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Many downtowns define their city, and they serve as a gathering place for tourists and locals. Window shoppers, commuters and sightseers all flock to downtowns for recreation and work. The heart of the city of Fresno’s downtown, the Fulton District, is currently under construction as renovations to Fulton Street are completed. Area leaders hope to bring traffic back to the downtown area and restore the cities once flourishing downtown.
With Thanksgiving Day drawing near, many students are starting to look forward to the festivities it brings. Although Thanksgiving has its roots in a traditional event many people have developed their own traditions and customs. This has led to a large variety of things people look forward to. Students and staff from the community shared their favorite parts of this holiday.
Everyone has a voice, but many do not choose or cannot share their opinion. While all see the world through a different lens, a lens crafted by previous experiences and interactions, too often their perspective stays hidden or muted. However, these unique voices are valuable tools to better understand complicated issues that people face. Whether they be groups or individuals, people’s perspectives are sometimes drowned out or silenced by the majority.
Campus attendance doubled as students, accompanied by their grandparents, toured the grounds, visiting classes and creating connections between two generations, Sept. 22. Grandparents Day is celebrated at FC each year to build connections with school families and engage with the community.
World War II, it was the war that would define a generation. Known as the greatest generation, these people endured one of the most atrocious wars our world has ever seen. Now this generation that preserved our freedom is dying out and with them the memory of what happened in that fateful war. This is why broadcast journalist Paul Loeffler runs his program HomeTown Heroes, a show dedicated to telling the stories of veterans. Loeffler believes it is important to keep the memories and stories of the generation alive. He wants to show others that there are heroes hidden within their own community.
As the year goes on and the fall grows near, upperclassmen start to think about college and the complications associated. There are a large variety of colleges to choose from, which is why college representatives come to show off their schools.
Campus alumna Molly Griffin, '09, died two and half years ago in a car accident involving a drunk driver. Miss Griffin's untimely death shook the Griffin family and father, Doug Griffin. Doug wanted to remember his daughter for what she represented and worked for and not by the way she was taken from him, Feb. 21, 2015.
An upcoming solar eclipse is planned pass through North America and give many the opportunity of seeing a total eclipse. The eclipse is scheduled to hit on Aug. 21 and has been dubbed the Great American Eclipse. The last North American solar eclipse occurred 38 years ago and moved through the northwestern United States.
Chatter and conversation echoed across Peoples Church sanctuary as students, teachers and families gathered to attend the opening convocation beginning the school year at Fresno Christian. Convocation opened with the worship team leading the assembly in music and praise. Daniel Garrison and alumnae Gillian Rea, ‘16, and Ivette Ibarra, ‘15, led the worship. Following the songs, chairman of the board, Chris Schultz opened with prayer. Superintendent Jeremy Brown reviewed the mission statement of FC and shared his goals for the year.