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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...

Junior Jack Kurburski lays low during COVID-19 outbreak

Kurburski plays his Xbox One during the outbreak. This is one of Kurburski's main activities during the outbreak, along with homework and eating.

Nick Twa, Business Manager

April 2, 2020

There are many things that have been impacted due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. Among them are routines, activities and events. For junior Jack Kurburski, that is no different. Like other students, Kurburski didn’t know how to react to the news that school would be closed until April 12, n...

Wheeler wishes to occupy time during leave from school

Freshman Justin Wheeler distracts himself the road to take a quick picture. Completing the 50 hours needed for Segment One of driver's training is something Wheeler hopes to accomplish during his time off.

Sam Woiteshek, Co-Editor-In-Chief

March 19, 2020

Freshman Justin Wheeler isn’t much of a reader.  He averages about a book a year. It’s not that he doesn’t like to read or is illiterate - in fact, he is eager to learn with each new novel - but he just doesn’t have time.  Now he does. “I could see myself picking a book during this break,” Wheele...

Boys swim falls to West Ottawa on senior night

The boys swim team huddles up during a meet versus West Ottawa. The boys will take on the conference meet at Hudsonville high school on Feb. 27.

Nick Twa, Business Manager

February 16, 2020

Thursday night, the boys swim team took on West Ottawa on senior night, falling in a hard-fought battle. Even though the team lost, players were not disheartened. “You know, senior night is always a good time,” MacDonald said. “We get to celebrate the seniors who are some of my good friends mov...

“The Den” Podcast, Episode 14: “Too Much Sauce”

Senior Owen Ross puts up a shot against Spring Lake. Ross, one of the teams captains, has led the team out of their conference play slump as of late.

Sam Woiteshek, Brendan Vander Meer, and Nick Twa

February 13, 2020

Sports fanatics Sam Woiteshek, Nick Twa, and Brendan Vander Meer give their hottest takes on what is happening in the world of sports. This week they are joined by senior basketball player Owen Ross. https://www.buzzsprout.com/722160/2738842

“The Den” Podcast, Episode 13: “Talking the Talk”

Sophomore Nic Stump tries goes up for a shot against Spring Lake. Stump is one of the several new additions to the team this year.

Sam Woiteshek, Nick Twa, and Brendan Vander Meer

February 6, 2020

Sports fanatics Sam Woiteshek, Nick Twa, and Brendan Vander Meer give their hottest takes on what is happening in the world of sports. https://www.buzzsprout.com/722160/2676349-the-den-podcast-episode-13-talking-the-talk

Boys basketball to take on West Ottawa in conference rematch

Senior Adam Strom dribbles the ball up the court against Spring Lake on December 20. Strom, who is a senior leader on the team, will be an important factor in the team's game plan Friday.

Nick Twa, Business Manager

February 5, 2020

It has been a rough few weeks for the boys varsity basketball team. But after a close win against the Jenison Wildcats this past Friday and a rare Tuesday off, the squad looks to take off from their last victory. This time they take on conference foe West Ottawa, who the Bucs lost to 58-45 on Jan. 10. ...

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Sam Woiteshek, Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 4, 2020

Bud Light: “Inside Post’s Brain” Without every directly going at humor, Bud Light does it subtly as they show what the inside of Post Malone’s brain is thinking. The thoughts themselves are comical, but the true laughter comes when his inner thoughts look exactly like him. On the out...

“The Den” Podcast, Episode 12: “Shots Fired”

Sam Woiteshek, Nick Twa, Brendan Vander Meer, and Caleb Berko

January 31, 2020

Sports fanatics Sam Woiteshek, Nick Twa, and Brendan Vander Meer give their hottest takes on what is happening in the world of sports. This week they are joined by Bucs' Blade Managing Editor Caleb Berko. https://www.buzzsprout.com/722160/2627233-the-den-podcast-episode-12-shots-fired ...

“The Den” Podcast, Episode 11: “Yessir”

Sam Woiteshek, Brendan Vander Meer, and Nick Twa

January 23, 2020

Sports fanatics Sam Woiteshek, Nick Twa and Brendan Vander Meer give their hottest takes on what is happening in the world of sports. This week they are joined by special guest Adam Strom. https://www.buzzsprout.com/722160/2561686-the-den-podcast-episode-11-yessir ...

Boys basketball takes down Grandville in home conference match-up

Senior Adam Strom takes the ball to the basket with a defender on his heels in the Battle of the Bridge game. The area around the basket was huge in this game as the squad fought for rebounds all night.

Nick Twa, Business Manager

January 22, 2020

Last night, the boys basketball team took on the Bulldogs from Grandville in a game of runs. The Bucs took home the victory 50-40 with senior Owen Ross leading Grand Haven scorers with 14 points. It was a slow start to the game given the squad didn’t score their first points until seven and a ha...

“The Den” Podcast: “Oh Lord, Not Again”

Senior Andrew Sinke shakes off his eye injury in a game against Spring Lake. Sinke is the team's sharpshooter.

Sam Woiteshek, Nick Twa, and Brendan Vander Meer

January 16, 2020

Sports fanatics Sam Woiteshek, Nick Twa and Brendan Vander Meer give their hottest takes on what is happening in the world of sports. https://www.buzzsprout.com/722160/2505436-the-den-podcast-episode-10-oh-lord-not-again...