Vijay Stephen

About Vijay Stephen

Passionate about the culinary arts since childhood, junior and editor-in-chief Vijay Stephen balances his leadership skills in the kitchen and in the Feather lab. Producing pastries such as macarons and a croquembouche, Stephen’s interest in baking was spiked after his visit to the Culinary Institute of America, which he now hopes to attend. Previously, Stephen interned at a local restaurant from 2015 to 2019 as a pastry chef and prep cook while gaining real-world experience. Interviewing influential figures such as Pulitzer Prize winner, Sonia Nazario, and Washington Post Senior National Correspondent, Scott Wilson, Stephen aspires to impact his community through journalism and continue to write after high school. Stephen's other passion revolves around music. Practicing over an hour-and-a-half a day, Stephen plays the flute and piccolo for his high school band as well as his local community band. Finishing off every school year with a 4.0+ GPA, Stephen also participates in CSF and has accrued over 500 volunteer hours.

Civilians around world share COVID-19 experiences, struggles

By |2020-05-26T20:14:33-07:00May 18th, 2020|Features, Top 5|

The current coronavirus situation of 2020 differs greatly from the Wuhan-originated sickness that caused a plethora of missing toilet paper, xenophobia and threats of cancelled sports seasons. Now a pandemic earning a spot in the history books, COVID-19 impacts every aspect of civilian life, from one-on-one communication to the freedom to leave one’s house. According to The New York Times, as of May 15, new cases of coronavirus were decreasing in 19 US states, increasing in three and remaining the same in the other 28. According to Worldometer, there are 4,904,566 total global coronavirus cases, out of those, 320,326 are dead and 1,916,024 have recovered.

COMMENTARY: NSPA’s online panel shares advice for editorial leadership during COVID-19

By |2020-04-20T21:45:22-07:00April 16th, 2020|Features, Top 5|

With mandates from government leaders to suspend school and stay at home, teachers scramble to find ways to continue proper education for students. From Harvard University’s free online classes to videos about AP courses from the College Board, various organizations release free resources to benefit students across the nation.

Professionals, students share origins of political divide, solutions for change

By |2020-04-04T10:39:05-07:00April 3rd, 2020|Features, Top 5|

With the 2020 presidential election drawing closer, Nov. 3, many citizens sense the divide between the Republican and Democratic parties. From superintendents to local political leaders, multiple views on the origins of the divide, and how to fix it, exist.

Superintendent, faculty share updates on school, alternative learning model

By |2020-04-14T08:52:18-07:00March 20th, 2020|News|

From its discovery, Jan. 7, to the first U.S. death, Feb. 29, the coronavirus’ spread across the globe continues its impact on the local and national scale. This week, Fresno Christian, like many other schools in the San Joaquin Valley and California, transitioned their education system to an alternative learning model, March 20.

Discover Fresno exposes community to city needs, volunteer opportunities

By |2020-02-28T08:40:05-08:00February 26th, 2020|Features|

The City of Fresno suffers as one of the worst cities for poverty concentration in the nation. Of the 500,000 residents from around the globe that inhabit Fresno, 28.2 percent live under the national poverty line. Moved by the city’s statistics, organizations gather together to mobilize the community for action. The Well Community Church hosted Discover Fresno, a one-day event used to inform citizens about the needs of the city and volunteer opportunities for Fresno residents, Feb. 8. Over 250 guests attended the event which included ten breakout sessions and opportunities to engage with the session speakers.

COLUMN: Dedication, discipline, passion provide key to success

By |2020-02-26T13:43:09-08:00December 13th, 2019|Column, Opinions|

Firefighter, astronaut, movie star - all jobs children often aspire to when they grow up. Time and time again, children cling to these classic occupations glamorized by TV shows and movies. Often enough, the longing for these “dream jobs” result from the perception that these occupations will usher in fame or the feeling of changing the world in young kids’ lives.

Join the Discussion: Fresno City College Journalism Day fall 2019

By |2020-03-02T09:33:23-08:00October 28th, 2019|Features|

Reconvening for the fourth time, the Fresno City College (FCC) Journalism Day invited students to hear from professionals across various different fields, Oct. 25. Organized by FCC journalism professor Dr. Dympna Ugwu-Oju, the event hosted around 175 students from seven schools. 

BREAKING: 50 students audition for campus musical

By |2020-03-02T08:58:14-08:00October 9th, 2019|News|

Casts, scripts, auditions, oh my! Casting for the campus production company's first show began Oct. 7. With 50 students attending initial auditions, the performance will recreate the Broadway Musical, Newsies. Entitled Spotlight Productions, the production company's shows differ from previous campus performances where only students in drama class participated, as opposed to opening casting to all students.

PROMO: Homecoming engages students, brings unity

By |2020-02-27T23:36:33-08:00September 27th, 2019|News|

Filled with dress-up days and lunch competitions, the FCS 35th annual homecoming week approaches, Sept. 30-Oct. 4. With students already building class floats and the homecoming court elected, the event attracts hundreds of guests each year.  With this year’s theme of boardgames, classes voted to choose a boardgame to build their float around earlier in the school year. Seniors chose Candyland, juniors picked Monopoly, sophomores decided on Battleship and freshmen ended with Clue. Floats are showcased on homecoming night with attendees voting on which class’ is the best.