Month: November 2013


It’s hard to believe that Homeschooling Teen magazine is five years old already! Being part of the incredible coming-of-age of the homeschooling teen community has been an honor and a privilege. There is a great deal to be learned from your homeschooling teen peers. I am so thankful for all of the readers who have […]

Homeschooling Teen Writing Contest!

Celebrating our 5th Anniversary! Homeschooling Teen magazine publishes articles that provide homeschooled high schoolers with information, inspiration, and exploration of the world around us. Now it’s YOUR chance to showcase your best work in Homeschooling Teen magazine! Write a 700-word essay on homeschooling – why you enjoy it, why you chose it, what it means […]

Homeschooling Teen T-Shirt Design Contest!

Design the official t-shirt for Homeschooling Teen! We’re celebrating our 5th Anniversary! To show our enthusiasm and spirit, we want to be sporting a cool, one-of-a-kind t-shirt that shows off the fact that we are educated at home. Our t-shirt design should be epic, imaginative, and wearable. An idea can be as simple as a […]

Meghan McDermott

Meghan McDermott is a homeschool graduate and founder of Myristica Studios. As a Christian-owned studio, the goal of Myristica Studios is to honor God through media production. Meghan’s current project, in the early stages of production, is a Christian audio fiction series called “Keep Right.” The main character in her audio drama is a homeschooled […]

Eliminate Pain with Online Writing Tools

By Nikolas Baron It’s smart. It’s fast. It’s always there for you when you need it. It’s the internet! The internet is the great equalizer when it comes to writing on an academic level. Even teens that do not have a genius IQ level or a college English professor for a parent can produce top-notch […]

The Best College Degrees for Frugal People

Homeschool families usually live on one income, so they have to be frugal. But how can you save money when paying for college? While it’s possible to obtain an inexpensive college degree – an Associate’s or even Bachelor’s – almost entirely through testing and distance learning, many homeschoolers want a traditional college experience. The following […]

Your Education: Seven Study Tips for Your Freshman Year

By Anita Ah, freshman year. While dropping a child off at college can result in a teary goodbye for parents, students typically have a different perspective. While being away from home can be a difficult adjustment in some ways, there is much about which to be excited with new freedoms and new friends abound. Of […]

Tips on How to Sail Through and Survive College Life

By Kyle Albert Image courtesy of  “Anwaar” College can be an overwhelming experience, especially if you were homeschooled for years. Leaving the comforts of your own home for a new one feels like entering a whole new world. There will be challenges and bumps ahead, but there are gadgets, mobile applications, and simple tips to […]

Work at Home as a Medical Transcriptionist

Why is medical transcription a good fit for home-educated teens and families?  Deborah Burns, the owner of a Phoenix-based medical transcription service, says it’s because MTs work independently, with little supervision, and must have common sense, along with a good work ethic. Medical transcriptionists type/transcribe from audio recordings. The reports involve interesting stories about people […]

The Mind of Politics

By Nick Maker   Editor’s Note: Nick has been contributing various articles and poems to Homeschooling Teen since December 2012. Now he finally has a column of his own!   Have you ever wondered what’s going on with our president’s mind? What it takes to be the leader or how someone runs the country? I […]

Poem: Colors of the King

Colors of the King Blue for the sky on a star filled night, Green for the grass underneath my feet, Yellow for the sun that never loses its warmth, Clear for the tears that He cried, Brown for the cross He was hung upon, And red for the blood that He shed, Red for the […]

Judging Others

By Katie Why do humans judge people? Because it’s sin and we’re all sinners. Sometimes we do it subconsciously and sometimes we do it  consciously. You can be sitting down watching a movie and judge the actor playing the character’s part, or in a store and someone walks by if they don’t reach your standards of […]

Crisis of Democracy: The Government Shutdown

By Narrelle October 2013 was dominated by a political crisis in the United States that brought into focus the fierce divisions between our two political parties, the Democrats and the Republicans. On October 1, 2013, after weeks of partisan disagreement, the United States government shut down. The shutdown ended sixteen days later on October 16, […]

Medical Mercy: Ethics and the Underprivileged

On September 19, 2013, Dr. David H. Beyda gave a presentation for the inaugural HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) distinguished speakers series at Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Beyda is a Pediatric Critical Care Specialist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, […]

The Sports Report

By Caela Sport Events in November 2013 NFL: In week 9 there are 12 games the teams on a bye that week are the Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Giants, and the San Francisco 49ers. Week 10 there are 14 games the teams on bye that week the Cleveland Browns, […]


By Madeleine Richey Guess what? It’s flu season! This is far less celebrated than the holiday season, but no less well known. The flu is a nasty thing to come down with, but it’s very common and usually not life threatening, the symptoms of which, as listed by are: A 100oF or higher fever […]

Cheaper Than Therapy: How to Forgive and How to Trust Again

“It’s not what they did to you, it’s what they should have done, that you need to forgive.” ~Mykey Robinson, author, speaker, and counselor Cheaper Than Therapy is a simple self-help guide that’s easy to read and it’s definitely much cheaper than therapy! I totally agree with the author who says, “Sticks and stones may […]

Nobody’s Secret, by Michaela MacColl

Emily Rachelle Reviews, by Emily A novel of intrigue and romance This was a really nice book. I’ve always loved Emily Dickinson’s poetry and the days before I read a variety of genres were filled with mysteries like these. Every chapter started with some lines by Emily that really fit the tone of that chapter. The emotions […]


~Game Review by Super Searcher Terraria is a 2-D platform/building/player vs. player/role playing game, made by independent game studio Re-Logic. While some might say Terraria is simply a 2-D Minecraft look-alike, that is far from true. Both games revolve around exploration, crafting, construction, and combat with a variety of creatures in a randomly generated world. […]


Hyouka is about a guy named Houtarou Oreki. He tries to expend as little energy as possible. Even so, he is freakishly good at logical deduction. At the request of his older sister, he joins the Classics Club in high school. (Why is every anime about high school kids? Seriously.) In the club is Eru […]