Trove Rocks the Sunanna Fest

by Alina Laliberte, ’21

Trove, the new band by former Vanna frontman Davey Muise, recently performed at the Sunaana Fest. Muise came to Edward Little High School in 2015, giving an inspirational speech to students about achieving their dreams and dealing with the stresses and struggles of youth.

The Pulse: New Year, New Resolutions

By Maureen Brann, ’18

EL students and staff recently shared their New Year’s resolutions with The Eddies Echo.

The Pulse

Todays question is “As a senior, how do you plan on spending your last April break as a high school student?”

The Pulse

What would you like to see in a new school building?

United Nations: Sustainable Development Goals

By Avery Goulding, ’19

On September 25th, 2015, the countries involved in the United Sustainable Development initiative adopted a set of goals directed at ending poverty, reducing inequalities, increasing gender equality, and 14 other objectives. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.

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The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals web site lists the 17 aspirational “Global Goals.”

One goal of interest to students would be goal four, labeled “quality education.” According to its description, “Goal four ensures inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.” Looking at the option ‘Goal 4 Targets,’ it states a priority to build and upgrade educational facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, nonviolent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all.

The United Nations works in partners with UNICEF, UNESCO, UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), and UNFPA (United Nations Fund for Population Activities), sharing specifically the concept of creating a safer environment for children primarily in more ‘conflict affected areas’ in order for these kids to learn safely and correctly.

Bridge Program Connects High School to College

By Hannah Stauffer, ’17

The Bridge Program, a recent addition to Edward Little High School, allows juniors and seniors to take college courses in English, history, science, and math. The program allows students to earn college credit before graduating high school, giving them a jump-start on their post-high school goals.

Eddies Hold Election for 2016-2017

by Eddies Echo Staff

Elections for the executive boards for the Classes of 2017, 2018, and 2019 were held on June 1.

Current incumbents included:
Juniors: President Noah Yarnevich and Vice President Marshall Chadbourne
Sophomores: President Patrick Luizzo and Vice President Nick Hathaway
Freshmen: President Caleb Yarnevich and Vice President Ethan Brown

After the ballots were counted the newly elected officials would begin their term starting later this fall. The new officials include:

Administration, Students Unclear on Safety Procedures

By Sydnee Harris, ’16 and Kaily Baril, ’16

Since the start of this school year, there have been fifteen school shootings in the United States. In five of those cases, the shootings either started or took place in a public area within the school, like a cafeteria, library, or courtyard. A recent inquiry by the Eddies Echo into lockdown procedures at Edward Little High School made it clear that the lockdown procedures for the cafeterias are dangerously unclear.

Extra Curricular Activities Add Value to EL

by Bilal Hussein, ’18

Here at Edward Little, extra-curricular activities do not get as much of the attention as sports do. From band, to drama, many students embrace different activities that they enjoy and yet it seems they get little to no attention compared to sports.

“I see a resurgence for the excitement for the band,” band teacher Bill Buzza said. After the All-City Band Concert on March 22, many of the audience members were amazed by the professional demeanor and talent the children from grades 5 to 12 had to show at Edward Little High School. The high school’s band was lead by Buzza, who explained “there’s a lack of interest” in the band, which “is not as popular as it used to be.” With all the negatives, there must be some positivity for the band.

Vanna Stares into the Void

On June 16, 2014, Vanna released their fifth album

On June 16, 2014, Vanna released their fifth album, Void.

By Raquel Crockett, ’18

Vanna is a popular band from Boston, Mass., whose music style and genre of the band is are mainly post-hardcore, hardcore punk, and melodic hardcore.

The band consists of five members: Davey Muise, Nicholas Lambert, Joel Pastuszak, Shawn Marquis, and Seamus Menihane.

The band was founded by Nicholas Lambert and former member Evan Pharmakis, the guitarists, in December 2004, and recorded their first demo in Lambert’s dorm room. Soon after, they recruited bassist Shawn Marquis, drummer Brandon Davis, and vocalist Joe Bragel. Lead vocalist Muise, who joined the band in 2009, gave a motivational speech at ELHS this past winter, an event orchestrated by EL students who invited him to speak about drug use and suicide prevention.