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Nick Vance scores a spot in the West Michigan Showcase

Nick Vance scores a spot in the West Michigan Showcase

Karianne Turner, Arts Editor

February 2, 2017


Filed under Briefs, Briefs, Entertainment, News, Top Stories

On Jan. 31, many students, and a few staff members, hit the talent show stage to win a spot in the West Michigan Showcase. This is where students from all over West Michigan compete in their area of expertise, such as academics, athletics, literary arts or the performing arts. 21 kids gave everything...

Hundreds protested appointment of Betsy Devos in Holland on Jan. 28

Hundreds protested appointment of Betsy Devos in Holland on Jan. 28

Aliyah Austin, Reporter

January 29, 2017


Filed under Briefs, Briefs, News

A march against the appointment of Betsy Devos to the office of Secretary of Education took place at Centennial Park in Holland on Jan. 28. The protest went from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and participants numbered into the hundreds. Billionaire DeVos is a philanthropist, businesswoman and former chairwoman of the...

YouTubers Unite Transforms into Grand Haven Productions

YouTubers Unite Transforms into Grand Haven Productions

Spencer Sortman, Reporter

January 26, 2017


Filed under Briefs, News, Top Stories

 YouTubers Unite, the club recently started by junior, Arthur Burke is undergoing a few changes and plans to introduce the official GHHS YouTube channel soon. The club has also decided on a new name, “Grand Haven Productions,” due to the wish to bring in more people interested in filmography and ...

Side impact collision takes place in school parking lot

Side impact collision takes place in school parking lot

Alexis VanSingel, News Editor

January 25, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Junior Emalee Childs opened her eyes to the sound of 911 dialing from her car. A numbness took over her legs lying limply underneath the airbag. As she realized what was happening, she screamed in pain and fear. Childs turned head-on into another car. Childs’ friend junior Micala Carpenter witnessed the accident ...

Low turnout for January blood drive

Low turnout for January blood drive

Jack Nicholson, Reporter

January 19, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

The new year was kicked off right with the second annual blood drive for the 2016-2017 school year. Former teacher Todd Diederichsen hosted and organized the blood drive event this past Saturday. The main organization, Michigan Blood, supplies the blood to hospitals throughout the state. “We do three bl...

Meeting for the Careerline Tech Center on the 17th

Meeting for the Careerline Tech Center on the 17th

Spencer Sortman, Reporter

January 16, 2017


Filed under Briefs, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Students who are interested in the Careerline Tech Center can sign up in student services for the meeting taking place on Tuesday, Jan. 17 in the LGI. The meeting is being held during first hour for people with last names A-L and the second meeting is during second hour for last names M-Z. CLTC i...

Jan. 9 Town Hall on Suicide updates community on state of mental health

Jan. 9 Town Hall on Suicide updates community on state of mental health

Aliyah Austin, Reporter

January 13, 2017


Filed under Briefs, News

Non-profit social lab Extended Grace hosted a Town Hall meeting on suicide on Monday, Jan. 9 at the Community Center. This was the fourth Town Hall on Mental Illness. “Last year, the community was reeling from the budgetary cuts to Community Mental Health, as well as growing alarm regarding sui...

Five things that happened last week

Five things that happened last week

Ben Ingall, Reporter

December 19, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

Corpus Christi, Texas told its 324,000 residents this past week that they should avoid using tap water after an incident in the industrial district. The water is said to be contaminated from chemicals of a “backflow incident,” though the city has not released the name of the industry responsible....

New club brings YouTube community together

New club brings YouTube community together

Spencer Sortman, Reporter

December 15, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

YouTubers Unite is a new club recently started by junior, Arthur Burke. The club is dedicated to bringing the YouTube community of GHHS together and helping anyone who has a channel or wants to start a channel. The first run of the club started last week Tuesday, which Burke believes was successfu...

“Walk 4 Paws” will raise money for local humane societies

“Walk 4 Paws” will raise money for local humane societies

Sarah Sanders, Reporter

December 2, 2016


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The “Walk 4 Paws” event is being held to benefit the Harbor Humane Society and Muskegon Humane Society. Seniors Rachel Greer, Kirsten Prelesnik and Miciah Hirr have put this 5k run/walk event together, which will take place Saturday, Dec. 3 at 9 a.m. “[The Humane Societies] are really excited...

Local businesses take part in Shop4Schools event

Local businesses take part in Shop4Schools event

Jack Nicholson, Reporter

November 17, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

Businesses and establishments within the Tri-Cities took part in the Shop4Schools event this past weekend. On Saturday, Nov. 11 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., 15 percent of total profits went towards the customer’s school of choice. The Bookman, a primary bookstore to go to all year round, was one of many ...

Mock Trial Club to begin Tuesday, Nov. 15

Mock Trial Club to begin Tuesday, Nov. 15

Julia Drabczyk, Reporter

November 15, 2016


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The judge slams down the gavel shouting “GUILTY,” and the tension in the room rises as the defendant is accused of double homicide. The attorney has to think quick on his toes until the clock strikes 4 p.m. The room calms as the club is dismissed, the simulation is over, and everyone heads out th...