32nd FCS Auction draws community to campus (Video)

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Superintended Jeremy Brown holds a young puppy that became a hot item at the 32nd annual Fresno Christian Auction, March 14.

The Fresno Christian Schools 32nd Annual FCS auction is a highly anticipated event in which the generosity and close knit community is exemplified. Each year, families and FC enthusiasts look forward to the opportunity for a fun way to give back to the school which has touched their lives.

At the March 14 auction, attendees were given a unique auction number and were able to bid upon different items including desserts, gift cards and donated items. Once dinner was served participants enjoyed a quick trailer of the upcoming drama musical, Music Man.

Over the course of dinner the silent tables began to close and a raffle took place where attendees could win a variety of different hundred dollar prizes.

The highlight of the night, the live auction, offered a wide array of prizes. Prizes included everything from front row seats at the 2014-’15 graduation ceremony to signed helmets from Oakland Raider QB Derek Carr.

Every table at the 32nd FCS Auction sold out within weeks. The auction brought in a record breaking $140,000+. The money is used in multiple ways but is focused on filling the funding gap between tuition and the amount needed to operate the school.

Superintendent Jeremy Brown talks about his first year at the auction as superintendent. This experience has given him a new perspective on the event.

“I love interacting with the different families; it’s amazing how many people come out here to support. It’s a full house. It’s a great lively events and everyone is here to support Fresno Christian Schools,” Brown said. “I went last year and didn’t really know many people because I was just hired. But this year it’s great because I know the community a lot better.”

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FC hits NY: Day 2 (SLIDESHOW, VIDEO)

GroupHotelDay2Greg Stobbe, adviser

While the group still needs to tighten up sessions for the CSPA convention, Feather editors gather in the lobby of Hotel Edison before they embark on a day of touring Manhattan, March 17.

The Feather editors started their first day of tourism in New York City on the holy day for the Irish: St. Patty’s Day, March 17. With a couple of days dedicated to checking out the Big Apple before attending and speaking at the 91st annual Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s (CSPA) convention, today FC hits NY.

Attempting to avoid a sea of green chaos, adviser Greg Stobbe suggested the team spend most of their day in Little Italy and Soho, eating and shopping. The staff departed Hotel Edison at 8:15 a.m. and made their way to the nearest subway station before the parades and celebrators crowded Times Square.

Not eating before their departure, the staff insisted that the first thing they do in Little Italy was get breakfast before treading onward to shopping. Heading the cries of his people, Stobbe led his staff to Ferrara: an Italian bakery and cafe with a wide range of different kinds of food options. Though breakfast meats were available, many of the students opted for the pastries.

After finishing breakfast the female staffers abandoned their male counterparts to get an early start on their shopping, leaving the men behind in the cafe in favor of rushing to Soho and all its stores had to offer. Their shopping spree was short lived, however, as a couple of the girls fell ill and left Soho early to get back to the comfort of their hotel rooms.

Though the women were down for the count, the men endured through the elements and their check balances. Before impending bankruptcy set itself upon them, Stobbe intervened and called the men to Il Palazzo where they enjoyed an authentic Italian lunch. The boys left for the hotel at 2 p.m. and arrived at around 2:30 p.m.

Having about five hours of rest time before the first play of the New York trip, students took full advantage of this opportunity to get much needed shut eye. Many of the students stayed awake from Monday morning to Tuesday afternoon without sleep, easily achieving an “all-nighter.”

After the five-hour nap, the students woke from their dens and began preparing for the first play of many on their trip. Upon departing the hotel 7:10 p.m. everyone soon felt the nose numbing wind that New York had to offer. Racing from the subways and the streets the team eventually made their way to the first play, The King and I, which began 8 p.m. and ended at 11 p.m.

Once the play ended, hunger soon plagued the students again. They left the theatre and moved to the subways to get back to Times Square. Upon arriving, the team immediately spotted an Applebees and moved like predatory animals towards this beacon. Once they finished their food everyone departed for the hotel and arrived at 12:30 a.m.

Most of the Feather staff went to their rooms and prepared the next day for the journalism conference at Columbia University.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @RRoggenstein.

For more about The Feather in NY, read the March 16 article, FC hits NY: Day 1 (Slideshow, Video).

FC hits NY: Day 1 (SLIDESHOW, VIDEO)

IMG_6974Adviser Greg Stobbe

Nine Feather editors are traveling to NY to attend and speak at the 91st annual Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s convention. The staff arrives in Times Square ready for a night tour, March 16.

After arriving to San Francisco the night before, a total of nine journalists boarded the plane on Monday, heading to New York, March 16. Editors Rees Rogenstein, Josh Carter, Chloe Mueller, Gaby Siquiros, Ryan King, Callista Fries, Trevor Beal, John Dooman, Sara Peterson and chaperones Angie Fries and adviser Greg Stobbe arrive at the airport around 8 a.m. and will tour that evening as FC hits NY.

The Feather staff will be heading to Columbia University, for the 91st annual CSPA Spring Convention, March, 18-20. Along with being nominated for the Gold Crown by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA), Fries, King, Peterson and Mueller will be presenting workshops during the convention. Throughout their stay, the editors will also spend two days touring Manhattan.

While at the CSPA Spring Convention, editors will be attending classes and workshops relating to journalism and school run newspapers. At the end of the Spring Convention, The Feather staff will attend the 2015 Online Digital Crown Awards ceremony, in which they will receive either a Silver or Gold crown.

After arriving in New York around, 7:30 p.m., the staff departed from the JFK airport and headed towards their home for the next week, the Hotel Edison.

