Life is a series of steps, from one responsibility to another, from one friend to another. Senior Matthew Sue says it is a series of trades and moves. In all these steps there are almost always good things and bad things. Often times with more freedom there comes more work, or as it has been said, "to whom much has been given much is expected." Often times there are steps that are bigger and more important than others and these are often the ones that define us the most.
Four years ago 13 year old Cate Vander Kooi entered the Peoples Church auditorium, hands shaking, stomach in knots. Her fear weighed heavy on her shoulders as she walked in and took a seat in the freshman section, looking around with wide eyes. Thoughts raced through her mind as she watched upperclassmen greet each other and teachers corral kindergarteners into seats.
Since freshman year, Mariana Fikse has looked forward to the day when she would don her hat and gown and walk across the stage to receive my diploma. However, with graduation only a week away, the reality that I am about to move on from high school is beginning to sink in.
Thirteen years ago, Juliana Lozano walked onto the Northeast Campus of Fresno Christian Elementary School with curly pigtails and an unparalleled excitement. Unbeknownst to me, it would become the place I called home for much of my life. The students and staff welcomed me in like I was a part of their family and this continued throughout my high school career.
As she joined photojournalism her junior year, Cayla Rivas had no clue what she was getting herself into. Photojournalism presented new challenges and a lot more work than most anticipate. However, through the constant coaching and encouragement from adviser Kori Friesen, Rivas grown not only as a photographer or a journalist but as a person.
Time has been going fast since I came to Fresno Christian. My two-year stay in this school flies arrow - every day I still have a feeling that I just get there, but now it’s almost over. But luckily, I can tell myself, without any regret, that I made the most of it during my time here.
I came to Fresno Christian as a Freshman. After going to public school up until that point FCS was kind of a culture shock. It was weird knowing the name of every single person in your class and seeing them all almost every day.
After finishing a year on photojournalism and on The Feather staff, I have developed many new skills as a photographer and writer. Although joining The Feather brought its challenges, it was a very rewarding experience.
Ever since junior high I have always heard about The Feather and it’s benefits. After much prayer and consideration, I decided to follow in my sister's footsteps and join the photo journalism team. On the first day of school, the whole team surrounded the table and learned how to put the lense on a camera. Yet holding the camera in my hands for the first time immediately made me feel relaxed.