RHINELANDER - Using tobacco shouldn't be on the minds of middle schoolers.
Instead, middle schoolers, in Rhinelander are fighting the tactics of big tobacco companies.
FACT - Fighting Against Corporate Tobacco - wants to draw attention to advertising strategies of tobacco companies.
"Tobacco companies are targeting students my age and younger, and they're hiding poison inside candy flavors, so kids are more interested in it, and they're packaging it so it's more colorful," says eighth grader Nicki Metropulos.
Friday night is the annual anti-tobacco lock-in for teenagers in Rhinelander.
On Thursday, students at James Williams Middle School worked to draw their peers to Friday's event.
"We're doing hula-hooping, and hula-hooping contests, to try and draw attention to us, for people to know to come. Yesterday, we did chalking outside," says eighth grader Haley Sisel.
The lock-in is free and open to all teens.
It runs from 7 to 11 pm Friday at Rhinelander High School.
RHINELANDER - Wild Instincts celebrated the release of BBC's "Supercharged Otters," which filmed at Wild Instincts in Rhinelander.
Saturday's viewing at Rouman Cinema in Rhinelander had a complementary showing of the episode.
The episode features otters that spent seven months with Rehabilitation Director Mark Naniot and his team.
The episode gives people a look into the life of an otter.
"Like everything else it's the web of life. Everything's all interconnected and even if it's just the pure enjoyment of watching an otter swim or catch a fish and seeing how playful they are sliding down a mudslide or sliding through the snow that alone is immeasurable really," said Naniot.
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