Sunday: Our Youth

Acing the ACT

ISHPEMING — Who takes an ACT test for fun? Hunter LeClair does. Hunter, 14, who will be a freshman at Westwood High School, earlier this summer took his ACT after finishing eighth grade at Aspen Ridge School, scoring higher than 96 percent of all students who took the test in the ...

Dragons galore

MARQUETTE — They weren’t exactly like the three enormous dragons on the HBO series “Game of Thrones,” but they were dragons nonetheless — even if they were made just out of egg cartons. “Dragons” was the theme of the latest session in the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum’s ...

Voices of youth

If you could invent one machine to make your life easier, what would it be?

Building better veggie meals

MARQUETTE — It’s possible to teach kids about vegetarian meals without being preachy, especially if they’re the ones blending strawberries and mango chunks, or slicing cucumbers. A group of youngsters visited the Marquette Arts and Culture Center for the last “Teen Thursday” ...

A close look at my family trip to Mackinac Island

AVA LARSON, 12 Have you ever wanted to bike around Mackinac Island? Well I have! It is fun; the whole experience is about 8 miles long. You can stop along the way at one of the many wonderful beaches. I sat on the beach and let the waves roll on to my toes. When I got bored, I hopped on my ...

RAFT CRAFT creationS

MARQUETTE — Hand kids some lumber and a few power tools, and who knows what they’ll come up with. With this past week’s campers at the Adventure Building Camp, it was a raft and, as a side project, a bicycle rack. The camp took place at a large warehouse on Dead River Storage property ...

Repair, not replace

MARQUETTE — Twelve-year-old Luke Mead is like any other kid who rides a bike. It’s fun. “I just like the feel of it because it’s super flowing,” Luke said. “You can do jumps and all that.” However, those free-wheeling acrobatics might be hard to do with a flat tire or ...

What you need to know about my favorite sport

Liam Ulland-Joy, 12 I bet you can’t guess my favorite sport. Seriously. I know what you’re thinking, and it’s wrong. Yep, wrong again. Aaaaand — definitely wrong. Okay, you’ve used up your three guesses. It’s baseball. I know, I know, I’m a 21st century kid so you’d think: ...

PET PROJECT

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum already had animals like reptiles as permanent residents. However, it took on more of a zoological feel during the latest session of the Second Thursday Creativity Series. The event, which had a zoo theme, featured animal-centered ...

Voices of youth

What was the best gift you were ever given, and why was it the best?

Building a better burrito

MARQUETTE — The sounds of the latest Teen Thursday at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette came not from pages turning in a book, but from limes being sliced and beans being refried. Those activities aren’t exactly big noisemakers, but loudness wasn’t the purpose of the ...

20 years later, new generation of Harry Potter fans

By DEEPTI HAJELA Associated Press NEW YORK — K'lyssa Moore wasn't that much older than the elementary school students she now teaches when she first fell in love with Harry Potter soon after the books first started coming out. The 28-year-old reads at least part of the first book to her ...

Voices of youth

What three words would you use to describe yourself?

Why everyone should check out my YouTube channel

WHave you heard of a little website called YouTube? Yes? Wow, really? I didn’t think that many people knew about it. I mean, it is not like more than 1 billion people use it or anything—Liam! What is it? That’s actually true. Oh, well then ... Anyways, I’m sure you all enjoyed that ...

’Astronomy for Everyone’

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — A horsehead nebula, a total solar eclipse, a barred spiral galaxy — what kid wouldn’t be excited about these astronomical attractions? Even though they didn’t actually witness these objects of the universe, they saw stunning ...

Voices of youth

If you had to make one rule that everyone would have to follow what would it be?

RED BUCKET brigade

MARQUETTE — The new red buckets placed along Third Street may brighten up The Village a little, but their purpose is more than decorative. The Superior Watershed Partnership replaced the old buckets for businesses on Third Street with new ones that contain a message about the connection ...

Unflappable Ananya Vinay wins National Spelling Bee

By BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press OXON HILL, Md. — Ananya Vinay never looked all that impressed by any of the words she was given in the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The 12-year-old from Fresno, California, showed little emotion and didn’t take much time as she plowed ...

CHILD ACTORS TAKE CANNES BY STORM

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer CANNES, France — The Cannes Film Festival, with its late-night soirees and throngs of paparazzi, isn’t an ideal place for children. Few of its movies are PG-rated, nor is much of the nightlife. Yet at this year’s Cannes, kid actors have delivered many ...