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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...

Choir hosts first concert of the school year

Choir hosts first concert of the school year

Emily Jarrell, Reporter

October 17, 2019

What Happened: Choir had its first concert on Monday at the high school in the Performing Arts Center. Each choir took turns performing a couple of songs and then returning to the audience to watch the other choirs. They started the concert off with the song "Your Soul is Song". Also, "I Sing Because I...

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...

Interact Club Holds Fundraiser

Interact Club Holds Fundraiser

Emma Manzo, Reporter

October 7, 2019

WHAT'S THE STORY? Interact club is holding their second Culver’s fundraiser to raise money for their group at the Grand Haven Culver’s on Tuesday October 8 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Interact members will serve food and bus tables earning 10% of the profit for the night.  WHY SHOULD YOU  ...

Anatomy classes hold blood drive

Anatomy classes hold blood drive

Emma Manzo, Reporter

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, Co-Editor-In-Chief

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, Feature 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...