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Madam ASB President on the New Year

Madam ASB President on the New Year

Jessica Corson, El Mo News Editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Feature

     Embarking on her final year as a Vanguard, Aly Barraza reflects on the unforgettable experiences and valuable lessons she’s come across throughout her time at El Modena. Barraza speaks on her goals for the 2017-2018 school year and gives her perspective on how you can make your years at El M...

A RUNderful Cross Country Season

A RUNderful Cross Country Season

Lauren De Moor, Staff Writer

August 28, 2017


Filed under Feature, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Sports

One of El Modena’s returning cross country girls, Hannah Habibi, shares her thoughts on the upcoming year and reflects on past seasons as a varsity team member.   Frontline: How will this year be different from last year? Hannah Habibi: “This year will be different from the previous ye...

All You Need is a Door

All You Need is a Door

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

May 31, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

To be cliche, people like to say that when one door closes, another door opens. When you do not end up doing what you want to do, what you've been working for or hoping for, there is always another opportunity waiting for you. Five years ago, I fell in love with travel when I went to Europe. Since t...

I Got By With a Little Help From My Friends

I Got By With a Little Help From My Friends

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

May 31, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

 I was never big on school dances, Spirit Week celebrations, or assemblies. I loathed waking up early, pulling all nighters for school work, or just the simple task of having to spend 7 to 8 hours of my life every day in a classroom. High school is a strange thing. You love it without knowing you lo...

The Heart of Education

The Heart of Education

Markus Albihn, Front Editor

May 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, Showcase, Uncategorized

Around the age of five or six, one enters the new world of learning associated with elementary school. They meet a man or woman who has made it their purpose to spread knowledge to every youthful, voracious mind they meet.   They’re taught the alphabet, the glories of sharing, the skill of reading, a...

Artist of the Year Nominee: Xavier Williams

Artist of the Year Nominee: Xavier Williams

Markus Albihn, Front Editor

March 2, 2017


Filed under Feature, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Media&Arts, Showcase

Xavier Williams is a senior who was nominated for the O.C Register's artist of the year by Mrs. Mull. Xavier submitted a segment of the EMTV's series "What in the world is going on with...".  Xavier is an extremely dedicated student to the art of film; he is a huge part of the EMTV program taking p...

College Prep 101

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Writer

February 18, 2017


Filed under Columns, Uncategorized

     Starting early on choosing colleges one would see themselves attending is always smartest because once Senior year arrives, one is free to apply to as many colleges as they’d like. All while making sure to pay attention to important dates one could find on the college’s website, one shoul...

Deliciously Deadly?

Deliciously Deadly?

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, Showcase, Uncategorized

    As seniors are preparing to face college, they are also preparing to face many bowls of ramen in their future.     Invented in 1958, by Momofuku Ando, the cheap, long lasting, and instant noodles saved many poverty sticken people from starvation. Or served as a quick meal for those who do not ...

El Modena Boys Soccer Hungry For Success

El Modena Boys Soccer Hungry For Success

Angel De Rosas, Sports Editor

December 6, 2016


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Sports

The Vanguard boys soccer team goes into the season with a completely different team as only four starters return. With a relatively new team, the vanguards have been able to work together well picking up an impressive 3-1 win over rivals Orange high.   Senior Jordy Cruz is optimistic about the season saying ...

20 Years of Pokémon

20 Years of Pokémon

Markus Albihn, Front Page Editor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

Many know of the popular franchise Pokémon. It features fictional creatures that are caught, trained and made to battle by Pokémon trainers. The craze began with the international release of the video games Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue on Nintendo Game Boy on September 30, 1998, but the series itself...

College sounds like fun until you begin applying

College sounds like fun until you begin applying

Angel De Rosas, Sports Editor

November 15, 2016


Filed under Showcase

As december comes around many seniors, like me, are scrambling to get their college applications in. The time that goes into applying to colleges will amount to hours of your time filling in basic information to writing essays. For the english fanatics, writing essays may not be an arduous task. If ...

Why We Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Change?

Why We Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Change?

Markus Albihn, Front Page Editor

November 3, 2016


Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, Uncategorized

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...

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