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...

Generations Walk the Same Halls

The street sign depicts the journey through high school, as others have traveled this same path and ended at their destination.

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

August 28, 2016

On the first day of the 2016-2017 school year, 660 freshmen and all returning El Modena students step into classrooms filled with nervous energy. Freshmen for the first time, and others with a sense of unknown, face a new schedule, new teachers and new experiences. Select students, such as eleventh grader...

Living Life to the Fullest

ROCK ON: Silva poses with a member of one of his favorite bands

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer

March 8, 2016

What defines an exciting life? According to Senior Sam Silva, it is doing what he loves. Although Silva stays true to his word, the gateway to living a life of intrigue lies not only in doing what one loves, but also learning about the interesting lives and perspectives of others. Silva lives a fascinat...

Going to State

El Modena Finalists pose with their awards

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor

February 21, 2016

Every spring, students compete for their chance to participate in the California High School Speech Association (CHSSA) tournament. On Feburaryb 19-20, El Modena High School hosted the Orange County Speech League State Qualifiers for individual events.  This tournament included just speech events. ...

Meteors Hit El Modena

The students listen closely as Coach D. introduces the clubs.

Francesca Sarmiento, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016

In keeping with Vanguard tradition, El Modena High School students and staff extended a warm welcome to our visitors, the eighth graders from McPherson Magnet School, on campus today, February 10th. The excitement was palpable, mixed with some anxiety, and genuine curiosity. To insure a good time for a...

The Sky is the Limit

A Clean School is a Happy School: Some ASB members painting the side of Coach D's office.

Lauren Kliewer, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2016

On Saturday, January 30, 2016, El Modena hosted its biggest Vanguard Pride Day of the year. It is the one day that organizations, clubs, and sports come together to beautify the school. With a turnout of more than four hundred students, El Mo got busy in preparation for their WASC visit. With the...

Abbey Gaumer The Dreamer

Gaumer shows off her dazzling eye shadow

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer

January 19, 2016

Sophomore Abbey Gaumer has always had a passionate interest in expressing herself through makeup and fashion. Gaumer is known for creating unique makeup looks and sporting artsy outfits. Frontline was given the opportunity to know more about her life and interests. Frontline: "What is your inspiration for your makeup...

Looking Toward the New Year

Many anticipate the upcoming year

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor

December 31, 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, people are beginning to reminisce about all that has happened this year.  It certainly has been groundbreaking, with the “dress debate,” Caitlyn Jenner, Donald Trump, and recently, the Miss Universe fiasco.  While we look back at what has happened this year, both globally...

A Tale of Two Teams

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor

December 2, 2015

Two years ago, the El Modena Mock Trial team lost every single competition. This year, Team Cardinal not only won the majority of the competitions, but they moved on to be one of the top sixteen teams in Orange County. This year has brought many changes for the team.  The team has doubled, forming...

A Dynamic Duo

Helfrich and Ghafari pose outside of the AP Chemistry classroom after finishing one of Mrs. Netherton's labs

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor

November 29, 2015

Junior Arman Ghafari  and senior Rachael Helfrich are two of the most involved students at El Modena.  They are always working together, whether it comes to class projects or their events in Speech and Debate.  This unique partnership highlights teamwork at its finest. Frontline: How are you involved at El Modena? Arm...

Take Stride in Vanguard Pride

Students gardening at El Modena High School on November seventh at the Vanguard Pride day.

Justin Spitzer, Staff Writer

November 9, 2015

This past Saturday November seventh El Modena High School hosted a Vanguard Pride day to clean up the school campus. The event took place from eight to twelve in the morning and was attended by around fifty students. Each student performed various tasks such as picking up trash on campus, pulling...

The First Vanguard Bards

Senior Emily Clark reads her poem for her peers

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor

November 4, 2015

Tonight began what will soon become a tradition for poets at El Modena.  Tonight was the first poetry reading held by the Vanguard Bards. The Vanguard Bards, created by Ms. Mull in conjunction with the Literary Magazine, is not a club on campus.  Rather, it is an event that invites El Modena studen...

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