The East Vision

Robotics team pioneers a successful first season at the World Competition

The competition robot  which was designed, coded, and engineered by the Robotics Team.

Jack Theut, Staff Writer

May 20, 2016

In the inaugural year of East Grand Rapids High School's Robotics team, the participants have worked countless hours to make their mark on the young program. The team, led by founder Oliver Vandenberg ‘16 and active participant Donny Marwin ‘17, were able to achieve not only their personal goals, ...

Student Council plans an “Enchanted Forest” prom at the Downtown Market

Prom tickets will be sold May 13 during 4th and 5th hour lunch for $20.

Liz Schumar, Staff Writer

May 13, 2016

This year prom will be held from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Downtown Market in Grand Rapids. With a theme of enchanted forest, the student council has been working hard to make prom the best night it can be. Prom is different from Homecoming and Winter Whirl because only seniors and juniors attend. The seniors...

Varsity boys golf off to a swinging start

Annie Meyer-Rasmussen, Staff Writer

April 20, 2016

The Boys Golf team is in full swing this spring. Their first match was against Catholic Central, originally scheduled for March 30th. They went into their match strong, but it did not take long for heavy rain and thunderstorms to begin. On April 11, the team showed up to Thousand Oaks Golf Clu...

Humans of EGR

Humans of EGR

Keaton Smith, Photographer

April 20, 2016

  Will Marsh ‘19 comments on his alter-ego rapper, Skinny Boi Swamp. “One day I had an epiphany, and I was like ‘I’m going to write a rap.’ Actually it started back in fourth grade, we had a free writing class and I wrote my Raining Tacos rap that I performed three consecutive years at ...

Rethinking modern education

Keaton Smith and Dylan Schwartz

April 20, 2016

A stressed out junior is studying well after midnight for the third night in a row, running on only caffeine and the fear of failure. They slouch at their desk as they struggle to complete their essay, and reading, and worksheet, and study guide. Many students have been wondering if all the wor...

Boys swimming snags second at state

Cade Vruggink '17 competing in the 100 yard butterfly earlier this season at the home pool.

Dylan Schwartz, Staff Writer

April 19, 2016

It came down to 37 points. The swimmers and divers performed solidly from start to finish. Even after a tough disqualification in the first race, all swimmers rebounded and won eight out of the 12 events. In the end, Cranbrook took home first place with 352 points, and East close...

Lexi Willison

April 19, 2016

Lexi Willison ‘16 discusses her position as drum major. “Its an audition process. There's a panel of people, we answer their questions. Overall, I liked being in a position that would have an impact on the incoming freshman. When I was a freshman, our drum major really helped me come out of my she...

We the People team headed to Nationals in Washington D.C.

Janice Yates teaching the Constitutional Studies class earlier this year.

Dylan Schwartz, Staff Writer

April 19, 2016

The We The People Team has been working hard all year, and the members were honored to qualify for Nationals at States earlier this year. The team took home a heavy victory at states with 3 units placing first in the state. Determined to succeed at nationals, the team have been practicing since. The ...

Varsity girls soccer play annual autism awareness game

Marisa Mooney, Staff Writer

April 19, 2016

Sicca soccer is feeling a little sick after their latest game. EGR girls soccer battled it out with Catholic Central on Wednesday night only to lose 0-1.  Although the team may have lost, the players can all agree this is the best game they have played so far. The team also lost to Northview 2-4 on M...

The guys

April 19, 2016

This upcoming season will be a fresh start for the varsity boys lacrosse team. The school hired Rick DeBlasio in the offseason to become the team’s new head coach. “[DeBlasio] brings a different style of coach. He always has a good plan for practice and has laid out what our goals should be for every...

The girls

April 19, 2016

With the season starting, the team begins to work toward adding another title to the Hall of Cham- pions. “Our main goal as of now is just to rebuild the starting positions that we’ve lost and keep our focus towards hopefully bringing home a 5th state title,” Captain Kelly Malewitz ‘16 said....

Track: East vs. Caledonia

Reid Grunewald ‘16 swiftly jumps and earns himself third place in the 300 meter hurdle event.

Auden Elliott, News Editor

April 13, 2016

The East track will be full this year with 75 boys filling the lanes during practice. Due to the size of this team, this group has a large amount of new runners who are excited to contribute to the up and coming team. This team is not short on potential with strong athletes, enthusiastic newcomers...

School schedule to undergo changes

Auden Elliott, News Editor

March 31, 2016

Postpone your summer plans, because the state is requiring all school districts to add five more days to our 2016-2017 next school year. While some schools have been forced to make up the these days by subtracting them from their winter break, our school district is adding on days to the en...

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