Tag Archives: Andrew LaCombe

Young reporters ask Republicans about substance abuse prevention

by:  8-18 Media Despite the fact that it wasn’t a major topic of discussion, or part of the party’s main platform, 8-18 Media reporters interjected questions on youth substance abuse into our interviews at the recent Republican National Convention. Republicans and attendees in St. Paul had varying opinions on substance abuse prevention, and the role […]

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Planning needed to afford rising tuition

by 8-18 Media With tuition costs climbing higher and higher each year, many kids are faced with financial challenges when it comes to affording college. The College Board is a not-for-profit association of more than 5,400 educational institutions. They assist students with college searches, and also oversee Advanced Placement courses and administer the SAT. They […]

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Youth journalists cover asset conference in Rochester, New York

By 8-18 Media Nearly two thousand asset champions, including five hundred young people from across the nation, recently came together in Rochester (New York) for the eleventh annual Healthy Communities Healthy Youth Conference. The three-day conference, hosted by the Minneapolis-based Search Institute, focused on ways to transform relationships between youth and adults for the common […]

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College for kids leads youth to Isle Royale, by 8-18 Media

It’s not an everyday occurrence to encounter a moose. But over the summer, eight local middle and high school students spotted and tracked one while spending five days backpacking the southeast shore of Isle Royale National Park. The trip was coordinated last summer by the Seaborg Center at Northern Michigan University. Chuck Delpier, a teacher […]

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Seeking cultural competence, by 8-18 Media

Young people form clubs to learn about other cultures Neil Murray, seventeen, of Marquette is determined to learn more about different cultures. “With the world so interconnected as it is today, we have more and more contact with other cultures, and cities are more and more a mixing of culture,” said Murray, a senior at […]

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MTV correspondent makes news more accessible to young people, by 8-18 Media

Gideon Yago is the voice of news to a multitude of American teens. As an MTV news correspondent, the twenty-seven-year-old Yago delivers daily “ten-to-the-hour” news updates and documentaries on the youth-oriented network better known for its music videos and reality shows. Yago has covered stories including gun violence, drug addiction and HIV/AIDS. He has reported […]

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Exploring their roots: Kids find richness in preserving ethnic heritage, by 8-18 Media

“As Americans, we all come from different places,” said Johanna Andronis, eighteen, of Marquette. “The one thing that we’re always taught in school is that nobody is the same. And I think that heritage is the one way that people can really spread out and diversify themselves.” The Upper Peninsula has a rich ethnic heritage […]

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