The Bucs' Blade

Although Science O season was canceled, seniors move on and take experiences with them

Although Science O season was canceled, seniors move on and take experiences with them

Ben Pease, Reporter

May 15, 2020

Along with many other clubs and sports, the Science Olympiad team faced the cancelation of their season due to the coronavirus outbreak this spring.  Senior Samantha Kasbohm was full of disappointment and shock when she discovered school and the Science O season was canceled. “I was very upset a...

Boys swim seniors grateful for support, time spent in sport

Senior Jack Timmer canot help but beam as the boys swim senior night ends; he is thankful for this season.

Sam Woiteshek, Co-Editor-In-Chief

April 25, 2020

Senior swim captains Carter Brown and Jack Timmer walked down the student-filled hallway, ready to head to states. The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) prohibited all spectators attending, so the circumstances were already a bit different. After they reconvened from the send-of...

Girls Basketball lose to Caledonia on senior night

After receiving her flower, senior Morgan Goss smiles while hugging Coach K on senior night.

Macayla Cramer, Reporter

February 24, 2020

WHAT HAPPENED:  On Friday the girls basketball team played Caledonia at home, for their final game on their home court this season. For seniors, this is signalling the end of their high school basketball career. High on emotions and adrenaline, the lady bucs struggled to score during the first half...

Pay it forward continues to make a change in everyday lives

Students part of pay it forward toured the Children's Advocacy Center in Holland and were able to learn the work of the center. (Photo courtesy of Brian Williams)

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor

February 2, 2020

Pay it forward is a semester-long class where students create a project to benefit the community and make an impact in other people’s lives.  “I wanted to create a class that offered a whole bunch of experiences for a person who’s experiencing a transitional time in their life, which would be...

Exam waivers motivate seniors to finish strong

Second semester exams are avoidable for seniors if they're able to follow the requirements.

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor

January 24, 2020

Seniors are exempted from their second semester exams if they’re able to keep up with the requirements. “It’s been very successful,” assistant principal Mike Roberson said. “We’ve seen much better attendance, much better academic success and fewer behavior problems from our seniors.” S...

Preview: varsity boys’ swim

Macayla Cramer, Reporter

December 12, 2019

As of last week, the boys are back in the pool again, diving into another season. This year’s returning swimmers are already feeling the loss of their seniors from last season. With only a week in the pool, the team is heavily focused on getting back in shape before their first meet, one of the ea...

Varsity football falls to Hudsonville in season finale

Senior Connor Worthington stays and waits until every member of the team walks off the field. Worthington is pictured embracing senior Owen Krizan as they head for the locker room.

Macayla Cramer, Reporter

November 9, 2019

What Happened:  The Buccaneers fought a war last night at Hudsonville’s Eagle Stadium. They battled through bitterly cold weather conditions, poor management and sportsmanship, which sparked several heated scenes throughout the game. Unfortunately, the Bucs lost the advantage at the critical sta...

Varsity football wins on Union’s home turf

Junior LJ Sandoval uses quick foot work to get around Union's defense.

Macayla Cramer, Reporter

October 29, 2019

WHAT HAPPENED:  This past Friday, the Bucs played away at Houseman Field in Grand Rapids to play their final pre-season game in OK Red conference against Grand Rapids Union. The Bucs came out strong offensively, setting them up with a 21 point lead before the start of the second quarter. This offen...

Jostens prepares seniors for graduation

Jostens prepares seniors for graduation

Adrienne Parcheta, Reporter

October 18, 2019

Jostens was at the high school selling class rings, cap and gowns and senior gear today in the cafeteria. The last days seniors are able to turn in forms will be on Tuesday, Oct. 22 and Wednesday, Oct. 30. Seniors can also order online before Christmas break.  “Seniors have been working hard for 12 plu...

The Den Podcast: Senior Edition

May 10, 2019

It's a special week on The Den Podcast, as sports fanatics Sam Woiteshek and Nick Twa are joined by the senior members of the sports team in Ashton Voorhees, Mijan Ahmad Nizam, Jack Reus and Chris Hudson. https://soundcloud.com/user-333532779/the-den-senior-edition

Digging deeper

Digging deeper

Aliyah Austin, Reporter

June 1, 2017

Since this is my last hoorah, I feel the need to take a different approach to my senior column. If you know me, this should come as no surprise. During my time at GHHS, I’ve realized my passion for fighting for the underdogs and expressing the struggles of those without an outlet to do so. I woul...

The blank canvas

The blank canvas

Sarah Sanders, Reporter

June 1, 2017

Throughout elementary school, it was hard to find something that I was good at. I tried piano only to find that I had no sense of rhythm. I then was put into gymnastics and ballet, however, that did not last long because I’m about as graceful as a baby giraffe. Nothing seemed to click for me, until ...