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. From walking out of school in support of gun control to his social media activism, Stephen’s other passion revolves around politics and the issues he perceives in America. Finishing off every school year with a 4.0+ GPA, Stephen also participates in CSF and has accrued over 400 volunteer hours.

BREAKING: 50 students audition for campus musical

By |2019-10-10T10:54:02-07:00October 9th, 2019|Home Feature 2, 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 |2019-09-28T12:36:49-07:00September 27th, 2019|Feature Podcast, News, Top 5|

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. 

NYFD first responder, Andy Isolano, speaks during California 9/11 Memorial

By |2019-09-15T20:16:12-07:00September 13th, 2019|Features, Top 5|

Honor. Educate. Remember the 2,977 lives lost: 2544 civilians, 343 firefighters, 71 law enforcement officers and 19 hijackers. To honor the memory of those who died and celebrate the heroics of first responders, millions gather together all over the country to remember this landmark date in U.S. and world history. The attacks on September 11, 2001, on the World Trade Center, Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania are classified by as the deadliest terrorist attack in American history. 

Seniors: Applications, tests, deadlines. Oh my!

By |2019-10-08T12:36:16-07:00September 10th, 2019|Academics, Home Feature 2, News|

In the academic counselor’s office, senior meetings kicked off the 2019-2020 school year. Academic counselor for the past two years, Evangelina Tello guides students of all ages through their high school and junior high careers.  With college application deadlines approaching, Tello advises students to keep deadlines in mind. She also shares the importance of seniors starting and finishing their year strong. The consequences to a poor second semester may result in a rescinded letter of acceptance

Looking back on the 2018-2019 school year

By |2019-08-21T22:13:52-07:00August 19th, 2019|Features, Top 5|

Students go through their high school experience participating in sports, clubs, extra-curriculars, and performing arts. The mission of The Feather Online is to record and report on these events, preserving them online. As the new year begins, the Feather staff reminisces the 2018-2019 school year and highlights some notable moments and accomplishments.

Convocation starts year, unites students

By |2019-09-10T11:01:48-07:00August 15th, 2019|News, Top 5|

Kicking off the school year with a time of worship and prayer, the student body gathered in the People’s Church main auditorium before school started, Aug. 12.  Superintendent Jeremy Brown welcomed students and families back to school by sharing the theme bible verse for the 2019-2020 school year, Phillipians 4:8.  Alumna and secondary principal, Amy Deffenbacher, ‘94, shares why she values the feeling of community during convocation. Although FCS started in 1970, due to the restrictions of having multiple campuses, the entire student body only began to gather for convocation seven years ago.

BREAKING: Seniors honored during 38th annual graduation

By |2019-08-15T14:55:48-07:00May 22nd, 2019|News, Promo|

With the school year wrapping up, faculty and students begin to prepare for FCS’ 38th annual graduation. With students accruing over 2.1 million dollars in scholarships, the graduation will send off 41 seniors and 10 “lifers”. Held on the last day of school, graduation will be in the Peoples Church main auditorium, starting at 7 p.m.

Breaking: Seniors depart for annual senior trip, May 15

By |2019-05-15T11:54:16-07:00May 14th, 2019|Home Feature 2, News|

Spending the next couple of days in Southern California, seniors will be embarking on the annual senior trip, May 14. Visiting theme parks and shopping, seniors will be finishing off the year a week and a half earlier than the rest of the student body. Graduation will take place a week after their return on May 23.

Promo: National Day of Prayer unites school, connects students through Christ

By |2019-09-15T16:48:12-07:00May 1st, 2019|News|

With the school year finishing up, grades K-12 unite as one student body to celebrate the 2019 National Day of Prayer, May 2. Officially starting in 1952, the day of prayer was signed into law by Former President Harry S. Truman and has been continued since then. The all-school chapel also serves as the end-of-year convocation before school ends on May 23.

Campus music department earns top awards in WorldStrides Heritage Festival

By |2019-08-15T15:11:16-07:00April 12th, 2019|News|

With the school year coming to end Fresno Christian's choirs and instrumental groups traveled to Anaheim, California to compete in the World Strides Heritage Festival, April 5. Bringing home a number of awards including the Choral Sweepstakes award, students Lindsay Weimer, '20, and Sarah Upshaw, '23, also won individual awards.