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Celebrate each day of March in a unique way

Celebrate each day of March in a unique way

Isabel Bird, Reporter

March 1, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Feature, Top Stories

Most of my time is spent waiting. Whether it’s for the weekend or a holiday, it’s some type of waiting. With each day feeling like a repeat of the other, life tends to get boring and my time seems to be going to waste. National day’s may be unknown to most, but for me it gives me the chance to c...

Success of “The Foreigner” leaves cast and crew grinning

Success of “The Foreigner” leaves cast and crew grinning

Karianne Turner, Arts Editor

February 27, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

On Feb. 25 and 26, the drama team performed “The Foreigner” in the new Buccaneer Little Theater, also known as the old ensemble room. This humor filled play featured junior Erik Livingston as ‘The Foreigner’ Charlie, who arrives in Georgia by the force of his friend Froggy, played by sophomore...

Sarah Topliff and Megan McCarthy receive a Division I rating

Sarah Topliff and Megan McCarthy receive a Division I rating

Ysabela Golden, Reporter

February 27, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Grand Haven has high standards for its band kids, built up by years of competitive successes and their (borderline cultish?) devotion to their art, their instruments, and their bandmates. Not to disappoint us, the students who participated in their recent Solo and Ensemble Festival returned having upheld...

Katy Perry releases another catchy pop song

Katy Perry releases another catchy pop song

Benjamin Ingall, Reporter

February 27, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Katy Perry released a new song Feb. 21 with the title “Chained to the Rhythm.” The song features fellow artist Skip Marley and has a mellow but fast beat. At first listen, this song doesn’t really seem to have much meaning to it. It’s the typical pop song that has repetitive lyrics and simple...

“The Foreigner” preview

“The Foreigner” preview

Anna Ackerman, Reporter

February 24, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

What: Seven participants will put on a play called “The Foreigner”. It’s about a man who is thought to not know English, and through this learns the secrets of many others. When: Friday Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. and Saturday Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. Where: Performances will take place in the Buccaneer L...

Hidden Figures challenges social roles

Hidden Figures challenges social roles

Sarah Sanders, Reporter

February 22, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

So here I am in the library check out line. I was getting a “Calculus for Dummies” book, to help with my Calc BC class. The lady next in line looked at me then over at the books I was checking out, her eyes widened and our conversation went something like this. “Did you see Hidden Figures?”...

Goodbye 2016, hello quality entertainment

Ysabela Golden, Reporter

February 22, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

2016 was no one’s favorite year (excepting maybe a few homicidal clowns), but it did do us the favor of leaving behind a pile of pretty interesting media for us to sort through in the new year. So while you’re waiting around for 2017’s summer blockbusters to finally arrive, here’s a couple picks...

Lumineers shine bright at VanAndel Arena

Lumineers shine bright at VanAndel Arena

Jack Nicholson and Julia Drabczyk

February 7, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

More oomph than the usual softened tempo, the echoing vocals and instrumentals in the howling gridiron, and the amount of people laughing, hypnotized by the music was more than just an enjoyable experience, it was one of a kind. Thursday, Jan. 19, the Lumineers played at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids. Uniq...

Aaron Blain’s booming excitement entertains kids

Aaron Blain’s booming excitement entertains kids

Madeline Monroe, Reporter

February 7, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Feature, Top Stories

Unlike the stereotypical history class, teacher Aaron Blain’s is full of excitement. When entering his room students are up and talking. A group of kids stands by the door talking about last night's assignment and what they are doing after school. Another group sits on the desks whining about how much...

Nick Vance scores a spot in the West Michigan Showcase

Nick Vance scores a spot in the West Michigan Showcase

Karianne Turner, Arts Editor

February 2, 2017


Filed under Briefs, Briefs, Entertainment, News, Top Stories

On Jan. 31, many students, and a few staff members, hit the talent show stage to win a spot in the West Michigan Showcase. This is where students from all over West Michigan compete in their area of expertise, such as academics, athletics, literary arts or the performing arts. 21 kids gave everything...

La La Land leaves viewers lovestruck

La La Land leaves viewers lovestruck

Karianne Turner, Arts Editor

February 2, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Simply from watching the trailer of La La Land, this movie comes across as a cheesy musical where the characters all burst into song every few minutes, the whole town joins, and everyone knows the words to whatever song and dance. So as I sat down in the theater, I prepared myself for another lovey-dovey...

Rogue One bores viewers

Rogue One bores viewers

Donte Lillard, Reporter

January 23, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Dull, boring, and unnecessary; these are all things that describe Rogue One and its main character Jyn Erso. Rogue One didn't feel like a Star Wars movie to me. It felt more like a generic war movie. Star Wars has loveable characters, in Rogue One the only interesting characters are ones we've seen...