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Students walk out to end gun violence

Students walk out to end gun violence

Luke Diehm, Staff Writer

March 19, 2018


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At East Grand Rapids High School, all students are encouraged to work for what they believe in. Recently, students all around the nation organized a student-led walkout in response to the fatal Florida school shooting in February. The initial intent of the walkout was for students to leave their cla...

Robotics team successfully completes their third robot

Robotics team successfully completes their third robot

Asha Lewis, Managing Editor

February 22, 2018


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East Grand Rapids Robotics (otherwise known as FRC 5980) has this season in the bag – literally. “We have to seal our robot in a bag,” Clara Luce ‘18 said. “We’ll be here until midnight on Bag Day probably scrambling to finish our last-minute things. Then we just seal it up.” Luce ...

IB DP “Mythbusters”

Lauren Vanden Bosch, Web Editor

January 19, 2018


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Note: Myths & mythbusters 1-10 can be found in the print edition of the newspaper. Myths & mythbusters 11-15 are only on the web.  Myth #1: You have to be academically gifted in order to enroll in the IB DP. Mythbuster: The IB DP at East values open enrollment, so no minimum GPA is required in order to enr...

We the People team wins 15th State Championship

We the People team wins 15th State Championship

Paul Janes, Staff Writer

January 14, 2018


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On Jan. 12 the EGRHS We The People team took their seats at the Michigan State courthouse to compete for the state title. After a disappointing performance at Districts the team was looking to redeem themselves at the state level. However, they didn’t just vindicate themselves, but they also surpa...

Girls Swim team wins their 21st state championship, their first as a Division 2 team

Girls Swim team wins their 21st state championship, their first as a Division 2 team

Natalie VanderZyden, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


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After being moved up to being a Division 2 team, the Girls Swim team came out just as strong as they did in a lower division. Months of training and preparation finally paid off when they ended their season with a victory at the states championship meet. Ileah Doctor ‘18 led the team with a first place...

City proposes new Gaslight master plans

Asha Lewis, Managing Editor

December 4, 2017


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“Summertime Sin City” is how many referred to East Grand Rapids back in the 1830s when it was known for its roadhouses and gambling. From its agricultural roots all the way to its famous amusement park, EGR has observed major changes and may be seeing some more in the years to come. “You w...

School district discusses inclusivity in community

School district discusses inclusivity in community

Marisa Mooney, Editor in Chief

December 4, 2017


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After a letter sent was sent to the Superintendent by a concerned community member inquiring about the way racism is taught and learned within the classroom, the board of education set its October agenda to discuss diversity efforts within the school district and to open up a larger discussion within t...

The Sign Wars

The Sign Wars

Nora Verdier, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


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Signs Appear On the weekend of Nov. 4th, white supremacy signs were posted up on telephone poles and plastered over community members’ yard signs, covering messages promoting diversity and inclusion with messages promoting the alt-right. Needless to say, community members did not take it lightl...

7 athletes commit to their future athletic careers

7 athletes commit to their future athletic careers

Emmeline Roney, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


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Chances are, if you have made it all the way to college athletics, you have dedicated countless hours, sweat, blood, and tears into the sport you play. You have sacrificed relationships, sleep, and time in order to balance your sport,  grades, and personal life. Finally, for eight East students, this e...

Tradition of Excellence turns 100

Maura Burns and Ashley Ward

May 26, 2017


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2017 marks the 100th year of East Grand Rapids High School. In 1917, a small, brick schoolhouse was built on the grounds of the current Wealthy Elementary, housing grades 1-12. Over the past 100 years, the district has added 5 more school buildings, and district has been able to expand its education p...

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