Bethany Darby's journey starts in Los Angeles, where the city never stops. I really never stay in a city or place for too long but I share my education journey with Fresno Christian, reaching out to fellow students during COVID-19 shelter-in-place.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, various local and national leaders have ordered stay-in-place requirements. Despite this, Fresno Christian students are expected to keep up on work provided daily by their teachers.
Over 6.6 million people have filed for unemployment, high school seniors struggle to comprehend an existence where graduation is prohibited and the world attempts to recover from nearly 60,000 deaths caused by COVID-19. The virus has shifted the lifestyles of communities in 205 countries and humanity fights to come together at a time when unity is, in some cases, illegal. Despite the anxiety clouding the minds of millions of high schoolers and job seekers, this time away from the workplace has communicated that often the best of people is revealed during the worst of times. As schools, careers and businesses have been forced to shut down, mankind’s outward thinking has swelled in response.
Due to health and safety reasons, the annual Fresno Christian auction was canceled, March 14. For 37 years the FC live auction has never been canceled, and this will be the first year it has even been offered online, beginning April 1.
Three years ago, I never thought my English skills would improve to this point; they are not perfect, but much, much better than I thought I’d achieve. I have been learning English since second grade in Chinese primary school in Baotou, China; I started seven years ago, almost half my age. For a lot of Chinese students, learning English has always been one of their most difficult subjects. I know that, as I was in that situation a few years ago. The way we learn English is much different from the way Americans become educated: our way is not really ideal.
The inundation of presidential campaigns, coronavirus fear-mongering and climate change action overwhelms the media, allowing anyone with an opinion to voice their conclusions about the crises. Despite global concerns, the imminent danger lies not in the news, but in how Generation Z perceives it. Media literacy characterizes the ability to “access, critically evaluate and create or manipulate media”, according to Common Sense Media. This skill increases in value for the upcoming generation as digital communication and platforms continue to evolve.