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Young filmmakers inspired by Michigan film festival

By: 8-18 Media The fifth annual Traverse City Film Festival wrapped up early last month, but its influence is continuing on in the minds of the many young, aspiring filmmakers from Michigan who attended. Youth from the Traverse City area, as well as other areas of the state, are attending the festival each year to have […]

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Families with young girls are faced with Gardasil questions

by 8-18 Media If there were a vaccine available that could protect your daughter against a virus believed to cause cancer, would you give it to her? What if it hadn’t been around very long? This is a question families across America are pondering with the distribution of the relatively new Gardasil vaccine. Gardasil is a […]

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8-18 Media book reviews for kids by kids

The Dead & The Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer Published by Harcourt, Inc., 308 pages New York City is sinking. The moon was knocked out of orbit by an asteroid, and the tides are all out of whack. Alex Morales is seventeen years old, and he has two younger sisters, Briana and Julie. They’re stuck […]

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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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Parents notified when young Michigan drivers get STOPPED

By 8-18 Media The Graduated Driver Licensing program in Michigan has reduced crashes involving young drivers five to eight percent overall according to state traffic safety officials, but the Michigan Sheriff’s Association wants to reduce that number even more. They have come up with a new approach dubbed the “STOPPED Program,” a parental notification system. The […]

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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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Despite fire, youth arts haven moves forward, by 8-18 Media

Normally, a fire destroys everything in its path. But when a fire swept through a popular youth arts hangout in Marquette this winter, it only strengthened the resolve and passion of the patrons to keep the spirit of the place alive. 231 House of Muses, a music venue, art gallery and theater showcased local bands […]

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More kids than ever have cell phones, but it’s often parents’ idea Calling all kids, by 8-18 Media

Go to any mall, movie theater or skate park, and you’re likely to see almost as many cell phones as young people. According to the technology research firm Yankee Group, nearly half of all U.S. teens ages thirteen to seventeen have their own cell phones, and more than a quarter of kids ages eight to […]

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