The Bucs' Blade

What’s up with the 12th Buc?

What’s up with the 12th Buc?

Caleb Berko, Managing Editor

November 9, 2019

Year after year, the student section is the source of energy and excitement for our football, soccer, basketball, and numerous other sports teams.  They show up and bring the heat. They’re the ones who stomp their feet on the North side of the bleachers every game, they’re the ones shouting (a...

Girls volleyball wins 13th consecutive district title

Girls volleyball wins 13th consecutive district title

Grace Montgomery, Reporter

November 8, 2019

WHAT HAPPENED: The girl’s varsity volleyball team beat Reeths-Puffer in three sets to receive its 13th consecutive district title. They started strong winning the first set 25-12 and took the next two sets 25-18 and 25-16. It was an emotional night for the seniors because it was their last time...

Catalina officers start practices for this year’s show

Catalina officers start practices for this year’s show

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

November 7, 2019

The officers do a lot and that includes picking out songs that fit the theme for their show. The theme has to work for everyone and they have to make sure that their dances don’t look too similar.  “Everything that is the Catalina show we have to organize,” officer Ellary Bylsma said. “T...

Learning walks show parents high school experience

Learning walks show parents high school experience

Emma Manzo, Reporter

November 7, 2019

WHAT'S THE STORY? Principal Tracy Wilson has several upcoming learning walks for parents to observe what high school is like for their students on Wednesday Nov. 19 from 1p.m. to the end of the day, Dec. six at 9a.m. and Dec. 16 at 10a.m. The experience usually lasts an hour and a half depending on...

What you need to know – November 5 election

What you need to know – November 5 election

Jacob Welch, Reporter

November 4, 2019

In dark debate rooms, chilling council meetings and zippy zoning discussions, a group of five sit above the rest - papers shuffling, microphones abuzzing and something that knowingly or unknowingly has changed the feeling of the room, an issue has cast a looming shadow over the approaching November 5...

Blade staff heads to fall MIPA

Blade staff heads to fall MIPA

Blade Staff

November 1, 2019

Yesterday Grand Haven High School’s student publication, The Bucs’ Blade, went to Lansing for a conference where they had the opportunity to sit in on learning sessions with the goal of learning new techniques for journalism.  “It’s about giving reporters the chance to learn new tools and t...

Spanish students celebrate Día de los muertos

Spanish students celebrate Día de los muertos

Morgan Womack, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 1, 2019

Students celebrated Día de los Muertos on Friday, Nov. 1 with a festival organized by the Spanish teachers.   Throughout the day, Spanish students participated in activities centered around the Mexican culture. Some brought Mexican food to share in Spanish teacher Lauren Hamberg’s room. Spanish te...

October is a month of kindness

October is a month of kindness

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

October 30, 2019

Adams Acts are a recurring topic that is brought up every October at Grand Haven High School.  “It’s a good time for us to be able to have this kind of reflection where we need to be good to each other,” mathematics teacher Joe Nelson said. Adams Acts aren’t just for remembering Adam Prov...

What’s in it for Student Senate?

What’s in it for Student Senate?

Nick Twa, Business Manager

October 28, 2019

You walk into school and you see decorations strewn about the different pods. Many different colors and patterns, but all following one specific theme. These decorations may seem out of the ordinary, but then you look around and you realize something. It’s homecoming week.  Then there’s event...

Students participate in special education inclusion talent show

Students participate in special education inclusion talent show

Emma Manzo, Reporter

October 26, 2019

Jeremy Wiebenga held the 2nd annual special education inclusion talent show during third hour on Oct. 18. The audience was enthusiastic and supportive; they cheered, clapped, even waved 10 signs. The performances ranged from dancing and singing to comedy and an artwork display. “It was super cute,...

Girls volleyball beats East Kentwood on senior night

Girls volleyball beats East Kentwood on senior night

Grace Montgomery, Reporter

October 24, 2019

WHAT HAPPENED: The girls varsity volleyball team beat East Kentwood in three sets on Tuesday, October 22. They started strong winning 25-13 and took the next two sets 25-22 and 25-21. It was an emotional night for the team as they celebrated the seniors and acknowledged the continuous support f...

Boys soccer loses to Okemos in regional semifinals

Boys soccer loses to Okemos in regional semifinals

Addy Wachter, Photo Editor

October 23, 2019

WHAT HAPPENED: The boy's varsity soccer team suffered a tough loss against Okemos on Wednesday, October 23 in the regional semifinals. During the first half, the Bucs secured the ball in the back of the net to gain a goal. They gained three more in the second half ending the game with a score of ...