Singer finds healing in music

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Rap singer Ryan Scott’s latest song “Seattle Sunset” has seen success over the past few months. “Since its release in January, it has over a million views and has been shared over a thousand times,” said Scott, who recently moved back home to Clarkston after a couple years in […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Do you see candidates for Kingdom?

Once, as I was researching youth behavior, I came across a term called “cognitive dissonance.” When the human mind has conflicting thoughts, or information, we have a human tendency to resolve our conflict by eliminating one or the other so we can formulate an opinion. Cognitive dissonance is when we are not able to do […]

Empathy for others

Empathy for others

Ryan Drobot and Mason King focus on their task. Photo by Jessica Steeley Sashabaw Middle School students spent their February Wolf-Time working on a school-wide academic service learning project for Clarkston students in the special education department. “We have teamed up with our special education department, particularly our students with autism. Our students are creating […]

100 days

100 days

Kindergarteners Mikayla Battle and Ella Park lift 10 pound weights. Photos by Jessica Steeley Kindergartners and first graders at Pine Knob Elementary celebrated 100 days in school by dressing up as 100-year-olds, counting and lining up 100 objects, and doing activities 100 times or for 100 seconds. All different objects were used to make lines, […]

Valentine’s party

Valentine’s party

First graders Alexandra Walker and Kristen Leaver make cupid arrows. Photos by Jessica Steeley Valentine’s Day meant sweet treats, exchanging cards, crafts, and games for students at Andersonville Elementary , Feb. 14.

JESSICA’S JOURNAL: Fight bias with facts

During my short career in the newspaper industry, I’ve realized people don’t usually like, or trust, the media. Though The Clarkston News doesn’t face criticism the likes of CNN or the New York Post, we still have our share. This feeling the public has about news media stems from a lack of knowledge and understanding […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Info search

It was a blast from the past in Monday’s mail. A hand-addressed letter from Iowa. Sent Rylie, a fifth grader at Harlan Intermediate School, “My class is studying the geography and history of the United States. I am excited to learn more about your state of Michigan. I would really appreciate if you would send […]

Lions demonstrate healthy living

Lions demonstrate healthy living

Roary asks Coach Chris for another chance to run and catch the football. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Bailey Lake Elementary students learned about living a healthy lifestyle during their second annual Health and Wellness Day. The day began with a variety of health experts from around the Clarkston community […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Find love from God’s perspective

I believe most of us are familiar with Aesop’s Fable of The Boy Who Cried Wolf; a bored shepherd boy cries, “Wolf, wolf, a wolf is chasing the sheep” and the villagers run up the hill to help drive away the wolf only to find the boy laughing at his cleverness. Still bored the boy […]

PHARMACIST’S CORNER: Healthy alternative to academic doping

The illicit, black market, consumption of Adderall on college campuses in the US has reached epidemic status. Adderall is the most widely abused scheduled Class II controlled substance consumed by young adults to gain focus and executive function while attending college. The Adderall epidemic on college campuses is also referred as “academic doping” for the […]

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