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iCreate360 auction helps raise money for next years students

iCreate360 auction helps raise money for next years students

Alexis VanSingel, News Editor

May 17, 2017


Filed under News

String lights decorated the second floor of Porto Bello, creating a romantic feel to the event. Along the walls, boards were lined up with their creators beaming beside them. Attendees walked from table to table in admiration of the student-created longboards, surfboards, and paddleboards. iCreate360 teachers Chad ...

Changing my reflection

Changing my reflection

Macy Swiftney, Reporter

May 14, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, Photo, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Senior Libby Plowman is hard to miss. Her bubbly spirit lights up the room and she constantly wears a contagious smile. She was always the happy and fun kid that brought joy to others, but the happiness that she spread was never felt by herself. “I have always been falsely confident,” said Plowma...

iCreate360 class showcases silent auction

iCreate360 class showcases silent auction

Maddie Monroe, Editor in Chief

May 12, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

The iCreate360 class will be holding a silent auction at Porto Bello to showcase over 30 projects the class has made this year, such as skateboards, surfboards and paddleboards. On Monday May 15, the event will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. “We will have all the boards on display and all the products t...

Tennis captain, Julia Bachmann, looks forward to a strong season

Tennis captain, Julia Bachmann, looks forward to a strong season

Spencer Sortman, Reporter

May 5, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, Sports, Top Stories

The swing of a racket, the quick scuffle of feet. Focus and confidence translate to points won. The cliche “practice like you play” is often applicable to top athletes; to senior Julia Bachmann, this phrase means so much more. From the start of practice to its finish, the No. 1 singles player is pu...

Senior Hannah Staal qualifies for International Career Development Conference

Senior Hannah Staal qualifies for International Career Development Conference

Kelly Klouw, Reporter

April 25, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

As senior Hannah Staal waited for the results on her 75 page paper for a DECA competition, she felt proud of the work she had done, no matter what the outcome would be. Staal started her paper in September for the recent competition. DECA is a club offered to help teach kids about different aspects of b...

Day of Silence set for April 21

Isabel Bird, Reporter

April 20, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, News

What: The Day of Silence is a youth movement that brings awareness to the bullying that the LGBTQ community face across the nation. When: Friday, April 21, students can show their support and stand up for the LGBTQ community by wearing a special t-shirt and/or ribbon. How to get involv...

Catalina cuties to perform several shows this weekend

Catalina cuties to perform several shows this weekend

Madison Holub, Reporter

March 15, 2017


Filed under Briefs, News, Top Stories

Grand Haven’s Catalina club will begin their annual performance Friday, Mar. 17 at 7p.m. and 9p.m. and March 18 at 1p.m., 4p.m. and 7p.m. This year’s show is named Cuties in the Cosmos. Tickets will be sold 40 minutes before the start of each show at the door. They are $10 for adults, $5 for st...

Four staff members reflect on Congressman’s town hall

Four staff members reflect on Congressman’s town hall

March 9, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, News, Top Stories, Video

Please note that the following opinions do not reflect the views or stances of the Bucs' Blade as a whole. Maddie Monroe - Reporter “If I was that much of a snowflake I wouldn’t be here.” One of the first statements made by Michigan representative Bill Huizenga at his town hall meeting on Mo...

Grand Haven High School named Bridge Magazine Academic State Champ

Grand Haven High School named Bridge Magazine Academic State Champ

Sawyer Hamm, Reporter

March 8, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Grand Haven High School was recently named one of Bridge Magazine’s 2017 Academic State Champs. This designation was given to 54 of the 620 high schools examined in the state of Michigan, based on the proficiency on statewide ACT tests, percent of graduates who moved on to higher education, and percent ...

Mulligan’s Hollow makes do with warm weather

Mulligan’s Hollow makes do with warm weather

Spencer Sortman, Reporter

February 28, 2017


Filed under Briefs, News, Top Stories

One might think that Mulligan's Hollow would have a rough time this year with little, off and on snow. This, however, is not the case. “Mulligan’s Hollow has been open all year, all hills, all ropes,” hill Manager Benji Stone said. “We were open when many others were not. With recent weather...

School district takes “slow and steady path” in mental illness initiative

School district takes “slow and steady path” in mental illness initiative

Aliyah Austin, Reporter

February 16, 2017


Filed under Feature, News

“I’ll start,” a woman across from me said after a moment of silence. She sat upright and rested her arms on the round table. “I’m here because, in 2014, my brother took his life.” The man to my right, Wade VanBragt, stared at his phone as we talked. He forced himself to look up when it w...

Spring Lake and Grand Haven Rowing Club

Spencer Sortman, Reporter

February 12, 2017


Filed under News

Winter training for the Grand Haven and Spring Lake rowing club started on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Coach Paul Winter encourages students to join the training as soon as possible, and within the week of the 6th. The club is off on Monday, Feb. 6 but is usually trains in Ferrysburg City Hall on Ridge Road in roo...