Category Archives: Entertainment

Vanna Stares into the Void

On June 16, 2014, Vanna released their fifth album

On June 16, 2014, Vanna released their fifth album, Void.

By Raquel Crockett, ’18

Vanna is a popular band from Boston, Mass., whose music style and genre of the band is are mainly post-hardcore, hardcore punk, and melodic hardcore.

The band consists of five members: Davey Muise, Nicholas Lambert, Joel Pastuszak, Shawn Marquis, and Seamus Menihane.

The band was founded by Nicholas Lambert and former member Evan Pharmakis, the guitarists, in December 2004, and recorded their first demo in Lambert’s dorm room. Soon after, they recruited bassist Shawn Marquis, drummer Brandon Davis, and vocalist Joe Bragel. Lead vocalist Muise, who joined the band in 2009, gave a motivational speech at ELHS this past winter, an event orchestrated by EL students who invited him to speak about drug use and suicide prevention.

Auburn School Department’s All-City Band Concert

by Colby Birkbeck ’16

The annual All-City Band Concert took place on Tuesday, March 22, in the Edward Little High School gymnasium. The schools present include Sherwood Heights, Auburn Middle School, and the ELHS Band, who played a variety of classic and contemporary songs.

Eddies Put Their Art on Display

By Sydnee Harris, ’16

Edward Little High School art students recently put their work on display during the second annual Art Walk during March Mania.

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.

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.

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.”

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.