Articles by: Nolan Ellsworth
Nolan Ellsworth, alias Sweaterman, is a co-founder of the Procrastinator, and was the Managing Editor and head cartoonist from 2011 to 2013. He is now attending Middlebury College.

The Last Minute
by / on June 5, 2013 at 1:02 pm

The Last Minute

The very first issue of the Procrastinator was released on May 4, 2011.  It featured a vintage piece of Drew Cleveland portraiture- a magnificent yet very unflattering depiction of then-headmaster Bags Brokaw holding what appears to be a tiny popsicle.  It also featured this mission statement from Lucy Jakub: The […]

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When In Rome, Don’t Build It In A Day
by / on May 9, 2013 at 2:19 pm

When In Rome, Don’t Build It In A Day

And now, an alphabet rendition of the fantastic GSA Italy Trip: A is for “Allora,” which means “so” or “then” in Italian.  We heard this a lot. B is for Bridge.  Specifically, the bridge that Stephen Salois jumped off into the Arno River in Florence. C is for Cappuccino. And […]

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Blue Hill Dunkin’ Donuts Causes Dispute
by / on May 9, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Blue Hill Dunkin’ Donuts Causes Dispute

The new Dunkin’ Donuts at the top of Tenney Hill is almost finished.  Driving down South Street, one can almost taste the chocolate glaze.  GSA students will soon have close and easy access to a vast array of comestibles hitherto unknown within the virgin borders of Blue Hill, Maine.  While […]

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Halo 4
by / on December 14, 2012 at 1:25 am

Halo 4

November 6, 2012, was an important day for America.  It was the day Halo 4 was released. Now, I’m not a gamer myself — I’ve never taken an arrow to the knee, I’ve never crafted any mines, and I’ve never first-person shot anything.  So, I can’t say I was in […]

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Oliver! – For Those Who Wanted More
by / on November 20, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Oliver! – For Those Who Wanted More

Over the summer, the New Surry Theatre produced the musical Oliver! at The Blue Hill Town Hall.  It was an unprecedented success, and all ten shows were sold out.  Oliver! is based on Charles Dickens’s book, Oliver Twist, about an orphan (played by nine-year-old Adam Mathewson) who asked for more.  Six GSA students appeared in […]

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Reading Into It
by / on October 31, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Reading Into It

“High school life is too busy to read whatever I want to read.”  This is what people told me when I asked if they find any time to read a book while in the hectic throes of high school.  For many, English class presents more than enough reading material, and […]

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Into the What?
by / on October 3, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Into the What?

Narrated by Drew Cleveland.  That’s the first thing you should know about Into the Woods, GSA’s fall musical this year, directed by Moira McMahon.  The second thing is: Book by James Lapine and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd; Company; some of West Side Story, among others), and […]

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Epply’s Exit
by / on June 6, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Epply’s Exit

Ms. Epply will be Retiring from work now. Who will replace her? The news above is written in the form of a haiku.  I learned how to write these in Ms. Epply’s freshmen poetry class.  Next year’s freshmen, however, will be counting out syllables with someone new, because this has […]

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A Battle of Wills
by / on May 17, 2012 at 9:06 pm

A Battle of Wills

“AP U.S History is more political than Fun with Politics,” commented a student in Mr. Case’s 1B APUSH class.  Yes, there’s nothing like starting off every B day with an epic battle of right versus left.  Mr. Case, face in palm, helplessly looks on as various students pontificate about America.  […]

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by / on April 13, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Study Hall Monitor to Take Over Assistant Head of School Position

There’s a new sheriff in town.  And it’s Mr. Moore. Yes, soon Buzz Moore will have a lot more to do at GSA than take attendance in the cafeteria all day.  Next year he will be leaving his Study Hall trolley behind to take his place in the office as […]

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