The Bucs' Blade

Steering toward the future

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

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. Throwing on her coat she steps outside into the brisk morning air with her poodle Winnie. ...

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 will serve food and bus tables earning 10% of the profit for the night.  WHY SHOULD YOU  ...

Small Town Sandwich Shop goes beyond

Nick reviewing the  menu in the colorful shop.

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 to be able to walk into a place for once that was welcoming, along with containing a variety of differ...

Pool pump now broken

Activities like swimming will have to be postponed.

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 circulation. It pushes water through the filter and back out through the main returns. Without this...

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 most successful entrepreneurs, Kelly Larson the owner of Sweet Temptations and multiple other locations. ...

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 of a “backflow incident,” though the city has not released the name of the industry responsible....

420 seniors graduate in 2016 commencement ceremony

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

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 Scene The event held a melancholy and exciting atmosphere. The blue and gold bleache...

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 which is held at Michigan State University on April 30. “At States you are at a level where it get...

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 preparing for the regional Science Olympiad tournament on Saturday, March 19. The regional tournam...

Robotics team places fourth in district event

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

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 safety award for their careful consideration of all the regulations. The team has been working f...

Pier pressure

SAVE THE CATWALK: Resurfacing of the pier’s concrete infrastructure requires the catwalk to be lifted by a few inches. The catwalk’s future is in jeopardy unless the funds are raised to not only lift the catwalk but also to repair its deteriorating structure.  “It is so important for us to be able to keep this,” former city planning commission member Erin Turrell said. “I can’t imagine it not being there anymore.”

Kevin Swain, Senior staff writer

February 22, 2016

Since its construction in the late 19th century, the south pier has been a centerpiece, perhaps even the main focal point, of the Grand Haven community. Its features include a heavily-cracked concrete base, a tall, bright red lighthouse, a smaller foghorn house, and an iron catwalk- the future of whi...

5 things to do this weekend

Connor Weber, Senior Staff Writer

February 19, 2016

Fire up the student section this Friday as the boys and girls basketball teams battle rivals from Rockford High School on the road. The girls will tip-off at 6 p.m. followed by the boys at 7:45 p.m. Take advantage of the unusually warm weather, and explore one of West Michigan’s best kept secrets,...