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Funk forms a new ‘Central’; diminishes past stereotypes with new leadership

Funk forms a new ‘Central’; diminishes past stereotypes with new leadership

Chris Hudson, Editor in Chief

November 28, 2018

Take a left turn then journey through the tainted yellow halls of Central High School to the figurative core of the building: the second to last room on the right, or simply, Mr. Funk’s space. Space, not an enclosed room. Upon entrance as a regular student or an unaffiliated outsider, the comfortable...

Q&A with Central High School principal Paul Kunde

Q&A with Central High School principal Paul Kunde

Maddie Monroe, Editor in Chief

November 27, 2018

When did you start being the principal at Central? “Well this is my 25th year in education total, I’ve spent some time in Spring Lake, Ravenna and Hamilton. In 2006 I had the opportunity to come to Grand Haven which is home to me and my family and I became the principal here at Central High Sch...

Addressing the stereotype of Central High School

Addressing the stereotype of Central High School

Maddie Monroe and Chris Hudson

November 27, 2018

When walking into Central High School, it’s hard not to notice how different it is than Grand Haven High School. As students enter the building in the morning, every teacher lines up at the door, greeting each with a good morning high five and telling them to have a good day.   That’s someth...

Our stories: A deeper look into who Grand Haven is

Our stories: A deeper look into who Grand Haven is

Staff

March 12, 2018

13 stories. 13 people. 13 students out of 2,000. We present 13 articles in an attempt to showcase the different lives of different people. Thank you to those who stepped up to tell us their experiences. With this story package, we hope to foster a conversation about who we are as a school, as a...

Homelessness in Grand Haven

Maddie Brockmyre and Alexis VanSingel

April 13, 2017

Staff editorial Grand Haven is a bubble. We’ve heard it many times before, from teachers, parents and friends. We’re sheltered, homogeneous and privileged. We’ve been told time and time again that it's easy for us to turn our backs on what is happening outside of this high school. We k...

Mastering mindfulness

Mastering mindfulness

Sarah Jane Chrysler and Ben Ingall

February 23, 2017

In the last five years GHHS has lost at least one student per year to suicide; each one striking the community and helping to uncover the fact that a mental illness epidemic has struck the area. In an attempt to combat this, local schools have asked students what would benefit them, in terms of helping...

Taking on Tolerance: Millennials changing views on religion

Taking on Tolerance: Millennials changing views on religion

Sarah Jane Chrysler, Co-editor in chief

December 13, 2016

Millennials and Generation Z have grown up in the fastest period of change the world has seen. When teenagers have questions it is likely they will turn to Google rather than their parents. Between news feeds flooded with current events and the fact that our lives are documented in 10 second videos and...

E-cigs: Students pick up latest smoking trend

E-cigs: Students pick up latest smoking trend

Mike Michalski, Madison Wilder, News Editor, Editor-at-Large

March 14, 2014

It’s Saturday night. You’re on your way over to your friend’s house to relax after a long week of school, work and stress. The minute you get to their house you’re welcomed into the home almost as if you’re family. After hanging up your coat you head downstairs just like you would any other...

In-Depth: Drinking at GHHS

In-Depth: Drinking at GHHS

November 21, 2013

Based on a nationwide survey of over 16,000 seniors collected between 2005 and 2011, results also showed several trends in specific demographics. Students of white ethnicity had significantly high levels of extreme binge drinking; teens in the Midwest were more likely to engage in extreme binge drinkin...