Monthly Archives: November 2013

Ask An Eddie: Attention Deficit and Relationship Problems

Welcome to our third edition of Ask An Eddie. We love receiving your questions and helping out fellow classmates. Remember, you can send us questions any time and we will answer you, no matter the question…we did talk about underwear in the first edition. Worried about a friend? Ask An Eddie! Struggling to find the perfect way to study? Ask An Eddie! You can leave a comment below or even send an email to AskAnEddie@gmail.com everything will remain anonymous unless you grant permission otherwise. Don’t be shy!

1) Dear Ask An Eddie,

I am an attention hog at best. How might I be able to fix this so that I’m not depressed the next time my friends inevitably talk to someone else instead of me?

-Blaze

Prom 2014: The Last Thing We Need is More Winter

By Vada Ritchie, ’15

The junior class is getting a jump start on planning this year’s prom. Juniors came up with the ideas of Luau Night, Arabian Night, Winter Wonderland, and Alice in Wonderland. Last week, seniors voted and Winter Wonderland won the majority.

Prom is in April this year, April is not winter, and there is a great chance that there will not be snow on the ground on prom night. This is why Winter Wonderland is my least favorite. Although Winter Wonderland has been chosen for this years prom theme, I’m wishing that we were having a Luau night. I don’t believe Winter Wonderland is as fun or exciting as the other choices. What are we going to do in a Winter Wonderland? Go sledding and have snowball fights? Won’t we have just done that for five months anyway? This is Maine, after all.

Lightning Doesn’t Strike Twice with Thor: The Dark World

By Alex Lally, ’14

Chris Hemsworth reprises his role as Thor in the sequel to the 2011 film.

Chris Hemsworth reprises his role as Thor in the sequel to the 2011 film.

Are you looking for a dark and epic tale of epic proportion with some pretty cool fantasy elements, visuals, and great writing? Well, look away and wait for the second “Hobbit” film in December because “Thor: The Dark World” is not the movie for you.

“Thor: The Dark World” is the latest film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is the sequel to the 2011 “Thor” film. The film stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, and Tom Hiddleson as Loki. The supporting cast includes Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgard, Christopher Eccleston, Jamie Alexander, Kat Dennings, and Idris Elba.

At first the film seems like it is going to be dark and epic saga with a much deeper look at the Thor mythos. Instead, viewers get a mediocre plot and one too many quirky one liners.

Wattpad: Site for Writers and Readers “Enriches Lives Through Stories”

By Ashley Bowden, ’14

Wattpad is a site designed to connect readers and writers.

Wattpad is a site designed to connect readers and writers.

Wattpad.com is an online community for people to publish their writing, as well as read works by new and established authors. The site bills itself as “the world’s largest community for discovering and sharing stories” and is becoming increasingly popular with teens.

“Twenty million people all over the world spend 4.5 billion minutes a month on Wattpad discovering, reading and sharing stories,” said CEO and co-founder Allen Lau in an e-mail interview. “About half of the Wattpad community is teens like Edward Little High School students.”

Wattpad gives users a lot of freedom and outlets for their creativity. Users are able to write and publish their own work, create their own covers, write descriptions, and share their work with other readers.

“Divergent” Latest Book in Breakfast Book Club Series

By Aisha Ali, ’14

"Divergent," by Veronica Roth is the first in her trilogy which just concluded with the Oct. 22 release of "Allegiant."

“Divergent,” by Veronica Roth is the first in her trilogy which just concluded with the Oct. 22 release of “Allegiant.”

I recently had the pleasure of reading “Divergent,” by Veronica Roth, with the Breakfast Book Club, a group that meets before school once or twice a month to read and discuss young adult books. 

Dodgeball Tournament Finals Tonight

By Bryan Koester, ’14

Since the beginning of the week, dodgeball has been the main topic of conversation in the Edward Little gymnasium. Monday, after school, a scrimmage was held between the 11 dodgeball teams that signed up, on Tuesday the official games of this week’s tournament started.

Ask an Eddie

Welcome to the second edition of Ask An Eddie! Thank you all for your questions and we hope we can be of some kind of service to you all. We have an email in which you can send your questions to and just as before everything will remain completely anonymous unless permission granted from the sender. Please feel free to send us an email anytime asking any kinds of questions you please. Having relationship troubles? Ask an Eddie! Struggled with managing your study time? Ask an Eddie! We welcome all questions and would love to help out our fellow classmates! Send questions to AskAnEddie@gmail.com or leave them in the comments below.

Seniors Host Halloween Party Fundraiser

Students take part in the Mummy Wrap contest at the senior Halloween party.

Students take part in the Mummy Wrap contest at the senior Halloween party.

On Oct. 26, the Edward Little High School seniors hosted a costume party at the American Legion on Washington Street to raise money for their class. Money raised by the class goes to things like the senior trip and banquet.

I was there at the party, and it was a success in terms of attendance. There were various costumes, some including a “cereal” killer, an undead escort, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and many more.

German Exchange Student Makes His Mark at EL

By Rahma Ali, ’15

Being the new kid can sometimes be intimidating, even more so if you’re the new kid in a whole different country. Joshua Hasenburg, though, doesn’t mind this fact one bit. After joining the boys football team he immediately had a place in which he felt at home.

German exchange student Joshua Hasenberg is adapting well to his new home at Edward Little High School.

German exchange student Joshua Hasenberg is adapting well to his new home at Edward Little High School.

Senior Joshua Hasenburg, 16, is from Berlin, Germany. He is staying with the family of sophomore Mich McGuire. Joshua’s favorite color is green, he enjoys drinking Pepsi and eating pizza in his spare time. He also enjoys playing the guitar, listening to music and playing football.

He came here to further advance his English and play American Football. Hasenburg is actually playing Varsity and JV football this fall, and he wishes he could play football back home but says, “Football isn’t big in Germany.”

Halestorm: Hard Rock, Easy Listening

Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale leads the band in Portland, Sept. 5.

Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale leads the band in Portland, Sept. 5.

By Ashley Bowden, ’14

Halestorm is an American rock band consisting of vocalist and guitarist Elizabeth “Lzzy” Hale, drummer Arejay Hale, lead guitarist Joe Hottinger, and bass guitarist Josh Smith. They signed with Atlantic Records on June 28, 2005. In 2009 they released their first self-titled album with the song “I Get Off” as the the album’s lead single.