• 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

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Going For the Gold

Going For the Gold

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor

February 10, 2016


Filed under El Mo News, Showcase

Few people can manage multiple AP classes and a load of extracurricular activities.  Sophomore Julianna Janes is the exception. Janes is involved in French Club, Environmental Club, and volleyball.  She is also vice president of the sophomore class and is involved in her church’s youth group. ...

Kill them with Kindness

Kill them with Kindness

Jessica Cedillo, Photographer

January 12, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized

Frontline: What is PAL? Jessica Curiel: “PAL is a peer helping program that seeks to help out other students. The peer based assistance provided through PAL is designed help out students who are going through something difficult in life or just need someone to talk to; Such as being bullied, suic...

Celebrating Our Drive

Celebrating Our Drive

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor

December 13, 2015


Filed under El Mo News, Showcase

El Modena students have pledged to drive two and two: two hands on the wheel and two eyes on the road.  This pledge has not only taught new drivers to be cautious, but it has won our school $100,000. State Farm hosts Celebrate My Drive, a campaign that spreads the message of safe driving for teenagers. ...

A Tale of Two Teams

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor

December 2, 2015


Filed under El Mo News

Two years ago, the El Modena Mock Trial team lost every single competition. This year, Team Cardinal not only won the majority of the competitions, but they moved on to be one of the top sixteen teams in Orange County. This year has brought many changes for the team.  The team has doubled, forming...

Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor

November 18, 2015


Filed under El Mo News, Feature, Showcase

Drama’s fall production, “12 Angry Jurors,” is a fresh take on Reginald Rose’s “12 Angry Men.”  The plot revolves around a jury trying to decide whether a young man is guilty of murdering his father.  The play tackles social issues that are just as relevant as they were when it was written...

El Modena Football recap

El Modena Football recap

Andrew Reina, El Mo News

November 8, 2015


Filed under Sports

The last three games of the Vanguards schedule would prove to be their biggest challenge yet. The second to last week in October, the Vanguards looked at their schedule and saw rival Canyon, who they would need to beat to be crowned league champion, a scrappy Brea Olinda team, and El Dorado. El Modena...

The First Vanguard Bards

The First Vanguard Bards

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor

November 4, 2015


Filed under El Mo News, Showcase

Tonight began what will soon become a tradition for poets at El Modena.  Tonight was the first poetry reading held by the Vanguard Bards. The Vanguard Bards, created by Ms. Mull in conjunction with the Literary Magazine, is not a club on campus.  Rather, it is an event that invites El Modena studen...

The Curse of the AP Kids

The Curse of the AP Kids

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor

September 30, 2015


Filed under Columns

  Recently, I read an article written by a former El Modena student titled, “Why Honors Kids Fail at Dating.”  The author wrote that honors kids have love lives that are practically inexistent and “are the most romantically repressed people alive.”   I know that this is a huge generalizat...

The Top Crew on Campus

The Top Crew on Campus

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor

September 16, 2015


Filed under El Mo News, Showcase

Starting high school can seem challenging.  New students can often feel intimidated by teachers, classmates, and homework.  That’s where Vanguard Crew comes in. Vanguard Crew is a club dedicated to helping freshmen adjust to high school.  The club pairs freshmen with older mentors and hosts activities...

Look on the Green Side

Look on the Green Side

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor

August 28, 2015


Filed under El Mo News

“We need to take care of our earth and our community.  If we don’t, we make our own future a less desirable place to live.  We have to start somewhere, and our campus is the best place.” At least, senior Amy Fernandez believes so.  After taking AP Environmental Science with Ms. Kung, Fernan...

Guidance is the Key

Guidance is the Key

Christina Davenport, Staff Writer

May 21, 2015


Filed under Focus, Showcase

   Teachers can transform a mind in less than a year, completely change a student’s outlook, their work ethic, their future. Although many efforts remain under the radar, teachers at El Mo greatly impact the lives of students and ultimately strive to do so. Their goal is not to impress, not to be ...

Being an Observer

Being an Observer

Denisse Brito, Editor-In-Chief

April 9, 2015


Filed under Editor's Picks, Feature, Music

“I like shooting vignettes. I go to a public place like the beach or a forest with no particular story line in mind. I like to tell a story by being an observer,” says senior Henrik Albihn about his art. As the director of photography for EMTV, Albihn shoots and directs portions of the episo...

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