Digging deeper

Digging deeper

Aliyah Austin, Copy Editor
June 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Since this is my last hoorah, I feel the need to take a different approach to my senior column. If you know me, this should come as no surprise. During my time at GHHS, I’ve realized my passion for fighting for the underdogs and expressing the struggles of those without an outlet to do so. I woul...

The blank canvas

The blank canvas

Sarah Sanders, Reporter
June 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Throughout elementary school, it was hard to find something that I was good at. I tried piano only to find that I had no sense of rhythm. I then was put into gymnastics and ballet, however, that did not last long because I’m about as graceful as a baby giraffe. Nothing seemed to click for me, until ...

I’m already home

I’m already home

Sawyer Hamm, Reporter
June 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Four years ago, in May of 2013, I was finishing up my time at Dr. Augustine Ramirez Intermediate School in Eastvale, California. As far as I knew then, my freshman year would start that August at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, which was close enough to my house that I would bike to school everyday (even ...

Why I shouldn’t be a disc jockey

Why I shouldn’t be a disc jockey

Ben Ingall, Reporter
June 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Music is often a reflection of who we are as people. In other words, if I listen to heavy metal I probably wouldn’t be in the best mood, and I if I listen to the song “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, well, you get the idea. Over the course of high school, as my music tastes have changed, I too ha...

Don’t look down

Don’t look down

Sarah Jane Chrysler, Editor-in-Chief
June 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Let me preface this by stating a true fact: I have absolutely no idea what I am doing. I mean generally, as I go to school and maneuver through my life. I walk with my head held high and pretend that I have some semblance of an idea, but in all honesty, I don’t. I feel like an acrobat about to walk ...

Stay petty

Stay petty

Ysabela Golden, Reporter
May 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion

I’m nearing the end of a four year career at GHHS and there’s still a lot of things here I can’t wrap my head around. Why is it so expensive to play sports? Did they really fix all of the clocks, or are they still randomly untrustworthy? Did someone actually think gold cards would motivate stud...

Improve your life with enthusiasm

Improve your life with enthusiasm

Jack Reus, Reporter
May 12, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Being enthusiastic and happy is a part of my daily routine. People ask me how I maintain such a positive attitude all the time, and I tell them it is just part of who I am. I love being happy.  I try to be confident in myself and make the best out of whatever situation I’m in. But I haven’t alwa...

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...

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 ...

Mastering mindfulness

Mastering mindfulness

Sarah Jane Chrysler and Ben Ingall
February 23, 2017
Filed under In-Depth, Top Stories

In the last five years GHHS has lost at least one student per year to suicide; each one striking the community and helping to uncover the fact that a mental illness epidemic has struck the area. In an attempt to combat this, local schools have asked students what would benefit them, in terms of helping...

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...

Ed Sheeran shows a different style in his new singles

Ed Sheeran shows a different style in his new singles

Caitlin Shampine, Life Editor
January 15, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Review, Top Stories

Sheeran has a reputation of slower heartfelt music, but in these new singles “Castle on the Hill” and “Shape of You,” he challenges that idea. His choice of releasing each song separate was met with a few questions, but upon listening to both, it was clear why he did this; while both songs a...

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