Features

Hallie Rojeski retires after 31 years, shares memories of teaching

By |2020-05-30T13:21:00-07:00May 26th, 2020|Features, Top 5|

When describing the career and accomplishments of Hallie Rojeski, one could say that the word “teacher” is an understatement. After hearing her life story, some might find that it is nearly impossible to ascribe a single descriptive adjective to her name.  Rojeski grew up in Denver, CO with her parents and two younger siblings. As the daughter of a WWII veteran, she spent the first year of her life with only her mother before her father returned home from the war. 

Class of 2020 awarded for academic, extracurricular achievements

By |2020-05-30T13:24:53-07:00May 21st, 2020|Features, Home Feature 1|

At the end of every year, FCS presents certain students with awards, commemorating achievements of either academic or extracurricular origin. While the graduating class of 2020 are unable to receive the awards in person due to the shelter-in-place mandate, the school continues to present awards via the internet. The senior awards consist of the Honors Plaque, the Outstanding Student Award, Citizenship Award, President’s Award for Educational Excellence and the FCS Lifer Award.

Civilians around world share COVID-19 experiences, struggles

By |2020-05-26T20:14:33-07:00May 18th, 2020|Features, Top 5|

The current coronavirus situation of 2020 differs greatly from the Wuhan-originated sickness that caused a plethora of missing toilet paper, xenophobia and threats of cancelled sports seasons. Now a pandemic earning a spot in the history books, COVID-19 impacts every aspect of civilian life, from one-on-one communication to the freedom to leave one’s house. According to The New York Times, as of May 15, new cases of coronavirus were decreasing in 19 US states, increasing in three and remaining the same in the other 28. According to Worldometer, there are 4,904,566 total global coronavirus cases, out of those, 320,326 are dead and 1,916,024 have recovered.

Annabelle Messer overcomes injury, shows dedication to soccer

By |2020-05-13T12:51:48-07:00May 11th, 2020|Features, Profile, Top 5|

Annabelle Messer excelled both on and off the field, but something that sets her apart is her work ethic and dedication to the sport of soccer. Despite a serious knee injury, she bounced back to help win the valley title this season.

COLUMN: International student shares bilingualism benefits, learning Vietnamese

By |2020-04-28T22:53:27-07:00April 28th, 2020|Features, Top 5|

With some scholars estimating over 7,000 spoken languages globally, the benefits of learning a new language will unlock the culture of those who speak it. That's why learning a foreign language at school is a 'must' in many native English-speaking countries and many will find a case for Vietnamese.

COVID-19 outbreak forces US farms out of business, food waste dumps

By |2020-05-06T18:26:16-07:00April 22nd, 2020|Features, Home Feature 1|

Over 20 million individuals in the US work as farmers or in agriculture-related vocations, losing many of their customers, such as restaurants and hotels, amongst COVID-19 concerns. Dairies dump thousands of pounds of milk down the drain because their production exceeds creameries' and processing plants' plunging demands. Farmers find themselves donating crops to food shelters or plowing produce back into the soil, as they no longer profit from their food manufacturing.

COMMENTARY: NSPA’s online panel shares advice for editorial leadership during COVID-19

By |2020-04-20T21:45:22-07:00April 16th, 2020|Features, Top 5|

With mandates from government leaders to suspend school and stay at home, teachers scramble to find ways to continue proper education for students. From Harvard University’s free online classes to videos about AP courses from the College Board, various organizations release free resources to benefit students across the nation.

Students experience unexpected ending to senior year

By |2020-04-16T14:58:58-07:00April 15th, 2020|Features, Photos 2019-20|

From coast to coast and throughout America seniors do not get to finish their final high school year as they traditionally would, April 15. Due to COVID-19 schools have been canceled for the rest of the year. Schools continue classes with a different method of learning at home, via Zoom classroom meetings and online work.

Join the Discussion: Feather staff shares COVID-19 shelter-in-place experiences

By |2020-04-20T11:15:38-07:00April 14th, 2020|Features, Top 5|

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, various local and national leaders have ordered stay-in-place requirements. Despite this, Fresno Christian students are expected to keep up on work provided daily by their teachers.