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Stud of the Month: Vanessa Carroll

Stud of the Month: Vanessa Carroll

Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Showcase, Sports

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 balance between academics and athletics amongst the chaos of life. Carroll began dancing at the...

Everything You Want to Know About Measure S

Jessica Corson, El Mo News Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under El Mo News, FrontlineFeed

  After Measure S was passed in November 2016, many Vanguards have wondered what renovations will occur, where they’ll take place, and when they’re breaking ground. In an interview with Frontline, Dr. Saxton answers these questions and responds to the many curiosities of the El Modena student bod...

Madam ASB President on the New Year

Madam ASB President on the New Year

Jessica Corson, El Mo News Editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Feature

     Embarking on her final year as a Vanguard, Aly Barraza reflects on the unforgettable experiences and valuable lessons she’s come across throughout her time at El Modena. Barraza speaks on her goals for the 2017-2018 school year and gives her perspective on how you can make your years at El M...

All You Need is a Door

All You Need is a Door

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

May 31, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

To be cliche, people like to say that when one door closes, another door opens. When you do not end up doing what you want to do, what you've been working for or hoping for, there is always another opportunity waiting for you. Five years ago, I fell in love with travel when I went to Europe. Since t...

I Got By With a Little Help From My Friends

I Got By With a Little Help From My Friends

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

May 31, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

 I was never big on school dances, Spirit Week celebrations, or assemblies. I loathed waking up early, pulling all nighters for school work, or just the simple task of having to spend 7 to 8 hours of my life every day in a classroom. High school is a strange thing. You love it without knowing you lo...

A look into the history of AP testing

A look into the history of AP testing

Zach Saldivar, Online Manager

April 24, 2017


Filed under Columns, Showcase

With AP testing right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to take a trip into the history books, and learn where this “life consuming” testing originated from.   The Ford Foundation created the Fund for the Advancement of Education. This was designed to study the overlap between...

Julia the Muppet: Autism and Acceptance

Julia the Muppet: Autism and Acceptance

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

March 31, 2017


Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

   “It’s just that Julia has autism. So sometimes it takes her a little longer to do things.” Elmo tells Big Bird as he educates his friend on the proper interaction with children with autism by creating acceptance of those with diverse mental and behavioral differences.   Julia the Muppet is a character in the...

4×4 Schedule: What is it?

4×4 Schedule: What is it?

Markus Albihn, Front Editor

March 10, 2017


Filed under El Mo News, Focus, Showcase

   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...

Luis Arreguin Heads Back to Track

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor

March 9, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

With spring sports now in full swing, athletes of all categories are aiming to win big. That’s no different for junior, Luis Arreguin, who’s returning to track for the third year in his high school career. Being in his junior year, Arreguin heads into the spring season with ambitions in hand. &nb...

Artist of the Year Nominee: Xavier Williams

Artist of the Year Nominee: Xavier Williams

Markus Albihn, Front Editor

March 2, 2017


Filed under Feature, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Media&Arts, Showcase

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

Women in Music

Markus Albihn, Front Editor

February 16, 2017


Filed under Music, Showcase

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...

Parayao Deciphers Personalities

Parayao Deciphers Personalities

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

February 4, 2017


Filed under Feature, Humans of El Modena (HOEM)

Roaming the halls of El Modena with a striped scarf and signature fedora, junior Kylan Parayao finds interest in discovering the personalities of his fellow students. Specifically the difference between introverts and extroverts, in which this hobby was sparked by his life as an introvert and his observant...

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