Thirteen years ago, Juliana Lozano walked onto the Northeast Campus of Fresno Christian Elementary School with curly pigtails and an unparalleled excitement. Unbeknownst to me, it would become the place I called home for much of my life. The students and staff welcomed me in like I was a part of their family and this continued throughout my high school career.
Farewell, book blogging! It feels incredibly odd to be leaving book blogging behind. Over the past two years on The Feather, I was able to read and review 22 books while also writing articles on school events and managing high school life. Some of my absolute favorite books came from blogging here. Highlights include Salt to the Sea, Vengeance Road, and A List of Cages.
Choir and ensemble take time to learn about history, space, and a variety of other interesting and fun topics in the American Museum of Natural History. After navigating the subway system, students explored in small groups throughout exhibits on the four floors of the famous museum. Many attended the planetarium show narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson titled Dark Universe, while others decided to find features from the movie Night at the Museum, which contained many exhibits from the museum's collection.
The high school choir, Cantiamo and ensemble, Bellezza, began their journey to New York at 5 p.m. on April 9 and return on April 16. After leaving on their flight from the San Francisco Airport, students arrived at 7:30 a.m. sharp in the Newark airport. They then travelled to the historic The New Yorker hotel. The interior of the hotel is art-deco and stays true to the time it was constructed, in 1930. Some main features of the building include beautiful design, 40 floors, and a 24-hour diner.
During Easter break (March 26 - April 2), The Feather Online will not be posting on social media or the main website. The team celebrates a victory after the receipt of the CSPA Gold Crown, March 16. Staffers continue to work as The Feather awaits the results of the NSPA Pacemaker announced, April 14.
Fresno Christian elementary, junior high, and high school choirs all attend the Cal Poly Central Coast Spring Choral Festival, March 22. Junior high and high school meet at 6:30 a.m. and return by 8 p.m. Students begin traveling before sunrise to Cal Poly for the concert at 12 p.m. Choirs from all over the state attend and showcase their vocal talents. According to the official website, the Cal Poly Performing Arts Center sees between 35-50 schools each year, most of which are high schools (58%). Elementary students perform first in the lineup, performing at 10 a.m.
The movie adaption of the classic novel A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'engle proves to be an empowering and accurate depiction. Directed by Ava DuVarnay, the movie drives home the importance of embracing faults and encourages diversity.
Fresno Christian Varsity Cheer competes at Buchanan High School in the CIF cheer and dance competition, March 10. Fresno Christian competes at 2:16 p.m., but times are subject to slight changes. In division two, they will go head to head with Clovis West, Bullard, Clovis North, and Tulare Western.
The Forgotten Book by Mechthild Glaser is unusual in comparison to normal young adult novels, mainly because it translated from German. The opening scene quickly draws in readers and entices them to stay in the beautiful world Glaser establishes. Main character Emma attends school in a castle called Stolzenburg, of which her father is headmaster. Her and her best friend, Charlotte, begin settling in when Emma notices a book in one of the chests in the unused library. The rest of the novel follows the discovery and intrigue of this mysterious book.