The East Vision

You always get out what you put in

Nora Verdier, Multimedia Manager

June 2, 2019

The night I arrived at The Island School, while we were discussing the semester ahead of us, a teacher said: “It’s not going to be perfect, but it’s going to be worth it. You will get out what you put in.” These words not only applied to my Island School experience, but have resonated throug...

Full send it: Making the most of your time in high school

Emmeline Roney, Opinion Editor

June 2, 2019

Twelve years of school later, one wacky senior year, and I have made it. My last year of high school has honestly plucked me right out of everything comfortable and forced me to take ownership of my future. I have grown more in my senior year of high school that I ever expected and have been a part o...

Embrace yourself

Halsey Smith, Editor in Chief

June 2, 2019

“Are you wearing Birkenstocks with Smartwool socks?” a snarky upperclassman girl asked me in third hour World History. Red in the face, I admitted to the eighth sin: diverging from what was East’s idea of fashion sense my freshman fall. Three years later, I sport this iconic combination proudly. Not ...

A new me

Maura Burns, News Editor

June 2, 2019

For me, swimming has been something I have always done. Since I was six years old on the Orchard Hills Swim Team, swimming has defined me. Despite my love for the sport, I was never a difference maker on my team. Ending middle school, I struggled to enjoy swimming. While my friends were setting r...

Opening your eyes to new, exciting experiences

Maddie VanGessel, Focus Editor

June 2, 2019

At the beginning of high school, I quickly realized that things were going to change, but being someone who doesn’t adjust to it very well, I was forced to be open-minded and let life find its way for me. My friends were on the swim team and I was on the golf team. Two completely different spo...

Diving into something new

Sydney Higgins, Focus Editor

June 2, 2019

I always thought that I’d swim in college, but then I decided not to. My decision to not continue my swimming career wasn’t because I had stopped loving the sport, it was because I had begun to love it in a different way. I loved my high school swim season more than anything: the comradery of the team, t...

Live your life chaotically

Emily Bergstrom, Focus Editor

May 30, 2019

Everyone goes through different phases throughout high school. The rebellious phase towards your parents, and the sad phase in the middle of November anxiously waiting for Christmas break are only two out of the many. The phase that is never-ending, though, is the part of your life that craves and...

33 Questions with Mrs. LaGrand

May 16, 2019

Vision staff members Nora Verdier and Emmeline Roney ’19 ask EGRHS English and U.S. History teacher Anne LaGrand some questions. This is the final episode in our series of teacher interviews. Enjoy!

Trump Rally

Trump Rally

May 14, 2019

The benefits of mopeds

The benefits of mopeds

Madeline VanGessel, Focus Editor

May 10, 2019

Once the snow melts and it’s warm enough to bring the mopeds out of storage, the sidewalk near the Memorial field entrance will be filled with them and the notorious moped gangs. The “moped lot” opens up many parking spaces around the school premises, making it easier for those who drive to find a s...

As the weather heats up, so does crew competition

The crew team working hard on Reeds Lake.

Lindsey Van Hekken, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

After a nearly five-month hiatus, the EGR Crew team is getting back into the swing of things with the start of their spring season. While the weather has stopped them from hitting the water, the team has still been able to compete against other schools with indoor rowing machines, which are more comm...

AP testing preparation

AP exams are rapidly approaching.

Bailey Vydareny, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

As the end of the year approaches, so do the dreaded AP tests. This year, testing will take place May 6-10 and 13-17. To feel confident going into testing, it is important that students do their best to review all the information they have learned from the past 7 and a half months. “Preparing m...

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