Spread too thin

Spread too thin

Sarah Jane Chrysler, co-editor in Chief
September 8, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Junior year. Get ready to go into overload with GPA stress, college tours, and the dreaded ACT. It’s safe to say that there is a lot of pressure to kill it this year. I have been told for a long time that junior year is the time to make yourself look good for colleges. That it is important to ...

I’m not ready

I’m not ready

Vlasia Niotis, Web editor
September 8, 2015
Filed under Opinion

I’ve had senioritis since seventh grade. But it wasn’t until senior year that I realized I’m not ready to graduate at all. By now, I’m expected to know what I want to do with my life, where I would like to attend college and what I’m going to do when I graduate. But I don’t and that ter...

Final hoorah

Final hoorah

Landon Hudson, Editor in chief
September 8, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

"Just wait until you're a senior," they said. "You can take easy classes and blow off your last year" they said. I'm sitting here a week before Labor Day practically up to my knees in AP assignments, college applications, ACT prep, work, and last minute to-dos. Needless to say, I'm waiting for t...

Senior Column: The Most Important Thing

Senior Column: The Most Important Thing

Schaefer Thelen, Sports Editor
May 20, 2015
Filed under Opinion

High school transforms people. I would dare to say that not one of my classmates is the same person they were four years ago. But what causes this inevitable change? Is it that we simply develop and mature? Sure. Is it that we begin to discover what's important to us and who we are as individuals? Definitely....

Senior Column: Not Afraid

Senior Column: Not Afraid

Adam Abraham, Senior Staff Writer
May 20, 2015
Filed under Opinion

I was walking back to our rental car, a white Acura, in the parking lot of a high school in Las Vegas. My black, sweat-soaked West Michigan Lakers’ jersey draped around my neck and shoulders for the final time. I was about to open the passenger door when I heard Tringali --the founder of the AAU team...

Senior Column: Breakdown to my Senioritis

Madison Wilder, Editor in Chief
May 20, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Never have I felt more ready for something than I do for graduation. The culmination of four years of vomit, sweat and teen spirit in its purest form. One does not simply breeze through high school without being bombarded on more than one occasion by at least two of those things. The memories and experiences...

Swain’s Train volume one

Swain’s Train volume one

Kevin Swain, Reporter
April 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

  My Anaconda don't... My Anaconda don't... My Anaconda don't want none unless you got buns hun   Oh my gosh, look at her butt Oh my gosh, look at her butt Oh my gosh, look at her butt Look at her butt (look at her butt)  From the song “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj, 2014   And it'...

Setting them straight

Connor Weber, Reporter
February 5, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Well it’s fixed. We have cured racial prejudice. Everyone loves everybody. Right? Or was the school improvement video featured on Martin Luther King Jr. day just another band-aid; a beautiful way to showcase Grand Haven’s talent while making it look more accepting. Perhaps this argument...

Life is what you make it

Madison Wilder, Editor In-Chief
November 10, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Your Turn

I believe in the achievers. I don’t know where I would place myself on the scale of average student achievement. I don’t quite feel qualified to call myself an overachiever or an underachiever. My poster of the periodic table in eighth grade was good, but it didn’t light up like the other girls....

Increasing the minimum: good intentions with bad outcomes

Vlasia Niotis, Web Editor
October 6, 2014
Filed under Opinion

On Sept. 1, Michigan workers saw a minimum wage increase from $7.40 to $8.15. This increase will continue until the wage reaches $9.25 per hour by 2018. For a lot of teenagers this sounds like a pretty good deal--and it’s supposed to. For business owners and adults, not so much. Don’t get me...

Senior staff columns

Senior staff columns

Senior Edition Staff
May 20, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

With the Class of 2014 graduating, some of the senior staff members on The Bucs' Blade decided they wanted to share their final thoughts on life as high school students. Click on any of names below to read their column. Kaia Hayes, Editor-in-Chief Lexi Carter, Managing Editor Mike Michalski, News Editor Olivia Seaver, Feature E...

Silence is worth a thousand words

Lexi Carter, Managing Editor
April 26, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Picture this-- You're sitting on a bus going into town. You strike up a conversation with the man next to you. He's completely normal. Has a normal family. A normal job. Lives a normal life just like you. But there's one thing you don't know about him. It's not something you can see, he doesn't have...

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