Finding Your Groove

Hiking at the San Pedro River in Sierra Vista, Arizona.

Abby Sheppard, Advertising Editor

June 2, 2017

   We begin each day with the same routine. We wake, get ready and get in our cars to fight the morning traffic. But eventually there comes a day when life throws us a curve, where we are thrown out of our specific routines. When that occurs, we are left with a feeling. The feeling is almost awkward....

Life Advice Where You Least Expect It

Life moves pretty fast...if you don't stop and look around once in a while you could miss it...

Francesca Sarmiento, Photographer

June 9, 2016

    It was about the time where teachers were counting down to AP testing week when AP Literature students received a poetry assignment that would change my perspective.     I was coerced into reading and analyzing some of William Blake’s poetry (AP Literature) something I would otherwise ne...

The Courage it Takes to Follow Your Heart

What is essential is invisible to the eye.

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor

June 7, 2016

  The most important lessons we learn in life are often in the beginning, rather than the end.   We learn about ourselves and who we want to become.  We also learn that who we want to become isn’t always how we will end up, and we don’t have to be the same as those around us.  We are all ...

Life’s Turn of Events

Doug Sagalongos, Staff Writer

June 7, 2016

I was not the slacker or the social butterfly I am today. Prior to high school, I always thought it was a choice between either having amazing grades or being one of the popular kids. Of course, I chose grades. I couldn't let social life get in the way of my future Helping people was always my passion....

Open Mind, Open Heart, Open Eyes

Self reflection

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer

June 7, 2016

 When I was younger, I held all the attributes associated with the typical shy kid. I was the one who played with her dolls alone, the one who always hid behind my parents when introduced to someone new. I enjoyed feeling encompassed in my own little world, my safe haven. I believed that I did not need...

Globe Trotter

My Own Reflection: Parker looks out on the bay while riding the train.

Francesca Sarmiento, Staff Writer

January 2, 2016

   El Modena High School is a good example of urban diversity in Southern California. A full spectrum of social economics, with a culturally rich community of students and teachers. A member of El Modena’s senior class, Evan Parker, proves to be an avid traveller, dedicated student, and uniquely...

“Character Teaches Above Our Wills”

Photos courtesy of Heidi Choi

Andrea Madrid, Girls Sports Editor

May 21, 2015

Everyone has their own interpretation of this school. For most, El Modena is a place to come to every morning just in time for first period only to leave right after the sixth period bell rings. For many, El Modena is an escape from the chaos of their homes to be with their friends. El Modena is beyond...

Intoxicated with Life

Hannah Sutherland, Online Manager

May 20, 2015

“For a time it is possible to live intoxicated with life, but as soon as one is sober, it is impossible not to see that life in the face of death is a fraud, and a stupid fraud.”

Tori’s Tips to Surviving High School

Tori's Tips to Surviving High School

Tori Nguyen, Photographer

May 20, 2015

You’ve probably heard this a million times before, but it never hurts to hear it one more time: high school goes by in the blink of an eye. There are many ups and downs that you encounter throughout the years that could either make you or break you, so all of this is advice that I have attained throughout...

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