...

Films’ Influence on Fashion

Films’ Influence on Fashion

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

March 24, 2017


Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase, Style

Fashion depicted in film is used to introduce its characters before the dialogue begins by acknowledging the periodization and culture of the film. Audience members wanting to embody these characters take influence from their fashions. Illuminating the ability of film to spark contemporary fashion trends. Filmmaker...

Bernie for Balenciaga

Bernie for Balenciaga

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under Style, Uncategorized

Remember Bernie Sanders the Vermont Senator with a presidential dream? Well, looks like the democratic darling has taken on a new role as the inspiration for Balenciaga’s Fall Winter collection. In January, male model strut up and down the runway decked out in Sanders inspired clothing, alterna...

The Evolution of Feminist Fashion

The Evolution of Feminist Fashion

Scarlet Edwards, Copy/Style Editor

January 24, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Style

Trousers, shoulder pads, short hair, no bras. What do these all have in common? Well, despite being stereotypically viewed as men’s fashion, all of these articles of clothing -- or lack thereof -- have been significant to feminist fashion in decades past.   The feminist movement has always r...

Mainstream Trends: 2016

Mainstream Trends: 2016

Ethan Simons, Staff Writer

December 12, 2016


Filed under Style

  2016 was an interesting year for fashion. If one thinks buying clothing items that are destructed, antiqued, destroyed, or otherwise look like you took them out of an old chest in your grandparents attic is a good investment, this was a great year. Yeezy shoes cost about $300 and up and look abo...

(Wo)Menswear

(Wo)Menswear

Scarlet Edwards, Copy/Style Editor

November 29, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Style

  Contrary to popular belief, a woman does not have to wear a dress and heels to be feminine. Nor does she need long hair, extensive layers of makeup, a slim figure, or any of those other ideals society has deemed quintessential to be beautiful.   Femininity is different for everyone. For some, it’s tig...

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