High School Drug Culture

Multiple Xanax pills that equal approximately 2mg (Photo via under the Creative Commons License).

Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor

May 7, 2018

   Remember the joy associated with Red Ribbon Week during elementary school? The teachers passing out little red bracelets with short statements renouncing drug use? The chain link fences decorated with a sea of red ribbon? Catchy phrases that warned of drug use plastered on classroom walls? And most im...

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week

Clarissa Covarrubias, Online Manager

October 24, 2016

This week is Red Ribbon Week, where schools all around the world stand up for their hopes and dreams. This event generally takes place the last full week in October and is celebrated nationwide. Red Ribbon Week first began after a 1985 kidnapping and murder of a DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena...

Drug Use Is Life Abuse

United States Soldier tying the famous ribbon symbol around a tree in support of Red Ribbon Week

Mackenzie Watkins, Advertising Editor

October 26, 2015

  Red Ribbon Week started in 1988 when it was adopted by the California State PTA and later recognized nationally by President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan. This campaign was set in place to warn students that the use of illegal drugs is a harmful and life threatening issue.   Fr...

Red Ribbon Week Fashion

Red Ribbon Week 2015

Mackenzie Watkins, Advertising Editor

October 19, 2015

  As always, El Modena High School is a very big advocate for a drug free environment. With this pledge to be drug free, the school participates in Red Ribbon Week which is held at countless schools during October. This week promotes staying clean and true to yourself to help students have a chance...

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