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Sophomore graced with the gift of yoga

Sophomore graced with the gift of yoga

Morgan Womack, Life Editor

December 12, 2018

Inhaling deeply, sophomore Grace Rieger steps off of her mat and onto the cold floor in the Lakeshore Yoga studio. As she collects her gear, a feeling of content washes over her. Surrounded by her peers, all in a positive mood, she can’t help but feel the same way. This “after-yoga” feeling is con...

Building connections through music

Building connections through music

Mercedes Mancilla, reporter

November 28, 2018

Junior Keegan Young pulls down the endpin of his cello and the mood of the room changes. His hands glide over the neck and upon the tuning pegs as he starts plucking strings. The sound of sharp pizzicato echoes off the walls and the audience leans closer into the instrument just to feel the resonating sou...

Fitness tip of the week: burpees

Fitness tip of the week: burpees

Elena Salik, Reporter

October 30, 2018

The burpee is an exercise that works your quads, calves, pecs and builds your core strength. Every morning, you can start by doing intervals of 45 seconds on and 15 seconds off. Repeat this continuously over the span of 30 days to create a habit and build strength. As the exercise becomes...

Bucs water polo hoping for a good performance in district tournament

Bucs water polo hoping for a good performance in district tournament

Mijan Ahmad Nizam, Reporter

October 19, 2018

WHAT IS HAPPENING: The Grand Haven  Bucs’ water polo team seeks nothing but success when they open the postseason this Saturday. They will be traveling to Zeeland and will be playing their first game against West Ottawa. THEY SAID IT:  “Right now we are dialed in and ready to play,” senior Matthew Marcus s...

GHHS Science Olympiad team places 16th at national tournament

GHHS Science Olympiad team places 16th at national tournament

Morgan Womack, Life Editor

May 23, 2018

Science Olympiad teams from across the country competed in the National Science Olympiad tournament on Saturday, May 19 at Colorado State University. The GHHS team placed 16th overall with a total score of 446 points and medaled in four of 23 events. Medals were awarded to the top six places in each...

GHHS Science Olympiad returning to nationals

Sophia Jaeger and Morgan Womack

April 30, 2018

The Grand Haven High School Science Olympiad team is back. After two years of not qualifying for nationals, they placed second overall at the state tournament. Now their focus is on preparing for the national tournament at Colorado State University. Here are the results from Saturday: SCIENCE O RESULTS ...

Shopping fair trade

Shopping fair trade

Morgan Womack, Life Editor

February 19, 2018

A seven-year-old girl sits on the floor in the scorching heat of a factory in Indonesia, making the Adidas shoes you are wearing right now. Her hands begin to shake in fear that if she takes a break, she will be beaten. She was taken out of school to work for 12 hours a day doing meticulous repetiti...

Bucs open conference play with Friday night road clash

Bucs open conference play with Friday night road clash

Jack Reus, Sports Editor

December 1, 2017

What: The Grand Haven varsity hockey team travels to Georgetown ice arena to play against Jenison for their hardest test so far this season and quite possibly the toughest conference game of the year. But they are up for the challenge. Expect the guys to come out with a lot of energy and passion as th...

Girls golf season recap

Girls golf season recap

Tyler VandenBrand, Reporter

October 16, 2015

The girls varsity golf team wrapped up its season last week Thursday at the MHSAA Division 1 Regional tournament. The team finished ninth out of 11 teams, with Sophomore Bekah Schrader leading the way for the Bucs with a 94. Coach Roger Glass said it was tough for all OK-Red teams. “No OK-Red t...

Sophomore Jack Nicholson chases school record

Sophomore Jack Nicholson chases school record

Eric Stolarski, Reporter

October 12, 2015

It’s Sunday morning in mid-summer and most kids are enjoying the break and sleeping in. But the boys cross country team is hitting the tarmac. Lacing up during vacation may seem crazy to any-other runner, but to sophomore Jack Nicholson, it’s a way for him to improve. “He’s one of the best r...