Since new technological upgrades began, a new term emerged - media literacy: the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and act using all forms of communication. Busy as schedules may seem, 30-40 percent of media literacy takes up part of most people’s day. Examples can be seen by scrolling through social media, watching television commercials, movies, billboards and the like.
With the spread of the COVID-19 across the United States, lives are put at risk on a daily basis. Grocery stores are packed, shelves are emptied and cleaning necessities are out of stock. The virus has caused a nationwide shift as people decipher between hoarding products and stocking up for their family's needs. Grandparents and elderly individuals remain at high risk of catching the coronavirus and are encouraged to socially distance and isolate themselves to prevent infection. The inability to attend to those who rely on the daily care of family members causes worry, especially for caretakers.
The Feather Online staff participated in the annual Scholastic Journalism Week beside hundreds of high schools across the nation, Feb. 24-28. The theme “Big Questions, Big Results'’ challenged student journalists to tackle controversial world topics and convey their research through factual reporting. The Feather covered the life and times of Fresno Christian students through digital newspaper articles, social media coverage and video reporting throughout the week. Highlighting Serve Day, the boys basketball Valley championship game and Newsies, The Broadway Production, The Feather spotlighted community unification.
Teaching at Fresno Christian for five years, Scott Bucher aims to help students acquire a better understanding of chemistry and how to enjoy it.
Continuing for its fifth year, the annual Valentine’s Day Concert highlights 18 students singing various love or break-up songs, Feb. 15. With dinner served before the singing, the concert features the largest amount of singers since its beginning.
Playing basketball since elementary school, Hannah Villines, '21, leads the team through her third high school season. After losing six senior players, the junior strives to display leadership on and off the court. Although Villines participated in various sports growing up, she continued to play basketball every year.
As an educator at Fresno Christian for the past 31 years, Hallie Rojeski faces her last year of teaching, striving to continue to impact students both academically and spiritually. Since becoming a teacher on campus, Rojeski has witnessed growth and change in many ways. Through the ups and downs of campus development, Rojeski recalls the endurance the school showed in adversity.
Though students still press forward towards the end of the school year, the yearbook staff works year-round to ensure that the yearbook is completed in time for students to take home for the summer. Previously advised by English teacher Andrea Donaghe, the yearbook was taken over by Melanie Portwood this year. Portwood advised yearbook at her previous school and takes over this new role with enthusiasm.
Honoring girls tennis, girls volleyball and the football team, the annual fall sports banquet will be taking place, Oct. 18. Recognizing teams and awarding select players, the banquet gathers athletes across the student body.
As seniors begin looking into college opportunities, many take interest in community college. Starting this year, the California Promise Grant allows first-time community college students to attend their first two years for free. Clovis Community College outreach specialist David Navarro observes the grant's impact on students and their college experiences. By applying for the grant, students' families are released from the pressure of college expenses.