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Berkeley Free Speech Week

Berkeley Free Speech Week

Colby Hurdle, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Focus, Showcase, Uncategorized

A conservative student publication called the Berkeley Patriot organized Free Speech Week on the Berkeley campus, set for September 24-September 27, 2017. Upon announcement of the event, the predominant liberal student population of Berkeley sparked an outrage. Berkeley arranged for heavy-hitting conservative...

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 ...

An End to the Six Seconds

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor

October 27, 2016


Filed under Media&Arts, Uncategorized

Today, Twitter announced they would be shutting down Vine, an application millions of users created 6 second videos with. However those who’ve heard the news, don’t seem too concerned. While Vine’s easy to navigate app and countless amount of 6 second clips are enjoyable enough to stay on the app for ...

Stop Clowning

Stop Clowning

James Joslyn, Photographer

October 5, 2016


Filed under Showcase

Right in time for Halloween things are beginning to get spooky.   All over social media people have been posting videos of creepy clowns walking through dark streets. Not scared yet? At La Veta Elementary, not too far from El Modena, there was a reported clown sighting behind the school. Wh...

In Case You Missed It

Natalia Huanosto, Op/Ed Editor

September 5, 2016


Filed under Columns

The week can get very busy, leaving little time to catch up on current events. Here's some of biggest headlines this week.   Mother Teresa was declared a saint by the Roman Catholic Church early Sunday morning in Vatican City. This is nineteen years after her passing.  The FBI has released...

Opening the Doors to Change

Opening the Doors to Change

Jacqueline Palacios, Staff Writer

March 31, 2016


Filed under Showcase

Sea World one of the most well known amusement parks in San Diego California has decided to make a big change for the upcoming year of 2017. The park decided on this change recently due to the pressure they get from animal right groups wanting the park to free the main attractions that they are known...

The Advancement in Science Today is Our Future Tomorrow

The Advancement in Science Today is Our Future Tomorrow

Jacqueline Palacios, Staff Writer

March 3, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized

Science has come a long way to this day to the point were scientist can now genetically modify the lives of new coming babies. In a recent study scientist have recently proven that they can now modify new coming babies to be what you can call " Designer Babies" this process is called CRISPR. Scientist...

Maddie and Tae

Maddie and Tae

Jacqueline Palacios, Staff Writer

October 17, 2015


Filed under Music, Showcase

Maddie and Tae's recent album "Start Here" was recently released on August 28th, 2015  and became a huge sensation along with the two best friends. The two country artists from Sugar Land Texas and Ada Oklahoma became best friends in 2014 because they had the same vocal coach. The two shared the s...

New logo for El Mo

New logo for El Mo

Justin Spitzer, Staff Writer

August 30, 2015


Filed under El Mo News

El Modena high school was looking to change up their old look from years before with a new logo for the school. This logo caught many students who attend El Mo off guard as there was no indication that the school would change their logo. As many students saw this new logo mixed feelings about how the...

Song of The Week: Peaches – In The Valley Below

Song of The Week: Peaches – In The Valley Below

Denisse Brito, Editor-In-Chief

May 7, 2015


Filed under Music

On the rise musicians In The Valley Below released a song titled "Peaches" a year ago and it has recently risen on the charts. In The Valley Below is an alternative band (some may consider it indie) and their sound is very unique. The song gives off a rustic feel yet the chorus is heavily composed of...

42 Days Until Graduation

42 Days Until Graduation

Denisse Brito, Editor-In-Chief

April 29, 2015


Filed under Feature

42 days until June 11, 2015. For the majority of the El Modena student bodies that means one thing: summer vacation. For seniors, June 11 means four years of hard work and long hours of college applications has finally paid off: graduation. It is hard to believe that graduation is right around the...

OUSD’s Clockwork Oranges Robotics team takes St. Louis

OUSD’s Clockwork Oranges Robotics team takes St. Louis

Hannah Sutherland, Online Manager

April 28, 2015


Filed under Editor's Picks, El Mo News

At the start of the competition, the Clockwork Oranges ranked first, but by the end of the twelve qualification rounds were ranked fifty-sixth, failing to qualify. Themed “Recycle Rush,” the task was to stack six totes and recycling containers. The team was made up of junior Steven Bell, seniors David Mendoza, Alice Bowie, and David Tu, and other OUSD students.

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