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EDITORIAL: Humanity’s altruism swells amidst COVID-19, social distancing

By |2020-04-03T21:04:35-07:00April 3rd, 2020|Editorial, Opinions, Top 5|

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.

Professionals, students share origins of political divide, solutions for change

By |2020-04-03T17:21:29-07:00April 3rd, 2020|Features, Top 5|

With the 2020 presidential election drawing closer, Nov. 3, many citizens sense the divide between the Republican and Democratic parties. From superintendents to local political leaders, multiple views on the origins of the divide, and how to fix it, exist.

Media literacy aids students in analyzing news, social media

By |2020-04-03T21:14:32-07:00April 3rd, 2020|Features, Top 5|

Since new technological upgrades began, a new term emerged - media literacy: the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and act using all forms of communication.  Busy as schedules may seem, 30-40 percent of media literacy takes up part of most people’s day. Examples can be seen by scrolling through social media, watching television commercials, movies, billboards and the like. 

Media literacy develops critical thinking, writing skills

By |2020-04-03T08:57:22-07:00April 2nd, 2020|Features, Top 5|

With media ranging from Tweets online, to scholarly reports in research journals, students are interacting with media regularly. Students must also learn how to compose media for them to be literate in media literacy and interpreting its significance.

COLUMN: Student Body President encourages community to find joy, preserve

By |2020-03-30T23:32:23-07:00March 27th, 2020|Column, Opinions, Top 5|

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.

Join the Discussion: Alternative learning at home

By |2020-03-27T08:40:46-07:00March 26th, 2020|Features, Top 5|

With the continuing outbreak of the corona virus, schools around the world shut down to keep students and faculty safe. Many schools, including Fresno Christian, continue education on various online platforms. Utilizing Schoology, FCS teachers continue assigning and grading work.

COLUMN: Freshman international student shares English language journey

By |2020-03-25T22:46:56-07:00March 25th, 2020|Column, Opinions, Top 5|

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.

Online community bridges separation amidst shelter-in-place mandate

By |2020-03-24T16:44:21-07:00March 23rd, 2020|Feature Podcast, Features, Top 5|

After the global outbreak of coronavirus in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the White House mandated a shelter-in-place and banned any gatherings of ten or more people over 15 days, starting March 16. To contain the pandemic, the idea of social distancing and online transitioning becomes more crucial than ever for the next few months. However, the idea of working from home, adjusting to online school and social isolation is daunting to many.