The Bucs' Blade

It’s bittersweet as Grand Haven residents recall what made Jumpin’ Java great.

“I’ve made a lot of cool memories. I love the atmosphere here, even if I’m on my own. -Connor Fleser

“It’s really accepting. You can be yourself here.” -Serena Mattone

Local coffee shop Jumpin’ Java announces close

Alexandra Bakker October 21, 2022

Grand Haven locals and coffee lovers alike are mourning the upcoming loss of Jumpin’ Java, a small family-owned cafe downtown.   The news came last week when the owner, Erin Lyon, officially...

Board of Education selects a new member

Board of Education selects a new member

Alexandra Bakker and Katie Snyder September 19, 2022

  The Board of Education appointed Kristal Boyd to fill the position vacated by Barb Pietrangelo at the conclusion of a board meeting last Thursday. It took place in person and over Zoom at Ferry...

Laura Knochenhauer works on the interior of her familys bus. Right now it appears to be nothing more than plywood and tape, but soon it will be a fully functioning family home.

Steering toward the future

Science teacher builds eco-friendly, livable bus for family
Emma Manzo, Reporter November 26, 2019

The sun rises over an off-white school bus, its energy absorbed by the solar panels on the roof. This electricity allows the bus’ owner, science teacher Laura Knochenhauer,  to switch on the light inside....

Interact Club Holds Fundraiser

Interact Club Holds Fundraiser

Emma Manzo, Reporter October 7, 2019

WHAT'S THE STORY? Interact club is holding their second Culver’s fundraiser to raise money for their group at the Grand Haven Culver’s on Tuesday October 8 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Interact members...

Nick reviewing the  menu in the colorful shop.

Small Town Sandwich Shop goes beyond

Alexis Tater and Nick Rice May 29, 2019

Lexi: Just over the bridge in Spring Lake, Small Town Sandwich Shop is a family-owned business that has been up and running since 2015. They are open every day from 11 a.m. to two p.m. It was satisfying...

Activities like swimming will have to be postponed.

Pool pump now broken

Nick Garvale, Reporter November 28, 2018

The pool is closed for the week until further notice. Pool temperatures drop and water is left unfiltered as the heating unit and pool pump are now broken. The pump of any pool is the key to water...

Lakeshore Leadership Group connects with local entrepreneur

Lakeshore Leadership Group connects with local entrepreneur

Nick Garvale, Reporter November 2, 2017

The Lakeshore Leadership Connections group met on Thursday Oct. 26, at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum eager to learn about the importance of leadership through the perspective of one of Grand Haven’s...

Five things that happened last week

Five things that happened last week

Ben Ingall, Reporter December 19, 2016

Corpus Christi, Texas told its 324,000 residents this past week that they should avoid using tap water after an incident in the industrial district. The water is said to be contaminated from chemicals...

Sibling duo Jennifer and James Harding receive their diplomas together. Jen worked to graduate a year early to walk with her brother.

420 seniors graduate in 2016 commencement ceremony

Alexis VanSingel, News Editor May 27, 2016

What Happened? Last night, family and friends came out to the 140th graduation ceremony for the class of 2016. 420 seniors walked across the stage to receive diplomas commencing their high school career. The...

Regional tournament to determine future for Science Olympiad team

Micala Carpenter, Reporter March 18, 2016

The Science Olympiad team will compete in the regional tournament this weekend at Grand Valley State University. If the team places in one of the top 10 spots, the members get to move on to the state event...

Science Olympiad team prepares for regional tournament at Grand Valley State University

Megan Kostner, Reporter March 17, 2016

The Science Olympiad members can be found studying in classrooms long after school has ended. From practice tests in the academic events to sanding down wood to make planes, students have spent months...

Sophomore Alexandra Holt holds a trophy in front of the team robot. They placed fourth in the district competition.

Robotics team places fourth in district event

Alexis VanSingel, News Editor March 16, 2016

Over the weekend, the robotics team placed fourth overall in the St. Joe FIRST Robotics District Competition. The members of Buc N’ Gears made it to the semifinals but lost. They also won the industrial...

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