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GHHS named “school of the year” for vaping education

GHHS named “school of the year” for vaping education

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

November 13, 2019

Grand Haven High School partnered with a few different organizations through the Ottawa Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (OSAPC) and was able to work and prevent the use of teen substance abuse.  “It’s not just for vaping,” deputy Jake Mackeller said. “It’s for any substance, but vaping se...

New yoyo club created by Gavin Hubner

New yoyo club created by Gavin Hubner

Cameron March, Reporter

November 13, 2019

Sophomore Gavin Hubner is a yo-yoist. And he’s pretty good at it, so good as a matter of fact that he has won national awards.  Hubner now hopes to reach out to his fellow classmates by attempting to teach other students to use the yo-yo, as well as new tricks.  He plans to hold meetings s...

Learning walks show parents high school experience

Learning walks show parents high school experience

Emma Manzo, Reporter

November 7, 2019

WHAT'S THE STORY? Principal Tracy Wilson has several upcoming learning walks for parents to observe what high school is like for their students on Wednesday Nov. 19 from 1p.m. to the end of the day, Dec. six at 9a.m. and Dec. 16 at 10a.m. The experience usually lasts an hour and a half depending on...

Students participate in special education inclusion talent show

Students participate in special education inclusion talent show

Emma Manzo, Reporter

October 26, 2019

Jeremy Wiebenga held the 2nd annual special education inclusion talent show during third hour on Oct. 18. The audience was enthusiastic and supportive; they cheered, clapped, even waved 10 signs. The performances ranged from dancing and singing to comedy and an artwork display. “It was super cute,...

Dance team performs at special education talent show

Dance team performs at special education talent show

Emma Manzo, Reporter

October 17, 2019

The dance team and Gavin Hubner are performing at the 2nd annual inclusion talent show for students with special needs and autism during third hour on Friday Oct. 18 in the Performing Arts Center. The event is hosted by Jeremy Wiebenga.  “We still want to showcase their special talents and this give...

Trivia champion teaches with twist

Trivia champion teaches with twist

Emma Manzo, Reporter

October 11, 2019

It is not every day you meet someone who is a state trivia champion and describes himself as a fantasy sports god, but GHHS now has John Josephson in its midst. After dropping out of MSU law school, Josephson decided to return to GVSU to pursue his dream of teaching. “I just thought, I need to do something th...

Music department prepares for 5th annual “Holiday Spectacular”

Morgan Womack and Gabe Rutherford

December 8, 2017

Band- Grand Haven’s band program will be giving its fresh take on some beloved pieces. The band will be featuring the Percussion Ensemble, the Wind Ensemble, the Brass Quintet, and the Buccaneer Big Band. Choir- The GHHS Choirs will be performing a number of classics, as well as some lesser-kn...

Choir thanks supporters after performance on Oct. 17

Choir thanks supporters after performance on Oct. 17

Karianne Turner, Arts Editor

October 18, 2016

The choir performed on Oct. 17. in the Performing Arts Center. Each choir sang a mixture of songs such as “Lean on Me” and “Prayer of Children.” Junior Chelsey Robertson recognizes the encouragement they receive from parents and choir director Juli Dick. “The support we get from parents...

DECA receive medals from state conference

Emma Sachteleben, Reporter

March 18, 2016

This past weekend the Delta Epsilon Chi and Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) local club brought home two medals from the state conference held in Detroit. It is a program designed for students looking at a career in marketing, finance, or business. About 4,000 participants from across the...

Von Zimmer album review

Von Zimmer album review

Kaysi Abbatoy, Reporter

March 17, 2016

Von Zimmers album “Freddies Extra Teeth” has me confused. While the lyrics are a fresh look on social and political problems facing the world, the combination of hectic sound and hard to understand lines has me stumped. The lyrics are intense and make good points on the flaws of society and gov...

Netflix movie of the week: “A League of Their Own”

Netflix movie of the week: “A League of Their Own”

Jess Ashburn, Reporter

March 15, 2016

If you are ever scrolling through Netflix having binge watched all of your favorite T.V. shows and are left with nothing to watch you should check out the movie “A League of Their Own”. The 1992 film took place at the start of World War II. A group of women made the first All-American Girls Pr...