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ALL SMILES: English teacher Angel Dean lightens the mood during a round table discussion in order to create a welcoming environment that provokes thoughtful discussions.

Teachers John Josephson, Angel Dean and social worker Katie Havey work to mend mental health following periods of virtual learning

Camille Berko, Managing Editor for Content April 1, 2021

You lost interest in the lesson five minutes in. Your camera and mic are clicked off, you’re still laying in bed and you haven’t changed out of the clothes you slept in. Although you’re well aware...

Paraprofessional Mike Feasby helps staff find vaccination appointments

Paraprofessional Mike Feasby helps staff find vaccination appointments

When paraprofessional Mike Feasby heard that it might take a while to get his COVID-19 vaccine through the school he started looking into quicker options. He came up empty-handed until noticing a Facebook...

BIRD'S EYE VIEW: Schaub poses in BDG black jeans with a yellow long sleeve shirt and a pair of Nike shoes.

Senior Karlee Schaub shows uniqueness through fashion

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor February 26, 2021

From Urban Outfitters to thrift stores, senior Karlee Schaub collects pieces of clothing to add to her unique collection of clothes. “I think those places have the most unique clothes,” Schaub said....

MEDALS: Adrianna supports one of her rifles on her shoulders while showing off many of her medals. Over the course of her career she has collected even more than what is shown but they couldn't all fit on the gun.

Adrianna Beard shoots precision air rifle on national stage

Camille Berko, Managing Editor for Content February 6, 2021

From a casual conversation with friendly and cheery junior Adrianna Beard, you’d never guess that she competitively shoots precision air rifle and small-bore at the national level. Spend a little...

FOCUSED: Senior Lilly Anthes rides her horse, Donnie, while scanning the area during a show. Anthes is an accomplished equestrian who competes on at the national level and regularly travels the country to compete against the best of her age.

Senior Lilly Anthes competes on national equestrian level

Camille Berko, Managing Editor for Content December 13, 2020

1, 2. 1, 2. 3, 2, 1. Jump.  Just like practice. Body in line, weight forward.  1, 2. 1, 2. 3, 2, 1. Jump.  She catches a glimpse of a 0 and is disappointed, an 80 out of 100 is by no means...

TYPING: Lundvick types up an email to send to a staff member.  He has his tablet next to him if needed plus his walkie talkie on if he needs to be reached by another staff member or student.

Paraprofessional stands out among students

Paraprofessional Mark Lundvick leaves an impact on every student he meets
Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor December 8, 2020

Paraprofessional Mark Lundvick watches students as they file into the fieldhouse, carefully checking to see if they are wearing their lanyard with ID attached around their neck. As he walks around,...

The Grand Haven High School Student Senate is participating in the Beyond the Pier project. This project will remodel different spaces in the downtown.

Beyond the Pier produces plentiful plans

Grace Ostric, Editor in Chief December 7, 2020

It’s not every day that students get the opportunity to design the layout of their town. And not a simple “I’d like to see this here” brainstorming session. Somewhere along the lines of unrestricted...

GHAPS leaders respond to parent group's criticism of literature

GHAPS leaders respond to parent group’s criticism of literature

Parent group is concerned about books in GHAPS libraries that they’d like to see placed behind the counter, severely limiting student access to certain titles
Caleb Berko, Managing Editor March 9, 2020

On Jan. 13 at the Grand Haven Area Public Schools Board of Education Meeting, a concerned parent, Jenifer Stuppy, brought to attention a list of books she deemed were “sexually explicit”. In particular,...

Seniors Adam Wassell and Alec Slaggert turn to each other smiling and laughing as their diving coach, Scott Klempel, talks about them, all the impacts they have made and all the memories they have created throughout the last four years.

Sincerely, seniors

Addy Wachter, Photo Editor March 3, 2020

Sophomore Grace Compagner poses for her photo.

Chalkboard changes perspectives

Addy Wachter, Photo Editor March 3, 2020

Jennifer Gwinnup, art teacher at Spring Lake High School, is known for “just teach[ing] an elective” by the other staff members at her school. According to some, art isn’t as important as the other...

Learn how to make the perfect Valentine’s dessert

Cherry- filled cupcakes with vanilla frosting
Gabi Nadeau, Reporter February 14, 2020

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