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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 […]

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Profile: Senior Spotlight

Sarah Anderson is a part of VPSA’s 2014 graduating class. She lives in Houston, Texas, and loves musical theater and reading. Recently, I interviewed her and found out about her high school experiences and college plans. Summer Allen: How long have you been with VPSA? Sarah Anderson: This is my […]

Reflections on Scripture Advent Week 3: Joy in Christ

Advent Week 3: Joy in Christ

Now we are at the third week of Advent. This candle differs from all the others because it is rose colored, instead of purple. This color symbolizes joy, the topic of the third week of Advent. Below is Luke 2: 1-7. If you would like to do more reading, read […]

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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 […]

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Creative Outlets / Poetry

Here He Lies

                here he lies just born but older than the hills around nine months young, eternally old below the jewel-encrusted, starlit skies he opens his gentle baby godly eyes born to die his mother kisses the face of her child, the face of […]

VPSA Events

Rubik’s Cubes, Huckleberry, and Graveyards

Like all junior class Student Connections meetings, last Thursday’s lacked no humor, surprises, or excitement. So far, each meeting has been themed in order to generate discussion around a specific topic. The first meeting’s theme was “Introductions” where students told everyone who on earth they were, whether or not they […]

Advent Week 3: Joy in Christ
Reflections on Scripture

Advent Week 3: Joy in Christ

Now we are at the third week of Advent. This candle differs from all the others because it is rose colored, instead of purple. This color symbolizes joy, the topic of the third week of Advent. Below is Luke 2: 1-7. If you would like to do more reading, read […]

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Reflections on Scripture

Advent Week 2: The Prince of Peace

We are now on week 2 of Advent, the second purple candle of the Advent wreath. This week focuses on the topic of peace. Here are two scripture passages to read about peace.   Isaiah 9:6-7 For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and […]

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Reading during Winter Break

By  Natalie Tederoff Maybe you desperately want to shout “Winter break is coming!” from the mountaintops. Maybe this winter you will be trading Schoology for skiing, calculus for cookie baking, studying for sledding, and Omnibus for ornament hanging. Winter break is a welcome haven from the schoolwork, but too much […]

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Advent Week 1: Hope for Today and Tomorrow

What does this Advent season mean to you? Advent means coming or arrival; and the Advent season is a 4 week period. The symbol of Advent is a wreath with five candles, one candle lit each week, the fifth lit on Christmas day. The candles themselves represent the fact that […]

New Teacher Profile
Profiles

New Teacher Profile

New Teacher Interview: Madame Sheryl Powell By Natalie Tederoff I had the privilege of interviewing Madame Sheryl Powell, a novice teacher here at VPSA. Madame Powell teaches French to students in grades 10-12. Graduating magna cum laude from Houghton College, she is a veteran teacher of over 30 years. Natalie […]

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Healthy Living

When Panic Attacks

It’s normal to feel stress when you have big projects, occasions, and things to do. When that stress turns to worry it may become frightful and interfere with your daily life. When that begins to happen you may be suffering from a panic or anxiety disorder. Once you understand these […]

Photo Journal of Arizona
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Photo Journal of Arizona

There are so many ways God shows us the beauty of His creation. I live in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona, and I thought it would be fun to share photos from my environment. I hope you find the incredible beauty of Arizona to be as enthralling as I think […]

Recipes

Healthy Living: Lentil, Mushroom, Squash Stew and Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin pie, turkey, and other yummy warm desserts all probably come to mind when you hear the word “Thanksgiving.”  One word that might not be on the tip of your tongue: healthy.  It’s very easy to gain a couple pounds this time of year because of all the sugary, buttery […]