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Parent-teacher conferences return in person after 2.5 years

Parent-teacher conferences return in person after 2.5 years

Alexandra Bakker October 30, 2022

Grand Haven parents and educators breathed a sigh of relief this week as conferences were able to take place face-to-face for the first time since the pandemic, which caused them to take place over the...

Sign up for the German American Virtual Exchange

Sign up for the German American Virtual Exchange

Violet Kemperman, Reporter March 15, 2022

In previous years, German and American students have done a program where Germans come to America for three weeks and then the American students do the same but in Germany.  Due to political unrest...

A student gets her temperature checked amidst the rise and fall of COVID-19 cases.

Community still feels need for precautions despite decrease in cases

Sydney Kroll, Reporter March 11, 2022

We are all familiar with the smell of urgent cares and the feeling of COVID-19 tests tickling your sinuses. Overhearing your peers and local news stations droning on about the latest variants and severities...

Senior Olivia Christensen working the register in the Buc Stop.

Buc Stop is back

Elena Yu, Reporter January 19, 2022

Doors locked and lights off, the Buc Stop has stood lifeless in the corner of the rotunda for the past two years. COVID-19 undoubtedly took many things away from students, one being the school's beloved...

Principal Tracy Wilson clarifies COVID-19 regulations

Principal Tracy Wilson clarifies COVID-19 regulations

Grace Montgomery, Editor In Chief September 18, 2021

In the midst of the pandemic, rules and regulations are constantly changing. This has caused confusion for students, staff and parents alike. Principal Tracy Wilson answers questions regarding the new...

THE COURT: The senior homecoming court of 2020

The homecoming dance is still on

Misgana Deur, Life Editor September 3, 2021

Homecoming 2021 is still on for October 9! This means movie night, powderpuff, pep assembly, hallway decorations, spirit days, banner competitions, and the dance.  “Homecoming is still a go for now...

TESTING: All spring sport athletes must complete weekly COVID-19 testing.

Spring sports to hold COVID-19 weekly testing

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor March 31, 2021

All spring sports are now required to have COVID-19 testing done every Sunday starting Apr. 11. Different sports will have a certain time to meet between 2:00-8:00 p.m. “We didn’t have a season...

GREENHOUSE GOD: Glass shows different types of plants that students are growing in his Greenhouse Biology class whether it may be different types of vegetables or houseplants. I get pumped up when I see somebody enjoying stuff in the greenhouse. Later they might say Hey, Im gonna build a garden this year. You [then] know that theyre taking away something from the class, Glass said.

Science teacher creates change in everyday lives

Science teacher Roger Glass leaves an impact on those around him creating an approachable atmosphere
Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor March 18, 2021

Laughter fills the air as science teacher Roger Glass struggles to spit out his famous fish story while he gags on his words. He pauses from time to time to keep himself from vomiting like he’s...

A FOOT ABOVE: Keefe gets her hands on the basketball as Hudsonville point guard goes up for the shot. Even at 58 which is relatively short for her power forward position, Keefe is a strong defender.

Sole senior Avery Keefe sets example for entire basketball program

Humble leader develops quiet shot and will leave legacy on court for years to come
Grace Ostric, Editor in Chief March 18, 2021

Intermittent squeaks of shoes on the shiny hardwood floor, the overpowering sound of Lil’ Wayne’s “Uproar” blasting through the loudspeaker and harsh iridescent lights overwhelm the senses when...

Parent-teacher conferences to be held Thursday, Mar. 18

Parent-teacher conferences to be held Thursday, Mar. 18

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor March 16, 2021

Parent-teacher conferences are to be held Thursday, Mar. 18 from 3:00-5:30 p.m. through Google Meet or over the phone due to COVID-19. Parents can sign up for a time slot to meet with teachers through...

Scott at last years Model UN conference at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Normally there would be different events or meals with your teammates, but it was still fun, Scott said.

Senior Gabby Scott named best delegate at Model UN conference

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor March 5, 2021

Senior Gabby Scott placed first in her committee as best delegate at the University of Michigan Conference for Model UN Feb. 20-21. Scott was a part of the Security Council representing China.  “I...

COVID-19 will not affect snow days at Grand Haven High School.

COVID-19 has not affected snow day policies

Megan Voorhees, Photo Editor March 3, 2021

Snow day policies will not be affected because of COVID-19. Deciding if the roads are not driveable hasn’t changed at all for superintendent Andy Ingall.  Students are concerned about more school...

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