On Dec. 7, 1941, the United States Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, was taken by surprise when Japanese planes attacked, killing more than 2,300 Americans. This caused anxiety to grow as well as prejudice against minority groups back in the states, especially the West Coast. The government feared Japanese-Americans and immigrants might help Japan by sending in materials and information about the states.
With Thanksgiving Day drawing near, many students are starting to look forward to the festivities it brings. Although Thanksgiving has its roots in a traditional event many people have developed their own traditions and customs. This has led to a large variety of things people look forward to. Students and staff from the community shared their favorite parts of this holiday.
For over a decade, most everyone agreed on Taylor Swift. Her exquisite love songs and breakup ballads combined with her elegant lyrics placed her in the national spotlight while she was still in her teens. Labeled “America’s sweetheart,” Swift personified the hopeless romantic. Swift’s “got a long list of ex-lovers” and every time she and one of her beaus split, she played the victim and wrote tear-jerking songs about the breakup, a characteristic cycle spanning five albums.
The winter sports season is upon us and all of the coaches are looking to prepare their players for the long season ahead. With a tougher slate of games for all teams that participate in winter sports, it will be a test of their heart and determination.
On Monday evening the Fall Sports Awards Banquet took place in the People’s Church Gym, Nov. 13. The banquet honored, football, both varsity and JV volleyball and tennis. The coaches all got a chance to share highlights and moments from the season, and present the players with awards, including MVP, coaches awards and more.
World renowned cartoonist, Kevin Kallaugher, more commonly known as KAL, attended the San Joaquin Valley Town Hall at the William Saroyan Theater in Downtown Fresno, Nov. 15. KAL spoke on the importance of consistent activism in the political arena, and the role of satire in regards to cartooning. Feather staffers, along with honor students from numerous Central Valley schools, participated in the merit scholar student program, where they were given the opportunity to speak and ask questions to Kallaugher.
While most people were still sleeping students from AP biology and zoology were already ready to leave for Monterey Bay Aquarium at 6:45 a.m. This field trip was led by Dr. Walters who is the teacher for both classes. This is her fourth year of teaching at Fresno Christian and she has taken her students on this trip all four years. Each year she brings in new elements to the trip. Her first year she only took zoology students and it wasn’t until the second year that she took both.
Fresno has always been and will continue to a be a hub for many Armenian families. With a large population of Armenian immigrants and descendants, it is no wonder why their culture weaves itself into Fresno’s history. One institution that stands as a foundation for many of these families is the First Armenian Presbyterian Church. Founded on July 25, 1897, it was the first Armenian church in the United States. It became not only a place of worship, but an extended family for many of the men and women immigrating to the U.S. at the time. The greatest example of this sense of family is the Merchants' Lunch.
With Veterans Day just past and the deadliest year of California wildfires ending, many may consider the qualities of a hero. Fresno Christian students and teachers weigh in on this question. Each Veterans Day week, Paul Loeffler interviews a WWII veteran during chapel. Bryson Graham, '21, reflects on the heroic qualities of this year's vet, George Poplin, and of CalFire firefighters. For Graham, perseverance and self-sacrifice are two important heroic traits.
Editor-in-Chief Alexander Rurik, ‘19, chose to interview Japanese internment survivor Sachiko Tokubo in light of the 76th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. This is the first of three articles showcasing the stories of those affected by prejudice following the Japanese attack, December 7, 1941. During World War II (WWII), many minority groups living inside the US were affected by war time hysteria, experiencing prejudice and hostility. For Japanese-Americans, this bad blood heightened after the Japanese bombed the United States Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.