Monthly Archives: April 2015

Journalism and Film Combine for Broadcast Media Course

By Shannon Brown, ’16

The Eddies Echo and the documentary film class will join together to create a broadcast media class for ELHS students next year. Both elements of the journalism and film class will be implemented into the new full school year class. EL students can recreate the environment of a newsroom in school, learning the ins and outs of news writing for television and the web.

Local Schools Marking the Graves of Forgotten Veterans

A map of Oak Hill Cemetery with veterans graves marked up to World War 1. Courtesy of Maine State Library.

A map of Oak Hill Cemetery with veterans graves marked up to World War 1. Courtesy of Maine State Library.

By Devin Dumont, ’16

This spring, Edward Little High School, Lewiston High School, and Saint Dominic Academy will each be adopting a different cemetery as part of a push to recognize the many veterans that are buried in the Twin Cities.

EL will be adopting Oak Hill Cemetery. Lewiston High will be adopting a cemetery in Lewiston, and St. Dom’s is currently unsure where they will be adopting one yet. The objective of the Adopt a Cemetery project is to find all of the marked and unmarked military veteran graves. The locations, as well as any available history, will be noted on an iPad app for any citizen to see.

Substitute Teacher Revealed to be Student

Brandon Reeds spent a year working at Edward Little High School as a substitute before it was revealed he was actually a student.

Brandon Reeds spent a year working at Edward Little High School as a substitute before it was revealed he was actually a student.

Substitute teacher Brandon Reeds has always been a hit with the students. He was able to connect with the kids like no other teacher could. This was largely because he is, in fact, a student himself.

Police K-9 Diagnosed with PTSD after EL Drug Search

Edna Gertrude, ’15

"I've seen some things, man."

“I’ve seen some things, man.”

The Auburn Police Department announced  recently that their K-9 unit dog, Chip, has sadly been forced into retirement due to a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder after the previous drug search at Edward Little.

“We went in with a general understanding that the amount of drugs being imported into the school was extremely high. What we didn’t know is that it would be that bad,” said Chief Wilbert.

Ghost of Edward Little Appears in Cafeteria

On Thursday March 31, the ghost of Edward Little himself was spotted in the cafeteria during B lunch. The appearance of the school founder/mascot came as quite a shock to staff and students alike, as this was the first time anyone has seen the dead philanthropist in nearly one hundred and eighty years.

Unusual Spotting on Snake Trail

If you see this on the Snake Trail, run!

If you see this on the Snake Trail, run!

Edward Little High School junior Travis O’Riley said he spotted Bigfoot after school on March 31.  “I had stayed after to get math help until about 2:50 today,” O’Riley said. He went on to describe the scene as unsettling and eerily quiet. “I knew something was wrong but I couldn’t put my finger on it at the time, that’s when I turned the second corner and saw the trampled branches and leaves scattering the walkway.”