Category Archives: Entertainment

Veterans Share Experiences of Life at War

Last week, Ms. Braunfels’ American Literature classes hosted local veterans to share their experiences at war. The students were studying war literature, and the veterans spoke to the classes about their time serving in the military, their wartime experiences and how it affected them after returning home, and more.

The End of the World as We Know It–A Preview of Avengers: Endgame

Senior Aaron Coffin digs into what to expect from Avengers: Endgame, which premiered this weekend to over $350 million at the US box office.

“Marvel’s Spider Man” Swings to Success

The main cover of the Wall-Crawler’s new adventure.

by Noah Phillips, ’21

It’s a claim that has been made time and time again for many superhero games, but I have to say it: Insomniac Games’ “Spider-Man” for the PS4 makes you feel like the titular wall-crawler in this very fun, challenging, and compelling adventure.

The plot of the game is pretty simple: Peter Parker has just arrested the notorious Kingpin and all is well. That is, until an old ally, Martin Li, is revealed as the leader of an evil organization known as The Demons, and is also the supervillain “Mister Negative.” Now it’s up to Peter to save New York, while encountering classic characters such as Silver Sable, Mary Jane Watson, Miles Morales, and many more. All in all, the plot is simple but fun, and I found myself very invested in the story, even feeling pretty distressed at critical moments of the story such as the ending involving the fate of a pretty critical character.

A Year to Watch Out For: The Most Anticipated Movies of 2019

By Noah Phillips, ’21

2018 was a (mostly) fantastic year for movies. While there were flops like Tyler Perry’s “Acrimony” and “Fifty Shades Freed”, there were also fantastic films like “Incredibles 2,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” Alex Garland’s “Annihilation,” and Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs.” But as 2018 is in its final months, I decided to look at all the films we can look forward to next year to see if they can hold up to what 2018 had to offer, and these are the top 10 anticipated films of 2019.

#10: The New Mutants

The New Mutants comes out on Aug. 2.

As the X-Men are potentially nearing the end of their time at 21st Century Fox because of a possible merger with Disney, Fox is giving the franchise one last hurrah with “The New Mutants”. Directed by Josh Boone (director of “The Fault In Our Stars”), the film follows young mutants Magik, Wolfsbane, Cannonball, Sunspot, and Mirage as they try to escape a Mutant mental hospital. The film is said to have a horror tone, something new to the superhero genre, but we’ll just have to wait until Aug. 2 to see just how scary it might be.

Post Malone Gets Paranoid

by Jakeel Polley, ’21

This week, Eddies Echo music reviewer Jakeel Polley examines Post Malone’s “Paranoid.”

A Tour of the Bates College Museum of Art

by Abdi Jibril, ’19

Anthony Shostak, the education curator at the Bates College Museum of Art, talks about the mission of the museum with Eddies Echo reporter Abdi Jibril.

Boba: A Local Infusion of Flavor

by Maureen Brann, ’18 and Alina Laliberte, ’21

Boba was founded by Zach Pratt, a graduate of the Green Ladle Culinary Program, and his life partner, Keshia Thanephonesy. Boba’s menu is a blend of both of their family origins, spanning from Southeast Asian to Franco-American cuisine. Since its founding in 2015, Boba has added many vegetarian and gluten free options to their menu to make it more inclusive of those with dietary restrictions. Some of their most popular menu items are Pho, Dumplings, and many different flavors of bubble tea.


Echo Games Review #1 Megaman!

by Tristan Lane, ’18

Welcome to the Echo Games review. In honor of Megaman 11 coming out later this year, I’m going to talk about the original Megaman series, one of my personal favorite game franchises. As an example of how popular Megaman has become, within 30 years since the original game, there are 103 games released, including spin-offs. The only series with more games than him is Mario. 

Trove Rocks the Sunanna Fest

by Alina Laliberte, ’21

Trove, the new band by former Vanna frontman Davey Muise, recently performed at the Sunaana Fest. Muise came to Edward Little High School in 2015, giving an inspirational speech to students about achieving their dreams and dealing with the stresses and struggles of youth.

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.