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Junior Alexis Mountford adjusts to coronacation isolation

Junior Alexis Mountford plays with her brother's bearded dragon, Magma, during her time off school

Grace Ostric, Editor in Chief

April 5, 2020

The announcement by Governor Whitmer to close school for three weeks initially shocked and excited junior Alexis Mountford. She, like many other teens, was looking forward to the break and seeing her friends. “I kinda didn’t know what to think, but I thought I was going to be able to hangout wi...

Senior Natalie Bremmer spends quarantine working out

Senior Natalie Bremmer flexes her muscles.

Adrienne Parcheta, Reporter

April 4, 2020

When Governor Whitmer called off school, it was a shock to everyone. It was especially hard for seniors, as their last year of high school was taken away from them in a matter of seconds. Senior Natalie Bremmer is not excluded from these emotions. “At first I was in shock and then I was devastated,” Bremmer...

Junior Lilly Shepard shares her experiences during COVID-19 pandemic

Junior Lilly Shepard poses from the back of her car with her dog Simon during the break from school due to COVID-19.

Camille Berko, Managing Editor for Content

April 3, 2020

Although it came as a shock for many people when Governor  Whitmer closed schools through April 12, junior Lilly Shepard says she was expecting it.  “I wasn't that surprised because I'm also in early college and MCC had already closed,” Shepard said. “I was kind of excited about it.” Acco...

Junior Jack Kurburski lays low during COVID-19 outbreak

Kurburski plays his Xbox One during the outbreak. This is one of Kurburski's main activities during the outbreak, along with homework and eating.

Nick Twa, Business Manager

April 2, 2020

There are many things that have been impacted due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. Among them are routines, activities and events. For junior Jack Kurburski, that is no different. Like other students, Kurburski didn’t know how to react to the news that school would be closed until April 12, n...

Senior Madison Shumaker remains hopeful through coronavirus lockdown

Senior Madison Shumaker remains hopeful through coronavirus lockdown

Macayla Cramer, Reporter

April 1, 2020

For senior Madison Shumaker, hearing about the school closing until mid-April did more than put school and activities on hold. As new announcements come every day from Governor Whitmer, her entire varsity softball season is up in the air, and for the time being the rest of the school year and senior a...

Junior Maddie Hunsicker makes time for family during coronacation

Junior Maddie Hunsicker makes time for family during coronacation

Caleb Berko, Managing Editor

March 31, 2020

Junior Maddie Hunsicker’s initial reaction to Governor Whitmer’s executive order that closed school until April 5 was quite different from her perception of how it’s going now.  “I thought it was super cool at first,” Hunsicker said. “I thought I was just going to have a nice little br...

Senior Jackson Schulte leads activist efforts from home on coronavirus break

Senior Jackson Schulte leads activist efforts from home on coronavirus break

Jacob Welch, Assigning Editor

March 30, 2020

For many, the physical break from the school building has offered opportunities to relax and casually work on assignments from teachers while at home, but for senior Jackson Schulte, this is not the case. “Honestly, I’ve been dying,” Schulte said. “As a very extroverted person who thrives on...

Senior Tess O’Leary makes the most of cornacation isolation

Senior Tess O’Leary makes the most of cornacation isolation

Mike Baldus, Reporter

March 29, 2020

Senior Tess O’Leary is living life one day at a time through her coronacation. When Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced school would be closing until April 5, now through April 12, she O’Leary was relieved the government was doing something.  “It's definitely a health crisis and I'm glad that as a state ...

Junior Miriam DeYoung bonds with family during COVID-19 lockdown

Junior Miriam DeYoung has spent a lot of time with her siblings over the COVID-19 lockdown.

Grace Montgomery, Managing Editor for Design

March 28, 2020

It’s day five of the DeYoung coronacation spirit week: Camping Friday. Junior Miriam DeYoung and her family gather around the campfire with sticks in hand as they roast hotdogs and marshmallows. They are surrounded with warmth and laughter as her dad shares stories about his past.  DeYoung ha...

Senior Emily Stevenson keeps herself entertained during COVID-19 lockdown

Emily Stevenson poses next to a sign of where she works. (Photo courtesy of Emily Stevenson)

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor

March 27, 2020

  Senior Emily Stevenson was excited to have a break off of school due to COVID-19 at first, but now has realized she may be missing out on some last minute opportunities of her senior year. “It’s just my last high school experience and it’s kind of hard to come to terms with,” St...

Senior Kirsten Dykstra fills her “coronacation” with lots of activities.

Kirsten shows off her home made green house garden in her basement.

Grant Engelsman, Photo Editor

March 26, 2020

While other students at Grand Haven High School may have been very surprised or even a bit happy to hear about school closing until April 5, senior Kirsten Dykstra’s first reaction was sadness.     “I am the only senior and the captain of the varsity water polo team this year so I w...

Milligan’s Mitten Mobile car detailing company shuts down amid COVID-19 outbreak

Mason Milligan reads a text book to fulfill his school requirements during the break.

Brendan Vander Meer, Reporter

March 25, 2020

For junior Mason Milligan, his reaction to the COVID-19 break is common among the student body at Grand Haven High School.  “At first I was super excited,” Milligan said. “I’ve been really stressed out the past few weeks about school so I was like ‘yeah a break, I can do this.’”  ...