VP-TAD Entering Third Year Photo by Kaitlynn Smith
Creative Outlets: Art Creative Outlets: Art
Finding a Formal Gown Photo by hellogiggles
April Fools’ Jokes for the Online Classroom Photo by Hunter Grace Jernigan
Book Reviews Book Review: Straight from the Press

Book Review: Straight from the Press

Pages of History: Secrets of the Ancients is the first volume in a new series written by Alexia Detweiler and our own Mr. Bruce Etter. This delightful story comes alive through the authorship of these writers and through the art of Mr. Ned Bustard. The book is set in the […]

Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Gracious News

This month’s Student Spotlight reflects on scripture. Andrew uses the rhyming pattern of A-A-B-B; C-C-D-D; E-E-F-F, etc. to tell about the God’s good news from the glorious beginning to our hopeful end. Gracious News by Andrew Faggion Long ago, there was no sun, No birds no trees, not anyone, Just […]

Reflections on Scripture Photo by Photography Club

Reflections on Scripture: Why Reading the Bible is Important

The Bible is the most important book ever written. Not only has it given us a clear view of how the Earth came into existence, but it is also a handbook from God on how we should live our lives. Benefits of reading the Bible include: shaping us into a […]

Did You Know... Photo source:  “Merry Old Santa Claus 1889.” Photo. Allposters.com

From Saint to Santa Suit: The Evolution of Santa Claus

Everyone has heard of Santa Claus, whether through the mall advertisements—“A visit from Saint Nicholas”—or any picture book about Christmas. But who is this man? Where did he come from? Did he always have that round belly and red suit? It is intriguing to find out where this myth came […]

Recent Posts

Photographer: Adrian Rogers
Media

Media Reviews: Doctor Who

    Rating: 8/10 Stars Recommended for: Science-fiction fans of most ages Rating: Doctor Who does not have an official rating, but the MPAA suggested rating is PG-13 for intense science-fiction violence, some disturbing images, and brief mild language. However, most episodes would simply earn a PG rating. Airs on: […]

Photo by Kaitlynn Smith
Current Events / VPSA Events

VP-TAD Entering Third Year

Three years ago, two students joined Veritas Press (VP). No one really noticed if they were any different from any other new student, but in reality they were and are a special part of VP. It all started in 2011; their first year with Veritas Press, when Joshua Avalos wanted […]

Creative Outlets: Art
Creative Outlets

Creative Outlets: Art

The Griffin is proud to showcase the artwork of VPSA students. This week, we’re featuring “Bolinas Buoy Paintings” in oil paint. The class used what they learned about color theory and incorporated scripture to encourage the audience and because the Lord is our buoy.  

Short Story: 2014 Epistula Contest Winners
Short Stories

Short Story: 2014 Epistula Contest Winners

Over the next few weeks, The Griffin will be publishing the winners of the 2014 Epistula Short Story Contest. Students were given writing prompts and asked to complete the story. Entries were divided by age group (grades 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12), and a winner was chosen from each group. This […]

Photo by hellogiggles
In the Now

Finding a Formal Gown

Elegant occasions call for formal gowns, and who doesn’t love to dress up a bit? With so many styles, colors, and flourishes available, choosing just one may seem like a needle-in-a-haystack accomplishment. However, with the options below, the choice may seem a bit clearer. Choosing a Color- Choosing the color […]

Photo by Hunter Grace Jernigan
Current Events

April Fools’ Jokes for the Online Classroom

You’re a homeschooler. When April Fools’ rolls around, you set up pranks around the house for your family. You’ve tried all the classics, racking your brain every year for new tricks, but falling short. Your family can already predict your every move and every plan. And spending most of your […]

Short Story: 2014 Epistula Contest Winners
Short Stories

Short Story: 2014 Epistula Contest Winners

Over the next few weeks, The Griffin will be publishing the winners of the 2014 Epistula Short Story Contest. Students were given writing prompts and asked to complete the story. Entries were divided by age group (grades 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12), and a winner was chosen from each group. This […]

How-To

Audition Do’s and Don’ts

So, you want to audition but are not sure what to expect or how to prepare? Don’t worry, here are a few Dos and Don’ts to theater auditions! General Audition Tips DON’T consume dairy 24 hours prior to the audition: Trust me, you can sacrifice pizza and ice cream for […]

Opinion / Politics

Editorial: Snowden Deserves Reduced Sentence

In early June 2013, Edward Snowden released documents containing information stating that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been breaking laws by invading our privacy. Russia is currently giving asylum to Snowden. There are numerous amounts of discourse on whether or not his actions were right. Snowden leaked the information […]

Still Life Collage by Abby Beavin
Creative Outlets

Creative Outlets: Art

The Griffin is proud to display VPSA students’ artwork. This week’s submission is a still life mixed media collage by Abby Beavin. Notice how she handled the light and used her knowledge of value scale to create such a pleasing image.