EDITORIAL: Civilian action trumps political opinion, discourse inspires empathy

By |2020-01-26T18:42:07-08:00January 23rd, 2020|Editorial, Opinions, Top 5|

The world has high hopes for the new decade as millions anticipate the Summer Olympic Games, the Mars 2020 Mission and the rise of the high speed rail. As the US braces itself for a plethora of new films, music and sports events, it also makes way for the 59th annual US election year. True to the common saying, actions often speak louder than words. Although voting is part of an American’s freedoms, when a vote is not backed up by action, it amounts to nothing but weight in the ballot box. Voters’ goals are transformed into reality when they initiate change, rather than waiting for a politician to act on their behalf.

EDITORIAL: Selflessness promotes communal growth, requires self-care practices

By |2019-11-23T12:02:35-08:00November 22nd, 2019|Editorial, Opinions, Top 5|

Serving and selflessness work hand-in-hand but are often overshadowed by selfish ambition, pride and self focus. Both selflessness and selfishness have origins in enrichment, contributing to a healthy lifestyle. In order to feed both sides of our human nature, helping others while practicing forms of self-care create a win-win situation.

EDITORIAL: Modern day slavery impacts people of all ages, races, genders, backgrounds

By |2019-11-01T09:27:46-07:00October 31st, 2019|Editorial, Opinions, Top 5|

From forced labor in hidden cannabis farms to unwilliingly serving as a sex worker, modern day slavery abounds in different forms throughout the world. These manipulations even impact the everyday lives of ordinary people and the way they think.

Editorial: Students enter second quarter, seek study techniques, tricks

By |2019-10-19T08:51:01-07:00October 18th, 2019|Editorial, Opinions, Top 5|

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, [...]

EDITORIAL: Students impact public discussion, face attacks

By |2019-10-09T12:00:39-07:00September 30th, 2019|Editorial, Opinions, Top 5|

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.

EDITORIAL: Role models guide, influence teens through actions

By |2019-10-09T11:55:38-07:00August 27th, 2019|Editorial, Opinions, Top 5|

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.

EDITORIAL: Growth through giving back

By |2019-08-15T15:11:04-07:00April 13th, 2019|Column, Editorial, Opinions|

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.

Editorial: The night before NOTS

By |2019-08-15T15:09:45-07:00March 29th, 2019|Editorial, Opinions|

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, [...]

Editorial: Celebrating students, staff of Fresno Christian

By |2019-04-30T09:23:31-07:00March 8th, 2019|Editorial, Opinions|

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.