Category: Narrelle’s Column

A Dystopian Future: The Worlds of 1984 and Brave New World

By Narrelle Gilchrist Part 1 Due to the length of this article, I have chosen to separate it into two parts, which will be published in the December and January editions of Homeschooling Teen. This month’s article will focus on Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, while next month’s will discuss 1984 by George Orwell […]

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, […]

A Man of Courage and Vision: Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Narrelle’s Column Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States, was a man of courage and conviction. A bold and wise leader, President Roosevelt commanded our great nation during two of the most troubled periods of our history: the Great Depression and World War II. His vision of peace and global unity has […]

Space Exploration

NEW COLUMN! By Narrelle Gilchrist Since ancient times, humans have dreamed of “reaching for the stars.” During the past few decades, men have taken the first steps into a new frontier of possibility: outer space. Yet, people have wondered whether exploring outer space truly has more benefits than costs. I believe that it does. Space […]