Sports
New season begins for JV girls’ basketball

New season begins for JV girls’ basketball

The 2014 girls’ JV basketball team looks toward a successful season. With experienced players in the starting lineup and some new players for reinforcements, expectations among the players are…

Gull Lake cheer ready to go despite young team

Gull Lake cheer ready to go despite young team

Last year the Gull Lake competitive cheer team had 15 girls, 11 of whom were seniors. This year the team has 18 girls, only two of whom are…

Drew Blakely commits to University of Virginia

Drew Blakely commits to University of Virginia

Any young man who plays baseball dreams of saying the words “I will be playing college baseball at…,” but for Drew Blakely, this dream will be realized. “Ever…

Throop travels to Traverse City

Marc Throop traveled to Traverse City last weekend, October 19. Throop is one of six members of the Executive Council of the Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (MIAAA), which…

News

Gull Lake’s Christian Sanders is recent victim of swatting

Gull Lake’s Christian Sanders is recent victim of swatting

Swatting is the act of tricking an emergency service into dispatching an emergency response based…

Gull Lake takes part in Toys for Tots program

Gull Lake takes part in Toys for Tots program

Toys for Tots, a holiday program directed by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, provides an…

New student run school store opens

New student run school store opens

On Saturday, December 6 DECA’s student run school store had its grand opening for Christmas…

Becky Calvert’s debate class puts on mock trial

Becky Calvert’s debate class puts on mock trial

On November 20, English teacher Becky Calvert and her first and third hour debate class…

Snow day provides opportunity for studying

Snow day provides opportunity for studying

The first major snowfall of the year for Southwest Michigan left the Gull Lake area…

Staff members voice concerns on effectiveness of janitors at Gull Lake

Staff members voice concerns on effectiveness of janitors at Gull Lake

Desktops, door knobs, hallways, stairs, whiteboards and carpets. There are dozens of surfaces that the…

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Feature

Brendan Howard reveals life details

Brendan Howard reveals life details

The Gull Lake High School faculty is full of many varied persona’s; however, one of the most unique and interesting is that of the the French teacher, Brendan…

Raising college costs affect GL students

Raising college costs affect GL students

“My dad literally told me if I don’t get a scholarship, I’m not going to college,” junior Mitchell Jones said. Exorbitant tuition for colleges is forcing many juniors…

Drew Blakely commits to University of Virginia

Drew Blakely commits to University of Virginia

Any young man who plays baseball dreams of saying the words “I will be playing college baseball at…,” but for Drew Blakely, this dream will be realized. “Ever…

Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers host Science and Engineering Festival at Gull Lake

Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers host Science and Engineering Festival at Gull Lake

[Show slideshow] One of the more famous exhibits, called Dragon’s Breath, involved nitrogen gas poured over graham crackers, which reached temperatures of -220 C. Those participating took a…

Geoff Simmons excels in artistic pursuits

Geoff Simmons excels in artistic pursuits

Geoff Simmons is a local artist who currently attends Gull Lake Virtual High School.  During his last two years in high school, he started taking online classes in…

Junior stage manager Kirsten Sluyter speaks about PAC as a family

Junior stage manager Kirsten Sluyter speaks about PAC as a family

“When I first came into PAC, I was really unsure, and I didn’t really know where I fit in because I was just a freshman. But over the…

Entertainment

Singer set to replace Ledger as the Joker

Singer set to replace Ledger as the Joker

On Tuesday, December 2, Warner Bros. announced that Jared Leto will play the Joker in its new DC Comics film Suicide…

Mockingjay: Part One demands to be seen

Mockingjay: Part One demands to be seen

The dystopian, totalitarian nation in which the film is set has captured hearts nationwide. On November 20, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay…

American Horror Story hooks Gull Lake students: season by season

American Horror Story hooks Gull Lake students: season by season

American Horror Story, an erotic horror television program produced by FX has left high school aged viewers across the globe appalled…

The Book of Life takes new spin on love triangles

The Book of Life takes new spin on love triangles

Enjoyable throughout its whole 95 minutes, The Book of Life was a well done, colorful animation film which centers around a group…

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Our Side

Charitable donations require thorough research

Charitable donations require thorough research

Over the past decade or so, the amount of money donated to nonprofits has grown tremendously. Additionally, an increase in the number of nonprofits has added significantly…

Point/Counterpoint

A multimillion dollar Netflix series leaves audience contemplating the book vs. movie

A multimillion dollar Netflix series leaves audience contemplating the book vs. movie

Orange is the New Black painfully contradicts novel In 2011, author Piper Kerman published her first novel about her personal experience in a federal correctional facility for…

Press Box

Ray Rice deserves second chance

Ray Rice deserves second chance

On Friday, November 28 Ray Rice entered the courtroom for his final appeal case. Rice was charged with domestic violence in late February after an incident in…

Environmental News

Reusable bags provide potential opportunity for eco-friendliness

Reusable bags provide potential opportunity for eco-friendliness

“If we continue these careless practices with plastic bags and other harmful items we will only add more and more hazardous waste,” said senior environmental club president…

Food/Dining

Bilbo’s located on South Westnedge turning into a popular pizzeria

Bilbo’s located on South Westnedge turning into a popular pizzeria

Bilbo’s Pizza on South Westnedge Ave is a  restaurant that’s been around since 1976. From outside, Bilbo’s doesn’t look like anything special but on the inside it’s…

Music

Songs of Innocence shames U2–and William Blake

Songs of Innocence shames U2–and William Blake

  Songs of Innocence, U2’s recently released album is extremely unimaginative and all over the place. The inability of this album to be sold to the public…

Student Style

Gull Lake student body contemplates validity of GradeCam

Gull Lake student body contemplates validity of GradeCam

The addition of iPads to the high school in 2012 have allowed teachers to use a new technology as a method for grading, called GradeCam. The common…

Reviews

“Secrets” encourages acceptance

“Secrets” encourages acceptance

Many people have heard artist Mary Lambert’s voice on her feature on Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ song, “Same Love.” Now she has her own emotionally charged debut…

DEVILs TALK

This week’s Devil Talk question: “What was the most important thing that happened in 2014?"  Click and listen to student audios.
Autumn Cain Freshman Autumn Cain

"What happened in Ferguson, because racial equality is still an issue."
Lance Despin Sophomore Lance Despin 

"I glued my thumbs to my nipples and had to go to the ER." maddie bradleyJunior Madi Bradley 

"The loved actor Robin Williams passed away and he will be greatly missed." Nick BusbySenior Nick Busby 

"Ebola because everyone made a huge deal out of something that has been in Africa for years."