Song of The Week: Peaches – In The Valley Below

Song of The Week: Peaches - In The Valley Below

Denisse Brito, Editor-In-Chief

May 7, 2015

On the rise musicians In The Valley Below released a song titled "Peaches" a year ago and it has recently risen on the charts. In The Valley Below is an alternative band (some may consider it indie) and their sound is very unique. The song gives off a rustic feel yet the chorus is heavily composed of...

Spirit Week thus far…

Hannah Sutherland, Online Manager

March 4, 2015

No one can exactly explain why, but the popular belief is that seniors winning every year ensures that each class wins at least once. As Spirit Week ensues this school year, the punch that each class has packed thus far has threatened the seniors’ first place place security, and the results of the week remain an enigma.

Behind the scenes of Spirit Week with Selaima Tamotuu

Selaima Tamotuu, the face of the class of 2016

Hannah Sutherland, Online Manager

February 24, 2015

For a class to make third place in Spirit Week their freshman year is surprising. For a class to improve and earn second place the next year is impressive. For a class to win first place their third time around is, well, amazing.

Why “The Interview” is exactly what the world needs

Franco (left) and Rogen (right) play TV journalists assigned to assassinate Kim Jong-Un

Hannah Sutherland, Online Manager

January 22, 2015

Is this film relatively insensitive to the evil occurring in North Korea? Sure. On the other hand, can it be considered a crown-jewel in the name of free speech? Of course it can. Look past all the mixed views, and it can be clearly seen that this film serves a far greater purpose in the grand scheme of things.

Push Girl Book Review

The novel above is the book cover.

Denisse Brito, Editor-In-Chief

January 21, 2015

Jessica Love, AKA El Modena’s very own Mrs. Kim, is the co-author of the compelling and inspirational novel “Push Girl.” The novel is based on true events inspired by Sundance Channel star, Chelsie Hill, who suffered a traumatic car accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down. Hill la...

White-It-Out at The Winter Sports Assembly

Sports that will be featured at the assembly this Friday.

Denisse Brito, Editor-In-Chief

January 15, 2015

Girls’ Sports Commissioner Jennifer McNealy has prepared an assembly of the century. The winter sports assembly is taking place this Friday with two back-to-back assemblies since it is taking place at the gym. McNealy has compiled an assembly full of innovative thoughts such as black lights, wh...

The British Invasion Continues With New Boy Band: The Vamps

The British boy band is pictured above

Denisse Brito, Editor-In-Chief

January 11, 2015

Boy bands are blowing up left and right in the music industry. British boy band The Vamps are rising to international fame as they embark on their tour with former Disney child star Demi Lovato. The band consists of four core members: Bradley Simpson (lead singer), Connor Ball (bass guitarist), Jame...

College Blunders

College Blunders

Loretta Cardenas, Staff Writer

January 11, 2015

Now and then we all receive that text message or e-mail that has us confused only to find out minutes later that it was not meant for our eyes to see. It is understandable when it happens amongst friends, but imagine how it must feel when an incident like this happens between a college and their prospective...

2014’s Best Alternative Albums

Chinese Fountain (Out Sept. 23)

Megan Cox, Front Editor

January 10, 2015

1. The Growlers- “Chinese Fountain” 2. Benjamin Booker- “Benjamin Booker” 3. Cherry Glazerr- “Haxel Princess” 4. Joyce Manor- “Never Hungover Again” 5. The Black Keys- “Turn Blue” 6. La Dispute- “Rooms of the House” 7. Manchester Orchestra- “Hope” 8. Against Me!- “Transgender D...

1963 Thunderbird Turn Signal Lever Found In Man’s Arm

Lampitt holding the car part that was removed from his arm this mid-week.

Maria Minnella, Staff Writer

January 1, 2015

51 years ago, Arthur Lampitt of Granite City, Illinois crashed his 1963 Thunderbird into a truck and had a piece of the accident with him for all these years. On December 31, 2014, Lampitt underwent surgery to remove his old T-Bird's 7-inch turn signal lever from his left arm. The 45-minute operation,...

Debut Albums of 2014

Adam Smith, James Bagshaw, and Thomas Warmsley of 2014 debut band Temples

Jenevieve Haug, Media & Arts Editor

December 31, 2014

Drowners Formed in New York, half American and half Welsh band Drowners released their self title debut album in January. The album was a hit with songs like "Luv Hold Me Down," "Button On Your Blouse," and "Unzip Your Harrington." The band has toured all year and even headlined Doc Martens' #STANDFORSOM...

Disneyland Holiday Delight

Disneyland Holiday Delight

Tori Nguyen, Photographer

December 25, 2014

Over the holidays, lots of places are hustling and bustling with Christmas spirit; that includes Disneyland! The second you step foot on Disneyland grounds, you are welcomed by bountiful lights and Christmas garlands. The sound of holiday classics fill the air as you travel throughout the park, and many...

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