Monthly Archives: March 2016

Stolen: A Suspenseful Kidnapping Story

by Juwan Dube, ’19

Stolen, by Lucy Christopher, was awarded the Printz Honor, which awards excellence in young adult literature.

Stolen, by Lucy Christopher, was awarded the Printz Honor, which awards excellence in young adult literature.

Lucy Christopher’s 2009 debut novel “Stolen,” which was a Printz Honor book, is about a 16-year-old girl named Gemma who was kidnapped in a London airport by a 24-year-old guy named Ty who bought her drink for her. When Gemma went to sit down Ty drugged her coffee, then took her all the way into the desert in Australia, where he holds her captive in a house Ty built.

EL Greenhouse Prepares for Spring Season

by Michaila Wilmot, ’17

The greenhouse project started on Feb. 23. Science teacher Jennifer Heidrich is in charge of the greenhouse, along with one other teacher, and 35 students participating. The program is part of the Chemistry through Agriculture class.

Freshmen Fundraising Failure: Black Lights Burn Out

by Bilal Hussein, ’18

“Fundraising is very crucial,” said Oliver Hall of the black-light dance that was set for Friday, March 4, but was subsequently cancelled due to low ticket sales.

According to Hall, a former presidential contender for the Class of 2019 and now a member of the Freshman Executive Board, the dance was cancelled “because not enough students bought advanced tickets.” The Executive Board was pressured to make a tough call, either continue holding the dance, with the risk of no students partaking in the event, or totally cancel the dance. They ultimately decided if they held the dance, there was no guarantee they would actually make money.”We wanted to make sure we made a profit,” Hall said.

Spotlight on: All-City Band Prep

Elementary students invaded the gym today to prepare for tonight's All-City band performance.

Elementary students invaded the gym today to prepare for tonight’s All-City band performance.

Wind Walkers Raises Money for Edward Little

by Noah Libby, ’16

Boston-based metalcore band Wind Walkers performed at Sapphire Club recently to raise money for the Project Graduation. The fundraiser was organized by Trevor Laliberte, a student at Edward Little High School.

ELHS students participate in March Mania activities

By Avery Goulding, ’19

The Red Eddies hosted the student-staff dodgeball game on the second day of March Mania. Students cheered on their classmates as they built school spirit and battled for bragging rights.

Why And How You Should Vote

Voter registration cards like these are available at City Hall or at your polling place. Courtesy of maine.gov

Voter registration cards like this are available at City Hall or your polling place. (Courtesy of maine.gov)

by Sydnee Harris, ’16

Another presidential voting year is upon us. But for most Millennials, voting never crosses their mind. Some aren’t even sure how to register—something I discovered when discussing the local election with some of my friends. Surprisingly, 37 percent say that their vote doesn’t really matter, and a staggering 55 percent say there are better ways of getting your point across. Voting is the most effective way for your voice as a citizen to be heard, and if things aren’t going the way you prefer, not voting won’t help it at all.

Voting: An Infantile Disorder

by Isaac Peachey, ’16

As the presidential election approaches, many young voters are preparing to cast a ballot for the first time. By supporting the candidate of their choice, some teens genuinely believe that they will make a difference. This upcoming election, more so than others, will be a very important year for those who lean toward reformism. With issues such as universal healthcare, mass incarceration, police brutality, war, and education, there is a collective wish to finally witness a change in the system. However, the unfortunate truth is that voting is an act of futility.

Eddies Rally for the Success of 2016 Winter Sports

by Sydnee Harris, ’16

The Eddies have had a fantastic winter season.

A pep rally was held last Friday to congratulate and highlight our teams’ many successes, including the Girl’s Indoor Track state championship, a state championship game for Girls Basketball (which ultimately lost and placed second), a first place title in KVAC Class A slalom skiing by senior Brooke Lever, a first place title in KVACs for Girls Alpine Skiing, a state championship for boys alpine skiing, boys and girls state titles in slalom for sophomore Maxx Bell and senior Brooke Lever, respectively, and a semifinalist slot for the Boys Hockey team. During the rally, the Unified Basketball Team, which blends regular education and special education students, played and won an exhibition game against the Girls Basketball Team.