Creative Outlets: Fall Art Creative Outlets: Fall Art
Book Reviews: The Tournament at Gorlan Book Reviews: The Tournament at Gorlan
Creative Outlets: Rockwell-Inspired Sketches by Hannah Brown Creative Outlets: Rockwell-Inspired Sketches by Hannah Brown
VPSA News: Jeff Loftus + Paige Stevens VPSA News: Jeff Loftus + Paige Stevens
Book Reviews Book Reviews: The Tournament at Gorlan

Book Reviews: The Tournament at Gorlan

Rating: 9/10 Recommended for: Ages 12 and up for a more mature storyline and minor drinking reference “The Tournament at Gorlan” is the first book in a new series by John Flanagan called “Ranger’s Apprentice: The Early Years.” This book is the prequel to the Ranger’s Apprentice 12-book epic. Flanagan […]

Student Spotlight Where Are They Now: Jonathan Williams

Where Are They Now: Jonathan Williams

I had the exciting opportunity to speak with a 2013 VPSA graduate and salutatorian, Jonathan Williams. Natalie Tederoff: What was your favorite subject in school? Jonathan Williams: I’d say one of my favorite subjects was biology. I thought it was very fascinating to understand how life works, particularly on the cellular level, […]

Reflections on Scripture Advent Week 4: Never-Ending Love

Advent Week 4: Never-Ending Love

By Erica Esterly Now we are on the fourth week, the last, of Advent. This week focuses in on the topic of love, and how God shows his love to us. Here are a few verses to read before I start talking about the incredible ways God loves us. John […]

Did You Know... From Saint to Santa Suit: The Evolution of Santa Claus

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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Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  Awakening, The Force Is *a spoiler free review* Written by Grace Wray   “Chewie…We’re home.” Crowds worldwide applauded when the big screen lit up with Han Solo uttering these words on Dec. 18, 2015. Star Wars fans do feel like they are ‘home’ again with the newest Episode VII,”The […]

Creative Outlets: Fall Art
Creative Outlets

Creative Outlets: Fall Art

As we near Thanksgiving and enjoy the beautiful leaves and the warming weather, there are several things that come into our minds. What comes to your mind when you think of November and the season of fall? Several pictures from our fellow VPSA students are expressions of some things that […]

Book Reviews: The Tournament at Gorlan
Book Reviews

Book Reviews: The Tournament at Gorlan

Rating: 9/10 Recommended for: Ages 12 and up for a more mature storyline and minor drinking reference “The Tournament at Gorlan” is the first book in a new series by John Flanagan called “Ranger’s Apprentice: The Early Years.” This book is the prequel to the Ranger’s Apprentice 12-book epic. Flanagan […]

Creative Outlets: Rockwell-Inspired Sketches by Hannah Brown
Creative Outlets

Creative Outlets: Rockwell-Inspired Sketches by Hannah Brown

Hannah Brown, 16, lives in Wisconsin, and is currently in Art Studio 2 with Mr. Adair. In the beginning of the year, Mr. Adair asked the class to pick the artist hero that they aspired to mimic in both mood and style. Hannah chose Norman Rockwell. “Every picture of his […]

VPSA News: Jeff Loftus + Paige Stevens
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VPSA News: Jeff Loftus + Paige Stevens

VPSA graduates, Paige Stevens, 17, and Jeffery Loftus, 18, are engaged to be married. Loftus proposed to his dearest on Oct. 17, 2015. She said “yes!”, and here’s their story: Alexis Castro: How long have you known each other? Paige Stevens: A little over four years AC: How did you two […]

Advice: Homeschoolers Can Get into College Too!
Advice

Advice: Homeschoolers Can Get into College Too!

Last night, I did the impossible…or at least, what I thought was impossible. I pressed ‘submit’ on my Common Application to my choice school. After weeks of stressful essay writing and near breakdowns, I managed to apply to college. And guess what, I’m homeschooled! No counselor, no advisor – just […]

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Technology: Find Your Personality Type

“When people differ, a knowledge of type lessens friction and eases strain. In addition it reveals the value of differences. No one has to be good at everything.” –Isabel Briggs Myers Are you an introvert or an extravert? You probably identify with one of the two, but do you know […]

In the Now: 9 Excuses to Celebrate Really Random Things
In the Now

In the Now: 9 Excuses to Celebrate Really Random Things

We all look forward to holidays like Christmas and Easter, or even holidays like Valentine’s Day and Halloween, but most of us miss out on some of the most humorous, unique holidays throughout the year. The United States Government has officially approved hundreds of obscure holidays that might just be […]

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Movie Reviews: Goosebumps

Rating: 8/10 Recommended for: Families with kids ages 9+ “There are three distinctive parts in a story, the beginning, the middle, and the twist!” These words are spoken by Jack Black who plays the horror writer R.L Stein in the latest “Goosebumps” movie, and they tell exactly how this movie unfolds. […]

Healthy Living: Crispy Fall Snacks
Healthy Living

Healthy Living: Crispy Fall Snacks

Pumpkin and candy seem to envelop us. Fall sweets can be found everywhere, and the many variations on fall treats seem so tempting. Splurge on these delicious, healthy, and easy recipes instead! Zucchini Chips These chips are addicting! Great on-the-go snacks that will keep you full. Be sure to slice […]