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Shannon Ors Senior Column

Shannon Ors, Web Editor

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 wallow in the past, but as the looming end of senior year approached an unavoidable nostalgia swept over me. I suddenly found myself wondering how the naivety of childhood somehow evolved in the reality...

May 25, 2017

Niki Ezeh Senior Column

Niki Ezeh, Staff Writer

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 friends I met playing basketball lose the love of the game, because of the losing records at all 3 levels of the program. Nevertheless, the next day after every game, you could see me in school watching...

May 25, 2017

Liz Schumar Senior Column

Liz Schumar, Focus Editor

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 be good. But sometimes I have compared myself to others too much. What I have realized throughout high school though, is that grades, sports, and what school you go to does not define who you are...

May 25, 2017

Keaton Smith Senior Column

Keaton Smith, Managing Editor

The most influential aspect of my high school career was introduced to me in an basic photography class freshman year that taught me the foundation of how to take great photos. Junior year, I became the photographer for the East Vision. I was doing something that I loved. The majority of this job involved approaching strangers at school and asking to take their portrait, and honestly, this terrified me. I had to work...

May 25, 2017

Keagan Haulenbeek Senior Column

Keagan Haulenbeek, Editor In-Chief

When I hear people talk about how they can’t wait to get out of East Grand Rapids, the one thing that pops into my mind is: why? My years here at the high school have been the best of my life. Yes, I will have better years in the future, but I will always cherish the time that I have spent here, the memories I have made, and the close friends that I have found, who are more like brothers. Without the great high school...

May 25, 2017

James Lykins Senior Column

James Lykins, Sports Editor

I am used to confrontation. I have debated various political topics in the newspaper, We the People, and even with my hockey teammates and coaches. I’m used to being called “Liberal,” “Democrat, “Obama” and even “Hillary Lover” by many of my peers and even my hockey coaches. As an underclassmen I used to get into heated debates, sparked by my peers. I would get so worked up about politics and embarrass...

May 25, 2017

Opinion

Girls Basketball Attendance

Niki Ezeh, Staff Writer

May 22, 2017

When is it too early to start touring colleges?

Auden Elliott, News Editor

May 22, 2017

Jank or Dank: Safe Driving In The Senior Lot

Jack Theut, Business Manager

May 22, 2017

Choosing the right college

Hub Hejna, Staff Writer

May 22, 2017

Jank or Dank Kabookie Week

Jack Theut, Business Manager

May 22, 2017

Being a new kid in a school you have attended for 12 years

Shannon Ors, Web Editor

May 11, 2017

Senior exam exemptions

Annie Meyer-Rasmussen, Opinion Editor

April 25, 2017

There is no place like home

Hallie Butterer, Maura Burns, and Halsey Smith

March 9, 2017

Fake fans are everywhere

Fake fans are everywhere

Hallie Butterer, Staff Writer

February 2, 2017

Unhealthy Sleeping Patterns

Katherine Lykins, Staff Writer

January 9, 2017

School on snow days

Shannon Ors, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016

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  • The medical debate: vaccinations October 18, 2016

Phillip Picard Profile

Phillip Picard ‘17 sat in his plane’s cabin, with the instruments up in his face. He felt as if everything was up very close, but it wasn’t too tight. Just enough room to reach all the knobs comfortably, strapped in ...

May 22, 2017

Ellie Haun ’16: journey to veganism

Ellie Haun ’16: journey to veganism

Annie Meyer-Rasmussen, Opinion Editor

“Veganism is just my little quirk,” Ellie Haun ‘16 said. Haun has been a vegan since November of 2012. Her first vegan experience was during  a 28 day cleanse at the beginning of her freshman year. At first she...

May 22, 2017

Twins transition to college

Anna Dayton, Focus Editor

From cradle to college, the nine sets of twins in the class of 2017 will soon face a major life change: considering a life away from someone they grew alongside for 18 years. While most students will not have their parents to ...

May 22, 2017

Focus on DeMarcus Farmer

Focus on DeMarcus Farmer

Justine Banbury, Sports Editor

DeMarcus Farmer ‘18 just started track this year, and has competed the long jump and ran the 200 so far this season. You may not think it from his happy demeanor, but he is actually very intense with his long jump. It ...

May 10, 2017

Seniors make their final college decision in less than a week

Grace Ruppert, Focus Editor

The deadline for college decisions is quickly approaching. On May 1, seniors will have to put their deposit down at the school they plan to attend. They will have to inform the other colleges that accepted them that they do...

April 27, 2017

Student sets out on summer service trip

Grace French, Opinion Editor

Most high schoolers spend their summers binge watching Netflix, sitting by the pool, or working at a local ice cream parlor. However, this is not the case for Grace Lee ‘19 who will be traveling to Guatemala for two weeks. She will ...

April 20, 2017

Entertainment

How to get the most out of grad party season

How to get the most out of grad party season

Hanna Sanford, News Editor

It happens every year. As soon as May rolls around, Facebook events pop up all over the place and the amount of mail going through the US postal system skyrockets. It's...

May 22, 2017

Music: the solution to helping you concentrate

Halsey Smith, Staff Writer

Arriving home after a long day at school with your backpack full to the brim and lots to do on your schedule stresses everyone out. Many students at East love to unwind while d...

May 22, 2017

13 Reasons Why Creates a Dangerous Image of Suicide

Aiden Rosario, Guest Writer

If you are like most high school students with access to the internet, you have probably watched Netflix’s hit show 13 Reasons Why. The show follows the story of high school st...

May 5, 2017

East Sophomore Drew Johnston’s take on Grease

Alexi Adamopoulos, Staff Writer

    Coming up just this weekend is the highly anticipated re enactment of the popular play and movie, Grease. Drama regular Drew Johnston, ‘19, elaborated on h...

April 27, 2017

East Grand Rapids Drama Department Presents “Grease”

April 26, 2017