The Truth on Facemasks

Daphne Marsters, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

   Several countries are making the face mask common practice. However, here in the U.S., the recommendation is inconsistent. Several government agents say the mask is voluntary and doesn’t provide the protection most expect, however, the CDC recommends a cloth mask in public, especially when soci...

New Upgrades Coming to Campus

El Modena Swimming Pool

Ashley Lewis, Photographer

February 3, 2020

Fred Kelly Stadium Fred Kelly has been in construction since last April and the construction crew are well on their way to completing the new stadium. The new stadium featuring new bleachers, locker rooms, and bathrooms is set to be ready in the next few months. Solar Panels Solar panels are planned to be install...

Academic Showcase

Daphne Marsters, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

  While most schools host an open house in which the students’ work has the spotlight, El Mo offers an academic showcase, with the programs as the highlight. Teachers use their time to advertise their classes and give parents information on their programs.    In the cafeteria, there was a presenta...

Orange Tree Lighting

The performers held fake candles at the event

Natalia Huanosto, Front Editor

December 11, 2017

The El Modena Chambers Choir and seniors in the El Mo Vocal Music Department performed with Orange High School’s Choir on December 3rd. The Tree Lighting is an annual ceremony in which these groups perform for hundreds of local Orange citizens. This year was the 23rd annual Tree Ligthung Ceremony,...

4×4 Schedule: What is it?

The traditional schedule versus the new 4x4 schedule

Markus Albihn, Front Editor

March 10, 2017

   Recently, a majority of teachers approved the implementation of the new four-by-four (4x4) schedule. Many new and returning students as well as parents do not fully understand the ramifications of this change.      Each school day will now consist of four ninety-minute periods rather tha...

Artist of the Year Nominee: Xavier Williams

Xavier Williams smiles for the camera.

Markus Albihn, Front Editor

March 2, 2017

Xavier Williams is a senior who was nominated for the O.C Register's artist of the year by Mrs. Mull. Xavier submitted a segment of the EMTV's series "What in the world is going on with...".  Xavier is an extremely dedicated student to the art of film; he is a huge part of the EMTV program taking p...

Women in Music

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Markus Albihn, Front Editor

February 16, 2017

In the male-dominated music industry of the 20th century, it was a difficult task to publish music and get your voice heard as a woman. But even so, many women overcame the difficulties presented and became some of the most well-known names in music.  Nowadays, women are no stranger to the music industry; thank...

Series of Unfortunate Events [Review]

Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf

Markus Albihn, Front Editor

January 17, 2017

  The new Netflix original series, “Series of Unfortunate Events”, based upon the Daniel Handler book series of the same name features headline actors such as Patrick Warburton who plays Lemony Snicket, the series’ narrator, and Neil Patrick Harris who plays the dastardly Count Olaf. It also ...

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...

Measure S Passed

One of the signs used to show support of Measure S

Markus Albihn, Front Editor

November 10, 2016

After a very well-fought campaign filled with lawn signs, precinct walks, and phone banking, on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016, it was made official that Measure S was passed with a whopping 60.8% of voters in favor of it. Measure S is a bond measure allowing all of the Orange Unified School District...

Why We Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Change?

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Markus Albihn, Front Page Editor

November 3, 2016

Change, by definition, is "the act or instance of making or becoming different." The biggest fear for a lot of people is change (the fear of change is called "Metathesiophobia"). These people are otherwise comfortable in their concurrent lives of incessant drollness. I was one of these people for quite...

EMTV’s Second Movie Night: Preview

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Markus Albihn, Front Editor

October 12, 2016

The Vanguard Media department is hosting their second movie night of this year on Saturday, October 15th at 6:30 P.M. They are showing the 1988 film "Beetlejuice" starring Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O'Hara, Winona Ryder and Michael Keaton. The film was directed by Tim Burton;...

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