Sports
Investigation into athletic field vandalism still on-going<br><span style='color: grey; font-size: 14px;'>By Tyler VanderMolen</span>

Investigation into athletic field vandalism still on-going
By Tyler VanderMolen

The recent defacing of Gull Lake’s athletic field and track as well as a number of surrounding buildings and sidewalks has sparked widespread outrage among the school’s student…

Gull Lake boys golf falls short

In many ways, the 2014 golf season was a campaign to return to the state finals for Gull Lakes’ boy’s golf team. During the 2013 season, the team…

Lions have options in 2014 NFL Draft<br><span style='color: grey; font-size: 14px;'>By Tyler VanderMolen</span>

Lions have options in 2014 NFL Draft
By Tyler VanderMolen

Commissioner Roger Goodell will ring in the 2014 edition of the NFL Draft on May 8 by formally announcing that the Houston Texans are on the clock, but…

Girls soccer starts season with victory

Monday night was the first game of the 2014 year for the state champion girls soccer team, which has just as high expectations for this year’s team as…

News

Teacher Nicole Myers starts creative writing club
By Clayton Coleman

Teacher Nicole Myers starts creative writing club<br><span style='color: grey; font-size: 14px;'>By Clayton Coleman</span>

The high school boasts a variety of clubs with missions that range from the crusade…

Student Senate members represent Gull Lake at the MASC/MAHS State Leadership Conference
By Mili Renuart

Student Senate members represent Gull Lake at the MASC/MAHS State Leadership Conference<br><span style='color: grey; font-size: 14px;'>By Mili Renuart</span>

Gull Lake’s Student Senate members remain active throughout the high school and the Richland area…

Gull Lake art students look forward to upcoming exhibits
By Mili Renuart

Gull Lake art students look forward to upcoming exhibits<br><span style='color: grey; font-size: 14px;'>By Mili Renuart</span>

With the return of spring comes numerous annual art exhibits showcasing talented Gull Lake students…

Reporter donates blood painlessly

Reporter donates blood painlessly

Twice a year, a blood drive is held here at the high school and is…

Peer to Peer program teaches students valuable life skills

Peer to Peer program teaches students valuable life skills

Gull Lake High School’s Peer to Peer program offers help to those students who may…

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Michael Crandell and Rachael Redmond plan to maintain relationship after his departure to Naval Academy
By Clayton Coleman

Michael Crandell and Rachael Redmond plan to maintain relationship after his departure to Naval Academy<br><span style='color: grey; font-size: 14px;'>By Clayton Coleman</span>

Most people can attest to the difficulty involved in maintaining strong relationships, but a smaller portion of the population faces the same adversity that Michael Crandell and his…

English Department balances controversy and literary value
By Clayton Coleman

English Department balances controversy and literary value<br><span style='color: grey; font-size: 14px;'>By Clayton Coleman</span>

For teaching and learning to occur effectively, it is generally believed that schools must be sanctuaries. There, students are free from whatever burdens besiege them in the outside…

Matt Kruse takes on senior baseball season

Matt Kruse takes on senior baseball season

“We have a lot to live up to, and I’d love to say our senior class went out on a strong note,” said senior baseball captain Matt Kruse.…

Katie Elms awarded Silver Key for creative writing

Katie Elms awarded Silver Key for creative writing

Recognized for her creative writing by the Scholastic Society’s Awards for Art and Writing in eighth grade, Elms received a gold medal at the regional level for her…

Gull Lake Alumnus Adam Renuart continues journalism career at University of Michigan

Gull Lake Alumnus Adam Renuart continues journalism career at University of Michigan

Gull Lake Class of 2012 graduate and sophomore at the University of Michigan, Adam Renuart is a Screen Arts and Cultures major, who is also continuing to pursue…

Mandatory Recycling: One Community at a Time

Mandatory Recycling: One Community at a Time

Over 250 million tons of trash are buried in US landfills each year, over 40 percent of that trash is paper that could have been recycled. Mandatory recycling…

Entertainment

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…

World famous string competition to take place in Kalamazoo

World famous string competition to take place in Kalamazoo

Every year since 1975, a prestigious string competition is held in Kalamazoo, the Stulberg International String Competition–founded in honor of Dr.…

Jonah Glau takes the stage for his senior year

Jonah Glau takes the stage for his senior year

“This year I was acting again and found it a lot of fun to be one of the lead roles and…

Captain Phillips promoted to captain of production

Captain Phillips promoted to captain of production

Director: Paul Greengrass Writers: Billy Ray (screenplay), Richard Phillips and Stephan Talty (based upon the book “A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and…

What can a franchise do when an actor dies mid-filming

What can a franchise do when an actor dies mid-filming

 The Hunger Games recently lost actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who it seems died of an overdose. Hoffman only had one scene…

Our Side

Let’s eat off campus

Many schools such as Lakeview, Portage Central and Battle Creek Central have now given their students the option to leave campus for the time they have allowed…

Point/Counterpoint

Do familial relationships trump friendships?
Pro: Emiliana Renuart Con: Clayton Coleman

Yes. Family should be the top priority As you go through life, you will encounter many different people; the first of whom are your family. Family is…

Press Box

Bracket madness returns to Gull Lake

Bracket madness returns to Gull Lake

  There’s just something about the bracket.  Whether its magnetic appeal is a result of its visual simplicity, or (perhaps more likely) the opportunity it presents for…

Reviews

Lea Michele fails to impress

Lea Michele fails to impress

Coming from a lead role in a highly successful musical television series, one would expect Lea Michele’s debut to be explosive. Sadly, this is not the case.…

Food/Dining

Restaurants battle in Richland

Restaurants battle in Richland

In the small town of Richland, there are two little restaurants that attract the most customers.  East Egg and Liz’s Café are the most popular breakfast and…

Music

G-Eazy releases new tracks

G-Eazy releases new tracks

Although G-Eazy is relatively unknown, he is making large leaps within the music industry. The singer/rapper dropped three new songs on January 23 at 1 p.m. The…

Student Style

Sweater weather is better weather

Sweater weather is better weather

Fall has come and is almost going, but some of Gull Lake High School’s students aren’t ready to let go of their favorite season quite yet. “It’s…

Movies and TV

Catching Fire catches attention

Catching Fire catches attention

Director: Francis Lawrence Writers: Simon Beaufoy (screenplay), Michael Arndt (screenplay), Suzanne Collins (novel “Catching Fire”) Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth The sound of the cannon booms as arrows shoot by,…



 

DEVIL TALK

This week’s Devil Talk question: “what are your spring break plans?” Click and listen to student audios.

Brendan Casey

Freshman Brendan Casey

“Nothing.”

IMG_5841 Sophomore Avory James

“Chill at home, hang out with friends or my boyfriend.”

IMG_5836 Junior Ryan Vennard

“I have no plans.

Brittany Tyson

Senior Brittany Tyson

“Going to Florida.”