Upon arrival students dropped off their luggage and headed to Juniors for a late dinner and then traveled to the subway to buy their metro passes for the week.

Students then took a quick tour of Times Square and headed back to their hotel, to work on articles, and to get some much needed rest.

EDITORS NOTE: Stay tuned for daily updates including slideshows and videos as FC hits NY.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @rynnking_.

For more news, read the March 13 article, Blood Drive honors FC alumna currently in recovery.

Blood drive honors FC alumna in recovery (VIDEO)

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The FCS community is again gathering support in a blood drive for Emily Krieghoff, March 20. Please donate for an Eagle alumna.

In the late hours of Saturday Feb. 21, FC alumni Molly Griffin and best friend Emily Krieghoff were victims of a fatal DUI accident. Molly Griffin was killed on site while Krieghoff is currently in recovery at Fresno Community Hospital.

Due to the essential role that blood donations have played in Krieghoff’s recovery and because of the tragic nature of the incident, the FC community will be partnering with Central California Blood Center in the first Emily Krieghoff Blood Drive, March 20.

The idea for the event was first purposed by Leadership and Economics teacher, Robert Foshee after Krieghoff’s mother suggested a blood drive. Foshee says that the event will provide an opportunity for both FC alumni and current students and staff members to come together as a community and support the Krieghoff family during a time in which they need it most.

“I think it’s a great way to give back to the community especially for our own alumni who have been touched by that,” Foshee said. “It’s something that you can do that’s easy. We’re also going to have a place where we can write messages and cards and if you want to help out the family during that time too there’s opportunities to do that. As a school it’s an opportunity to come together as a family.”

The Central Blood Center mobile will be stationed in the high school parking lot from 1-5 p.m., equipped with trained and experienced personnel. All potential donors are required to be in relatively stable health upon arrival at the mobile and must weigh at least 110lbs and be 16 years of age or older.

All student participants regardless of age, are required to obtain and present a signed permission slip upon arrival at the mobile. Permission slips are available for free download at Central Blood Center’s website. Students must also schedule an appointment for their donation prior to March 20 via email with either Foshee or school secretary, Vicky Belmont.

Central Blood Center holds all rights to deny donors participation if they fail to meet the before mentioned requirements or present any number of complicating factors such as abnormally high blood pressure or body temperature.

According to Central Blood Center, the process of blood donation works in a simple four step process. Firstly upon arrival participants must register with the use of a photo ID and social security number. These two items are required to register and those who do not posses proper identification will not be admitted into the Mobil.

The experience was fun and I felt important because I was giving to someone who needed it. I wanted to do it because I did it last year and I had a good time and wanted to do it again. I would encourage anyone who is able to participate because it is an easy and fast way to help people who are in need. –Senior Breanna Jennings

Secondly, Central Blood Center personnel will conduct a brief physical check up, measuring blood pressure and heart rate in order to assess the individual’s personal health. All health information that donors share with the personnel will be kept confidential.

The withdrawal of one pint of blood usually takes no more than 15 minutes and is a painless process. After completion participants will receive a T-shirt, a sweet treat and be encouraged to rest for a short amount of time before resuming daily activities.

Leadership member Breanna Jennings, ’15, previously donated at FC’s annual Max Hinton Blood Drive. She says that the opportunity provides a hands on and practical way to give back to the community and reach out to those who need love the most.

“The experience was fun and I felt important because I was giving to someone who needed it,” said Jennings. “I wanted to do it because I did it last year and I had a good time and wanted to do it again. I would encourage anyone who is able to participate because it is an easy and fast way to help people who are in need.”

Macy Mascarenas, ’16, knew both girls on a more personal level through her older sister. Mascarenas believes that the blood drive is a way to honor the memory of Molly Griffin and the generous sacrifice that saved Krieghoff’s life.

“I think the blood drive is a really good idea,” Mascarenas said. “These are young girls who went here and made such an impact on this school. I think the least we can do as a school is to dedicate it to them and to honor them.”

Update: Emily Krieghoff is scheduled to be released from Fresno Community Hospital, March 18.

To obtain permission slips or learn more information about donor qualifications, visit www. Centralvalleybloodcenter.com.

To follow Emily Krieghoff’s progress, visit caringbridge.org. Please read a guest post by Macy Mascarenas as she reflects on the life of Molly Griffin.

For another article news article read Campus families gather to support 32nd FC Auction.

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Campus clubs sell Kids Day papers (VIDEO)

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The Feather staff joined the leadership class to sell Fresno Bee Kids Day papers to benefit Children’s Hospital, March 3.

Each year, the community, Fresno Bee and ABC 30 all join forces to earn money for the patients of Valley Children’s Hospital. For the 28th time, Kids Day has encouraged hundreds of individuals to take time selling special edition Fresno Bee newspapers across the San Joaquin Valley to earn the money to help the cause, March 3.

Community members and campus students including notable figures and organizations from Mayor Ashley Swearengin, Police Chief Jerry Dyer, and Fresno State football coach Tim DeRuyter to student leadership and publications from FC.

This year, according to the Fresno Bee: an estimated amount of $340,500 and counting, has been provided at the time of 5 p.m., March 3. Children’s Hospital spokeswoman Zara Arboleda has stated this year’s goal of $530,000 is reachable.

Since last year, Children’s Hospital has received over $6.3 million in donations. This year they hope to past $7 million in an even greater effort to support the patients of the Madera County hospital.

