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Disney+ launches, provides streaming alternative

By |2019-11-20T13:05:32-08:00November 19th, 2019|Features, Top 5|

After several years of preparation, Disney has officially launched its own streaming service that directly competes with entertainment industry titans such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video. The ad-free service is available to stream on smart T.V.s, phones, laptops, tablets and gaming consoles, November 12, 2019.

COLUMN: Chinese, American education compared, challenges recognized

By |2019-11-19T12:44:08-08:00November 18th, 2019|Column, Opinions, Top 5|

Chinese and American culture and their education differences can make it difficult for international students. From uniforms to goals to teaching strategies and expectations, both students and their hosts need to know the challenges of international study abroad. While some parts of education and learning are the same, I was unprepared for many of the academic adjustments and cultural differences coming from China into the American school system.

Custodians: More than a clean-up crew

By |2019-11-15T14:39:11-08:00November 15th, 2019|Features, Profile, Top 5|

Fresno Christian’s crew of custodians serve the campus daily by cleaning bathrooms, classrooms, hallways and more, earning them the title of “Real FC Heroes.” While National Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day falls once a year on Oct. 2, Director of Business Operations and employee of 21-years Lisa Raynes believes the campus should show their appreciation every day.

She Loves Me features comedic musical numbers, captivates audience

By |2019-11-15T10:59:50-08:00November 14th, 2019|Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Theatre, Top 5|

Set in Budapest, Hungary, 1937, “She Loves Me” is a romantic comedy musical that explores the complex subject of love. Put on by Good Company Players, the production features talented performers and alluring musical numbers. Without a doubt, the play excelled in comedic temperament while also touching on the emotional realities of human longing. As the dimmed lights break into a softened glow, performers emerge to take their places on stage just outside Maraczek’s Parfumerie. Dusting off a bench to sit, a man is soon interrupted from his newspaper reading with an ecstatic "Good morning!" from a young man on a bike. Thus begins the first musical number which captivates viewers into a series of melodic story-telling with a humorous heart and soul. 

Central Valley residents battle air quality, resist climate change

By |2019-11-14T17:23:09-08:00November 13th, 2019|Features, Top 5|

Frequently discussed on a national level, the San Joaquin Valley still experiences the impacts of climate change. The Fresno downtown climate strikes were organized by Fresno's Kieshaun White, a youth environmental activist, who experiences the disparity between in air pollution in Northern and Southern Fresno.

World Kindness Day: Improve community goodwill, health, personal value, Nov. 13

By |2019-11-13T08:03:54-08:00November 12th, 2019|Features, Top 5|

Founded by the World Kindness Movement in 1998, World Kindness Day focuses on the positive power and good deeds to promote community awareness, Nov. 13. According to OperationWarm, kindness sparks hope and creates joy which improves community lifestyles. World Kindness Day is all about celebrating kindness, improving relationships and acts as an avenue of service to boost moral, respect and good will. For those who serve others on moral or ethical grounds, the writers of the New Testament in 1 Peter 4:10 and Galatians 5:13 implore them to use their gifts to serve others. 

Campus instrumental department prepares for various upcoming performances

By |2019-11-10T09:02:45-08:00November 9th, 2019|News, Top 5|

Leaving for Hawaii this November, the band, percussion, and color guard team prepare to set off for their upcoming Hawaii trip, Nov. 20-25, and in Fresno's 100th Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 11.

COLUMN: International student Luke Wu shares advice for students from foreign countries

By |2019-11-08T12:01:55-08:00November 5th, 2019|Column, Opinions, Top 5|

I arrived in America four years ago as an international student with the AmeriStudent homestay agency, spending my high school years in Fresno. I have been learning English and a new culture, including religion, and continue to face issues speaking and understanding English and respecting foreign culture and religion.

Operation Christmas Child inspires community, prompts schoolwide giving

By |2019-11-05T12:21:52-08:00November 4th, 2019|Features, Top 5|

November opens up the opportunity for giving back to others in need. One chance to help others is Operation Christmas Child, a non profit organization under Samaritan's Purse. People all around America pack shoeboxes filled with various toys and supplies and send them throughout the world to kids in impoverished communities. 

EDITORIAL: Modern day slavery impacts people of all ages, races, genders, backgrounds

By |2019-11-01T09:27:46-07:00October 31st, 2019|Editorial, Opinions, Top 5|

From forced labor in hidden cannabis farms to unwilliingly serving as a sex worker, modern day slavery abounds in different forms throughout the world. These manipulations even impact the everyday lives of ordinary people and the way they think.