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School use to be so elementary

Shannon Ors, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017

Filed under Columns

It was the year of Angry Birds, iPads, and The Black Eyed Peas. A single scoop of ice cream at Jersey Junction cost $1.90 and Wizards of Waverly Place was on TV. What a time to be a fifth grader. I have never been one to wa...

Grace is trying: to say goodbye and start fresh

Grace Ruppert, Focus Editor

May 22, 2017

Filed under Columns

I didn’t plan on being a columnist this year and I figured I wouldn’t be one since I didn’t have anything really to say, but agreed to try when I was asked. I was worried my column wouldn’t be interesting to everyone, so ...

Grace is trying: to change her packing habits

Grace Ruppert, Focus Editor

May 22, 2017

Filed under Columns

I have always been a terrible packer. I try to plan ahead but I always end up frantically packing the night before, washing clothes at night hoping to remember to pack them in the morning, and over packing but always forgetting a...

Grace is trying: spray tans

Grace Ruppert, Focus Editor

May 22, 2017

Filed under Columns

I was on the fence about getting a spray tan for Whirl, but I decided since I was SO pale and wearing black, a light tan would look a lot healthier. I had never gotten a spray tan before and was nervous that I would end up loo...

Grace is trying: to clean her room more

Grace Ruppert, Focus Editor

May 22, 2017

Filed under Columns

I’m not a particularly messy person, but my mom might disagree. My room quickly becomes an abyss in just a week, so this month I tried cleaning my room. I wasn’t able to clean it everyday, but about every two days, my room w...

Grace is trying: random acts of kindness

Grace Ruppert, Focus Editor

May 22, 2017

Filed under Columns

This month I tried doing random acts of kindness everyday. I thought since it was December and right before the holidays, I would participate in the “spirit of giving”. I thought it would be a great chance for me to get in...

Grace is trying: vegetarianism

Grace Ruppert, Focus Editor

May 22, 2017

Filed under Columns

I like the idea of not killing animals for my meals, but can’t quite give up a good steak every once in awhile. While this week wasn't painful, I missed my normal meals. I liked the challenge of not eating meat, but won't b...

Niki Ezeh Senior Column

Niki Ezeh, Staff Writer

May 22, 2017

Filed under Columns

My first ever game on the girls varsity basketball team was against Catholic Central, and we lost by about 40. That was the first taste I got of playing on a varsity sport at East. As the season went on, I watched my closest ...

Jack Theut Senior Column

Jack Theut, Business Manager

May 22, 2017

Filed under Columns

As I sit here reflecting on my past four years here at EGR high school, I realize that my opinion on EGRHS differs from others. I often hear many of my peers talking about how they’re going to miss this place so much or how...

Grace is trying: to not watch Netflix

Grace Ruppert, Focus Editor

May 22, 2017

Filed under Columns

This month I tried not watching Netflix. It was kind of by default, but it was still hard nonetheless. I had been logged into a friend’s account for the past year, but one September day I was sadly surprised to see that...

Don’t compare yourself to others

Liz Schumar, Focus Editor

May 22, 2017

Filed under Columns

My past four years at EGR have been full of highs and lows like everyone else. I have loved my experience at East, but it is a competitive environment. Grades matter a lot. Almost everyone is on a sports team. Competition can...