High school transforms into multimedia art gallery for Festival of the Senses

The swirlingly colorful signs advertising Gull Lake’s Festival of the Senses formed what seemed a gallery of their own in the weeks preceding May 12 & 13. When it came time for art to overtake the cafeteria, the Choir and Winter Percussion’s musical efforts to fill the gym, and One Act plays to take place … Continue reading High school transforms into multimedia art gallery for Festival of the Senses

Music Therapy strikes a chord at Gull Lake

Should one travel down the Social Studies hallway during 5th block Monday or Tuesday, they may detect some singing, strumming, or drumming (or all of the above) drifting out of Mrs. Harrison’s room. At this time each week, students arrange chairs into a circle and await the arrival of Mr. B, who will serenade them … Continue reading Music Therapy strikes a chord at Gull Lake

Desk Profile: Mr. Minehart reveals reasons behind his overflowing desk

The teachers of Gull Lake do not, as some might expect, maintain their desks as sterile surfaces for grading purposes alone. Instead, most are absolute conglomerations of high school artifacts, spilling over with a combination of decor brought from home and that accumulated from students. In any case, the contents prove interesting indications of the … Continue reading Desk Profile: Mr. Minehart reveals reasons behind his overflowing desk

Tasha Harrison’s class attends Annie at Miller Auditorium

Thursday, February 16 marked Tasha Harrison’s special education class’ long-anticipated field trip: the 7 p.m. showing of Annie at Miller Auditorium. Students and chaperones first met at 5 p.m. in . Harrison’s room, dressed for the theatre and already filling up on Twizzlers. Once all attendees had gathered, the kids piled into 3 cars (driven by … Continue reading Tasha Harrison’s class attends Annie at Miller Auditorium

Inaugural protests kick off the resistance

The Inauguration of Donald J Trump as President of the United States on January 20, 2017 inspired a wealth of action in Washington D.C. Though many came to witness the Inauguration itself, protesters were out in droves, attending various approved events and marches. While some unapproved, more violent forms of protest took place, planned events … Continue reading Inaugural protests kick off the resistance

Pink hats march on DC–and the world–in historic Women’s March

January 21, 2017 saw the voices of more than 2 million women (with at least 470,000 in Washington D.C. alone) and allies across class, country, color and creed raised to a fever pitch in defense of their fundamental rights. Harmonizing in chants of “Show me what democracy looks like; this is what democracy looks like,” … Continue reading Pink hats march on DC–and the world–in historic Women’s March

Vintage and thrift shopping grows in popularity among students

Surrounded by a menagerie of goods ready to be consumed today and discarded tomorrow, students nevertheless are turning to Salvation Armies and local vintage shops. With growing concern over the ethics of the fashion industry, some are motivated by morals. Others cite the importance of cost efficiency or of being environmentally conscious Most are in … Continue reading Vintage and thrift shopping grows in popularity among students

Mark and Christine Schauer speak on the importance of young people in politics

While accompanying local politicians Mark and Christine Schauer on one of their last of many canvassing trips this election season, the dedication with which the couple reached out to potential voters became evident. Also clear was the gratitude expressed by many of their constituents throughout the day. One man thanked Christine for being the first … Continue reading Mark and Christine Schauer speak on the importance of young people in politics

2nd Annual Fall Carnival takes place in support of Gull Lake Band

The high school lobby, cafe and gym will yet again be overwhelmed by bubble soccer, a bounce house, face painting, concessions, midway games and an inflatable obstacle course for the 2nd Annual Fall Carnival. Laser tag will be a new addition to the event, as well as a silent auction. The Carnival is scheduled for … Continue reading 2nd Annual Fall Carnival takes place in support of Gull Lake Band

Gull Lake students make ArtPrize pilgrimage

Grand Rapids is filled with pride and eager observers each year as Art Prize overwhelms the city. As the world’s largest public art event according to The Art Newspaper, ArtPrize draws around 400,000 attendees to 3 square miles downtown. ArtPrize 8, spanning from September 21 to October 7,  amassed 380,119 public votes, and the massive … Continue reading Gull Lake students make ArtPrize pilgrimage