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A Class Divided: Students in Mrs. Deans room stand for the pledge while some of their peers remain seated.

Patriotism, protest or peer pressure?

Students have differing opinions on standing for pledge
Alexandra Bakker December 20, 2022

Every high school student knows the drill: zone out during morning announcements and wait for your cue to stand up for the Pledge of Allegiance. Some kids stand and say it enthusiastically while others...

It’s bittersweet as Grand Haven residents recall what made Jumpin’ Java great.

“I’ve made a lot of cool memories. I love the atmosphere here, even if I’m on my own. -Connor Fleser

“It’s really accepting. You can be yourself here.” -Serena Mattone

Local coffee shop Jumpin’ Java announces close

Alexandra Bakker October 21, 2022

Grand Haven locals and coffee lovers alike are mourning the upcoming loss of Jumpin’ Java, a small family-owned cafe downtown.   The news came last week when the owner, Erin Lyon, officially...

Three trees light up downtown Grand Haven, these shimmering pines  are lit up on light night.

Downtown Grand Haven hosts annual light night

Megan Voorhees, Photo Editor November 17, 2021

Downtown Grand Haven is hosting their annual Light Night 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19.  Main street will be treating visitors with live music, lowered prices in the local shops and free tote...

Football defeats West Ottawa

Football defeats West Ottawa

Jacob Welch, Reporter September 18, 2021

Senior Kyle Bush works to find a clear shot on goal

GH Boys Lax weekly update

Jack Reus, Sports Editor May 12, 2019

What: The boys lacrosse team went 0-2 last week with losses to Traverse City St. Francis (9-6) and Holland Christian 11-4.   What This Means: The Buccaneers drop to 4-9 on the year with only...

Junior Jake Law receives a pass, looking to make a shot on goal.

Boys lacrosse weekly update

Jack Reus, Sports Editor May 7, 2019

WHAT: The Buccaneer boys lacrosse team split  two games last week, losing to Grandville 11-4 and knocking down West Ottawa 12-3. WHAT THIS MEANS: The team advances to 4-6 on the year. KEY PLAYERS:...

Senior point guard Casey Constant works to create space in order to find an open look for a shot against Rocket defender.

Bucs’ offense struggles in season opener loss to Reeths Puffer

Jack Reus, Sports Editor December 5, 2018

What: The Bucs fell to the Rockets of Reeths Puffer on Tuesday night, 54-39.   What Happened: Grand Haven fell behind early to a veteran loaded Reeths Puffer team and were never able to recover....

A Buccaneer batter swinging at the pitch, looking to generate some offense.

Strong pitching in Buccaneer split against conference rival West Ottawa

Jack Reus, Sports Editor May 3, 2018

What: The Bucs split in their doubleheader against the Panthers of West Ottawa, Tuesday night. The first game score was a 3-0 loss and the second game was a 1-0 victory for Grand Haven, bringing their...

Junior Brendan VanDeWeghe on the mound pitching to Grandville batter

GH Baseball loses to tough Grandville team

Jack Reus, Sports Editor April 13, 2018

What: The Buccaneer baseball team fell to the Grandville Bulldogs in a lopsided, 10-1 game. This loss puts the Bucs at an 0-3 record to start the season. Poor pitching and errors in the field contributed...

Senior Kellum Bridgeforth with an aggressive take to the hoop

Buccaneer Boys basketball season recap

Jack Reus, Sports Editor March 29, 2018

Two words to describe the 2017-18 Grand Haven Varsity boys basketball season are triumph and courage. This past season was full of excitement and pride but also road bumps and adversity.   The...

Kellum Bridgeforth brings the ball up court against West Ottawa

Buccaneers hope to end losing streak by beating rival Rockford

Jack Reus, Sports Editor February 15, 2018

What: The Buccaneers look to get back on track after three straight losses and most recently, a blowout 27 point deficit to the Hudsonville Eagles. Their challenger, the Rockford Rams. A Grand Haven arch...

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