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Pay it Forward seniors get creative in the midst of COVID-19 outbreak

The Pay it Forward class poses for a picture at Out Side In, a local mental health facility that uses animals to treat patients.

Emily Jarrell, Reporter

May 8, 2020

It’s no secret that COVID-19 has messed up a lot of people’s plans, but little did senior Tahlia Lehmann and Sam Hager know it would flip the Pay it Forward projects around 180 degrees. “We had to change our project,” Hager said. “We will not be able to do our original project and we're stil...

“There isn’t anything I’d give for just one more practice”

From left to right: now seniors Connor Worthington, Alex Kapala, Tyler Harp, Caleb King and Owen Krizan pose with the District Champions trophy they won in 2019.

Caleb Berko, Managing Editor

April 28, 2020

When baseball seniors Alex Kapala and Owen Krizan walked off the field last year they never imagined it’d be their last. The news of their season ending so abruptly hit them both pretty hard.  “I was in shock,” Krizan said. “It was definitely hard to understand everything and put it all toge...

Basketball seniors Will McWatters and Jalen Greene reflect on their seasons during COVID-19 outbreak

Senior Will McWatters is pictured on the far left with his teammates after the team defeated Spring Lake in the

Nick Twa, Business Manager

April 20, 2020

There is one certain thing that has come along with all of the uncertainty pertaining to the COVID-19 outbreak, and that is plans ending or changing.  One of those plans is the boys basketball playoffs. For senior Will McWatters, having his senior season ending in the blink of an eye made him...

Senior Jackson Schulte leads activist efforts from home on coronavirus break

Senior Jackson Schulte leads activist efforts from home on coronavirus break

Jacob Welch, Reporter

March 30, 2020

For many, the physical break from the school building has offered opportunities to relax and casually work on assignments from teachers while at home, but for senior Jackson Schulte, this is not the case. “Honestly, I’ve been dying,” Schulte said. “As a very extroverted person who thrives on...

Junior Miriam DeYoung bonds with family during COVID-19 lockdown

Junior Miriam DeYoung has spent a lot of time with her siblings over the COVID-19 lockdown.

Grace Montgomery, Reporter

March 28, 2020

It’s day five of the DeYoung coronacation spirit week: Camping Friday. Junior Miriam DeYoung and her family gather around the campfire with sticks in hand as they roast hotdogs and marshmallows. They are surrounded with warmth and laughter as her dad shares stories about his past.  DeYoung ha...

Senior Savannah Hankinson learns to spend time at home

Senior Savannah Hankinson walks with her dogs Charlie and Henry during

Addy Wachter, Photo Editor

March 21, 2020

Senior Savannah Hankinson is not used to being at home 24/7. Before “coronacation” started, she spent her time hanging out with friends, going to school, coaching gymnastics, going out to eat and shopping. Obviously, this has all changed for her, along with almost everyone else in Grand Haven...

Sophomore stays connected outside of school

Sophomore Ellie Guilford holds up her dog, Melaina. The break from school helped her make more time to spend with her pets and family.

Morgan Womack, Co-Editor-In-Chief

March 20, 2020

Sophomore Ellie Guilford has mixed feelings about this time off from school.  “I was excited at first but then I realized, ‘oh, that means I don’t get to do anything for three weeks,’” Guilford said. “But, I mean, I get to be with my cat all day.” She likes to keep her cat Sofia...

Sophomore Gavin Hubner practices Yo-Yo while on leave from school

Sophomore Gavin Hubner says he likes to spend his newfound free time going on walks and reading among other things. He's not worried about getting classwork done since he says he works better outside the classroom anyway. “I work very well by myself,” Hubner said. “I find sometimes the classroom environment confuses me, so if I have a choice to watch a video and learn from that I would pick that over sitting in a class.

Caleb Berko, Managing Editor

March 17, 2020

Sophomore Gavin Hubner’s walls are lined with books, an Adventure Time poster and various Star Wars Lego sets among other things. His floor is clear of any clutter and his bed is made.  It’s here where he plans to spend the majority of his break away from school.  If you recognize Hubn...