Sunday: Our Youth

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

Where is the most interesting place you’ve ever been?

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 ...

Rocking the dulcimer

MARQUETTE — Little hands can produce melodious sounds in one quick, easy workshop. That swift learning was on display Wednesday afternoon at the Peter White Public Library during the “Rock the Dulcimer” workshops held for youths ages 6-7, and 8 and up. There also was a morning workshop ...

Voices of youth

What fictional place would you most like to go to?

Summer strumming

ISHPEMING — They weren’t aiming to be Jimi Hendrix, or even Don Ho for that matter. They just wanted to learn a few notes and chords. And that they did Thursday afternoon at the Children’s Beginning Ukulele Workshop at the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library. Teaching the workshop ...

Culinary Cuisine

MARQUETTE — Most people won’t become professional chefs, but they still need to eat, and unless they have the means to eat out all the time, that means learning to cook. Discovering the basics of cooking was the goal of Thursday’s Culinary Cuisine camp, one of several Career ...