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Anatomy classes hold blood drive

Anatomy classes hold blood drive

Emma Manzo

April 24, 2019

Todd Diederichsen and his anatomy class sponsored a blood drive on April 16. The 82 students who participated donated 60 units of blood to Michigan Blood.   “We want to try to get high school kids to have the opportunity to give and to see how cool it is to help other people, but do...

Blade staff wins Spartan Award

Blade staff wins Spartan Award

Morgan Womack, Life Editor

April 23, 2019

The Bucs’ Blade staff won a Spartan Award at the spring Michigan Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA) conference on April 23.  The three issues submitted received a score evaluation of 920/1000 points. Spartan Awards are distributed based on the score given by a judge who reviews eac...

“The Den” Podcast 4/19

April 20, 2019

Sports fanatics Sam Woiteshek and Nick Twa discuss all the recent happenings in the world of professional sports. https://soundcloud.com/user-333532779/the-den-podcast-1

Sophomore Alexandra Hodge dedicates life to future in ballet

Sophomore Alexandra Hodge dedicates life to future in ballet

Sophia Jaeger, Arts Editor

March 28, 2019

Pale pink pointe shoes patter rhythmically across the floor as Alexandra Hodge bounds into the air  hair cascading in waves behind her. Hodge pours herself into dance, spending countless hours in class and rehearsal perfecting her technique. “You have to focus your full mind full body on one...

Raising awareness for water safety

Raising awareness for water safety

Nick Garvale, Reporter

November 28, 2018

For the second year, The Tri Cities YMCA has recruited the outdoor ed class for a “Safety around water” program that the students teach to local elementary school kids. The instructors educate 205 kids from four schools around Ottawa County about the dangers of the lake and how to stay calm durin...

Starbucks holiday hiccup

Starbucks holiday hiccup

Mercedes Mancilla, reporter

November 28, 2018

As the seasons change, so does Starbucks’ seasonal drinks. Every year the winter season drinks are the star of winter. Forget the Pumpkin Spice Latte, peppermint and white chocolate are taking over. The newest drink spoke to me instantly, a Toasted White Chocolate Mocha. At first I thought it s...

Six simple ways to simmer down seasonal depression

Six simple ways to simmer down seasonal depression

Nick Rice, Reporter

November 28, 2018

Meditation. Many people process the word “meditation” as sitting on the floor criss-cross applesauce and chanting “om.” If that is how you do it, great. The good news is that is not the only way to meditate. Meditation is the simple act of thought watching. It works a lot like people watching. I...

Frozen In Time downtown event

Frozen In Time downtown event

Julia Drabczyk, Reporter

February 16, 2018

On Saturday Feb. 10 the windows on Washington were filled with superhero ‘mannequins’. The mannequins are either family members, employees, or volunteers that attract so many families downtown in the heart of winter. Approximately 20 stores downtown were littered with people, Sharon Behm, co-owner...

Local Craft Show is a hit

Local Craft Show is a hit

Lucy Toppen, Reporter

December 13, 2017

White Pines Intermediate was bustling with holiday cheer this past Saturday Dec 9. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. local vendors marketed their goods to shoppers at the Happy Elves Craft Show. Items including jewelry, baked goods, decorative art, hand knit scarves and mittens, holiday decorations, candles, clothing an...

Loaded Potato Casserole

Loaded Potato Casserole

Macy Swiftney and Jamie Gretzinger

November 23, 2016

INGREDIENTS 6 russet potatoes, sliced into ¼" slices salt and pepper 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled 2 cups milk 2 large eggs fresh or dried parsley, to garnish (optional) INSTRUCTIONS Pr...