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Wednesday: Learning

Pearl Harbor Bound

EBEN JUNCTION — Hawaii has its major tourist attractions such as its lush, volcanic landscape and Waikiki Beach, but to a teacher and student at Superior Central Schools, it will serve as a summer history lesson. Junior Caleb Nimee and social studies teacher Brenton Fitzpatrick have been ...

Wintertime picnics can get children outside

Creativity in and of itself is important for remaining healthy, remaining connected to yourself and connected to the world,” according to Dr. Christine Strang neuroscientist at University of Alabama Birmingham. It turns out there’s a lot happening in our minds and bodies when we make ...

NMU enrollment up

From Northern Michigan University MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s 10th day enrollment report for the current winter semester shows the overall headcount is 7,077, a 3% increase over winter 2019. The university’s total population served has increased 19% to 15,683, ...

Veiht retirement announced

MARQUETTE — The Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency Board of Education has announced the retirement of Deborah Veiht. Veiht has served the MARESA community for the past 39 years as teacher, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent. “Deb Veiht has helped ...

Students connect

K.I. SAWYER — University students mingled with grade schoolers on Tuesday at K.I. Sawyer Elementary School in a change of pace from a day’s typical activities. Northern Michigan University students came to Sawyer to take part in fun activities with third-graders in the classrooms of ...

Wintertime picnics can get children outside

A picnic is a state of mind and can be anywhere. Winter picnics can be more like a camping experience with campfire cooking, or a quick picnic snack in the backyard. Each way gets children out of the house in the fresh air when the temperature is not too cold. It is an added plus when when ...

AG suspends investigation of MSU over Nassar

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — State Attorney General Dana Nessel has suspended a nearly two-year-long criminal investigation into Michigan State University's handling of complaints against now-imprisoned serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. The ...

Sawyer students meet for food, games

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer K.I. SAWYER — It’s not every day a grade schooler wants to go to a board meeting. At K.I. Sawyer Elementary School, though, it’s a BOARD meeting — and it involves things such as good food, Scrabble Junior and camaraderie instead of listening ...

‘Dragonfly Soup’

MARQUETTE — When your book has poems with names such as “My Lizard Friend,” “Sally the Snail” and “Professor Turtle,” it’s bound to be on the whimsical side. “Dragonfly Soup” by Marquette’s James Keast definitely has that quality. The recently published book includes 15 ...

Grandparents Teach, too

“There’s just something beautiful about walking on snow that nobody else has walked on.” — Carol Rifka Brunt Winter trees Being in a snowstorm is not fun, but afterwards when the sun shines, exploring places where children have not walked before is great fun. Look for evergreens. ...

US drinking more now than just prior to Prohibition

By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK — Americans are drinking more now than when Prohibition was enacted. What’s more, it’s been rising for two decades, and it’s not clear when it will fall again. That’s the picture painted by federal health statistics, which show a rise in ...

Grandparents Teach, too

The smell and taste of apple pie makes the home feel warmer when anyone comes in from the cold. The cooked apple pie smell swirls around the house and freshens the place. Apples existed 3,000 years ago in Kazakhstan, Central Asia. Later they were carried to Europe and brought to the American ...

Facial recognition software raises privacy concerns

By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press LOCKPORT, N.Y. — An upstate New York school district has begun using facial recognition technology to look for threats, over the objection of civil rights advocates who say it compromises student privacy. The Lockport Central School District said it ...

Gearing up for robotics season

MARQUETTE — How can you defend the world from incoming asteroids with power cells, a shield generator and a part that resembles a lazy Susan? When you’re part of the FIRST Robotics Competition. FIRST — For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology — is a Manchester, New ...

Grandparents Teach, too

There are millions of boxes being delivered to front doors this winter. Sometimes what is in the box is not as fun as the container itself. Children can spend an amazing amount of entertainment time with these boxes. Some children will cozy right in or under them with their blankets. They ...

14-year-old prodigy pursues degrees at two Michigan schools

By MARTIN SLAGTER By MLive AP Exchange ANN ARBOR — Daniel Liu is used to being ahead of the curve. He learned the alphabet by age 1 and began reading by the time he was 2. At age 10, he became the youngest person to ever win the national You Be The Chemist challenge, allowing him to ...

Flannel and flapjacks

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer NEGAUNEE — What are the odds of every fourth-grader at Lakeview Elementary School wearing flannel on Tuesday? When it’s time to eat their lumberjack breakfast. The event appropriately included flapjacks and cackleberries — hen’s eggs used ...

Grandparents Teach, too

“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the snow.” — Aristotle Dashing around for 20- minutes or holding hands and making your own path in a snowy yard is a welcome break for children and adults in winter. The fun makes the hassle of bundling ...

Virtual reality tour gives students look at Holocaust

By SUE LOUGHLIN Tribune-Star The Associated Press SULLIVAN, Ind. — The story of Eva Kor, her message of forgiveness and her lessons from Auschwitz live on through a virtual reality tour experienced by Sullivan High School freshmen. Kor died July 4 in Krakow, Poland, at age 85 while on ...

Congo lingo

MARQUETTE — A third-year French major at Northern Michigan University is furthering his language skills in an unusual way. Billy McCoy is in the Congo where he is continuing his French studies, studying the local lingala language and serving an internship as an English teacher. He also is ...