KadenFriesen

Kaden Friesen

About Kaden Friesen

With the press of a button, video journalist Kaden Friesen, '21, records the emotions of campus life. Starting at the age of 12, Friesen began filming, blog style, his personal life. The challenge of capturing personality and life from behind the lens connected him to The Feather team. Serving within his church ministry group, Friesen’s volunteering has a lasting impact. Through cleaning neighborhoods, ripping out weeds and bushes, and handing out lunches at local schools, Friesen lives by the phrase, “It helps to be helpful!” He aspires to utilize his camera skills on The Feather and for local agencies. He plans on following his uncle and attend Cal Poly, becoming a mechanical engineer. Friesen's camera is the battery to his life.

Reflections from freshman Kaden Friesen

By |2018-08-20T18:53:08-07:00May 22nd, 2018|Videos 2017-18|

As a freshman video journalist so much has been learned such as video tips and editing tricks along with improving writing skills by joining The Feather. Even being behind a camera for two years before The Feather there was so much to be learned. In my experience with the feather, friendships have grown closer along with having a group of people who you know will be there for you anytime. When you need help you have someone to ask whether it’s personal or not there is someone there.

The search for the best street taco

By |2018-04-11T08:27:08-07:00March 17th, 2018|Videos 2017-18|

There are many different types of food in the Fresno area that are popular, such as hamburgers or pasta. But there is nothing that compares to the street taco. I am not talking about the Taco Bell corporate taco. I am talking about the original, food truck, family-made taco. But with so many trucks in the area how do you find the perfect one? I took on the challenge of searching all of Fresno, looking for the perfect street taco. I took a couple suggestions and took to the streets to review these trucks and their tacos. The tacos and trucks were judged four main catagories: taste, location, atmosphere and staff.

FC Auction 2018

By |2018-03-14T00:08:32-07:00March 13th, 2018|Videos 2017-18|

What do an entire beef cow, a signed Derek Carr’s Raiders jersey, or a trip for two aboard a Fresno PD helicopter have in common? They were all sold at the FCS auction. With hundreds in attendance, Fresno Christian hosted its 35th annual auction on March 10, 2018. Although recently undergoing a triple bypass heart surgery, Superintendent Jeremy Brown hosted the event alongside Chuck Trogdon as the master of ceremonies. Joel Bleeker is a professional auctioneer who led the live auction. The silent auction, dessert tables, live auction, paddle game and raffle drawings kept attendees active throughout the night.

FC Underground 2017-’18, No. 23

By |2019-05-09T13:10:08-07:00February 25th, 2018|Videos 2017-18|

This is the 23rd episode of FC Underground, 2017-’18, covering the week of Feb. 26 – Mar. 2, 2018. FC Underground is a weekly vlog co-hosted by junior Alexander Rurik, senior Cayla Rivas, sophomore Logan Lewis and junior Kamryn Schultz, filmed and edited by freshman videographer Kaden Friesen. This vlog shares weekly news from the campus of Fresno Christian High School. This week’s announcements include information about sports games, lunch items, and of course choral director Susan Ainley’s music muffins being sold every Wednesday morning! Be sure to share and comment to spread this week’s announcements. The editors and film staff welcome additions, suggestions, and events to cover or promote each week. Please email thefeather@fresnochristian.com, drop a note in advisers Greg Stobbe or Kori Friesen’s office box or bring your suggestion to the publication lab. The list of all events discussed in the video can be found down below. For the complete list of events featured in this weeks FC Underground, continue scrolling past the video. If there are any events or information that you know have changed, please let us know so we can update any incorrect information.

Do you know the five freedoms of the 1st Amendment?

By |2018-02-27T10:25:11-08:00February 22nd, 2018|Videos 2017-18|

Scholastic Journalism Week (SJW) occurs every year as a time to recognize the hard work student journalists put into reporting truth to their communities. This year the week occurs on Feb. 18-23, advertising the importance of news and student journalism. The sources that students use to attain news information affects the way they view the world. Scholastic Journalism Week acts as a time to recognize students who take the time to influence their peers worldview through newspaper articles. This year’s theme, “Student Voice, Student Choice”, is all about using the student free press as an open forum for free expression that is run by students, for students. The theme emphasizes the freedom of press as one to be recognized and communicated by students. Last year, the week’s theme was “The Communities We Cover”, focusing on the communities students are involved with every day and how they impacted them. The theme focused on serving the community, no matter the occasion. It encouraged students to reach areas in their communities they wouldn’t normally pay attention to. Feather staffers hand out flyers to our students promoting Scholastic Journalism week, Feb. 21. These flyers prepare the students for an activity later in the day and encourage them to engage in this year's Scholastic Journalism week. Later in the day, campus students participate in a fabulous lunch time activity hosted by the feather staff members. Students rush to write down the 1st Amendments to win a $50 gift certificate.

