Completing the switch from Clovis North, a big public school with almost 1200 students in attendence, to a small private school, was a big step down for Senior Natalya Hill. She was surprised how closed and quiet Fresno Christian could seem at times. However, Natalya (also known as Tali around campus) helps people break out of their shells and become more welcoming. She continuously uses her voice to speak out about issues she had noticed throughout her time on campus.
As four-year varsity basketball player, senior Wyatt Koops has spent considerable time on the court throughout his high school experience. However, Koop has forged many memories during his four years.
The winter sports season is upon us and all of the coaches are looking to prepare their players for the long season ahead. With a tougher slate of games for all teams that participate in winter sports, it will be a test of their heart and determination.
Recently, Marvel movies have been trending towards being more comedic and lighthearted, this is no different with Taika Waititi’s Thor Ragnarok which stars the mighty god of thunder Thor (Chris Hemsworth). With a star-studded lineup of characters including Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston and Mark Ruffalo. The different personalities created an in-depth storyline throughout the course of the film.
The Punjabi language has been apart of my life since the day I was born. My parents emphasized on building me through my ethnic heritage. They took the entire family to India several times too, especially to show me where they had come from. Being of Northern Indian descent, learning how to speak quickly is necessary when you’re from Punjab. My parents taught me at a young age on what to say and what not to say.
Before the inception of his junior year, Brandon Brogan was intrigued by head football coach Russ Counts' push to make him their new placekicker. After former kicker Richie Cortez, ‘20, went down with torn meniscus injury, Brogan had to quickly learn the ins and outs of football, leading him to more opportunity on the field.
The downpour of rain that occurred last month in the Central Valley affected the entire community. From farmers to buyers, they have been incredibly affected by the steady decline in crop production throughout the years.
Colleges from around the country will be coming to the campus for the annual college fair, Sept. 19. Academic advisor Michelle Warkentin is in charge of this event each year. “I'm excited to see all the colleges come to our campus,” Warkentin said. “It's nice to see all of the colleges that bring their representatives to a private Christian school. This year we're having twice as many schools come to the fair and it's nice to see more and more schools wanting to get involved as each year progresses.
Previous volleyball coach Katie Reneau stepped down this summer and handed the baton off to new head director of the girl's volleyball team, Kit Maddox. Along with his father Larry Maddox, a former Olympic trainer, the father and son duo are hoping to build a winning foundation for years to come. Kit looks forward to building a community among the team while also improving their skills for the upcoming season. “I have always liked the mix of God and volleyball at Fresno Christian,” Kit said. “When the opportunity came up and I was available, I was super excited to get involved. The most important goal for us is personal growth and community. We have a great group of girls who all get along and have so much fun together. We play to improve. If we improve every day then the growth at the end of the season will be amazing. Our sights are set towards getting into the playoffs and winning a couple games.”
With a new coach at the helm this year for the girls tennis team, unique expectations and goals will be placed on the players. After working as an assistant coach under Robert Foshee for HS boys tennis, Daniel “Bulldog” Jessing looks to take that experience and implement it into the girls team. “I’m really excited about this season of girls tennis,” Jessing said. “There’s a lot of excitement surrounding this team right now and that’s a big part of why I wanted to be involved. We have almost triple the amount of girls playing this year compared to the last couple of years so it’s exciting to see new faces out on the courts. My biggest goal is to make sure that everyone learns to play correctly and love it at the same time. That way the team can enjoy some long term success and get back to winning championships.”