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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...

There is no place like home

Hallie Butterer, Maura Burns, and Halsey Smith

March 9, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Asha Lewis Imagine staying in one place for your entire life. Grow up there, live there, go to school there, maybe leave for college but return, raise a family, and retire there. This may sound ridiculous to travel-lovers and exp...

Unhealthy Sleeping Patterns

Katherine Lykins, Staff Writer

January 9, 2017

Filed under Opinion

I remember the good old days, back during holiday break when I had a simple pattern: eat, sleep, repeat… And not much else. Now i'm swung back into the chaos of being a standard high school student, trying to squeeze homework in ...

The medical debate: vaccinations

Hannah Stuursma, Staff Writer

October 18, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Imagine a school full of unvaccinated, disease-prone children playing with the same toys during school.   Imagine a child being diagnosed with whooping cough because one parent disagreed with the powerful vaccinations that...

Grade inflation skyrockets: C is no longer average

Shannon Ors, Web Editor

October 18, 2016

Filed under Opinion

There is a common maxim heard by discouraged students when they receive a bad grade that, “a C is average.” However, the validity of that statement is questionable when considering the average profile of an East Grand Rapids...