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Grand Haven's student publication of community significance since 1927

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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...

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...

In Focus with Francesca Sipe

In Focus with Francesca Sipe

Hailey Neely and McKenzie Stanhope, Reporters March 29, 2023

Junior Francesca Sipe is a student who attends Careerline Tech Center where she focuses mainly on her work in digital form. Now, let's take a deeper look into one of her pieces and what inspired it. What...

In Focus with Megan VanKuiken

In Focus with Megan VanKuiken

Hailey Neely and McKenzie Stanhope, Reporters March 24, 2023

Junior Megan VanKuiken has recently been recognized by her art teacher, Irene Sipe, for her talents in ceramic work. Megan has always loved doing art, ever since elementary school. She began doing ceramics...

In Focus with River Parcheta

In Focus with River Parcheta

Hailey Neely and McKenzie Stanhope, Reporters March 21, 2023

River Parcheta has recently been recognized by his art teacher, Irene Sipe, for his talent in ceramics. Parcheta's work always has an eclectic and unique feel. Let’s take a deeper look at one of Parcheta's...

In Focus with Annaliese Wise

In Focus with Annaliese Wise

Hailey Neely and McKenzie Stanhope, Reporters March 20, 2023

Annaliese Wise was recognized for her dedication to the arts, specifically hand-thrown pottery. Having gone through some life-changing events and living in multiple places around the country, Annaliese...

In Focus with Jack Campbell

In Focus with Jack Campbell

Hailey Neely and McKenzie Stanhope, Reporters March 17, 2023

Recently, junior Jack Campbell was recognized for his dedication to the arts, specifically jewelry. He works with many mediums and techniques, both in school and at home. Let's take a deeper look at Jack’s...

Sidelines

‘Sidelines’ falls short

Violet Kemperman, Reporter May 23, 2022

Phoebe Bridgers is currently on tour in support of Punisher, the album that was released in 2020. She released her new single, “Sidelines,” shortly after the trailer for Conversations with Friends,...

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...

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Beach House sticks close to home in new album

Ben Pease, Arts and Entertainment Editor March 3, 2022

The dream pop duo of Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally have been recording music under the name Beach House since early 2006. Notorious for dreamy, cinematic pop ballads and harmonies, Beach House comes...

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