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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...

Why East needs a programming class

Why East needs a programming class

Lauren Vanden Bosch, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017

Filed under Opinion

When is it too early to start touring colleges?

Auden Elliott, News Editor

May 22, 2017

Filed under Opinion

College tour pictures plaster your instagram and parents and relatives start asking you what school you want to go to freshman year; the question begs to be asked: When is too early? As the enrollment rates for American college...

Jank or Dank: Safe Driving In The Senior Lot

Jack Theut, Business Manager

May 22, 2017

Filed under Opinion

You leave the house at 7:30, rush to the senior lot. Oh no, there's no spots left. You frantically drive around and see the last spot remaining you press down on the accelerator and skerrrrt round the bend. Kapow, you feel a thud....

Choosing the right college

Hub Hejna, Staff Writer

May 22, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Finding the right college is a very stressful and important process for rising seniors. It’s time and thought-consuming, and is often piled on top of an already-packed school schedule. However, in order to make sure you are...

Jank or Dank Kabookie Week

Jack Theut, Business Manager

May 22, 2017

Filed under Opinion

As Kabookie Week approaches it is evident that there are some significant changes taking place. The old format did a great job making the students at East Grand Rapids High School aware of mental health issues. However the new...

Being a new kid in a school you have attended for 12 years

Shannon Ors, Web Editor

May 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Growing up in East Grand Rapids it is easy to become blinded to the fact that it is quite an anomaly to have rosters of sports teams and playbills of drama productions that are comprised of students who have been participating...