Electronics, sleep schedules affect performance in classes Students need to find a balance between busy lives and academic work to succeed in their school work and maintain a good mental health. As students step into fall sports and activities, they are challenged to balance schoolwork and extracurriculars. In this electronic age, [...]
Four teenage African American boys sit at the Greensboro, N.C. Woolsworth lunch counter, silently protesting racial discrimination, 1960. Thousands of students gather in Tiananmen Square, Beijing to protest corruption in the Communist Party, 1989. Spurred by the killing of an African American boy, students flood the street of Ferguson, MO, initiating the Black Lives Matter movement, 2014.
Scrolling through Instagram once again, the young girl clicks off her phone, tired of seeing the images of flawless skin, thin bodies, and trendy aesthetics, but longing to be like them. Wincing at the image, she sees in the reflection of her blank screen. She sighs while rising to start her skin care routine, ignoring the hunger pangs. As young people fix their eyes on celebrities, often the focus of mainstream media, many teens begin to develop a warped view of what a role model should be. Although certain celebrities possess valuable qualities, these famous individuals should not be idolized simply for their social status.
As students journey into adulthood, they are left to start making choices. While many add to their success, sometimes decisions lead down dire paths like the tendency to stray from a focus and dedication to studies.
Some see volunteering as a trivial activity and unworthy of their time. They see little to no benefit in serving others without financial compensation. Volunteers positively impact their communities, all the while learning new skills and developing their reputation with future employers. Around 24.9 percent of Americans volunteered through or for an organization at least once between September 2014 and September 2015.
Students suit up for formal event, prepare to take dates to Oscar-themed event Twas the night before NOTS. The gentle hum of tanning beds complimented the mist of orange aerosol that filled the air around her. Hunter Raynes, '21, asks Hannah Villines, '21, to NOTS. With a basic understanding of color, [...]
Student leadership organizes NOTS, rallies and the activities that bring the student body together to celebrate achievement and campus life. Band, choir and color guard tirelessly practice to perform musical compositions and theatrical works. Athletes condition and compete on the fields of FC pursuing championships and winning records. Each student at Fresno Christian provides life, talent and success to the school. Artist Sydney Saville decorates the athletic office with a FC Logo, creating a spirit filled space for athletic director Darbee Whipple to plan games and manage athletics.
Relatives, friends and teachers of high school students inquire about potential career paths and universities they look to attend. The time of adolescence transitions an individual from childhood to adulthood and prepares them for the responsibilities and burdens of independence. With little understanding of the world around, child take in the nurturing knowledge and care of their parents. They identify with them, as that is all they know. As children mature, they take on more responsibilities and are trusted with more privileges. They take in the world around them, learning more about different groups, religions and cultures.
"We often treat communication as if it were a race,” Carlson said. “It's almost like our goal is to have no time gaps between the conclusion of the sentence of the person we are speaking with and the beginning of our own. But as you wait for the people you are communicating with to finish, as you simply listen more intently to what is being said, you'll notice that the pressure you feel is off."
In American government circles, representatives intend to benefit their voters through passing legislation. Student leaders represent their peers in the same sense. Group participations in planning school events and themes prepare all for the responsibilities of future careers. Student leaders serve their peers through voting on school events, communicating needs to administration and leading by example.