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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
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,...

Sincerely, seniors

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.
March 3, 2020

Chalkboard changes perspectives

Sophomore Grace Compagner poses for her photo.
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
February 14, 2020

Milligan’s Mitten Mobile provides quality detailing

A piece of cloth is used to wipe down the car from the soapy exterior.
January 17, 2020

Mud and dust are sprayed off a car as the water hits the surface. The car is soaked in water and drips down the driveway leaving a trail. The water is then changed to soap and soap is sprayed in every...

The Journey of Jolee

Houle passes the ball in the Bucs Pride game against Spring Lake on Friday Dec. 20.
January 16, 2020

The level of focus on the game becomes maxed out as senior Jolee Houle tunes into the voices of her coach and teammates, zeroing in on where the ball will be next. The shouting from the crowd is lost from...

Senior discovers passion for video

Senior Oscar Sipe adjusts the camera as he films the announcements for the Lumberjacks hockey game. “Kids our age, their first job is like going to McDonald’s or Wendy’s, my first job is doing drum gigs and filming hockey teams,” Sipe said. “Life, it’ll do what it will and it’ll set me on the path but so far this seems to be the path that I am enjoying and getting paid for, so it seems like a good option.”
December 5, 2019

Senior Oscar Sipe never goes home. It’s 4:00 p.m. on a recent Friday night and Sipe isn’t out with his friends or unwinding at home like most high schoolers. No, you can find him at the LC Walker...

Bad breath(alyzing)

Tube time
Current school breathalyzing policy has potential to conflict with the law and a fundamental civil liberty
November 26, 2019

Senior Olivia Striegle strolls through the brisk autumn air, swings open the shiny, metallic doors to the athletic entrance and immediately becomes log-jammed by a thick line of people. But there is...

Ackerman’s army

Ackerman's army
November 26, 2019

The voices of the crowd become muted as her feet respond to the command of the announcer barking, “Swimmers, step up.” The silent pressure from the audience is soon transferred into excited energy....

Here we go again

Donna and the Dynamos get back together and perform during the party before the wedding.
November 26, 2019


Exchange students adapt to new education system
November 26, 2019

Exchange students from all over the world set foot into Grand Haven High School, overwhelmed with their new surroundings. “Exchange students, you know, are just like any other kid,” teacher Ben Lawrence...

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