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.

EDITORIAL: The search for identity

By |2019-03-20T10:12:40-07:00February 16th, 2019|Editorial, Opinions|

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.  

EDITORIAL: Are we losing the art of listening?

By |2019-02-28T08:22:59-08:00February 3rd, 2019|Editorial, Opinions|

"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."

Editorial: Role of student leadership

By |2019-02-08T09:43:13-08:00January 11th, 2019|Editorial, Opinions|

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.

Editorial: Compete with peers, avoid comparison

By |2019-02-08T11:50:26-08:00December 14th, 2018|Editorial, Opinions|

Self motivation limits individual's capabilities Athletes grapple on the court for a position on the starting roster. They serve, return and rally with one another in anticipation to gain the starting spot. Competition between teammates drives student athletes to become better than each other, ultimately making the team stronger. Campus tennis players compete [...]

EDITORIAL: Refrain from gossip

By |2019-02-08T11:47:09-08:00December 6th, 2018|Editorial, Opinions|

Whispers in the hallway spread rumors, lies and half-truths. Fueled by envy, hate and bolstering  self-confidence, teens use gossip to hurt others they dislike. High school students often fabricate stories about someone or spread an intimate secret. Gossip emphasizes the situations of other people, and individuals become enveloped in the lives of others. As bullying will always be an issue, gossip remains an unavoidable reality in classrooms and workplaces. According to an article published on the New York Post, individuals continue to gossip well into their adult life.

EDITORIAL: Benefits of high school sports

By |2019-02-08T16:57:29-08:00November 16th, 2018|Editorial, Opinions|

The player dribbles down the court. Crowds gathered in the stands watch as their team passes and shoots. The ball lands in the hoop and crowds cheer as their team wins the game. High school sports remain vital as they encourage teens to engage athletically with their peers and lead an active lifestyle. Athletic programs encourage students to engage physical activity. Critics of high school sports argue that athletic programs in high school fail to prepare participants for life after graduation. Students gain nothing from the trophies and awards they achieve while playing a sport.