New Year, New Building

Building topping ceremony.

Ashley Lewis, Photographer

February 3, 2020

   Back in April of 2019, construction workers broke ground to make way for a new science building on campus. The building is being funded by Measure S, a $288 million dollar bond that was passed in 2016 by the residents of Orange. The Measure S bond is being used to fund four new science buildings...

Measure S Passed

One of the signs used to show support of Measure S

Markus Albihn, Front Editor

November 10, 2016

After a very well-fought campaign filled with lawn signs, precinct walks, and phone banking, on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016, it was made official that Measure S was passed with a whopping 60.8% of voters in favor of it. Measure S is a bond measure allowing all of the Orange Unified School District...

From College to Chemistry Class

An assorment of laboratory expiment, as commonly found in a chemistry class, used to perform experiments
(Photo via under the Creative Commons License)

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

October 20, 2016

Jarit Unrau, or Mr. J to his students, recently graduated from Chapman University with a degree in biology and proceeded to join the El Mo staff as an AP/college prep chemistry teacher. Unrau attended Northwood High School in Irvine, CA and selected Chapman University as his college of choice, due to...

A Piece of the Peace Corps

A Piece of the Peace Corps

Presley Lozano, Style Editor

January 29, 2016

With the masses of students, faces, and limited time high school and every-day life provides, it is hard to develop relationships with our peers and teachers at times. Sometimes, we do not discover even the most reputable facts about our teachers and influencers; therefore we cannot fully appreciate...

“The Martian” for the Love for Science

Pictures of the Martian landscape

Justin Spitzer, Staff Writer

October 6, 2015

“The Martian”, the new Sci-Fi movie starring Matt Damon was released last Friday and crushed ticket sales this weekend. The movie interpretation based off of the 2011 book “The Martian” by Andy Weir tells a tale of a crew of astronauts on Mars. All is well with the mission until a storm hits...

The Magician’s Apprentice

Peter Capaldi returns for season 9 of Doctor Who.

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor

September 23, 2015

A sonic screwdriver.  A distant planet.  A loyal companion.  A madman in a box. These all mark the return of the Doctor, the hero of the BBC television show Doctor Who.  Since the show’s revival in 2005, 5 different actors have played the Doctor, an alien who can travel anywhere in time and...

Powering the Future

Solar power on a molecular level.

Megan Cox, Front Editor

April 9, 2015

Many technologies are under development to create energy efficiency: wafer-based cells, gallium arsenide commercial thin-film cells, and emerging thin-film technologies (perovskites, organic materials, dye-sensitized solar cells, and quantum dots). A new company, Ubiquitous Energy, is making the world’s...

Benefits of Being an Herbivore

Delicious looking vegetables

Megan Cox, Front Editor

April 4, 2015

Have you been thinking about keeping meat (and dairy) off your plate, but have had trouble making the switch? Here's 5 health reasons to help give you motivation. 1. Lower Body Weight It has been proven through many studies that vegetarians and vegans have lower body weights than meat eaters. Whe...

Earth’s Creator: Jupiter?

Gas giant and Earth's possible creator.

Megan Cox, Front Editor

March 26, 2015

On Monday, March, 23rd Gregory Laughlin, professor and chair of astronomy and astrophysics at UC Santa Cruz, proposed that Jupiter’s rocky debris is what Earth was formed from. His theory is that back in the early, chaotic solar system Jupiter had collided with other fragments of primitive plane...

Brain on Fire

Journalist Susannah Cahalan struggled with anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis when she was only 24.

Christina Davenport, staff Writer

January 5, 2015

The remarkable story of New York Post journalist Susannah Cahalan is one of survival and incredible recovery. It also provides a glimpse into the hidden world the human brain and what may be the true cause of misdiagnosed psychological complications. Cahalan was living in New York happily up until...

MythBusters Marathon Hits TV

Courtesy of Common Wiki

Olivia Addington, Advertising Editor

December 26, 2014

Mythbusters is playing on Discovery channel for up to 9 1/2 days! This "Mega Marathon" is playing videos as early as season one and all the way to their newest season. Some of their most popular myths, like the "underwater blow dart," which was concerning ninjas and superheroes, the team tried to...

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