Tag Archives: 8-18 Media

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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First impressions

Lights, costumes, reaction! This is what the NMU Theatre Department brought to audiences April 6 to 9. Since November, construction crews have been working day and night to update the in-theater lighting system, replacing  old lights with new LEDs just in time for their latest production The Secret Garden. With the new lighting, it will […]

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Living with Marfan syndrome

by Liam Ulland-Joy, 10, with contributions by Annabella Martinson, 11, and Michael Mankee, 11. Have you heard of Marfan syndrome? Frank Ross, a 10-year-old boy living in Saint Paul (Minnesota), sure has. According to www.marfan.org/aboutmarfan, one in 5,000 people are born with Marfan syndrome. Ross is one of those one in 5,000 people. Marfan Does […]

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E.A.R.T.H. Angels

In Marquette, angels are indeed real, and they can be found above us, performing breathtaking aerial arts for a cause close to their hearts: to raise awareness of environmental and humanitarian issues among those who may not yet consider themselves part of the movement. E.A.R.T.H. Angels is a local non-profit that infuses the aerial arts […]

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Young people serve nation through AmeriCorps

by Theresa Hermann, Annabella Martinson, and Liam Ulland-Joy  The year was 1994. An act called the “National Community Service and Trust Act” had just been signed, allowing for a new influx of young people to serve their country. Before, the only way people could serve their nation was through the armed forces, but with this […]

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Are adults addicted to their smartphones?

Cellphones have become a big part of our lives. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center, 90 percent of American adults own a cellphone. In a recent study by digitaltrends.com, adults are spending 4.7 hours on their phone a day—or approximately 23 whole days per year. Given the amount of time adults spend on […]

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NMU audio studio offers real-world experience

Modes of communication are constantly changing. For example, cell phones weren’t around until the ’70s, and since then, they have become more advanced than anyone from that time would have anticipated; the same goes for the Internet. One thing, however, that has never changed is the need for communicating. Communication is very important. 8-18 Media […]

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Routine helps diabetic kids

Do you remember what you had to eat this morning? Imagine having to take note of everything you eat and then taking a shot right after you ate it. For some, this can be an everyday reality, especially if you’re a child living with Type I diabetes. For Natalie Neher, age seven of Marquette, and […]

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Akram Farag and Zain Zubair Khurshid show their traditional clothing. Farag's traditional Yeman skirt, called a Mahwaz, complements his Packer shirt. Zain is wearing the Pakistani traditional Shalwar Kameez.

Exchange students talk cultural differences

The Kennedy Luger Youth Exchange and Study Program (KL YES) gives students from predominantly Muslim countries merit-based scholarships to attend high school for a whole year in the United States. It is a very competitive program so only the finest students are accepted. It was founded in response to the events that took place on […]

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Coder ninjas explore technology

Math, science, social studies and language: these subjects are recognized as the fundamentals of education worldwide. However, technology is evolving rapidly and the demand for computer-based jobs will grow by twenty-two percent in the next five years. Despite this fact, ninety percent of schools in America are not teaching code, the language used to program […]

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Scotland gives young people chance to vote on country’s future

by 8-18 Media On September 18, people from all over Scotland streamed to the polls to vote in a referendum election. This election would decide the future of their country, determining whether Scotland would sever the 307-year-old ties holding the country to England. This election was different than previous elections, however, and not only because […]

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