Monthly Archives: January 2015

Do Students Really Know What’s Going On?

Danica Nadeau 15′

For years, when the bell rang and signaled the start of second period, Edward Little High School students would hear announcements from the great “Brian Williams,” aka Mr. Steve Galway. This year, however, Edward Little has transferred to announcements on Powerschool, the web program that students use to check up on homework assignments and their grades.

Latest Remake of “Annie” Hits a High Note

By Kirstyn Pelletier ’16

"Annie" is a great experience for fans of musicals.

“Annie” is a great experience for fans of musicals.

“Annie” is a popular musical movie about an orphan girl who gets the chance of a lifetime when the richest man in the world invites her to his home for a few weeks, then ends up adopting her.

This movie has had two remakes. The original “Annie” was released in 1982,with little redhead Aileen Quinn playing the singing orphan. The first remake released in 1999 featured Alicia Morton as “Annie,” the curly red hair now a red bob. This version has a lot more singing than the original.

Top 10 Musical Artists of 2014

By Danica Nadeau 15′

Sam Smith

1: Sam Smith

This should come as no shock to anyone. However, who would’ve guessed that someone from London’s voice would travel all the way to America and have such an impact on the way modern music sounds? Sam Smith’s voice is distinctive from most male volcalists, and will always amaze me. With his first song that got him recognization, “La La La”, he just kept getting better and better as each song was released. 2014 was a tremendous year for Sam Smith with his first apperance at the Grammy’s and the release of “Stay With Me,” which peaked at number one on the Pop Charts. Along with that number one hit, he also released “I’m Not the Only One,” and “Latch.” I am very excited to see what kind of masterpiece he will create in 2015.

EL Students Carry Soldiers’ Memories to Mountain Summit

By Shannon Brown, ’16, and Haley Knowlton, ’17

As the morning air held the chill of early winter and snow that had fallen early that morning clung to the branches, a number of Edward Little High School juniors hiked up Bradbury Mountain in Pownal. The students were carrying stones –each engraved with initials, a rank, branch of service, and two dates – to the mountain’s peak that November morning as part of The Summit Project, a local organization that honors fallen Maine soldiers.

The path up to the summit was covered in mud and slush, making it a slippery climb for the ELHS students. Melting snow would occasionally drop down onto the backs of students on the path. Students would often stop to trade off carrying their soldier’s stone, so that everyone would get an opportunity to share the burden and responsibility.

“I feel very honored,” Jacqueline Dyer said when asked how she felt about carrying the veteran’s stone.