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

Grand Haven's student publication of community significance since 1927

The Bucs' Blade

Senior Clara Squio De Cezaros drawing of the Bavaria Statue proved to be a favorite by students and teachers alike. With just a graphite pencil she created this fan favorite, working hours at a time until completion.

A look back on the 2024 Art Show with senior Clara Squio De Ceazaro

Taylor Pokorski, Reporter May 14, 2024

What art classes have you taken? Intro to studio, drawing one and two, and advanced portfolio. What class has been your favorite? I enjoyed drawing one the most, there were more people to interact...

SEPTEMBER 13, 2007: Kanye West at the in-store signing of his new release Graduation held at the Virgin Megastore Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood. Courtesy of PopularImages.

Where to Draw the Line between the Art and Artist?

Reegan Cook, Reporter May 10, 2024

One of my classmates recently shared that their favorite artist is rapper Kanye West. As a Taylor Swift fan, I knew about their drama, but I didn't think West was a horrible person. Then, I searched ¨Kanye...

Senior Megan VanKuiken has been a part of the art program since her freshman year in Intro to Studio. The two lidded jars pictured above won the Dennis Foley award at the Holland Debut art studio.

Senior Megan VanKuiken reflects on 2024 Art Show

Taylor Pokorski, Reporter May 9, 2024

Senior Megan VanKuiken, this years Future Educator Award was selected for good reason. Vankuiken is a dedicated artist with a passion for what she does. Her entries in the 2024 Art Show alone are evidence...

The cover from Swifts most recent album : The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology. Originally just a 16 track album, it turned into a double album with 31 tracks 2 hours after release. Id written so much tortured poetry in the past 2 years and wanted to share it all with you, said Swift in an Instagram post.

Taylor Swift Albums Ranked

Reegan Cook and Peter Ver Duin May 2, 2024

UPDATED 4/30/2024 Most fans anticipated that Taylor Swift would release reputation TV as her next album. Instead, she announced her brand new album, The Tortured Poets Department, on Feb. 4, 2024,...

Social media is something most every teen has on there cell phones. But, have we stopped to think about the consequences social media may have on young growing minds?

Rise in Teen Depression Caused by Social Media

C Kelly, Reporter April 30, 2024

According to analytics, I spend six hours daily on my phone, which is 20 hours and 13 minutes for the week. Specifically, I distribute about three hours and 52 minutes on Instagram, one hour and 32 minutes...

Artworks will be displayed in the auxiliary gym. Works from ceramics to digital arts will be out for viewing through April 28.

Art student’s hard work will soon pay off at the annual Art Show

Taylor Pokorski, Reporter April 24, 2024

The Annual Art Show is once again returning to Grand Haven’s auxiliary gym. Doors open Wed. April 24 at 6:00. In addition to displaying exceptional artwork, 24 seniors will be recognized at the 6:30...

Benji Stones picks for Record Store Day 2024. Its absolutely incredible music, a psychedelic country album in a way, he said about Sweetheart Of The Rodeo 50th Anniversary.

Record Store Day: A Timeless Tradition Celebrated Among Record Collectors

Reegan Cook, Reporter April 19, 2024

Nowadays, with the ever-growing presence of streaming services, physical media is becoming less and less common. Despite this, there has been a recent rise in record collecting among teens and young adults....

Students can find Mr. Cook in the lunch room during all lunches, in his pod 7 office or around the school. Either way, students are encouraged to report issues to Mr. Cook, or just say a quick hello.

Fresh Faces: Adam Cook

Taylor Pokorski, Reporter March 20, 2024

Adam Cook, student advocate and safety coordinator isn't exactly new to GHHS. Wrestlers from years past will recognize him as Coach Cook, the brains behind the wrestling team.  How long have you...

GOTAK prepares to perform at the American Legion.  Saint Patricks day is kind of our thing Melissa Meyers said to the crowd before starting.

GOTAK Performs Irish/Celtic Tunes at American Legion

Reegan Cook, Reporter March 18, 2024

GOTAK performed at the American Legion Post #28 to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day on Sunday, Mar. 17 .  Students decked out in their green gear and got to eat traditional Irish stew before performing.  Melissa...

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
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