Logic’s “Everybody” tries hard to be enlightening but falls short of mediocre

Logic’s “Everybody” tries hard to be enlightening but falls short of mediocre

Spencer Sortman, Reporter
May 24, 2017
Filed under Briefs, Opinion, Top Stories

Logic has been one of my favorite rappers, however, his most recent album Everybody is extremely disappointing. Every aspect of the album is a failure, even if it was made with good intentions. Just because an album is heavily centered on social justice doesn’t make it good. Kendrick Lamar is a master of...

“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...

J. Cole’s album “4 Your Eyez Only” explores race in new way

J. Cole’s album “4 Your Eyez Only” explores race in new way

Aliyah Austin, Copy Editor
December 19, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

J. Cole’s album “4 Your Eyez Only,” released a week ago, is a purposefully artful, raw depiction of what it means to be black in the 21st century. Simply put, Cole’s first release since 2014’s “Forest Hills Drive” is beautiful. That’s not a term typically associated with a rap album....

OneRepublic’s “Oh My My”: A Unique Step

OneRepublic’s “Oh My My”: A Unique Step

Spencer Sortman, Reporter
December 13, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

In their most diverse sounding album, OneRepublic offers a new taste for fans who seek varied types of music while also providing the same familiar tunes that made the band popular. While the variety gives the album a fresh sound, it can sometimes be overwhelming for a group not known for new looks ...

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...

Annual Holiday Spectacular takes place Dec. 11

Kevin Swain, Senior Staff Writer
December 8, 2015
Filed under Briefs, News

The third annual Grand Haven High School Holiday Spectacular will take place on Friday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. Tickets, are $7 and on sale under the Seat Yourself icon on ghaps.org and will also be available at the door. The collage concert will feature the wind ensemble, symphony and chamber orchestras,...

Best of the Bucs: senior Natalie Hix

Best of the Bucs: senior Natalie Hix

Marisa McElrath, Reporter
November 19, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Coming from a musical family, it’s no surprise that senior Natalie Hix is an active member of the school’s chamber orchestra. Hix is second chair, in the first violin section and also holds a position as president of the school’s irish music group, GOTAK. “Last year I was in a ‘helping out’ po...

Party playlist

Party playlist

Elizabeth Tibbe, Managing Editor
April 30, 2015
Filed under Entertainment

Prom puts a lot of trust in a DJ to entertain rowdy high school students three plus hours, sometime it works out great, sometime not so much. This year, no matter the remixes played, be sure that your own prom playlist is on point. https://open.spotify.com/user/bucsblade/playlist/3te5Azk0Q9oiWeeGHFWc6E Shut up...

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'...

Random reviews

March 23, 2015
Filed under Entertainment

              MOVIE : Camp Takota I’ve seen the movie with a twenty some year old who has it all: the perfect fiance, a job that will let her grow and do great things, then takes a major blow and loses it all. The one I haven’t seen is where she goes back to summer camp a...

Drake drops unexpected mixtape

Drake drops unexpected mixtape

Adam Abraham, Senior staff writer
February 19, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

I was scrolling through my Twitter feed just past midnight last Thursday - a usual occurrence, especially when I can’t sleep - when I had to do a double take. Then another double take, and another and another. My eyes weren't deceiving me. Award-winning rap artist Drake shockingly released a 17...

Rising Rockers

Jonas Quirin
January 27, 2015
Filed under Feature

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