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Later High School Start Time?

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Marquette, MI – April 2, 2014 – Later Start Time Proposed – Again! Every few years, another study confirms what people already know… High schoolers tend NOT to be “Morning People”. This causes school boards across the country to reexamine the start times for their schools. If schools start later, some claim students will be […]

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Spring Has NOT Sprung!

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Marquette, MI – April 1, 2014 – Spring seems like an April Fools Joke on Lake Superior In my quest to find the most interesting news in the area, I came upon a satellite photo of Lake Superior which shows the lake still almost completely frozen. As of March 31, 2014 Lake Superior is 91% […]

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No Summer Vacation?

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Marquette, MI – March 27, 2014 – Year-Round School-Year Proposed There are many places that utilize a year-round school calendar, and there are good arguments on both sides of the debate.  Some say the long summer vacation causes students to lose much of what they learn through the school year and wastes time when school […]

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Yooper Is Now An Official Word!

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Marquette, MI – March 25, 2014 – Merriam-Webster Recognizes “Yooper” I guess we’ve made it!  The whole world can now find “Yooper” in the dictionary.  Once considered a derogetory term, (and still considered derogetory by some)… it now is simply defined as “a heartfelt self-description of one in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, past or […]

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Happy Birthday Obamacare

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Marquette, MI – March 24, 2014 – Obamacare – 4 years Later  Obamacare Turns 4 – and Like Most 4-year-olds, Obamacare has a big appetite, no sense of responsibility, makes some people happy and makes the rest wish it would just go away. To be fair, there are SOME people who are better off under […]

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Zero Tolerance Makes Zero Sense

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Marquette, Mi – March 21, 2014 – School Teen Suspended For Doing the Right Thing! A Virginia Beach Middle School student took a razor blade away from another student because he was using it to cut himself. She threw the blade away and told school officials.  In Anybody’s Right Mind this action should be praised  […]

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An Un-Levin’d Senate

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Marquette, MI – March 21, 2014 – Senator Carl Levin In Marquette – Farewell Tour! Michigan’s Senior Senator Speaks to Students Saying “So-Long” to day at the Reynolds Recital Hall on Northern Michigan’ Campus.  The title of his talk is “Public Service – The Heart of Democracy.  Over the years I’ve been critical of Senator […]

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BYOB Law Now In Effect

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Marquette, Mi – March 19,2014 – Should You Be Allowed To Bring Your Own Wine To A Restaurant? At first glace, thie question seems a little nutty.  When you go to a restaurant, you can’t bring your own sandwich for one person in your group… and with the possible exception of a birthday cake, you […]

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No Emergency Here! But Help Is On The Way!

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Marquette, MI – Mach 18, 2014 – Hearty U.P. Residents Don’t Need Emergency Declaration Marquette County Officials asked Governor Snyder to declare a State of Emergency for  the county due to the hundreds of residents with frozen water pipes.  They also asked for public works personnel and equipment to help thaw the frozen pipes.  The […]

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Is It Okay to Celebrate St. Patrick in School?

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Marquette, Mi – March 17, 2014 – Happy St Patrick’s Day!  Today we celebrate the feast of St Patrick – bishop & missionary to Ireland.  On this day “everyone is Irish” (or so they say -whoever THEY are).  Here are some interesting tidbits to ponder today.  If you can’t say “Merry Christmas” in School, why […]

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