Grand Haven's student publication of community significance since 1927

The Bucs' Blade

Grand Haven's student publication of community significance since 1927

The Bucs' Blade

Grand Haven's student publication of community significance since 1927

The Bucs' Blade

Lakeshore Middle School is the oldest building in the district at just over 70 years. The vote on the bond proposal to replace it takes place on Nov. 7
Bond Vote Set for Nov. 7
Peter Ver Duin, Editor • November 6, 2023
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The donation table for Operation Santa Paws sits empty in the hallway outside room 3113. It waits for donations this holiday season.
Operation Santa Paws: Spreading Love and Joy this Holiday Season
Nathan Burns, Reporter • December 1, 2023

Special education teacher and fundraiser organizer Joshua Wisenbaugh loves his pet dogs and his community....

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Courtesy of: Alexandra Bakker
New Clubs at GHHS: S.A.F.E
Reegan Cook, Reporter • November 29, 2023

A brand new club has started this year, the S.A.F.E. club. (Students Against Firearms in Education) “Gun...

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Calling All Colors is hosting a movie night featuring the film Beans. The film and discussion afterwards are a great way to support Native American Heritage Month. (Photo courtesy of Logan VanderVeen)
Native American Heritage Month Movie Night
Katie Snyder, Editor • November 28, 2023

The Calling All Colors club is holding a showing of Beans (2020). The showing will take place in...

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Matthew Pohl dresses as a beekeeper for Halloween. He uses a model of a bee hive to teach students about how bee keeping works.
Matthew Pohl Dresses Up as Beekeeper for Halloween
Peter Ver Duin and Nathan Burns October 31, 2023

Student advocate and safety coordinator Matthew Pohl dressed as a beekeeper for Halloween. As part of...

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Gina schimmt working on making our building better. she always hard at work rather its supporting stduent or helping a staff member.
Assistant Principals Around GHHS: Gina Schmitt
C Kelly, Reporter • October 26, 2023

  Assistant Principal Gina Schmitt does many things around our building supporting our team with...

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Most of the time, Mike Roberson can be found wandering the halls or in the lunchroom. His goofy personality makes him approachable by all students.
Assistant Principals Around GHHS: Mike Roberson
Reegan Cook, Reporter • October 24, 2023

Mike Roberson is one of the assistant principals you see walking the halls. He works with students with...

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The album cover from Swifts latest release: 1989 (Taylors Version). The album is a re-recording of the original 1989 album with an additional 5 tracks
Taylor Swift Albums Ranked
Peter Ver Duin and Reegan Cook November 16, 2023

Taylor Swift is one of the most influential pop stars to date. With the success of her recorded albums, her newest album, Midnights, and her Eras...

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Opened in 1954, Lakeshore Middle School would be replaced by a new building if the bond issue passes.  The new building would be located at Lincoln and 152nd .
STAFF May 1, 2023
Those opposed to the plan argue the cost is too high for the outcome. Some believe that instead of building a whole new middle school we should just renovate the one we currently have. In actuality, this is not cost-effective. It would be band-aids over bullet holes. Studies indicate fixing up older buildings leaves an immense amount of continuous upkeep and maintenance, ultimately suggesting that a new building would be the more economically rewarding option. 
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Restricting Books = Restricting Knowledge
Sage Jarmosco, Reporter • January 9, 2023

School is a place where we all expect to learn and grow. We depend on our education to broaden our horizons and lead us to new knowledge in the...

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Junior Will Korenstra shoots a three pointer while the Bucs are down. The Bucs went on to win this game 69-62 and increase their win streak to 8. The Bucs will host Dearborn at 7:00 p.m. on Dec. 1.
Boys Varsity Basketball Prepares for Season Opener Against Dearborn Pioneers
Ian Burley, Reporter • November 30, 2023

The varsity boys basketball team plays their first game of the season against the Dearborn Pioneers on...

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Grand Haven Homecoming Football Game 2023
Grand Haven Homecoming Football Game 2023
Peter Ver Duin, Katie Snyder, Reegan Cook, and Nathan Burns October 7, 2023

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TRAINING INTENSIFIES: Senior Jocelyn Tollive flying at the Jenison meet on Sept. 28. All swimmers and divers did exceptionally well winning 162-153 but now they must work twice as hard to bring down Grandville on Thursday.
Girls Varsity Swim Team Prepares to Take on Grandville
Taylor Pokorski, Reporter • October 4, 2023

Following the highly anticipated Jenison meet, the Girls Varsity Swim and Dive team will compete against...

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