Kyler Garza

About Kyler Garza

“Life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself,” -- George Bernard Shaw. Working full time as an accountant in summer at his parents farm labor contracting company, Kyler Garza, ’21, plans attending Fresno State, earning a degree in business accountancy. Garza commits his time after school entering payroll for five-six hours every week. He balances his interest in math by accompanying the church choir, playing piano. Since eight years old, Garza has learned to play classical music by note and ear. In his second year mentoring junior high students in Brother to Brother, he commits two hours every month during lunch. Garza participated in the Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, by winning an essay contest in eighth grade. Garza views his first year on The Feather as an opportunity to grow in his writing skills and build a stronger work ethic.

Caleigh Alday strives in dance competition, earning title of Miss Dance

By |2019-08-15T14:59:12-07:00May 9th, 2019|Features|

Caleigh Alday receives the title of Miss Dance 2019 at Kar Dance competition in Fresno,California at Saroyan Theater. For her solos Alday received top scores in the first category and a $500 scholarship.

City leaders look to impact homeless crisis, pt. 1

By |2019-08-15T15:10:54-07:00April 23rd, 2019|Features|

An eviction forces mother and her child to fall on hard times. Individuals struggling with addiction find themselves on the street. In a bleak economic downturn, a man looks for work, but finds his efforts fruitless. Many cities struggles with poverty and homelessness as some citizens endure hardship.Throughout many cities, homelessness has become a predominant crisis in the community, struggling to find solution. Within the span of ten years, Fresno’s homeless population has gone down from 4,000 to 1,700, according to Fresno Mayor Lee Brand and other sources.

Caleigh Alday excels in dance competitions

By |2019-04-12T12:28:47-07:00April 10th, 2019|Features, Home Feature 1|

Beginning dance at three years old, Caleigh Alday spends 20 plus hours every week perfecting her craft. She’s won Most Inspirational Dancer at the Thunderstruck Dance Competition. Alday goals to be accepted into the dance team at whatever college she goes to, hoping to attend Fresno State to join there team. After college Alday hopes to become a backup dancer or a choreographer.“In whatever college I get accepted into I’m going to try out for there dance team,” Alday said. “I’d love to be apart of Fresno State's dance team. If I continue putting my name out there for dance I’d love to maybe see myself try out to be a backup dancer one day or choreographer.”

Annual Econ Fair offers products made by senior class

By |2019-04-30T09:24:22-07:00March 15th, 2019|Features|

The annual Econ Fair hosted by Robert Foshee's civic and economics class provides seniors the opportunity to exercise their ideas by creating a small product and then selling it. Students get into small groups of two or three, then use their own money to make the product. This allows them to create a marketplace for supply and demand.

Central California Food Bank continues to serve community

By |2019-03-11T17:15:00-07:00March 11th, 2019|Home Feature 2, News|

Local non-profit combats hunger, supports families The Central California food bank provides 280,000 people food every month by food distributions, meal recovery programs, and school sites. While 97 percent of the food bank's expenses go to feeding the people of Fresno, 84 percent of the food provided was donated, and almost half of the food they [...]

National Scholastic Journalism Week: Saving Democracy

By |2019-04-08T08:25:22-07:00February 22nd, 2019|Features|

With news at  the touch of a fingertip, it’s become easier for public opinion to spread in journalism. Through the help with technology, it may be the saving grace for democracy. The internet is a key source of news for millions of Americans, both through traditional and new media. Unfortunately as much real news may be pushed out, fake news is around the corner.  “Neither democracy nor journalism will die,” Powell said. “In fact, I suspect we’re about to have way more of both than we’ve had in a while. The path to the next golden age in American journalism isn’t nostalgia for a vanishing past but the same way that led to the previous golden age, namely, that of profit. More than likely, given the new business models, this will mean some partiality from journalism as well. That’s just fine too. It’s what Ben Franklin would have done.”

Drama teacher expresses passion for the arts

By |2019-03-20T10:15:01-07:00February 12th, 2019|Feature Podcast, Features|

For the past four years, campus teacher Kyle Dodson has employed his passion for the arts to teach FCS drama and the improv class. FC drama benefits students by exercising and stretching different parts of the brain. The student becomes another person gathering their character's motivation, and what they are going through, according to Dodson.

Students share their successes, struggles in obtaining drivers licenses

By |2019-02-28T08:16:05-07:00January 29th, 2019|Features|

Driving offers opportunities, mobility A drive to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Questions appear on the screen and a passing score is achieved. Their picture is taken, and a permit is presented to the student driver. Top reasons student drivers fail their drivers test according to web site. FC [...]

Campus students impact community through service

By |2019-02-28T08:14:05-07:00January 17th, 2019|Feature Podcast, Features|

Fostering animals, helping the homeless, or serving food all contribute to the variety of activities campus students partake in to give back to their communities.  Whether during Serve Day or participating in serve club, students join together to make their school and city a better place.  President of the on-campus serve club, junior Marin Sue hopes to encourage her peers by helping and serving them. As they go out into the community on weekends, the members become more aware of the issues in their neighborhoods.