Student leadership, began selling newspaper at a dim and chilly 4 a.m., along with The Feather staff who came just about 45 minutes later to corners at Alluvial and Cedar as well as Cedar and Alluvial. For several years now both campus clubs have participated in Kids Day to help Valley Children’s Hospital.

With a total amount of 980 newspapers sold, campus representatives were able to contribute $1,954.13 to the cause. Students were able to sell all the way till 9 a.m., where they then headed to their classes for the day.

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For more on Kids Day 2015, read the Fresno Bee articles, A look back at Kids Day 2015: from celebrity corner to students in Oakhurst and Fresno’s Mendez family stays strong despite child’s medical battles.

For more videos, check out #SJW2015: Importance of Scholastic Journalism (Video).

Childrens Hospital drives central Valley volunteers (UPDATE, VIDEO, SLIDESHOW, PODCAST)

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Feather adviser Greg Stobbe hawks special edition Kids Day newspapers with Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, March 3.

Feather staff joins student leadership to hawk special Fresno Bee Kids Day papers

UPDATE: March. 11
After an estimate was given, March 3, for Kids Day, Valley Children’s Hospital was able to count the remainder of the money raised with a total of $535,000. Last year’s Kids Day reached a total of $480,000, which set a record for future fundraising. While this is not the total final count, Children’s Hospital has passed the goal for this year’s Kids Day reaching over the estimated $530,000.

Each year, the community, Fresno Bee and ABC 30 all join forces to earn money for the patients of Valley Children’s Hospital. For the 28th time, Kids Day has encouraged hundreds of individuals to take time selling special edition Fresno Bee newspapers across the San Joaquin Valley to earn the money to help the cause, March 3.

Community members and campus students including notable figures and organizations from Mayor Ashley Swearengin, Police Chief Jerry Dyer, and Fresno State football coach Tim DeRuyter to student leadership and publications from FC.

This year, according to the Fresno Bee: an estimated amount of $340,500 and counting, has been provided at the time of 5 p.m., March 3. Children’s Hospital spokeswoman Zara Arboleda has stated this year’s goal of $530,000 is reachable.

Since last year, Children’s Hospital has received over $6.3 million in donations throughout the course of its 28 year history. This year they hope to pass $7 million in an even greater effort to support the patients of the Madera County hospital.

Celebrity corner encourages notable figures from the community to volunteer

With the increase of involvement of a local whose who, Kids Day volunteers have deemed the corner of Blackstone and Shaw “celebrity corner”. Many notable figures from the community, as well as ABC 30 and the Fresno Bee, have used this corner to sell their newspapers for the last seven to eight years.

From the start of Kids Day, Fresno Bee has partnered with Valley Children’s Hospital. Each year they prepare these special edition newspapers for hundreds of individuals to sell. Fresno Bee Executive Editor Jim Boren has been apart of Kids Day since it’s beginnings. He really enjoys the chance the chance to help raise money for the hospital and thinks of the event as a symbol for the community.

“Well, Kids Day for one, raises a lot of money for the hospital, and does a lot of good things, but it’s also a symbolism of how important Valley Children’s Hospital is to our community,” Boren said. “This is a hospital that really cares for kids almost all of us have had either a child or a relative who has gone through that hospital and it does great work and we are just out here to help.”

Boren adds that the vision of Kids Day is expanding through the years. Along with just Fresno, efforts have been raised all across the San Joaquin Valley, including cities like Visalia and the youth of the community.

“More and more people are getting involved, we expanded across the Valley,” Boren said. “Visalia is a huge part of Kids Day, they do great work down their, especially in the high schools. So it’s expanded. This hospital has served the entire San Joaquin Valley and over the central coast, so it is an important part of the whole region.”

I have never been to this (Kids Day), and so it’s really nice seeing all these people trying to support us. Think about it this way: you are going to save a life, just by a dollar, you know, maybe fifty cents. You could spend five, ten dollars on something else, something you don’t even use. So you can make a difference with just a little bit of money. –-Juan Mendez, father of Neymar Mendez, 2015 Kids Day ambassador child

ABC 30 has also partnered with Children’s Hospital, along with the Fresno Bee, to broadcast Kids Day all day long, promoting the event. ABC 30 news reporter Amanda Venegas has estimated the volunteers of the event to over 5,000. Using the hashtag #KidsDay2015, people could promote over social media, which Venegas thinks has helped the event.

“If I could have all of our reporters out showcasing the different locations that would be really neat,” Venegas said. “But we just showcase different areas of Fresno that we can make it out to. Besides the dozens of people you see here, there is about 5,300 volunteers all over the County, like in Visalia and Merced. There is people even in the Oakhurst area that are selling newspapers right now that you don’t see. And I think social media has been huge because we can actually see what people are doing and we don’t have to be there.”

Valley Children’s Hospital Ambassador Family was able to come to support Kids Day and encourage others to donate to the cause. Juan Mendez, father of Neymar Mendez, the ambassador child, was excited to see the involvement the community offered during Kids Day and the chance to see others give their time and money for the cause.

“I have never been to this (Kids Day), and so it’s really nice seeing all these people trying to support us,” Mendez said. “Think about it this way: you are going to save a life, just by a dollar, you know, maybe fifty cents. You could spend five, ten dollars on something else, something you don’t even use. So you can make a difference with just a little bit of money.”

President and CEO of Valley Children’s Hospital Todd Suntrapak echoes Mendez’ sentiments.

President and CEO of Valley Children’s Hospital Todd Suntrapak, who was born and raised in Fresno, participated in Kids Day as well. As once a patient of Children’s Hospital, Suntrapak thinks of this event as a way to help out the children of the San Joaquin Valley.

