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Boys Varsity Soccer Recap

Boys Varsity Soccer Recap

Grace Oveson, Staff Writer

February 19, 2018


Filed under Sports

  Head coach of the boys varsity soccer team, Brain Beaman, shares his thoughts regarding the 2017-18 season. Beaman reflects that the season could have gone better, however, “The future looks promising as far as having a lot of returners coming back.” This year there are only five graduating s...

You Just Got Served

You Just Got Served

Grace Oveson, Staff Writer

September 18, 2017


Filed under Humans of El Modena (HOEM)

  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 ...

Antics With Anna

Antics With Anna

Grace Oveson, Staff Writer

August 27, 2017


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

Sophomore Class President, Anna Smith, explains what she has in store for the upcoming year as well as how important a healthy balance between school, sports, and family is during a busy schedule.   Frontline: This is your first year on El Modena ASB, do you have any prior experience regarding le...

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...

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...

Ben Hepner Jumps into School Record

Ben Hepner Jumps into School Record

Angel De Rosas, Sports Editor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

El modena’s track and field team for years has produced some top athletes. Last year the jumps team saw freshman Ben Hepner dominate in the boys varsity 110m hurdles, long jump, and triple jump.   As a freshman hepner competed at the varsity level making his way into the school record books. Hepner ...

4×4 Schedule: What is it?

4×4 Schedule: What is it?

Markus Albihn, Front Editor

March 10, 2017


Filed under El Mo News, Focus, Showcase

   Recently, a majority of teachers approved the implementation of the new four-by-four (4x4) schedule. Many new and returning students as well as parents do not fully understand the ramifications of this change.      Each school day will now consist of four ninety-minute periods rather tha...

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...

The Last Hill to take the Hill

The Last Hill to take the Hill

February 16, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Hill tradition is a long one. Senior Zach Hill has baseball in his genes as each of his 5 brothers have made their mark and have accomplished great things playing baseball. Zach's twin brothers Jacob Hill and David Hill transferred to El Modena prior to their sophomore years in search of a more...

Vanguards take home top honors at OCSL Tournament

Vanguards take home top honors at OCSL Tournament

Zach Saldivar, Online Manager

February 13, 2017


Filed under El Mo News, Showcase

El Modena’s Speech and Debate team continues to improve as they took home top three placings in three different categories at an Orange County Speech League Tournament. Senior Arman Ghafari won 1st in Dramatic Interpretation of Literature, and Senior Katie Cunningham won 2nd in Parliamentary Debate, where Arman...

Bold, Brave and Bubbly Brandt

Bold, Brave and Bubbly Brandt

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

January 20, 2017


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

“I have been teaching for a bit now, and every year a student or two asks me, ‘Ms. Brandt, what was the defining moment of your generation?’  My response, ‘9/11.’  Their response validates that they are aware of the day.  What their response lacks is the gut punching feeling it leaves me wit...

The Paradox of Hypocritical Thought

The Paradox of Hypocritical Thought

Markus Albihn, Front Editor

January 19, 2017


Filed under Columns, Showcase, Uncategorized

In Islam, there is an idea called nifāq. Nifāq is a type of hypocrisy shown in the munafiqun which are a group of Muslims who were said to be unsympathetic towards the cause of Muslims. Outlined in Sahih al-Bukhari, one of the most important books for Sunni Muslims, “The prophet Muhammad said: ‘The ...

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