The East Vision

Girls Varsity Tennis a.k.a. the new Division 2 state champions

Grace Brooks, Focus Editor

June 6, 2017

Girls Varsity tennis ends the season victoriously by bringing home the Div. 2 state title on Saturday, June 3, 2017. The team had many triumphs including Sloane Teske's '19 big win for the No.1 singles title. Also, Hannah Stuursma '18 won No.2 singles and Audrey Olson '17 won No.3 singles. Additionally,...

Girls’ and Boys’ Track shatter school records at 2017 state meet

Halsey Smith and Ella Gourley

June 6, 2017

Cade Vruggink ‘17 excelled at this year's state meet this past Saturday, June 3rd by breaking the school's mile record that was set in 1981. Vruggink ran the mile in 4 minutes and 17 seconds which got him a fifth place finish. Ella Ludwig ‘17, Jessie Trube ‘18, Niki Ezeh ‘17, and Jenna Dykstra...

Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony

Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony

Asha Lewis, Managing Editor

May 26, 2017

Shannon Ors Senior Column

Shannon Ors, Web Editor

May 25, 2017

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...

Niki Ezeh Senior Column

Niki Ezeh, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017

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...

Liz Schumar Senior Column

Liz Schumar, Focus Editor

May 25, 2017

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...

Keaton Smith Senior Column

Keaton Smith, Managing Editor

May 25, 2017

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...

Keagan Haulenbeek Senior Column

Keagan Haulenbeek, Editor In-Chief

May 25, 2017

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,...

James Lykins Senior Column

James Lykins, Sports Editor

May 25, 2017

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...

Jack Theut Senior Column

Jack Theut, Business Manager

May 25, 2017

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 high school was the best time of their life. However, to be honest, I had...

Hanna Sanford Senior Column

Hanna Sanford, News Editor

May 25, 2017

Be Elle Woods When I was in third grade, I watched a truly life changing film. I spent months plotting how I could live out that movie in my own life. There was only one thing of which I was certain: I was going to become Elle Woods. It just so happened that in the midst of my obsession with Legally...

Grace Ruppert Senior Column

Grace Ruppert, Focus Editor

May 25, 2017

People have always asked me if I like being a twin and I always respond, “I guess. I mean, I don’t know any different.” But honestly, I love being a twin. And I’m terrified about going to college without him because like I’ve always said, I’ve never not been with him. It’s strange sharing...

Auden Elliott Senior Column

Auden Elliott, News Editor

May 25, 2017

My high school career has been defined mainly by one thing. In fact, most of my life has revolved around this one thing. The week after school got out my junior year, I started training for a marathon, working on speed and agility twice a day, and on top of that, I went to practice for two hours every...

Annie Meyer-Rasmussen Senior Column

Annie Meyer-Rasmussen, Opinion Editor

May 25, 2017

The struggle between immortalizing a moment and letting it fade away is constant. Whether it’s taking a video at a concert or writing down a memory, there’s a lot of pressure to stay in the present. On Jan. 7, 2014, however, I opened a brown journal and wrote “I had a great day.” And so it...

Grace is trying: to say goodbye and start fresh

Grace Ruppert, Focus Editor

May 22, 2017

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 I tried to try things that would inspire others to step out of their com...

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