Career info from pros

Clarkston High School PTSA hosted almost two dozen local professionals at their third annual Career Seminars for 11th grade students, Feb. 24. “This program is timed perfectly for our 11th graders as they are starting to look at colleges, trade schools, or job opportunities available after high school,” said Kim Hardtke, CHS PTSA Career Seminar […]

WORDS FROM THE SUP’T: Well-being for every student

On Feb. 22, Clarkston tipped off its Community Well-Being Campaign with 30 partners, including doctors, mental health professionals, civic groups, local counselors, not-for profits, pastors, school board members, teachers, parents, school administrators, the Clarkston Coalition for Youth, Clarkston Youth Assistance, Springfield Township Library, Oakland County government, Independence Township Parks and Recreation, Clarkston Independence District Library, […]

Auto fans

Auto fans

Martin Willim displays his 2007 Ford Mustang GT, which he races at the Independence Township track. Proud owners and restorers showed off hundreds of hot rods and custom cars at the 65th Annual Meguiar’s Detroit Autorama, Feb. 24-26 at the Cobo in Detroit.   Clarkston roadsters included Denise Myers, with her Pink Panther 1971 Dodge […]

PHARMACIST’S CORNER: Healthy Alternative for Adult ADHD

So, you want to increase your cognitive function, focus and memory at work. Or, your young adult child wants to study and do well for an upcoming college entrance exam. Unfortunately, the American Psychiatric Association, for over 30 years, has labeled deficits in focus, memory and executive function as adult ADHD. The Centers for Disease […]

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 […]

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