The Bucs' Blade

Rugby put on hold

WINNING: The girls rugby team pictured after their third place win in fall 2019.

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor

October 9, 2020

Due to COVID-19, rugby has been put on hold for this school year.  “I think it’s the right thing to do,” rugby coach Tom Foley said. “I don’t think there’s a way to meet the mandates in the game of rugby, it’s just too much of a contact sport.” Foley coaches girls rugby in the fa...

MHSAA lifts restrictions on sporting events

Spectators watch on during the Grand Haven v East Kentwood game.

Jacob Welch, Assigning Editor

October 7, 2020

The Michigan High School Athletic Association recently removed venue size restrictions on all sporting events, with a limited capacity of 500 for indoor activities and 1000 for external activities, effective immediately on Oct. 6. "As of October 6, if an indoor event is in a fixed indoor seating venue .....

Senate leaders reflect on their career coming to an end

Senate leaders reflect on their career coming to an end

Camille Berko, Managing Editor for Content

May 20, 2020

Like every other club and sport, Student Senate’s seniors missed out on a big part of their year. Senior Class President, Caleb Berko, is eager to find some closure.  “We are hopeful we can get back together once this is over - not just as a senior senate group - but as an entire senior class,...

Senior Connor Worthington reflects on time spent with Team G.H.

(Photo courtesy of Connor Worthington)

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor

May 18, 2020

Senior Connor Worthington was disappointed when Governor Whitmer canceled school due to COVID-19 because he was missing out on the last part of his senior year. “There’s activities to look forward to especially at the end with seniors,” Worthington said. “I understand why [school was canceled...

Although Science O season was canceled, seniors move on and take experiences with them

Although Science O season was canceled, seniors move on and take experiences with them

Ben Pease, Reporter

May 15, 2020

Along with many other clubs and sports, the Science Olympiad team faced the cancelation of their season due to the coronavirus outbreak this spring.  Senior Samantha Kasbohm was full of disappointment and shock when she discovered school and the Science O season was canceled. “I was very upset a...

Senior Kaelyn Stafford reflects on time lost on the field

Senior Kaelyn Stafford reflects on time lost on the field

Camille Berko, Managing Editor for Content

May 14, 2020

For one group of students, the coronavirus outbreak has hit harder than most. Senior athletes looking forward to their final season wearing Buccaneer colors won’t get the chance to finish this chapter of life on their own terms now. Although their story continues, an abrupt end to an important ch...

Trumpet section leader Carson Bretz reflects on band experience

Trumpet leader Carson Bretz shakes band director Iain Novoselich's hand at the

Morgan Womack, Co-Editor-In-Chief

May 13, 2020

Before heading off to their second hour on Friday, March 13, band director Iain Novoselich had his first hour students play the song “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”  This song has been a tradition for the Grand Haven High School bands as a piece for the seniors to play at their final concert, usual...

Orchestra seniors yearn to practice just one more time with fellow musicians

Orchestra seniors yearn to practice just one more time with fellow musicians

Caleb Berko, Managing Editor

May 11, 2020

If it weren’t for a pandemic, the orchestra would be performing in its final concert of the year. A grand send-off for its seniors who have dedicated so much to the program.  Assistant concertmaster and senior Kathryn Ackerman was sad to see that opportunity taken away.  “I didn’t real...

Pay it Forward seniors get creative in the midst of COVID-19 outbreak

The Pay it Forward class poses for a picture at Out Side In, a local mental health facility that uses animals to treat patients.

Emily Jarrell, Reporter

May 8, 2020

It’s no secret that COVID-19 has messed up a lot of people’s plans, but little did senior Tahlia Lehmann and Sam Hager know it would flip the Pay it Forward projects around 180 degrees. “We had to change our project,” Hager said. “We will not be able to do our original project and we're stil...

Choir seniors Sophia Bates and George Fullerton reflect on experience in award-winning program

Choir seniors Sophia Bates and George Fullerton reflect on experience in award-winning program

Mike Baldus, Reporter

May 6, 2020

Seniors Sophia Bates and George Fullerton did not expect the last time they’d sing alongside their choir family to be in late March. Bates was a leader in the alto section and Fullerton is a well-experienced member of the bass section.  “I was really upset, well not really at first, I kind of expec...

Girls tennis canceled due to COVID-19

Senior Samantha Korecki serves the ball while preparing for her match.

Addy Wachter, Photo Editor

May 5, 2020

Some people saw it coming and others didn’t. But whether they saw it coming or not, it all comes down to the fact that almost everyone was disappointed, sad, or upset when they heard the news the MHSAA was cancelling all spring sports, including tennis. Senior Samantha Korecki was one of the people...

National Honor Society cancelled due to COVID-19

NHS is responsible for volunteering at many events, such as fire prevention night

Grace Ostric, Editor in Chief

April 30, 2020

The National Honor Society (NHS) meetings are cancelled for the rest of the school year. There is no definite plan of what is going to happen next year for graduating seniors and juniors who did not finish their requirement of 15 service hours.  Service hours for events that were scheduled but got cancelled d...