BREAKING: Feather shuts down for reconstruction

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The Feather Online will no longer be a functioning high school newspaper, starting March 27. Please follow Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for updates and check back in mid summer for a revised site.

New website planned for 2015-16 school year

All things must come to an end sometime during their life cycle. The Feather has been around for more than a decade now and the technology holding the website together has become dated. Therefore, The Feather is being moved to a new website and will be shut down for at least one month.

The Feather will be signing off the Internet today, March 27, and students will be beginning their spring break and will return to school April 7. The Feather is scheduled to be put back up sometime in summer.

Greg Stobbe has advised The Feather Online since 1997 and thinks it has been long overdue to get with the times and come out with a whole new website.

“Since 2004, the current Feather version has been the backbone of Fresno Christian High School publications students. Today it is obviously an outdated website; it is high time that The Feather editors got into the 2015’s with a WordPress version,” Stobbe said. “So when The Feather shuts down, it will also give the staff and The Feather Online the opportunity for growth with new plug-ins and all kinds of features in the near future.”

Editor-in-Chief Sara Peterson, ’15, believes that this redesign of the newspaper will give veterans of The Feather a chance to train new staffers for their new positions when the seniors leave this year.

“I think it is good that The Feather is going to be shut down for a month, it gives us a chance to work with new staffers and to teach them things they didn’t really catch on this year,” Peterson said. “Also we are going to be getting our new website up and that will be good for The Feather because our website is outdated. Next year, even though I will not be here to see it, The Feather is going to do very well with their new website.”

This is a good plan because The Feather has a very outdated layout so it is a lot harder for the editors to edit things because they have to code then put in pictures. This new website will make it a lot more efficient. Also it will be easier to train new people next year and we are going to come back twice as strong. –Chloe Mueller, Co-Editor-in-Chief

During the construction of the new Feather website, all social media will still be available and current for those interested. IT Director Robert Hyatt will start off the redesign and the shut down The Feather Online, setting up a page where it currently exists which will lead readers to social media links including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. After the redesign of the Fresno Christian website, Hyatt is excited to see the changes in the weeks ahead.

“I would expect to see as radical of a change from the old Fresno Christian website to the new Fresno Christian website,” Hyatt said. “It will be dynamic. It will be unique. From looking at all the other websites that we looked into from other school newspapers, ours will look nothing like them, but it will be fantastic. I have no doubt.”

Junior Chloe Mueller is Co-Editor-in-Chief this year on The Feather and will continue on next year, solo as Editor-in-Chief. After two years of being in journalism, she is glad to see something new is happening with the school newspaper.

“This is a good plan because The Feather has a very outdated layout so it is a lot harder for the editors to edit things because they have to code then put in pictures,” Mueller said. “This new website will make it a lot more efficient. Also it will be easier to train new people next year and we are going to come back twice as strong.”

Please continue to look for posts via Feather social media and as more information becomes available, Feather staff and editors will share information about school and community news, sports and features.

“This is a good plan because The Feather has a very outdated layout so it is a lot harder for the editors to edit things because they have to code then put in pictures,” Mueller said. “This new website will make it a lot more efficient. Also it will be easier to train new people next year and we are going to come back twice as strong.”

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @KevinGarcha.

For more news, read the March 26 article, NOTS parents viewing scheduled for March 28.

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