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All-City Band Concert

by Colby Birkbeck ’16

I had the opportunity this past Winter to see first and second-year students in the Sherwood Heights Elementary band perform their first concert of the year. Since then, they had another concert, the All-City Band Concert at Edward Little High School on March 22, 2016. The bleachers were packed and the students were anxious, though once they started playing, I couldn’t help but focus on the incredible sound improvement the students have made. In just four months of practicing every Wednesday afternoon, the performance was much more cohesive resulting in a well-rehearsed show.  The participation from the students and the band directors was phenomenal; it was definitely a treat and an absolute pleasure to attend both shows.

Adventures of Tintin Sequel in the Works

Peter Jackson will direct the sequel to "The Adventures of Tintin."

Peter Jackson will direct the sequel to “The Adventures of Tintin.”

By Shayna Barnhard, ’15

In my last article, I mentioned how, in 7th grade, I was introduced to one of my now favorite book characters, Tintin, through the movie that came out in 2011.The director and producer Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson will now be making a second Tintin movie.

Before I begin, I just wanted to say that I didn’t talk much about the first movie in my article, but the first movie was awesome!  The CGI in the film was amazing.  Once I started reading the books, I realized there were so many references to the books in just the beginning credits.  For example, on the train dashboard, surrounding the name of the person is the names of the all the places Tintin travels to in the books; China, San Theodoro, Syldavia, the Moon, etc.  There’s so many other references but I won’t spoil anymore from the movie.  Let’s see if you can spot them.  

Далеко от дома: A Long Way From Home

Rahma Ali ’15

Darima Dashidondokova, a foreign exchange student at Edward Little High School this year, comes from a small town called Aginskoye in Russia, just north of Mongolia.

Darima Dashidondokova enjoys the pep rally in September. The Russian exchange student has steeped herself in life at Edward Little.

Darima Dashidondokova enjoys the pep rally in September. The Russian exchange student has steeped herself in life at Edward Little. “Spirit week was amazing,” she said. “I felt myself part of EL…I love the spirit of this school. “

   Dashidondokova went to Aginskoye Okrug Gymnazium, her school back home. In Russia, students finish high school in 11th grade. Classes there are 45 minutes long and students usually have six classes a day.  At her old school, they didn’t have any art classes, only “serious stuff,” as Dashidondokova likes to call it. First to eighth grade students wear maroon uniforms, and ninth to eleventh grade students wear black uniforms.

Seniors Host Halloween Party Fundraiser

Students take part in the Mummy Wrap contest at the senior Halloween party.

Students take part in the Mummy Wrap contest at the senior Halloween party.

On Oct. 26, the Edward Little High School seniors hosted a costume party at the American Legion on Washington Street to raise money for their class. Money raised by the class goes to things like the senior trip and banquet.

I was there at the party, and it was a success in terms of attendance. There were various costumes, some including a “cereal” killer, an undead escort, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and many more.

Ender’s Got Game

By Alex Lally, ’14

“Ender’s Game” is a science fiction film directed by Gavin Hood (“Tsotsi”) and starring Asa Butterfield (“Hugo”) as Ender Wiggin. Supporting cast includes Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis, Abigail Breslin, and Ben Kingsley. “Ender’s Game” is based upon the 1985 book of the same name by Orson Scott Card.

The film tells the story of Ender Wiggin, a child prodigy that is the key to Earth’s victory against the Formics, an alien race that tried to colonize Earth many years ago. Ender’s superior officer, Colonel Graff (Ford), tries to push Ender beyond his safety zone to be the leader that Earth needs.ENDER'S GAME

“Ender’s Game” is very well acted with Butterfield and Ford definitely the highlights. Ender is an isolated individual, but get him angry and he’ll be a force to be reckoned with. Ford, as Graff, may feel like the clichéd military general type as times, but he gives a good spin on it. The supporting cast does an excellent job. Davis is Gwen, Graff’s second in command, who tries to tell Graff of the moral consequences that he’s doing to Ender. Steinfeld is Petra, who is the closest thing to Ender has to a sister figure.

The special effects are amazing with the zero gravity effects being on par with “Gravity”.