“It’s the least I can do to take my time and come out here and thank all the terrific volunteers that are working on our behalf today,” Suntrapak said. “But more importantly on behalf of making kids well, I mean really, that’s what essentially is happening here. All these volunteers are donating their time and selling papers in partnership with ABC 30 and the Fresno Bee at the end to really a child. It’s my pleasure to be here; I wouldn’t miss it.”

Mayor Ashley Swearengin has been selling newspapers on ‘celebrity corner’ since it’s start. With other notable figures, Swearengin adds that it all comes back to help the patients.

“Every year it just gets more and more exciting,” Swearengin said. “More and more people are here, we have students from Fresno State and athletic coaches. We’ve got our law enforcement leaders other elected officials and people are out here for the same reason: to help Childrens Hospital.”

Campus works with San Joaquin Valley to sell newspapers

Student leadership, began selling newspaper at a dim and chilly 4 a.m., along with The Feather staff who came just about 45 minutes later to corners at Alluvial and Cedar as well as Cedar and Alluvial. For several years now both campus clubs have participated in Kids Day to help Valley Children’s Hospital.

With a total amount of 980 newspapers sold, campus representatives were able to contribute $1,954.13 to the cause. Students were able to sell all the way till 9 a.m., where they then headed to their classes for the day.

Senior John Dooman has been participating in Kids Day for three years. While he did not sell as many newspapers as he expected, selling one encouraged him to appreciate his time during the day.

“This year I was a little late waking up, but I was glad that I could make it to Kids Day,” Dooman said. “Even though I didn’t sell a crazy amount of newspapers, the chance to even sell one is enough to help a child in need. No matter how early it was, I’m happy I went.”

Freshman Jaden Ventura has never been part of Kids Day till this year. As a member of The Feather he was able to be encouraged by the community around him as they donated thousands of dollars to the cause.

“I remember that I was on the corner and someone gave $20 for a paper and it made me realize that people really do care about Kids Day,” Ventura said. “Being able to help be apart of such a noble cause really made the entire day worth it.”

Opinions Editor Rees Roggenstein, also contributed to this article.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @rynnking_.

For more on Kids Day 2015, read the Fresno Bee articles, A look back at Kids Day 2015: from celebrity corner to students in Oakhurst and Fresno’s Mendez family stays strong despite child’s medical battles.

For more features, read the March 3 article, WWII Veteran receives long awaited medal.

Serve day unites student body, spreads joy (VIDEO)

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The second school-wide Serve Day rallies the whole campus to volunteer in multiple places across the city including painting over graffiti near railroad tracks, Feb. 19.

The second annual school-wide serve day took place, Feb. 19. Students signed up for their location of choice earlier in the week during chapel and prayed to leave a positive impact on the community.

The different service sites include: the Community Food Bank, Poverello House, park clean up, Neighborhood Thrift, two graffiti clean up sites, connecting with students at Kepler Elementary School and a yard work group.

The students were assigned their chaperones and buses after a rally like chapel and were encouraged to serve with a joyful heart and spread the love of Christ.

Leadership advisor Vickey Belmont gives insight into the second annual FC serve day.

“After last years first serve day and it being pretty successful, we were already planning on continuing the service,” Belmont said. “We work some of the kinks our from last year and improved in some areas. I think that this year was a great success and I am looking forward to the many more serve days to come.”

Freshman Erin Wilson found serve day to be much more rewarding than she had originally thought.

“I was expecting it to be a lot less fun than it actually was, I thought it was going to be boring but I had a really great time helping out at the Neighborhood Thrift Store,” Wilson said. “I think we were a big help to them we hung up two giant boxes of clothes and I’m really glad the school put this day on.”

Sophomore Julian Castro helped clean up an elderly man’s yard with his friends and enjoyed shining the light of Christ to him and others.

“We mowed his lawn, picked up piles of leaves, and picked up logs and branches from his property. To be honest I had a really great time, even though im not one to enjoy yardwork I found myself workng hard and having fun,” Castro said. “I do feel like we made an impact on his life because it makes him feel better when he looks out his window and sees a freshly cleaned yard. I think it’s the least we could do for him.

Junior Maddie Luginbill was in the graffiti clean up group and found that serving with friends makes the ward work fun and worth it.

“Last year I was at the food bank and this year I was with a lot of my friends and I was more interested in painting than I was about bagging food so I was more excited to help out this year,” Luginbill said. “The chaperone told us that by this time next week all the graffiti would be back up and it made me sad that people don’t respect the community but we poured ourselves into our work and it was worth it.”

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @gaby_siqueiros.

For more features, read the Feb. 24 article, Speaker educates on body language, power of communication.

Eagle basketball: FC vs Fowler (Video)

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For their second to last home game of the season, the Eagles of Fresno Christian hosted the Fowler Redcats, Jan. 30.

Students support Eagle basketball: FC vs Fowler

While the Eagles are no longer playing at home, their last four games are on the road. This week, please consider supporting FC at Parlier (Feb. 6.), Riverdale (Feb. 10), Caruthers (Feb. 13) and in Fowler (Feb. 17). With the West Sequoia League regular season winding down, let’s cheer on the Eagles into the playoffs.

For their second to last home game of the season, the Eagles of Fresno Christian hosted the Fowler Redcats, Jan. 30. The Redcats entered the game with a 14-3 overall record and 4-0 in West Sequoia League.

