Arts, athletics and academics all play a role in the development of high school students which are not all covered in the SAT and ACT tests. Colleges that place too much emphasis on academic achievement ultimately disadvantage students attempting to enter that college. Athleticism and arts remain an important but unappreciated aspect of high school education.
Statistically speaking, about 91% of women are unsatisfied with their bodies and 55% of males struggle with how they view themselves. These problems are often linked to self-esteem issues. Unfortunately, most women will struggle with how they view their bodies at least once in their life. And it often can hit you hard and fast. Body image issues affect many of us.
After a summer of progressing through plateaus and struggles, I developed a love for working out and lifting weights. My passion for weight lifting developed when Bryce Foshee invited me to go weight lifting th him. After trying it for the first time, I was hooked. After three weeks of lifting during the summer weight lifting appealed to me. I then realized that I did not have a spring sport to compete in.
Life is a series of steps, from one responsibility to another, from one friend to another. Senior Matthew Sue says it is a series of trades and moves. In all these steps there are almost always good things and bad things. Often times with more freedom there comes more work, or as it has been said, "to whom much has been given much is expected." Often times there are steps that are bigger and more important than others and these are often the ones that define us the most.
Four years ago 13 year old Cate Vander Kooi entered the Peoples Church auditorium, hands shaking, stomach in knots. Her fear weighed heavy on her shoulders as she walked in and took a seat in the freshman section, looking around with wide eyes. Thoughts raced through her mind as she watched upperclassmen greet each other and teachers corral kindergarteners into seats.
Since freshman year, Mariana Fikse has looked forward to the day when she would don her hat and gown and walk across the stage to receive my diploma. However, with graduation only a week away, the reality that I am about to move on from high school is beginning to sink in.
Thirteen years ago, Juliana Lozano walked onto the Northeast Campus of Fresno Christian Elementary School with curly pigtails and an unparalleled excitement. Unbeknownst to me, it would become the place I called home for much of my life. The students and staff welcomed me in like I was a part of their family and this continued throughout my high school career.
Senior and student body president Roman Endicott contributes a monthly column as part of his leadership commitment to his peers. This is is final column as Endicott will graduate May 24 as an "FC Lifer."
As she joined photojournalism her junior year, Cayla Rivas had no clue what she was getting herself into. Photojournalism presented new challenges and a lot more work than most anticipate. However, through the constant coaching and encouragement from adviser Kori Friesen, Rivas grown not only as a photographer or a journalist but as a person.
As the school year begins to come to a close and students prepare for finals, most wait impatiently for summer to come. However, students are thanking teachers for their dedication.