Sunday: Our Youth

‘Education Challenge’ open to area youth

MARQUETTE — For youth interested in the outdoors and looking to do something special in the community, opportunity awaits. The Youth Environmental Education Challenge is a one-week experience for youth ages 12-16, according to a news release from YEEC. “This experience will help youth ...

APNewsBreak: Sesame Street, SeaWorld plan more joint parks

By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla.— Muppets fans are going to have more places to ask the question, “Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?” SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. and the nonprofit behind Sesame Street announced Thursday that they are expanding their ...

New experiences at physical therapy

For the past year, I have been getting some bad pains in the area where my leg bends. At first my mom thought I was just growing, but then it started happening more and more often, so we went to my doctor who suggested I start physical therapy. A physical therapist is someone who helps you ...

Get into the mix with MATechMC

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The first ever cohort of the Marquette-Alger Technical Middle College has been recognized. A cohort is defined as “a group of people banded together or treated as a group.” That term definitely can be applied to the Class of ...

Voices of youth

What are you looking forward to the most in the next 10 years?

Bulletin Board

Chamber Children’s Carnival Friday ISHPEMING — On Friday, the Greater Ishpeming Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its first kids event: Chamber Children’s Carnival presented by title sponsor, J-Goods Plumbing and Heating, which is located at 701 Everett St. in Negaunee. The ...

Marquette dancers shine

Studio Dance Arts Marquette recently competed at the Showstopper American Dance Championships in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin in April. The local dance school’s competitive team consisted of 25 dancers aged 7-15 years. Twenty six routines were prepared by the Studio Dance Arts troupe in various ...

HITTING THE TRAILS

MARQUETTE — One of the main goals of a new club at Bothwell Middle School is to have fun. But members were told Wednesday: “While we’re having fun, don’t run into each other.” That might have been easy to do considering they were enthusiastic middle schoolers waiting for their ...

‘Star Wars’ is popular because it has everything

Eleanor Grosvenor, 12 In a galaxy far, far away in Marquette people are going crazy for “Star Wars.” My love for “Star Wars” has always been epic. When I was little I thought that the Rebels blew up the Death Star on accident and then the Empire got mad and then the Rebels blew up the ...

Distracted parenting

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Today’s parenting is not the same as it was even a decade ago. Cell phones come in handy when parents need to reach someone in the case of an emergency, for instance, but their overuse also can keep them from making meaningful ...

Spacecraft survives unprecedented trip between Saturn, rings

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has survived an unprecedented trip between Saturn and its rings, and has amazing pictures to show for it. Flight controllers regained contact with Cassini on Thursday, a day after it became the first ...

Voices of youth

What is your favorite day or holiday and why?

ADORAble reading

K.I. SAWYER — How much more fun is it for kids — or anyone, for that matter — to read aloud while a pair of big brown eyes are giving them a loving gaze? Especially if those eyes are from a big, friendly lug of a dog? Kelly December, of Marquette, brought Dora the Explorer — not ...

Training for my first 5K

About a month or so ago, my dad, brothers and I were in the car on the way to the Superior Dome. Along the way, my dad brought up the Hope Starts Here 5K race that will be going on in early May. It sounded really interesting, and it raises funds for the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center ...

Picturing the Rocks

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MUNISING — When should someone be concerned about a snake’s welfare? And what’s the difference between a chionophile and a chionophobe? Knowing the answers to those questions was easier for students in the K.I. Sawyer Elementary School ...

PeltING KIDS WITH INFORMATION

MARQUETTE — What color is a red fox’s fur? OK, that might be an easy question, depending on what you consider red. But learning the answers to other questions pertaining to things like the sharpness of a whitetail’s teeth might be more difficult. To help kids — and their ...

Here’s why Nerf guns are so amazing

Sometimes I just have phases where I am obsessed with a particular thing. Just ask my sister Esme; she’ll tell you. One of my most recent obsessions has been with Nerf. For those of you who don’t know what Nerf is, it’s a company that manufactures all sorts of “Epicness.” Their ...

Science Olympians unite

MARQUETTE — Where could a student go on a “Microbe Mission,” become a “Road Scholar” or fly a miniature helicopter, all in the same day and basically the same place? Those opportunities came during the regional tournament of this year’s Michigan Science Olympiad, which took ...

Dancing ballet from preschool on

I have been in ballet since I was in preschool and I have learned a lot ever since I started. I am in ballet 1 right now and the levels are: Baby ballet, something, another thing and then primary. Then comes ballet 1 and 2, 3, 4, and maybe one more after you complete ballet 1-4 or 1-5 you ...