“More Life” showcases Drake’s unique talents

“More Life” showcases Drake’s unique talents

Spencer Sortman, Reporter
April 10, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Review, Top Stories

More Life, a title that completely embodies Drake’s new album. More Life, an extremely varied showcase for the adept artist and his signature voice. At first listen, the album sounds a lot like Drake’s last album, Views, released in 2016.  However, its unique sounds combined with Drake’s usual skil...

Parent Problem

Parent Problem

Sawyer Hamm, Reporter
December 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Sports, Top Stories

My dad has a reputation with the referees at my water polo games. He has been known to get heated when he feels they are missing fouls or calling unfairly. I remember a few experiences when he even went to go talk to the referees during or after the games about how unhappy he was with them. This is n...

Staff editorial: Stronger in solidarity

Staff editorial: Stronger in solidarity

Staff
December 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Religion has become an increasingly complex and touchy subject to talk about. In 2016 there have been bombings, hate speeches and even riots in the name of religious beliefs. It is not just one group either. Between organizations such as ISIS and Westboro Baptist Church, it seems as though there is no...

A Hairy Situation

A Hairy Situation

Anastasiya Kahanova, Reporter
December 1, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Being an exchange student means experiencing lots of new things. For exchange students in the United States, it means hamburgers for breakfast, lunch and dinner, crazy socks and sandals and no judgement about how you look and what you wear; unless you haven’t shaved your legs. Last August, when...

Final thoughts on the election

Final thoughts on the election

November 8, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

On Nov.7, four Bucs’ Blade staff members attended both the Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton rally in Allendale and Grand Rapids. After 12 hours, 22 Snapchats, 10 Tweets, four Instagram posts and 60 miles round trip these devoted journalists have gathered their final thoughts on this crazy, mixed-up...

Political Opinion

Political Opinion

Anastasiya Kahanova, Reporter
November 7, 2016
Filed under News, Opinion, Top Stories, Uncategorized

The first thing I heard about the election in the United States, “You are so lucky not to live in this country.” Since 2014 a war has been waged against my homeland, Ukraine. Crimea, in the eastern part of the country, is currently annexed by Russia. As president, Barack Obama, has supported...

Culture is not a costume

Culture is not a costume

Aliyah Austin, Copy Editor
November 1, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Sitting at my aunt’s feet, I slouched against the stained brown couch. Her dark hands tugged at my kinky curls. She detangled each ringlet, prepping my hair for cornrows. Once I was tangle-free, she divided my hair into small sections and started braiding. I distracted myself from the smell of Dollar...

Pre-senioritis

Pre-senioritis

Sarah Jane Chrysler, Arts Editor
June 8, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Top Stories

  As my junior year draws to a close and most of my friends graduate, my mind is anywhere but the class I am sitting in. It is outside with my friends who are done with school and hammocking or taking day trips. It feels like it is time for me to graduate, but somehow I will end up right ba...

This is our night

This is our night

Emma Dale, Senior Reporter
May 20, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

“This is our night” my best friend chants. Whether we are on our way to a sporting event, dance, or even just driving by the beach to pass time, she always makes it clear that tonight is our night and anything is possible. Pressing the idea that we can do whatever our hearts crave and go whereve...

Stranded in the Andes

Aliyah Austin, Life Editor
February 17, 2016
Filed under Feature, Opinion

I found myself stranded in the Andes. The mountains stretched up into the hazy heavens and I was drowning in electric blue. I wanted to reach toward the sky to capture the infinite freedom of the pearl clouds and the flaming sun. I was 15 and I had no idea why the hell I was there or how I mana...

Valentine’s Day is more than bae

Karianne Turner, Reporter
February 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion

A sergeant leader of an army grew angry at his soldiers’ unwillingness to leave their wives behind. To fix this, he banned all marriages. Outraged by this new law, St. Valentine continued to marry people. The leader discovered this rebellion. On Feb. 14th, St. Valentine was beheaded. Today, we celebra...

Creating a ripple

Taylor Fase, Senior Staff Writer
January 28, 2016
Filed under Opinion

There's a misconception in the world that in order to make a difference, you have to donate large amounts of money to an organization. This couldn't be further from the truth. Giving back is about gaining knowledge to raise awareness. It's about sitting down and listening to a friend who nee...

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