Adaptive arts program demonstrates creativity around school

Adaptive arts program demonstrates creativity around school

Lucy Toppen, Reporter

November 7, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Feature, News, Top Stories

The brightly colored human figures pasted up in the hallways recently are a part of an art project by the adaptive arts program inspired by the work of Keith Haring. Keith Haring is well known for his bold and colorful artwork which depicted shapes of humans with expressive lines to show their mo...

Are You up to NaNoWriMo’s Challenge?

Are You up to NaNoWriMo’s Challenge?

Xavier Golden, Reporter

November 6, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Writers everywhere must decide whether or not they shall don their armor and face the petrifying beast known as NaNoWriMo.

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Lakeshore Leadership Group connects with local entrepreneur

Lakeshore Leadership Group connects with local entrepreneur

Nick Garvale, Reporter

November 2, 2017


Filed under Briefs, Briefs, Feature, News

The Lakeshore Leadership Connections group met on Thursday Oct. 26, at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum eager to learn about the importance of leadership through the perspective of one of Grand Haven’s most successful entrepreneurs, Kelly Larson the owner of Sweet Temptations and multiple other locations. ...

Homecoming week leaves students filled with spirit

Homecoming week leaves students filled with spirit

Maddie Monroe

October 3, 2017


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Changing my reflection

Changing my reflection

Macy Swiftney

May 14, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, Photo, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Senior Libby Plowman is hard to miss. Her bubbly spirit lights up the room and she constantly wears a contagious smile. She was always the happy and fun kid that brought joy to others, but the happiness that she spread was never felt by herself. “I have always been falsely confident,” said Plowma...

Tennis captain, Julia Bachmann, looks forward to a strong season

Tennis captain, Julia Bachmann, looks forward to a strong season

Spencer Sortman, Reporter

May 5, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, Sports, Top Stories

The swing of a racket, the quick scuffle of feet. Focus and confidence translate to points won. The cliche “practice like you play” is often applicable to top athletes; to senior Julia Bachmann, this phrase means so much more. From the start of practice to its finish, the No. 1 singles player is pu...

Road to refuge: Grand Haven student relives journey from Guatemala to the U.S.

Road to refuge: Grand Haven student relives journey from Guatemala to the U.S.

Aliyah Austin, Copy Editor

March 13, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

 Crocodiles slithered towards the family paddling through the murky river on a worn-out inflatable motor boat. Their eyes glinted as they watched the boat float away, ready to attack.           Each crocodile possessed 24 sharp, yellowed teeth meant to grasp and crush its victim. Each wielde...

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...

School district takes “slow and steady path” in mental illness initiative

School district takes “slow and steady path” in mental illness initiative

Aliyah Austin, Copy Editor

February 16, 2017


Filed under Feature, News

“I’ll start,” a woman across from me said after a moment of silence. She sat upright and rested her arms on the round table. “I’m here because, in 2014, my brother took his life.” The man to my right, Wade VanBragt, stared at his phone as we talked. He forced himself to look up when it w...

Surviving suicide

Surviving suicide

Aliyah Austin, Copy Editor

February 16, 2017


Filed under Feature

After he read the text message, senior AJ Melton’s bird-like frame crumpled on the sidewalk in front of Jumpin’ Java Coffee House. His sobs sliced through the calm June air. Memories of Melton’s friend Gabby flooded his mind. He remembered splashing around with her in Lake Michigan. As she...

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...

Hey Chicago, whaddya say!

Hey Chicago, whaddya say!

Chris Hudson, Reporter

December 15, 2016


Filed under Feature, Sports, Top Stories

A select few get the opportunity to have a special tour of the Windy City, especially being able to have one for the Chicago Cubs facilities and beloved Wrigley Field in their lifetime, but seven Grand Haven High school Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) officers and adviser Chad Jettner had ju...

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