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Girls tennis canceled due to COVID-19

Senior Samantha Korecki serves the ball while preparing for her match.

Addy Wachter, Photo Editor

May 5, 2020

Some people saw it coming and others didn’t. But whether they saw it coming or not, it all comes down to the fact that almost everyone was disappointed, sad, or upset when they heard the news the MHSAA was cancelling all spring sports, including tennis. Senior Samantha Korecki was one of the people...

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

This current year's coordinator's manual for AP testing.

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

Community member Jennifer Stuppy presents to the GHAPS school board on Monday, March 9. She was there requesting the board create a new policy that would require parents to sign a consent form allowing their children to have access to sexually explicit content in district libraries.

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

Sophomore Grace Compagner poses for her photo.

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

Mulligan's Hollow serves as the training grounds for the Grand Haven ski team.

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 Jeremey Wiebenga has been named regional wrestling coach of the year. (Photo courtesy of Jeremy Wiebenga)

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

Pictured are some new books that have been recently added to the library's collection on display.

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....