The 2017 Flu: Nothing to Sneeze at

The 2017 Flu: Nothing to Sneeze at

Bobby Almand, Sports Editor

January 23, 2018

The 2017 flu season was one of the worst in recent history. In Australia alone, the number of documented cases doubled since the previous year. There aren’t many stats on the American flu season yet, but preliminary reports don’t look good. To understand why, one needs to explore the virus itself....

Marteen is heating up with his new single, “Sriracha”

Marteen promoting his new single

Jenny Hamburg, Ads and Distribution Editor/ Photographer

October 17, 2017

     Marteen Estevez is a 16 year-old from the Bay Area.  Music has been a major part of his life from a young age. Born to a Colombian dad and American mom, his parents always encouraged him to pursue his passion for music. Marteen began learning classical piano at just ten years-old. He also wo...

Under the Lights with Josh Smith

Senior TE/ILB, #12 Josh Smith, playing at the Segerstrom Game

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 ...

A RUNderful Cross Country Season

Senior Hannah Habibi at a race with other varsity girls on September 29,2016.

Lauren De Moor, Staff Writer

August 28, 2017

One of El Modena’s returning cross country girls, Hannah Habibi, shares her thoughts on the upcoming year and reflects on past seasons as a varsity team member.   Frontline: How will this year be different from last year? Hannah Habibi: “This year will be different from the previous ye...

Hustle, Hit. Never Quit

Senior TE/DT Luke Dunham (#80) with Sophomore DB/WR Andrew Tierney (#29) and Sophomore OL/DL Zack Dunham (#60)

Alyssa Tierney, Online Manager

August 27, 2017

Luke Dunham is here to answer why 1,085,272 high school students played tackle football in the 2015-2016 school year. Frontline: You’ve played Vanguard Football for three years. What makes this upcoming season different? Luke Dunham: I’m a senior this year, and it will be my last season ...

All You Need is a Door

My first visit to San Francisco was on a road trip with my best friend and her dad freshman year and I fell in love with the city.

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

May 31, 2017

To be cliche, people like to say that when one door closes, another door opens. When you do not end up doing what you want to do, what you've been working for or hoping for, there is always another opportunity waiting for you. Five years ago, I fell in love with travel when I went to Europe. Since t...

I Got By With a Little Help From My Friends

People I adore.

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

May 31, 2017

 I was never big on school dances, Spirit Week celebrations, or assemblies. I loathed waking up early, pulling all nighters for school work, or just the simple task of having to spend 7 to 8 hours of my life every day in a classroom. High school is a strange thing. You love it without knowing you lo...

Lipstick and Rock & Roll

Located in Cleveland, Ohio, the museum features beautiful guitars in front of a glass pyramid

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

May 31, 2017

How is it that iconic female musicians like Cher, Nina Simone, and Stevie Nicks, among many more, have not been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?   On the 2016 list of nominations for the 2017 Rock Hall, there were only two female nominees, Janet Jackson and Chaka Khan. All of the i...

90’s and Now

NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 25:  HILVERSUM  Photo of Kurt COBAIN and NIRVANA, Kurt Cobain recording in Hilversum Studios, playing Takamine acoustic guitar. His suicide was one of the most rattling deaths of the 90s.

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

May 31, 2017

 They say that everything old becomes new again, and the saying has not been more obvious than in the past few years as we have seen grunge, 90s TV shows, and scrunchies come back with a vengeance.    Could it be that our generation, with the majority of us born in the mid-to-late 90s, are in love wit...

The Heart of Education

Photo via Wikimedia under creative commons license.

Markus Albihn, Front Editor

May 10, 2017

Around the age of five or six, one enters the new world of learning associated with elementary school. They meet a man or woman who has made it their purpose to spread knowledge to every youthful, voracious mind they meet.   They’re taught the alphabet, the glories of sharing, the skill of reading, a...

Beauty, Brains, and Bravery

Emma Watson

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

April 25, 2017

You know her as the belovedly bossy Hermoine and, recently, the caring heroine, Belle, in “Beauty and the Beast”. However, Emma Watson is more than just an actress. She is an activist, feminist, and a role model.   She has starred in many movies since the end of Harry Potter, graduated from...

Results of El Modena’s Wednesday Track Meet

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor

April 21, 2017

Yesterday, El Modena’s Track team went against El Dorado for their last meet of the season. The meet ended up in favor of El Dorado with their team winning four of the six team rankings. Each level of the El Modena women’s team lost their events. The varsity team had combined total of 60 points ...

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