Mariana Fikse

About Mariana Fikse

“God never said that the journey would be easy, but He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile” – Max Lucado. Senior Mariana Fikse developed a passion for agriculture and dairy science while growing up on a family dairy farm. She plans to major in nursing with a minor in dairy science. Fikse works long hours on the dairy over summer and school vacations but is also passionate about spending her time to help others. Volunteering with Sister to Sister gives Fikse the opportunity to mentor younger students while still maintaining a 4.0+ G.P.A. As last year’s varsity girl’s tennis captain, Fikse learned what was required to be a team leader, something that supports her role on The Feather. During her time on staff, The Feather earned two CSPA Gold Crowns and one NSPA Online Pacemaker. A third year of journalism likely includes more challenges ahead, but Fikse looks forward to facing them with the rest of the team, this year as co-editor-in-chief. When not enjoying a good book or hanging out with her siblings, you can find Fikse riding quads or driving a jeep around back roads with her cousins. Confident in her writing and leadership abilities, Fikse anticipates success in her senior year of high school.

Join the Discussion: Night of the Stars 2018

By |2018-04-17T10:57:23-07:00April 9th, 2018|Features|

After weeks of planning, the annual Fresno Christian formal, Night of the Stars, took place on Friday, April. 6. A record 166 students attended the event, which was hosted by Wolf Lakes. The theme for this year’s NOTS was ‘Rewrite the Stars’. The dinner of steak, salad, potatoes, green beans and a roll was catered by Wolf Lakes. After dinner, students watched the class movies, an annual tradition reaching back to the first annual NOTS in 1991.

Students film, act in annual NOTS movies

By |2018-04-17T10:54:04-07:00April 4th, 2018|Features, News|

As students begin to adjust to the warmer weather of spring, leadership students put the finishing touches on plans for Fresno Christian’s spring formal, Night of the Stars. The event, founded in 1990, is popular for its student-made films which are premiered towards the end of the night. Night of the Stars, more commonly known among students as NOTS, is planned for this Friday, April 6.

The Feather takes NYC 2018: CSPA Convention recap

By |2018-11-12T17:38:20-08:00March 16th, 2018|Features|

To conclude the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s (CSPA) 94th annual Spring Convention, attendees gathered in the Alfred Lerner Hall for the award convocation. This year, The Feather Online won it’s sixth consecutive Gold Crown award and eighth since 2010.

Hello, Dolly! shatters expectations with star-studded cast

By |2019-01-10T08:56:39-08:00March 14th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Opinions, Reviews, Theatre|

After a day full of touring, The Feather staff entered the Sam S. Shubert Theatre dressed in their best formal attire they had brought to New York City, March 13. Students and chaperons found their seats and flipped through their playbills, noting cast members who they had seen in other plays or films. After seeing Wicked two days earlier, the group now prepared to watch the classic Broadway play, Hello, Dolly! Hello, Dolly! was first produced by David Merrick in 1964 and has since become a show beloved by many across the nation. The story is based off the play “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder and the music and lyrics are by Jerry Herman.

COLUMN: Senior shares NASCAR race experience

By |2018-03-14T21:33:41-07:00March 14th, 2018|Column, Opinions|

Drivers, start your engines! In the distance we could hear the roar of engines come to life as drivers fired up their race cars. As the pace car led the cars onto the track we rose to our feet. Finally, the moment we were waiting for all weekend was about to come. However, it was the days leading up to this that proved to be just as memorable as the race.

The Feather takes NYC 2018: Day 1 Recap

By |2018-03-19T14:58:16-07:00March 11th, 2018|Features|

Most Saturdays on campus are quiet and uneventful, with the exception of the occasional sports game or church event. However, campus bustled with activity this weekend as volunteers helped set up for the FC auction and Feather staffers prepared to leave for their trip to New York City, March 10. The Feather was invited to attend the Columbia Scholastic Press Association conference in New York City after being nominated for a CSPA Gold Crown. Adviser Greg Stobbe has taken staff members to New York every year since 2003, and once in 2001. Staffers met in the Peoples Church parking lot before departing for the San Francisco International Airport.

Girls soccer falls in Valley Championship

By |2018-11-02T11:56:20-07:00February 26th, 2018|Athletics, News, Winter|

After a successful season in league, the Eagles girls soccer team looked to be a favorite to win the Valley Championship as the No. 1 seend. The Lady Eagles showed their strength early in playoffs, defeating Riverdale and Parlier 4-3 and 3-1, respectively. However, the Eagles faced their toughest opponents for the championship game at home, Feb. 23.

COLUMN: Scholastic Journalism Week inspires students to find voice

By |2018-02-27T14:15:29-08:00February 21st, 2018|Column, Opinions|

With the advancement of social media and technology, it is easy to believe the voices of students are heard more now than ever. However, others look for a way to rise above the noise and make an effort to bring important issues to light. Journalism provides the opportunities for students to voice events and opinions that are important to them.

Join the Discussion: 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics

By |2018-09-09T08:53:08-07:00February 21st, 2018|Athletics, Features, Winter|

Although the winter seems all but over here in California, the Winter Olympics in South Korea are in full swing. Americans across the nation are pulling for their favorite athletes and teams to come out victorious on the podium. From figure skating to ice hockey, curling to snowboarding, the Winter Olympics connect people from all backgrounds. Students share their favorite Winter Olympic sports and what they enjoy about the 2018 Olympics.