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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

Senior Calvin Poll, playing his role 
 narrator in the The Grim Brother Spectaculathon. As the thespian prepare to take on the Michigan Interscholastic Forensic (MIFA) regionals.

The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon Performed by Grand Haven Thespians at Regionals, Qualifies for States

C Kelly, Reporter February 2, 2024

The Grim Brother Spectaculathon is a play the theater program has been working on since Christmas break. Rita McLary, director of theater, entered the program into the Michigan Interscholastic  Forensic...

Duplissis celebrates on the podium with the other placers in the Tulip Invitational. Courtesy of Leah Duplissis.

Tulips and Tumbling: Q&A with Future Spartan Cady Duplissis

Reegan Cook, Reporter February 1, 2024

Cady Duplissis is a senior and recently took first in the Tulip City Gymnastics Invitational. She's been doing gymnastics since she was 3 and strives to be the best she can be.  Which event is your...

Team captain Roman Smith runs past the map of the GHHS cross country course where he ran his first race. I just stuck with it and I grew to love it and its a big part of my life now, Smith said.

Committed to Improvement

Peter Ver Duin, Editor January 30, 2024
Senior Roman Smith's Remarkable Cross Country Career
Matthew Pohl Student safety advocate and local beekeeper, works diligently when handling his many hives in just his backyard!

Bees In the Backyard

C Kelly, Reporter January 24, 2024

Student safety advocate Matthew Pohl pulls on his white, heavy-duty beekeeper suit as he gets ready to face the black and yellow honeybees that have been working creating honey. He shields his face with...

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy is a heartwarming story with many hard themes for all ages.

“The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,” warms the heart

Taylor Pokorski, Reporter January 22, 2024

From its illustrations of ink, watercolor, tea stains, or dog prints, to its beautifully inconsistent unorthodox writing style, "The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse," by Charlie Mackesy is nothing...

Bolla is pictured playing both Cinderella and The Prince during the play. Come see the show on Saturday in the PAC at 2pm!

Nick Bolla Stars in The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon On Saturday

Reegan Cook, Reporter January 19, 2024

The next show the theater program will produce is The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon, which the actors will take to districts on Saturday, Jan. 20.  “It's a story about mashed-up fractured fairy tales...

Orchestra teacher Melissa Meyers snaps to keep the rhythm. Her students play in sync forming a harmony that resonates down the music wing.

Melissa Meyers Strikes a Chord with Students, Receives Teacher of the Year Award

Nathan Burns, Reporter December 22, 2023

Walking down the music wing, you’ll find conductor Melissa Meyers sitting in the center of the orchestra room flipping through her sheets of music while the sound of her students tuning their instruments...

Senior Jordan Smaka rises above the cast of Mary Poppins. The was the first show in Grand Haven Theater Department history to include an element of theater such as flight which made for a very visually appealing play.

Play Hits New Heights

Katie Snyder, Editor December 19, 2023

Theater took a gravity-defying twist in the recent Mary Poppins production. The cast set a goal to take the theater experience to new heights and ran with it… Or rather flew. Senior Jordan Smaka...

Math teacher Jordan Connon is handing out papers. These papers will help aid students in grasping the mathematical concepts he teaches.

Fresh Faces: Jordan Connon

Nathan Burns, Reporter December 15, 2023

Jordan Connon is a welcome new face to the building. Found in room 2108, he teaches math at a variety of levels and is there to support his students through their learning. Who is your favorite musical...

English teacher Will Hewitt helps two students on an assignment during academy. Hewitt welcomes any questions on any assignments.

An English Teachers Unexpected Journey to Educating

Ian Burley, Reporter December 15, 2023

  When Will Hewitt decided to go to a dinner party for one of his college classes, the thing he never anticipated was that it would influence his future career choice. At the time, Hewitt was...

Courtesy of: Josh Walters

Dislocated from Varsity: How One Tennis Player Unconventionally Recovered Faster

Reegan Cook, Reporter December 8, 2023

Hearing the words “You can't play”  from a doctor is one of the worst things to ever happen to an athlete. You have one of two options. Wallow in self-pity, or dust yourself off and make a plan. Junior...

Spirit week is a fun opportunity for students to get into the holiday spirit. This  brightens the mood in halls and ends the semester in a festive way.

Spirit Week

C Kelly, Reporter December 8, 2023

A tradition that has been going on for over 20 years, Spirit Week is a fun and exciting way to get students and staff in a cheerful spirit for the holidays. Each day leading up to Christmas break, there...

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