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 ...

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...

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...

Taking on Tolerance: Millennials changing views on religion

Taking on Tolerance: Millennials changing views on religion

Sarah Jane Chrysler, Editor in Chief
December 13, 2016
Filed under In-Depth, Top Stories

Millennials and Generation Z have grown up in the fastest period of change the world has seen. When teenagers have questions it is likely they will turn to Google rather than their parents. Between news feeds flooded with current events and the fact that our lives are documented in 10 second videos and...

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...

Sarah Jane Chrysler

Sarah Jane Chrysler

September 18, 2016
Filed under Uncategorized

Sarah Jane started on the Bucs' Blade in the middle of her freshman year and has been on staff since (not including the second semester of her sophomore year that she studied abroad in Central America). She has worked from reporter to Arts editor during her junior year and now is co-editor in chief. ...

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...

GHTV short film contest

Sarah Jane Chrysler, Arts Editor
May 6, 2016
Filed under Briefs

GHTV is putting on a short film competition from May 2 through the 20th. Students are invited to film two or three minute video about a day in their life. “There is no requirement for what will be in the video other than it is school appropriate and is shot horizontally,” GHTV VP Dale Kruithoff ...

“Furiously Happy” author discusses her mental illnesses

“Furiously Happy” author discusses her mental illnesses

Sarah Jane Chrysler, Arts Editor
March 2, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

These days it has become taboo to talk about issues of mental health. Award winning author, Jenny Lawson, has taken that taboo and thrown it out the window. She struggles with multiple mental disorders and has still been able to successfully write two best-selling books. In one of these, “Furiously H...

Book breaks down high school mental health taboo

Book breaks down high school mental health taboo

Sarah Jane Chrysler, Arts Editor
March 2, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

As high schoolers, we want to hear the truth about the world we are about to step into. We want to know that life is imperfect and that we’re not failing at it because of these imperfections. That it is okay that we are scatter brained and overwhelmed. That reassurance and peace of mind is just what ...

Barbie body: re-imagined

Barbie body: re-imagined

Sarah Jane Chrysler, Arts Editor
March 2, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

An open letter to Society, I have never been a Barbie-girl, this is not a Barbie world and quite honestly, life in plastic does not sound fantastic. People like drama. People like to play off of insecurities and blame the world for the issues they create. We as people, have created the body image stigma...

5 Christmas song remakes

5 Christmas song remakes

Sarah Jane Chrysler, Arts Editor
December 17, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone in a flash, and the same old Christmas music is out and on the loose again. While some songs have only changed ever so slightly over the years, others have undergone complete remakes. Here is a list of old versus new, and good versus bad to help you weed out the no...

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