The Bucs' Blade

Are schools putting too much on teens?

Teens struggle between the balance of homework, sports and their personal lives. (Photo courtesy of Creative Commons)

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

March 3, 2020

Teenagers today have a lot going on and don’t have much time for themselves.  Students have multiple classes a day for five days a week. Homework is given out to students every night and teenagers have to balance all their classes’ homework.  Some people take advanced placement (AP) and honors cla...

Junior embraces her style day to day

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

March 1, 2020

Looking in the mirror, junior Kaitlen Erickson looks her outfit up and down admiring the different pieces of clothing she’s put together. She puts pieces together most people wouldn’t think of combining.  Using the app CLOSET on her iPad, Erickson takes pictures of her clothes and mixes and matches th...

Coach Wiebenga named regional wrestling coach of the year

Coach Jeremey Wiebenga has been named regional wrestling coach of the year. (Photo courtesy of Jeremy Wiebenga)

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

February 27, 2020

Wrestling coach Jeremy Wiebenga has been recognized as regional wrestling coach of the year. “Just knowing how to support your head coach and follow his lead is a job well done,” Wiebenga said.  He says wrestling head coach Vincent Gervais is well respected and nominated Wiebenga for the award. ...

Library’s collection of books continues to expand

Pictured are some new books that have been recently added to the library's collection on display.

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

February 20, 2020

New books are usually ordered several times a month holding 20 to 30 books at a time in a box.  “Normally it takes a week or two to get everything in from an order because some things are back-ordered or Amazon sometimes takes a little bit of time to get here,” media specialist Dana Rider said....

Five best places for dinner on Valentine’s Day

Olive Garden is one of the top places to take your valentine's date out for dinner.

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

February 13, 2020

The Paisley Pig Gastropub Grade: B- The Paisley Pig Gastropub is a nice cozy restaurant with lots of different options to eat and is located right in Grand Haven. Having a variety of food allows people to find something to eat on their large menu. The wait isn’t too bad, but the service cou...

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, Reporter

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, Reporter

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...

Milligan’s Mitten Mobile provides quality detailing

A piece of cloth is used to wipe down the car from the soapy exterior.

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

January 17, 2020

Mud and dust are sprayed off a car as the water hits the surface. The car is soaked in water and drips down the driveway leaving a trail. The water is then changed to soap and soap is sprayed in every crease and crevice of the car's exterior. It looks like a giant spray paint project with the so...

Twisting trends

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

January 16, 2020

As I look through my closet, I wonder what I’ll choose to wear for the next day. As I do that, I think “should I wear this or that?” Clothes express who I am and what my mood is for that day. I try to be unique and different in every way with my clothes, but sometimes my taste overlaps with ...

Interact club looks to spread light to GH community

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

January 14, 2020

Interact club is a service club that allows members of the club to go around the community and help out where help is needed.  “It’s an awesome group of people that want to connect with others and serve,” adviser John Mauro said. The interact club statement letter says they reflect on...

Student Recycling in the Community

Photo by Cameron March

Cameron March, Reporter

December 16, 2019

  The Chemistry teacher Mr. Newton had taken his first 2 hours to meet with the businesses around the local area.  They had met with a representative from Republic trash, Holland energy park, and The new Health Pointe in Grand Haven.  They had discussed the trash that they deal with ...

Team G.H. holds hot chocolate fundraisers every other Thursday

Hot chocolate is only $1.00 every other Thursday and is delivered during academy.

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

December 12, 2019

Team G.H. started hot chocolate Thursdays this year and hot chocolate is sold every other Thursday during academy.  “The main purpose of it, of the hot chocolate Thursdays is just to spread positivity,” junior Lauren Smelker said. Smelker mentioned these types of projects help bring in money...