Sunday: Our Youth

Nets, Lakers will rule the NBA

bodhi white, 13 This year’s NBA offseason has been crazy with big names like Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Jimmy Butler, Kawhi Leonard, Klay Thompson and others being free agents. This is a big shakeup changing the landscape of the NBA and I think I know the two teams who are going to rise ...

PWPL: Finding Flat Astro

Jack, 5, and Flat Astro are enoying hot tub time at Mima Kim and PopMike’s. This is a continuation of Flat Astro, the paper astronaut. He is a part of the Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. Stop by the library at 217 N. Front St. to ...

Play-Doh play

MARQUETTE — Play-Doh Play was advertised in the Peter White Public Library’s monthly events calendar as an activity for all youths “beyond trying to eat Play-Doh.” According to the official Play-Doh website at https://playdoh.hasbro.com/en-us, the substance’s exact ingredients ...

Teens fed up with violence

By ANDREA TUDHOPE KCUR-FM AP Member Exchange KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Now that it’s July, Wyandotte High School senior Tahj Harris said he hears gunshots every day. “I’m used to it,” he said. “I don’t think much about it.” For many teens in the northeastern corner of ...

PWPL: Finding Flat Astro

Miles, 9, took his Flat Astro to watch Grandma’s Marathon and the lift bridge in Duluth, Minn., the weekend of June 29-30. This is a continuation of Flat Astro, the paper astronaut. He is a part of the Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program at the Peter White Public Library in ...

Voices of youth

What’s your favorite book or subject to read about?

No-fuss corn and quinoa dish with a Southwest flair

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN For this quinoa side dish we turned to Southwestern flavors, adding jalapenos, lime and corn. You will need an oval slow cooker for this recipe. Be sure to rinse the quinoa in a fine-mesh strainer before using; rinsing removes the quinoa’s bitter protective ...

A visual connection

A visual letter is like a written letter in that both tell stories, share important ideas and feelings, and connect children regardless of where they live.” — LIANA GRAVES, program coordinator Marquette County 4-H MARQUETTE — Letter writing is taking on a whole new art form, ...

High school students get leadership training at Fort Sill

By JOSH ROUSE The Lawton Constitution AP Member Exchange LAWTON, Okla. — The future of Oklahoma leadership recently stepped into combat boots for a morning of training exercises at Fort Sill. The 51 members of the 2019 Youth Leadership Oklahoma class arrived in the early morning ...

Movie night at the museum

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Who doesn’t love a good blockbuster movie? Luke Skywalker didn’t make an appearance on Thursday at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum in Marquette, but youngsters could make lightsabers — weapons used by Jedi knights in the ...

All about art commissions

Art. Many of us, when we think of art we think of those famous artists they talk about in your history class or those couple of art classes you took in elementary and middle school. Am I right? Well, have you ever heard of fanart? It’s a big thing now and many people have made a career out of ...

The sky’s the limit

MARQUETTE — Zita Jameson has seen the world in ways many of her peers never will. The recent Marquette Senior High School graduate in May earned her private pilot’s license, which allows her to take to the sky — a skill not every teen possesses. Jameson became interested in flying ...

Youths learn about law enforcement during East Texas camp

By KRISTEN BARTON Longview News-Journal AP Member Exchange LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) — Jessica Mitchell has known she wants to go into law enforcement since she was about 10 years old. As a sergeant in the Longview Police Explorer program, she is on the right track. The Longview ...

Traditional skills

By COREY KELLY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — For three days, a small temporary colony of craftsmen and women was formed in a woodland setting near the Yellow Dog River for the Traditional Arts Gathering. The gathering was funded by a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and ...

Milwaukee youth workforce program transforms lives

By ANA MARTINEZ-ORTIZ Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service via AP MILWAUKEE— When JaQuawn Seals was 16 years old, his life was following a trajectory that would probably have resulted in jail time or his death. As a gang member, Seals wasn’t making good decisions, but he eventually made ...

Sowing seeds at Sawyer

K.I. SAWYER — Does food taste better when you’ve grown it? Ask a student at K.I. Sawyer Elementary School. Linda Wagner’s third-grade classroom has been putting in fruit and vegetable waste in its vermicomposting worm bin throughout the school year, with the worms decomposing the ...

The academic benefits of theater

Personally, I am very into theater. I know a lot of people think that theater is just a hobby, and they’re right, but it’s a hobby with benefits. Academic benefits, to be specific. First of all, according to aate.com, students who perform in theater statistically do better on SATs than ...

Dragons & Dinos

MARQUETTE — With the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones” nearing its end, dragons — which figure prominently in the show — are kind of “in” now. Those mythical creatures as well as dinosaurs, which really did exist on Earth, were the focus of “Diggin’ those Dragons & ...