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Wondering about prehistoric Lansing

Local Voices Frank Fetters I was born in 1941. Our house on Lake Street was between Maple and Lange Streets. I remember digging in the dirt...

Three extraordinary Lansing teachers I remember

Local Voices Frank Fetters The first extraordinary teacher I can remember is Miss Swofford, who later became Mrs. Brown. I was in third grade at Coolidge...

Things I remember about Lansing

Local Voices Frank Fetters I was born in 1941. I lived in Lansing from that time until 1969, when I married and moved to Chicago’s south...

Preventing and mitigating school violence

Local Voices Elvis Slaughter According to Corinne David-Ferdon and others (2016), youth violence affects thousands of young people daily. It is undoubtedly a major public health...

Remembering 9/11: An open letter to the students of TF South

Local Voices Ken Reynolds, former Dean of Students at TF South Publisher's note: This letter was written in 2001, just five days after four planes were...

Remembering 9/11: The good that followed the evil

Local Voices Melanie Jongsma, Publisher of The Lansing Journal Note: This post was originally written in 2011, leading up to the 10th anniversary of the September...

Critical Race Theory and Equity and Equality

Local Voices Richard Smits I write in response to Why is Critical Race Theory under attack?, the Local Voices piece published on 08-09-2021. Critical Race Theory (CRT)...

Thank you, Mark IV Landscaping

Local Voices LuAnn Thomas I wanted to express what a truly beautiful gift was donated by Mark IV Landscaping, Inc. to enhance the memorial honoring Officer...

Why Is Critical Race Theory under attack?

Local Voices Elvis Slaughter Much confusion surrounds the meaning of Critical Race Theory (CRT). CRT is new to many people I have talked with recently and...

From the files of Bob Malkas: Taxes

Local Voices Bob Malkas One of the most effective history teaching tools I have ever discovered is the five-part series The Unauthorized History of Taxes. It...

Library staff and patrons have given their all during pandemic

Local Voices Beth Bozzo Last March we turned off the lights, shut down the computers, put the printers to sleep, shelved the last of the books,...

Understanding Critical Race Theory

Local Voices Frank Fetters My current understanding of Critical Race Theory is that public figures who deemed themselves to be experts on this topic offered general...

From the files of Bob Malkas: History 103

Local Voices Bob Malkas We could be doing Lansing a great service by finally asking parents to investigate what is going on in our U.S. History...

Column: TF South can make a statement in choosing its new nickname

The Lansing Journal welcomes thoughts and opinions not only from our readers, but from our writers as well. The following column is the sole...

Initial thoughts about Barton’s American History in Black & White

Local Voices Frank Fetters Mr. Bob Malkas was kind enough to send me a copy of AMERICAN HISTORY IN BLACK & WHITE by David Barton. Here are...