Over its 40 years, Fresno Christian has undergone many cultural and structural changes. Kathy Pierce has worked as assistant to the superintendent for 30 of these years. She has worked at the school through times when it was still growing into what it is today. Although the school has changed, Pierce believes that the FC community still sets up students for a lifetime of success.
For forty years now, FCS offered a quality Christian education in a safe and amiable environment, helping raise followers of Jesus Christ to better our community as well as the rest of the world. Every year for the past 34 years FC hosts a dinner auction, the largest fundraiser on campus.
To enrich the intellectual perspective of Fresno County, SJV Town Hall began a monthly series of lectures given by a variety of speakers. This month, Dave Barry, author, columnist and humor writer, was brought to Fresno to share his comedy, humor, and journalism background, March 15.
Although awards for the CSPA Crown Winners were scheduled to be given on Friday, there was still much to do before that point. Beginning on an early metro ride to Columbia, Editor-in-Chiefs Phillip Christopher and Jennifer King along with Senior Editor Nick Leblanc and advisor Greg Stobbe departed from the hotel to prepare for their first session to begin at 8:45 a.m. Previously the night before, the editors gathered together to perfect the last touches to their presentation slides. Once they arrived with time to set up, early attendees took their seats. The editors greeted and welcomed them before they began. With an introduction from Stobbe, the editors took the stage and began their first session ‘Elements of an award-winning newspaper’.
March Madness is among us. As the excitement of the NCAA college basketball tournament rises, millions of brackets across the world are being filled out with spectators predictions on what is to come in the month of March.
In life, most of us are faced with the challenge to decide a career pathway. For some, this light bulb moment is not made clear right away. World renown photographer, Peter Hurley experienced this first hand when he was working as a bartender, olympian and model at a young age. With an email and some organization of details, The Feather was hooked in on a personal interview with Hurley in his New York studio.
Almost all New York shows contain classic music and timeless characters that speak for themselves in the greatest plays of all time. But one in particular does not speak at all, but rather throws away tradition in their joyful take on street music. Stomp is a clever wordless show with an eight-member cast. The characters use random objects from the streets, such as garbage cans and push brooms, to make beautiful music and mischievous humor.
Despite the late night most Feather staffers spent working, video journalists woke earlier than the rest of the group to prepare a presentation. For the second consecutive day, Feather staffers took the subway trip to Columbia University for the NSPA Spring Convention. Once again, The Feather taught sessions open for other student journalists to attend. As the first and second presentations of the morning in one of the buildings at the farthest corner of the Columbia campus, a lot rode on these presentations. However, this time it was the video journalist who took the spotlight. First, Jarrod Markarian and the rest of the video journalists walked students through the process of making a video in less than one hour. The next session, led by Markarian and advisor Kori Friesen, focused on the quality of videos produced by a student paper. Markarian believes the experience taught him something that he would probably not have learned anywhere else. “I feel that our session went great and we had a much larger audience than expected,” Markarian said. “I think that it went better than I ever could have hoped for. The experience of just talking in front of a crowd of people is more valuable than anything you can learn in a classroom.”
The icy temperatures and frigid winds left over from the blizzard didn’t stop Feather students from hopping onto the NY Metro and trudging through slush to get to Columbia University, to attend the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Convention. Departing from the convention, the team bore gusts of wind to visit Peter Hurley, a world famous photographer who shared his experiences and advice on taking the best headshot. After a quick break at the hotel, the team enjoyed a long, entertaining meal at Ellen’s Stardust Diner.
Snowflakes fell from the sky as the well rested students awoke from their deep sleep. Due to the blizzard that was approaching New York City, many of the activities planned for The Feather staff’s day was cancelled. The group had planned to take a ferry ride around the Statue of Liberty and visit the Tenement Museum in the lower East side of Manhattan. Instead, a last minute trip to Chelsea Market in the Meatpacking District.