The Bucs' Blade

Steering toward the future

Laura Knochenhauer works on the interior of her family's bus. Right now it appears to be nothing more than plywood and tape, but soon it will be a fully functioning family home.

Emma Manzo, Reporter

November 26, 2019

The sun rises over an off-white school bus, its energy absorbed by the solar panels on the roof. This electricity allows the bus’ owner, science teacher Laura Knochenhauer,  to switch on the light inside. Throwing on her coat she steps outside into the brisk morning air with her poodle Winnie. ...

GHHS named “school of the year” for vaping education

Deputy Mackeller and Mrs. Schmitt along with others received the

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

Chelsea Bender assists students with a lab in her chemistry classroom

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

Senior Cal Coyne grins as he walks up on stage while the audience sings to him on his 18th birthday.

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

The Chamber Choir sings the

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...