The East Vision

This year, there is a club for everyone

Lindsey Van Hekken and Lily Montague, Staff Writers

September 12, 2018


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  Key Club WHAT: Whether you’ve been a member since freshman year or you are just joining now, there are always new opportunities to give back to the community through the Key Club. WHO:  This year, the President is Maddy Mayer ‘19, the Treasurer is Kylie Plichta ‘20, and the Sec...

A blast from the past: homecoming 2019

Anna Petr, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


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“Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo!”  For this years’ homecoming, student council chose a theme of ‘Disney.’ They are currently gathering materials for this years float in the parade.   The junior class student council is currently in charge of the planning and preparation that will be required to mak...

Drama Club gears up for a new season

Lily Hojnacki, Staff Writer

September 11, 2018


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Looking for some spooky thrills? Well look no farther because this year’s Drama Department has a lineup of knock-your-socks-off musicals and plays that are sure to excite, and bring out the masses. This year’s Drama Club President, Drew Johnston ‘19, sheds some light on the upcoming season, “T...

College applications, the stress of senior year

Bailey Vydareny, Staff Writer

September 11, 2018


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College deadlines. The two words all seniors have stuck in their heads. It’s hard to think ahead to the 19’-20’ school year when 18’-19’ has barely started. The class of 2019 must juggle their frantic preparation for college while simultaneously trying to enjoy every last moment of their senior yea...

The rationale for the shorter summer

The rationale for the shorter summer

Lauren Vanden Bosch, Web Editor

May 28, 2018


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August 20 marks the first time that students will return to school before Labor Day. This change has been years in the making. A Kent ISD waiver overrode the 12-year-old Michigan law that required a post-Labor Day start date in the interest of state economics. Out of the public schools in Kent and...

Refugee Center

Michael Barnes, Reporter

May 21, 2018


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There is nothing more virtuous or important to our society than a non-profit organization for a great cause. Greed, self interest, and profit dominate nearly every corner of the free market, so when an organization such as the Refugee Education Center comes along, it is essential that we help them to ...

We The People team receives their national results

We The People team receives their national results

Marisa Mooney, Editor in Chief

May 21, 2018


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After winning the State competition as the self proclaimed “underdogs”, the We The People team knew they had a lot to prove at the National Competition in Washington D.C. The team competed on April 21st and 22nd, but unfortunately did not make it into the Top 10 round of competition. The results ...

Search for snow days

Erin Rogers, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


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East Grand Rapids High School and the greater East community is saying goodbye to our highly-esteemed superintendent, Dr. Sara Shubel. She is very thankful for her time here in our school district and we hope she continues to show her leadership, advocacy, and lack of snow day compassion. Our di...

Refugee Education Center offers community and transitional help to refugees of Grand Rapids

Ashley Ward, News Editor

April 30, 2018


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Each year, over 90,000 people find refuge in the United States, fleeing persecution and starting a new life in an unknown country across the world. Beginning a new life from scratch is anything but easy, but the Refugee Education Center makes this cultural transition for students in the Grand Rapids ar...

Annual TedX event showcases 5 talented speakers

Annual TedX event showcases 5 talented speakers

Simon Lafleur, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


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Last Saturday, TedX was hosted in the Little Auditorium on March 24. It’s an event where students volunteer to give a 15-18 minute speech on a topic they’re interested in. It’s an opportunity to share ideas and passions with a crowd. This year's theme was "Pioneering" and asked speakers to speak abo...

Community honors the life and positivity of freshman Kai Fitz

Community honors the life and positivity of freshman Kai Fitz

Contributed by the Fitz Family

March 25, 2018


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Kai Benedikt Fitz, 15, of East Grand Rapids, passed away unexpectedly March 14 afternoon from a recently discovered brain tumor. He was kind-hearted, compassionate, and thoughtful. Kai improved the lives of many around him and will forever be remembered for his positivity and love for life. Kai...

Middle school implements new trimester schedule

Middle school implements new trimester schedule

Simon Lafleur, Staff Writer

March 19, 2018


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Big changes are coming to the middle school during the 2018-2019 school year. To allow for middle schoolers to have more electives, the administration has decided to change from the traditional semester style of school to trimesters. Instead of getting to switch their two electives per available slo...

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