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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

Hidden Faces: Janes story - a road to recovery

Hidden Faces: Jane’s story – a road to recovery

Riley Vining, Reporter February 17, 2023

*This story describes depression and suicide in detail throughout the story, including methods by which Jane (for privacy and safety purposes we have disguised her name) has attempted. For those who might...

Hidden Faces: A look at the school districts approach to mental health

Hidden Faces: A look at the school districts approach to mental health

Riley Vining, Reporter February 17, 2023

The sound of 1800 students shuffling from class to class is thunderous. The chattering of caffeinated students electrifies the air. It's just another day at Grand Haven High School. Who would know levels...

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...

Chloe Brackenbury, assited by partner Audrey Cook, works on her squat in advanced weightlifting class (photo credit Megan Voorhees).

Senior Chloe Brackenbury’s power-lifting hobby takes her to the next level

Sarah Mayer, News Editor January 19, 2022

Senior Chloe Brackenbury swoops her fiery locks of hair behind her ears and shakes out her hands. Accompanied by the reverberation of clanging metal and Drake blaring through her AirPods, she prepares...

three of the four Bathroom doors have been locked for the majority of the year (Picture by Caden Buller)

Vicious Vandalism

Caden Buller, Reporter January 18, 2022

The number of vandals is unknown, the reason behind the damage and defacement of school property remains a mystery, but their actions have not gone unnoticed. Students, teachers and especially those in...

Makayla Perrault finishes a 95 pound clean during her CrossFit competition.

Makayla Perrault pushes past limits

Abby Dzikowicz, Reporter November 16, 2021

The low murring of the car roars in her ears. The wind spilling from her open window tugs at her hair, cooling her down from her runner's high. The sense of euphoria and accomplishment after pushing...

ALL SMILES: English teacher Angel Dean lightens the mood during a round table discussion in order to create a welcoming environment that provokes thoughtful discussions. Kids want to be seen, they want to be understood and they want to be cared about and you cant get them to do the things you want them to do until they know that theyre safe and cared about, Dean said.

Teachers John Josephson, Angel Dean and social worker Katie Havey work to mend mental health following periods of virtual learning

Camille Berko, Editor In Chief April 1, 2021

You lost interest in the lesson five minutes in. Your camera and mic are clicked off, you’re still laying in bed and you haven’t changed out of the clothes you slept in. Although you’re well aware...

Impossible Whopper

Adrienne Parcheta, Reporter January 14, 2020

This weekend on one of my frequent commutes around town, I decided to make a quick side stop to Burger King to get a taste of the new Impossible Whopper.  The typical Whopper consists of the meat patty,...

Nick reviewing the  menu in the colorful shop.

Small Town Sandwich Shop goes beyond

Alexis Tater and Nick Rice May 29, 2019

Lexi: Just over the bridge in Spring Lake, Small Town Sandwich Shop is a family-owned business that has been up and running since 2015. They are open every day from 11 a.m. to two p.m. It was satisfying...

Junior Emily Stevenson gives blood. Although many people are wary of needles and blood, most students assure that the pinch was better than expected.

Anatomy classes hold blood drive

Emma Manzo, Reporter April 24, 2019

Todd Diederichsen and his anatomy class sponsored a blood drive on April 16. The 82 students who participated donated 60 units of blood to Michigan Blood.   “We want to try to get high...

Students of science teacher Todd Diederichsen help out at recent blood drive in order to meet local quotas for blood.

Rescheduled blood drive proves to be crucial for West Michigan

Alexis Tater, Reporter March 7, 2019

The blood drive at Grand Haven High School has been rescheduled due to weather. School and church cancellations have created a massive need for blood in West Michigan. The weather has caused many car crashes...

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