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Senior discovers passion for video

Senior discovers passion for video

Morgan Womack, Co-Editor-In-Chief

December 5, 2019

Senior Oscar Sipe never goes home. It’s 4:00 p.m. on a recent Friday night and Sipe isn’t out with his friends or unwinding at home like most high schoolers. No, you can find him at the LC Walker Arena chatting with his coworkers cheerfully as he sets up his equipment. The stadium is empty, the L...

Save your breath

Save your breath

November 26, 2019

Sometimes you have to make a change.  Most of the time these changes are for the better. Especially when something has reached a point where it’s so obviously in need of transformation that you’d have to be brain-dead to miss it.  In the case of Grand Haven High School’s breathalyzer ...

Bad breath(alyzing)

Bad breath(alyzing)

Caleb Berko and Sam Woiteshek

November 26, 2019

Senior Olivia Striegle strolls through the brisk autumn air, swings open the shiny, metallic doors to the athletic entrance and immediately becomes log-jammed by a thick line of people. But there is no cause for concern - this is typical for any high school dance. As the line crawls its way to ...

Smaka earns 500th win in volleyball

Smaka earns 500th win in volleyball

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

November 26, 2019

The match reaches an end, the Bucs have won against Reeths Puffer and the players rush to the court. As the Bucs feel great about the win and Reeths Puffer is at a low, the opposing teams begin to line up to shake hands to say “good game” or “gg.” Coach Aaron Smaka’s team falls away from the line o...

Yearbook senior picture deadline

Yearbook senior picture deadline

Camille Berko, Reporter

November 26, 2019

Senior pictures should be submitted to the Blue and Gold Yearbook by Dec. 1 unless the student opts to have their school ID picture used. They should choose their favorite picture, which must include their entire face.  “It’s pretty simple,” yearbook co-editor-in-chief Jocelyn Jenson said. “...

Vocab (n): pointless, useless

Vocab (n): pointless, useless

Grace Ostric, Reporter

November 26, 2019

Sitting in freshman English, the class groans as the teacher passes out the doomed double-sided horizontally stapled pages. The anxiety and apprehension begins begins to grow; you know what this means. This week, you’re going to have to spend precious time memorizing 20 pointless, random words that...

Steering towards the future

Steering towards the future

Emma Manzo, Reporter

November 26, 2019

The sun rises over an off-white school bus, its energy absorbed by the solar panels on the roof. This electricity allows the bus’ owner, science teacher Laura Knochenhauer,  to switch on the light inside. Throwing on her coat she steps outside into the brisk morning air with her poodle Winnie. ...

Caleb Berko

Caleb Berko

Mercedes Mancilla, reporter

November 18, 2019

Students of the month have been chosen for the Rotary club, and the male student of November is senior Caleb Berko.  Chosen for his leadership abilities and academic records, Berko couldn’t be more thrilled.  “I was a little surprised to get the letter in the mail, I think it’s an honor ...

Juliette Beals

Juliette Beals

Emily Jarrell, Reporter

November 18, 2019

Senior Juliette Beals was chosen as the November Rotary Student of the Month on Monday, Nov. 18.  “Honestly, I was a little surprised,” Beals said, “I think I was most surprised that I was the third month. I thought if I was to get it, it would be more towards the end of the year after more...

GHHS named “school of the year” for vaping education

GHHS named “school of the year” for vaping education

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

November 13, 2019

Grand Haven High School partnered with a few different organizations through the Ottawa Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (OSAPC) and was able to work and prevent the use of teen substance abuse.  “It’s not just for vaping,” deputy Jake Mackeller said. “It’s for any substance, but vaping se...

New yoyo club created by Gavin Hubner

New yoyo club created by Gavin Hubner

Cameron March, Reporter

November 13, 2019

Sophomore Gavin Hubner is a yo-yoist. And he’s pretty good at it, so good as a matter of fact that he has won national awards.  Hubner now hopes to reach out to his fellow classmates by attempting to teach other students to use the yo-yo, as well as new tricks.  He plans to hold meetings s...

Just another night

Just another night

Caleb Berko, Managing Editor

November 7, 2019

It’s Sunday. It’s 5:30 a.m. You’re probably still asleep and that’s okay because you had a big week with a few tests. But off in the quiet halls of GHHS, with the aromatic smell of fresh-brewed coffee spilling into the air, the football coaches of Grand Haven High huddle up in the athletic co...