• 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

Frontline

Lime Crime Controversy

Lime Crime Controversy

Tori Nguyen, Photographer

April 21, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

Lime Crime is a well-known makeup brand run by founder, Xenia Vorotova also known as Doe Deere, who gained her fame by featuring unique lipstick colors such as shades of blues, orange, greens, etc. The brand was started in 2004 and since then there has been many scandals revolving around it. Recently,...

A Revolutionary Test: APUSH Controversy

A Revolutionary Test: APUSH Controversy

Christina Davenport, Staff Writer

March 11, 2015


Filed under Focus, Showcase

Ever since the initial course revision in 2014, controversy has swept the nation regarding the new APUSH course. Some believe the new curriculum belittles American achievement and highlights the flaws, others, believe it exposes the truth. Conservatives critique the new course, believing that...

Controversial Clothing

Controversial Clothing

Tori Nguyen, Photographer

February 11, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

Urban Outfitters has yet again released a clothing item that received quite a lot of negative feedback. This item is claimed to resemble the uniforms that the prisoners wore during the Holocaust. Gay prisoners were identified with a pink triangle. The ADL took action and e-mailed Urban Outfitters: "'Whethe...

Give Gays Equality

Give Gays Equality

Tori Nguyen, Photographer

January 11, 2015


Filed under Feature

There has always been controversy over displaying same-sex couples on the media, for fear of "influencing the way certain individuals think", but lately more companies have been adding them to their advertisements, adding a sense of diversity and acceptance. Tiffany & Co.™ is one example of a brand...

Our Biggest Concern

Our Biggest Concern

Hannah Sutherland, Online Manager

December 31, 2014


Filed under Columns, Showcase

Considering the heightened tension in America’s current social climate, I’m surprised people have even concerned themselves with Justin Bieber. With violent protests occurring in all corners of the country fighting for racial justice, Justin Bieber’s hair is, frankly, small potatoes and should stay that way…for good.

Sony’s and Microsoft’s Christmas Presents

Sony’s and Microsoft’s Christmas Presents

Michael Hill, Staff Writer

December 26, 2014


Filed under Media&Arts

On Christmas Eve, a hacker group known as “Lizard Squad” launched a DDoS attack on Sony and Xbox's servers, crashing them indefinitely. The motives of this attack are partially clear, due to the fact that this attack might be tied with Sony's release of “The Interview”, which caused controversy...

Overrated Music Remains Overrated, Underrated Music Remains Underrated

Overrated Music Remains Overrated, Underrated Music Remains Underrated

Denisse Brito, Editor-In-Chief

December 25, 2014


Filed under Columns

The Grammy's has officially released their nominees for the 57th annual event. The nominees are very pop dominated, as most of these nominees are new entertainers to the music world. Song of the Year nominees include singers Hozier (Take me to Church), Sia (Chandelier), Sam Smith (Stay With Me), Meghan...

Race and Representation in Film

Race and Representation in Film

Michael Hill, Staff Writer

December 18, 2014


Filed under Columns, Showcase

Representation of people of color has always been an issue in the film industry. Actors of color have less of a priority of being casted for a role that requires an ethnic role. For example, “Exodus: Gods and Kings” casts Christian Bale as an Egyptian, despite the fact that he is caucasian. Egyptians...

The Michael Brown Misunderstanding

The Michael Brown Misunderstanding

Hannah Sutherland, Online Manager

December 15, 2014


Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, Showcase

...let’s take a look into the life of Michael Brown. The 6’4”-tall, 292-pound man was no stranger to the justice system, possessing a string of juvenile crimes ranging from domestic violence to gang affiliation. And, people seem to forget that on the day of his shooting, he and his friend, Dorian Johnson, were captured on camera strong-arm robbing a convenience store and physically assaulting the store’s owner.

The student news site of El Modena High School
controversies