The Bucs' Blade

Trumpet section leader Carson Bretz reflects on band experience

Trumpet leader Carson Bretz shakes band director Iain Novoselich's hand at the

Morgan Womack, Co-Editor-In-Chief

May 13, 2020

Before heading off to their second hour on Friday, March 13, band director Iain Novoselich had his first hour students play the song “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”  This song has been a tradition for the Grand Haven High School bands as a piece for the seniors to play at their final concert, usual...

Special education teacher Melissa Richardson finds balance amid chaotic new schedule

Special education teacher Melissa Richardson poses in front of her new

Morgan Womack, Co-Editor-In-Chief

April 17, 2020

Special education teacher Melissa Richardson described the last day of in-person education as chaotic. She scrambled to send homework and lessons home with her students, making sure each of them had the resources they needed. “That Friday just sending work home in all subject areas that match...

Sophomore stays connected outside of school

Sophomore Ellie Guilford holds up her dog, Melaina. The break from school helped her make more time to spend with her pets and family.

Morgan Womack, Co-Editor-In-Chief

March 20, 2020

Sophomore Ellie Guilford has mixed feelings about this time off from school.  “I was excited at first but then I realized, ‘oh, that means I don’t get to do anything for three weeks,’” Guilford said. “But, I mean, I get to be with my cat all day.” She likes to keep her cat Sofia...

Klinger launches yearly extra credit project

Freshman Grant Taylor climbs on top of the trailer holding the trebuchet he made with his dad. “After doing the project and seeing how everything worked, it was weird how it actually works,” Taylor said. “Like actually being able to see it throw over and see the counterweight active and see how it drags.”

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...

Senior discovers passion for video

Senior Oscar Sipe adjusts the camera as he films the announcements for the Lumberjacks hockey game. “Kids our age, their first job is like going to McDonald’s or Wendy’s, my first job is doing drum gigs and filming hockey teams,” Sipe said. “Life, it’ll do what it will and it’ll set me on the path but so far this seems to be the path that I am enjoying and getting paid for, so it seems like a good option.”

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...

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...

Bucs defeat Caledonia in close Homecoming game

Bucs defeat Caledonia in close Homecoming game

Morgan Womack, Co-Editor-In-Chief

October 11, 2019

WHAT HAPPENED The varsity football team beat Caledonia 34-27 tonight in an intense Homecoming game. The score was tied up 27-27 at the beginning of the fourth quarter, but senior Connor Worthington carried the ball into the end-zone with a few minutes left, securing a win for the Bucs.   ...

Blade staff wins Spartan Award

Co-Editors-in-Chief Chris Hudson and Maddie Monroe hug advisor C.E. Sikkenga after winning the Spartan Award.

Morgan Womack, Co-Editor-In-Chief

April 23, 2019

The Bucs’ Blade staff won a Spartan Award at the spring Michigan Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA) conference on April 23.  The three issues submitted received a score evaluation of 920/1000 points. Spartan Awards are distributed based on the score given by a judge who reviews eac...

Attorney General leads Freedom of Information Act seminar

Attorney General Dana Nessel speaks at the Grand Haven Community Center about the Freedom of Information Act.

Maddie Monroe, Editor in Chief

March 11, 2019

Monday, March 11 the Grand Haven Tribune and Michigan Press Association hosted a seminar at the Grand Haven Community Center for newly elected Attorney General Dana Nessel. The focus of the meeting was for Nessel to speak about the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Open Meetings Act (OMA). ...