Stephen King’s Symbolism

Revelstoke Sanz, Style Editor

October 9, 2017

Throughout Stephen King’s long, prosperous career in terrifying children through both literature and film, he has managed to change the way people perceive and experience fear. From blood-covered prom queens to shape shifting clowns, King uses many forms of symbolism to enhance character and story...

You Are What You Read

Fatima Shamsi, Online Manager

June 16, 2016

Reading has always been an integral part of my life. Thanks to my mother, the belief that reading will lead to a better future has been instilled in my mind for as long as I can remember. I do not recall a point in my life where I never picked up a book, but I vividly recall the first time I did. It...

Partying is Such Sweet Sorrow

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer

April 12, 2016

It is only appropriate to commemorate the life of an extraordinary man during his month of birth. By possibly the 23rd of April this year, William Shakespeare would have reached his 452nd birthday. "Age, with his stealing steps, hath clawed me in his clutch," he would say. Although so many years have...

Merciful Darkness

Merciful Darkness

Mackenzie Watkins, Advertising Editor

April 10, 2016

I became what I am today at the age of twelve, the past claws its way out. My past of unatoned sins, knees drawn to my chest, I was the snake in the grass, the monster in the lake. Blameless blue, blinding white, I felt his glare on me like the heat of a blistering sun. Let’s fly. The...

The Brother I Always Never Had

The Brother I Always Never Had

Everett Earl, Photographer

March 31, 2016

The winter of 1975 I remember the precise moment That was a long time ago Its wrong You can burry it The past claws its way out There is a way to be good again - Hassan Face like a Chinese doll Harelip smile Never denied me anything Always took the blame Hazaras Hassan’s people - Hassan and...

Words from the Heart of Experience

Poised and Powerful: Elisa Hernandez's beautifully captured poem, as listed in the article and posted on Instagram.

Jordan Cowdell, Front Editor

March 10, 2016

Frontline: How long have you been writing poetry? Elisa Hernandez: I began writing poetry in middle school. I first discovered my love for poetry while taking a creative writing class at OCHSA. I had an amazing and inspirational teacher named Mr. Peters who later moved to Spain with his wife. Aft...

Losing a Literary Legend

President George W. Bush awards Lee with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor

February 28, 2016

Harper Lee, one of the most well-known American authors of the twentieth  century, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 19 at her home in Monroeville, Alabama.  She was eighty-nine years old. Her first book, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” is a literary masterpiece.  Published in 1960 when she...

The Benefits of Reading

Scarlet Edwards, Staff Writer

February 24, 2016

 As a high school student, most time is taken up by schoolwork, sports, or extracurriculars. This leaves very little free time to do as you please. Teens typically spend their free time multitasking between the Internet, texting, and sometimes homework. Hardly anyone thinks to pick up a book, whic...

From Current To Classic

From Current To Classic

Scarlet Edwards, Staff Writer

December 15, 2015

  With the literary world moving so fast, it’s hard to imagine any books sticking around long enough to become classics. Even so, it’s bound to happen with some book. What piece of literature could be this generation’s “Gone With the Wind”?   A classic is typically characterized t...

Books For Break

Books For Break

Scarlet Edwards, Staff Writer

December 2, 2015

Winter break means a multitude of things for students. Whether you plan on relaxing at home or travelling somewhere distant, they both entail an abundance of free time. What better way could there be to spend that time than reading a book series? The 'Mara Dyer' trilogy, by Michelle Hodkin, is a fantastic...

An Erudite Individual

Ms. Mull smiles brightly for Frontline

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer

November 18, 2015

Ms. Mull has expanded the artistic development of El Modena in many significant ways. Her spirit, creativity, and intelligence provides students with an uplifting environment and Renaissance-like learning experience. Frontline has the privilege of interviewing this sagacious teacher in order to unco...

Judging books before they have covers?

Harper Lee's

Christina Davenport, Staff Writer

February 18, 2015

July 14th, Harper Lee’s unexpected book “Go Set a Watchman” will hit the shelves. The publication of “Go set a Watchman”, which was actually written before Lee’s classic “To Kill a Mockingbird”, remains under dispute. Can it follow her first published masterpiece? Harper Lee’s writing...

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