Monthly Archives: January 2014

Spotlight on Art: Students Get Their Hands Dirty in Pottery Class

By Danica Nadeau, ’15

Students in Terri Wentzel’s Pottery and Clay class learned the basics of pottery as they crafted pots, bowls, structures and other sculptures this semester. The class is a popular choice among students looking for an art elective.

Spotlight on Sports: EL Track Doesn’t Hibernate This Winter

The Edward Little Boys and Girls Track Team didn’t rest this winter break, with a pair of meets at Bowdoin over the two week stretch. At the New Year’s Eve meet, the boys placed first and the girls placed sixth. At the Jan. 4 meet, the boys placed second and the girls placed fourth.

Ned Vizzini, Popular Young Adult Author, Dead at 32

By Rahma Ali, ’15

Having read Ned Vizzini’s most famous book, “It’s Kind Of a Story,” later turned into a film in 2010, I felt like I knew a part of him. The book, though fictional, was based on a part of his life when he struggled with depression and spent time in a mental institution in his early 20’s. The author dealt with depression and other issues for much of his life and Vizzini committed suicide in New York City on December 19.

Disney Breaks Out with “Banks”

By Alex Lally, ’14

Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson star in Disney's latest film, "Saving Mr. Banks," the story of bringing "Mary Poppins" to the big screen.

Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson star in Disney’s latest film, “Saving Mr. Banks,” the story of bringing “Mary Poppins” to the big screen.

Walt Disney Pictures rarely aims for “Oscar bait,” mainly focusing on profits and maintaining a family-friendly line of films. However, “Saving Mr. Banks” is an exception, with its brilliant lead duo of Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, high production values of1960s scenery, and a heavy dose of drama. For those unaware, “Saving Mr. Banks” tells the story of Walt Disney (Hanks) fighting for the rights to the now beloved classic novel, “Mary Poppins”, from its original author, P.L. Travers (Thompson), who is skeptical of it being adapted. The film occasionally intercuts to parts of Travers’ childhood and family in Australia.

Eddies Advice: You’ve Got a Problem? We’ve Got Answers

By Ashley Bowden and Mackenzie Tufts

Hello and welcome to the fourth edition of the Eddies Advice! It’s been a little while hasn’t it? Come on guys, keep those questions coming in, we love hearing from you and helping out our fellow classmates! Everything is anonymous, unless permission granted otherwise. Leave a comment down below or email us at AskAnEddie@gmail.com We answer all sorts of questions. Having problems with a friend? Ask An Eddie! Struggling to keep up the good grades? Ask An Eddie! Do it, you know you want to!

1)Dear Eddies Advice,

There’s someone I know who has had a “crush” on me for 4 years. I have tried every possible solution explaining that I am not interested, yet he doesn’t understand that we’re not going to happen. He even went behind my back to my mother to get her support so now I hear about it everywhere I go. He’s a definite player and cheater so I don’t trust what he says is real. The feeling just isn’t mutual. Got any advice?

-Relationship problems

iPhone 5s: The Successful Change

By Danica Nadeau, ’15

The latest iPhone comes in 3 new colors.

The latest iPhone comes in 3 new colors.

Apple just seems to keep coming up with new things to surprise us. The successful iPhone 5 just wasn’t enough for these over-achievers. Released on Sept. 25, 2013, the iPhone 5s was a pretty big hit in my opinion, even though it may not have been as much of a success as the iPhone 5, it still had a pretty good upcoming.

The elegant, classy look of the iPhone 5s is technology of the future. It sets up stepping stones for Apple to continue developing greater upgrades to their phones, and only improving them as they create more and more. Even though the iPhone is remarkably thin, it still holds advances that were previously unimaginable.