Category Archives: Entertainment

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.

Latest Remake of “Annie” Hits a High Note

By Kirstyn Pelletier ’16

"Annie" is a great experience for fans of musicals.

“Annie” is a great experience for fans of musicals.

“Annie” is a popular musical movie about an orphan girl who gets the chance of a lifetime when the richest man in the world invites her to his home for a few weeks, then ends up adopting her.

This movie has had two remakes. The original “Annie” was released in 1982,with little redhead Aileen Quinn playing the singing orphan. The first remake released in 1999 featured Alicia Morton as “Annie,” the curly red hair now a red bob. This version has a lot more singing than the original.

Top 10 Musical Artists of 2014

By Danica Nadeau 15′

Sam Smith

1: Sam Smith

This should come as no shock to anyone. However, who would’ve guessed that someone from London’s voice would travel all the way to America and have such an impact on the way modern music sounds? Sam Smith’s voice is distinctive from most male volcalists, and will always amaze me. With his first song that got him recognization, “La La La”, he just kept getting better and better as each song was released. 2014 was a tremendous year for Sam Smith with his first apperance at the Grammy’s and the release of “Stay With Me,” which peaked at number one on the Pop Charts. Along with that number one hit, he also released “I’m Not the Only One,” and “Latch.” I am very excited to see what kind of masterpiece he will create in 2015.

Annabelle: The Haunted Doll

By Haley Knowlton, ’17

Annabelle Wallis and Ward Horton star in "Annabelle," the latest horror film from producer James Wan.

Annabelle Wallis and Ward Horton star in “Annabelle,” the latest horror film from producer James Wan.

During the month of October more and more horror movies are released. But from those many, “Annabelle” rises above the fray and is a genuinely  suspenseful horror movie.

In “Annabelle,” the most recent film by producer James Wan of “Saw” and “The Conjuring” fame, John and Mia Gordon (played by Ward Horton and Annabelle Wallis, respectively) are expecting their first child, and they get into an argument when John doesn’t show enough enthusiasm about the baby. As a way to make up, John gives Mia a porcelain doll named Annabelle that Mia had been trying to find for years. Shortly after, Mia is brutally attacked by two members of a satanic cult. Following the attack, the Annabelle doll becomes possessed by a demon that will only stop when it consumes a willing soul.

Students Get Dose of Reality at Mock Accident

By Ashley Bowden, ’14

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ELHS strives to show students the dangers of drinking and driving by teaming with a full team of local first responders, even a medical helicopter, to make his Mock Accident as realistic as possible

Every two years, during prom season, Edward Little High School conducts their annual Mock Accident. The program recreates a fatal accident to show students the consequences of drinking and driving. Last week, as students came upon the dramatic accident scene in the lower parking lot, they saw two wrecked vehicles, one flipped on its roof, with multiple students injured and one lying “dead” on the asphalt, covered in fake blood.

“It was very realistic,” said senior Brei Cote. “Definitely showed people the reality of what can happen if you drink and drive. It’s no longer a joke.”