Sports

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…

MLB Playoffs leave fans in shock

MLB Playoffs leave fans in shock

The 2014 MLB Playoffs have begun and fans are already shocked. The Detroit Tigers and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim were the favorites of the American League…

Hard work and determination propels varsity boys’ tennis

Hard work and determination propels varsity boys’ tennis

Gull Lake’s boys’ varsity tennis team has played seven matches; winning three and tying another. The boys won against Kalamazoo Loy Norrix 6-2, Battle Creek Central 8-0, Niles…

Gull Lake Equestrian Team asserts itself as top contender at state show

Gull Lake Equestrian Team asserts itself as top contender at state show

Gull Lake’s Equestrian team ventured to Midland last Thursday to compete at the state championship meet.  The riders emerged from the four-day-long show with an impressive fourth place…

News

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…

Traci Phelps Studio dances to victory

Traci Phelps Studio dances to victory

“No one expected the outcome of the small studio,” dance mom Sarah Crum said. “I…

Crew identifies victims of Wichita plane crash

Crew identifies victims of Wichita plane crash

On 10 a.m. Thursday, October 30, a Beechcraft King Air B200 crashed into the roof…

English department looks forward to implementing new curriculum

The English department looks to introduce new ideas and literature into the curriculum. Debate classes…

More than a statistic: fighting teen depression at Gull Lake

More than a statistic: fighting teen depression at Gull Lake

Walk the halls of the Gull Lake High School and one would be met with…

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Quick tips to make studying easier

Quick tips to make studying easier

With Gull Lake High School’s exam week coming up soon, it is often becomes a time of stress for students, as they’re studying for up to five exams…

Hostetler makes an amazing recovery

Hostetler makes an amazing recovery

The two cross country coaches have always said Mikayla Hostetler was a very strong athlete when it came to cross country. Sophomore year, however, was when she really…

Foreign exchange student adjusts to Gull Lake

Foreign exchange student adjusts to Gull Lake

Every year, Gull Lake High School welcomes multiple foreign exchange students at the beginning of the school year.  Junior Pablo Lopez-Acosta is a foreign exchange student from Spain…

I can’t donate blood because I’m gay

I can’t donate blood because I’m gay

Monday, October 27, our GSA group met to discuss how we should proceed in regards to the blood drive on October 30. We discussed the known and the…

New computer system implemented in new school year

New computer system implemented in new school year

The Gull Lake Community Schools have adopted an upgraded computer system, Windows 8. The teachers were given the opportunity to get used to the new system a few…

Environmental Club strives for a greeneer, cleaner school

Environmental Club strives for a greeneer, cleaner school

Since the creation of Gull Lake’s Environmental Club in 2013, the club’s members have brainstormed ideas to create a greener and more environmentally friendly school. Projects like can…

English teacher Andrea Walker pursues career in law enforcement

English teacher Andrea Walker pursues career in law enforcement

On September 25, English teacher Andrea Walker agreed to speak openly on her apparent change in job occupation, something that was previously regarded as rumor. “Actually, I will…

Entertainment

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…

Parish Theatre presents “I Was A Rat”

The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre offers a series of children’s plays in addition to the Civic’s regular season productions.  These plays are…

Popular bands influence teen style

Popular bands influence teen style

Nirvana, Green Day, The Rolling Stones. These legends of Rock-n-Roll have changed teenagers’ styles into something new and exciting. Girls are…

Divergent does dystopian genre justice

Divergent does dystopian genre justice

Director: Neil Burger Writers: Evan Daugherty (screen play), Vanessa Taylor (screen play) Stars: Shailene Woodley, Theo James Divergent, the film adaptation…

Our Side

Bare it and get over it

Bare it and get over it

Over the course of the past few weeks, Gull Lake hosted several instances of topless or partially nude students. Soccer players wore open shirts that revealed much…

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

Gull Lake students need more spirit

Gull Lake students need more spirit

Gull Lake is known for its strong academics and community involvement with volunteering, high average AP and ACT test scores, NHS participation and volunteens. This academic acceleration…

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…

Food/Dining

Perfect pumpkin bars for fall

Perfect pumpkin bars for fall

Looking for a quick and easy treat that is perfect for fall festivities?  Follow this recipe for pumpkin bars and you will have the perfect fall treat.…

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

“RealCare” babies force new perspective on PCD students

“RealCare” babies force new perspective on PCD students

The objective of giving high school students a few days with the “RealCare” baby is to teach them the principles and difficulties of being a parent and…

Movies and TV

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 Part One will be released in…

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