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Parent group pleads with school board to implement new policy at board meeting

Community member Jennifer Stuppy presents to the GHAPS school board on Monday, March 9. She was there requesting the board create a new policy that would require parents to sign a consent form allowing their children to have access to sexually explicit content in district libraries.

Caleb Berko, Managing Editor

March 10, 2020

The Grand Haven Area Public School Board drew a large audience to its monthly meeting at Ferry Elementary on Monday, March 9. 31 individuals shared their thoughts with the board during the public commenting time on the book censorship issue brought about by the “Conservative Parents of Grand Haven” Faceb...

GHAPS leaders respond to parent group’s criticism of literature

GHAPS leaders respond to parent group's criticism of literature

Bucs' Blade Staff

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, Stuppy took issue with One Man Guy and the supposed graphic sexual situations mentioned in it....

Library’s collection of books continues to expand

Pictured are some new books that have been recently added to the library's collection on display.

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

February 20, 2020

New books are usually ordered several times a month holding 20 to 30 books at a time in a box.  “Normally it takes a week or two to get everything in from an order because some things are back-ordered or Amazon sometimes takes a little bit of time to get here,” media specialist Dana Rider said....

Book breaks down high school mental health taboo

Sarah Jane Chrysler, Co-editor in chief

March 2, 2016

As high schoolers, we want to hear the truth about the world we are about to step into. We want to know that life is imperfect and that we’re not failing at it because of these imperfections. That it is okay that we are scatter brained and overwhelmed. That reassurance and peace of mind is just what ...

Books to read in February

Books to read in February

Caitlin Shampine, Life Editor

February 8, 2016

Looking for a book that you can fall in love with? Well look no further. These five books mix all kinds of love, from crush love to family love. Let’s celebrate this Valentine’s Day by getting lost in a book. Media specialist Gloria Klinger recommends these books, each available in our school me...

7 Books to read in the new year

7 Books to read in the new year

Abby Reyenga, Reporter

January 8, 2016

Looking for a book that you can dive into the new year? Well look no further. These seven books are of wide variety and genres that any book lover would enjoy. Media specialist Gloria Klinger and fellow students recommended these books and most are available in the library.   The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson Wan...