After moving from Brooklyn, New York to Fresno, Doreen Eley began working the homeless at the Marjaree Mason Center and earned a bachelors in social work and a masters in business administration from Fresno State. “I started working in homelessness about 2001, in working with the Marjaree Mason Center in their domestic violence shelter,” Eley said. “Through that, they had a partnership with Poverello House. They opened up a homeless shelter for women, not with the issue of domestic violence just with other issues surrounding homelessness. It was called Naomi’s House. I was their first director and that opened in October of 2002. I have been doing this work ever since in one way or another.”
Spring sports including baseball, softball, golf, boys tennis and track are underway. Many new students involve themselves in these sports seeking the development of relationships and the chance to better their athletic abilities.
To conclude the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s (CSPA) 94th annual Spring Convention, attendees gathered in the Alfred Lerner Hall for the award convocation. This year, The Feather Online won it’s sixth consecutive Gold Crown award and eighth since 2010.
With spirits high from the day before, Feather staffers enter the second day at the CSPA convention with a bright perspective, March 15. Not only did The Feather engage with other students throughout the five sessions offered today, but they also taught two sessions. Bright and early, students attended many different sessions around campus, including “Strangers on the Street” by Sabrina Schmitz and Mike Taylor. They spoke about the importance of good interviewing and how it can change the way you write your story.
After completing the majority of touring for the week, Feather staffers and advisers hopped on the NY metro and hurried down to Columbia University to attend the first day of the 94th annual Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) Convention, March 14. The Feather has attended the spring CSPA conference since 1998 and has earned five CSPA Gold Crown awards in a row. Students from across the nation attend to hear from a variety of speakers with real-world experience in print publications, online newspapers, magazines, yearbooks, photography and videography.
Morning snow flurries in the streets, which melts after contact with the pavement. Staffers endured a blizzard during last year’s trip to New York. Advisers encouraged journalists to wear their warmest clothing, in anticipation of the cooler temperatures. Feather staffers left Hotel Edison at 11:15 am, they took the metro to the Manhattan's Lower East Side to visit the Tenement Museum. The museum spotlights the lives of the immigrants that came to New York in the late 19th Century. On the way to the museum, advisor Greg Stobbe guided feather staffs walked in Little Italy and Chinatown.
Although seeming like ordinary buildings located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Tenement Museum hides real history inside its cramped hallways and musty apartments. With two buildings filled with over 200 years of history, the foundation strives to reimagine the roles that museums can play in our lives. The Tenement Museum tells the stories of immigrants who traveled to New York in the late 1800's in search of a new start. At one time the tenement houses held 15,000 working-class immigrants from over 20 different nations.
Central Valley students attend publications workshop The Central Valley is home to a variety of high school publications and video production classes. The students of the San Joaquin Valley represent the future of the area, which is why Fresno City College hosted the second High School Journalism Day, an event designed to promote media literacy [...]
As visual design and media become increasingly prominent in our digital age, gaining an understanding of video productions is more than an enjoyable hobby; it can make or break college or career hopes. Though not required classes, FC students enjoy the opportunity to take Intro to Video Productions, commonly known as video productions.