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Marijuana is not a schedule one drug.

Marijuana is not a schedule one drug.

Carlos Rappleye, Photo editor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Feature, News, Opinion, Top Stories

Marijuana is undoubtedly, inarguably illegal. There’s no wiggle room in that statement because under federal law it’s considered a schedule I drug, the same classification as heroin and ecstasy. This means that marijuana is also considered more dangerous than historically deadly drugs such as ...

Passion for fashion

Julia Drabczyk, Reporter

January 9, 2018


Filed under Fashion, Feature, Photos

How would you describe your fashion? KS: I would describe my style as unique. I have a unique fashion sense because of my passion of how I put my colors together. Color coordinating, but not too much, not too less, its just perfect. I have a passion for fashion. I love clothes. I just love to look good, I love accessories. I like to pop out and look different to people.   Who or what in...

Winter Wardrobe

Winter Wardrobe

Julia Drabczyk, Reporter

January 9, 2018


Filed under Fashion, Feature, Photos

Layers Layers layers and more layers are key for winter style. Winters in Michigan are too cold to wear your summer picks, so simply snatching a summer dress then pairing it with soft leggings underneath and a thick cardigan will do the trick. Another option is matching a dress with an over sized s...

Adaptive arts program demonstrates creativity around school

Adaptive arts program demonstrates creativity around school

Lucy Toppen, Reporter

November 7, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Feature, News, Top Stories

The brightly colored human figures pasted up in the hallways recently are a part of an art project by the adaptive arts program inspired by the work of Keith Haring. Keith Haring is well known for his bold and colorful artwork which depicted shapes of humans with expressive lines to show their mo...

Are You up to NaNoWriMo’s Challenge?

Are You up to NaNoWriMo’s Challenge?

Xavier Golden, Reporter

November 6, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Writers everywhere must decide whether or not they shall don their armor and face the petrifying beast known as NaNoWriMo.

Lakeshore Leadership Group connects with local entrepreneur

Lakeshore Leadership Group connects with local entrepreneur

Nick Garvale, Reporter

November 2, 2017


Filed under Briefs, Briefs, Feature, News

The Lakeshore Leadership Connections group met on Thursday Oct. 26, at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum eager to learn about the importance of leadership through the perspective of one of Grand Haven’s most successful entrepreneurs, Kelly Larson the owner of Sweet Temptations and multiple other locations. ...

Homecoming week leaves students filled with spirit

Homecoming week leaves students filled with spirit

Maddie Monroe, Editor in Chief

October 3, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, Photos, Top Stories

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Changing my reflection

Changing my reflection

Macy Swiftney, Reporter

May 14, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, Photo, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Senior Libby Plowman is hard to miss. Her bubbly spirit lights up the room and she constantly wears a contagious smile. She was always the happy and fun kid that brought joy to others, but the happiness that she spread was never felt by herself. “I have always been falsely confident,” said Plowma...

Tennis captain, Julia Bachmann, looks forward to a strong season

Tennis captain, Julia Bachmann, looks forward to a strong season

Spencer Sortman, Reporter

May 5, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, Sports, Top Stories

The swing of a racket, the quick scuffle of feet. Focus and confidence translate to points won. The cliche “practice like you play” is often applicable to top athletes; to senior Julia Bachmann, this phrase means so much more. From the start of practice to its finish, the No. 1 singles player is pu...

Road to refuge: Grand Haven student relives journey from Guatemala to the U.S.

Road to refuge: Grand Haven student relives journey from Guatemala to the U.S.

Aliyah Austin, Reporter

March 13, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

 Crocodiles slithered towards the family paddling through the murky river on a worn-out inflatable motor boat. Their eyes glinted as they watched the boat float away, ready to attack.           Each crocodile possessed 24 sharp, yellowed teeth meant to grasp and crush its victim. Each wielde...

Celebrate each day of March in a unique way

Celebrate each day of March in a unique way

Isabel Bird, Reporter

March 1, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Feature, Top Stories

Most of my time is spent waiting. Whether it’s for the weekend or a holiday, it’s some type of waiting. With each day feeling like a repeat of the other, life tends to get boring and my time seems to be going to waste. National day’s may be unknown to most, but for me it gives me the chance to c...