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Two Sports, One Season

Toni Hernandez, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018

Coming into the new year, a number of new laws are coming into effect in Orange County, and California as a whole. There are hundreds of new bills passed every year, and each year comes with its own oppositions to these new bills. Arguably the most controversial new law being passed relates to im...

Sophomore Scores Spotlight

Sophomore Scores Spotlight

Grace Oveson, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018

Sophomore Cassie Lewis is a continuous starter as well as an influential player and key asset to the El Modena girls varsity soccer team. Lewis has been playing soccer since age five, as this sport is not uncommon in her family, considering her brother and sister have both played, and her father who sh...

Persistence Paying Off

Scarlett Adams, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018

Senior Jason Holzgang gives insight on making the jump from manager to player on the varsity basketball team  Senior Jason Holzgang has been a manager for boys basketball over the past three years, but this year, he made the varsity team. Holzgang describes it as, “Huge. I’ve always wanted t...

Think you know Kliner?

Bobby Almand, Sports Editor

November 5, 2017

All American, pro athlete and player manager, are only a few of the accomplishments in the baseball career of El Modena teacher and coach Mr. Josh Kliner. Before he made his way to El Modena, Kliner’s journey started in Buena Park, to where he says, “The single greatest thing that ever happened to...

Ace, Ace, Baby

Grace Oveson, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017

  Sophomore, Hanna Zorrilla, has been playing tennis since she was 12 years old.   Before she began high school tennis, she had previously entered in tournaments outside of school, this is a trait that separates her from many other players. Many of her teammates don’t start out with prior ex...

The Kneelers

The Kneelers

Colby Hurdle, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017

On August 26, 2016, 49-ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines when he kneeled during the national anthem in an NFL preseason game. Kaepernick said, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” A year later, Kaepernick...

Controversy in the NFL

Scarlett Adams, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017

El Modena athletes tell all on how they feel about the NFL’s recent dispute In 2016, Colin Kapernick gained worldwide recognition when he started sitting down before games during the “Star-Spangled Banner,” prior to kickoff. Kapernick used his platform of being an NFL star to portray his personal...

Under the Lights with Josh Smith

Senior TE/ILB, #12 Josh Smith, playing at the Segerstrom Game

Alyssa Tierney, Online Manager

September 18, 2017

“A nice tackle made by number 12 Josh Smith!” Bob Ruddy, Voice of the El Modena Vanguards, booms through the stadium. Football season is back baby! And Senior Tight End and Inside Linebacker, Josh Smith, is hitting it hard. But football isn’t Smith’s only specialty. The Renaissance man also busies ...

You Just Got Served

Wansikehian (11) poses after sharing her thoughts towards the tennis team.

Grace Oveson, Staff Writer

September 18, 2017

  Vannessa Wansikehian, grade 11, has been playing tennis for three years now. In tennis there are multiple ways one can play.   Some games are played with one person, while others known as doubles require two players for each team. As a varsity player, this 2017-2018 school year will be her ...

Sean Warren Shares His Story

Mia Gutierrez, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017

    FL: If it’s okay, could you possibly elaborate on what exactly happened SW: “So I was on a camping trip with my friends and we were off roading in a, kind of like a dune buggy and we were going on a turn and the dune buggy rolled over and my hand got crushed under the roll b...

A RUNderful Cross Country Season

Senior Hannah Habibi at a race with other varsity girls on September 29,2016.

Lauren De Moor, Staff Writer

August 28, 2017

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...

The Lone Senior

Bobby Almand, Sports Editor

August 28, 2017

Amidst an overwhelmingly young girls golf team lies captain and eldest player Senior, Kallie Almeda. Not only is she the only senior, Almeda is also the only upperclassman on the team. A four year varsity starter, Almeda got into the sport that her brother was also in because of the recent loss of ...

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