The Bucs' Blade

Senior Connor Worthington reflects on time spent with Team G.H.

(Photo courtesy of Connor Worthington)

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

May 18, 2020

Senior Connor Worthington was disappointed when Governor Whitmer canceled school due to COVID-19 because he was missing out on the last part of his senior year. “There’s activities to look forward to especially at the end with seniors,” Worthington said. “I understand why [school was canceled...

Senior Kaelyn Stafford reflects on time lost on the field

Senior Kaelyn Stafford reflects on time lost on the field

Camille Berko, Reporter

May 14, 2020

For one group of students, the coronavirus outbreak has hit harder than most. Senior athletes looking forward to their final season wearing Buccaneer colors won’t get the chance to finish this chapter of life on their own terms now. Although their story continues, an abrupt end to an important ch...

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...

Choir seniors Sophia Bates and George Fullerton reflect on experience in award-winning program

Choir seniors Sophia Bates and George Fullerton reflect on experience in award-winning program

Mike Baldus, Reporter

May 6, 2020

Seniors Sophia Bates and George Fullerton did not expect the last time they’d sing alongside their choir family to be in late March. Bates was a leader in the alto section and Fullerton is a well-experienced member of the bass section.  “I was really upset, well not really at first, I kind of expec...

National Honor Society cancelled due to COVID-19

NHS is responsible for volunteering at many events, such as fire prevention night

Grace Ostric, Reporter

April 30, 2020

The National Honor Society (NHS) meetings are cancelled for the rest of the school year. There is no definite plan of what is going to happen next year for graduating seniors and juniors who did not finish their requirement of 15 service hours.  Service hours for events that were scheduled but got cancelled d...

“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...

DoRAK continues to spread kindness despite COVID-19 lockdown

On National Leap of Kindness Day, DoRAK spread kindness to all by giving away Oreos donated by Sweet Temptations. Vice President Maddy Streng watches as students fill out cards to give with their Oreos to their friends.

Cameron March, Reporter

April 27, 2020

While the COVID-19 lockdown has cancelled a plethora of activities and practically affected nearly everything, there are still some people still doing what they’ve always done. One of those groups: DoRAK.  The club is led by seniors Erin Markovicz, and Maddy Streng, the club president and vice ...

Boys swim seniors grateful for support, time spent in sport

Senior Jack Timmer canot help but beam as the boys swim senior night ends; he is thankful for this season.

Sam Woiteshek, Co-Editor-In-Chief

April 25, 2020

Senior swim captains Carter Brown and Jack Timmer walked down the student-filled hallway, ready to head to states. The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) prohibited all spectators attending, so the circumstances were already a bit different. After they reconvened from the send-of...

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...

Assistant principal Roberson finds solace in frequent exercise and family time during COVID-19 lockdown

Assistant principal Mike Roberson has decided to fill his schedule with frequent runs and walks during this Stay Home, Stay Safe order. He admits his dogs are getting pretty tired of going out for runs and walks though.

Caleb Berko, Managing Editor

April 15, 2020

For assistant principal Mike Roberson, the Stay Home, Stay Safe order has drastically altered a lot of his former habits. He’s working from home now, uses Hangouts for meetings and as he jokingly said, he’s dealing with a lot less student discipline now than he was a month ago.  “My primary...

Senior Natalie Bremmer spends quarantine working out

Senior Natalie Bremmer flexes her muscles.

Adrienne Parcheta, Reporter

April 4, 2020

When Governor Whitmer called off school, it was a shock to everyone. It was especially hard for seniors, as their last year of high school was taken away from them in a matter of seconds. Senior Natalie Bremmer is not excluded from these emotions. “At first I was in shock and then I was devastated,” Bremmer...