The Bucs' Blade

Exam waivers motivate seniors to finish strong

Exam waivers motivate seniors to finish strong

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

January 24, 2020

Seniors are exempted from their second semester exams if they’re able to keep up with the requirements. “It’s been very successful,” assistant principal Mike Roberson said. “We’ve seen much better attendance, much better academic success and fewer behavior problems from our seniors.” S...

Ducco’s disappearance debunked

Ducco’s disappearance debunked

Mike Baldus, Reporter

January 23, 2020

Sabin Tamang and Babin Kharel were walking through their usual hangout spot between pods seven and eight when they saw a little yellow rubber duck named Ducco. Ducco was part of a schoolwide scavenger hunt. He was re-hidden since the beginning of the month. Kharel had him in his locker for about ...

D&D club rolls into action

D&D club rolls into action

Morgan Womack, Co-Editor-In-Chief

January 23, 2020

The Dungeons & Dragons club met for the first time today. They will meet on Thursdays from 3-5 p.m. in advisor Eva Clark’s room, 4107.   Sophomores Anna Schmidt and Lane Isbell approached Clark with the thought of starting the club. Sophomore Kasey Sherman gave them the idea.  &n...

Winterfest wonders

Winterfest wonders

Grace Montgomery and Nicholas Rice

January 23, 2020

Grand Haven’s annual Winterfest begins Thursday, Jan. 23 and runs through Sunday, Jan. 26. Beginning in 1979, the event has become a local favorite. People of all ages gather to participate in a multitude of winter-themed activities. Shuttle rides will begin on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m....

Women soccer stars battle for equal pay

Women soccer stars battle for equal pay

Camille Berko, Reporter

January 16, 2020

$99,000. Seems like a lot of money, right?  How about $263,320. Which amount would you rather have? What if I told you the difference between collecting one of these paychecks over another is the difference between being a man or a woman. Shocked? Sadly, I’m not.  The fight for equal pay is ...

Mural magic

Mural magic

Mike Baldus, Reporter

January 16, 2020

Student senate member Sophia Jaeger proposed a school mural and asked Irene Sipe if anyone could make the project happen. Sipe went to Megan Zelenka and put her in charge of a small team of three overseen by Sipe. The Mural design is on Zelenka’s iPad and then projected onto the empty wall where sh...

Weather experts predict winter similar to last year

Weather experts predict winter similar to last year

Camille Berko, Reporter

January 16, 2020

Chief meteorologist of WOOD-TV 8, Bill Steffen, vividly remembers one particular winter over others, the winter of 1982-83. In Grand Rapids on Christmas day that year, the temperatures spiked to a maximum of 65 degrees. “I remember picking a dandelion in my front yard that year. That was one of the wa...

Interact club looks to spread light to GH community

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

January 14, 2020

Interact club is a service club that allows members of the club to go around the community and help out where help is needed.  “It’s an awesome group of people that want to connect with others and serve,” adviser John Mauro said. The interact club statement letter says they reflect on...

Pay It Forward class hosts competition to raise mental health awareness

Pay It Forward class hosts competition to raise mental health awareness

Nick Rice, Reporter

December 18, 2019

The Pay It Forward class is hosting a "Wellness Rail Jam" on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at Mulligan's Hollow from 6-8 p.m. Lift tickets cost $5 and it is $10 to participate. All proceeds will be donated to a local organization to bring aid and awareness to mental illness.   For those who don't know, a rail jam is a fr...

Bucs Pride to hold community fundraiser

Bucs Pride to hold community fundraiser

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

December 18, 2019

The “Battle of the Bridge” basketball game will take place this Friday night in the GHHS Fieldhouse. Girls plays at 6:00 p.m. and the boys play at 7:30 p.m. In addition to the game, the varsity teams of Grand Haven and Spring Lake are going head to head to support the community cares fundraiser....

Klinger launches yearly extra credit project

Klinger launches yearly extra credit project

Morgan Womack, Co-Editor-In-Chief

December 14, 2019

World history teacher Jason Klinger recently assigned his students his yearly, unique extra credit project: to build a replica of a trebuchet.  A trebuchet is a counterweight catapult machine previously used as a weapon in medieval warfare.  Klinger gave them the opportunity to build a trebuchet t...

Winter formal delayed

Winter formal delayed

Mike Baldus, Reporter

December 12, 2019

The Winter formal date is set for Saturday, February 8, 2020.  “For some reason, it's more ninth and tenth graders and less upper-class kids,” Puleo said. ”So they saw a lot of other schools that do a dance in the winter dance later in the year. So they thought, let's try February.”  ...