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Engineering team spirit

Engineering team spirit

Landon Hudson, Co-editor in chief

March 20, 2014


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Creativity. Inspiration. Engineering. Fellowship. Competition. FIRST Robotics is more than just manufacturing a machine. The majority of us only see the robot, a metal contraption roaming a field. We don’t consider the amount of time and effort that goes into it: the programming, precision, designing ...

InFocus: With A Zookeeper

Ellyse VanDyke, Reporter

March 20, 2014


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Ever wonder what happens to the zoo animals during these long winter months? Animal Care Advisor Dan Malone of the John Ball Park Zoo gives us a look at what the animals do during the snowy season. Q: Where do the zoo animals go in the winter? A: The animals that the zoo owns stay there year round. The anim...

InFocus: Michael Fowlin

InFocus: Michael Fowlin

Mike Michalski, News Editor

December 19, 2013


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Speaker Michael Fowlin gave a total of five presentations in the Grand Haven area between Dec. 12 and 13. At the high school he gave two, one to freshmen and sophomores, the other to juniors and seniors. After his last presentation a crowd gathered to speak with Fowlin one on one. His stage was torn ...

Pre-show Preparation at Footloose

Austin Schouman, Entertainment Editor

November 15, 2013


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For all the work that goes on during the actual performance of Footloose, a whole lot more goes into pre-show preparation. Entertainment Editor Austin Schouman embedded himself backstage in the two hours leading up to showtime to see exactly what goes on. 2 hours to curtain Actors, actresses and mem...

Running with angels

Running with angels

Maggie Lalonde, Reporter

November 7, 2013


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The runners cross the finish line a grueling 3.1 miles later, exhausted but ecstatic. They look down at the broad smiles transforming the faces of the teens situated in strollers. The race was over, and their students had won the pride and accomplishment of competing when they could not have by their own devices. Members of myTeam Triumph-Lakeshore Chapter, an athletic racing ride-along program for those with disabilities who wish to race with assistance, participated in the Old Boy’s Brewhouse Oktoberfest 5k in Spring Lake on Saturday, Sept 28. Students Bradley Langemaat ( Zeeland), Gatlin Swinton (Grand Haven), Alex Priese (Grand Haven), Travis Renkena (Grand Haven), and Morgan Ream (Muskegon), referred to as “Captains”, raced with the help of program volunteers, known as “Angels.” The only qualification for being an Angel is a love of running, and a physical ability to finish the race. “T...

InFocus: Beau Ruster

InFocus: Beau Ruster

Emily Bruch, Reporter

November 7, 2013


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Most kids’ summers consist of playing video games, or anything else that can pass the time and turn their brains to mush. Junior Beau Ruster tried something different. He invested his money in the stock market.  Ruster’s investing hobby not only passed the time, but it also rewarded him with $10,000, and lots of new knowledge of the country’s economy.   Q: Where did you get the idea to invest your money in the stock market? A: My uncle is a big investor and he got me interested in it so then I did a lot of research and started doing it by myself. Q: Have you always been interested in stocks? A: No, but I’ve always been looking for ways to make a lot of money so it seems like a good way. Q: How long did it take you to make $10,000? A:  Around six months. Q: Are you planning on putting the money towards college? A: I’m planning to just keep investing it, but if I need to use it for coll...