Month: March 2011

Haibane Renmei

Haibane Renmei came highly recommended from the same person as one of the two guys through which I found out about Sugar, all those years ago. (Does two and a half years entitle me to use that phrase?) And I do see similarities between the two. Neither one is a grand tale of heroes and […]

Do Internet Video Games Spark Brain Problems?

By Donald Villeneuve A past study of 3000 students in Singapore shows that one in ten were considered to be “gaming addicts” and the majority of them were greatly effected by the issue. Existing conditions such as behavioral problems were more likely possessed by the most fragile teens. Gaming can also explain additional mental issues. […]

Ethics at Work and at Play: Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater

By Peter Olsen “You figure they cheat at the ballpark, they’ll cheat on the golf course, they’ll cheat in business, and anything else in life.” ~Bob Feller (1918-2010) American baseball pitcher Golf has traditionally been a “gentleman’s game” of integrity and fair play in which the rulebook is sacred and players typically monitor themselves. However, […]

February was a month of unrest and bloodshed

February was a month of unrest and bloodshed. Protests were held in many countries and many people died for their dream of having a better government. What I admire most about these protestors is their guts. They have the guts to go out into the streets where they know they will be gunned down, bombed […]

Catherine’s Column #1

By Catherine Amaris Muñoz “The mind of the intelligent gains knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge… He who gains intelligence is his own best friend; he who keeps understanding will be successful.” ~Proverbs 18:15 & 19:8 Hello fellow home-schooling teens!! My name is Catherine Muñoz. I am a homeschooler from Monrovia, California, […]

The Caves of Steel

The Bookshelf, by Rebekah Hall. I’ve been a fan of science fiction for a couple of years, and when and how that came about I couldn’t say; but the fantasy aspect combined with that bit of reality has always appealed to me. When it comes to science fiction, those two things are really the only […]

Career-of-the-Month: Webmaster

If you’ve ever surfed the Internet, you already know something about what webmasters do. Webmasters make web sites. They turn words and art into Internet sites that people can use. They work with artists, writers, and designers who create the things that go on the site and decide how the site will look. They give […]

Scuba Diving: The Best of Times

“It was the best of times, It was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it […]

Lila Rose

A young woman has taken it upon herself to fight the abortion giant Planned Parenthood. Lila Rose, a homeschool graduate and President of Live Action, says, “When I walk into Planned Parenthoods across the country, I am flattered to see my picture on the wall. It is because to Planned Parenthood, I am ‘a known […]

Piedmont College

Piedmont is a small private college in Georgia that actively recruits homeschoolers. Founded in 1897, the institution is affiliated with the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches (NACCC) and the historically related United Church of Christ (UCC). Piedmont College emphasizes critical thinking, high ethical standards, and respect for diversity. The faculty and students form a […]