The East Vision

Whether or not brands should take a political stance

Lauren Vanden Bosch, Staff Writer

January 7, 2018

Filed under Opinion

In late November, the well-known American sustainable outdoor clothing company Patagonia reacted vehemently to the news that two National Park reserves in Utah were being drastically reduced in size in order to develop more l...

It’s not okay to be racist

Nick Van Hekken, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion

On Nov. 4, flyers with the words “it’s okay to be white” were put around East Grand Rapids, supporting white supremacy. Some of the flyers were simply put on people’s cars or on trees, while some were put on signs in front...

IBL is more than basketball

Michael Barnes, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

For the dozens of students that flood the gym after school for pickup basketball games, the time has finally come. Saturday mornings for many will once again will be spent in the gym battling it out for immense bragging rights....

Want to put an end to sexual assult? #metoo

Anna VanderLaan, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Unfortunately, sexual assault is not uncommon among women, nor is it an unprecedented issue. However, the recent #metoo movement, which gained popularity among women following sexual allegations filed against Hollywood produce...

The DOs and DON’Ts of Spam Accounts

Erin Rogers, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017

Filed under Opinion

An Instagram account created solely to receive attention for scandalous photos, college acceptance letters, emotional posts, and flaunting the abuse of drugs and alcohol is known as a spam account. Spam accounts center around...

Finding your sweet spot

Lauren Vanden Bosch, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Before freshman year, my life was like a ride on the Hogwarts Express. Life moved slowly enough that I could admire the scenery as it rolled past. But entering high school put life into an entire new gear, and everything has ac...

The reality of mass shootings

Marisa Mooney, Editor-in-chief

October 31, 2017

Filed under Opinion

It seems that around twice a year we can expect to turn on our TVs to see that another major mass shooting has occurred. In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in American history, we can see that this experience is nothing...

B grades aren’t necessarily bad

Emily Bergstrom, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017

Filed under Opinion

High School is considered one of the most stressful times of our lives. Applying to college, getting good grades, and reprinting the English paper that you left at home are thoughts that consume our mind. How are we supposed t...

Why veganism sucks

Natalie Regan, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Ever since I was little, I never understood why my mother and sister went on diets. I just never was  interested in limiting what I could eat. I don’t know about anyone else, but I love food. I love going to IHOP with my da...

What Nora knows…about finding your voice

Nora Verdier, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

With the start of a new school year, there is one specific goal I am trying to work on as a junior: finding my voice. For many, it is an easy task; I am in awe of students who can eagerly contribute to a conversation in class, who...

Does the SAT hurt more than it helps?

Grayson Powell, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017

Filed under Opinion

From the PSAT that can be taken from the start of freshman year to the ACT and SAT that can be re-taken until college applications are sent off senior year, high school is full of standardized testing ― but how much is this system...