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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 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...

Powerlifting club wraps up season at state meet

Powerlifting club wraps up season at state meet

Brendan Vander Meer, Reporter

March 12, 2020

The JV and varsity powerlifting clubs recently traveled to North Branch High School to compete at the powerlifting state meet. “It went pretty well,” senior Allison Gardner said. ”Overall, like placing wise, I think we were all satisfied with how we did. I know I gave what I could.” Varsi...

AP exam money is due now

AP exam money is due now

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

March 11, 2020

For students in AP classes, money for College Board exams are due Wednesday, March 11 says testing coordinator Connie Vanschelven. “I can’t begin to tell you how many reminders I have sent out to kids who have AP classes,” Vanschelven said. “There are still kids who owe money.” Back in...

Parent group pleads with school board to implement new policy at board meeting

Parent group pleads with school board to implement new policy at board meeting

Caleb Berko, Managing Editor

March 10, 2020

The Grand Haven Area Public School Board drew a large audience to its monthly meeting at Ferry Elementary on Monday, March 9. 31 individuals shared their thoughts with the board during the public commenting time on the book censorship issue brought about by the “Conservative Parents of Grand Haven” Faceb...

GHAPS leaders respond to parent group’s criticism of literature

GHAPS leaders respond to parent group’s criticism of literature

Bucs' Blade Staff

March 9, 2020

On Jan. 13 at the Grand Haven Area Public Schools Board of Education Meeting, a concerned parent, Jenifer Stuppy, brought to attention a list of books she deemed were “sexually explicit”. In particular, Stuppy took issue with One Man Guy and the supposed graphic sexual situations mentioned in it....

Escape Equation

Escape Equation

Mike Baldus, Reporter

March 4, 2020

Teacher Mark Londot’s precalculus classes reviewed for their test in a unique way on Tuesday, March 3. Students participated in Londot’s original St. Patrick's Day themed escape room to practice probability, combinations and permutations. “I'm hoping they have fun when they learn math or when they pr...

Chalkboard changes perspectives

Chalkboard changes perspectives

Addy Wachter, Photo Editor

March 3, 2020

Jennifer Gwinnup, art teacher at Spring Lake High School, is known for “just teach[ing] an elective” by the other staff members at her school. According to some, art isn’t as important as the other classes and it isn’t a hard class to teach; art is just an elective and nothing else. Even though...

Bucs ski team takes fifth at state finals

Bucs ski team takes fifth at state finals

Brendan Vander Meer, Reporter

March 2, 2020

The boys ski team along with a few individual qualifiers from the girls team traveled to Boyne Highlands last week for the ski state finals.  “This is the best result in many, many years,” coach Anna Braymer said. “The last time the boys team qualified for state finals was 2009 with a 7th plac...

Coach Wiebenga named regional wrestling coach of the year

Coach Wiebenga named regional wrestling coach of the year

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

February 27, 2020

Wrestling coach Jeremy Wiebenga has been recognized as regional wrestling coach of the year. “Just knowing how to support your head coach and follow his lead is a job well done,” Wiebenga said.  He says wrestling head coach Vincent Gervais is well respected and nominated Wiebenga for the award. ...

Library’s collection of books continues to expand

Library’s collection of books continues to expand

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

February 20, 2020

New books are usually ordered several times a month holding 20 to 30 books at a time in a box.  “Normally it takes a week or two to get everything in from an order because some things are back-ordered or Amazon sometimes takes a little bit of time to get here,” media specialist Dana Rider said....

Boys basketball seeks revenge

Boys basketball seeks revenge

Brendan Vander Meer, Reporter

February 20, 2020

The boys basketball team prepares to take on the Caledonia Fighting Scots at home on Feb. 21.  “We feel like we can beat them,” senior Adam Strom said. “We feel like we can play with anybody. We should because we play better at home too.” The boys traveled to face the Scots early on in Feb...