Student Style Saturday: Abigail Holtan defines her style as classic with quirk

The unmistakable click-clack of heels in a school hallway is one usually associated with teachers, but GLHS junior Abigail Holtan has made it her own. Although she doesn’t like the attention the noise causes, Holtan makes sacrifices for style. Holtan describes her personal style as classic. “It’s timeless…with a bit of quirk,” she said. Inspired … Continue reading Student Style Saturday: Abigail Holtan defines her style as classic with quirk

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Gull Lake Special Olympics Bowling collects ‘spare’ change

  If you’ve frequented the Gull Lake High School cafeteria between January 16 and 19, chances are you’ve seen a troupe of students collecting change for Special Olympics, a “global social movement,” and the largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities. Students involved in the program have been asking for donations at lunches. Gull Lake’s … Continue reading Gull Lake Special Olympics Bowling collects ‘spare’ change

Student Style Saturday: Abby Stark describes style as ‘try-hard, casual, chic’

Whether sporting sweatpants or Gossip Girl inspired ensembles, Gull Lake junior Abby Stark’s style, according to her, changes every day. “Sometimes I’ll try to be really fancy and other times I’m really casual–I would say, in two words, [my style is] sweatpants and sometimes I wear heels,” Stark said. What determines the choice between these … Continue reading Student Style Saturday: Abby Stark describes style as ‘try-hard, casual, chic’

Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College release statements regarding walkouts

In the wake of various student movements forming in response to the Parkland school shooting, local postsecondary institutions have made their positions on the potential protests clear. Western Michigan University (WMU) tweeted a statement assuring students that their admission will not be affected in any way should they be subject to disciplinary action as a … Continue reading Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College release statements regarding walkouts

BookBug expands into location with a back door…and so much more

BookBug, Kalamazoo’s own independent  bookstore, located at 3019 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo, marks 10 years of service to the community with an expansion into a neighboring location. The building offers a significant boost in square footage–plus an actual back door–both of which were sorely needed for BookBug’s increasing inventory, distribution needs and community events. The local bookstore was … Continue reading BookBug expands into location with a back door…and so much more

Arts and Eats Tour approaches its 7th year serving the community

October 21-22 will mark the 7th year Arts and Eats provides the greater Allegan and Barry County area –including Richland–with a spotlight on specialty farms, local artists and eateries that make use of locally grown goods. Artist studios are scheduled to be open Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm, while farms and … Continue reading Arts and Eats Tour approaches its 7th year serving the community

Student Style Saturday: Micah Sweezie talks personal style

On any given day, senior Micah Sweezie might be found roaming the halls of Gull Lake High School in overalls, colorful socks, or one of his signature retro sweatshirts. No matter the look, he always tries to make it unique to his personal style. “I can’t really classify my style as one thing, because I’m … Continue reading Student Style Saturday: Micah Sweezie talks personal style

Arts and Eats brings attention to local galleries and studios

The Arts and Eats Tour, which included the Richland Gull Lake area in its scope, took place October 21 to 22. The Tour is a free, self-driving event in which visitors can drop in at a variety of partner organizations; participating restaurants, art studios and gallery sites are specified by maps featured on the Arts and Eats … Continue reading Arts and Eats brings attention to local galleries and studios

Richland’s ‘Thai Hut’ knows what’s what (when it comes to good food)

Residing at 8885 North 32nd Street in Richland is a nondescript concrete block of a building, its only distinguishing feature a newly hung sign reading: “Thai Hut.” Though the closed blinds and neighboring dry clean place may discourage the weary, one must only step through the doorway to be greeted by friendly staff, equally-as-friendly elephant tissue box covers … Continue reading Richland’s ‘Thai Hut’ knows what’s what (when it comes to good food)

Student Style Saturday: Kaitlyn Stricker chats about Converse and confidence

If you happen to see a girl clad in black denim, an oversized button up shirt, and well-worn converse walking the halls of Gull Lake, it might just be Kaitlyn Stricker. Her style’s been developing for years, and now she’s confident in how it’s matured. “It’s definitely changed. I think the biggest cause of that … Continue reading Student Style Saturday: Kaitlyn Stricker chats about Converse and confidence