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Weather experts predict winter similar to last year

Weather experts predict winter similar to last year

Camille Berko, Reporter

January 16, 2020

Chief meteorologist of WOOD-TV 8, Bill Steffen, vividly remembers one particular winter over others, the winter of 1982-83. In Grand Rapids on Christmas day that year, the temperatures spiked to a maximum of 65 degrees. “I remember picking a dandelion in my front yard that year. That was one of the wa...

Boys basketball to battle Spring Lake in Battle of the Bridge game

Boys basketball to battle Spring Lake in Battle of the Bridge game

Nick Twa, Business Manager

December 20, 2019

Tonight, the boys basketball team takes on the Lakers of Spring Lake with tip-off at 7:30 p.m.. Along with being the Battle of the Bridge game, it is also Bucs Pride night, so the players will be playing for a purpose. “We’re not playing for ourselves,” senior Adam Strom said. “We’re playi...

Bucs Pride to hold community fundraiser

Bucs Pride to hold community fundraiser

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

December 18, 2019

The “Battle of the Bridge” basketball game will take place this Friday night in the GHHS Fieldhouse. Girls plays at 6:00 p.m. and the boys play at 7:30 p.m. In addition to the game, the varsity teams of Grand Haven and Spring Lake are going head to head to support the community cares fundraiser....

Klinger launches yearly extra credit project

Klinger launches yearly extra credit project

Morgan Womack, Co-Editor-In-Chief

December 14, 2019

World history teacher Jason Klinger recently assigned his students his yearly, unique extra credit project: to build a replica of a trebuchet.  A trebuchet is a counterweight catapult machine previously used as a weapon in medieval warfare.  Klinger gave them the opportunity to build a trebuchet t...

Team G.H. holds hot chocolate fundraisers every other Thursday

Team G.H. holds hot chocolate fundraisers every other Thursday

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

December 12, 2019

Team G.H. started hot chocolate Thursdays this year and hot chocolate is sold every other Thursday during academy.  “The main purpose of it, of the hot chocolate Thursdays is just to spread positivity,” junior Lauren Smelker said. Smelker mentioned these types of projects help bring in money...

It pays to play

It pays to play

Nick Twa, Business Manager

December 9, 2019

Well college sports fans, it’s happening. The NCAA is working on making a plan that allows college athletes to profit off of their likenesses. This means the potential return of the NCAA football and basketball games by EA Sports, which is something fans have been eagerly waiting for. But this dec...

Wrestling team begins 2019/2020 season

Wrestling team begins 2019/2020 season

Brendan Vander Meer, Reporter

December 6, 2019

The Bucs wrestling team recently kicked off practice ahead of 2019/2020 season. “One thing that is nice is we only graduated four seniors,” head coach Vincent Gervais said. “We return the bulk of our team from last season so we finished with 40 guys so 36 kids returning is pretty awesome.”...

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...

From polka dots to condo complexes

From polka dots to condo complexes

Brendan Vander Meer, Reporter

November 26, 2019

As you drive through downtown Grand Haven, you may notice the number of iconic buildings or the small mom-and-pop shops scattered throughout the town. Maybe even the compact white building with polka-dots on the corner of Harbor and Lafayette with the triangular sign atop the roof with block lettering t...

Steering toward the future

Steering toward 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. ...

Coaching: International Style

Coaching: International Style

Brendan Vander Meer, Reporter

November 25, 2019

For Greg Immink, it was unusual to see him outside of a sports event. In fact the 3 sport athlete was described as a “shining star” by Michigan State’s head basketball coach Tom Izzo. Immink’s approach to the game fortified his ability to dominate against his opponents.  Although Imminks life was surrounded by spor...