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COMMENTARY: The new generation of gaming

By |2020-05-21T22:42:25-07:00May 21st, 2020|Arts & Entertainment, Commentary, Gaming/Tech, Home Feature 2, Opinions|

The new generation of high definition consoles are around the corner. With the PS5 (Playstation 5) and the Xbox Series X to be released between October and December of 2020, both the Sony and Microsoft gaming systems are rumored to deliver the next level of graphics for a console. 

Onward provides family-friendly entertainment, strengthened sibling bond

By |2020-05-01T22:35:25-07:00May 1st, 2020|Arts & Entertainment, Home Feature 2, Movies/TV|

From the minds that created Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc., and Toy Story, Disney Pixar released new animated film Onward onto Disney+, April 3. Disney originally planned to release Onward in theaters, however, the film was released on Disney+ due to COVID-19. Onward, directed by Dan Scanlon, takes place in the once fanciful city of New Mushroomton. The land once held wizards that used their magic to help people, providing light to villages, aiding heroes on quests and entertaining the many magical creatures roaming the world.

COLUMN: Basic painting techniques produce lifelike creations

By |2020-04-29T12:06:40-07:00April 29th, 2020|Art, Column, Home Feature 2, Opinions|

In my view, painting art is the most concise way to directly express self-aesthetic consciousness. Painting can make us feel relaxed and happy as we create or learn basic techniques. In order to paint things that make sense, you must first understand that painting is a technique that uses a surface as a supporting surface and then adds color to it. 

COLUMN: Feather freshman shares her California education journey

By |2020-04-23T10:56:51-07:00April 23rd, 2020|Column, Home Feature 2, Opinions|

Bethany Darby's journey starts in Los Angeles, where the city never stops. I really never stay in a city or place for too long but I share my education journey with Fresno Christian, reaching out to fellow students during COVID-19 shelter-in-place.

LETTER: Junior expresses disappointments over 2nd semester shelter-in-place

By |2020-04-16T18:53:11-07:00April 16th, 2020|Home Feature 2, Letter to Editor, Opinions|

Since Monday was officially a full month of quarantine and our school was supposed to go back on April 13, I have been disappointed. I did enjoy my month off, kind of like Christmas break, but it is starting to get old. I know we have summer break which is much longer, but I am participating in basketball and planning on seeing friends often. I am very thankful that I am a junior and not a senior though; things like their last formal and senior trip can be highlights of their high school year and they do not get to participate in them.

Locals gather to support homemade fabric mask protection needs

By |2020-04-09T15:54:00-07:00April 9th, 2020|Features, Home Feature 2|

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States, causing over 14,820 deaths as of April 8. With personal protective equipment in short supply, healthcare professionals and the general public are considering homemade fabric masks for protection.

A look inside California’s electrical grid

By |2020-04-06T15:05:16-07:00April 3rd, 2020|Feature Podcast, Features, Home Feature 2|

The electrical grid powers cities, factories, transportation, houses, communications; nearly everything people rely on in daily life. Keeping this vital machine running is a delicate balancing act, which goes almost entirely unnoticed by the public.

COLUMN: Richie Cortez, seniors discuss adjustments to ‘shelter-in-place’

By |2020-04-03T19:38:04-07:00April 3rd, 2020|Athletics, Home Feature 2, Spring|

The world experiences panic, disappointment and hope as COVID-19 infects 205 countries and territories worldwide. To many, the pandemic hints at the end of the world and others hunker down in their homes, enjoying a break from the workplace. Fresno joined the list of cities under a shelter-in-place mandate three weeks ago and students, workers and bosses are encouraged to adjust to this "new normal".

Entertainment remains despite concerts, films, sports cancellations

By |2020-04-02T14:03:11-07:00April 2nd, 2020|Features, Home Feature 2|

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are 186,101 and counting total COVID-19 cases in the US and currently 3,603 total deaths. The disease was named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), defined as the pandemic of respiratory disease by the World Health Organization, March 11.  The CDC defines a pandemic disease as a global outbreak. According to the CDC website, “Pandemics happen when a new virus emerges to infect people and can spread between people sustainably. Because there is little to no pre-existing immunity against the new virus, it spreads worldwide.”