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Blade staff attends spring MIPA conference

Blade staff attends spring MIPA conference

Morgan Womack, Life Editor

April 23, 2019


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

The Bucs’ Blade staff attended the Spring Michigan Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA) Conference at the Lansing Center on April 23.   The staff won a Spartan Award with a score evaluation of 920/1000 points. Spartan Awards are distributed based on the score given by a judge who reviews...

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, Top Stories

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 have been cancelled because of ...

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...

Hosley’s house of jerseys

Hosley’s house of jerseys

Nick Twa, Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Feature, Sports

Walking into sophomore Luke Hosley’s room, you see a sports fan’s dreamland. He has various jerseys spread out along the walls and even some on his bed. Each jersey has a story of different significance to him. Some people may collect jerseys from a specific sport or team, but for Hosley, ...

Q and A with senior guard Bryce Taylor on upcoming season

Q and A with senior guard Bryce Taylor on upcoming season

Jack Reus, Sports Editor

November 10, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Q: How are you feeling going into the upcoming season? A: "As a team we are feeling good, I think we have a great group of guys this year and I think we will have great team chemistry."   Q: What do you feel is unique about this years team? A: "I feel we have a very talented start...

The Little Mermaid Musical Preview

The Little Mermaid Musical Preview

Amelia Schincariol, Reporter

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Entertainment, News

Wanting to go under the sea this weekend? Make a splash at ‘The Little Mermaid’ at the high school on Nov. 9-10, 16-17 at 7 p.m.,  and a matinee show at 1 p.m. on Nov. 17. Junior Sam Korecki explains what happens behind the scenes. “The cast splits up into groups and work on choreography...

Fitness tip of the week: burpees

Fitness tip of the week: burpees

Elena Salik, Reporter

October 30, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Feature, Health, Uncategorized

The burpee is an exercise that works your quads, calves, pecs and builds your core strength. Every morning, you can start by doing intervals of 45 seconds on and 15 seconds off. Repeat this continuously over the span of 30 days to create a habit and build strength. As the exercise becomes...