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Can Michigan State make a miraculous run for March Madness glory?

Can Michigan State make a miraculous run for March Madness glory?

March 21, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Michigan State has been one of the hard teams to predict this year. It has been a season of lengthy winning streaks and three game losing streaks against mediocre competition. But can it make a deep March run toward college basketball glory? Head coach Tom Izzo’s Spartans have made 22 straight NCAA Tour...

Vouching for the Vols in March

Vouching for the Vols in March

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

March 21, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Sports

It’s mid-March and the snow is finally starting to melt away. When the sun is out and the wind is howling, West Michigan starts to feel like the bearable version again that we remember from months ago. At the same time, March Madness rolls into town. Hate it or love it, you won’t stop hearing...

Wrestlers hoping to finish strong at individual states

Wrestlers hoping to finish strong at individual states

Nick Twa, Reporter

February 26, 2019


Filed under Briefs, Sports Score

WHAT’S HAPPENING: Senior Cody Miller and junior Riley Rhone are going to Ford Field in Detroit to compete for a state championship this weekend. They are the leading two wrestlers for the squad. They have to compete against the best in the state, both having the #1 wrestlers in their brackets. For Rh...

Pair of boys skiers prepared to impress at states

Mijan Ahmad Nizam, Reporter

February 25, 2019


Filed under Briefs, Sports

WHAT’S HAPPENING: After placing fourth at regionals, juniors Mitch Bosgraaf and Jack Hardebeck are headed to states on Monday. Bosgraaf will be slalom and giant slalom skiing at states, and Hardebeck will be giant slalom skiing. Focusing on what they have been doing all year and being able to ski a...

Head to head: Michigan State edition

Head to head: Michigan State edition

Nick Twa, Reporter

February 22, 2019


Filed under Briefs, Opinion, Sports

How do you sum up a rivalry? Leaving it all out on the court to make the opponent despise you even more than they already do. Not many rivalries does this better than Michigan versus Michigan State. This season is no different. Michigan State comes into this matchup with a 22-5 (13-3 in the Big Ten) record...

Diving Deeper

Diving Deeper

Macayla Cramer, Reporter

February 21, 2019


Filed under Feature, Sports, Top Stories

Chlorine lingers in the air as junior Louie Malott struts intently across the diving board. His teammates follow his precise choreographed movements with anticipation, waiting for his dive. Moments leading up to it, Malott focuses on nothing and nobody, only visualizing what he needs to do to best execute...

The talented Mr. Eveland

The talented Mr. Eveland

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

February 20, 2019


Filed under Feature, Sports, Top Stories

There’s only 55 seconds left on the clock, and with the conference title on the line, the puck lies at Northview’s end of the rink for a face-off. All is calm before the storm. The puck is thrown down, and it zooms back to the Grand Haven defense. A shot was ripped towards the goal, but it was bl...

Calling It Like I See It: Player Polarization

Calling It Like I See It: Player Polarization

Sam Woiteshek, Sports editor

February 20, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Sports, Top Stories

As I sat and watched the world’s most lifeless affair - Super Bowl LIII - I couldn’t help but think: Tom Brady is about to get his sixth ring. It seemed unlikely that mediocre quarterback could possibly have a stranglehold on the NFL and its history, and probably its future. So I thought a little dee...

The time is now to begin your own investing journey – even for us teenagers

The time is now to begin your own investing journey – even for us teenagers

Chris Hudson, Editor in Chief

February 13, 2019


Filed under Finance, Opinion, Top Stories

Five years. It equates to 1,825 days and for most of us teens, it’s almost ¼ of our current lives. Pretty big, right? The same goes for fundamental investing: starting just five years earlier than at a later point will typically result in more money earned down the road. It hasn’t been a m...

Boys skiing suffers defeat on Senior Night

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under Sports

WHAT HAPPENED: The boys ski team took a trip to Cannonsburg to compete in their annual senior night meet. The team shared gifts with their coaches and the coaches shared pictures of the seniors throughout the senior’s time skiing on the team. The team took sixth place at the meet. WHAT IT MEANS: T...

Boys basketball uses hot start to snap losing streak

Boys basketball uses hot start to snap losing streak

Nick Twa, Reporter

February 6, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

WHAT HAPPENED/WHAT IT MEANS: The boys basketball team took on Rockford in a rescheduled away conference game on Wednesday Feb. 6, winning 48-43. A good start that gave the Bucs an eleven point lead in the first half had them never looking back. This ends the group’s three game losing streak, littered wit...

Bowling suffers first loss to Caledonia

Bowling suffers first loss to Caledonia

Mijan Ahmad Nizam, Reporter

February 6, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

WHAT HAPPENED: The Bucs’ bowling team clashed with Caledonia yesterday in what would turn out be a crushing 13-17 loss. The team’s attitude seemed to get in the way of their game. “It seemed like players were starting to give up” Senior Jonathan Garland said. WHAT IT MEANS: The Bucs fell to...