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Charley Bayer ‘22 sits on the diving board with the state championship trophies, his Division 3 Diver of the Year award, and his MHSAA Champion Placard
News
Charley Bayer Breaks 41-Year Old All-state Diving Record
Tom Caprara, Managing Editor • March 30, 2022

On Mar. 12, Charley Bayer '22 broke a 41-year-old all-class record, scoring 590.85 points in the 11-dive. This wasn't on purpose. With a state championship title already under his belt, Bayer's goal was to defeat the previous Division 3 State Record...

East Grand Rapids Tabs Josh Shattuck as Next Football Coach
Michael Colombo and Jack Higgins March 30, 2022

East Grand Rapids has found their guy. After a month-long search, the Pioneers selected Josh Shattuck as the next head coach...

Hania Timek’s Family Helps Stranded Refugees in Poland Amid Russian Invasion of Ukraine
Liam VanderLaan March 30, 2022

Junior Hania Timek’s grandma, Janina Ili, has spent the last month in Kraków, Poland welcoming Ukrainian refugees. Ili...

Boys Swim and Dive Repeats as State Champions Behind Bayer and Kegle’s Individual Wins
Tom Caprara, George Samra, and Viola Verduzio March 30, 2022

As Kenny Pontius ‘22 surged into the wall for the last time as an East Grand Rapids Pioneer, a wave of emotion overcame...

Community Dives Into Helping the Environment
Linnea Dever March 30, 2022

While Earth Day may not be for another month, April is coming up as a month focused on a wide variety of environmental issues....

Understanding Risk vs. Reward and ‘Towing’ the Line in the Slot
Opinion
Understanding Risk vs. Reward and ‘Towing’ the Line in the Slot
Tom Caprara, Managing Editor • March 30, 2022

We’ve all been there. You overslept, you’re late coming back from lunch, or had an afternoon appointment. You can’t find a parking spot (within desirable...

How To Defy Unrealistic Beauty Standards
Noor Duoibes, Opinion Editor • March 30, 2022

What the hell does it mean to be hot? After my four years at East Grand Rapids High School, this question still remains unanswered....

Head-to-Head: Eliminating the SAT
Olivia Borgula and Tucker White March 30, 2022

Pro: Eliminating the SAT will further inequality At the height of the pandemic, when universities gradually released new...

Don’t Be Afraid To Try Something New
George Samra, Editor-in-Chief • March 30, 2022

Too often students get pigeon-holed into a certain group, clique, or “cult” from the moment they walk into high school....

Girl’s Ski Team Finishes First at Regionals and Second at States
Addysan Buck, Staff Writer • March 30, 2022

The snow on the mountain kept on falling, but at the end of it all, the girls ski team had risen to the top. With the help...

Entertainment
Summer Music Festivals Are Around the Corner
Luci Perez-Simons, Staff Writer • March 30, 2022

With summertime being just around the corner, concerts and the excitement of being in the environment of concerts is back: whether they are big...

“The Batman” Review: Should You See It?
Michael Colombo, Staff Writer • March 30, 2022

Spider-Man No Way Home set the bar for comic book movies high only three months ago, and Matt Reeves’ highly anticipated “The Batman” was...

Reese Dupin Expresses Her Artistic Side Within the Community
Isabelle Ranger, Staff Writer • March 30, 2022

From drawing on napkins to canvas, Reese Dupin ‘22  was introduced into the world of art and design by her grandfather and mother.  “Since...

Do Viewers Find Disney’s New Release ‘Turning Red’ Underwhelming?
Grace Samra and Noor Duoibes March 30, 2022

‘Turning Red’ premiered on Disney Plus on March 11 and was something we were strongly anticipating to be great after watching the trailer.  However,...

Hockey Team Wins Regional Championship, Hard Work and Dedication Pay Off for Resilient Team
Sports
Hockey Team Wins Regional Championship, Hard Work and Dedication Pay Off for Resilient Team
Ava Kakkuri, Staff Writer • March 30, 2022

The early mornings, long days, and hard practices paid off. The hockey team started off the playoff season strong winning...

East Grand Rapids Tabs Josh Shattuck as Next Football Coach
Michael Colombo and Jack Higgins March 30, 2022

East Grand Rapids has found their guy. After a month-long search, the Pioneers selected Josh...

Sophomore Carlos Santos Reflects on Success in the Fencing Piste
Jack Higgins, Staff Writer • March 30, 2022

Many East Grand Rapids students participate in sports, however Carlos Santos ‘24 may participate...

A New Season for Waterpolo Means a New Coaching Staff
Addysan Buck, Staff Writer • March 30, 2022

After an incredible year as Michigan’s state runner-up team, the girl's water polo team is...

Cross Country Looks To Keep Momentum Going With New Coach
Max Fechtner, Staff Writer • February 25, 2022

“I’m not sure what’s going on,” Davis Christy ‘24 said. At the end of East Grand...

Skiers Race Down the Slopes To State Finals
Isabelle Ranger, Staff Writer • February 25, 2022

Carving down the slopes this winter at Cannonsburg, the ski team celebrates the time they have...

Focus
Reese Dupin Expresses Her Artistic Side Within the Community
Isabelle Ranger, Staff Writer • March 30, 2022

From drawing on napkins to canvas, Reese Dupin ‘22  was introduced into the world of art and design by her grandfather...

Community Dives Into Helping the Environment
Linnea Dever March 30, 2022

While Earth Day may not be for another month, April is coming up as a month focused on a wide...

Pierre Sirois Takes on the Pacific Crest Trail
Max Fechtner, Staff Writer • March 30, 2022

“The PCT is 2,650 miles long, so if we’re lucky, it will only take us five months,” Pierre...

Links Connect Offers Heart-based Education
Luci Perez-Simons, Staff Writer • March 30, 2022

Links Connect teachers Lori Goins and Julie Laroque arrive at school each morning with a smile...