The moon shines bright
In the dark of the night.
But when it fades away in the morning
The sky seems pretty boring.
Art is amazing don’t you think?
You can make beautiful pictures
Out of simple things like paint or ink.
And frame it on a wall or refrigerator.
In the daytime the sun is up in the sky
In the night it’s as if the sun exploded into a million pieces.
her eyes shine like diamonds
her nose kind and perked up
smooth skin on her face
as she says ‘’Good Morning!’’
helpful, kind, caring
teacher of all things
loud and carefree
as she packs her bags.
her voice leaves a melancholic ring in your ear
as she closes the door.
Age 14. Grade 8
Trexler Middle School
Allentown School District
My heart beats loud, and slow
Mind spirals, anything I thought could possibly
go wrong plays over, and over, like a broken record player.
The roller coaster begins and my mind begins to
regret her life choices. It slowly intimidates me, with each
foot it climbs up.
With a dramatic, unnecessary pause before my death
sentence, the cart pushes forward, while everyone
screams and waves their hands, I squeeze into a...
Second of four parts
There are three basic ways to correct faulty vision: eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgery.
In this column, we’ll cover eyeglasses.
Eyeglasses correct the following vision problems:
Nearsightedness (myopia), which blurs distant objects.
Farsightedness (hyperopia), which blurs near vision.
Astigmatism is caused by an uneven curvature of the eye’s surface that produces abnormal focus.
Presbyopia is a natural condition of...
In the time of the coronavirus, poetry is never needed more.
To commemorate “National Poetry Month” in April, the Lehigh Valley Press presents the 15th annual Student Poetry Project.
Please see the Focus pages on The Press websites for poems in Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories.
This year because of the coronavirus pandemic social distancing guidelines, students whose poems were chosen for first place were not able to read their poems nor be...
The little way of the hill
With the thorns in the back
We were playing and went
Through the dangerous
ran and ran
to the thorns
of the neighborhood
and me fell
and got a
cut by sliding and
we went to
because we were
Age 9, Grade 4
Freemansburg Elementary School
Bethlehem Area School District
For locations, closings and current updates, call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.
Going grocery shopping has taken on a whole new significance as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues. Can you recommend basic courtesies for navigating the grocery store to find what we need and remain safe?
Each time we head to the grocery store, we all wonder if it’s safe to do so and if we do, will we find what we need?
This thought is on the minds of fellow shoppers, apparent from the looks on shopper’s faces as they view...
There’s the group that sits at the long table,
the one that stretches from wall to wall.
Where all the kids my age
(every single one) sit
Earlier in the day, I saw them in classes
or passed them in halls
Maybe I looked at them,
and wondered if they noticed me, maybe
something clicked that day, maybe
they waved at me and smiled.
All I know is that now
Q. My daughter, a high school senior, is getting cold feet. She has had her goals all set, been accepted at a good school, but now wants to take a gap year before going to college. I’m not sure how to coach her through it or how hard to push.
“Until the parent has a conversation with the daughter about what she is thinking, and what her concerns are, it is going to be very difficult to ‘coach her through it,’” panelist Chad Stefanyak said, adding, “This is a perfect time for the...