In the first quarter both teams came out strong and competitive. Trading the lead back and forth and making key shots from both sides kept the game close. The same storyline continued in the second quarter. At the half, the Redcats held a slight lead, 19-18.

In the third quarter, momentum shifted to Fowler. Knocking down shots and keeping the Eagles from score helped them gain an advantage, heading into the fourth with an 11-point lead. In the fourth, the Eagles came fighting back; scoring seven straight points to quickly make it a four-point game with five minutes left in the final quarter. The Eagles had the ball and found themselves trailing by two with less than 30 seconds left. A clutch basket from senior Trevor Beal with two seconds left tied the game at 39 and sent the game into overtime.

In overtime, the same game continued. The Redcats were able to gain a slight lead heading into the final minute of the four minute period. Down by three, senior Cole Nale was able to hit a game-tying three with eight seconds left to send it into the seconds overtime. In the second overtime, the Redcats were able to force a few key turnovers to take the lead, and with the Eagles forced to foul, were able to pull away with a 54-48 victory over the Eagles.

For the final Fresno Christian varsity boys’ home basketball game, the Eagles took on the Mustangs of Minarets during the team’s Senior Night, Jan. 27.

Before the game, time was taken to honor the seven seniors on the varsity team. Christopher Grossman, Daniel Cliff, Aaron DeWolf, Anthony Zhang, Toby Pan, Trevor Beal, and Cole Nale were all honored before the game for their efforts throughout their high school basketball career.

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Hope Fresno unites pastors in racial equality (Video)

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The Well hosted Hope Fresno, an event to stir racial awareness, on their north campus, Feb. 6 – 7, 2015.

As a reflection of the surge of social awareness and stirrings that the United States and many other nations are facing, a local church decided to take action within its own city. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6 and 7, The Well Community Church hosted just the event to bring some uncomfortable topics to the table.

Hope Fresno was an event intended to specifically unite White and African American congregations in Fresno County, whilst simultaneously spreading the awareness of racial injustice towards citizens of African descent.

Upon arrival at The Well, it was obvious that the church was packed with a racially diverse group, eager to hear what would unfold. Brad Bell, head pastor of The Well’s North Campus (where the event was held), sat amongst the panel of African American leaders to get to the core of the issue.

A major theme throughout the event was storytelling. Most would agree that a common goal between panelists was for no one to leave without some sort of change of heart. This goal was achieved through real-life, tangible tales of racial injustice.

The panel included Dr. Paul Lawrence Binion II, Senior Pastor of Westside Church of God, Bryson White, Community Organizer with Faith in Community and Sabrina Kelly of Habitat for Humanity. The speakers all took their time telling stories of how they had been affected by phenomenon such as white privilege.

Pastor Bell also spoke from his perspective, as a benefactor of ordeals like white privilege, offering the point of view that many caucasian citizens share.

“From my perspective, of a white middle class dude, I saw things a certain way,” Bell said. “But I began to see that there was another life experience that was very confusing to me. In many ways I felt very accused and angry because I’m not a racist or a guy who would intentionally discriminate against anyone.”

Bell went on to explain his new line of thinking after being introduced to the new concept of white privilege.

“What I was told that I was a recipient of white privilege and there was nothing I could do about that,” Bell continued. “It was very disheartening, and at the same time very encouraging because I sat with my friend and I heard my friend. I began to see things differently.”

However, the truth behind racial inequality prevailed through eye-witness accounts. Several panelists visited Ferguson during the time of the Mike Brown protests, and told the real story behind what occurred versus what the media showed. In short, not even a fraction of the true military presence and brashness was shown on news stations, whereas peaceful protesters were made to look violent.

After the event was over, Sabrina Kelly took some time with staffers to explain how she got involved with the Hope Fresno cause.
“Brad and I are really good friends,” Kelly said. “And I share my stories about my nephews with him all the time, because I struggle with how we never understand the reality of their lives as black men in the city or the concept of being a black man in the United States.”

As she continued, Kelly revealed that her main purpose in speaking to this congregation is rooted in the idea of empathy.

“As I was sharing this, which is something I struggle with all the time, he [/fusion_builder_column]

[Bell] said, ‘you need to tell your story in context of white privilege,'” Kelly said. “If you hear these stories from media, but you don’t experience them, it kind of goes over your head. You can think, ‘maybe that’s not true’, or ‘that’s not my experience.’ But if you hear somebody’s personal story, you can develop empathy; and that’s my goal here. If you develop empathy on this learning journey with us, then maybe things will change.”

The panel discussion was concluded by Deth Im, from People Improving Communities through Organization, with an introduction to the activities taking place on Sat, Feb. 7.

Im led exercises which were to provide an opportunity to experience systemic injustice through an exercise and then provided an open forum to share and learn from each other. Attendees also heard from the representative from Faith in Fresno, who provided statistical information about his city.


The Well Community Church can be reached via Twitter: @wellchurch. Faith in Community can be reached via Twitter: @FIC_Fresno.

These writers can be reach via Twitter: @_chloemueller and @_sarapeterson.

For more features, read the Feb. 5 article, Surviving the flu season, how to recover from illness.

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2015 FC Serve Day

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Fresno Christian’s second annual Serve Day is coming up. This year it will be Feb. 19. Staff and students will be going to The Poverello House, Community Food Bank, Kepler Neighborhood School, Ted C Wills Community Center and Neighborhood Thrift Store.

After chapel most of the student body will break up into groups and travel by bus to southwest Fresno to serve at these locations.

Students are encouraged to wear clothing that they can get dirty in or get paint on. This is not an event to look their best. Make-up is not required.

