Toryn Triplitt

About Toryn Triplitt

Born deaf, second year Feather student junior Toryn Triplitt has used her disability to develop a strength that she displays in her commitment and passion for horses and barrel racing, while maintaining a 4.1 GPA. In addition, she mentors junior high girls in the campus Sister to Sister program and will volunteer at an animal shelter or horse therapy center. Despite dedicating anywhere from one to three hours a day to horse care, Triplitt plans to run for Coarsegold Rodeo Queen this upcoming spring. She is driven by a lifelong disability and a love for horses, Triplitt’s foundation is “... I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (II Corinthians 12:10) Even in the midst of overcoming personal struggles, she enjoys encouraging others. Triplitt plans to study Ag in college.

COLUMN: Journalist advocates for oral deaf education program

By |2019-08-15T15:01:19-07:00May 3rd, 2019|Column, Opinions|

When I was little the doctors told my parents that I would never learn the basic skill of talking. Instead, my family worked very hard to make sure that didn’t happen. I spoke in front of the Fresno Unified School District’s Board of Education, on April 3rd,  in support of Birney Elementary School’s Oral Deaf Education program. There has been talk of shutting down the oral education program at Birney and combining it with a sign based program at Norseman.

California Bests: Beaches

By |2019-05-21T13:37:52-07:00April 30th, 2019|Features, Home Feature 1|

California’s coastline is 840 miles long and is home to over 420 public beaches. All these beaches are different in many ways and have different highlights that entice visitors. Travel websites seem to consistently mention five of these 420+ beaches as favorites, for the scenery and atmosphere they provide.

Titans of American journalism

By |2019-04-08T08:30:36-07:00February 25th, 2019|Features|

How people receive their news has changed drastically over the years. It started with word of mouth, led to printed news, to broadcast, and now it is currently the digital era of news, with the influences of social media. But there are some people in the T.V. broadcast era of news, that truly paved the way and opened doors for those in the digital world today.

California Bests: National Parks

By |2019-03-20T10:11:58-07:00February 8th, 2019|Features|

California won the title this year on WalletHub for the Most Fun State of 2018 due to the abundance of activities the state has to offer. California has many things to offer, including a variety of climates ranging from snowy mountains to dry deserts to sunny beaches, which house many national parks, a variety of amusement parks and plenty of tourist destinations.

Lindsay Weimer shares success story of cancer battle, part 2

By |2019-03-07T13:38:54-07:00February 5th, 2019|Features|

Lindsay Weimer, ‘20, after enduring her first three month round of chemotherapy and an invasive surgery, was skeptical about continuing her chemo treatments. But through prayer and after a conversation with her aunt, she eventually concluded that she should continue treatments.

Lindsay Weimer shares success story of cancer battle, part 1

By |2019-06-14T12:18:33-07:00January 17th, 2019|Features|

Campus junior overcomes Ewing's Sarcoma “I think it was probably shock, this can’t be happening again,” Matthew Weimer said, “Especially when they said that the blood test was fine, but the x-ray was not. And then the biopsy was bad." Junior Lindsay Weimer and her father, Matthew Weimer, open up about Lindsay's [...]

COLUMN: Learning to Prioritize

By |2019-02-10T17:15:10-07:00December 11th, 2018|Column, Opinions|

In my third year of high school, I have learned a lot about my priorities from just the past two years alone. At the beginning of freshmen year, I was barrel racing and riding horses full time, played volleyball, and was taking all academic classes. Sophomore year I joined The Feather while I continued to barrel racing, play volleyball and enroll in more difficult academic classes. I began to feel overwhelmed the second week of school. It came to a point where there was just too much on my plate.

Flu season descends upon the Central Valley

By |2018-12-17T09:07:06-07:00December 8th, 2018|News, Winter|

If you are experiencing a high fever, chills, muscle aches, coughing, congestion, a runny nose, headaches and fatigue, you may have caught the dreaded influenza viral infection. Influenza, the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness. Depending on the year, 5% to 20% of Americans catch the flu each year.