College applications are submitted and now seniors must wait. According to a recent poll, over 30% of the FC senior class want to stay in Fresno after high school, while the rest plan to travel out of the city for their college experience. Whether community college, military employment or a private university, students anticipate the moment to discover where they will spend the next few years of their lives.
Completing the switch from Clovis North, a big public school with almost 1200 students in attendence, to a small private school, was a big step down for Senior Natalya Hill. She was surprised how closed and quiet Fresno Christian could seem at times. However, Natalya (also known as Tali around campus) helps people break out of their shells and become more welcoming. She continuously uses her voice to speak out about issues she had noticed throughout her time on campus.
Martin Luther King Jr., born with the name Michael Luther, was a baptist minister and a social activist that played a lead role in the American Civil Rights Movement. Throughout the 1900s, people of color were held lower than others even though they were freed from slavery. Schools, public bathrooms and even drinking fountains were different for each type of person. The buildings and amenities for black people were poorly maintained and in very bad condition.
Siblings share many similarities, however, some seem very different. From playing video games, watching movies and holding long conversations, Mackenzie and Taylor Beckworth remain very close. Mackenzie Beckworth, ‘21, scores on the volleyball court, performs with the worship team in chapel and pursues her love of music and writing. Taylor Beckworth, ‘23, competes in soccer, sings in the junior high choir and performs in drama class. This year, their grade difference between them keeps the pair from sharing classes and sports. The two share a relationship full of laughter and humor at home.
During the month of July, editor Sam Cross attended the journalism camp, Newsroom by the Bay, at Stanford University. After two days of instruction, the student journalists spent a day in San Francisco to find and write a story. Cross decided to write about homelessness as he saw the issue worsening in his own community. Litter crinkles beneath the feet as commuters fight their way through the city, the smell of rotting rubbish fills the air, and to many San Franciscans, these streets are home.
Fresno Christian was established over forty years ago and has strived to create an environment to raise up the next generation of world-changers. Fresno Christian is a pre-K through 12th-grade school with many opportunities for students to enjoy school with a Christian education. People in Fresno Christian participate and often integrate into student groups and clubs. Some groups are popular and have many participants. Others are not as well known and would like and need recognition for the hard work and effort put in.
Christmas time is loved as a holiday all around the world whether students love the three-week break given to them during that time or because students love celebrating the birth of Christ into the world. Campus Students from all grades and ages love their different unique traditions and plans for Christmas break. Some plan on taking a break from school and relaxing while others prefer taking a vacation and getting away from Fresno. Classes will resume Jan. 8, 2018. Please share in the comment section below with your Christmas traditions and plans.
Director of Technology, Robert Hyatt, assists the school by keeping network infrastructure up to date, managing school devices, guiding teachers through technical problems and maintaining various school websites. Hyatt also assists The Feather in maintaining its website. Feather Staff | The Feather Online Robert Hyatt is the campus director of technology and in his fourth year. However, he originally planned a career as a youth pastor. Hyatt has worked at FC since September 2014 when he found out the position was available. He discusses how he was led to work at Fresno Christian and The Feather.
There are a variety of charitable organizations in the valley; these organizations range from the Poverello house to Fresno Rescue Mission. Charitable organizations are often an important part of the local community. The Valley Dream Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is “Rescue those with immediate physical needs. Restore individuals and families to health. Equip and Release people into the workplace.” This organization provides an outreach to the community by providing various services such as computer classes, parenting classes, sports programs, medical/dental services, and food distributions along with other free services.
Learning what family is like does not have to happen at home. For some, relationships can be forged through competition and shared experiences. Friends and teammates can become family. Senior Erin Wilson grew up playing basketball. She began in elementary school because her peers told Wilson her height bolstered her skills . Since then, she has continuously played up to her senior year of highschool, only taking a break during freshman year.