Alexander Rurik

About Alexander Rurik

In addition to visiting all MLB ballparks, senior Alexander Rurik holds a goal to hike in every US National Park. With a lifelong desire to explore the natural world and help others, he plans to pursue a degree in biology and work in biotechnology. Now in his fourth year of The Feather Online and second as editor, Alex hopes to carry on the legacy left by those before him. He maintains a 4.0+ G.P.A, serves as ASB president and has earned six All-League honors between soccer and tennis. Alex welcomes any and all challengers in a game of ping-pong and is always looking to play spikeball. {@alexrurik23} {}

Senior Reflection: Alexander Rurik

By |2019-08-15T14:56:38-07:00May 21st, 2019|Column, Opinions|

As I sit to write my thoughts and reflections on high school, I struggle to figure out where to start. I struggle not just with a loss of words, but with an unexpected wave of emotions. To put into writing the effect and experiences of the last four years of my life, specifically in The Feather, is exceedingly difficult, but I will try my best.

Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard speaks at SJV Town Hall

By |2019-09-05T10:10:23-07:00April 13th, 2019|Features|

The first female Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, spoke at the latest San Joaquin Valley Town Hall, April 10. Gillard discussed what life as a female politician was like, and the changing Asian economy and what it means for the world. Gillard began her political life after she became involved in her student union at the Australian equivalent of college.

Journalists, scientist discuss growing mistrust in science journalism

By |2019-09-15T16:42:09-07:00April 12th, 2019|Features|

In an age where trust in media, politics and science seems to be dying, journalists and scientists from Fresno and beyond are working together to reverse this trend. Several journalists and a Fresno State science professor convened for a seminar hosted by the Fresno State Institute for Media and Public Trust on the topic of growing distrust in science journalism, April 9.

Local suicides prompt campus response

By |2020-03-02T09:16:14-08:00March 26th, 2019|Features|

Suicide rates among teenagers continues to be a leading cause of death and an ever present issue in Fresno County. Suicide is either the second or third leading cause of death in ages 10-24, depending on the source. California claims one of the lowest suicide rates in the United States, but it is slowly on the rise. America as a whole has seen an increase in suicidal rates--the highest in 30 years. Furthermore, there is an average of just over 5,240 suicide attempts by 7-12 graders everyday in America.

Join the Discussion: 95th Annual CSPA Spring Convention

By |2020-01-24T09:14:44-08:00March 21st, 2019|Features|

Students from all across the nation travel to Columbia University for the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s (CSPA) Spring Convention. 2,464 student journalists, from 325 schools and over 35 states, traveled to New York City to take part in the 95th annual spring convention and attend sessions taught by journalism advisers, professional journalists and student leaders.

Annual Serve Day unites community through service

By |2020-01-21T10:29:02-08:00March 16th, 2019|Features|

For the sixth consecutive year, the Fresno Christian HS and JH student body engaged in Serve Day. While JH stays on campus to complete various work projects, all of HS packs up after first period and attends a quick rally before loading up in buses, and heading out to different locations across the city to serve.

Student voices in private schools

By |2019-04-08T08:18:57-07:00February 25th, 2019|Features|

In a time where trust in media feels shaken and “fake news” runs seemingly rampant, the Journalism Education Association (JEA) selects a week each year to highlight accomplishments of student journalists across the nation and promote the benefits of scholastic journalism. The theme for Scholastic Journalism Week (SJW) 2019 focuses on the topic, “dedicated to our communities,” Feb. 17-23.

Bulldogs basketball offers community connection point

By |2019-02-18T17:38:21-08:00February 17th, 2019|Athletics, Winter|

For the first time in FC history, all campus winter sports teams won their respective league championship in the East Sequoia League. However, this is not the only success occurring within the surrounding community. The Fresno State Bulldog men's basketball team currently boasts a 19-6 overall record and are making noise in the Mountain West Conference. At 10-3 in league play, the Bulldogs sit tied for second with Utah State behind No. 7 Nevada.

COLUMN: Las Vegas finds identity in Golden Knights

By |2019-03-20T10:15:45-07:00February 15th, 2019|Athletics, Column, Opinions, Winter|

Last February, alumnus Julian Castro, ‘17, and I ventured from the Central Valley to the California coast to cheer on one of our favorite professional sports teams, the Vegas Golden Knights, as they took on the San Jose Sharks at the SAP Center. At the time, Vegas was a few months into their inaugural season, yet they sat in second for total points in all the NHL.