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Local businesses still hiring

Local businesses still hiring

Emma Manzo

June 10, 2019


Filed under Briefs, Briefs, Infographics, News

If you are late to the summer job hunting game or haven’t found the right opportunity yet, here are the top five jobs that are still available in Grand Haven. All these businesses are located downtown on Washington Street or along the pier. Each of these positions requires their own unique set of require...

Small Town Sandwich Shop goes beyond

Small Town Sandwich Shop goes beyond

Alexis Tater and Nick Rice

May 29, 2019


Filed under Arts, Briefs, Briefs, Health, Life, Local, News, Review

Lexi: Just over the bridge in Spring Lake, Small Town Sandwich Shop is a family-owned business that has been up and running since 2015. They are open every day from 11 a.m. to two p.m. It was satisfying to be able to walk into a place for once that was welcoming, along with containing a variety of differ...

Anatomy classes hold blood drive

Anatomy classes hold blood drive

Emma Manzo

April 24, 2019


Filed under Briefs, Briefs, Health, News, Uncategorized

Todd Diederichsen and his anatomy class sponsored a blood drive on April 16. The 82 students who participated donated 60 units of blood to Michigan Blood.   “We want to try to get high school kids to have the opportunity to give and to see how cool it is to help other people, but do...

Blade staff wins Spartan Award

Blade staff wins Spartan Award

Morgan Womack, Life Editor

April 23, 2019


Filed under Breaking News, Briefs, Briefs, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

The Bucs’ Blade staff won a Spartan Award at the spring Michigan Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA) conference on April 23.  The three issues submitted received a score evaluation of 920/1000 points. Spartan Awards are distributed based on the score given by a judge who reviews eac...

Jason Klinger brings world view into classroom to inspire deeper thinking

Jason Klinger brings world view into classroom to inspire deeper thinking

Alexis Tater, Reporter

March 21, 2019


Filed under Life, Review

Jason Klinger was 8 years old when he stood in Germany and watched in amazement as the Berlin wall came to the ground. He was speechless as he watched the large concrete blocks fall. Graffiti sprayed on the walls with letters to lost loved ones eventually fell apart, but families and lovers who wer...

Rescheduled blood drive proves to be crucial for West Michigan

Rescheduled blood drive proves to be crucial for West Michigan

Alexis Tater, Reporter

March 7, 2019


Filed under Health, News

The blood drive at Grand Haven High School has been rescheduled due to weather. School and church cancellations have created a massive need for blood in West Michigan. The weather has caused many car crashes and numerous local blood drives taking place in schools and churches to be cancelled. Consequently, ...

Bucs knock off Mona Shores in epic game

Bucs knock off Mona Shores in epic game

Jack Reus, Sports Editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

What: In a last minute venue change, the Bucs were able to defeat the Sailors of Mona Shores 58-55 in a down to the wire game.   What Happened: Due to a power outage at Grand Haven High School, the game was moved to The Pit, where it once hosted Buccaneer basketball from 1953 to 1997. The P...

Raising awareness for water safety

Raising awareness for water safety

Nick Garvale, Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

For the second year, The Tri Cities YMCA has recruited the outdoor ed class for a “Safety around water” program that the students teach to local elementary school kids. The instructors educate 205 kids from four schools around Ottawa County about the dangers of the lake and how to stay calm durin...

Six simple ways to simmer down seasonal depression

Six simple ways to simmer down seasonal depression

Nick Rice, Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Health

Meditation. Many people process the word “meditation” as sitting on the floor criss-cross applesauce and chanting “om.” If that is how you do it, great. The good news is that is not the only way to meditate. Meditation is the simple act of thought watching. It works a lot like people watching. I...

Building connections through music

Building connections through music

Mercedes Mancilla, reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Arts, Music

Junior Keegan Young pulls down the endpin of his cello and the mood of the room changes. His hands glide over the neck and upon the tuning pegs as he starts plucking strings. The sound of sharp pizzicato echoes off the walls and the audience leans closer into the instrument just to feel the resonating sou...