Activities will include painting and graffiti clean-up, reading and playing with youth, serving meals, cleaning up store and boxing materials for resale and working in wear houses.

Students will leave around or just before 10 a.m. and return to campus no later than 3 p.m. Only students who cannot participate are required to bring a “reverse permission slip.” Parents should sign this if their student will not participate in Serve Day 2015 and need to remain on campus.

Please check back with this paper to find out more about FC Serve Day 2015 and please use the #FCServes2015 in Instagram and Twitter posts.

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By |2015-02-10T00:00:00+00:00February 10th, 2015|Uncategorized, Videos, Videos 2014-15|0 Comments

60 seconds with Dooman returns (Video)

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The senior duo of Aaron DeWolf and Christopher Grossman do not currently create videos, a team has decided to resurrect a short segment those to did as freshmen: 5 seconds with Dooman with this longer segment.

In an effort to celebrate video goofiness, The Feather video staff has decided to return to a 2012 favorite video series. While the senior duo of Aaron DeWolf and Christopher Grossman do not currently create videos, a team has decided to resurrect a short segment those to did as freshmen: 5 seconds with Dooman.

Today the duo creates an extended version: 60 seconds with Dooman.

For those viewers who missed the series, they might check out the advanced search button at the top of the menu bar and search for John Dooman. However, another way to check out DeWolf and Grossman as freshmen and their novice ways, please look for The Show (2012-13) with Grossman and DeWolf. A reasonable place to begin might be with Episode No. 1 in August 2012.

At the end of each episode, the next video is promoted. Viewers may wish to comment on the youthful look of the two guest hosts but a not so different look of Dooman.

In this week’s episode, Dooman attempts a flip in the hall way (key word is attempts) and revisits the once popular sport of ghosting made famous by former P.E. and video teacher Scott Callisch. The Feather hopes views will leave comments and suggestions below for Dooman to try or be involved in.

Viewers might also wish to visit The Feather Vimeo page to check out hundreds of archived media.

For more videos, please check out Take the kindness challenge (Video).

By |2015-02-05T00:00:00+00:00February 5th, 2015|Uncategorized, Videos, Videos 2014-15|1 Comment

Take the kindness challenge (Video)

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The Feather Online and student leadership are piggy-backing on The Great Kindness Challenge and also encouraging Random Acts of Kindness Week, Feb. 8-15.

Imagine a world without kindness. A world where there was not a caring person, or anybody who had the simplicity to make someone feel loved. That is a world I do not want to live in. Random Acts of Kindness Week is Feb. 8-15 and we need to start the awareness now. We need to admit our self-centeredness, put it aside and find simple ways to change that pretense.

The Feather Online and student leadership are piggy-backing on The Great Kindness Challenge. In the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) and FCS Serve Day, Feb. 19, students should take into account to be kind to others, and change the world for the better. Often, we go about our everyday lives, forgetting to acknowledge the people around us, because of that fact that we are already wrapped up in our own problems.

The Great Kindness Challenge, if you choose to accept it, will hopefully bring out the greatness in you, because we all know there is greatness in all of us, we just have to dig deep enough to find it. There are many ways to participate, some of which include simple, kind gestures such as giving a compliment to five people per day, make a new friend, bring a flower to the office staff, or offer to help a custodian.

When all is said and done, it should become a habit. A healthy habit where we will all put our greatness together and make this world a kinder place. as Ephesians 4:31-32 says, “Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”

With that being said, as Random Acts of Kindness Week approaches, I encourage all of you to take the Great Kindness Challenge, find the greatness within yourselves, and help to make this world a better, kinder place.

Student leadership will be posting a poster on the downstairs hallway this week. Please take the time to add your name and take the Great Kindness Challenge. Be responsible, respectful and accountable to be kind these next two weeks and beyond. As someone to partner with to write out ways you will be selfless this month and take the kindness challenge.

Additionally, please post your challenges to others via The Feather comments at the bottom of this article or Twitter: #RAKweek2015.

Additionally, students will have an opportunity to serve and show kindness, Feb. 19. The high school students will be off campus to engage with the community and help with graffiti removal, Neighborhood Thrift, the Poverello House and others.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @ashhasthescoop.

For more opinions, read the Feb. 1 article, Super Bowl XLIX blog: Roggenstein in Phoenix.

By |2015-02-02T00:00:00+00:00February 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized, Videos, Videos 2014-15|3 Comments

Local eatery hosts school fundraiser (VIDEO)

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Applebee’s school sports wall, with Fresno Christian teams from over the years.

Students, teachers, families and community supporters alike dined at the Applebee’s on the corner of Cedar and Herndon, Jan. 15, 2015, to support FC. Applebee’s donated 15% of their revenue that evening when diners showed their waiter the fundraiser flier.

Dean of Students Amy Deffenbacher explained how the event benefited both the school and the restaurant.

“I love fundraising events, like the Applebee’s one for several different reasons. It takes something that all of us do (eat dinner) and turns it into an opportunity to give back to the school,” Deffenbacher said. “Second, it gets our school out into the community and helps form partnerships with our neighboring businesses. In this case, got a former FC student Jessica Radtke (’02), a current Applebee’s employee who helped coordinate the event, a reason to reconnect with Fresno Christian.”

The restaurant boasted decorations such as balloons in school colors and a raffle table in the back with stuffed eagles and decorations. The raffle offered a chance to win spirit wear for those who entered the drawing. Fierce the Eagle, cherished FC mascot, even made an appearance to greet families.

Jenny King, ’17, did not attend the fundraiser, but expressed her admiration for the event.

