Sunday: Our Youth

Voices of youth

Why are mothers important? How are you going to celebrate Mother’s Day?

On the … MOVE

MARQUETTE — The Start the Cycle youth movement got a “big reveal” Thursday night at Mattson Lower Harbor Park. Laura MacDonald, board president and lead director, was jubilant over the new mobile unit that was driven to the park — to the delight of the many participants as ...

Making the case to play tackle football

Ben rayhorn, 10 Since I was in second grade (I’m in fourth grade now) I have been playing flag football. Tackle football has also been an option through these years, but my parents won’t let me play tackle football until high school. My parents won’t let me play because they don’t ...

Cancer survivor’s foundation gives tablets to sick kids

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A nonprofit organization established by a two-time survivor of childhood cancer is donating iPads to children’s hospitals in West Virginia. Walking Miracles Family Foundation founder Brett Wilson said in a statement the iPads contain apps that help explain ...

Lakeview hosts Art Walk, Book Fair and Ice Cream Social

NEGAUNEE — Each and every student at Lakeview Elementary School in Negaunee had at least one piece of art on display during the school’s annual Ice Cream Social, Book Fair and Art Walk Tuesday. “There are nearly 1,000 pieces of art on display from our 630 students,” said Linnea ...

Alaska games mimic hunting tasks, like sneaking up on a seal

By MARK THIESSEN Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska — To most spectators, the term “Olympics” means world-class swimming competitions, downhill skiing or the 100-meter dash. But near the Arctic Circle, a different type of Olympics for young people pays homage to the region’s ...

Galaxy slime quest

MARQUETTE — With Shiras Planetarium on the premises — and very cooperative weather with clear skies — Marquette Senior High School was a great place to hold Statewide Astronomy Night activities on a local level. Throughout Michigan, many events were planned with an astronomy theme, ...

Passionate ‘YouTuber’ talks about technology

As you know from my previous columns (or maybe you don’t know and this is the first column by me you have read, in which case, welcome! Glad to have you reading), I have a minor YouTube channel called Saturday Bush Live. Perhaps you should subscribe. By that, I mean, I’m begging you. ...

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?