Sunday: Our Youth

Fun times with figure skating

I started figure skating because I saw my friend do it in a show and that made me want to do it, but I had been thinking about it, though, throughout the years. I started figure skating when I was 6. I was having so much fun, too, that is until I found out my friend figure skated and that she ...

Reading rocks!

By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum was “All About Books” Thursday evening as families gathered for reading and activities as part of the museum’s Third Thursday Literacy Nights. The Literacy Legacy Fund of Michigan ...

‘Hookup culture’

MARQUETTE — Incoming freshmen — and even upperclassmen with a few years of college already completed — have to deal with a lot during school. Grades, part- or full-time jobs and extracurricular activities take a lot of time and effort. Then there’s the “having fun” part of ...

Calling teen vaping ‘epidemic,’ officials weigh flavor ban

By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials are sounding the alarm about teenage use of e-cigarettes, calling the problem an “epidemic” and ordering manufacturers to reverse the trend or risk having their flavored vaping products pulled from the ...

Getting wild in the classroom

By HANNAH SCHAUER Michigan Department of Natural Resources MARQUETTE — Connecting children to wildlife and other natural resources can be one of the most exciting, rewarding and fulfilling endeavors for educators and students. With another school year beginning, some people might not ...

A brief history of my gaming experience

liam ulland-joy, 13 For a long time, I have been very intrigued by the idea of creating my own games. The ability to control a fictional world that the players react and adapt to in unpredictable ways has always sparked my interest. I’m not sure when I created my first game. It could have ...

Local boy takes part in Rotary Youth Exchange

MARQUETTE — John Skendzel might not have to necessarily be fluent in Japanese to get a lot out of his upcoming experience as an exchange student in that Asian country. Skendzel, who would have been a senior at Marquette Senior High School this year, is a member of Rotary Youth Exchange, a ...

When should kids start helping in the kitchen? Now is good

By KATIE WORKMAN, Associated Press As the author of family-oriented cookbooks, I am often asked these two questions: “When is a good time to have your kids start helping in the kitchen?” Answer: Now! And, “Which tasks can kids do at what ages?” Answer: Depends on your ...

The importance of a good friend

Having a good friend always makes a difference. I know that because of my best friend Briqlie. I don’t know where I’d be now if I didn’t have her. She’s a quiet girl, but when she’s with me she’s as crazy as a girl can get. If I didn’t have her through my times of need I would ...

Crafting the Native American way

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer K.I. SAWYER — A little bit of culture came to the K.I. Sawyer Community Center Thursday by way of youngsters making special crafts. An activity called “Native American Crafts” allowed kids to make ankle bells and leather tobacco pouches with ...

Cold Logic brainstorms ideas for upcoming year

MARQUETTE — Tuesday’s meeting of the Cold Logic robotics team resembled more of a business meeting than a tinkering session. However, the team needs to understand the business climate in order to tinker. The team has been meeting throughout the summer at the Jacobetti Complex at ...

Many factors can impact your child’s eyesight

By MetroCreative While a loss of visual acuity is often associated with senior citizens, various diseases and conditions of the eye can affect children. The American Academy of Opthalmology says many conditions and diseases can impact a child’s vision. Early diagnosis and treatment are ...

Gone ‘camp-in’

MARQUETTE — You didn’t need a real campfire to enjoy S’mores Thursday night. That’s when “Camping In Fun Night” took place at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum in Marquette as the theme of this month’s Second Thursday Creativity Series. Activities included ...

Summer fun at Camp Hiawatha

Ben rayhorn, 9 I have been a Cub Scout since second grade. Soon I will be a Boy Scout. This summer I went to Cub Scout camp. It was really fun. We went to Camp Hiawatha. Cub Scout packs from all over the state went to camp and there was even one pack from Wisconsin. We had a bunch of ...

More to explore

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum is getting even brainier. Executive Director Nheena Weyer Ittner talked about two exhibits in the works at the museum, located at 123 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette. Her “exhibits guy,” Landon ...

Arts program creates space for kids with incarcerated family

By LISA SPECKHARD PASQUE The Capital Times AP Member Exchange MADISON, Wis. — Damien Smith Jr. wasn’t always embarrassed that his father is in prison. Just this winter, when playing with a giant checker set at the Monona Public Library, he readily told a little girl that he played ...

Voices of youth

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Experiencing summer bliss in Marquette

Having been given the opportunity to live in other areas of the U.S., I am all the more grateful for the fact that Marquette experiences all four seasons. After about six months of snow, the warm weather and fun beach days are a relief. Summer is by far my favorite season: school’s out, I can ...