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Senior Madison Shumaker remains hopeful through coronavirus lockdown

Senior Madison Shumaker remains hopeful through coronavirus lockdown

Macayla Cramer, Reporter

April 1, 2020

For senior Madison Shumaker, hearing about the school closing until mid-April did more than put school and activities on hold. As new announcements come every day from Governor Whitmer, her entire varsity softball season is up in the air, and for the time being the rest of the school year and senior a...

Junior Maddie Hunsicker makes time for family during coronacation

Junior Maddie Hunsicker makes time for family during coronacation

Caleb Berko, Managing Editor

March 31, 2020

Junior Maddie Hunsicker’s initial reaction to Governor Whitmer’s executive order that closed school until April 5 was quite different from her perception of how it’s going now.  “I thought it was super cool at first,” Hunsicker said. “I thought I was just going to have a nice little br...

Senior Jackson Schulte leads activist efforts from home on coronavirus break

Senior Jackson Schulte leads activist efforts from home on coronavirus break

Jacob Welch, Reporter

March 30, 2020

For many, the physical break from the school building has offered opportunities to relax and casually work on assignments from teachers while at home, but for senior Jackson Schulte, this is not the case. “Honestly, I’ve been dying,” Schulte said. “As a very extroverted person who thrives on...

Senior Tess O’Leary makes the most of cornacation isolation

Senior Tess O’Leary makes the most of cornacation isolation

Mike Baldus, Reporter

March 29, 2020

Senior Tess O’Leary is living life one day at a time through her coronacation. When Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced school would be closing until April 5, now through April 12, she O’Leary was relieved the government was doing something.  “It's definitely a health crisis and I'm glad that as a state ...

Junior Miriam DeYoung bonds with family during COVID-19 lockdown

Junior Miriam DeYoung bonds with family during COVID-19 lockdown

Grace Montgomery, Reporter

March 28, 2020

It’s day five of the DeYoung coronacation spirit week: Camping Friday. Junior Miriam DeYoung and her family gather around the campfire with sticks in hand as they roast hotdogs and marshmallows. They are surrounded with warmth and laughter as her dad shares stories about his past.  DeYoung ha...

Senior Emily Stevenson keeps herself entertained during COVID-19 lockdown

Senior Emily Stevenson keeps herself entertained during COVID-19 lockdown

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

March 27, 2020

  Senior Emily Stevenson was excited to have a break off of school due to COVID-19 at first, but now has realized she may be missing out on some last minute opportunities of her senior year. “It’s just my last high school experience and it’s kind of hard to come to terms with,” St...

Senior Kirsten Dykstra fills her “coronacation” with lots of activities.

Senior Kirsten Dykstra fills her “coronacation” with lots of activities.

Grant Engelsman, Reporter

March 26, 2020

While other students at Grand Haven High School may have been very surprised or even a bit happy to hear about school closing until April 5, senior Kirsten Dykstra’s first reaction was sadness.     “I am the only senior and the captain of the varsity water polo team this year so I w...

Milligan’s Mitten Mobile car detailing company shuts down amid COVID-19 outbreak

Milligan’s Mitten Mobile car detailing company shuts down amid COVID-19 outbreak

Brendan Vander Meer, Reporter

March 25, 2020

For junior Mason Milligan, his reaction to the COVID-19 break is common among the student body at Grand Haven High School.  “At first I was super excited,” Milligan said. “I’ve been really stressed out the past few weeks about school so I was like ‘yeah a break, I can do this.’”  ...

Senior Carter Brown juggles AP classes and coronacation

Senior Carter Brown juggles AP classes and coronacation

Ben Pease, Reporter

March 24, 2020

“I always pictured it happening, but I didn’t know it would happen so soon,” senior Carter Brown said.  The virus has haunted Brown’s senior year since the swim state meet was forced to cancel just weeks prior to school closing. This promptly ended his final year of swimming for the Bucs o...

Tina Reyes talks about working on school work from home

Tina Reyes talks about working on school work from home

Emily Jarrell, Reporter

March 23, 2020

Sophomore Tina Reyes is splayed out across her couch with “Rupaul’s Drag Race” on the TV. She switches back and forth from the TV, her phone where she watches Tik Toks and her chromebook doing her homework assignments.    This is not what she would typically be doing on a Monday at 10:...

Junior Makenna Edwards struggles with online school during “coronacation”

Junior Makenna Edwards struggles with online school during “coronacation”

Cameron March, Reporter

March 22, 2020

Junior Makenna Edwards was taken aback by Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s announcement a couple of weeks ago that schools in Michigan must close until April 5.  “I was surprised,” Edwards said. “I just didn’t think we would actually close.” Albeit surprised, Edwards has been enjoying her ...

Senior Savannah Hankinson learns to spend time at home

Senior Savannah Hankinson learns to spend time at home

Addy Wachter, Photo Editor

March 21, 2020

Senior Savannah Hankinson is not used to being at home 24/7. Before “coronacation” started, she spent her time hanging out with friends, going to school, coaching gymnastics, going out to eat and shopping. Obviously, this has all changed for her, along with almost everyone else in Grand Haven...