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New year, new you — or at least the possibility

January 24, 2016 About 13.7 billion years ago, an infinitely dense ball of matter exploded. And from that point on, the universe’s clock started ticking. Tick tock, stars. Tick tock, planets. Tick tock, the Milky Way. more »»

Local high school students recite poems in competition

January 17, 2016 B­­y CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — It wasn’t Poetry Silent Reading time Wednesday at Marquette Senior High School, but Poetry Out Loud time. more »»

never too early to start

January 10, 2016 MARQUETTE — Two toddlers want the same toy. How can you avoid a skirmish? Having them attend the Early Learning Readiness Program can help. more »»

In robotics, everyone wins

January 10, 2016 As the first girl to join the West End Gearbusters robotics team, I was intimidated. I joined robotics because I wanted to be part of something great that I could take with me for the rest of my life. more »»

Sleepy Students

January 3, 2016 By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP Associated Press SEATTLE — More school districts around the U.. more »»


December 27, 2015 MARQUETTE — A few seats, handlebars and other parts of bicycles that no longer had a full-time home, at least on the road, have been “repurposed” into works of art. more »»

Social media has big impact on campaigns

December 27, 2015 When Bill Clinton ran for president, not a single candidate sent out a tweet during the campaign process. None of them had a Facebook page or even an official web page to view. more »»


December 20, 2015 At top, a group of 10 teenage girls from Colombia enjoyed ice skating at the Lakeview Arena Monday night during a four-day visit to Marquett. more »»

The enjoyment of watching YouTube videos

December 13, 2015 Most kids my age spend a lot of time watching YouTube videos and that includes me. People who make YouTube videos want you to like their video, comment or subscribe. more »»


December 13, 2015 HARVEY — Serving kale peanut soup can help feed a needy child, but not in the way you might think. Marquette Unitarian Universalist Congregation’s 11th annual Soup Dinner took place Dec. more »»

A youthful CULTURE

December 6, 2015 By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Photographs don’t have to be in color and full of people grinning at the camera to be compelling. more »»

bracelets of HOPE

November 29, 2015 MARQUETTE — A few baubles could help send a family to the Dominican Republic for missionary work. more »»

Why is GLYCD awesome? Too many reasons

November 29, 2015 For a little over a year now I have been a part of an organization called The Great Lakes Center For Youth Development. more »»

A behind-the-scenes look at ‘Aladdin Jr.’

November 22, 2015 I was in “Aladdin Jr.,” which was a play put on by Superior Arts Youth Theater. I played the baker’s assistant and Prince Ali’s servant. more »»

Focus on 50

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 »»



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