Month: February 2010

Alex and Brett Harris

While still in their teens, these homeschooled twin brothers co-authored a book, gained widespread media attention, and inspired young people across the country. It all started at age 16 when their father handed them a copy of The World Is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman. Upon reading it, they realized that the mentality of young […]

Southwestern Assemblies of God University

Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) is a Bible-based institution of higher learning located in Waxahachie, Texas. It exists primarily to educate and prepare students for vocational ministry, but the university also has programs in a number of other fields. SAGU has two colleges: the College of Arts and Professions, and the College of Bible […]


Introducing our New Career-of-the-Month Column!   Geoscientists and hydrologists study the composition, structure, and other physical aspects of the Earth, and the Earth’s geologic past and present by using sophisticated instruments to analyze the composition of earth, rock, and water. Many geoscientists and hydrologists help to search for natural resources such as groundwater, minerals, metals, […]

College Professor Critiques Homeschoolers

by Greg Landry, M.S. I teach sophomore through senior level college students – most of them are “pre-professional” students. They are preparing to go to medical school, dental school, physical therapy school, etc. As a generalization, I’ve noticed certain characteristics common in my students who were homeschooled. Some of these are desirable, some not. Desirable […]

Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations

College Bound Reading List Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations “Do Hard Things” is a book that should be required reading for all teens. It was written by Alex and Brett Harris, twin 19-year-old homeschooled boys from Oregon. These young men started a website, and an entire movement, called The Rebelution. Their […]


The title ‘K-On!’ is derived from the Japanese word for light music, keiongaku. The story revolves around four girls who form a light music club upon entering high school. They dream of performing at the Budokan, a very famous concert hall in Tokyo. Yui Hirasawa is a very shy girl, who is not very athletic, […]

Chibi Miku-san

Webcomix A column by Peter (age 19) Chibi Miku-san is a webcomic about “Little Miss Miku,” a Vocaloid. What is a Vocaloid, you ask? Vocaloid is a singing synthesizer program developed by Yamaha. A few different companies have created voicebanks for the engine, and each voice has its own character artwork to go with it. […]