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BRIEF: Leadership, journalism students sell Kids Day papers, March 3

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Student leadership and The Feather Online staff will join thousands of community volunteers to sell special edition Kids Day papers, March 3.

Kids Day began in 1988 as a charity to support Children’s Hospital in Central California, a non-profit children’s hospital.

Kids Day this year will be held on March 3. Volunteers all over Fresno County and beyond will sell Kids Day papers, special edition copies of the Fresno Bee. The proceeds from everyone in the city go to Children’s Hospital in Central California. The hospital will then spend the money to help kids or improve their experience.

Everyday commuting routine will be broken by thousands of volunteers lining the streets and selling newspapers for the 28th annual Kids Day. The issues feature stories and profiles of young patients at the hospital.

This year Kids Day will give FC students a chance to help support the cause. Leadership students will be at FC at 4 a.m. on the Day while Feather staffers will be here at 5 a.m. We will be on the corners of Maple and Alluvial and Cedar and Alluvial. Kids Day edition papers are $1.

While Kids Day edition papers cost $1, many people give a bigger donation. All proceeds are returned to and help Childrens Hospital Central California.

Kids Day offers everyone in the community the opportunity to sell papers. Schools all over town, members of the police force and many others gather along the streets to sell papers.

Who wouldn’t want to wake up at 3 a.m. and go out and serve in your community and make a positive difference in kids lives. It’s tiring but it is what you make out of it, getting through the rest of the day is always tough but in the end it is always worth it. — Senior Aaron DeWolf

Aaron Dewolf, ’15, has participated in Kids Day since his freshman year and looks forward to his last year serving with FC.

“Who wouldn’t want to wake up at 3 a.m. and go out and serve in your community and make a positive difference in kids lives,” DeWolf said. “It’s tiring but it is what you make out of it, getting through the rest of the day is always tough but in the end it is always worth it.”

Robert Foshee is in charge of all Kids Day operations here at FC and gives insight into the upcoming.

“It is a great opportunity to serve in the community because Children’s Hospital helps so many kids. My own daughter had heart surgery there and they were wonderful,” Foshee said. “Our goal is to sell 1,000 newspapers and beat last years total of $1,700. I enjoy Kids Day because it is a great opportunity for students to wake up early and sell papers together.”

If you don’t see one of the volunteers, there are other ways to help. Text GEORGE to 90999 to make a $5 donation to Valley Children’s Website.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @dawsontriplitt.

For more news, read the Feb. 26 article, BRIEF: Teachers prepare to serve at McDonalds, Feb. 26.

By |2015-03-02T00:00:00+00:00March 2nd, 2015|Community Events, Leadership, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

COLUMN: Sophomore attends Rose Bowl Game, gains new experiences

IMG_4043Toby Pan | The Feather Online Archive
This year I went to the Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, Ca, to watch my favorite team, the Oregon Ducks, take on the Florida State Seminoles, Jan. 1. We had to arrive around 10 a.m. in hopes of finding a parking spot at least two miles away.

From our parking spot we had to walk to the Rose Bowl Stadium where the UCLA Bruins typically play. As we walked into the stadium grounds we saw loads of tailgaters and fans parked. When we got closer to the stadium itself, the crowds were heavy and there were tons of merchandise tents.

We got into the stadium grounds at 10:30 a.m., but the stadium did not open until 12 p.m. When we were in line to get into the stadium, the team buses pulled up with the players inside.

Both teams’ buses had their team names on them and rose petals painted on the bus. When the players started to get off the bus there was a sea of people making a tunnel for each of the teams. Everyone was cheering and thousands of people were crowded together in the tiny area.

When we got into the stadium we went to find our seats. Once we found our seats we walked around the stadium to explore a bit, since it was our first time there. We watched the teams warm up. About half an hour before the game started, both teams’ marching bands played. Then the national anthem was sung and a dead silence rung throughout the stadium as a plane flew over head.

From my seat, the majority of the stadium looked green and yellow because the majority of the people filling the seats were Oregon fans. There were very few Florida State fans there.

When the game started the rows were packed. You only had a few feet to sit in your row. My knees hit the back of the seats in front of me, 91,322 out of the 92,542 seats were filled at the 2015 Rose Bowl.

At halftime the score was 18-13, to the Ducks. After halftime the game became not so close when the Florida State Seminoles became infected with the turnover plague. In the 3rd quarter the Seminoles turned the ball over six times! This took them out of the game and Oregon won, 59-20.

This game was part of the first ever College Football Playoff. It was televised on ESPN.

Watch the Oregon Ducks take on the Ohio State Buckeyes on Jan. 12 starting at 8:30 p.m. EST on ESPN.

Follow The Feather via Twitter @thefeather and Instagram @thefeatheronline. This writer can be reached via Twitter: @dawsontriplitt.

For more opinions, read the Dec. 15 article, College Corner: Conditional acceptance.

By |2015-01-08T00:00:00+00:00January 8th, 2015|Community Events, Sports Column, Uncategorized|0 Comments

BRIEF: Graduation order day, Nov. 24

 In the next few weeks seniors will follow a different schedule than the rest of the school due to their early graduation.Jeremy Brown | The Feather Online Archive

In the next few weeks seniors will follow a different schedule than the rest of the school due to their early graduation.

With graduation seeming far away, planing for the big night is already underway. Monday in the quad, during lunch, as well as from 5:30-7 p.m., seniors will have the opportunity to order their FC graduation garb, Nov. 24.

Jostens will be providing all FC graduation products, including official announcements, thank you letters, class rings, clothing and more. As of now graduation gowns, caps and tassels are also available for purchase for a total of $29.95.

Josten representative Shannon Ortega will be on campus to answer questions during lunch and the afternoon. At lunch, students can order and ask questions about their graduation purchases and in the afternoon parents can come as well.

Graduation orders are available in advance of graduation so that students can receive their stuff on time. Graduating seniors are required to order their cap and gown, but can also order other products.

School secretary Brenda Warkentin advises students to order their graduation gown, cap and tassel on order day so that they can get the garb at a premium price.

“Basically it’s just keeping the deadline, making sure they get their gown ordered,” Warkentin said. “Because right now the cost is set, but if they wait till spring it will be more costly.”

Senior Breanna Jennings looks forward to graduation night in her graduation garb and is excited to get all of the details out of the way early.

“I’m excited to purchase my cap and gown because it’s kind of like the first step towards graduation,” Jennings said. “It’s easier to get all of the purchases and planning out of the way now, so I don’t stress out later in the school year.”

Senior Editor Ryan King, also contributed to this article.

Follow The Feather via Twitter: @thefeather. This writer can be reached via Twitter: @dawsontriplitt.

For more news, read the Nov. 21 article, Elementary robotics team to compete in championship tournament.

By |2014-11-21T00:00:00+00:00November 21st, 2014|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments