Sunday: Our Youth

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council overwhelmingly rejected a Russian resolution calling for condemnation of “aggression” by the United States, United Kingdom and France against Syria on Saturday, a vote reflecting support for the allied airstrikes on Syrian chemical sites. But the vote at the end of an emergency meeting called by Russia also demonstrated again the paralysis of the U.N.’s most powerful body in dealing with Syria’s seven-year conflict. Russia’s demand for condemnation and an immediate halt to “aggression” and “any further use of force” by the three Western allies got support from only two other countries on the 15-member Security Council — China and Bolivia. By contrast, eight countries voted against the Russian draft — the U.S., U.K., France, Netherlands, Sweden, Kuwait, Poland and Ivory Coast. Four countries abstained — Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Equatorial Guinea and Peru. At the meeting, the fifth in a week on chemical weapons in Syria, Russia and its supporters again clashed with the U.S. and its allies over a suspected poison gas attack on April 7 in the Damascus suburb of Douma. The U.S., U.K. and France said they launched airstrikes against Syrian chemical sites after obtaining evidence that a chemical weapon was used by President Bashar Assad’s government. Russia and its ally Syria called the attack fabricated and said no evidence of chemical weapons use exists in Douma.

MARQUETTE — Ceramic shoes with no laces, a drawing of train tracks and power lines and artwork entitled “My Mind is a Hamster Wheel” symbolized the variety of pieces exhibited at the sixth annual High School Art Awards at the city of Marquette Arts and Culture Center. Although the pieces ...

Voices of youth

Do women face different challenges than men in order to get into leadership roles?

Superior therapy

MARQUETTE — Peter White Public Library staff probably don’t mind a little dander and animal hair in the Children’s Room every once in awhile. Not if the sources of that dander and hair put smiles on kids’ faces. Pet therapy dogs and their handlers from SuperiorLand Pet ...

A connection with music, and a passion for playing it

ethan darrin, 12 Did you know that Marquette has a local music store right on Third Street? Jim’s Music and Teaching Center has been here for over 30 years in various locations. They do a lot of stuff for the youth in our county. They offer music lessons, music clubs and so much more. One ...

Leading the leaders

MARQUETTE — How hard is it to try a new sport, or even a new haircut? Those were some of the challenges faced by high schoolers who took part in Wednesday’s Student-Athlete Leadership Workshop at the Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency. However, those may be minor ...

Voices of youth

What can you tell us about your community? What do you like about it?

Gwinn schools celebrate National Reading Month

By JAYMIE DEPEW Journal Staff Writer GWINN — Local politician and farmer Ed McBroom joined two Gwinn area schools in celebrating National Reading Month Wednesday morning by reading one of his favorite children’s stories to several of the schools’ classes. The former 108th ...

Collecting magnets is like collecting memories

althea schalow, 12 I know everybody has something that they collect or love to have. I know they might collect vinyl records, hats or pins, and that each collection is unique to that person and their interests. I have always loved magnets because they stick on the fridge and you can collect a ...

Aspen Ridge students create clay art

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer ISHPEMING — What can you do with 750 pounds of clay? Add a little glaze and imagination, and works of art result. Even if they come from a grade schooler. Danielle Levandoski, art teacher for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade at Aspen Ridge ...

Breaking mold, some Russian youth speak out against Putin

By FRANCESCA EBEL Associated Press MOSCOW — When Stepan Mikhailov, a 19-year-old linguistics student, talks about his lifetime spent under Russian President Vladimir Putin, a troubled look passes over his face. “I don’t think I have a single friend who thinks that Putin is good,” ...

Voices of youth

Do you think your school is doing enough to prevent gun violence and keep you safe?

Ishpeming, Superior Central students head to Lansing

MARQUETTE — Students from Ishpeming and Superior Central high schools will leave the comfort of their classrooms for seats at the State Capitol building in Lansing where they will act as legislators at the Michigan Youth in Government conference Thursday through March 18. More than ...

Across the U.P., swim teams are one big family

angel o’connor, 17 I never thought I’d be on a sports team, but after being in my aquatics class I felt the need to be a part of something. Mrs. McCutcheon mentioned that some of us should join the swim team. That was it! That’s what I needed, that something to belong to. When I joined ...

Round-Up Rally

MARQUETTE — Education for the very young at the Father Marquette Catholic Academy is more than tiny trucks, Mr. Potato Head toys and pattern blocks. However, they might get the youngsters’ attention. The academy hosted a Round-Up Rally on Wednesday at the elementary school campus, ...

Class teaches bugling vocabulary to young elk hunters

By JAYATI RAMAKRISHNAN East Oregonian AP Member Exchange PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Verlyn Savage may speak elk, but there’s more than one language. At the Pendleton Convention Center, Savage stood in front of a crowd of hundreds, lifted a bugle to his mouth, and blew a series of short, ...

Sliding their way to better driving habits

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University students who are new to the area and not used to driving in the unique Upper Peninsula winter conditions had a chance to pick up some pointers during the “Winter Driving Experience” at NMU. The free course was offered for the first time to NMU ...

‘Hello, Universe’ wins Newbery for best children’s book

By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer NEW YORK — Erin Entrada Kelly’s “Hello, Universe,” a nuanced account of a diverse group of middle school students and their unexpected encounters, has won the John Newbery Medal for the outstanding children’s book of 2017. The Randolph ...

An exciting trip to our nation’s capital

Eleanor Grosvenor, 12 This past January I went to Washington D.C. My mom and I went with my mom’s best friend. It was weird traveling with just my mom because usually we travel with my whole family. I have never traveled on an airplane with just my mom before. We were traveling to go to ...

Credit union hosts fair for area high schoolers

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer ISHPEMING — Westwood High School senior Jacob Picotte wants to be a millwright. But even millwrights — and just anyone who holds a job — have to balance a budget and find affordable housing. Picotte was one of many high-school students from ...