Monthly Archives: January 2014

Ask an Eddie: Seniors Seriously Scared and Student’s Self-Consciousness

By Ashley Bowden, ’14

Oh, hello there friend, didn’t see you there. Welcome to the fifth edition of Ask and Eddie! It’s a new semester and we’ve got new advice for you, well it’s always new, but you know what I mean. Don’t be shy, send in a question! Struggling with keeping up with all your classes? Ask An Eddie! Don’t know how to deal with a friend? Ask An Eddie! We invite any and all questions. Just leave a comment below or send an email to AskAnEddie@gmail.com everything will remain anonymous unless permission granted otherwise. Read on, and I hope this advice is helpful.

 

1) Dear Eddies Advice,

Now that it’s the new semester I’ve finally realized how close the end of my senior year is and I’m freaking out. I’m just not ready to leave this school and be on my own in a way. Do you have any advice to help me relax?

-A Scared Senior

Student Safety Worth Less Than Sports Glory?

by Alex Lally, ’14

Last Saturday, the Edward Little High School track & field team had a track meet at Colby College in Waterville and it was the worst Saturday of my life. When I woke up, I thought the meet was going to be cancelled due to rain and icy roads.

However, I got a text from my coach saying the meet was still on. Washington St. was covered in ice and my car was sliding all over the road. Our bus was ten minutes late and five of our guys couldn’t show up due to bad roads.

Top 5 Artists and Singles of 2013

by Ashley Bowden, ’14

Music is a huge part of life and I was happy being able to create the top 5 of 2013. There are so many great artist and songs so there are top 5 artists of 2013 and top 5 singles of 2013 listed below. Comment after reading to let us know what who you thought was the best artist this past year, or what what song you felt dominated the charts!

Top 5 Television Shows of 2013

by Danica Nadeau, ‘15

You’re all probably thinking I am crazy, but actually, neither “Breaking Bad” nor AMC’s “The Walking Dead” are on my list, meaning to most of you, I probably don’t know what I am talking about. In all honesty, I am not into zombies, but I am interested in shows that focus on deception and make the viewer think about what truly is happening, which probably explains why “Scandal” and “American Horror Story” are my top two shows of 2103.

1. ScandalScandal

“Scandal” is perfection. It hits every great element that a show can have. From love to concealed truths, what else could someone want in a show? To all you “Breaking Bad” lovers, a big heads up. This show does not have meth labs. And to you “Walking Dead” fanatics, no zombies will be dragging their way onto the screen of Scandal, but that doesn’t mean you won’t enjoy watching it, because I bet you will!

Top 5 Films of 2013

By Ashley Bowden, ’14

With several amazing films released this past year it was a struggle to figure out which 5 won the race. I hope you enjoy the ones I have chosen and please comment telling us what you believe were the best movies of the year!

Top 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2014

By Alex Lally, ’14

2014 is going to be a great year for film. There are so many genres, adaptations, and original ideas to cover. I’ve compiled a list of what I feel are going to be the most anticipated films of this year. The list is based upon media coverage, Internet buzz, IMDB rankings, and my own personal opinion.

Delayed Start Policy in Effect This Year

By Abdullahi Moallim, ’15

The delayed start is a new policy started this year by the Auburn School Department. It was started to make sure students would get in as many school days as possible so students and staff would not have to make up days in the summer. It’s meant to accommodate the dangerous travel conditions on winter mornings that often dissipate after the sun comes up and public works has time to prepare roads.

Vine: The (Slightly Longer Than) Six Second Story

Vada Ritchie, ’15

Vine started in January of last year and it has seen non-stop growth in popularity ever since. The app allows people to take and share six second videos.

Most Vines are designed to be comedic and allow people to be silly, but news stations and tv shows are now starting to use it for a quick news update or previews of TV shows.

Songwriting, Life, and “Staying Zach”: The Budding Career of Student Musician Zacharie Hurd

By Trevor Laliberte, ’16

Zacharie Hurd, a junior at Edward Little High School, was born in Haiti. He’s over six feet tall, a black belt in karate, and most importantly, he’s a compassionate, principled person. He started writing music when he was ten and from the beginning, crafting meaningful lyrics has been Hurd’s focus. 

“I’ll never write a song unless it has a subject matter,” Hurd explains. “I don’t like to talk about frivolous things,”  he said, deep in thought about his songwriting process. Finding a subject that means something to him is both a challenge and an adventure. That’s what sets him apart from the many rappers in the music industry today. While a lot of mainstream rappers talk about their expensive cars, alcohol, drugs, or women, Hurd earns respect with songs about issues with material possessions, his religion and spirituality, or just staying positive and having a good day.

Stacked Actors: American Hustle

By Alex Lally, ’14

“American Hustle” is easily one of the best films of 2013. The film, directed by David O. Russell, is a fictionalized retelling of the ABSCAM public corruption scandal in New Jersey in the late 1970s and features an all-star cast of Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Jennifer Lawrence. I had very high expectations for this film and had been waiting for it since last January, and though it was good, it was ultimately disappointing on some levels.