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Bender searches to balance personal needs with those of students during quarantine

Chemistry teacher Chelsea Bender stands with her two kids next to an old tractor. Bender has a third child due at the beginning of June.
April 22, 2020

For chemistry teacher Chelsea Bender, April 30 is an important day. It’s when Governor Whitmer’s “Stay Safe, Stay Home” order ends. It’s when she hopes she can return to the grocery store comfortably. It...

Wheeler wishes to occupy time during leave from school

Freshman Justin Wheeler distracts himself the road to take a quick picture. Completing the 50 hours needed for Segment One of driver's training is something Wheeler hopes to accomplish during his time off.
March 19, 2020

Freshman Justin Wheeler isn’t much of a reader.  He averages about a book a year. It’s not that he doesn’t like to read or is illiterate - in fact, he is eager to learn with each new novel -...

“The Den” Podcast, Episode 14: “Too Much Sauce”

February 13, 2020

Sports fanatics Sam Woiteshek, Nick Twa, and Brendan Vander Meer give their hottest takes on what is happening in the world of sports. This week they are joined by senior basketball player Owen Ross. https://www.buzzsprout.com/722160/2738842

“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.
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. https://www.buzzsprout.com/722160/2676349-the-den-podcast-episode-13-talking-the-talk

Top Five Funniest Super Bowl Commercials

Top Five Funniest Super Bowl Commercials
February 4, 2020

Bud Light: “Inside Post’s Brain” Without every directly going at humor, Bud Light does it subtly as they show what the inside of Post Malone’s brain is thinking. The thoughts themselves...

“The Den” Podcast, Episode 12: “Shots Fired”

January 31, 2020

Sports fanatics Sam Woiteshek, Nick Twa, and Brendan Vander Meer give their hottest takes on what is happening in the world of sports. This week they are joined by Bucs' Blade Managing Editor Caleb...

“The Den” Podcast, Episode 11: “Yessir”

January 23, 2020

Sports fanatics Sam Woiteshek, Nick Twa and Brendan Vander Meer give their hottest takes on what is happening in the world of sports. This week they are joined by special guest Adam Strom. https://www.buzzsprout.com/722160/2561686-the-den-podcast-episode-11-yessir

“The Den” Podcast: “Oh Lord, Not Again”

January 16, 2020

Sports fanatics Sam Woiteshek, Nick Twa and Brendan Vander Meer give their hottest takes on what is happening in the world of sports. https://www.buzzsprout.com/722160/2505436-the-den-podcast-episode-10-oh-lord-not-again

“The Den” Podcast, Episode 9: “It’s Our Applebee’s”

December 18, 2019

Sports fanatics Sam Woiteshek, Nick Twa, and Brendan Vander Meer give listeners an inside scoop on what to expect from this Friday's Grand Haven v. Spring Lake basketball games.

“The Den” Podcast, Episode 8: “Debate Club”

December 11, 2019

Sports fanatics Sam Woiteshek, Nick Twa and Brendan Vander Meer give their hottest takes on what is happening in the world of sports. https://www.buzzsprout.com/722160/2265953-the-den-podcast-episode-8-debate-club

“The Den” Podcast, Episode 7: “In My Feelings”

Junior Jolee Houle celebrates with her team after a high-scoring first half against East Kentwood. Houle, the team's primary outside shooter, had 18 points in a loss to Muskegon in the district opener.
December 5, 2019

Sports fanatics Nick Twa, Brendan Vander Meer and Sam Woiteshek share their perspective on the week's hottest sports news. https://www.buzzsprout.com/722160/2228609-the-den-podcast-episode-7-in-my-feelings

Calling It Like I See It: The ultimate “Haven Rumble”

The Bucs break down after their home game against Reeths Puffer. Grand Haven finished the year with a 6-5 record overall and made it to the district finals.
November 29, 2019

Sometimes you’ve had enough. It comes at different points for everyone. There’s a point where you’ve been pushed around so much that things look hopeless. Lifeless. Void of any meaning or worth. At...

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