Frontline

Behind The Scenes

Daphne Marsters, Staff Writer

June 3, 2020

   Here at El Modena, we are lucky to be the only high school with a full-day theatre program in Orange Unified. Unfortunately, a large chunk of the student body is unaware of how the class functions and what it does, aside from the few advertising posters scattered across campus. El Modena Frontl...

Tribute to FASE

Tribute to FASE

Melissa Tea, Online Manager/Staff Writer

May 9, 2020

“The janitors threw away our tinikling sticks!” I was dumbfounded by the news Dagny Parayao, Jessica Thi, and Emily Mai had delivered. What could be so important about 8 feet long bamboo poles? While a few lost sticks seem small, they were the center point of (FASE) Filipino Asian Student Education’...

Serving Up Memories

Serving Up Memories

Jacob Boyd, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

Throughout my two years at El Modena on the Boys Varsity Tennis team, I have looked forward to the last period of the day and even spending a significant amount of time after school practicing and playing matches with a group of people who share my passion for tennis. Although this year has been cut...

The Life of an Artist

The Life of an Artist

Daphne Marsters, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

   Maybe you’ve seen her at design or artist conventions with what looks to be Halloween-inspired art? Or maybe you’ve seen those creepy cool Christmas ornaments. You’ve seen her dressed up, but can’t quite place what character she is. Just who is this artist?   Frontline: What do you remember as your first experi...

Boyd Builds His Future

Boyd Builds His Future

Jacob Boyd, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

   When the end of summer approaches, most high school students anxiously await the start of a new school year, reluctantly giving up their video games and preparing their school supplies. However, circumstances were different with freshman Andrew Boyd. Boyd, soon to be a sophomore, sacrificed his firs...

Jocelyn Ha: Advocating for LGBTQ+

Jocelyn Ha: Advocating for LGBTQ+

Melissa Tea, Online Manager/Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

Personally knowing Jocelyn Ha, every morning when I walk through the door, she smiles brightly and greets me with a hug. She radiates so much energy from any corner of the room and in Chambers choir, she greets every student excitedly with either a hug or finger hearts. On a daily basis, Ha not only p...

Brian Mull: The Student Who Became the Coach

Joshua Pongco, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

    From teaching at Orange High School to coaching the Men’s Varsity tennis team at El Modena, coach Brian Mull always stays optimistic. “It’s just a little rushed, getting to Elmo, but no big deal,” he said. As for coaching at Elmo, this will be Mull’s fifth year. Not only is he coaching h...

Behind the Benner

Behind the Benner

Lily Mummert, Fringe Editor

March 12, 2020

   Mr. Benner is a teacher hundreds of students on campus can recall with one, two, or even a myriad of funny or fond memories throughout their time at El Modena, but his influence started long before any of these students were even a thought in their parents head.     When I sat down with this El Mo icon, ...

Nish Nguyen: An El Modena Fencing Phenom

Nish Nguyen: An El Modena Fencing Phenom

Jacob Boyd, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

Most high school students only hear the words, “foil,” “épée,” and “saber” in a movie or theater play, but do not personally relate to these French terms. However, to sophomore Nish Nguyen, these are his tools of expertise in a physically demanding and time-consuming sport.    Ngu...

Alexandria, an Actress and an Inspiration

Alex strikes a pose

Scarlett Adams, Copy Editor

March 12, 2020

Alexandria Mangrich, senior at El Modena High School, is closing in on her high school career as the second semester slowly begins to wind down. Yet Alex has been keeping busy with her involvement in the drama department on campus and in the social scene here at El Modena. Being a very outspoken and ...

Desde México Hasta Orange County

Desde México Hasta Orange County

Mia Gutierrez, Editor-In-Chief

March 12, 2020

Abigail Ramirez was born in the city of Garden Grove and lived there with her family for the first three years of her life. She later moved to Riverside, stayed there until age five when she left for Mexico with her parents and brother and stayed there for 10 years. Ramirez and her family moved to Mexico...

Theatre Takes Center Stage

Theatre Takes Center Stage

Daphne Marsters, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

   In front of the lockers of the 200s building, facing the parking lot, a spunky student with his own sense of style sets down his backpack and starts talking, his gestures, tone and expressions adding color to the conversation.    He recalls a children’s acting camp. Ryan Hutchins was around five year...

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