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Senate leaders reflect on their career coming to an end

Senate leaders reflect on their career coming to an end

Camille Berko, Reporter

May 20, 2020

Like every other club and sport, Student Senate’s seniors missed out on a big part of their year. Senior Class President, Caleb Berko, is eager to find some closure.  “We are hopeful we can get back together once this is over - not just as a senior senate group - but as an entire senior class,...

Although Science O season was canceled, seniors move on and take experiences with them

Although Science O season was canceled, seniors move on and take experiences with them

Ben Pease, Reporter

May 15, 2020

Along with many other clubs and sports, the Science Olympiad team faced the cancelation of their season due to the coronavirus outbreak this spring.  Senior Samantha Kasbohm was full of disappointment and shock when she discovered school and the Science O season was canceled. “I was very upset a...

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...

Orchestra seniors yearn to practice just one more time with fellow musicians

Orchestra seniors yearn to practice just one more time with fellow musicians

Caleb Berko, Managing Editor

May 11, 2020

If it weren’t for a pandemic, the orchestra would be performing in its final concert of the year. A grand send-off for its seniors who have dedicated so much to the program.  Assistant concertmaster and senior Kathryn Ackerman was sad to see that opportunity taken away.  “I didn’t real...

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...

Track & field seniors plan for what’s next, reflect on missed season

Senior Carter Larned leads a pack of buccaneer runners in a cross country meet. This year, he would've been a team captain on the boys track team.

Grant Engelsman, Reporter

April 29, 2020

Six weeks ago, all student athletes were told by MHSAA that spring sports were officially canceled. This affected so many student athletes from all sports. One of the sports affected was boys and girls track and field.  Grand Haven’s senior captains, Carter Larned and Maddie Nunn each had thei...

“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 ...

Bender searches to balance personal needs with those of students during quarantine

Chemistry teacher Chelsea Bender stands with her two kids next to an old tractor. Bender has a third child due at the beginning of June.

Sam Woiteshek, Co-Editor-In-Chief

April 22, 2020

For chemistry teacher Chelsea Bender, April 30 is an important day. It’s when Governor Whitmer’s “Stay Safe, Stay Home” order ends. It’s when she hopes she can return to the grocery store comfortably. It also marks the beginning of a crucial period before her baby is due.  “The doct...