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Fast Food Scavenger Hunt

Fast Food Scavenger Hunt

Grace Ostric, Reporter

December 20, 2019

Teacher Jodi Heard’s health classes competed in a scavenger hunt on Wednesday, Dec. 18.  Her third through sixth hours walked around the school to hunt for various posters, each with a fast food restaurant logo on them. Each poster also includes a short story problem that students must answer p...

Peach body bar breaks beauty standards with new storefront

Peach body bar breaks beauty standards with new storefront

Gabi Nadeau, Reporter

December 11, 2019

Foil hair, created by Chelsey Ruiz, has newly opened its sister-store Peach Body Bar. Their store offers multiple self-care services such as waxing, face masks, and massages for “best prices in town.” Not only is this store bringing new services to Grand Haven, but it is very intriguing to cus...

Sophomore graced with the gift of yoga

Sophomore Grace Rieger reaches her arm in the air during a session of the

Morgan Womack, Co-Editor-In-Chief

December 12, 2018

Inhaling deeply, sophomore Grace Rieger steps off of her mat and onto the cold floor in the Lakeshore Yoga studio. As she collects her gear, a feeling of content washes over her. Surrounded by her peers, all in a positive mood, she can’t help but feel the same way. This “after-yoga” feeling is con...

Chemicals in elementary school water raises concern

Water out of a fountain

Nick Garvale, Reporter

November 4, 2018

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) were found only in Robinson Elementary school last week in an annual test held by the Department of environmental quality. The concern, within the school district, is continuing work on the treatment of the water, with the school providing temporary bottled wat...

Surviving suicide

GIVING UP GABBY: Senior AJ Melton snaps a selfie with his friend Gabby.  Gabby died by suicide in 2015. “Not having her here feels like there’s a missing piece of my heart,” Melton said.

Aliyah Austin, Reporter

February 16, 2017

After he read the text message, senior AJ Melton’s bird-like frame crumpled on the sidewalk in front of Jumpin’ Java Coffee House. His sobs sliced through the calm June air. Memories of Melton’s friend Gabby flooded his mind. He remembered splashing around with her in Lake Michigan. As she...

More than MS

DEFYING DISEASE: Junior Izzy Villanueva lives with multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic, progressive disease involving damage to sheaths of nerve cells in brain and spinal cord. Villanueva doesn't want to be defined by her disease.

Abby Reyenga, Reporter

March 27, 2016

On a warm summer day, junior Izzy Villanueva rolled over on her fluffy white comforter and groggily looked around her room with light pink walls and beige carpet, she glanced quickly at her beloved blue lava lamp. She then started to realize her leg was asleep. She massaged her leg trying to wake it up. A...

Jump on the kale train

KALE CRAZE: Students and staff enjoy the health benefits of kale. It is a source of vitamin A, K, B6 and C, fiber, calcium and iron. But many are unaware of kale's possible negative effects.

Karianne Turner, Arts Editor

March 26, 2016

Hop on the kale train. Kale has been viewed as the ‘super food.’ While it turns all your smoothies green, it does wonders for your body. Or so they say. Kale has fantastic health benefits. It’s a source of vitamin A, K, B6, and C, fiber, calcium and iron. It contains zeaxanthin and lutei...