Sunday: Our Youth

Traveling abroad with your young kids?

By TRACEE M. HERBAUGH Associated Press Some questioned my sanity: I was taking young children on a vacation abroad, mostly alone. It was just the three of us — my infant daughter, 6-year-old son and me. We’d board a plane in Boston, fly to London and then take a train to Paris. ...

How to help your child with boredom

“I’m bored.” If you gave me a nickel for every time you heard someone say this, I would acquire quite a nice sum of money. Speaking of money, according to the article “The Surprising Benefits of Boredom,” written by Dr. Neel Burton for psychologytoday.com, in 2016 the entertainment ...

Child experts file FTC complaint against Facebook kids’ app

NEW YORK (AP) — Children’s and public health advocacy groups say Facebook’s kid-centric messaging app violates federal law by collecting kids’ personal information without getting verifiable consent from their parents. The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and other groups ...

Iron ore & Civil War

NEGAUNEE — Where there’s smoke, there’s history. That was the case at least on Friday when Lakeview Elementary School fourth-graders visited the Michigan Iron Industry Museum to learn about “Iron Ore and the Civil War.” Things like blacksmithing, cannon-firing and medical ...

Voices of youth

What would you do if you were invisible for a day?

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 ...