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Losing a Literary Legend

Losing a Literary Legend

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...

Bringing Shakespeare into the Modern World

Bringing Shakespeare into the Modern World

Christina Davenport, Media & Arts Editor

February 24, 2016

Shakespeare has remained timeless throughout the ages. Readers are still shocked by the villainy of Iago, the star-crossed love of Romeo and Juliet, the vengeful nature of Hamlet. Although, reading Shakespeare's writing allows analysis of the Elizabethan language, drama was meant to be performed and...

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...

Baz Luhrmann: Mixing the Old and the New

Baz Luhrmann: Mixing the Old and the New

Christina Davenport, Media & Arts

February 10, 2016

Baz Luhrmann is an Australian-born director, well known for his exuberant style and his fantastical films. His movies feature intense colors, costumes, and sets with evenly intense plots; every film is characterized by the sensationalization of every line, scene, and facial expression. Although some...

“Starstruck”: El Mo’s Literary Magazine

“Starstruck”: El Mo’s Literary Magazine

Christina Davenport, Media & Arts

February 3, 2016

This year, despite the club’s dormancy in the past, the Literary Magazine Club at El Modena has been brought back to life. This club is a vital part of life at El Mo, as it showcases student art, photography, and writing, showing the creativity on campus. The first issue of the magazine, entitled...

Broadway Bound

Broadway Bound

Francesca Sarmiento, Staff Writer

January 23, 2016

All the world is senior Jessica Lentz’s  stage, and she merely a player... Frontline: How long have you been in drama? Lentz: I have been in drama for 2 years. FL: How many plays have you been in? Lentz: So far I have been in 6 plays, and they have all been super fun. FL: What was ...

Into the World of the Shadowhunters

Into the World of the Shadowhunters

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor

January 13, 2016

Cassandra Clare is a young adult author who is well-known for her fantasy book series, “The Mortal Instruments,” as well as a prequel series titled “The Infernal Devices.”  Now, her books have been adapted into a television show for young viewers on Freeform (formerly known as ABC Family). The...

Top 10 Movies to see in 2016

Top 10 Movies to see in 2016

Christina Davenport, Media & Arts Editor

January 10, 2016

The Revenant - The Revenant, which was released in theaters January 8, 2016, stars Leonardo DiCaprio. Based off of real events, this tale of a man's (Hugh Glass's) perilous journey in the American wilderness looks visually stunning and intense. This is definitely a top pick for anyone who loves a...

Inside Out: The Outside Edition

Inside Out: The Outside Edition

Fatima Shamsi, Online Manager

January 9, 2016

“Inside Out” directed by Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen and produced by Jonas Rivera is considered one of 2015’s best movie. The film portrays the life of Riley, an eleven-year-old girl who moves from her home in Minnesota to San Francisco. The majority of the movie takes place in the mind of...

“Joy” to the World

“Joy” to the World

Christina Davenport, Media & Arts Editor

January 5, 2016

"Joy", which came out December 25, 2015, is inspired by true events, following the life of Italian-American Joy Mangano, the imaginative inventor of the Miracle Mop. Joy fights her way to success in the ruthless world of business, dealing with fraud, disappointment and personal financial struggle along...

The Abominable Bride

The Abominable Bride

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor

January 2, 2016

In 2010, fans first fell in love with Benedict Cumberbatch, the star of the BBC show “Sherlock.”  The show is a modern retelling of the original stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The show is well-known for its wit, charm, and never-ending brainteasers.  It is also well-known for having episodes...

Creativity On Campus

Creativity On Campus

Jacqueline Palacios, Staff Writer

December 17, 2015

Sophmore Heide Baltazar has been a great artist since she was just in preschool. She's become a very well known artist among some of the students here on campus, even some of her teachers. Baltazar's inspiration to become an artist was the beauty of nature. Although she never attended art school, she ...

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