Changing my reflection

Changing my reflection

Macy Swiftney
May 14, 2017
Filed under Feature, News, Photo, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Senior Libby Plowman is hard to miss. Her bubbly spirit lights up the room and she constantly wears a contagious smile. She was always the happy and fun kid that brought joy to others, but the happiness that she spread was never felt by herself. “I have always been falsely confident,” said Plowma...

Tennis captain, Julia Bachmann, looks forward to a strong season

Tennis captain, Julia Bachmann, looks forward to a strong season

Spencer Sortman, Reporter
May 5, 2017
Filed under Feature, News, Sports, Top Stories

The swing of a racket, the quick scuffle of feet. Focus and confidence translate to points won. The cliche “practice like you play” is often applicable to top athletes; to senior Julia Bachmann, this phrase means so much more. From the start of practice to its finish, the No. 1 singles player is pu...

Road to refuge: Grand Haven student relives journey from Guatemala to the U.S.

Road to refuge: Grand Haven student relives journey from Guatemala to the U.S.

Aliyah Austin, Copy Editor
March 13, 2017
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

 Crocodiles slithered towards the family paddling through the murky river on a worn-out inflatable motor boat. Their eyes glinted as they watched the boat float away, ready to attack.           Each crocodile possessed 24 sharp, yellowed teeth meant to grasp and crush its victim. Each wielde...

Celebrate each day of March in a unique way

Celebrate each day of March in a unique way

Isabel Bird, Reporter
March 1, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Feature, Top Stories

Most of my time is spent waiting. Whether it’s for the weekend or a holiday, it’s some type of waiting. With each day feeling like a repeat of the other, life tends to get boring and my time seems to be going to waste. National day’s may be unknown to most, but for me it gives me the chance to c...

School district takes “slow and steady path” in mental illness initiative

School district takes “slow and steady path” in mental illness initiative

Aliyah Austin, Copy Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Feature, News

“I’ll start,” a woman across from me said after a moment of silence. She sat upright and rested her arms on the round table. “I’m here because, in 2014, my brother took his life.” The man to my right, Wade VanBragt, stared at his phone as we talked. He forced himself to look up when it w...

Surviving suicide

Surviving suicide

Aliyah Austin, Copy Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Feature

After he read the text message, senior AJ Melton’s bird-like frame crumpled on the sidewalk in front of Jumpin’ Java Coffee House. His sobs sliced through the calm June air. Memories of Melton’s friend Gabby flooded his mind. He remembered splashing around with her in Lake Michigan. As she...

Aaron Blain’s booming excitement entertains kids

Aaron Blain’s booming excitement entertains kids

Madeline Monroe, Reporter
February 7, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Feature, Top Stories

Unlike the stereotypical history class, teacher Aaron Blain’s is full of excitement. When entering his room students are up and talking. A group of kids stands by the door talking about last night's assignment and what they are doing after school. Another group sits on the desks whining about how much...

Hey Chicago, whaddya say!

Hey Chicago, whaddya say!

Chris Hudson, Reporter
December 15, 2016
Filed under Feature, Sports, Top Stories

A select few get the opportunity to have a special tour of the Windy City, especially being able to have one for the Chicago Cubs facilities and beloved Wrigley Field in their lifetime, but seven Grand Haven High school Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) officers and adviser Chad Jettner had ju...

Sikh(ing) acceptance

Caitlin Shampine, Life Editor
December 13, 2016
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Take one look at Rajvir Ghotra’s inviting hazel eyes and one can tell he isn’t the average teenager. He is deeper, more intelligent in the ways of social acceptance. Ghotra is a Sikh, which means he is a part of a monotheistic religion originating from the Indian region of Punjab. This is a...

#AdamsActs

#AdamsActs

Jack Nicholson, Reporter
November 1, 2016
Filed under Feature, News, Top Stories

October is known for celebrating homecoming, Halloween, and many other fall festivities. However, there is something much greater during this month that deserves more attention. After a spectacular win for the Bucs' soccer team, taking home the regional trophy in 1992, star player Adam Provencal en...

Rah, rah, WRONG

Rah, rah, WRONG

Julia Drabczyk, Reporter
November 1, 2016
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

When something gets you down, make a T-shirt about it. This was senior Kathryn Jaeger's mindset when a video was posted on Facebook that bashed on Jaeger about how she sang the buccaneer fight song after the first pep assembly. It was mentioned that the song sounded more like a musical rather than a fi...

Lakeshore Athena Organization awards Principal Tracy Wilson

Lakeshore Athena Organization awards Principal Tracy Wilson

Alexis VanSingel, News Editor
October 28, 2016
Filed under Feature, News, Top Stories

In a room full of nervous energy, Principal Tracy Wilson chatted among her family and colleagues. All at once, the place began to die down as a guest speaker spoke through a microphone, describing a woman who spent the first 10 years of her career as a mathematics and physical education teacher whil...

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