My Thank You to El Modena High School

Melissa Tea, Online Manager/Staff Writer

June 3, 2020

Dear Staff, Teachers, and Students at El Modena High School, Thank you so much for my four years here at El Modena High School. I appreciate everyone for my time here. To all the staff, thank you for always being there for not only me but all the students on campus to keep us safe and organized. ...

Dance Rules

Dance Rules

Jenny Hamburg, Ads and Distribution Editor/ Photographer

January 23, 2018

   Winter formal is coming up on February 3rd at Fête the Venue in Costa Mesa and there are a few important things students need to remember. When one arrives to the dance, one must show his/her student ID to be admitted. The doors will close 90 minutes after the dance has begun, and no students will...

I Got By With a Little Help From My Friends

People I adore.

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

May 31, 2017

 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...

Dear Mrs. Jansen and Mrs. Werner

(Top to bottom) Mrs. Jansen and Mrs. Werner smile for their official staff photos.

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

May 26, 2017

Mrs. Jansen began teaching at El Modena in 1998, and over a span of nineteen years has graced the Language Department by teaching multiple languages: German 1/2/3/4/AP, Spanish 1, English 9, and Beginning English and Reading. Intermingled with her role as a teacher, Mrs. Jansen also acts as an Academ...

El Modena Dance Showcase

VDC and VC at Disneyland: (left to right) Kyle P., Justis Pearce, Dorian McHenry, Kayle Solis, Donna Gaytan, Francisco Flores, Julia Atkinson, Sophia Pracillio, Hayley Hoey, Mia Vasquez, Megan Formancowiz, Avery Miles, Kaylee Nguyen, Isabella Perez, Vanessa Carroll, Lilia Bour, Kate Ayala, Alyssa Farnsworth, Ashley Ramynke, Stela Martinez, Christian Bernard, Israel Rios, and Troy Nishimoto.

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

May 5, 2017

The aroma of hairspray, blinding lights, and twirling costumes can only mean one thing—the El Modena Dance Showcase is just around the corner. The yearly event showcases dance routines performed throughout the 2016-2017 school year at assemblies and competitions, and features projects on the art of...

Results of El Modena’s Wednesday Track Meet

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor

April 21, 2017

Yesterday, El Modena’s Track team went against El Dorado for their last meet of the season. The meet ended up in favor of El Dorado with their team winning four of the six team rankings. Each level of the El Modena women’s team lost their events. The varsity team had combined total of 60 points ...

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 ...

Social Distortion at Fox Theatre Pomona

Social Distortion composed of Mike Ness, Jonny Wickersham, Brent Harding, David Hidalgo Jr., and David Kalish.

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

April 7, 2017

   Social Distortion is a folk punk band formed by Mike “Sick Boy” Ness in Fullerton, California in 1978. The band along with the Adolescents and Agent Orange shaped the punk scene in Orange County during the late 1970s into the mid 1990s, while influencing bands in the paralleling Los Angeles...

Julia the Muppet: Autism and Acceptance

Julia and her puppeteer, Stacey Gordon, during filming of the forty-seventh season of

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

March 31, 2017

   “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...

Why Join Journalism?

Issue One of

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

March 17, 2017

Journalism is a daily class responsible for composing El Modena’s monthly newspaper and student news website Frontline. This team of sophomores, juniors, and seniors thrives off of the community and creativity of El Mo to bring update to date and insightful news to the students’ and faculty’s attent...

AP Testing: College Credit or Collateral Chaos

Statistics regarding the amount of students who participated in 2013 AP testing (Photo via Wikipedia under the Creative Commons License).

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

March 3, 2017

Expo marker notes cover the whiteboard like a hailstorm of knowledge. Next to a Mount Everest sized stack of scribbled papers. A gush of wind hits as review books rapidly turn, and zombie like expressions of  distress can be heard through the school halls. This horror scene becomes  reality during...

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...

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