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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 Kyra Mikat, 12th Grade, Lohnsfeld Germany

Reflections on Scripture: Never Be Ashamed

Romans 1:16 – 17  “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as […]

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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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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

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 […]


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 […]

Healthy Living

Healthy Living: Heat Up Your Exercise Routine This Fall

Sometimes our lives are just too busy to even think about exercise, especially this time of year,  with fall festivities, Thanksgiving and such.  Even though this is an important part of our lives, exercise tends to be overlooked.  Here is a simple workout routine that will help you get your […]

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In the Now

In the Now: Fall Fashion Tips

Here are five easy ways to take your wardrobe from summer to autumn in style. When we bid farewell to the glorious, sun-kissed days of summer, and autumn gives birth to shorter, crisper days, what can result is us staring at our closets in a confused fog. Before we get […]

Photo by Kaitlynn Smith
People / Profiles

Teacher Profile: Mrs. Klein

Recently, I had the opportunity to interview one of VPSA’s newest teachers, Mrs. Susan Klein. Mrs. Klein currently teaches three courses remotely from Billings, Mo. In our interview, I was able to ask questions about her teaching experience, favorite hobbies, and more.

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FYI / This Week in History

This Week in History: Nov. 3 Anniversaries

What are you doing on Lucan’s birthday? Perhaps you are celebrating Dominica’s 36th Independence day. Or maybe you’re viewing your TimeHop pictures of last year’s solar eclipse. Whatever you have planned today, take a minute to see what other important events there are to be noted. Four hundred and eighty […]

Photo by Jodi Smith
Current Events

Current Events: How Ebola Affects-Not Infects-Me

Today we live in a world of fear, danger, and despair. There always seems to be something that you should be afraid of or “watch out for.” Ebola could easily fall under that category. Before we begin talking about how it affects us, we need to know what it is.  […]

Clockwise from left: Little Pumpkins, Candy Crunch, Boonanas, Vampire Teeth.

Healthy Halloween Treats

Halloween is a great holiday to let your imagination run wild and create fun memories. It is fun to see everyone in their costumes, which can range from cute fairies to swashbuckling pirates, and even some costumes that may raise eyebrows. Your Halloween creativity doesn’t have to stop there. Halloween treats can […]

Photo by Hunter Grace Jernigan, 9th Grade, Kaneohe, HI

DIY: Omnibus Halloween Costumes

It’s Halloween! If you’ve been too busy studying and don’t have a costume yet, why not dress up like a character from many of the literature books in Omnibus? Here we’ve rounded up a couple of the easiest and most fun Omnibus costumes for all ages, boy or girl. Omnibus […]