During an unprecedented time filled with fear and stress, mental health increases in value as communities strive to remain focused through panic and disappointment. In an age surrounded by instant news and digital headlines, levelheadedness allows individuals to endure the pandemic without added anxiety. The coronavirus outbreak is unlike any most Americans in 2020 have faced in their lifetimes. Widespread panic over a virus scientists are still studying and researching procures concern from many. Couple this with the unforeseen suspension of nearly all pro sports and the indefinite delay of on-campus schooling, Americans are encouraged to practice social distancing and wait for state and city updates.
With the spread of the COVID-19 across the United States, lives are put at risk on a daily basis. Grocery stores are packed, shelves are emptied and cleaning necessities are out of stock. The virus has caused a nationwide shift as people decipher between hoarding products and stocking up for their family's needs. Grandparents and elderly individuals remain at high risk of catching the coronavirus and are encouraged to socially distance and isolate themselves to prevent infection. The inability to attend to those who rely on the daily care of family members causes worry, especially for caretakers.
My first year as principal at FCS was also the inaugural year for the BYOD (bring your own device) initiative, which had been in development by the previous administration. This is now our 6th year and never, before this COVID-19 crisis, have we made more prolific use of those devices and FCS connections.
Get to know your class of 2020 "lifers"! A "lifer" is a student who has consecutively attended Fresno Christian from kindergarten to 12th grade. Out of 57 seniors, nine of the students have attended school together for the past 13 years. These seniors share their memories and experiences at FCS below.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) runs rampant across the globe, cancelling, postponing or altering most aspects of civilian life. Amidst toilet paper missing from grocery store shelves and the transition to online school, verbal, auditory and visual providers of entertainment attempt to engage with the public through media platforms. Due to the social distancing and shelter in place mandates, film making, sports events and concerts have been delayed or called off to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Digital and radio news increase in value as updates spread through screens rather than word of mouth, especially during the quarantine.
Sixty five percent of people are visual learners. Because of this statistic, programs like Google Slides, PowerPoint and Prezi are used in classrooms to convey lesson plans. However, creating educational images is not only for teachers. Students can join in the visual education process by using graphics in the classroom to present their information in a professional way. Infographics are visual representations of data or topics. Their goal is to present large quantities of information in an easy to understand and enjoyable image.
Following two months of scarce snowfall and low attendance, the China Peak Mountain Resort temporarily shut down for the season in early March. But as major rainfall swept over the Central Valley, the resort began to see signs hope signal in the form of falling snow. Last week, China Peak received about three feet of fresh powder, tempting local skiers and riders to pull out their gear once again and hit the slopes. However, just as snow conditions were looking up, the resort faced a new obstacle that was not as easily overcome. Over the past few weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic that has shut down businesses and schools has led to the closure of almost all ski resorts throughout the nation. Bucking the trend, China Peak managed to keep its lifts running for a couple of epic days last week.
Dubai, considered the wealthiest city of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE), originated as a "land of sand". The city became rich when oil was found in 1966 and leaders jumped on the opportunity to expand and invest their money in tourism. Dubai is one of the few cities in the Middle East that is open to welcoming tourists. However, it must be noted that with the allowance comes the responsibility to be sensitive to the Islamic ways that dominate much of Dubai's culture.
On the first day of class my senior year, I opened the classroom door and the security guard sat there again. After some introduction and chat, I learned that he is the boss of this organization. Adviser Greg Stobbe is the great professor in the movies, even though I thought he was just a security guard.
Flu season continues as the Coronavirus spreads to more than 99 countries, March 10. Flu season has been at its high during the beginning of fall through the end of spring. Over 56,000 people die from the flu every year with 12,000 people dead from Oct. 1, 2019 to Feb. 1, 2020 only in the US.