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Gwen Wodark? More like Gwen’s Good Art

Gwen Wodark? More like Gwen’s Good Art

Colby Hurdle, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under El Mo News, Feature, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Media&Arts, Showcase

  AP Environmental Science teacher Ms. Kung encouraged senior Gwen Wodark and fellow students to submit to the Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Program, which accepts projects from students as far as China and New Zealand. Wodark is gratefully surprised with her successful, and deserved silver award. Howeve...

Portugal. The Man

Portugal. The Man

Colby Hurdle, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


Filed under Audio, Media&Arts, Music, Showcase

Portland based band, "Portugal. The Man" released their latest album “Woodstock” on June 16, 2017. For their 2011 and 2013 albums, the band largely relied on an atmospheric, indie rock genre, to comfort their aimless lyrics such as “When I grow up, I wanna be a movie star or on TV.”   They ...

Hip-Hop Bop Picasso Baby

Hip-Hop Bop Picasso Baby

Colby Hurdle, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


Filed under Audio, Media&Arts, Music, Showcase

“Uh, I just want a Picasso in my casa,” the beginning of the second song on “Magna Carta… Holy Grail,” begins the story for one of the most artistically influenced songs hip-hop/rap has come to know.   Back in 2013, JAY Z released the cover for the eminent album, “Magna Carta… Holy...

Marteen is heating up with his new single, “Sriracha”

Marteen is heating up with his new single, “Sriracha”

Jenny Hamburg, Ads and Distribution Editor/ Photographer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Audio, Columns, Feature, Focus, Media&Arts, Music, Showcase

     Marteen Estevez is a 16 year-old from the Bay Area.  Music has been a major part of his life from a young age. Born to a Colombian dad and American mom, his parents always encouraged him to pursue his passion for music. Marteen began learning classical piano at just ten years-old. He also wo...

Drawn to Art

Drawn to Art

Grace Oveson, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Media&Arts

Kathryn Philhower is an exceptional artist who is being recognized for her talent all around school. As a freshman last year, Philhower was in charge of designing the large mural painted on the 200 building, which represented the class of 2020. Philhower didn’t disappoint, even though this projec...

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...

Artist of the Year Nominee: Xavier Williams

Artist of the Year Nominee: Xavier Williams

Markus Albihn, Front Editor

March 2, 2017


Filed under Feature, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Media&Arts, Showcase

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...

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 ...

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...

Cindy Lou Who Is All Grown Up

Cindy Lou Who Is All Grown Up

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized

Do you remember Cindy Lou Who from “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”? The little girl who nominates the Grinch (Jim Carrey) for Holiday Cheermeister? Do you ever wonder what she looks like now or what she’s been up to since living in Whoville? Well, now Taylor Momsen is all grown up and frontwoman for the ...

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