Over 6.6 million people have filed for unemployment, high school seniors struggle to comprehend an existence where graduation is prohibited and the world attempts to recover from nearly 60,000 deaths caused by COVID-19. The virus has shifted the lifestyles of communities in 205 countries and humanity fights to come together at a time when unity is, in some cases, illegal. Despite the anxiety clouding the minds of millions of high schoolers and job seekers, this time away from the workplace has communicated that often the best of people is revealed during the worst of times. As schools, careers and businesses have been forced to shut down, mankind’s outward thinking has swelled in response.
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.
Student, Toryn Triplitt, shares encouragement after the loss of her grandpa.
The finish line is in sight for many and the countdown to graduation continues for seniors. With less than three months of school left, a feeling of dreariness and boredom sets in. I would like to encourage everyone to continue working their hardest and push through the monotony.
Three years ago, I never thought my English skills would improve to this point; they are not perfect, but much, much better than I thought I’d achieve. I have been learning English since second grade in Chinese primary school in Baotou, China; I started seven years ago, almost half my age. For a lot of Chinese students, learning English has always been one of their most difficult subjects. I know that, as I was in that situation a few years ago. The way we learn English is much different from the way Americans become educated: our way is not really ideal.
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.
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.
The inundation of presidential campaigns, coronavirus fear-mongering and climate change action overwhelms the media, allowing anyone with an opinion to voice their conclusions about the crises. Despite global concerns, the imminent danger lies not in the news, but in how Generation Z perceives it. Media literacy characterizes the ability to “access, critically evaluate and create or manipulate media”, according to Common Sense Media. This skill increases in value for the upcoming generation as digital communication and platforms continue to evolve.
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.
Whether it’s writing an essay, playing a sport or learning to drive, the hardest part of any venture is starting. Amatuer rocketry is no exception, but our hope is for the reader to understand that rocket science is entirely accessible to high schoolers.