To the editor:
In society, there are mass amounts of pressure put on children and teens to obtain the "perfect" image.
For some, the topic of weight makes an uncomfortable subject to those who cannot fit the extra-smalls, size 00 jeans and feel embarrassed by the thought of a bathing suit.
In schools across the nation, parents are receiving letters that state how "imperfect" their child is including a student's BMI and if they are at risk of being overweight, obese, or...
YORK COLLEGE OF PENNSYLVANIA
Bailee Johnson of Allentown received a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations May 18.
To the Editor:
Ever since computers have been invented, they have played a huge part in our lives. But are we too dependent on computers?
Many are dependent on computers for work or to keep record of their personal lives. Even students depend on computers to complete their schoolwork. If I did not have access to a computer, more than half my school work would not be completed.
Students as young as elementary school use the computer for a wide array of tasks in or for...
In a continuing effort to combat identity theft in the Lehigh Valley, State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, encouraged local residents and businesses to take advantage of his free shredder event 10 a.m. to noon June 8 in Village Center, 21 North Main St., Coopersburg.
"We all know that identity theft is a growing problem locally and nationwide," Simmons said. "Now, more than ever, we need to protect our private information and make sure it is destroyed properly.
"I am pleased...
PRESS PHOTO BY JIM MARSH
The top 10 graduating Salisbury High School seniors are hosted to a breakfast in the school library May 28 on behalf of the Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education. The scholars, and the university they plan to attend and their major are, front row, left to right: Ali Greenholt, University of Pittsburgh, neuroscience; Rachel Godusky, Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, biomedical engineering; Kristen DeMelfy, Kutztown University, communication design;...
CEDAR CREST COLLEGE
Local grad inducted into nursing honor society
Kristen Kelly, of Salisbury Township, recently was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, the honor society of nursing. Kelly received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Cedar Crest College May 11.
LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY
Students inducted into society
The following students were inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society in a ceremony at LCCC, Route 309, Schnecksville, April 7. Phi Theta Kappa is an honor society for two-year colleges offering associate degree programs. The following students are all enrolled in associate degree programs at LCCC. The students include: Mariam Aisset, Jennyfer Alfaro, Nathan Christie, Michael Colarusso, Megan Domanski,...
Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon, at St. Timothy's Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. "Captain Radio" aka Joe Hehn will take attendees on a journey through the glory days of radio. Remember sitting around your radio listening to your favorite show? Who was your favorite star? Relive the memories through the knowledge of "Captain Radio." Everyone is welcome. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. For additional information, call 610-437-4265....
Students named to Dean's list
The following local students were named to the Dean's list for spring 2013 at Elizabethtown College: Hannah Geiger, of Schnecksville, an accounting major; Christina Gilley, of Macungie, a health and occupation major, Julie Creveling, of Allentown, a communications major, Rachel Fuehrer, of Allentown, a biology education major, and Carolyn Lukiewski, of Allentown, a communications major.
PRESS PHOTO BY CHRIS KULP
Israel Zighelboim, of Salisbury Township, samples and buys some salsa from George "The Salsa Guy" Gilreath, of Bethlehem, Casa De Jorge Salsa May 25 at Mayfair at the Allentown Fairgrounds.