Exercise and learning during school ACES Day

Exercise and learning during school ACES Day

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Kids jumped, ran and danced throughout Clarkston elementary schools as they celebrated ACES Day, May 10. “ACES Day stands for All Children Exercise Simultaneously and I know it’s a big thing in Michigan,” North Sashabaw Elementary Physical Education Teacher Michael Keeler said. The intent is to get the […]

Freedom for all in PRISM club

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Tolerance and acceptance are pinnacle in Clarkston High School’s PRISM club, a space for LGBTQ students and their allies. “In terms of how it’s changed over last year to this year, it’s become a lot more normal at the school,” said co-founder and member Daniel Ephlin. “Last year, […]

Sampling the vineyard tastes of spring

Sampling the vineyard tastes of spring

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Fine wine and an array of hors d’oeuvre were enjoyed by guests at the Clarkston Rotary Wine Tasting last Thursday night. The event drew in many Clarkston residents, as well as people from all over the county. Wine samples were available from six different Michigan wineries: Laurentide, Hawthorne […]

JACK’S JOURNEY: What do we do with our lives?

On a perfect Earth, my advice to soon-to-be graduates would be this: “follow your dreams – no matter how big or how small – and turn those dreams into a reality.” Well, as you probably have come to find out, the Earth we are on is not very perfect. Unfortunately, life is set up so […]

Home to visit

Mary Graybiel, 102, of Arizona lived in Clarkston for 22 years and returns home every year. “It’s to see my beautiful friends and relatives,” said Graybiel. “I love the Concerts in the Park, all the beautiful surroundings, the lakes. They’re so beautiful here.” She also makes it a point to see her friends at Oakland […]

STUDENT VIEWPOINT: Bees: can’t live without them

By Cole Campbell Bees: they sting, they bite, and they also pollinate 70% of our major food crops. We’re losing 30-40% of our bees and this could cause a global food shortage. In order to maintain enough bees for our crops, the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, must require farmers to use bee safe products. […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Seek God’s help in civil disobedience

Our national government is becoming paralyzed through animosity. It is a reflection of the growing mood in our society. A few weeks back, a man was pulled off a United Airlines flight and it made national headlines. Even I got caught up cheering the man on, as I do not like the way airlines have […]

Feeling the Force

Feeling the Force

Isaiah Rumble as Darth Vader and Jedi Jonah Ingram celebrate Star Wars Day at Clarkston Independence District Library, May 13. The library celebrated all things Star Wars with games and activities. Photo by Phil Custodio

Talented broncos

Talented broncos

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Independence Elementary students showcased their talents at the school’s annual Variety Show. Students were singing, dancing, doing gymnastics and playing a variety of instruments for the audience. Pianist Cayla Cogan performed a rendition of Fleur De Lis, cousins Marco Richardson and Reid Logan left the audience laughing with […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Curtain falls

About now’s the time I get hooked on the theater experience, looking at one weekend more for the Clarkston Village Players production of “Self Help.” I have a role in the comedy play, which started back in February during auditions. Not so much during the weeks of rehearsal leading up to opening night a couple […]