Sunday: Our Youth

‘Losing is fun!’

Well, this will be the second time I’ve written a column about a video game made in the early 2000s. If you didn’t read the first one I wrote, it was about Battle for Wesnoth, a tile-based fantasy battle game released in 2003. For a solid year, I have been researching on-and-off a game ...

Pyramid power

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Making a human pyramid isn’t always as easy as it looks, no matter what the skill level, but that’s what young area cheerleaders were trying — and succeeding at — Tuesday night in the Superior Hills Elementary School ...

‘Strive For a Safer Drive’

ISHPEMING — After they get their driver’s licenses, perhaps the last thing on teenagers’ minds is driving safely. However, maybe the teen years are when they should instill good habits they carry into adulthood. Ishpeming High School has received $1,000 as part of the Strive For a ...

Why I like school at Father Marquette

Ana alexander, 8 Hello, I’m Ana. I’m 10 years old and I was born in Marquette. I am in fourth grade at Father Marquette Catholic Academy. People who go there just say “FMCA.” It’s the only school I have ever gone to. My teacher is Ms. Wayland. She loves reading. My assistant teacher ...

‘Slime Squad’

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Slime is having its moment. The “DIY Slime Squad” met Thursday in the children’s section of the Peter White Public Library in Marquette to follow the “do it yourself” mantra of taking matters — in this case, slime — into ...

Dress up your banana bread with nuts, spices or chocolate

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN One of the best ways to serve banana bread is with toasted nuts. Toasting nuts in the oven makes them taste better. Spread the nuts out on a rimmed baking sheet and heat the nuts in a 350 F oven until you can smell them, which takes about 5 minutes. Once the ...

Marquette-Alger Technical Middle College in its fifth year

MARQUETTE — Having already successfully graduated two cohorts of students, the Marquette-Alger Technical Middle College celebrated its fifth year of operation Thursday at the Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency. Many of these graduated students have completed their ...

Reasons why video games may not be so bad for you

Some people think video games are bad for you. I am definitely not one of those people. I started playing video games in preschool and most of them were educational video games or ones where you stand up and get exercise. The first console I ever played on was a Wii. A lot of video games that ...

Students take a role in awarding grants to rural communities

By KATHY McCORMACK Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. — High school senior Zachary Brown already knows he wants to return to his hometown in northern Vermont after college. But he’s able to have a say about its future now. Brown, 17, joined a new committee that’s allowing him and 10 ...

Mentor program puts Decatur parents into classrooms

By VALERIE WELLS Decatur Herald & Review AP Member Exchange DECATUR, Ill. — Otiyuna Franklin’s experiences as a parent mentor at French Academy have opened her eyes to a career path. She’s working toward becoming a teaching assistant. “My interest in doing this is because ...

Happy New Year

Ava Warren, at left, celebrates the ball drop at the Upper Peninsula Children's Museum Dec. 31, 2014. Revelers again will have the chance to go to the museum’s “Elementary Ball” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday. The museum, located at 123 W. Baraga Ave. in Marquette, will have a party with a ...

Voices of youth

If you opened a store, what would you sell?

Caroling to seniors

NEGAUNEE — The younger generation entertained the older generation in a festive, holiday way Thursday morning. Fourth-graders from Lakeview Elementary School sang holiday carols to residents of Eastwood Nursing Center as part of several Negaunee Public Schools youth activities that took ...

A night of hope: A Christmas party for 100 children in need

By ISABELLE ALTMAN The Commercial Dispatch of Columbus AP Member Exchange COLUMBUS, Miss. — Glenda Buckhalter, community outreach coordinator for the city of Columbus, recently learned six homeless children she works with are not expecting anything for Christmas. The children’s ...

All aboard!

MARQUETTE — Kids at Peter White Public Library went “All Aboard The Polar Express,” even though they weren’t physically there. The library sponsored the special holiday-themed program Thursday in the new Youth Services Great Room. Amanda Pierce, PWPL Youth Services assistant, ...

Part II: Perfecting the art of DIY soaps, beauty products

Esme ulland-joy, 10 EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of a two-part column by 10-year-old Esme Ulland-Joy. The first part was published Dec. 2. Do you remember that in my last column at the beginning I said I hadn’t gotten a good bath bomb recipe? Well, this past summer I went to my ...

Rock the Socks!

MARQUETTE — Do you have a pair of socks with a bizarre pattern possibly not suited to the workplace? Or do you simply have “normal” socks to give away? Either way, consider getting involved in this week’s Rock the Socks! fundraiser, which runs Monday through Saturday. Participants ...

Voices of youth

What do you wish you knew how to do that you can’t do right now?