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NOstalgia

NOstalgia

Markus Albihn, Front Editor

December 1, 2016

Nostalgia, by definition, is the "sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past , typically for a period or place with happy personal associations". It has become an overused sales tactic by businesses and industries with the knowledge of their own abilities to market and advertise using specifically...

Voting for the first time

Voting for the first time

Zach Saldivar, Online Manager

November 17, 2016

As a first-time voter, there is some uncertainty as to what voting is like. Is it glamorous? Does it fill you with patriotism? I would say no to the former, and yes to the latter. I voted at a local elementary school, it was around 4:00 PM, a quiet afternoon, there was only one other man voting there...

Why We Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Change?

Why We Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Change?

Markus Albihn, Front Page Editor

November 3, 2016

Change, by definition, is "the act or instance of making or becoming different." The biggest fear for a lot of people is change (the fear of change is called "Metathesiophobia"). These people are otherwise comfortable in their concurrent lives of incessant drollness. I was one of these people for quite...

Black Mirror: Season Three [Series Review]

Black Mirror: Season Three [Series Review]

Markus Albihn, Front Page Editor

October 26, 2016

  Originally broadcast on the British network Channel 4, "Black Mirror" is a Sci-Fi anthology series. It criticizes culture through its use of dark and sometimes satirical themes regarding the dangers of technological advancements in modern society. The creator of the show Charlie Brooker stated th...

Homecoming Playlist: Hit or Miss?

Homecoming Playlist: Hit or Miss?

Ethan Simons, Staff Writer

October 24, 2016

  It’s El Modena’s 2016 homecoming and you walk into that gym. You immediately feel the already intense heat and are greeted by a familiar sound. A bassy and generic song reverberates in your core. You wonder to yourself “Gee, isn’t this last year’s playlist?” No, it’s not. So why would t...

Simple Strategies for Organization

Mariah Pena, Staff Writer

October 6, 2016

Students in high school, and even middle school, face the dilemma of how to stay organized with so many classes going on. It is quite apparent that students who put effort into keeping track of the work they receive in the classes perform better in school. To some, staying organized comes naturally but for...

eSports: Underappreciated and Undervalued

eSports: Underappreciated and Undervalued

Markus Albihn, Front Page Editor

September 7, 2016

eSports is an industry that not many are familiar with even though its rapidly grown within recent years. Even now one may question, "What is eSports?" eSports is essentially the fancy name for competitive video games and/or pro gaming.  With the emergence of online streaming networks like Twitch.tv...

Ask Solomon Asch

Ask Solomon Asch

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer

May 3, 2016

In 1951, gestalt psychologist Solomon Asch conducted an experiment to record people's reactions when faced with group pressure. The experiment was held in Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, the foundation of most of his studies. It consisted of eight male college students who were asked to complete a...

Instant Gratification

Instant Gratification

Francesca Sarmiento, Photographer

April 9, 2016

The world is full of amazing technology and entrepreneurship, but at what point does it affect the human nature? Anyone would agree that the devices of our day are simply brilliant and that it allows for inconceivable convenience. Amazon, eBay, all types of online shopping entail essentially everyt...

Lessons Learned from “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2”

Lessons Learned from “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2”

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor

April 8, 2016

Every family is unique in its own ridiculous ways.  That ridiculousness was captured perfectly in the 2002 romantic comedy, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.”  Even if you’re not Greek, you will still laugh at the exaggerated story of a Greek family’s interference when Toula Portokalos marries the...

Shut Up and Sit Up

Shut Up and Sit Up

Christina Davenport, Media & Arts Editor

March 16, 2016

Feeding you  insecurity for breakfast They tell you sit up and shut up You’re a mess, a chatterbox, a “class act” teen Looking in the bathroom mirror Asking what’s wrong with me But you were wired To ignore the light And only see the fire That destroys   Th...

Sweet Seventeen

Sweet Seventeen

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor

March 10, 2016

In twenty-two states, seventeen-year-old citizens can vote in primaries, provided that they will be eighteen by the general election in November.  California is not one of those states. Of course, this election differs substantially from previous years.  Many would argue that there are no strong...

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