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INTERLOCHEN

Marquette student thrilled with internship at noted art camp 8-18 Media Youth Journalists It is never too soon to start planning ahead especially when it comes to kids and their summer activities. If your child has a passion for the arts you may want to consider enrolling them next summer in the Interlochen Summer Arts […]

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FISHING FAMILY

Thill & Sons keeping whitefish on local menus By 8-18 Media When you think of Maine, you think of lobster. When you think of Marquette, do you think about whitefish? Fresh lobster brings people to Maine, and Thill and Sons fresh-from-the-lake whitefish brings people to Marquette. Thill’s has become a Marquette institution; they have been […]

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THE CONDUCTOR

Mas-Arocas travels globe to lead orchestras The conductor of Marquette’s Symphony Orchestra, Octavio Mas-Arocas, is a busy, busy, man. Mas-Arocas is originally from Bunol, Spain, but travels the world conducting orchestras. He took a time-out from his conducting duties to sit down and talk with 8-18 Media about the man behind the baton. 8-18 Media: […]

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WRITERS (UN)BLOCK

Expert volunteers will help alleviate prose woes Story and photo by 8-18 Media “Help! Help! I’ve started a piece of writing and I can’t finish it!” is something we’ve all wanted to scream at 11 p.m. while attempting to finish a paper last minute. Now, with some prior planning, we will be able to avoid […]

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DNR OFFICER

Introducing the U.P.‘s only female conservation officer By 8-18 Media The Upper Peninsula is full of magnificent wildlife, miles of forest, pristine lakes and rivers. It is the job of a DNR conservation officer to help protect our forests, to help manage the wildlife and to help people safely enjoy all of the natural beauty […]

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8-18 Media: Executive Q & A

Governor makes time for youth journalists Story and photo by 8-18 Media This past February, Michigan’s newly elected governor, Gretchen Whitmer, hosted a February Warm-Up party at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum. The Whitmer warm-up was held Feb. 16 and was free for area families to come out to meet Gov. Whitmer. It’s certainly not […]

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FUN ON ICE

Young figure skaters enjoy learning new skills, preparing for spring show   By 8-18 Media People first began ice-skating around 3,000 years ago in Finland when they made primitive skates out of animal bones, according to softschools.com. Figure skating was the first winter sport to be included in the 1908 Olympics, according to kidsconnect.com. Figure […]

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MICHAEL’S WAKE

Former U.P. residents’ Florida home was in category 4 hurricane’s path     Story and photo by 8-18 Media In the Upper Peninsula of Michigan when we think of a big storm we think of below zero windchills, blowing snow and icy roads.  Traveling during a winter storm can be dangerous and sometimes there are […]

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SAND ANIMATION

U.P. Children’s Museum instructor teaches youth creative video technique   Story and photo by 8-18 Media Kids love animated movies and TV shows. Some of the biggest blockbusters recently have been animated: The Lego Movie series, Ralph Breaks the Internet and The Incredibles 2, to name a few. Most kids, after they see movies such […]

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CLICK… CLICK…

Local photographer balances parenthood and small business ownership Story and photo by 8-18 media Click! The sound of a camera capturing a moment was more common 15 years ago than it is today.  Years ago when you attended an important milestone event such as a birthday party or a graduation you would make sure to […]

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MEET JEN

Stories and photos by 8-18 Media BEEP! BEEP! Your alarm is blaring at 6 a.m. It’s early, and you are having trouble getting up and out of bed and ready for work or school. Don’t worry, radio talk show host Jennifer Stephens is up earlier than you, and it is her job to help you […]

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I’M BORED

By Anna Rayhorn “I’m bored.” If you gave someone a nickel for every time you heard a child say this, you would lose a lot of money.  Speaking of money, according to the The Surprising Benefits of Boredom, by Dr. Neel Burton, entertainment industry spending topped $2 trillion in 2016. That’s a lot of money […]

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MUSIC MAN

Prolific musician says success requires passion, practice By 8-18 Media Almost everyone enjoys music in one form or another. Enjoying music can be as simple as nodding your head, tapping your foot, or even clapping or humming along to a song. For others, music equals life and is as important as breathing. Troy Graham, a […]

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BETTER RUN Running club emphasizes fun for youth

By 8-18 media Infants learn to crawl and then walk and then, shortly after they master their first steps, they are off and running. Our bodies are meant to move and move often. In the era of online gaming and smartphones, parents may be looking for ways to get their elementary school kids outdoors and […]

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Surf’s up

The big lake offers unique, cold-water surfing opportunity Cutline: Kyle Ferguson’s frozen face is pictured after a day spent surfing on Lake Superior. Surfing on the big lake is not for the faint of heart, or the easily chilled. By 8-18 Media When you think of surfing what comes to mind? The ocean? Hot tropical […]

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