Andrew Rieker

About Andrew Rieker

Andrew Rieker, ‘21, a third-year Feather veteran, accepts the challenge to maintain his teammates respect, and believes he will also become a better writer in the process. “Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work....” – Vince Lombardi. Rieker plans on going to Embry RIddle Aeronautical University, earning a degree in aeronautical engineering. Andrews plans a career with Boeing and is interested in improving and constructing airplane engines. Math intrigues Andrew because of the challenge of figuring out how to best current technology.

BLOG: Amateur rocket launch

By |2020-04-20T21:58:15-07:00April 16th, 2020|Blogs, Feature Blog, Top 5|

The Zed II mission was the second launch of the Zed rocket and the third flight test to date. The rocket is powered by an E-class equivalent sugar/potassium nitrate motor with 53 grams of propellant. While the motor functioned as hoped, the rocket suffered from serious aerodynamic instability. The launch occurred on April 7, 2020.

Book Review: Under a War Torn Sky

By |2020-03-31T12:02:23-07:00March 30th, 2020|Arts & Entertainment, Books, Home Feature 2, Reviews|

Under a War torn Sky by L.M. Elliott is a historical fiction that tells the story of American Air Force pilot Henry Forester during WW2. Based in Europe and tasked with flying through enemy territory to bomb strategic locations, Henry is faced with the terror of the infamous German Luftwaffe. On one of these raids Henry and his fellow airmen are shot down behind enemy lines deep in German occupied France. 

Book Review: No Mission Is Impossible

By |2020-03-16T11:22:16-07:00March 12th, 2020|Arts & Entertainment, Books, Reviews|

No Mission Is Impossible by Michael bar Zohar is the story of the Israeli special forces and the missions of this group. A relatively new country to the world around World War II, Israel was often hated by many of its neighboring countries. The story illustrates multiple stories from that time in history and how individuals dealt with these problems.

Discover Fresno exposes community to city needs, volunteer opportunities

By |2020-02-28T08:40:05-08:00February 26th, 2020|Features|

The City of Fresno suffers as one of the worst cities for poverty concentration in the nation. Of the 500,000 residents from around the globe that inhabit Fresno, 28.2 percent live under the national poverty line. Moved by the city’s statistics, organizations gather together to mobilize the community for action. The Well Community Church hosted Discover Fresno, a one-day event used to inform citizens about the needs of the city and volunteer opportunities for Fresno residents, Feb. 8. Over 250 guests attended the event which included ten breakout sessions and opportunities to engage with the session speakers.

Book Review: The Escape Artists

By |2020-02-27T23:46:12-08:00February 14th, 2020|Arts & Entertainment, Books, Reviews|

The Escape Artists by Neal Bascomb illustrates the true story of Allied prisoners of war breaking out of the best German prison during World War 1, Holzminden. Constantly overshadowed by the brutality of the concentration camps of World War 2, POW camps during WW1 in Germany may not have had the atrocities of its successors camps but they were infamously hard to break out of.