College Corner: FAFSA workshop benefits

By | 2018-01-17T14:00:17+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Column, Opinions, Top 5|

As we ring in a new year, new adventures and responsibilities await seniors. Application deadlines have come and gone, but one deadline still remains: the FAFSA deadline. You may ask what is FAFSA? FAFSA stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This will likely be a new term for many parents and students who have not experienced the college application process before.

View from the outside: Phillip Christopher

By | 2018-01-16T09:27:28+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Column, Home Feature 2, Opinions|

It seems like just yesterday, I heard my name announced as I walked across the stage inside Peoples Church sanctuary to graduate from Fresno Christian. It feels like I blinked and in an instant my life jumped forward six months. My first semester at California Baptist University flew by while being overwhelmed with new people, experiences, and challenges.

EDITORIAL: Teens should refrain from getting tattoos

By | 2018-01-13T10:06:59+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Column, Editorial, Home Feature 1|

Dress code tells students what is deemed appropriate and inappropriate to wear to school. Students who ignore posted dress code policies face consequences for violating school policies. At the beginning of each school year, high school students sign an agreement with their school to abide by the rules and regulations that dictate campus behavior. One rule in particular some students struggle with is tattoos. What may seem like colorful expressive art to one person can be seen as a waste of money and cancerous to another. Tattoos have branded the world for thousands of years. These permanent symbols and signs serve as declarations of love, status symbols and even religious beliefs.

View from the outside: Nick LeBlanc

By | 2018-01-10T11:37:31+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Column, Opinions, Top 5|

Even though it feels like I just graduated high school, I am already done with my first semester of college. I am attending Saint Mary’s College of California and am working towards a Business Administration degree. I had many ups and downs during my first few months but I felt that my first semester of college was average.

COLUMN: Jacob Hyatt shares story of surgery

By | 2017-12-19T13:39:19+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Column, Opinions|

My whole life I have had no difficulty playing sports. At three I started to play soccer and have played ever since. I had no major injuries or problems with my body till the summer of 2015. At a routine physical my pediatrician told me I had Pectus Excavatum. Pectus Excavatum is a chest well deformity caused by an overgrowth in the cartilage of my chest. Side effects of the deformity include decreased endurance, trouble breathing, chest pain and altered physical appearance.

COLUMN: Roman Endicott discusses life choices

By | 2017-12-15T09:37:59+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Column, Opinions, Top 5|

Dear individual reading this article, congratulations. We made it past finals! This year is coming to a close, and with it, the first semester has already concluded. The end of the calendar year is a great excuse for us to do some deep reflection and to set goals for the next one. If you have ever made a New Year’s resolution, you probably know just as well as the rest of us that they don’t typically last very long at all. Whether we wanted to start hitting the gym or cut down on the caffeine, we usually find ourselves back where we started before long.

Behind the Bow: Journalists join cheer practice, share experience

By | 2017-12-19T14:03:07+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Column, Opinions, Top 5|

Touchdown! Home Run! Dunk! Goal! Football, baseball, basketball and soccer. Probably the top four known sports played in the U.S. What is a sport? These four that were just listed would easily be considered a sport. According to, a sport is, “an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.” This brings up the question that has sparked many arguments over it. Is cheer a sport? Well CIF (California Interscholastic Association) has declared cheer a sport. So there should be no argument against that, but a bigger question that is asked is; are cheerleaders considered athletes?

EDITORIAL: Avoid commercialism of Christmas

By | 2017-12-14T22:37:10+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Column, Home Feature 1, Opinions|

Colorful wrapped gifts rest at the base of the tree. ‘Santa’ comes each year to give gifts to all the nice children of the world. Many children look forward to the gifts they receive each year at Christmas. Yet some have fallen victim to the holiday’s hyper commercialism and an expectation to be materially pleased. Parents and students can combat commercialism by focusing on family and the true meaning of the holiday season.

COLUMN: Journalist explores college options in SoCal

By | 2017-12-11T09:35:13+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Column, Opinions|

Kamryn Schultz visits Southern California colleges, compares qualities I’ve always dreamed of living in Los Angeles. From the iconic landmarks to the beautiful scenery, the famous city made me believe anything was possible. Throughout high school, people asked me what I wanted to pursue once I graduated. My dreams have changed every year, but this [...]

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COLUMN: College trips through the eyes of a senior

By | 2017-12-18T08:10:42+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Column, Opinions|

For many seniors, visiting a college can be the first or final step in deciding where they spend the next four to six year of their life. College trips give students a chance to preview colleges without commitment and find if it might be the right choice for them. Visiting a university campus lets you fully experience student life first hand.

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