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...

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...

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...

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...

The ghetto people next door

Aliyah Austin, Life Editor
December 7, 2015
Filed under Opinion

The weathered blue planks of my aunt’s apartment building jutted out at me as I ambled up the grimy steps. Thinking back to our conversation from a few months ago,  I stepped over the browned blood splatter. I could imagine her with her long brown hair pulled back in a lazy pony tail, laying on th...

Why the drinking age should be lowered

Kevin Swain, Senior Staff Writer
November 23, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Near a heavily fortified North Vietnamese bunker in 1969, Gordon Ray Roberts committed a nearly unmatched act of bravery and maturity: risking his own life in the face of the enemy. Roberts, who was 19, though pinned down by enemy machine gun and grenade fire, charged and silenced a 2-man fortificat...

Apathy in the Uncharted

Apathy in the Uncharted

Jacob Wencel, Reporter
October 29, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

The low strings of the quartet draw loudly, tribal drums beat and rattles and more strings strung. I look to see white doves flutter from ancient statue to ancient statue, each one overgrown with a barrage of leavey mess. Don’t get too excited. It’s only the main menu of a video game on my te...

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...

Staff Ed: Building Blocks

Staff Ed: Building Blocks

Staff
October 29, 2014
Filed under Uncategorized

Grand Haven has been ridiculed for racism, bad sportsmanship and TP-ing. We’ve sat through endless Whale Talks, assemblies about inclusion and we’ve constantly been told not to be zebras. Now, the ridicule has turned to praise. After four years of knowing who would be on the class of 2015 Homecoming...

Opinion: Friends beyond Facebook

Opinion: Friends beyond Facebook

Maggie LaLonde, Reporter
February 26, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The lights are off, but the basement is lit by the glowing screens of cell phones. The silence is broken by a giggle, and your friend showing you a hilarious tweet as she clicks the favorite button (perhaps from Mike Michalski?). Everyone laughs, but quickly whip their heads down and enter back into th...

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