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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...

Diving Deeper

Diving Deeper

Macayla Cramer, Reporter

February 21, 2019


Filed under Feature, Sports, Top Stories

Chlorine lingers in the air as junior Louie Malott struts intently across the diving board. His teammates follow his precise choreographed movements with anticipation, waiting for his dive. Moments leading up to it, Malott focuses on nothing and nobody, only visualizing what he needs to do to best execute...

The talented Mr. Eveland

The talented Mr. Eveland

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

February 20, 2019


Filed under Feature, Sports, Top Stories

There’s only 55 seconds left on the clock, and with the conference title on the line, the puck lies at Northview’s end of the rink for a face-off. All is calm before the storm. The puck is thrown down, and it zooms back to the Grand Haven defense. A shot was ripped towards the goal, but it was bl...

Calling It Like I See It: Player Polarization

Calling It Like I See It: Player Polarization

Sam Woiteshek, Sports editor

February 20, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Sports, Top Stories

As I sat and watched the world’s most lifeless affair - Super Bowl LIII - I couldn’t help but think: Tom Brady is about to get his sixth ring. It seemed unlikely that mediocre quarterback could possibly have a stranglehold on the NFL and its history, and probably its future. So I thought a little dee...

Snow days causing CHAOS

Snow days causing CHAOS

Caleb Berko, News editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under Feature, News, Top Stories

The number of snow days this semester has been unpredictable and the plethora of days away does not come without consequence. Each year the state allots six days to districts for weather related days off with the potential for three more. However, we have had 11 days off this semester. People...

The time is now to begin your own investing journey – even for us teenagers

The time is now to begin your own investing journey – even for us teenagers

Chris Hudson, Editor in Chief

February 13, 2019


Filed under Finance, Opinion, Top Stories

Five years. It equates to 1,825 days and for most of us teens, it’s almost ¼ of our current lives. Pretty big, right? The same goes for fundamental investing: starting just five years earlier than at a later point will typically result in more money earned down the road. It hasn’t been a m...

Boys basketball uses hot start to snap losing streak

Boys basketball uses hot start to snap losing streak

Nick Twa, Reporter

February 6, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

WHAT HAPPENED/WHAT IT MEANS: The boys basketball team took on Rockford in a rescheduled away conference game on Wednesday Feb. 6, winning 48-43. A good start that gave the Bucs an eleven point lead in the first half had them never looking back. This ends the group’s three game losing streak, littered wit...

Bowling suffers first loss to Caledonia

Bowling suffers first loss to Caledonia

Mijan Ahmad Nizam, Reporter

February 6, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

WHAT HAPPENED: The Bucs’ bowling team clashed with Caledonia yesterday in what would turn out be a crushing 13-17 loss. The team’s attitude seemed to get in the way of their game. “It seemed like players were starting to give up” Senior Jonathan Garland said. WHAT IT MEANS: The Bucs fell to...

Hot takes from Super Bowl LIII

Hot takes from Super Bowl LIII

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

February 4, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Sports, Top Stories

1. The most interesting part of the game was the Super Bowl record punt Let’s admit it. You didn’t miss much if you only tuned into the commercials or the halftime extravaganza that Super Bowl LIII had to offer. The game set a Super Bowl record low for points and incidentally featured the lon...