The Bucs' Blade

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...

Steering towards the future

Steering towards 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...

What’s up with the 12th Buc?

What’s up with the 12th Buc?

Caleb Berko, Managing Editor

November 9, 2019

Year after year, the student section is the source of energy and excitement for our football, soccer, basketball, and numerous other sports teams.  They show up and bring the heat. They’re the ones who stomp their feet on the North side of the bleachers every game, they’re the ones shouting (a...

Just another night

Just another night

Caleb Berko, Managing Editor

November 7, 2019

It’s Sunday. It’s 5:30 a.m. You’re probably still asleep and that’s okay because you had a big week with a few tests. But off in the quiet halls of GHHS, with the aromatic smell of fresh-brewed coffee spilling into the air, the football coaches of Grand Haven High huddle up in the athletic co...

What you need to know – November 5 election

What you need to know – November 5 election

Jacob Welch, Reporter

November 4, 2019

In dark debate rooms, chilling council meetings and zippy zoning discussions, a group of five sit above the rest - papers shuffling, microphones abuzzing and something that knowingly or unknowingly has changed the feeling of the room, an issue has cast a looming shadow over the approaching November 5...

What’s in it for Student Senate?

What’s in it for Student Senate?

Nick Twa, Reporter

October 28, 2019

You walk into school and you see decorations strewn about the different pods. Many different colors and patterns, but all following one specific theme. These decorations may seem out of the ordinary, but then you look around and you realize something. It’s homecoming week.  Then there’s event...