“It’s pretty cool; the location was prime because it’s a nearby restaurant. You don’t see too many restaurants supporting schools, especially bigger chains like Applebee’s,” King said. “I was kind of surprised that they were a big part of supporting us the first time I went there.”

The support from the Applebee’s location goes beyond just this year; they have actively supported the school in past years and hang FC memorabilia photos along the walls.

The Feather would like to formally thank Applebee’s for the opportunity to raise money for the school.

Check back later for how much money the fundraiser raised.

FCS Applebee’s Fundraiser 2015 from The Feather Online on Vimeo.

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

For more features, read Jan. 22 article, Publications enrich audience through social media.

By |2015-01-26T00:00:00+00:00January 26th, 2015|FC Events, Features, Uncategorized, Videos, Videos 2014-15|0 Comments

Jack Hannah visits FC (VIDEO)

Local singer Jack Hannah, Sons of the San Joaquin fame, visited Amy Witters’ kindergarten class. The local celebrity celebrated with song as the cowboy/girl dressed class sang and interacted with him throughout a special assembly, Jan. 16.

The Western Music Association’s Songwriter of the Year multiple award-winner is a former teacher and his television appearances include the Grand Ole Opry, Austin City Limits, Nashville Now, American Music Shop, Prime-Time Country and Old Time Country Music.

He taught the class some of his favorite songs including “Read, Write, and Recite.” He ended his hour showing everyone how to yodel.

Kindergarden teacher, Amy Witters, thoroughly enjoyed the time that was spent with Jack Hannah.

“What a rip-roaring time we had with Cowboy Jack! Thank you, Mr. Richards, for inviting him, they went to Sunday School together. “Witters said. “The Kindergarten cowboys/cowgirls learned all about ‘life on the range,’ and some new cowboy songs too!”

By |2015-01-20T00:00:00+00:00January 20th, 2015|Uncategorized, Videos, Videos 2014-15|0 Comments

Welcome back FC! (Video)

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Sophomore China Scott shares her excitement about her first first her first week as an Eagle.

After three weeks of being on Christmas break, the student body return for the 2014-15 Spring semester, Jan. 5. Welcome back FC! With the beginning of the semester students are already in the full swing of things, however the Feather would like to look back on the holiday and welcome staff and students back to campus.

Sophomore China Scott shares her excitement about her first first her first week as an Eagle.

“I am really happy to have a change of scenery, I like that the classes are smaller and we get more one on one with the teachers,” Scott said.

This semester not only contains both the N.O.T.S. Film Festival and Sadie’s, but also will conclude with the graduation of the 2015 senior class. With so many memorable events on the calendar, students are going into the 2015 year with high hopes and expectations.

Junior Brooklyn Barth has just returned to FC this year for the first time since her freshman year. Already having enjoyed last semester, Barth is more excited for what this semester has in store.

“After returning to FC I am glad I get to see my friends on a daily basis, instead of once a week like last year,” Barth said. “I am looking forward to the being able to participate in all of the upcoming events of this semester.”

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @CallyFries4.

By |2015-01-14T00:00:00+00:00January 14th, 2015|News, Uncategorized, Videos, Videos 2014-15|0 Comments

Food drive donates, makes difference in community (VIDEO)

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Student leadership is sponsoring the Yes We Can food drive. Consider helping out this cause by donating canned food. Donations will be accepted from Nov. 17 – Dec. 12.

Food Drive scheduled from Nov.17-Dec 12

The ‘Yes We Can’ food drive is a volunteer food group that is dedicated to doing everything they can to help the people of Merced. The food that is donated is received by the crisis ministry in Merced County.

This year volunteers have collected 17,521 lbs. of donated items for The Crisis Ministry. Yes We Can Food Drive now provides 15% of the food that The Crisis Ministry distributes each month to its 3,000 men, women and children.

FC students are being asked to help out this cause by donating canned food and help in any way they can. Donations will be accepted from Nov. 17 – Dec. 12.

The FC community is encouraged to donate as much canned food as possible, in order to help less fortunate people throughout Fresno and surrounding cities. In the past years FC has donated enough to feed over 200 people. Students look forward to this opportunity to donate to the less fortunate.

Sophomore Hannah Nale shows how she feels about how the food drive donates, make a difference and feels it helps the community in many different ways.

“I know about the food drive because I’m part of the people who are in charge,” Nale said. “I am definitely going to participate in it this year because its a great way to get involved in your community and knowing that lots of people who don’t have dinner or Thanksgiving, I mean why not? I am definitely going to give mashed potatoes and gravy because that like my favorite thing to eat on Thanksgiving. I will take part in doing this more in the future.”

Freshmen Roman Endicott is excited to participate in the Yes We Can food drive to try and make a difference.

“I am participating in the Yes We Can food drive because I think that it is a good way to give food to people who don’t have any,” Endicott said. “It makes me feel like I’m making a difference in the community. I’ll just probably give general canned foods. I learned through all of this that if we come together as a community then we can save lives and make a huge difference. In the future I will definitely be part of more food drives.”

I know about the food drive because I’m part of the people who are in charge. I am definitely going to participate in it this year because its a great way to get involved in your community and knowing that lots of people who don’t have dinner or Thanksgiving, I mean why not? I am definitely going to give mashed potatoes and gravy because that like my favorite thing to eat on Thanksgiving. I will take part in doing this more in the future. –Sophomore Hannah Nale

Freshman Erin Wilson likes how she can be apart of the food drive this year and believes food drive donates, makes difference to our community.

