The Heart of Education

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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...

A Life Changing Event


Clarissa Covarrubias, Online Manager

January 30, 2017

A life changing moment can occur in many different ways at different times of life. In my experience, I always thought that a life changing event occurred when you lost a loved one or when your best friend moved to a different state. Those are the types of changes that one may have a challenge to han...

College Classes offered at El Mo in the Spring

American Sign Language and other courses offered at SCC

Clarissa Covarrubias, Online Manager

January 23, 2017

Santiago Canyon College is once again offering multiple beneficial courses at local high schools that are within the Orange Unified School District. This is an opportunity for students to get the feel of what college is like. The Career Advanced Placement (CAP) Program is designed specifically for...

From Calculus to Choreography

First place winners at the fifth annual Dancing with the Teacher after their victory

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

December 10, 2016

For weeks the El Modena campus was covered in a plethora of everything from flyers to pins to advertise the fifth annual Dancing with the Teachers, with the suspenseful tagline of, “Who will win?” We can now proclaim that calculus teacher Ms. Lissner alongside Megan Formanowicz and Sophia Pracil...

The Origins of American High School

High School Football team in the 1940's

Zach Saldivar, Online Manager

September 19, 2016

The first public school in the United States was the Boston Latin School, founded in 1635. That school is still in existence today, and is ranked at 51 of the top 100 High Schools in the country. In the 20th century many High Schools had an entrance examination, which only allowed roughly five percent...

A Piece of the Peace Corps

A Piece of the Peace Corps

Presley Lozano, Style Editor

January 29, 2016

With the masses of students, faces, and limited time high school and every-day life provides, it is hard to develop relationships with our peers and teachers at times. Sometimes, we do not discover even the most reputable facts about our teachers and influencers; therefore we cannot fully appreciate...

Chronic Cost of College

Though college tuition is high, the experience you gain is worth it.

Fatima Shamsi, Online Manager

November 11, 2015

Most seniors and juniors in high school are planning on attending college because they believe that education leads to a better future. This notion is well proven and true, but does the price tag of college matter in regards to each individual’s future? Each decision in life comes with a price, and...

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