Brayden Iest

About Brayden Iest

Brayden Iest, ‘21 plans to study agricultural engineering at Fresno State or Cal Poly to create his own farming business. Iest, growing up on his father’s dairy, spent the last six summers working in livestock care, and driving tractors. He will continue to participate in CSF and Brother to Brother, mentoring junior high boys. He loves playing tennis and last year achieved champions with his team in division playoffs. At his church, Iest volunteers in the summer as an actor for the yearly VBS dramas. In The Feather last year, he learned the importance of quality writing and the value of unbiased news. This year, Iest hopes to further improve his writing to make a difference in his community.

Class of 2020 awarded for academic, extracurricular achievements

By |2020-05-30T13:24:53-07:00May 21st, 2020|Features, Home Feature 1|

At the end of every year, FCS presents certain students with awards, commemorating achievements of either academic or extracurricular origin. While the graduating class of 2020 are unable to receive the awards in person due to the shelter-in-place mandate, the school continues to present awards via the internet. The senior awards consist of the Honors Plaque, the Outstanding Student Award, Citizenship Award, President’s Award for Educational Excellence and the FCS Lifer Award.

Onward provides family-friendly entertainment, strengthened sibling bond

By |2020-05-01T22:35:25-07:00May 1st, 2020|Arts & Entertainment, Home Feature 2, Movies/TV|

From the minds that created Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc., and Toy Story, Disney Pixar released new animated film Onward onto Disney+, April 3. Disney originally planned to release Onward in theaters, however, the film was released on Disney+ due to COVID-19. Onward, directed by Dan Scanlon, takes place in the once fanciful city of New Mushroomton. The land once held wizards that used their magic to help people, providing light to villages, aiding heroes on quests and entertaining the many magical creatures roaming the world.

COVID-19 outbreak forces US farms out of business, food waste dumps

By |2020-05-06T18:26:16-07:00April 22nd, 2020|Features, Home Feature 1|

Over 20 million individuals in the US work as farmers or in agriculture-related vocations, losing many of their customers, such as restaurants and hotels, amongst COVID-19 concerns. Dairies dump thousands of pounds of milk down the drain because their production exceeds creameries' and processing plants' plunging demands. Farmers find themselves donating crops to food shelters or plowing produce back into the soil, as they no longer profit from their food manufacturing.

37th annual FCS auction offers dinner, live entertainment

By |2020-04-07T13:59:02-07:00March 12th, 2020|Announcements, News|

Hundreds of guests, families and friends gather in the FC gym for the 37th annual Fresno Christian Auction, March 14. This fundraising event features a silent auction, live auction, dinner and live entertainment, all revolving around the year’s theme, 'deeply rooted'. This theme shines a spotlight on FC's mission statement: to equip young people for life and service for Jesus Christ. Campus superintendent Jeremy Brown believes this theme shows what the school community strives to accomplish.

Book Review: A Princess of Mars

By |2020-03-16T11:23:23-07:00March 5th, 2020|Arts & Entertainment, Books|

Few writers possess the ability to craft Science Fiction writing such as Edgar Rice Burroghs. Burroughs, creator of the character Tarzan, also created the universe of Barsoom, the setting of “A Princess of Mars”. In this book, Burroughs’ imagination transports the reader to another world of war, culture, and mystery. In “A Princess of Mars”, readers observe the precipice of human creativity and the possibilities of science when one person asks “what if”.

Mason Blowers exhibits talent in multiple sports, campus groups

By |2020-03-16T11:26:32-07:00March 3rd, 2020|Athletics, Profile, Spring, Winter|

Enrolling in FCS halfway through his sophomore year, Mason Blowers ‘20 immediately took to the soccer field. Blowers’ excitement to play sports and music contributed to his transfer from Clovis High. Playing soccer since age 11, he brought his skill as a goalie to the FCS soccer team.

The Rise of Skywalker provides action sequences, lacks plot line development

By |2020-02-28T10:09:02-08:00January 15th, 2020|Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV, Reviews|

After over 40 years of storytelling, the Star Wars saga that began in 1977 ended with the installment of “The Rise of Skywalker”, released Dec. 20, 2019. As of now, this movie brought in over $981 million internationally. After viewing this conclusion of the saga, many questioned whether or not Disney created a worthy end to these movies that millions of people enjoy.

“The Mandalorian” captures audiences with action, lore

By |2020-02-28T10:09:32-08:00December 16th, 2019|Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV, Opinions|

“The Mandalorian” takes place in the Star Wars canon timeline After the events of “Return of the Jedi”. At this point in time, the galaxy finds itself under the control of the new republic after they destroyed the empire. The area of republic influence fails to reach the outer rim of the galaxy at his time, leaving the area a sea of lawlessness.

Andrew Rieker excels in chamber choir, varsity soccer

By |2020-03-02T08:54:10-08:00November 23rd, 2019|Features, Profile|

Soccer player, choir member, journalist, brother. These are only a few of the words used to describe junior Andrew Rieker. From a varsity soccer player to a chamber choir member, Rieker participates in various aspects of campus life.  While Rieker pursues choir and soccer outside of the classroom, her also works toward being accepted 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.