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 four 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} {}

COLUMN: Las Vegas finds identity in Golden Knights

By |2019-02-15T15:38:31+00:00February 15th, 2019|Athletics, Column, Opinions, Top 5, 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.

COLUMN: The case for nationwide student free press

By |2019-02-01T11:33:52+00:00January 31st, 2019|Column, Opinions, Top 5|

There is no way around it. The legacy of the 1988 Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier Supreme Court decision remains disgraceful. When the principal of Hazelwood East High School outside St. Louis, Missouri, censored a special teen issue section in the student newspaper that included articles on teen pregnancy and the impact of divorce on students, members of the student staff sued.

COLUMN: Welcome to 2019!

By |2019-01-09T09:39:40+00:00January 8th, 2019|Blog, Column, Home Feature 1, Opinions, Student Life|

Happy 2019 and welcome back to the second semester of the 2018-19 school year! I hope students, staff and their families enjoyed a restful break from the routine of school. Whether you have kept your New Year’s resolutions so far or not, a new year offers opportunities for fresh starts, and not just with the grade book.

Campus teacher shares personal story of faith, hope

By |2019-02-08T11:54:34+00:00December 22nd, 2018|Features|

In the fall of 2014, Campus elementary teacher Matthew Weimer’s wife, Heidi, passed away and went to be with the Lord. At the time, he was my 8th grade English teacher and had been my fourth grade teacher as well. Spurred on by a series of unfortunate occurrences within my own family, I desired to ask Weimer why he continues to choose to live the way he does.

‘Delta’ takes British rock band to new heights

By |2019-02-10T17:12:48+00:00November 29th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews|

After rising to worldwide prominence following their first two albums, British rock band Mumford & Sons shed their banjo-led hoedowns to plug in for their third album, 2015’s Wilder Mind. Unfortunately for the quartet, this step forward in their music became viewed by fans and critics alike as a step back when they ditched what made them so unique and polarising, their folk roots.

Renowned journalist David Epstein lectures at SJV Town Hall

By |2019-02-07T13:44:04+00:00November 19th, 2018|Features|

Former senior writer at Sports Illustrated and The New York Times best selling author, David Epstein, spoke at the latest San Joaquin Valley Town Hall, Nov. 14. Currently an investigative journalist at ProPublica, Epstein spoke about his research of what makes an athlete elite.

COLUMN: Spend time with loved ones this holiday season

By |2019-02-08T16:56:14+00:00November 14th, 2018|Blog, Column, Opinions, Student Life|

November is underway, winter sports are kicking off and Christmas break is just visible over the horizon. As fall ends and the days become shorter, students look forward to the festivities of the holidays and time away from school.

COLUMN: Alexander Rurik shares story of name

By |2019-02-07T13:39:47+00:00November 1st, 2018|Blog, Column, Opinions, Student Life|

Hello, my name is Alexander Rurik, the 2018-19 ASB President for Fresno Christian. As an FC lifer, I am thrilled to spend my final year alongside friends and classmates I have walked through life with. As the initial school year madness settles into a calm routine, I want to share a part of who I am.

Residents discuss Fresno’s north-south divide

By |2019-02-07T13:39:06+00:00October 26th, 2018|Features|

Approximately 100 people gathered in the Old Administration Building at Fresno City College to engage in a community conversation regarding the city of Fresno’s north-south divide, Oct. 20. Moderated by former Fresno Bee Executive Editor Jim Boren and in partnership with Arizona State University’s News Co/Lab and Spaceship Media, the event aimed to discuss one of Fresno’s most pressing issues and attempt to discuss solutions.

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