BraydenIest

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 five summers caring for calves, 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 runner-up champions with his team in division playoffs. At his church, Iest volunteers in the summer as an actor for the yearly VBS dramas. While in The Feather, Iest hopes to make a difference in his school and community.

The Battle of Polytopia shows creativity and strategy through simplicity

By |2019-06-04T12:33:56-07:00June 4th, 2019|Gaming/Tech, Home Feature 2, Reviews|

Consisting of strategy, empire building, epic battles, and a touch of humor, “The Battle of Polytopia” exhibits everything I expect from a great game. Created by Midjiwan game developers, Polytopia won the “Excellence in Gameplay” award from the International Mobile Gaming Awards in 2017. When starting a game, players select a tribe, number of tribes they face, and the level of difficulty to play on. Each tribe looks different, and starts with a different tech than the others. Each tech comes from the in-game tech tree. For example, the Bardur tribe starts with the “hunting” tech pre-unlocked, allowing them to convert animals within their territory into population to level up cities.

Students maintain athleticism through off-season training

By |2019-05-28T22:14:15-07:00May 27th, 2019|Features, Home Feature 2|

Participating in sports requires dedication through training. Training forms the base of playing a sport. A number of athletes believe that practice after school during the season gives them enough; others, however, train during the off-season to constantly improve.Before rushing into off-season training, people should know that it exists so that athletes do not burn out. A sports blog published on Ohio University’s website offers insight on balancing training when not in a sport. The anonymous writer recommends this because playing a sport for too long without rest, results in losing desire to continue.    

Ronnie Peterson shares high hopes for last baseball season

By |2019-05-07T14:11:38-07:00May 7th, 2019|Athletics, Feature Podcast, Spring, Top 5|

Ronnie Peterson expresses a long fed fire for the game of baseball. At the age of five, Peterson’s grandfather encouraged him to take part in T-ball. Now as a senior, Peterson aspires to do his very best to improve as a player.

Student of the Month: Mackenzie Beckworth

By |2019-04-08T11:37:38-07:00April 2nd, 2019|Features, Home Feature 2|

English teacher Andrea Donaghe nominated sophomore Mackenzie Beckworth as Student of the Month due to Beckworth’s conduct in class as well as the quality of her work. Donaghe states that Beckworth possess a talent for writing and encourages her to take AP Literature her junior year.

Kingdom Rush: Vengeance provides addictive Tower Defense Game

By |2019-04-11T10:42:23-07:00March 28th, 2019|Arts & Entertainment, Gaming/Tech|

Few games have captured my attention as the Kingdom Rush series. These fantasy tower defense games bring creativity and complexity to a simple game format. I will only briefly go over the first 3 installments of the franchise. I’m mainly focusing on the newest installment, Kingdom Rush: Vengeance. Vengeance focuses on the storyline of Vez’nan (the villain from the first Kingdom Rush) finding that after returning from banishment, his old evil fortress had been turned into a carnival. Breaking from traditional games, in Vengeance, you play as Vez'nan’s general as you command the bad guys.

The Lego Movie 2 provides unique storyline and self-affirming message

By |2019-04-11T10:51:15-07:00March 4th, 2019|Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV, Reviews|

Following its predecessor, The Lego movie 2: The Second Part, follows the “creative” storyline of first The Lego Movie produced by Warner Bros. The movie picks up following the adventures of Emmet Brickowski (Chris Pratt). After defeating Lord Business and his plans to glue the entire universe together, Emmet, his friends, and the city of Bricksburg find themselves under attack from Lego Duplo aliens.

COLUMN: Respecting leadership

By |2019-02-28T08:10:45-07:00February 4th, 2019|Column, Feature Podcast, Opinions|

Currently, America finds itself torn by opposing views of our leaders. I believe that many people judge our leaders solely on opinions from the media, without hearing the facts and deciding for themselves. I think that these opinions lead to a disrespect of the authority that God places over us.

Super Bowl LIII anticipated to draw millions of viewers

By |2019-01-25T09:58:26-07:00January 22nd, 2019|Athletics, Feature Podcast, Winter|

As one of the most watched sporting events of the year according to History.com, the Super Bowl attracts millions of viewers each year and has only grown in popularity over its 52 championship games. History.com also records that Super Bowl Sunday ranks 2nd in US food consumption with Thanksgiving at 1st.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate offers immersive gameplay

By |2019-01-09T12:11:49-07:00December 17th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Feature Podcast, Gaming/Tech|

Super Smash Bros Ultimate released for the Nintendo Switch on Dec. 7, 2018. As the 5th installment of the series, plenty of fans were eager to pick up the game, including my brother. The game features an possibility of 8 players at one time. The game also features over 75 playable characters, which in the first installment, only 12 characters were available. This all happened in a span of 19 years, with the first installment, Super Smash Bros, released in 1999.

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