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Sunday: Our Youth

Voices of youth

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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 & ...

Entertainer’s program emphasizes reading, provides free books

By STEPHANIE SHOMIN Traverse City Record-Eagle TRAVERSE CITY —î About 56 percent of third-graders test below proficiency in reading, according to the 2019 Kids Count in Michigan Data Book. The international nonprofit Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library aims to change that. Parton, who ...

A collection of creativity

MARQUETTE — Where can artwork depicting a steampunk guitar, the late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury and a snail be found under one roof? The annual High School Art Show at the Marquette Arts and Culture Center. An artist reception took place in the MACC’s Deo Gallery on ...

It’s all about the beat

mahogany harris, 9 Hi! My name is Mahogany and I am in fourth grade and go to Sandy Knoll Elementary. I’m 9 ½ and I will be 10 on Sept. 10. It will be my golden B-DAY (kids like me never say birthday). Music will always be in my blood. I was about 4 years old when my mom turned on the ...

Challenging skills

MARQUETTE — Career and technical education can involve automotive parts as well as water chestnuts wrapped in bacon. High school students from across the Upper Peninsula gathered at Northern Michigan University’s Jacobetti Complex on Friday for the 2019 Upper Peninsula CTE Skills ...

California approves free phones, internet for foster youth

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Young people in California’s foster system will get free cellphones and internet access under a unique program approved Thursday that supporters say will bridge a digital divide. The California Public Utilities Commission passed ...