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Milligan’s Mitten Mobile provides quality detailing

Milligan’s Mitten Mobile provides quality detailing

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

January 17, 2020

Mud and dust are sprayed off a car as the water hits the surface. The car is soaked in water and drips down the driveway leaving a trail. The water is then changed to soap and soap is sprayed in every crease and crevice of the car's exterior. It looks like a giant spray paint project with the so...

Portenga testing the waters with marine biology

Portenga testing the waters with marine biology

Mike Baldus, Reporter

January 16, 2020

Staring through the glass protecting the beluga whales at Shedd Aquarium, Steffanie Portenga’s marine biology class is mesmerized by them. The class was supposed to visit the sea lions, but they were not cooperating.  As the students wind their way through various exhibits, they watch a show ab...

The future of politics is on the horizon

The future of politics is on the horizon

Caleb Berko, Managing Editor

January 14, 2020

The creaks in the floor of the Ottawa County Democratic Party Headquarters Office echo off the wood floor and block walls. Every sound is amplified.  The walls are decorated with various campaign posters for the upcoming election and voter registration forms line the wall behind a conference t...

Senior discovers passion for video

Senior discovers passion for video

Morgan Womack, Co-Editor-In-Chief

December 5, 2019

Senior Oscar Sipe never goes home. It’s 4:00 p.m. on a recent Friday night and Sipe isn’t out with his friends or unwinding at home like most high schoolers. No, you can find him at the LC Walker Arena chatting with his coworkers cheerfully as he sets up his equipment. The stadium is empty, the L...

Bad breath(alyzing)

Bad breath(alyzing)

Caleb Berko and Sam Woiteshek

November 26, 2019

Senior Olivia Striegle strolls through the brisk autumn air, swings open the shiny, metallic doors to the athletic entrance and immediately becomes log-jammed by a thick line of people. But there is no cause for concern - this is typical for any high school dance. As the line crawls its way to ...

Smaka earns 500th win in volleyball

Smaka earns 500th win in volleyball

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

November 26, 2019

The match reaches an end, the Bucs have won against Reeths Puffer and the players rush to the court. As the Bucs feel great about the win and Reeths Puffer is at a low, the opposing teams begin to line up to shake hands to say “good game” or “gg.” Coach Aaron Smaka’s team falls away from the line o...

FORCED INTO PHYSICS

FORCED INTO PHYSICS

Mike Baldus, Reporter

November 26, 2019

Physics teacher Katy Walters stands behind her desk, music playing in the background. Her students, filled with energy, are getting in their last few words before she announces the assignment. Her students adjust their positions. Walters guides them through the days assignment, a “simple machines lab.” The...

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

Grace Montgomery, Reporter

November 26, 2019

Exchange students from all over the world set foot into Grand Haven High School, overwhelmed with their new surroundings. “Exchange students, you know, are just like any other kid,” teacher Ben Lawrence said. “They want friends, they want to feel connected. But, it's not necessarily their job...

Steering toward the future

Steering toward the future

Emma Manzo, Reporter

November 26, 2019

The sun rises over an off-white school bus, its energy absorbed by the solar panels on the roof. This electricity allows the bus’ owner, science teacher Laura Knochenhauer,  to switch on the light inside. Throwing on her coat she steps outside into the brisk morning air with her poodle Winnie. ...

Coaching: International Style

Coaching: International Style

Brendan Vander Meer, Reporter

November 25, 2019

For Greg Immink, it was unusual to see him outside of a sports event. In fact the 3 sport athlete was described as a “shining star” by Michigan State’s head basketball coach Tom Izzo. Immink’s approach to the game fortified his ability to dominate against his opponents.  Although Imminks life was surrounded by spor...

Dog gone good

Dog gone good

Grace Ostric, Reporter

November 25, 2019

Amidst a bustling, colorful, elementary school classroom sits a companion curled peacefully underneath a table and staring up with sweet puppy dog eyes. It’s hard to imagine with all the distractions that Emmy, a 16 month old golden retriever puppy, wouldn’t be barking or chasing her tail. But Emmy i...

Sophomore expresses personality through writing

Sophomore expresses personality through writing

Caleb Berko, Managing Editor

November 9, 2019

Modestly strutting down the halls at school, sophomore Tate Zellman makes sure to connect with someone every day. He asks a friend how they’re doing and says hello to a stranger. This is the nature of Zellman’s personality.  So it comes as no surprise when Zellman published his first novel, he dec...