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".
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.”
In response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), national collegiate and professional sports, as well as many school districts and universities have suspended or canceled events over the last month. At a time when most entertainment is being postponed or cancelled, UK pop star Dua Lipa breaks the rules by releasing her second album, Future Nostalgia, a week early. With this release, I believe she solidified her name amongst the greatest pop legends and seems to channel past icons like Brittney Spears, Gwen Stefani and Madonna.
Under a War torn Sky by L.M. Elliott is a historical fiction that tells the story of American Air Force pilot Henry Forester during WW2. Based in Europe and tasked with flying through enemy territory to bomb strategic locations, Henry is faced with the terror of the infamous German Luftwaffe. On one of these raids Henry and his fellow airmen are shot down behind enemy lines deep in German occupied France.
With COVID-19 outbreak continuing its impact across the globe, students often find that excess free time starts to emerge. A hobby that has become popularized by the media is binging TV shows. There are many streaming services that have a wide range of original movies and tv.
The album opens strongly with Into My Arms. This song brings memories of a long road trip to the beach and you finally reach the sea. The tune is accompanied by a music video, as well. It’s an absolute blast and will definitely be a go-to song for spring 2020.
Sometimes a moment seems like it will last forever, until you realize every second that slipped away will never be brought back. Looking back to when I came to Fresno Christian Schools as a freshman, I felt like I would be a high school student forever and was wanting to graduate every single day. However, time has slipped away from me. Now as a senior who is leaving campus in two months, I cannot believe how fast time has gone by. When I heard the news of Kobe Bryant's death, the feeling that time is precious became stronger in my mind.
In response to California Governor Gain Newsom's California school closures and subsequent announcement by FCS Superintendent Jeremy Brown to a campus transition to alternative learning model due to COVID-19, the upcoming choir trip to Nashville, TN, to participate in the WorldStrides Festival of Gold is canceled, March 16.
In an effort to simplify an athletic update for all of Fresno Christian Schools sporting events, The Feather is reposting the administration's announcement that was sent to FCS parents, March 13, 12:03 p.m.