“Sisters” A Movie In Review

Tina Fey (left) and Amy Poehler (left) at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards

Mackenzie Watkins, Advertising Editor

January 9, 2016

  The new comedy “Sisters”, directed by Jason Moore, hit the big screens on December 18, 2015. This hilariously captivating film stars Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as two sisters, Maura and Kate,  with completely different personalities reconnect after they learn that their parents will be selling ...

Top 15 events in 2015 at El Modena

Top 15 events in 2015 at El Modena

Andrew Reina, El Mo News

January 8, 2016

El Modena wins $100,000 dollars from the State Farm Celebrate My Drive event Robotics goes to St. Louis from Nationals competition El Modena receives the Gold Ribbon Award Baseball makes the CIF playoffs: first time in two years. Benner leads students through Europe to see the Swiss Alps, Paris...

“Joy” to the World

Jennifer Lawrence stars in new movie

Christina Davenport, Media & Arts Editor

January 5, 2016

"Joy", which came out December 25, 2015, is inspired by true events, following the life of Italian-American Joy Mangano, the imaginative inventor of the Miracle Mop. Joy fights her way to success in the ruthless world of business, dealing with fraud, disappointment and personal financial struggle along...

Looking Toward the New Year

Many anticipate the upcoming year

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor

December 31, 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, people are beginning to reminisce about all that has happened this year.  It certainly has been groundbreaking, with the “dress debate,” Caitlyn Jenner, Donald Trump, and recently, the Miss Universe fiasco.  While we look back at what has happened this year, both globally...

Who Did It?

Who Did It?

Alexandra Christensen, Staff Writer

December 16, 2015

   The year is coming to an end but that does not mean imagination is. Literature is where one can get lost and put themselves into an adventure within a dramatic plot of an alternate reality. Some literature is similar to one another though, expressing the most popular story line people like to visi...

Pray for Paris

residents of paris mourning the deaths of loved ones

Jacqueline Palacios, Staff Writer

November 19, 2015

Last friday November 13, 2015 one hundred and twenty nine people died in Paris due to a bombing from Isis. The tragedy has left millions of people in shock praying for those who have lost loved ones in the bombing. The police killed two of the suspects and they believe one of the them was Abdelhamid...

Having a Perspective on Happiness

Embracing every situation life has to offer.

Fatima Shamsi, Online Manager

September 8, 2015

Merriam-Webster’s definition of the word happiness is “the state of being happy.” But what does happiness mean to us as individuals?   Senior Jessica Oh describes the feeling almost perfectly. She states, “Happiness is a state of mind where I am content with life.” Most of us will ...

Guidance is the Key

Teachers guide students to help them succeed and find their passions in life

Christina Davenport, Staff Writer

May 21, 2015

   Teachers can transform a mind in less than a year, completely change a student’s outlook, their work ethic, their future. Although many efforts remain under the radar, teachers at El Mo greatly impact the lives of students and ultimately strive to do so. Their goal is not to impress, not to be ...

Tori’s Tips to Surviving High School

Tori's Tips to Surviving High School

Tori Nguyen, Photographer

May 20, 2015

You’ve probably heard this a million times before, but it never hurts to hear it one more time: high school goes by in the blink of an eye. There are many ups and downs that you encounter throughout the years that could either make you or break you, so all of this is advice that I have attained throughout...

How Long Was I Asleep?

Maria Minnella, Staff Writer

May 15, 2015

   Well, I was unprepared, scared, kind of lost, and a little deranged. It was a hot day in August and I just began my freshman year. I had pretty much been thrown into the rancid mouth that is high school. Four years later, I’m finally digesting. So, as my time as a child expires and I get pushed ...

It’s Only Teenage Wasteland

Looking through old pictures and remembering how it used to be.

Jenevieve Haug, Media & Arts Editor

May 15, 2015

I feel like I have been waiting months for my senior year to begin. It has been a roller coaster that only goes up. Now, with my final days fleeting, I barely have time in between school and work and sleep to reflect upon four of the most character shaping years of my life. This roller coaster is finally...

And So It Goes

And So It Goes

Denisse Brito, Editor-In-Chief

May 15, 2015

Charles Dickens can sum up the past two years of my life better than I can: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” I met the love of my life. I lost my cousin. I went from planning a future with a guy who I choose to refer to as “Jean Claude Donne” to becoming the queen of...

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