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Sophomore Alexandra Hodge dedicates life to future in ballet

Sophomore Alexandra Hodge dedicates life to future in ballet

Sophia Jaeger, Arts Editor

March 28, 2019


Filed under Arts, Feature

Pale pink pointe shoes patter rhythmically across the floor as Alexandra Hodge bounds into the air  hair cascading in waves behind her. Hodge pours herself into dance, spending countless hours in class and rehearsal perfecting her technique. “You have to focus your full mind full body on one...

Running with angels

Running with angels

Maggie Lalonde, Reporter

November 7, 2013


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

The runners cross the finish line a grueling 3.1 miles later, exhausted but ecstatic. They look down at the broad smiles transforming the faces of the teens situated in strollers. The race was over, and their students had won the pride and accomplishment of competing when they could not have by their own devices. Members of myTeam Triumph-Lakeshore Chapter, an athletic racing ride-along program for those with disabilities who wish to race with assistance, participated in the Old Boy’s Brewhouse Oktoberfest 5k in Spring Lake on Saturday, Sept 28. Students Bradley Langemaat ( Zeeland), Gatlin Swinton (Grand Haven), Alex Priese (Grand Haven), Travis Renkena (Grand Haven), and Morgan Ream (Muskegon), referred to as “Captains”, raced with the help of program volunteers, known as “Angels.” The only qualification for being an Angel is a love of running, and a physical ability to finish the race. “T...