Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Shirt Off Their Backs: EL Clothes Closet Helps Students Stay Warm

The Clohtes Closet contains winter jackets and sweaters students who need them.

The Clohtes Closet contains winter jackets and sweaters students who need them.

By Shannon Brown, ’16

In the basement of Edward Little High School, near the food pantry, there is a small room filled with racks and boxes of clothes. The clothing has been donated by teachers, students and community organizations so that the students of EL who need clothes will have them.

Rich character study? Black comedy? Better Call Saul!

By Ben LaRoche ’15

Bob Odenkirk stars as Saul Goodman in AMC's "Breaking Bad" spinoff, "Better Call Saul."

Bob Odenkirk stars as Saul Goodman in AMC’s “Breaking Bad” spinoff, “Better Call Saul.”

For years, AMC’s flagship show “Breaking Bad”  dominated ratings, reviews, and coffee break conversations alike. It was undoubtably a smash hit and its enormous impact left many of us with a deep entertainment void. Would another show be able to fill the huge gap “Breaking Bad” left behind after its departure? Well, “Better Call Saul” is taking on the challenge.

“Better Call Saul” is a prequel series to “Breaking Bad” that focuses on fan-favorite character Saul Goodman, long before he was helping Walt launder money. Saul is still a struggling young(ish) lawyer who’s just trying to make a living using his half clever, half scummy (and almost lovable) tactics to win over the judge and jury.

Winter Carnival Postponed Due to….Snow

By Ben LaRoche ’15

Many years ago, Edward Little High School would throw a Winter Carnival every year and this year, through the urging of students, administration decided to revive the tradition.

Edward Little gets SMART

By Jake Bazinet, ’15

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Danielle Gagne shares her project on water quality to local business owners in the field of science and agriculture.

Edward Little students, part of SMART, the Stormwater Management Research Team, visited the University of Maine recently to study ways that stormwater run-off affects water quality. The students studied a variety of factors that impact water quality, and their research may be used in the future to help inform the Auburn community of local water quality issues. 

Sudden Retirement Creates Opportunity for Gray

By Haley Knowlton, ’17

Shortly before Christmas break, social studies teacher Art Feely gave his retirement notice after a long absence. School administrators didn’t have to go farther than the English wing for Feely’s permanent replacement. English teacher Erik Gray requested to take over Feely’s position.

“I was sad about Mr. Feely’s retirement because I really enjoyed working with him. We talked all the time about teaching, he was very passionate,” Gray said. “When I heard about the opening in the history department I asked to be considered.”