Sunday: Our Youth

Repair, not replace

MARQUETTE — Twelve-year-old Luke Mead is like any other kid who rides a bike. It’s fun. “I just like the feel of it because it’s super flowing,” Luke said. “You can do jumps and all that.” However, those free-wheeling acrobatics might be hard to do with a flat tire or ...

What you need to know about my favorite sport

Liam Ulland-Joy, 12 I bet you can’t guess my favorite sport. Seriously. I know what you’re thinking, and it’s wrong. Yep, wrong again. Aaaaand — definitely wrong. Okay, you’ve used up your three guesses. It’s baseball. I know, I know, I’m a 21st century kid so you’d think: ...

PET PROJECT

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum already had animals like reptiles as permanent residents. However, it took on more of a zoological feel during the latest session of the Second Thursday Creativity Series. The event, which had a zoo theme, featured animal-centered ...

Voices of youth

What was the best gift you were ever given, and why was it the best?

Building a better burrito

MARQUETTE — The sounds of the latest Teen Thursday at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette came not from pages turning in a book, but from limes being sliced and beans being refried. Those activities aren’t exactly big noisemakers, but loudness wasn’t the purpose of the ...

20 years later, new generation of Harry Potter fans

By DEEPTI HAJELA Associated Press NEW YORK — K'lyssa Moore wasn't that much older than the elementary school students she now teaches when she first fell in love with Harry Potter soon after the books first started coming out. The 28-year-old reads at least part of the first book to her ...

Voices of youth

What three words would you use to describe yourself?

Why everyone should check out my YouTube channel

WHave you heard of a little website called YouTube? Yes? Wow, really? I didn’t think that many people knew about it. I mean, it is not like more than 1 billion people use it or anything—Liam! What is it? That’s actually true. Oh, well then ... Anyways, I’m sure you all enjoyed that ...

’Astronomy for Everyone’

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — A horsehead nebula, a total solar eclipse, a barred spiral galaxy — what kid wouldn’t be excited about these astronomical attractions? Even though they didn’t actually witness these objects of the universe, they saw stunning ...

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If you had to make one rule that everyone would have to follow what would it be?

RED BUCKET brigade

MARQUETTE — The new red buckets placed along Third Street may brighten up The Village a little, but their purpose is more than decorative. The Superior Watershed Partnership replaced the old buckets for businesses on Third Street with new ones that contain a message about the connection ...

Unflappable Ananya Vinay wins National Spelling Bee

By BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press OXON HILL, Md. — Ananya Vinay never looked all that impressed by any of the words she was given in the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The 12-year-old from Fresno, California, showed little emotion and didn’t take much time as she plowed ...

CHILD ACTORS TAKE CANNES BY STORM

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer CANNES, France — The Cannes Film Festival, with its late-night soirees and throngs of paparazzi, isn’t an ideal place for children. Few of its movies are PG-rated, nor is much of the nightlife. Yet at this year’s Cannes, kid actors have delivered many ...

Peru is an amazing country with rich history

Peru is a very historical country in South America. Peru’s capital is Lima and there are 25 regions in Peru. However, Lima is the only province not part of any of the 25 regions. Peru has a rich history, such as the Incans who were the natives in Peru. Some might have heard of one of their ...

Girl Scouts name new CEO: A Brownie turned

By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer NEW YORK — Sylvia Acevedo, who earned a science badge as a Girl Scout and later became a rocket scientist and entrepreneur, was appointed Wednesday as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA. A top priority, she said, would be to stem a sharp decline in the ...

‘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?