See You on the Flip Side

Brian Fallon of the Gaslight Anthem at the El Rey on 4/6/18.
Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor June 7, 2018
"You know, people get married, people get divorced, people die, people don't die, people get all kinds of problems, they lose jobs but still, we keep the records going at night. And, you know, 33 rpm: life's not so bad at that speed." - Brian Fallon

Stud of the Month: Vanessa Carroll

Vanessa Carroll mid-air whilst doing a grand jeté at the Fall Sports Assembly on September 22, 2017 (Photo via Matthew Cortez).
Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor October 30, 2017

As the Collaborative Technology Program’s junior class president, Vanguard Dance Company’s co-captain, and competitive dancer at South Coast Performing Arts, junior Vanessa Carroll finds a harmonious...

El Modena named “Best OC Public School 2017”

Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor September 13, 2017

   Commencing the 2017-2018 school year, El Modena was named “Parenting OC” Magazine Editor's Choice Best Public School 2017. An award presented to El Modena from the editors of “Parenting OC”...

Dear Mrs. Jansen and Mrs. Werner

(Top to bottom) Mrs. Jansen and Mrs. Werner smile for their official staff photos.
Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor May 26, 2017

Mrs. Jansen began teaching at El Modena in 1998, and over a span of nineteen years has graced the Language Department by teaching multiple languages: German 1/2/3/4/AP, Spanish 1, English 9, and Beginning...

NHS Board Positions

One of the various NHS (National Honor Society) logos.
Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor April 27, 2017

   Receiving the ability to participate in NHS through community service, leadership, and a minimum 3.5 grade average showcases the top achieving students within El Modena. Students like junior Julianna...

Social Distortion at Fox Theatre Pomona

Social Distortion composed of Mike Ness, Jonny Wickersham, Brent Harding, David Hidalgo Jr., and David Kalish.
Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor April 7, 2017

   Social Distortion is a folk punk band formed by Mike “Sick Boy” Ness in Fullerton, California in 1978. The band along with the Adolescents and Agent Orange shaped the punk scene in Orange County...

Why Join Journalism?

Issue One of
Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor March 17, 2017

Journalism is a daily class responsible for composing El Modena’s monthly newspaper and student news website Frontline. This team of sophomores, juniors, and seniors thrives off of the community and...

AP Testing: College Credit or Collateral Chaos

Statistics regarding the amount of students who participated in 2013 AP testing (Photo via Wikipedia under the Creative Commons License).
Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor March 3, 2017

Expo marker notes cover the whiteboard like a hailstorm of knowledge. Next to a Mount Everest sized stack of scribbled papers. A gush of wind hits as review books rapidly turn, and zombie like expressions...

The Evolution of Coachella

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California (Photo Via Flickr under the Creative Commons License).
Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor February 17, 2017

   Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California showcases an eclectic mix of both mainstream and indie artists and musicians during two consecutive weekends in mid-spring.   This...

Vanguard Dance Company and Vizion Crew Place Third

Makenna Snow's lyrical small group (left to right): Vanessa Carroll, Mia Vasquez, Sophia Pracilio, Christian B., Kaylee Nguyen, and Kayle Solis
Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor February 12, 2017

   At West Coast Elite hosted by Beckman High School, Vanguard Dance Company and Vizion Crew came in tow with four dances ranging from lyrical to hip hop. The team's big wins of the night included the...

Bold, Brave and Bubbly Brandt

A plethora of students protest Donald Trump outside of the White House (Photo via Wikipedia under the Creative Commons License)
Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor January 20, 2017

“I have been teaching for a bit now, and every year a student or two asks me, ‘Ms. Brandt, what was the defining moment of your generation?’  My response, ‘9/11.’  Their response validates...

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