Toryn Triplitt

About Toryn Triplitt

Third-year Feather student, senior Toryn Triplitt, grew the media opportunity and platform to share her stories and struggles. Triplitt has also overcome her disability to develop strength she demonstrates in a commitment and passion for horses and barrel racing while maintaining a 4.1 GPA. In addition, she mentors junior high girls in the campus Sister to Sister program and maintains a part-time job as a sales associate for a local business. Driven by a lifelong disability and a love for horses, Triplitt’s foundation is “... I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (II Corinthians 12:10) Even in the midst of overcoming personal struggles, she enjoys encouraging others. Triplitt plans to attend a four-year university and study Ag in college. She hopes to either major Animal Science/Breeding or Ag Communications.

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” places dark spin on classic Disney story

By |2020-03-02T08:55:16-08:00November 1st, 2019|Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV, Reviews|

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” hit theaters, Oct. 18th. The film, produced by Walt Disney Studios and directed by Joachim Rønning, is a sequel to the original “Maleficent” film released in 2014, which grossed just under 800 million dollars. The film, like the first, follows the journey of the infamous Disney villain who first appeared in the original “Sleeping Beauty” movie from 1959. 

“Homecoming Game On” raises funds for Pregnancy Care Center, Oct. 4

By |2020-02-27T23:35:49-08:00October 4th, 2019|Features|

Addison Schultz | The Feather Online Pregnancy Care Center, Fresno employees discuss benefits of the center and opportunities to get involved, Oct. 2. Mirroring the 2017 homecoming theme, “Homecoming for Humanity,” classes uphold the idea of serving others while engaging during the 35th annual FC homecoming festivities, Oct. 4. This year, instead of donating to four different charities, each class raises funds for Pregnancy Care Center, Fresno.

COLUMN: SAT preparation

By |2020-03-03T22:14:02-08:00September 13th, 2019|Column, Opinions|

As students tour college campuses and apply for scholarships, the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) plays a vital role in determining their admission and readiness for college. Taken as a paper test, the exam is required to apply for colleges.  In 2016, the SAT developed a new grading system. In 2018, 2.1 million students took the test, and the average score was 1068 out of 1600. Only 47% of the test scores met the college readiness goal ranges. 

Farm Fresh Bowls provides variety of healthy options

By |2020-03-02T09:01:41-08:00August 29th, 2019|Food, Opinions, Reviews|

Originating in Visalia, Central Valley restaurant Farm Fresh Bowls moved to Campus Pointe near Fresno State University, Aug. 2016. Located at the end of the popular college strip, Farm Fresh Bowls offers various healthy breakfast and lunch options. Their menu ranges from açaí bowls to salads and seasonal options.  The restaurant provides a spacious atmosphere but includes very limited seating. Finding a table is easy depending on the time of day and day of the week. Saturdays present more of a challenge to find seating, but weekdays have more available space.  

COLUMN: Journalist advocates for oral deaf education program

By |2019-10-09T09:13:47-07:00May 3rd, 2019|Column, Opinions|

When I was little the doctors told my parents that I would never learn the basic skill of talking. Instead, my family worked very hard to make sure that didn’t happen. I spoke in front of the Fresno Unified School District’s Board of Education, on April 3rd,  in support of Birney Elementary School’s Oral Deaf Education program. There has been talk of shutting down the oral education program at Birney and combining it with a sign based program at Norseman.

Titans of American journalism

By |2019-10-09T09:18:18-07:00February 25th, 2019|Features|

How people receive their news has changed drastically over the years. It started with word of mouth, led to printed news, to broadcast, and now it is currently the digital era of news, with the influences of social media. But there are some people in the T.V. broadcast era of news, that truly paved the way and opened doors for those in the digital world today.