Grand Haven's student publication of community significance since 1927

The Bucs' Blade

Grand Haven's student publication of community significance since 1927

The Bucs' Blade

Grand Haven's student publication of community significance since 1927

The Bucs' Blade

It’s bittersweet as Grand Haven residents recall what made Jumpin’ Java great.

“I’ve made a lot of cool memories. I love the atmosphere here, even if I’m on my own. -Connor Fleser

“It’s really accepting. You can be yourself here.” -Serena Mattone

Local coffee shop Jumpin’ Java announces close

Alexandra Bakker October 21, 2022

Grand Haven locals and coffee lovers alike are mourning the upcoming loss of Jumpin’ Java, a small family-owned cafe downtown.   The news came last week when the owner, Erin Lyon, officially...

Boomerang career day at GHHS

‘Boomerang’ career day at GHHS

Alexandra Bakker October 9, 2022

GHHS is hosting a “Boomerang” event with local businesses to shed some light on careers in Grand Haven. Students can interact with local business people about career and job opportunities, education...

Homecoming 2022

Homecoming 2022

Jordan Colón, Photojournalist September 22, 2022

      Homecoming is next week. People have bought their dresses and are preparing for an exciting spirit week. The theme for this year is “Movie Mania.”  Each grade...

Board of Education selects a new member

Board of Education selects a new member

Alexandra Bakker and Katie Snyder September 19, 2022

  The Board of Education appointed Kristal Boyd to fill the position vacated by Barb Pietrangelo at the conclusion of a board meeting last Thursday. It took place in person and over Zoom at Ferry...

Mt. Joys self titled album (2018) / The Indies

Playlist Picks: The staff’s weekly tunes for October 11

1. “Music to Walk Home By” - Tame Impala  The flurry of drums, crunchy guitar riff, and soaring vocals of Kevin Parker. Lonerism’s 6th track captures the classic 70’s rock-pop feel and will surely...

New music to come this November

New music to come this November

Gabi Nadeau, Reporter November 8, 2019

November is a month filled with new music. The rap scene is about to gain potential bangers with six new album releases, EPs (extended play) and singles.  November 1st Earl Sweatshirt, Feet of clay Second...

Junior doubles player Tyler De Gram and his partner await an opposing serve. Doubles has been the weakness for the Bucs this year and poor health did not help their cause.

Injured tennis squad falls to East Kentwood

Macayla Cramer, Reporter September 17, 2019

WHAT HAPPENED Last night, the varsity boys tennis team hosted a conference match against East Kentwood. Although the Bucs performed well, the recent illnesses and injuries left Grand Haven at a loss...

A Step into Drawing 1

A Step Into Drawing 1

Mercedes Mancilla, Reporter October 26, 2018

Jan. 9 Town Hall on Suicide updates community on state of mental health

Jan. 9 Town Hall on Suicide updates community on state of mental health

Aliyah Austin, Reporter January 13, 2017

Non-profit social lab Extended Grace hosted a Town Hall meeting on suicide on Monday, Jan. 9 at the Community Center. This was the fourth Town Hall on Mental Illness. “Last year, the community was...

Regional tournament to determine future for Science Olympiad team

Micala Carpenter, Reporter March 18, 2016

The Science Olympiad team will compete in the regional tournament this weekend at Grand Valley State University. If the team places in one of the top 10 spots, the members get to move on to the state event...

Boyne Mountain is hosting its carnival weekend. This is one of the many events happening March 19 and March 20.

5 things to do this weekend

Connor Weber, Senior Staff Writer March 18, 2016

Break out the boards and skis one last time during Boyne Mountain’s carnival weekend. Featuring open skiing, costume contests, a slush pond and countless other activities this Friday through Sunday. MC...

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