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Sophomore expresses personality through writing

Sophomore expresses personality through writing

Caleb Berko, Reporter

November 9, 2019

Modestly strutting down the halls at school, sophomore Tate Zellman makes sure to connect with someone every day. He asks a friend how they’re doing and says hello to a stranger. This is the nature of Zellman’s personality.  So it comes as no surprise when Zellman published his first novel, he dec...

Students participate in special education inclusion talent show

Students participate in special education inclusion talent show

Emma Manzo, Reporter

October 26, 2019

Jeremy Wiebenga held the 2nd annual special education inclusion talent show during third hour on Oct. 18. The audience was enthusiastic and supportive; they cheered, clapped, even waved 10 signs. The performances ranged from dancing and singing to comedy and an artwork display. “It was super cute,...

Applied week pushes students to plan for college

Applied week pushes students to plan for college

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

October 18, 2019

The only way to find out if college is the best fit for students is to go on college visits.  “I like the idea that you’re looking at a college to see if they have majors, strong majors that suit you well,” counselor Steve Evink said. If unable to visit colleges on your own, students can s...

Dance team performs at special education talent show

Dance team performs at special education talent show

Emma Manzo, Reporter

October 17, 2019

The dance team and Gavin Hubner are performing at the 2nd annual inclusion talent show for students with special needs and autism during third hour on Friday Oct. 18 in the Performing Arts Center. The event is hosted by Jeremy Wiebenga.  “We still want to showcase their special talents and this give...

Trivia champion teaches with twist

Trivia champion teaches with twist

Emma Manzo, Reporter

October 11, 2019

It is not every day you meet someone who is a state trivia champion and describes himself as a fantasy sports god, but GHHS now has John Josephson in its midst. After dropping out of MSU law school, Josephson decided to return to GVSU to pursue his dream of teaching. “I just thought, I need to do something th...

Science teacher “Big Stan” prepares for Iceland trip in 2021

Science teacher “Big Stan” prepares for Iceland trip in 2021

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

October 5, 2019

Science teacher Scott Stanley has been planning a trip to Iceland since last spring that will be taken sometime in June of 2021.  “Well, for me, its been a dream for me to take students there for quite awhile,” Stanley said.  He wanted to share this dream and get people to explore outside of Grand Haven.  ...

Small Town Sandwich Shop goes beyond

Small Town Sandwich Shop goes beyond

Alexis Tater and Nick Rice

May 29, 2019

Lexi: Just over the bridge in Spring Lake, Small Town Sandwich Shop is a family-owned business that has been up and running since 2015. They are open every day from 11 a.m. to two p.m. It was satisfying to be able to walk into a place for once that was welcoming, along with containing a variety of differ...

Downtown Grand Haven’s new hang out spot

Downtown Grand Haven’s new hang out spot

Alexis Tater, Reporter

May 6, 2019

You may have seen it on your social media feed already, there is now a rustic and warmly-tinted little cafe on Washington Avenue that was opened to the public on Feb. 23. The Michner’s bought the storefront which housed Coffee Grounds, tore down a few walls, and renovated it. The Side Bar is a pa...

Jason Klinger brings world view into classroom to inspire deeper thinking

Jason Klinger brings world view into classroom to inspire deeper thinking

Alexis Tater, Reporter

March 21, 2019

Jason Klinger was 8 years old when he stood in Germany and watched in amazement as the Berlin wall came to the ground. He was speechless as he watched the large concrete blocks fall. Graffiti sprayed on the walls with letters to lost loved ones eventually fell apart, but families and lovers who wer...