Top 10 Movies to see in 2016

Get your popcorn ready for these top films.

Christina Davenport, Media & Arts Editor

January 10, 2016

The Revenant - The Revenant, which was released in theaters January 8, 2016, stars Leonardo DiCaprio. Based off of real events, this tale of a man's (Hugh Glass's) perilous journey in the American wilderness looks visually stunning and intense. This is definitely a top pick for anyone who loves a...

Easter Eggs in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Easter Eggs in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Alexandra Christensen, Staff Writer

December 21, 2015

Just a few days ago on December 18th 2015, Disney premiered yet another Star Wars film and it’s better than what we could imagine.     After the prequels directed by George Lucas and the original movies that came out in the late 70’s and early 80’s, Disney has opened up the vault to a ne...

The Man Behind the Music

Composer, John Williams, never fails to impress with his musical prowess.

Christina Davenport, Media & Arts Editor

December 3, 2015

Although many have seen “Star Wars”, the sci-fi sensation that initially swept the world during the seventies and continues to do so today, many forget one of the key components that made “Star Wars” so memorable and timeless: the music. What would “Star Wars” be without its classic theme....

Pieces of Pongco

Pieces of Pongco

Jessica Cedillo, Photographer

November 18, 2015

    El Modena's Econ and Government teacher Mr. Pongco has proved to be an increasingly influential person on campus. He motivates his students to release their inner "jerks" and focus on the important matters of the world. In between his current events and constructive arguments on fast food, seniors l...

Is Dressing Up A Threat?

Logo for upcoming Star Wars installment, Episode VII: The force Awakens

Mackenzie Watkins, Advertising Editor

November 3, 2015

  Audiences were captivated on May 25, 1977 when the blockbuster phenomenon Star Wars was released in theaters. Following the launch of the first movie, five more were released which told the stories of both Anakin and Luke Skywalker. From the release of the original film A New Hope (1977) to the lat...

Altering of the Entertainment Industry

Everett Earl, Photographer

September 25, 2015

Shifting from year to year, generation to generation, the entertainment industry is not what it use to be when the movie “Star Wars” first debuted. We have come a long way on this developing path in the field of filmmaking, but it would not have succeeded on its own. New ideas and concepts such as...

A Reawakening in the World of Sets

Excitement grows as the release of the new

Christina Davenport, Media & Arts Editor

September 23, 2015

With the "Star Wars" craze on the rise as the date of release for "Star Wars Episode VII - The Force Awakens" grows ever closer, there is even more to be excited about with the announcement that the movie will feature real sets and will not be heavily relying on CGI (computer-generated imagery). For...

From a Galaxy Not So Far Away

From a Galaxy Not So Far Away

Alexandra Christensen, Staff Writer

September 9, 2015

 On August 15th, at D23 Expo 2015, at the Anaheim Convention Center, a Star wars-themed land was announced. This land will make its appearance in the 14-acre expansion coming to Disneyland. It’s location is around Big Thunder Ranch area, but no need to worry, Star Tours will stay in Tomorrowland as w...


Star Wars Day

Olivia Addington, Advertising Editor

May 4, 2015

Each year, on May 4th, Star Wars fans everywhere rejoice and celebrate one of the best movie franchises ever. If you haven't gotten the pun yet, just keep repeating the date and adding on "be with you." This new holiday first appeared in 1979 when Alan Arnold, author, was creating "The Empire Strikes...

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