The Bucs' Blade

Senior Kathryn McKee is one step closer to attending the U.S. Naval Academy

Aliyah Austin, Reporter

March 25, 2015


Filed under Feature

Her mother peeled open the envelope. The crinkling of the paper flowed through the speakerphone and reverberated through the black Yukon SUV rental, weaving around four apprehensive bodies. Senior Kathryn McKee, her father and her two aunts listened in suspense as they idled at a gas statio...

Pay it forward class pays off

Taylor Fase, Senior staff writer

March 25, 2015


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

A group of 30 hand-selected seniors sat silently in the boardroom of the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) listening to Executive Director Darcy Komejan reveal the unfortunate truth about sexual abuse ranging from infancy to young adults. By the time Komejan was finished with her stories, almo...

Next chapter in family fairytale

Aliyah Austin, Reporter

March 25, 2015


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

He doesn’ t know if his daughter has seen a white person before. He doesn’t know if his daughter will willingly leave the Mende tribe of her home in West Africa to accompany him to her new home in Grand Haven suburbia. He doesn’t know how old she is, though he’s been told she’s...

A star is BØRNS again

A star is BØRNS again

Vlasia Niotis, Web Editor

January 27, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Feature, Top Stories

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Rising Rockers

Jonas Quirin, Photo Editor

January 27, 2015


Filed under Feature

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Socially Stressed

Aliyah Austin, Reporter

January 22, 2015


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Maisy Hoffman Junior Dani Baumgarner’s time to shine ended in kicking and screaming. The evening started out rough. Baumgarner had been in choir for years and sang in countless concerts, but rehearsal the night of the spring concert had taken its toll. The obnoxious chatter of her classmates overwhelmed her more than usual and as she stepped onto th...

Lots of Lutz

Taylor Fase, Senior staff writer

January 22, 2015


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

It’s cold and dark by the time he walks in the door after a day of jam packed activities. Junior Jake Lutz wakes up at 6 a.m. and doesn’t return home until late, depending on the night’s events. When other students see Lutz in the hallway, tall, with curly brown hair, they probably don’t know...

A place to call home

A place to call home

Landon Hudson, Co-editor in chief

January 22, 2015


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

A hand raises among the students in AP Language and Composition. As the teacher’s eyes drift towards the bright girl sitting in the corner, a few students exhale, relieved they weren’t called on this time. Many don’t know her first name. They couldn’t tell you who she is or what’s her story....

Socially Stressed

Socially Stressed

Aliyah Austin, Reporter

January 21, 2015


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Junior Dani Baumgarner's time to shine ended in kicking and screaming. The evening started out rough. Baumgarner had been in choir for years and sang in countless concerts, but rehearsal the night of the Spring concert had taken its toll. The obnoxious chatter of her classmates overwhelmed her more...

Below the scenes of “Shrek the Musical”

Lexie Alexander, Reporter

November 22, 2014


Filed under Feature

Above the stage is where the story is told and songs sung, but below is where the backbone lies. The Pit. The thunderous sound of music within the Pit, makes it nearly impossible to imagine how the students can have any coherent thought, let alone beautifully depict the show through music. “The...

Winter car kit

Winter car kit

Elizabeth Tibbe, Co-editor in chief

November 19, 2014


Filed under Feature, News, Top Stories

A Michigan winter is no walk in the park or drive down the California coastline. You’ve probably gotten the lecture from your parents about driving in the winter but in case of emergency, there are some things you should always have in your car. So load up a plastic tub and throw it in your trunk just...