Grand Haven High School named Bridge Magazine Academic State Champ

Grand Haven High School named Bridge Magazine Academic State Champ

Sawyer Hamm, Reporter
March 8, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

Grand Haven High School was recently named one of Bridge Magazine’s 2017 Academic State Champs. This designation was given to 54 of the 620 high schools examined in the state of Michigan, based on the proficiency on statewide ACT tests, percent of graduates who moved on to higher education, and percent ...

Mulligan’s Hollow makes do with warm weather

Mulligan’s Hollow makes do with warm weather

Spencer Sortman, Reporter
February 28, 2017
Filed under Briefs, News, Top Stories

One might think that Mulligan's Hollow would have a rough time this year with little, off and on snow. This, however, is not the case. “Mulligan’s Hollow has been open all year, all hills, all ropes,” hill Manager Benji Stone said. “We were open when many others were not. With recent weather...

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...

Spring Lake and Grand Haven Rowing Club

Spencer Sortman, Reporter
February 12, 2017
Filed under News

Winter training for the Grand Haven and Spring Lake rowing club started on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Coach Paul Winter encourages students to join the training as soon as possible, and within the week of the 6th. The club is off on Monday, Feb. 6 but is usually trains in Ferrysburg City Hall on Ridge Road in roo...

Nick Vance scores a spot in the West Michigan Showcase

Nick Vance scores a spot in the West Michigan Showcase

Karianne Turner, Arts Editor
February 2, 2017
Filed under Briefs, Briefs, Entertainment, News, Top Stories

On Jan. 31, many students, and a few staff members, hit the talent show stage to win a spot in the West Michigan Showcase. This is where students from all over West Michigan compete in their area of expertise, such as academics, athletics, literary arts or the performing arts. 21 kids gave everything...

Hundreds protested appointment of Betsy Devos in Holland on Jan. 28

Hundreds protested appointment of Betsy Devos in Holland on Jan. 28

Aliyah Austin, Copy Editor
January 29, 2017
Filed under Briefs, Briefs, News

A march against the appointment of Betsy Devos to the office of Secretary of Education took place at Centennial Park in Holland on Jan. 28. The protest went from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and participants numbered into the hundreds. Billionaire DeVos is a philanthropist, businesswoman and former chairwoman of the...

YouTubers Unite Transforms into Grand Haven Productions

YouTubers Unite Transforms into Grand Haven Productions

Spencer Sortman, Reporter
January 26, 2017
Filed under Briefs, News, Top Stories

 YouTubers Unite, the club recently started by junior, Arthur Burke is undergoing a few changes and plans to introduce the official GHHS YouTube channel soon. The club has also decided on a new name, “Grand Haven Productions,” due to the wish to bring in more people interested in filmography and ...

Side impact collision takes place in school parking lot

Side impact collision takes place in school parking lot

Alexis VanSingel, News Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

Junior Emalee Childs opened her eyes to the sound of 911 dialing from her car. A numbness took over her legs lying limply underneath the airbag. As she realized what was happening, she screamed in pain and fear. Childs turned head-on into another car. Childs’ friend junior Micala Carpenter witnessed the accident ...

Low turnout for January blood drive

Low turnout for January blood drive

Jack Nicholson, Reporter
January 19, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

The new year was kicked off right with the second annual blood drive for the 2016-2017 school year. Former teacher Todd Diederichsen hosted and organized the blood drive event this past Saturday. The main organization, Michigan Blood, supplies the blood to hospitals throughout the state. “We do three bl...

Meeting for the Careerline Tech Center on the 17th

Meeting for the Careerline Tech Center on the 17th

Spencer Sortman, Reporter
January 16, 2017
Filed under Briefs, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Students who are interested in the Careerline Tech Center can sign up in student services for the meeting taking place on Tuesday, Jan. 17 in the LGI. The meeting is being held during first hour for people with last names A-L and the second meeting is during second hour for last names M-Z. CLTC i...

Jan. 9 Town Hall on Suicide updates community on state of mental health

Jan. 9 Town Hall on Suicide updates community on state of mental health

Aliyah Austin, Copy Editor
January 13, 2017
Filed under Briefs, News

Non-profit social lab Extended Grace hosted a Town Hall meeting on suicide on Monday, Jan. 9 at the Community Center. This was the fourth Town Hall on Mental Illness. “Last year, the community was reeling from the budgetary cuts to Community Mental Health, as well as growing alarm regarding sui...

Five things that happened last week

Five things that happened last week

Ben Ingall, Reporter
December 19, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

Corpus Christi, Texas told its 324,000 residents this past week that they should avoid using tap water after an incident in the industrial district. The water is said to be contaminated from chemicals of a “backflow incident,” though the city has not released the name of the industry responsible....

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