Where do Christmas traditions originate?

Where do Christmas traditions originate?

December 27, 2017

Have you ever wondered why we decorate Christmas trees every year? Or why we eat candy canes that are red and white? Why we hang stockings? The fascinating...

Spring Lake students put clothes atop Christmas lists

Spring Lake students put clothes atop Christmas lists

December 27, 2017

With Christmas season upon us and the 25th quickly approaching, it’s only natural to start thinking about presents. So, the staff at the Laker Anchor...

Holiday season not just for Christians

Holiday season not just for Christians

December 27, 2017

During the holiday season, there are many religions celebrating in different ways. In America, the majority of people celebrate Christmas, or the birth...

Americans harbor misconceptions about Thanksgiving

Americans harbor misconceptions about Thanksgiving

December 27, 2017

Many people have misconceptions about the history of Thanksgiving. The first Thanksgiving was not at all like the holiday we celebrate today. Over the...

S.T.E.M. classes gaining traction in public education

S.T.E.M. classes gaining traction in public education

December 27, 2017

What does the acronym STEM mean? S: Sciences T: Technologies E: Engineering M: Mathematics The S.T.E.M. program is a renewed emphasis on these classes...

Crew wraps up season in Leelanau

Crew wraps up season in Leelanau

December 27, 2017

On Sunday, October 29, the Spring Lake-Grand Haven crew team competed in the Leelanau Chase, their final regatta of the fall season. The regatta took...

Mike Smith hosts Skype event with Spring Lake parents

Mike Smith hosts Skype event with Spring Lake parents

December 26, 2017

In March of 2017, a motivational speaker by the name of Mike Smith came to Spring Lake High School and spoke to students as a part of the Whole Child Initiative. He...

Traditions of Halloween not just for the very young

Traditions of Halloween not just for the very young

December 26, 2017

Halloween was believed to be a night where the line between the living and the dead became blurred. Halloween is a time of celebration and superstitions;...

SL/GH Crew scores top 3 finishes at GR Fall Classic Regatta

SL/GH Crew scores top 3 finishes at GR Fall Classic Regatta

December 26, 2017

The Spring Lake - Grand Haven crew team placed in the top three in four of their races in the Grand Rapids Fall Classic Regatta on Saturday, September...

NHS officers welcome exchange students with “Meet and Greet”

NHS officers welcome exchange students with “Meet and Greet”

December 26, 2017

Stepping out of a comfort zone and into a new environment is challenging. Many students who attempt this find it easy to step back into their comfort zones. For...

Senior ambassadors ease transition for incoming freshmen

by Cassie Kotrch, Features

December 26, 2017

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Spring Lake High School has implemented a fairly new opportunity for its senior class. That is the Senior Ambassadors Program. Over the summer, senior class president Madelyn Rabideau approached media specialist and senior class advisor Mrs. Laurie Draeger about creating a platform in which seniors could connect with and help the freshmen as they transition into our high school. The...

Parking lot expansion a welcome sight

by Madeline Baker, Features

December 26, 2017

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This year, the Spring Lake High School student body is growing accustomed to a new, and much larger parking lot. Construction to expand the high school parking lot started last April when workers began to cut down trees, and it completed a day before school started. The district was able to create 115 additional parking spaces, leaving about 50 extra empty spaces. These...

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