The Bucs' Blade

“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.

Impossible Whopper

Adrienne Parcheta, Reporter

January 14, 2020

This weekend on one of my frequent commutes around town, I decided to make a quick side stop to Burger King to get a taste of the new Impossible Whopper.  The typical Whopper consists of the meat patty, as well as the other basic ingredients such as tomatoes, lettuce, ketchup, mustard, basically any...

Vocab (n): pointless, useless

A student fills out vocabulary practice problems for an assignment. These packets can present unnecessary stress for students with scare use for the words.

Grace Ostric, Reporter

November 26, 2019

Sitting in freshman English, the class groans as the teacher passes out the doomed double-sided horizontally stapled pages. The anxiety and apprehension begins begins to grow; you know what this means. This week, you’re going to have to spend precious time memorizing 20 pointless, random words that...

“The Den” Podcast 5/17

May 17, 2019

Calling It Like I See It: Player Polarization

Senior point guard Casey Constant drives to the lane in a home game against Caledonia. Constant has led been a leader for the Bucs offensively and defensively.

Sam Woiteshek, Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 20, 2019

As I sat and watched the world’s most lifeless affair - Super Bowl LIII - I couldn’t help but think: Tom Brady is about to get his sixth ring. It seemed unlikely that mediocre quarterback could possibly have a stranglehold on the NFL and its history, and probably its future. So I thought a little dee...

Super Bowl LIII halftime show as disappointing as the game itself

Super Bowl LIII halftime show as disappointing as the game itself

Nick Twa, Business Manager

February 4, 2019

It’s widely believed that the halftime show for the big game is one of the best performances for music of the year. Glamorous displays of fireworks and the most popular artists of the time come together to fill a treasured thirty minute time slot. This year’s halftime show, however, is the complete opposite. ...

Science says there’s only two genders

Science says there's only two genders

Paul Murin, Reporter

January 8, 2019

In the past couple of years a topic that has gained an overwhelming amount of attention in the media is whether or not there are more than two genders. Based upon scientific truths and a moral standpoint, I believe  there are no more than two, but I also respect the contrasting opinion of others. Men and ...

Calling It Like I See It: Tiger Woods is back

Calling It Like I See It: Tiger Woods is back

Sam Woiteshek, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 29, 2018

Let me tell you a story. A story about dominance, failure and triumph. A story of an athlete of firsts and athlete of lasts. A story about a true sports legend. Too revealing? Perhaps a more well-known title to this incredible narrative would be better. How about this: The story of Tiger Woo...

Opinion: Taking personal finance should be a state required class

A Grand Haven High School student fills out a replica W-2 and W-4 form for Personal Finance class.

Chris Hudson, Editor in Chief

October 1, 2018

Going into my final school year at Grand Haven, I’d always thought that taking Personal Finance was somewhat of a joke - no offense Mr. Smaka or Mr. Williams - but the rumor from class to class was that it was an easy math credit that appealed to colleges a little bit more than the Math & Games ...

Will Michigan State pull it all together for a magic March run?

Will Michigan State pull it all together for a magic March run?

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

March 16, 2018

Starting as the second-ranked team in the preseason AP poll, and ending as the fifth-ranked team in the nation, a three seed was an underwhelming evaluation to most State fans. However, you don’t count the Spartans out in March, no matter what the seed. It’s not a well-kept secret that March is ...

Why Duke will win the title again and no one will like it

Why Duke will win the title again and no one will like it

Chris Hudson, Editor in Chief

March 15, 2018

Yet another NCAA tournament is upon us. March Madness and all of its hysteria is soon to be underway and with that, another crown will be presented to the king of the ‘Big Dance’. Through a season of turbulence and surprises week after week, many were left unclear as to who would come out on to...

Shopping fair trade

Shopping fair trade

Morgan Womack, Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 19, 2018

A seven-year-old girl sits on the floor in the scorching heat of a factory in Indonesia, making the Adidas shoes you are wearing right now. Her hands begin to shake in fear that if she takes a break, she will be beaten. She was taken out of school to work for 12 hours a day doing meticulous repetiti...