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Beauty at the Box Office

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor

March 16, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

On March 17, 2017, the Disney franchise will release a new re-imagined film of one of their classic tales, Beauty and the Beast. The 2017 version stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, and a plethora of talents among the two leads. The film adds to Disney’s collection of their class stor...

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...

Bernie for Balenciaga

Bernie for Balenciaga

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor

February 10, 2017


Filed under Style, Uncategorized

Remember Bernie Sanders the Vermont Senator with a presidential dream? Well, looks like the democratic darling has taken on a new role as the inspiration for Balenciaga’s Fall Winter collection. In January, male model strut up and down the runway decked out in Sanders inspired clothing, alterna...

All Smiles Over Here at the Echoplex

All Smiles Over Here at the Echoplex

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

February 8, 2017


Filed under Music, Showcase

Sunday February 5th, 2017, was full of fairies, weerdos, and moshing mayhem, but there were all smiles. The Echoplex in Los Angeles hosted The Garden with opening bands Wu Wu, Go Dreamer, and So Pitted. The concert was definitely an experience with all the bands being experimental in basis but completely differ...

The Growlers and the City Club

The Growlers and the City Club

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

January 31, 2017


Filed under Music, Showcase

The Growlers have a unique sound that has been labeled as “beach goth” which basically means a mix of garage, surf, and psychedelic rock. What is so intriguing about this relatively local band (having originating in Dana Point, California) is that their sound makes you feel morbidly optimistic, ...

EMTV and the Orange County Film Festival

EMTV and the Orange County Film Festival

Donavyn Suffel, Photographer

January 24, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

EMTV gets a nomination for Best PSA at OCFF 2017   On January 7, EMTV attended OCFF, the Orange County Film Festival. El Modena received one nomination for Best PSA at the Orange County Film Festival. The PSA, titled “A Change of Mind”, is an anti-drug PSA directed, written, produced, edited and s...

Glover and Gambino; A Dynamic Duo

Glover and Gambino; A Dynamic Duo

Samantha Venegas, Media & Arts Editor

January 20, 2017


Filed under Media&Arts, Music

Donald Glover and Childish Gambino have both taken over so many aspects of the entertainment industry, and they’re the same person. Whether you’re a fan of Glover’s acting or his musical pseudonym, Gambino, there’s no sign of his success in either industry ceasing. Donald Glover among other things, is a writ...

Series of Unfortunate Events [Review]

Series of Unfortunate Events [Review]

Markus Albihn, Front Editor

January 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Media&Arts

  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 ...

Mendes Madness

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor

January 13, 2017


Filed under Music, Uncategorized

Shawn Mendes, unlike most 18 year olds, has released two albums, both of which debuted number 1 on Billboard Top 200 and straight off the recent release of his sophomore album, “Illuminate”, he’s about to embark on the Illuminate World Tour. Mendes made his mark on an app called Vine, which recently anno...

My Winter Break Binge: Gilmore Girls

My Winter Break Binge: Gilmore Girls

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

January 11, 2017


Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

On November 25th, 2016, the Netflix Original series “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” was aired. Before that, however, there was the subtle hints of pictures with poptart and apple appetizers (before the pizza arrived, obviously) and large, steaming mugs of coffee. As someone who had never wat...

Must-Watch Netflix Original “The Crown”

Must-Watch Netflix Original “The Crown”

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

Based on the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II of Britain, Netflix Original The Crown follows a young Elizabeth (played by Claire Foy) as she adjusts to becoming Queen. The first season depicts the time from her marriage to Prince Philip (Matt Smith) in 1947 to 1955. Each episode is an hour with the first ...

“Hacksaw Ridge”

“Hacksaw Ridge”

Donavyn Suffel, Photographer

December 6, 2016


Filed under Media&Arts

"Hacksaw Ridge" is an excellent movie directed by Mel Gibson. The movie is based off of a true story about Desmond Doss's [Andrew Garfield] heroic exploits in WWII. He was a field medic that refused to carry or shoot any gun during the war. In the Battle of Okinawa, Desmond saved 75 soldiers and was...

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