Does mass marketing effect HS students?

By |2018-02-20T09:24:06-08:00February 7th, 2018|Videos 2017-18|

Realized or not, all teens are victims of mass marketing. From a pro football player advertising the newest energy drink to a YouTuber showing off the hottest makeup brand, teens everywhere view marketed products and wonder if the advertised item would have the same effect for them. According to the Raising Children Parenting Guide, indirect media influences suggest to teenagers that flashy advertisements show ‘normal’ ways to look and behave. However, most products being heavily advertised show a celebrity promoting a product they do not use. Teens come to believe that if they do not buy a certain item, their life is less than ideal. Marketers know this about the current generation, so they use different techniques and tactics to persuade oblivious teens to indulge in their product. Marketers use five different techniques to convince teens to buy their products, according to Chron. The list includes “family togetherness, celebrities, the bandwagon effect, music and the cool factor.” All these strategies use ideas adolescents are attracted to to get them to pull out their wallets. A recent poll taken of all the high school students at Fresno Christian revealed that over 60% of the students prefer Nike over a variety of other brands. They explained that the clothes were good quality and fit their style. Nike promotions show up frequently, making the product appealing and a regularly consumed athletic brand.

Life Changing Decisions

By |2018-02-20T09:23:53-08:00February 5th, 2018|Videos 2017-18|

Decisions, big and small, determine how people live their lives and what experiences they partake in. The world runs on decisions. But decisions do not just affect people. It also affects the community around them. Everyone on earth encounters similar experiences but sometimes the train of events and decisions that lead up to that experience shape the type of person someone becomes. Annabelle Counts, ’23, left, and Avery Jones, ’20, converse during a Sister to Sister meeting. Students in high school and junior high can join campus programs Brother to Brother or Sister to Sister where a high school student mentors a junior high student throughout the year. The Feather asked teachers and students at FC what decisions they have made in their lives and how those decisions continue to affect them and the community that surrounds them. Choosing to trust God Macie Thompson, ’19 Feb. 2, 2018 “One of the most impactful decisions I have made in my life is to follow Jesus. That is one my most impactful decisions because I live a life for him now and I get to spread his love everywhere I go.I was personally impacted because I joined the worship team at my church and at my school. It helped me to gain confidence and it helped me to understand how great God’s love for us is.”

FC Underground 2017-’18, No. 20

By |2019-05-09T13:15:02-07:00February 4th, 2018|Videos 2017-18|

This is the 20th episode of FC Underground, 2017-’18, covering the week of Feb. 5 – Feb. 10, 2017. FC Underground is a weekly vlog co-hosted by junior Alexander Rurik, senior Cayla Rivas, sophomore Logan Lewis and junior Kamryn Schultz, filmed and edited by freshman videographer Kaden Friesen. This vlog shares weekly news from the campus of Fresno Christian High School. This week’s announcements include information about sports games, lunch items, and of course choral director Susan Ainley’s music muffins being sold every Wednesday morning! Be sure to share and comment to spread this week’s announcements. The editors and film staff welcome additions, suggestions, and events to cover or promote each week. Please email thefeather@fresnochristian.com, drop a note in advisers Greg Stobbe or Kori Friesen’s office box or bring your suggestion to the publication lab. The list of all events discussed in the video can be found down below. For the complete list of events featured in this weeks FC Underground, continue scrolling past the video. If there are any events or information that you know have changed, please let us know so we can update any incorrect information.

FC Underground 2017-’18, No. 19

By |2019-05-09T13:18:23-07:00January 29th, 2018|Videos 2017-18|

This is the 19th episode of FC Underground, 2017-’18, covering the week of Jan. 29 – Feb. 2, 2017. FC Underground is a weekly vlog co-hosted by junior Alexander Rurik, senior Cayla Rivas, sophomore Logan Lewis and junior Kamryn Schultz, filmed and edited by freshman videographer Kaden Friesen. This vlog shares weekly news from the campus of Fresno Christian High School. This week’s announcements include information about sports games, lunch items, and of course choral director Susan Ainley’s music muffins being sold every Wednesday morning! Be sure to share and comment to spread this week’s announcements. The editors and film staff welcome additions, suggestions, and events to cover or promote each week. Please email thefeather@fresnochristian.com, drop a note in advisers Greg Stobbe or Kori Friesen’s office box or bring your suggestion to the publication lab. The list of all events discussed in the video can be found down below. For the complete list of events featured in this weeks FC Underground, continue scrolling past the video. If there are any events or information that you know have changed, please let us know so we can update any incorrect information.