Farewell Mrs. Kim

Morgan Hill and Daphne Marsters

February 3, 2020

     As winter break came to a close, students returned to school to find out that one of their beloved teachers had accepted a new position at Villa Park. Mrs. Kim had worked at El Modena for five and a half years teaching English, Creative Writing, AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), ...

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...

Anti-bullying Month

Daphne Marsters, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

   Schools nationwide raise awareness for bullying every month of October, and El Modena is no exception. From October 7 to October 11, students are unified by participating in activities such as color-code dress days, writing positive messages on the sidewalk, and attending the feeder school foo...

New Kids on the Block

Daphne Marsters, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

   With each school year comes new and interesting clubs that add to the wide range of El Modena’s student community. Some of Elmo’s newest members are worth consideration.    Wizards of the Coast is a club dedicated to magical games like “Magic: The Gathering” and “Dungeons and D...

Ben Hepner Jumps into School Record

Ben Hepner Jumps into School Record

Angel De Rosas, Sports Editor

April 19, 2017

El modena’s track and field team for years has produced some top athletes. Last year the jumps team saw freshman Ben Hepner dominate in the boys varsity 110m hurdles, long jump, and triple jump.   As a freshman hepner competed at the varsity level making his way into the school record books. Hepner ...

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...

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...

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;...

Helpful Homecoming Fashion Tips

Typical homecoming dress options.

Kara Perkins, El Mo News Editor

October 11, 2016

Keep in mind that you are there to dance, so bring extra shoes that you will be comfortable in Girls tend to wear short dresses instead of long ones, because the gym is always hot this time of year Bring a clutch or a small bag to hold all necessary items, such as your school id Match y...

Think Pink

El Modena Staff poses at last year's Walk for the Cure

Kara Perkins, El Mo News Editor

September 27, 2016

Breast cancer awareness month is quickly approaching, beginning on October 1st and ending on October 31st. This campaign each year is used to promote awareness of breast cancer and ways that women can prevent getting the disease early on. Many different schools and foundations, such as the Susan G. ...

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