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Local businesses still hiring

Local businesses still hiring

Emma Manzo

June 10, 2019


Filed under Briefs, Briefs, Infographics, News

If you are late to the summer job hunting game or haven’t found the right opportunity yet, here are the top five jobs that are still available in Grand Haven. All these businesses are located downtown on Washington Street or along the pier. Each of these positions requires their own unique set of require...

Small Town Sandwich Shop goes beyond

Small Town Sandwich Shop goes beyond

Alexis Tater and Nick Rice

May 29, 2019


Filed under Arts, Briefs, Briefs, Health, Life, Local, News, Review

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...

Administration closes boys’ restrooms after vandalism

Administration closes boys’ restrooms after vandalism

Caleb Berko, News editor

April 29, 2019


Filed under Breaking News, Briefs, News

All but one of the four boys restrooms in the academic pods will be closed during class time this upcoming week. Additional restrooms will be open during passing time to alleviate any traffic jams that only one open restroom may incur. Principal Tracy Wilson wrote in an email to parents and students t...

Anatomy classes hold blood drive

Anatomy classes hold blood drive

Emma Manzo

April 24, 2019


Filed under Briefs, Briefs, Health, News, Uncategorized

Todd Diederichsen and his anatomy class sponsored a blood drive on April 16. The 82 students who participated donated 60 units of blood to Michigan Blood.   “We want to try to get high school kids to have the opportunity to give and to see how cool it is to help other people, but do...

Blade staff wins Spartan Award

Blade staff wins Spartan Award

Morgan Womack, Life Editor

April 23, 2019


Filed under Breaking News, Briefs, Briefs, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

The Bucs’ Blade staff won a Spartan Award at the spring Michigan Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA) conference on April 23.  The three issues submitted received a score evaluation of 920/1000 points. Spartan Awards are distributed based on the score given by a judge who reviews eac...

Record-breaking season for girls basketball suffers harsh ending in district opener

Record-breaking season for girls basketball suffers harsh ending in district opener

Nick Twa, Reporter

March 6, 2019


Filed under Briefs, Sports

WHAT’S HAPPENING/WHAT IT MEANS: Grand Haven girls basketball took on Muskegon in district playoffs action, falling 52-47 in a hard-fought battle. The final seconds ticked off the clock as a few clutch free throws by Muskegon widened the lead just enough to seal the victory. This means that the senio...

A new tradition: Grand Haven Model UN team preps for first-ever home conference

A new tradition: Grand Haven Model UN team preps for first-ever home conference

Chris Hudson, Editor in Chief

December 12, 2018


Filed under Briefs, News

This Saturday Dec. 15 marks a first for the Grand Haven High School Model United Nations team (GHMUN), as they hold their inaugural conference, specifically in the LGI and four pod 1 classrooms, against three local West Michigan teams - Grandville, Spring Lake and West Ottawa. As the Grand Haven...

Black Out

Paige Horist, Reporter

November 29, 2018


Filed under Briefs, News

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Pool pump now broken

Pool pump now broken

Nick Garvale, Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Briefs, News

The pool is closed for the week until further notice. Pool temperatures drop and water is left unfiltered as the heating unit and pool pump are now broken. The pump of any pool is the key to water circulation. It pushes water through the filter and back out through the main returns. Without this...

Cracking down on the F.D.A’s newfound vaping regulations

Cracking down on the F.D.A’s newfound vaping regulations

Mijan Ahmad Nizam, Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Briefs, News

It all started out with a magical device that at first, had all kinds of different looks. Now, the most popular look is that similar to a flash drive. The e-cigarette was invented to help people of smoking age quit smoking. Recently, the use of these devices has become widely popular among minors. ...

Chemicals in elementary school water raises concern

Chemicals in elementary school water raises concern

Nick Garvale, Reporter

November 4, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Briefs, News, Top Stories

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) were found only in Robinson Elementary school last week in an annual test held by the Department of environmental quality. The concern, within the school district, is continuing work on the treatment of the water, with the school providing temporary bottled wat...