The Bucs' Blade

National Honor Society cancelled due to COVID-19

NHS is responsible for volunteering at many events, such as fire prevention night

Grace Ostric, Reporter

April 30, 2020

The National Honor Society (NHS) meetings are cancelled for the rest of the school year. There is no definite plan of what is going to happen next year for graduating seniors and juniors who did not finish their requirement of 15 service hours.  Service hours for events that were scheduled but got cancelled d...

Voice of the People – Whitmer’s line-item setbacks

Jacob Welch, Reporter

November 26, 2019

The veto - an exceedingly rare power to be only used for the sake of the people, or for the Executive to act as a trustee for the people?  That’s the question at the heart of the discussion for Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s recent line-item vetoes over the 2020 fiscal year appropriation bill. ...

From polka dots to condo complexes

Dairy Treat's structure only remains as the rest of the building was demolished last month.

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...

Downtown Grand Haven’s new hang out spot

Downtown Grand Haven's new hang out spot

Alexis Tater, Reporter

May 6, 2019

You may have seen it on your social media feed already, there is now a rustic and warmly-tinted little cafe on Washington Avenue that was opened to the public on Feb. 23. The Michner’s bought the storefront which housed Coffee Grounds, tore down a few walls, and renovated it. The Side Bar is a pa...

Head to head: Michigan State edition

Head to head: Michigan State edition

Nick Twa, Business Manager

February 22, 2019

How do you sum up a rivalry? Leaving it all out on the court to make the opponent despise you even more than they already do. Not many rivalries does this better than Michigan versus Michigan State. This season is no different. Michigan State comes into this matchup with a 22-5 (13-3 in the Big Ten) record...

Head to Head: Michigan Wolverines edition

Head to Head: Michigan Wolverines edition

Jack Reus, Sports Editor

February 22, 2019

Who is the true champion of the state of Michigan in college hoops? This is a question we’ve all been asking ourselves this season. It’s been a boxing match in the Big ten race and the two top teams have an opportunity to deliver the knockout punch this Sunday afternoon. in one corner you have the Spar...

Michigan vs Michigan state opinion

Jack Reus, Sports Editor

October 23, 2018

“Oh he has trouble with the snap, and the ball is free… it’s picked up by Michigan state’s… Jalen Watts-Jackson and he scores! On the last play of the game, unbelievable!”   Everyone who is passionate about this rivalry knows that call by Sean Mcdonough in the 2015 Michigan vs...

Michigan’s momentum will continue and they will win the championship

Michigan's momentum will continue and they will win the championship

Jack Reus, Sports Editor

March 15, 2018

It is upon us. The upsets, cinderella stories, big names, buzzer beaters. It’s all here. This is the 2018 NCAA college basketball tournament. In other words… March Madness. 68 teams all competing for a National championship, but only one can claim victory. That team in my opinion will be the Michi...

2018 March Madness: Why you shouldn’t be swayed by the higher seeds

Tournament Brackets/CC BY 2.0

Sam Woiteshek, Co-Editor-In-Chief

March 15, 2018

Every March, there is a certain time that calls for days of endless basketball, filled with underdog stories, buzzer-beaters and heartbreak. Or, in other words: madness. March Madness. This year when millions of people fill out their brackets, most be will be determined to choose one of the tourna...

Model UN succeeds at Ann Arbor

Model UN succeeds at Ann Arbor

Jack Nicholson, Reporter

January 18, 2018

The club’s most recent conference was at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor this past weekend, where about 37 other schools attended and roughly 750 kids total participated. High scoring students led the way to four distinct positions. The club’s leader, Mr. Klinger discusses the event as being a...

Michigan primary preview

Michigan primary preview

Maddie Brockmyre, Co-editor in chief

March 8, 2016

The 2016 presidential election has been a whirlwind of debates, insults, and conflicting policies. Many seniors will be able to vote in the November general election, and a few will meet the age requirement for the primaries. On March 8, Michigan will be holding its open primary for adults to vote for ...

University of Michigan vs. Michigan State game analysis

University of Michigan vs. Michigan State game analysis

Tyler VandenBrand and Sports Section

October 15, 2015

Tyler VandenBrand, senior staff writer 2007 will be a year that Michigan football fans never forget. Just one year after an 11-2 season that concluded with a Rose Bowl loss to USC, the Michigan Wolverines lost their season opener. In a game in which they were heavily favored, Michigan fell to the unrank...