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Down by the sea

Down by the sea

Emma Sachteleben, Reporter

January 26, 2016

Last year, the chilly months of winter prompted three teachers to take a spring break vacation to Puerto Rico. Their tropical getaway lead to an unexpected jewelry business. On the trip to Aguada, Puerto Rico, the families of business class instructor Chad Jettner, and teachers James Richardson and Meli...

5 Things to do over holiday break

5 Things to do over holiday break

Kaysi Abbatoy, Reporter

December 27, 2015

The thing about holiday break on a year like this is, it can get very boring very fast. Without the usual snow there is even less than usual. So here are five ways have fun this holiday. Ice Skating Sitting in the house all break can get boring, if you are looking for something inexpensive to d...

5 Shows to binge watch over break

5 Shows to binge watch over break

Lily Ives, Reporter

December 17, 2015

Now that holiday break is around the corner teachers are asking students what their plans are for the coming weeks. Many answers sound the same: sitting at home, visiting families, going somewhere warm. But this break is the perfect excuse to tuck in and turn on the TV and let the days roll by. So he...

5 Christmas song remakes

5 Christmas song remakes

Sarah Jane Chrysler, Co-editor in chief

December 17, 2015

Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone in a flash, and the same old Christmas music is out and on the loose again. While some songs have only changed ever so slightly over the years, others have undergone complete remakes. Here is a list of old versus new, and good versus bad to help you weed out the no...

Pay It Forward Students host benefit concert Dec. 17

Emily Bruch, News Editor

December 17, 2015

A Pay It Forward group is hosting a concert to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center in Holland on Thursday, Dec. 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The concert will be at Life Church and the artists playing include Christian McCallister, Loren Johnson, and RYYO. Tickets will be sold at the door, and it is $5...

Book club invites readers to join their monthly meetings

Micala Carpenter, Reporter

December 15, 2015

The book club will gather for their monthly meeting in the media center at 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14. “It’s a great way to talk about books and tell great stories,” librarian Gloria Klinger said. Book club is a way you can interact with your peers and read some amazing books. Anyone is w...

Top 5 best movie adaptations

Top 5 best movie adaptations

Scott Bays, Reporter

December 14, 2015

Directors and screenwriters have long struggled to make the jump between books and the big screen, some movies have bridged this gap more gracefully than others. Whether it be a faithful retelling or a fresh take, here are some films that can both survive on their own merit and be an excellent compa...

Winter formal: An opportunity to step out of your comfort zone

Emma Dale, Reporter

December 11, 2015

A gym filled with sweaty adolescents wearing sparkly Christmas colored dresses, dress shirts, and khakis, looked at by some as the epitome of a bad night, but for others it’s the night of the season: the winter formal dance. The debate on whether or not to go to this formal event can be so cont...

5 Things that happened this week

5 Things that happened this week

Kevin Swain, Senior staff writer

December 11, 2015

FBI Director James Comey said on Wednesday that the San Bernardino shooters were “homegrown violent extremists” that were inspired by foreign terrorist groups, but weren’t specifically directed by such groups or part of a terrorist network. Neither of the perpetrators, who killed 14 and inu...

Mental health campaign chosen as recipient of 100+ Women Who Care Donation

Connor Weber, Senior Staff Writer

December 11, 2015

Principal Tracy Wilson sat anxiously in her chair Thursday, December 3, head quietly bowed, clenching the hands of the women to the left and right of her. 100+ Women Who Care member Wendy Creason made her way to the front of the conference room and paused before announcing the recipient of this quarters ...

Top 5 worst movie adaptations

Top 5 worst movie adaptations

Marisa McElrath, Reporter

December 10, 2015

These days if there is a young adult novel series, there is a good chance that it will be turned into a movie franchise with more movies than books. Maybe you’ve been waiting months for the movie’s release, to see your favorite novel on the big screen. Don’t let your expectations get too high,...

Annual Holiday Spectacular takes place Dec. 11

Kevin Swain, Senior staff writer

December 8, 2015

The third annual Grand Haven High School Holiday Spectacular will take place on Friday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. Tickets, are $7 and on sale under the Seat Yourself icon on ghaps.org and will also be available at the door. The collage concert will feature the wind ensemble, symphony and chamber orchestras,...