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The box of expectations

Sometimes I spit in the face, of grammar? the relationship i and capital letters have is strained at best.  My spelling is closer to alphebet suop than english vernacular. My essays lack formatting and are rarely  Spectacular.All my writings and ideas lack  real consistency.  I have only one piece of  advice to all who want […]

To the Seniors of ’21

Tanner Lux wrote this poem using the emails, texts, and remembered snippets of conversations of Jim Thorpe Area High School’s Class of 2021.

The Artist

Being creative reveals the designs you have created for your life. Don’t change them for anyone.

Holding Punchlines

I’ve calmed down in recent years.  I used to get into verbal fights, but I’ve learned to hold my punch lines. It’s not so easy – sometimes, they write themselves.  I have a friend named Joy, who’s diagnosed with depression.  I’ve taken a cooking class from a vegetarian kid named Hunter. Heck, my name is […]

Unorthodox

Things may never go back to normal, so you may need to create a new normal.

Life Altering

People rarely change their values and beliefs unless influenced by a traumatic event.

Stress Won’t Last Forever

I was always a very funny and happy kid, and I had lots of friends. Then, when I turned 12, I started to feel differently. I was upset because I couldn’t do anything at all. Suddenly, it was almost my thirteenth birthday and my first year of middle school. I was in 7th grade, and […]

Pandemic Positivity

A high school student takes action to help people feel more positive during the pandemic, honoring her father in the process.

Over-powered

A middle school student learns a valuable life lesson: Power and influence can change someone for the worse, so don’t change who you are when you acquire power and influence.

Earth needs a home

Take a stand to protect our beautiful land,  The mother of the fish and sharks,  Tadpoles and frogs,  Tigers and tigresses, Lions and lionesses, Branches and trees, Grass that is sometimes brown or green, But most importantly, you and I – Or rather you and me. You and I know of all the commotion going […]

The Stars. – Jaiden Hodge

Shining bright with heavenly light, A star that shone within the darkness of night. Its energy sparkled and its fire rose high. However, it knew the end was nigh. As time raged on, so did its flame. Until there was nothing left but a fiery flame. Its body was fading and melting away. It fought […]

Cars – Crystal Furler

We all want to be luxury cars The fastest, most efficient The sleekest design, the highest quality interior Some of us aren’t built to look nice We were built to get things done People, our significant others, want the best They want the fastest, most efficient The sleekest design, the highest quality interior Sometimes we […]

The Dying Star. – Jaiden Hodge

Shining bright with heavenly light. A star that shone within the darkness of night.  Its energy sparkled, and its fire rose high. However, it knew the end was nigh.  As time raged on, so did its flame. Until there was nothing left but a fiery frame. Its body was fading and melting away. It fought […]