After months of practice, spring brings the competition season for Fresno Christian's music departments. Choir and band put months of practice together in order to compete with other music departments. This is the last festival competition for choir and band. On March 22, 62 high school choir members, one third of high schoolers at FCS, traveled to the Cal Poly Central Coast Spring Choral Festival in San Luis Obispo. Director Susan Ainley and accompanist Ben Certain lead Fresno Christian's elementary, junior high, high school choirs, to perform in the 30th choral festival at Cal Poly.
Fresno area comes together, supports Valley Children's Healthcare UPDATE: March 13, 2019. According to Adam Van Dusen, Executive Director of the Valley Children’s Healthcare Foundation, the Fresno area communities raised $634,301 and @CareForKids confirmed the amount with a Tweet. Original article, March 8 According to The Fresno Bee, about 8,000 volunteers lined the streets of [...]
Learning from the plethora of knowledge that professional journalists have gained, The Feather staffers attended the ‘Putting Fake News in the Rear View Mirror: How the Media Can Win Back the Trust of all Americans’, Symposium at Fresno State, Feb. 26. Keynote speaker and Editor-In-Chief of ProPublica, Stephen Engelberg, used various social examples to present relevant topics that related media to current political situations. Previously holding editor positions at both The New York Times and The Oregonian, Engelberg originally moved to ProPublica as founding managing editor and now editor-in-chief.
Columnist for The NY Times, correspondent on CBS Sunday Morning and bestselling tech author, David Pogue, lectured at the latest SJV Town Hall, Feb. 20. Pogue shared how smartphones, the Internet of Things, robotics and the rest of today's technology is changing the way we live, and whether we ought to fear this change.
Just eight miles from Independence Hall, students in the William Penn Charter School wrote America's first high school newspaper in 1777. They lacked both a printing press and a journalism teacher, but published 60 handwritten issues for their fellow classmates. Today, despite technological revolutions and changing attitudes towards high school newspapers, student journalists still serve their peers, schools and communities. The Student Press Law Center and other non-profits declared 2019 as the Year of the Student journalist, Jan. 30. High school newspapers across the nation have run columns in response, with the goal of highlighting the important roles journalism plays in students' lives.
Whether from a break away, set piece or cross, striker Rylee Schwab, No. 17, has put the ball in the net 45 times this season (Jan. 30). As a sophomore, she scores more than half of the Eagle's goals, and has earned 25 more than the next highest scorer in the division.
Late in the second quarter, Summit Charter's No. 23 drives down the lane, fakes left and jumps for the lay up. The ball leaves his hand, but the crowd erupts as No. 24 Tyus Parish-Tillman, '22, sends the ball in the opposite direction and starts a fast break for the Eagles.
School, sports, church, time with friends and a myriad of activities fill the daily lives of high school students. For many sophomores, college either occupies little thought or seems an unaddressable worry. However, tenth-grade students have options to prepare and gain an advantage for college during this second semester.
On the last day of first semester, students watched the Christmas themed film Elf to celebrate the upcoming break from school. The three week break allows staff and students time to celebrate Christmas and New Years. During break, various teams continued to practice and sharpen skills. Winter athletic teams participated in tournaments including boys and girls soccer and basketball teams.
Fresno Christian’s AP European history class revisits a discussion from the Enlightenment period, Nov. 29. Students brought famous thinkers to life, like Immanuel Kant, who wrote about tolerance, Cesare Beccaria, who argued against capital punishment, Olympe de Gouges, who petitioned for education for women and others.