Monthly Archives: October 2013

Fighting Hunger at Edward Little

By Rahma Ali ‘15 and Ashley Bowden ‘14

     Hunger, a historically hidden problem at Edward Little High School, has been thrust into the spotlight this school year with the opening of the EL Food Pantry.

Vice Principal Steve Galway shows off some of what is available in the new food pantry, a resource for students in need.

Vice Principal Steve Galway shows off some of what is available in the new food pantry, a resource for students in need.

Fifty percent of students qualify for free or reduced breakfast and lunch at EL. Many come to school hungry and go home to little to no food on the table. Almost one in four Maine children do not have access to enough food to fill their nutritional needs, a condition known as food insecurity. Hunger makes it very challenging for a student to learn.

     Math teacher and guidance counselor Mary Beth Galway is a coordinator of the pantry. “Many students have accessed the pantry,” she said, “which means students are getting their nutritional needs met. Students who are properly fed will be more successful in school.”

Doxxe Fitness Aims to Get Students in Shape

By Danica Nadeau, ’15

Students that participated in the Insanity workout program last year may have thought that it was too difficult for them. But this year, for students that want to get into shape, Doxxe fitness is the route Junior Jake Bazinet believes students should take. “Doxxe fitness is a lighter and more easy workout than Insanity, but you will still get the results,” said Bazinet.

Keep Calm and “Carrie” On

Chloe Mortez stars as Carrie in the latest Stephen King adaptation.

Chloe Mortez stars as Carrie in the latest Stephen King adaptation.

By Alex Lally, ’14

“Carrie” is a supernatural horror film directed by Kimberly Peirce (“Boys Don’t Cry”), with Chloë Mortez (“Kick-Ass”) in the titular role and Julianne Moore (“Boogie Nights”) as Carrie’s mother, Margaret White. The supporting cast includes Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Gabriella Wilde, and Alex Russell. “Carrie” is the third adaptation of Stephen King’s novel of the same name.

Freshman’s Goal: “To Spread my Happiness”

By Rahma Ali, ’15

Students at Edward Little high school might have seen Devki Gelder in the hallways or in one of their classes, but what really makes the 14-year-old freshman standout is her absolute friendliness to strangers. Students sometimes don’t have the guts to randomly say “hi” to students they don’t know, but Gelder is all about getting out of her comfort zone and making at least one person smile is part of her daily to-do list.

Devki Gelder, freshman, has a positive attitude that's making an impression at Edward Little.

Devki Gelder, freshman, has a positive attitude that’s making an impression at Edward Little.

“It was a Friday morning,” said Junior Dani Wyman, “I was leaving the girls bathroom, and trying not to be late to first period. I was already having a rough morning. She just waved and had a huge smile and said “hi” to me while she passed, it was really sweet and I’m happy she did.”

Grand Theft Auto V: Record Shattering Fun

By Bryan Koester, ’14

“Grand Theft Auto” isn’t only the name of a serious crime involving the theft of vehicles, but the name of one ofthe biggest game franchises in history. Rockstar North productions, who originally created GTA in 1997, have released their latest

Grand Theft Auto Vinstallment of the series Grand Theft Auto 5 on Sept.17. I was lucky enough to preorder it and pick it up upon release, and I can say that it’s a breathtaking game.

Eddies Advice: Your Guide to Relationships, School, and…underwear.

Welcome to the first installment of the Eddies Echo advice column! All questions are welcome, whether they are about school or anything else, serious or not. All questions will be posted anonymously unless permission is given for a name to be included. You can put your questions in the comments or privately contact Mackenzie Tufts (kenziethebassist@gmail.com), or Ashley Bowden (ashley.bowden666@gmail.com). Don’t be shy, we just want to help!

Dear Eddies Advice,

My girlfriend just dumped me because her friends make fun of her for dating me. She said she’d rather keep her friends. Is she shallow? She wants to remain friends with me now. Should I?

-Anonymous

HorrorFest 2013: Club Texas Metal Massacre

On Saturday, Oct. 12, six local rock and metal bands, as well as two national acts, came together for the first annual Horrorfest at Club Texas in Auburn. The headliners were I Invent, from Boston, and First Jason, featuring Ari Lehman, who played Jason in the first “Friday the 13th” movie. In the early hours of the evening, local bands including Cover One Eye, Brand New Day, Project 1313, Forward Momentum Prophecy, and Ascent To Power took the stage in an event full of loud music and zombie makeup.

Film Overboard: Captain Phillips

Tom Hanks stars in "Captain Phillips," the story of the Maersk Alabama hijacking.

Tom Hanks stars in “Captain Phillips,” the story of the Maersk Alabama hijacking.

By Alex Lally, ’14

“Captain Philips” is a historical drama/thriller directed by Paul Greengrass (“The Bourne Ultimatum”) and starring Tom Hanks (“Forrest Gump”) in the title role with Catherine Keener, Michael Chernus, David Warshofsky, and Barkhad Abdi in supporting roles.

The film is based on the 2009 Maersk Alabama cargo ship hijacking from a group of Somali pirates, led by Abduwali Muse (Abdi).

Print Quota: Budget Low, Waste Management High

By Warsame Mohamed, ’15

This year, Edward Little High School implemented a print quota for students for the first time. The quota, ten pages a week per student, is designed to prevent students from wasting paper and encourage more paperless work on the iPads.  

Battle of the Classes: Spirit Week 2013

Mariah Carroll and Kory Norcross cheer after the seniors came from behind to  win Spirit Week.

Mariah Carroll and Kory Norcross cheer after the seniors came from behind to win Spirit Week.

By Danica Nadeau, ’15

To most students, this spirit week has been the most competitive of their high school experience. “This weeks spirit week was intense,” said Mariah Carroll, senior. “The competition was crazy.”