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MAN OF STEEL: Senior Aidan Pike shows of his catch after a long day of fishing in the cold river water. (photo courtesy of AIdan Pike)

Pike Fishing

Caden Buller, Reporter May 19, 2022

For most students, fishing is uncommon in their household. They may know what it is, or they may have caught a largemouth bass with their grandpa years ago. But, no matter the case, they don’t share...

Record Revolution

Vinyl is trending once again

Mike Baldus, Reporter May 12, 2022

The Find Discount Retail is located at 1705 S Beacon Blvd, Grand Haven, neighbors with Lucky Tea Cafe and West Michigan Nutrition. The companies mission is to provide cheap prices while also giving back to the community. ““My reason for giving back is because we’re all human and we all experience so much negativity, that there’s no reason not to be kind and help others,” Freeman said.

New Discount store opens in town, benefits Grand Haven community members

Sarah Mayer, News Editor March 30, 2022

Becky Freeman always knew she wanted to find a way to give back to her community. What she couldn’t quite figure out was how.  But, her dream began to click into place as she and her husband sat...

PERFECTION IS KEY: Final checks are done on the robot before the competition starts to make sure its dialed in and ready to go. 
(Photo by Jake Roberson)

Radiant Robotics Club

Caden Buller, Reporter March 30, 2022

From 6-8 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, the Robotics Team works tirelessly on their robot to make sure every nut, bolt and wire is put into place, and placed right. The roster for...


Peyton Balavitch, Reporter March 29, 2022

  Astrology has become widely popular due to the rapid growth of the practice of spirituality. Whether it is through yoga or chakras, or even just checking your horoscope on social media posts.  What...

A student gets her temperature checked amidst the rise and fall of COVID-19 cases.

Community still feels need for precautions despite decrease in cases

Sydney Kroll, Reporter March 11, 2022

We are all familiar with the smell of urgent cares and the feeling of COVID-19 tests tickling your sinuses. Overhearing your peers and local news stations droning on about the latest variants and severities...

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS: Large turn out of fans at the senior night game for both Buc teams. They wore neon to support Give and Glow. (photo by Emily Walcott)

Supportive Student Section

Caden Buller, Reporter March 11, 2022

The bustling gyms, the crazy themes, the chants and all the works the student section place in to support our basketball team has returned after a bizarre one and a half years off. Students have put in...

SAW IT: Brian Williams saws a small piece of wood to use in an upcoming project.

Brian Williams creates masterful wood creations

Megan Voorhees, Photo Editor March 9, 2022

As the blue wooden door slowly creaks open, a loud buzz and mechanical whirr become audible. A heavy woodsy smell creeps into your nostrils as you take the final step into the garage where you are transported...

Perez doesnt give her diagnosis the power to define her. She forms meaningful relationships and lasting memories, such as with social worker Laurel Hotchkiss. “Melody is such an amazing person,” Hotchkiss said. “She cares deeply about others and is always looking for new ways to meet people.”

Junior Melody Perez maintains positive perspective on Moebius Syndrome

Sarah Mayer, News Editor March 9, 2022

Getting homework done, maintaining a high GPA, participating in extracurricular activities and having a social life are just a few of the things that high schoolers stress about.  Not junior Melody...

Meghan Brentana holds an attitude at the barre while warming up for the rest of class.

En Pointe for success

Abby Dzikowicz, Reporter March 8, 2022

Backstage, anxiety’s high. The loud music is muffled by the thick curtains, making it sound like you’re underwater. On autopilot, the heat from the stage light warms her skin. She stares into the...

CUDDLES: One of Jaxs signature moves is staying calm and allowing students to pet him when they need his support. He also will often instinctually lay at their feet when they meet with Rinkevicz to discuss their mental health.

CHS emotional support dog brings comfort and joy to students

Camille Berko, Editor In Chief March 5, 2022

The ability to sense emotions and know exactly how to help is a skill many humans might never master, but is one that most dogs are born with.  Jax, a 10-month-old English Cream Golden Retriever, has...

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