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Senior Mock Trial team receives Honorable Mention at regional tournament

Senior Mock Trial team receives Honorable Mention at regional tournament

Alexis VanSingel, News Editor

February 27, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

The Senior Mock Trial team received honorable mention at the regional tournament this past weekend. All three teams traveled to Ann Arbor on Saturday, Feb. 24 to compete in a simulation of jury trials. “Our program is very new,” Senior member Audrey Reus said. “Most (other teams) have been around...

2018 Winter Olympics: Results from Feb. 18

Chris Hudson, Editor in Chief

February 19, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Sports, Top Stories

Notable American Results: In the second to last Sunday of winter Olympic competition from PyeongChang, with numerous events having medal events on the line, the United States was not able to make any major moves in the hunt and kept its overall total at 10 medals, a disappointing outing by any regards ...

The Chalkboard Project comes to Grand Haven

The Chalkboard Project comes to Grand Haven

Julia Drabczyk, Reporter

February 16, 2018


Filed under News, Photos, Top Stories

Words matter On Feb. 12 and 13 The Chalkboard Project began. Senior Hailey Bethke, one of the head members of The Chalkboard Project for GHHS, explains the intention of the project. “The goal of the chalkboard project is to combat negative perceptions with positive truths,” Bethke said. “S...

Evan Yasick’s invention goes to NASA qualifiers

Evan Yasick’s invention goes to NASA qualifiers

Caleb Berko, News editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Briefs, News, Top Stories

Evan Yasick is currently a semifinalist in a nationwide competition to invent and design a tool that has the capability  to do two or more purposes and can work in zero gravity. If he is a finalist, his tool could be used by astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS). “[My tool] holds...

Talent show roundup

Jack Nicholson, Reporter

February 16, 2018


Filed under Briefs, News, Top Stories

Kaityln Sowles took home the gold medal in solo performance during the talent show on Jan. 30 for her act. Sowles is a big fan of contemporary dance and hip-hop mixture, allowing her control and creativity for her solo recommended by her teachers and choreographers. “My heart was racing,” Sowl...

Model UN succeeds at Ann Arbor

Model UN succeeds at Ann Arbor

Jack Nicholson, Reporter

January 18, 2018


Filed under Briefs, News, Top Stories

The club’s most recent conference was at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor this past weekend, where about 37 other schools attended and roughly 750 kids total participated. High scoring students led the way to four distinct positions. The club’s leader, Mr. Klinger discusses the event as being a...

Austin Craymer celebrates being cancer-free

Austin Craymer celebrates being cancer-free

Carlos Rappleye, Photo editor

January 15, 2018


Filed under Feature, News, Top Stories

Three and a half years into his high school career, junior Austin Craymer is finally cancer free. “I took my last chemo pill on New Year’s day,” Craymer said. “It doesn’t feel real, but I know it’s going to be for the better.” To help Craymer celebrate conquering cancer, biology...

Early College Info for Sophomores

Early College Info for Sophomores

Caleb Berko, News editor

January 12, 2018


Filed under Briefs, News, Top Stories

44 sophomore students turned out to the LGI this past Tuesday to learn more about the early college program that GHAPS offers to its students. “[We’re] looking for students who would not normally have this opportunity,” adviser Susan Tater said. “That being said, it’s not the best fit ...

Marijuana is not a schedule one drug.

Marijuana is not a schedule one drug.

Carlos Rappleye, Photo editor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Feature, News, Opinion, Top Stories

Marijuana is undoubtedly, inarguably illegal. There’s no wiggle room in that statement because under federal law it’s considered a schedule I drug, the same classification as heroin and ecstasy. This means that marijuana is also considered more dangerous than historically deadly drugs such as ...

Local Craft Show is a hit

Local Craft Show is a hit

Lucy Toppen, Reporter

December 13, 2017


Filed under Briefs, News

White Pines Intermediate was bustling with holiday cheer this past Saturday Dec 9. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. local vendors marketed their goods to shoppers at the Happy Elves Craft Show. Items including jewelry, baked goods, decorative art, hand knit scarves and mittens, holiday decorations, candles, clothing an...

Music department prepares for 5th annual “Holiday Spectacular”

Morgan Womack and Gabe Rutherford

December 8, 2017


Filed under Briefs, Music, News

Band- Grand Haven’s band program will be giving its fresh take on some beloved pieces. The band will be featuring the Percussion Ensemble, the Wind Ensemble, the Brass Quintet, and the Buccaneer Big Band. Choir- The GHHS Choirs will be performing a number of classics, as well as some lesser-kn...