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November 22, 2015 By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer NEGAUNEE— Saddle shoes, rolled-up jeans and hula loops filled first-grade classrooms Tuesday at Lakeview Elementary Schoo. more »»


November 15, 2015 MARQUETTE — “Big art” was the focus at Thursday’s Big Painting Party at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museu. more »»

A little bit more on me and my family

November 15, 2015 “My family” sounds like a boring name for a commentary, I know. But this commentary is about me, and things slightly related to my family, as well as my famil. more »»

Volunteering is a worthwhile experience for children

November 8, 2015 Crash! You are quietly sitting in the toddler play area when you hear it again. Crash! It sounded like the big building blocks fell down again. more »»


November 8, 2015 By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Students themselves often are the best sources for discovering their needs and risk factors. more »»

‘Warcraft’ cast unleash film trailer at BlizzCon

November 8, 2015 By DERRIK J. LANG AP Entertainment Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. — The director and cast of “Warcraft” are hammering down on BlizzCon. more »»

Cleaning up McCarty’s Cove

November 1, 2015 MARQUETTE — It didn’t take long for North Star Academy students to start filling their small plastic bags with cigarette butts from McCarty’s Cove on Friday. more »»

Memorable moments are often the strange ones

November 1, 2015 In my family we like traditions, and two years ago, we started a new one. Two years ago, in the early spring we went to Mackinac Island for the first time. more »»

Saying farewell: The final time on the field

October 25, 2015 I will be doing something this week that I never fully realized I would be doing. more »»

Cold Logic

October 25, 2015 MARQUETTE — Multi-colored lights and moving parts are the flashier parts of the teen robotics world. The more subdued aspects involve fundraising so participants can actually make the robotics. more »»

Cat Pack fever

October 18, 2015 MARQUETTE — Not everyone gets emotional over a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It also can be embarrassing to have a loud rumbling stomach in the middle of quiet classroom time. more »»

Amazing Grace: Missing a special friend

October 18, 2015 Have you ever had a person in your life that you love because they made you feel happy and special? I was lucky because I had someone who did. Grace McCarthey was born on July 26, 1920. more »»

Say what? Teenage Slanguage

October 11, 2015 About 3,000 years ago, some cave man thought it would be fun to rub two stones together to see what would happen, and voila, he created fire. more »»


October 11, 2015 CHATHAM — A little modeling clay and some toy cars, and kids are all ready to learn about science. more »»


October 4, 2015 CHATHAM — Getting out of school for a field trip is one thing. more »»

The wonderful world of Scratch

October 4, 2015 What would you say if I said to you that I can create an advanced coding system, such as Minecraft, in a mere hour or so? This sounds hard, right? “Advanced coding systems.” Sheesh. more »»

BIBLES and bean bags

September 26, 2015 MARQUETTE — Sportsmanship and Scriptures don’t have to be mutually exclusive. The weekly Awana program at Bethel Baptist Church, located at 829 W. Grove St. more »»

Adjusting to life as an MSU Spartan

September 26, 2015 As you read this column, I am in East Lansing getting ready for my fifth week of school as a Michigan State University Spartan. more »»


September 20, 2015 MARQUETTE — An anti-bullying message can apply to anyone regardless of age. But when it’s being presented to middle schoolers, a little fun is in order. more »»

Why America feels different than France

September 20, 2015 My name is Luna. I live in France, and I’m going to tell you about some of the differences I can see between our two countries. First, the food is totally different. more »»



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