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Sunday: Our Youth

A visit to Ellie’s Garage: Teen, father restore car

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — When Ellie Dufilho, 15, starts driving next year, it will be behind the wheel of her own custom-built vehicle. Not only that, it will be a complete rebuild of a classic model—the 1965 Ford Falcon—that she and her dad, Matt, did themselves at their Spotsylvania ...

8-18 Media: A kid from two different worlds

My sister and I were yelling at each other back and forth, surrounded by people with confused faces who were glancing at each other continuously and of course thinking, “What are they saying? Wow, Arabic sounds like such a harsh language.” As you might now know, my name is Fahad and I'm ...

‘Paint the Town with Love’: Event blends community and art

MARQUETTE — Chalk it up to community togetherness and youthful creativity — literally. The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum recently hosted the “Paint the Town with Love” event, sort of a “chalk art festival” in which people could draw in their own driveways. The event took ...

8-18 Media: Reflecting on camp memories from last summer

I went to Camp Batawagama in the middle of July 2019. I went to camp with my friend Amelia. Camp Batawagama is like an hour and 30 minutes away, in Iron County. It is a boy and girl camp. When I first got there, we signed in and then went to figure out what cabin I was in. There were two girl ...

‘Unite Marquette’ NMU student launches local fundraising effort

MARQUETTE — In response to the economic impact of COVID-19, Northern Michigan University student Joshua Gosseck has launched a fundraising campaign titled “Unite Marquette.” In this campaign, 100% of the proceeds from locally designed and printed T-shirt and mask sales will be used to ...

NMU student launches local fundraising effort

By CHRISTIE MASTRIC Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — In response to the economic impact of COVID-19, Northern Michigan University student Joshua Gosseck has launched a fundraising campaign titled “Unite Marquette.” In this campaign, 100% of the proceeds from locally designed and ...

Virtual town halls on upcoming school year to be held

OKEMOS — Michigan-Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana is partnering with the Michigan Teacher of the Year Network on a series of virtual town halls to give parents resources and reassurance as they and their children face a school year filled with uncertainty, according to a press ...

8-18 Media: A summer update

OK guys how are you doing? This Covid-19 stuff messed up this year, bigtime. I have to be homeschooled most of my 7th grade year, possibly all of it. But, I get to spend more time with my family. I do not know if that is a good thing or a bad thing. My family and I have been going out to my ...

Teens see pandemic-related shifts in summer jobs

ROANOKE, Va. — Teenagers were not spared from the dwindling job opportunities that pervaded the nation due to COVID-19. Restrictions on pools, day cares and food services made many typical summer jobs for students impossible this year. According to a June report from Challenger, Gray & ...

8-18 Media Guest Column: Reflecting on horror in cartoons

In many TV shows meant for children, there's always secret and hidden messages. One thing I seemed to notice throughout the years while watching, for example, Looney Tunes, was cartoon characters committing suicide either because they were mad at someone and couldn’t handle the anger or they ...

‘Camp-to-Go’: Bundles of lessons help kids explore the outdoors

MARQUETTE — Camping with COVID? It might sound like a catchy phrase, but it’s not such a good idea. Many youth-centered events were canceled this summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with organizers understandably not wanting youngsters to congregate too closely with each other. The ...

Virtual vocations: Totus Tuus missionaries spread the word via YouTube

MARQUETTE — Religion, meet technology. Technology, meet religion. St. Cecilia, St. Francis of Assisi and St. John Henry Newman are sharing their stories and coming into homes throughout the Upper Peninsula via YouTube. The saint skits are part of this year’s digital programming led by ...

8-18 Media: Learning to cook in quarantine

During the past few months, when everyone was quarantined at home some people made schedules for themselves to make their days seem as normal as possible. Others sat on their couch all day long watching Netflix (Anyone? Don’t worry, that was me too). Some people picked up new hobbies. At ...

8-18 Media: Quarantine in Kuwait

Personally, I can’t think of any 14-year-old who would say quarantine is an amazing and an enjoyable experience, but if any 14-year-old has said that, then that child's mother or father better get the soap because what just came out of their mouth was a lie. I’m just a regular, tall, ...

NMU pilots new ‘test-blind’ policy for incoming freshmen

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University is piloting a “test-blind” admissions policy, in which freshmen applicants are not required to submit SAT or ACT test scores to be admitted. The change was prompted in part by barriers to administering standardized tests during the coronavirus ...