Celeste Castaneda

About Celeste Castaneda

Junior Celeste Castaneda aspires to assist children in need through becoming a nurse at Valley Children’s Hospital. With a desire to better her writing skills, Castaneda joined The Feather team. Growing up in a foster family, Castaneda witnessed many children’s struggle through “the system”. Using this as her inspiration, she plans to use her skills to assist children around the world while on missions trips. “The will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us.”-Billy Graham. Using this quote to guide her life, Castaneda also participates in the California Scholarship Federation, volunteers at various community centers and mentors junior high girls in Sister To Sister.

COMMENTARY: Student Voice Zoom webinar fosters student connection

By |2020-04-16T14:36:32-07:00April 15th, 2020|Commentary, Home Feature 1, Opinions|

As most of the world continues to shelter-in-place due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many students adjust to new learning strategies and responsibilities. Students from South Carolina, Argentina, Kentucky, New Jersey, Georgia, New York and more attended a Student Voice Zoom webinar to discuss the struggles of online learning, April 5.  The video conference, led by Student Voice, provided a space for students to ask each other questions and share concerns about online learning. Topics included balancing work, study tips and ways to cope during the pandemic.

Media literacy aids students in analyzing news, social media

By |2020-04-07T14:04:01-07:00April 3rd, 2020|Features|

Since new technological upgrades began, a new term emerged - media literacy: the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and act using all forms of communication.  Busy as schedules may seem, 30-40 percent of media literacy takes up part of most people’s day. Examples can be seen by scrolling through social media, watching television commercials, movies, billboards and the like. 

COVID-19 affects family routines, time spent with grandparents

By |2020-04-02T23:07:51-07:00April 2nd, 2020|Feature Podcast, Features, Home Feature 1|

With the spread of the COVID-19 across the United States, lives are put at risk on a daily basis. Grocery stores are packed, shelves are emptied and cleaning necessities are out of stock. The virus has caused a nationwide shift as people decipher between hoarding products and stocking up for their family's needs. Grandparents and elderly individuals remain at high risk of catching the coronavirus and are encouraged to socially distance and isolate themselves to prevent infection. The inability to attend to those who rely on the daily care of family members causes worry, especially for caretakers.

Journalists, administration, teachers share importance of student voice

By |2020-04-07T14:10:47-07:00March 3rd, 2020|Features|

The Feather Online staff participated in the annual Scholastic Journalism Week beside hundreds of high schools across the nation, Feb. 24-28. The theme “Big Questions, Big Results'’ challenged student journalists to tackle controversial world topics and convey their research through factual reporting. The Feather covered the life and times of Fresno Christian students through digital newspaper articles, social media coverage and video reporting throughout the week. Highlighting Serve Day, the boys basketball Valley championship game and Newsies, The Broadway Production, The Feather spotlighted community unification.

Students prepare for annual Valentine’s Concert ‘On a Night Like This’, Feb. 15

By |2020-02-27T23:46:22-08:00February 14th, 2020|FC Events, Promo|

Continuing for its fifth year, the annual Valentine’s Day Concert highlights 18 students singing various love or break-up songs, Feb. 15. With dinner served before the singing, the concert features the largest amount of singers since its beginning.

Hannah Villines uplifts basketball team, leads varsity players

By |2020-02-26T13:48:34-08:00January 29th, 2020|Athletics, Profile, Winter|

Playing basketball since elementary school, Hannah Villines, '21, leads the team through her third high school season. After losing six senior players, the junior strives to display leadership on and off the court.  Although Villines participated in various sports growing up, she continued to play basketball every year.

Hallie Rojeski prepares eighth grade students for 31st annual US Constitution test

By |2020-02-27T22:59:28-08:00December 5th, 2019|Features|

As an educator at Fresno Christian for the past 31 years, Hallie Rojeski faces her last year of teaching, striving to continue to impact students both academically and spiritually.  Since becoming a teacher on campus, Rojeski has witnessed growth and change in many ways. Through the ups and downs of campus development, Rojeski recalls the endurance the school showed in adversity. 

Yearbook team progresses under new adviser, editors foster growth

By |2020-03-02T09:30:26-08:00November 20th, 2019|Features|

Though students still press forward towards the end of the school year, the yearbook staff works year-round to ensure that the yearbook is completed in time for students to take home for the summer. Previously advised by English teacher Andrea Donaghe, the yearbook was taken over by Melanie Portwood this year. Portwood advised yearbook at her previous school and takes over this new role with enthusiasm.

PROMO: Fall sports banquet recognizes athletes, Nov. 18

By |2020-03-11T12:32:23-07:00November 18th, 2019|Athletics, Fall|

Honoring girls tennis, girls volleyball and the football team, the annual fall sports banquet will be taking place, Oct. 18. Recognizing teams and awarding select players, the banquet gathers athletes across the student body.