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Music a passion for area teacher

  There are probably not many kids out there who don’t want to be a rock star when they grow up. Kids are attracted to music even at a young age from “Twinkle, Twinkle” all the way to the Beatles and beyond. Donna Koskiniemi has been a certified music teacher since 1989, and is currently […]

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Designing a museum

by Annabella Martinson with contributions by Angel O’Connor,  Sophia Portale,  Michael Mankee, and Anja McBride. Exhibits are the heart of a museum, but what is a newly imagined children’s museum with little to no money to fund the design and building of exhibits to do? Well, that was the dilemma that the Upper Peninsula Children’s […]

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A museum’s impact

Written  by Liam Ulland-Joy,  Annabella Martinson, with contributions by Eleanor Grosvenor,  and Anja McBride. When people are young there are many things that shape the adults they will become. It is often the little things that have the biggest impact; family, a favorite meal, favorite activities and the places people spent their time as a […]

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Two decades of family fun with the U.P. Children’s Museum

Written by: Liam Ulland-Joy, and Annabella Martinson,  with contributions by Sophia Portale, Anja McBride, and Anna Rayhorn,  Happy Birthday to the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum!  The museum recently celebrated its 20th birthday on March 22. Museum officials threw a huge party to mark the milestone; 450 plus people came to celebrate the joyous occasion, and […]

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From Mozambique to Marquette

By Liam Ulland-Joy, 11, with contributions by Elise Heide, 13, Annabella Martinson, 12, Anja McBride, 12, Michael Mankee, 12 and Sophia Portale, 12. How do students in and around Marquette get to school every morning? Do they walk? Bike? Take the bus? Well, for a recent NMU student, Muassua David, getting to school when he […]

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From Thailand to Big Bay

Written by Liam-Ulland Joy, 11, with contributions from Elise Heide, 13, Anna Martinson, 12, Michael Mankee, 12, and Anja McBride, 11. What does the tropical, lush country of Thailand have in common with the little town of Big Bay Michigan, set on the shores of a chilly Lake Superior? Not much, but they do have […]

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Makers lab teaches 21st century skills

by Annabella Martinson, 12, and Liam Ulland-Joy, 11, with contributions by Angel O’Connor, 16, and Anja McBride, 11. Eureka! Most inventions start with a “light bulb” moment, a spark of an idea. Marquette Senior High School science teacher, Rebecca Simmons, said the new Makerspace lab at MSHS was created because of a vision she and […]

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Students scribble away at PWPL

by Annabella Martinson,  Liam Ulland-Joy,  Anna Rayhorn, with contributions by Anja McBride. There is a place at the Peter White Public library where a character named Professor Bob Macaroni resides.  He doesn’t live in any of the books on the shelves; he wasn’t created by a famous author, but rather came to life during a […]

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To wear or not to wear

Written by:  Liam Ulland-Joy, with contributions from Elise Heide, Annabella Martinson, and Anja McBride.  The rundown on school uniforms According to the website nces.ed.gov, the percentage of public schools requiring that students wear uniforms in the United States increased from 12 percent to 20 percent from 1999 to 2014.  The website statisticbrain.com states that in […]

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The journey of a journalist

Written by Will Guter, Annabella Martinson, with contributions by Liam Ulland-Joy. Imagine sitting just a feet away from one of the most powerful men in the world, asking him the questions the world wants to know the answers to. That is the life of Andrew LaCombe, a 26-year-old reporter for Green Bay’s Fox 11 News, […]

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Students travel to DNC

Story written by: Annabella Martinson, 12, with contributions by Elise Heide, 13, Liam Rockwood, 12, Liam Ulland-Joy, 11, and Sophia Capuana, 9. If you live under a rock in the United States you might not know what is going on in the political world, but if you don’t live under a rock you might know, […]

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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette talks with 8-18

Written by Abigail Pierce, Emilee Solka, Calli Solka, with contributions by Brandon O’Brien,  Annabella Martinson, Anja McBride. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette recently visited the Upper Peninsula and, while he was in Marquette, stopped by the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum to meet with 8-18 Media.  8-18 Media:  What are your duties as attorney general? Schuette:  […]

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Ride On

Written by Annabella Martinson, 11, with contributions by Liam Ulland–Joy, 11, and Anja McBride, 11. Marquette is known for miles of paved biking paths and dirt trails. Some paths follow the lake’s shoreline while others weave through the woods. Wherever people bike they always have fun. Marquette is a biking city, so it makes sense […]

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Coin collecting a hobby to span a lifetime

Written by Annabella Martinson, 11 and Liam Ulland-Joy, 11, with contributions by Michael Mankee, 11 and Anna Rayhorn, 10. People collect lots of things, from seashells to baseball cards to Instagram followers. Some people even collect coins. What does that mean? Putting change in a piggy bank? Or is there more to it than that? […]

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The ‘newsies’ of MSHS keep The Pasty strong

Written by Theresa Hermann, Annabella Martinson, and Liam Ulland- Joy. In a world of myth and legend, in a time without iPhones and internet, there were few ways with which people could stay connected. One of these ways remains in activity today: the newBack in the days of “Marcia, Marcia,Marcia,” and either of the Newhart […]

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