“I am also involved in the food drive because its good to help people who aren’t as fortunate as you and it would be a really nice thing to do,” Wilson said. “I know I’m helping someone eat who otherwise does not have food. I will mainly just donate canned assorted vegetables to help this cause.

“The most important thing about all of this is that you can instead of thinking of yourself you can think and give to the less fortunate people. My advice to everyone is to keep doing this through their high school years because this is one of the great things to get involved in.”

Food drive items needed:
— Potatoes
— Canned vegetables (multiple varieties)
— Canned fruit (multiple varieties)
— Spaghetti Sauce
— Tuna
— Beef ravioli
— Soup (multiple varieties)
— Cereal (multiple varieties)
— Apple sauce
— Peanut Butter
— Spaghetti
— Mac and Cheese
— Canned Beans
— Eggs
— Milk

These writers can be reached via Twitter: @nate10messi and @devin_pitts1735.

For more features, read the Nov. 17 article, Citizens compare pros and cons of flu vaccinations.

By |2014-12-03T00:00:00+00:00December 3rd, 2014|Community Events, Features, Uncategorized, Videos|0 Comments

Student of the Month: Katy Blankenship reveals hobbies, interests (VIDEO)

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November’s student of the month is sophomore Katy Blankenship, chosen by science teacher Karen Walters for her devotion to academics and compassionate personality.

Junior shares love of the outdoors and science

Every month The Feather will highlight one student recommended by a teacher and voted upon by Feather staff members. Students are chosen depending upon several factors including and not limited to good grades, class engagement, positive attitude and special extracurricular activities.

November’s student of the month is sophomore Katy Blankenship, chosen by science teacher Karen Walters for her devotion to academics and compassionate personality.

“Katy is an outstanding student both academically and in terms of citizenship,” Walters said. “She is always willing to help fellow students and makes any group work. Her attention to detail makes her a great asset in the laboratory environment. Simply stated, Katy is a pleasure to have as a student and a good friend to her classmates.”

In addition to her diligence in the academic sphere Blankenship is a member of California Scholarship Federation (CSF), Sister to Sister and Spanish Club. She also intends to join Creative Writing Club this semester.

Blankenship says she participates in these clubs and activities in order to take full advantage of the opportunities placed before her.

“I think application is essential in whatever I do,” Blankenship said. “I am blessed to have so many opportunities in my classes and school activities so I want to try as hard as I can to utilize what I have been given.”

For Blankenship music has always been a significant part of life, with her mother bringing her to classes at an early age. Throughout, the years she has developed a passion for the art and continues to improve her skills.

Due to a hectic schedule Blankenship no longer takes piano lessons. However, the music enthusiast attends vocal lessons weekly and is currently a first year member of FC’s Adoration Ensemble.

Blankenship says that ensemble provides a place to both interact with friends and pursue her passion for music.

“I enjoy ensemble so much,” Blankenship said. “I have lots of friends in the class and Mrs. (Susan) Ainley is doing a great job as the director. The music she picks out for us is outstanding.”

Blankenship prefers to sing and play classical music, although, she appreciates a more modern indie style in her personal library. She considers her favorite artists to be Christiana Perri and Yael Naim.

For Blankenship, music is an outlet for self expression, a way to praise God, gain confidence and find peace simultaneously.

“I love music because it is a great way to express myself rather singing a praise song or writing one of my own to fit my situation,” Blankenship said. “It is always there to comfort me. I can?t remember not liking music it has always been such a large part of my life.”

Another of the underclassman?s main interests is the outdoors. Blankenship currently lives at the base of the foothills and enjoys hiking, horseback riding and fishing during her free time. Blankenship and her Dad often spend a day hiking and fishing at Hume Lake .
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Blankenship believes her affection for the outdoors resulted from her parents’ own enthusiasm for all things involving nature.

“I love the outdoors because my parents especially my Dad, love the outdoors,” Blankenship said. “They do a lot of outdoor things with my siblings and me. We love going to Hume usually it’s just my Dad and me but sometimes the rest of the family will come too.”

Close Friend, Caitlin Gaines says that Blankenship manages to balance school work and social life while remembering to be imaginative and funny.

“She {Blankenship} is kind, sweet, creative and witty,” Gaines said. “She adds a lot of humor to our group. Katy is both the type of person to be devoted to her school work at school while still making time for her friends.”

Blankenship considers herself to be an animal lover with four dogs, a rabbit, a guinea pig and a hamster.

In the future she hopes to specialize in animal science or biology. Blankenship is interested in (Texas Christian University) TCU and Fresno State although, she is unsure about the high temperatures of the two locations.

Ultimately she hopes to unearth something new and beneficial. A family is also among Blankenship’s plans.

“I’m not sure specifically what I want to go into, but I would love to discover or invent something that would make an impact in the world,” Blankenship said. “I think discovering a new species of animal, or finding some new insight toward animal communication would be absolutely fantastic. I would also hope to have a family one day.”

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

For more features, read the Nov. 21 article, Students reflect on the privilege of driving, pros and cons.

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

By |2014-11-25T00:00:00+00:00November 25th, 2014|Academics, Announcements, Features, Uncategorized, Videos|0 Comments

Kindergarten sings for Sunrise seniors (VIDEO)

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In an annual right of passage, Amy Witters’ kindergarten class dresses up in classic pilgrim costumes and sing at the Sunrise Senior Living home, Nov. 21.

Amy Witters’ young ones will sing at senior living home

In an annual right of passage, Amy Witters‘ kindergarten class dresses up in classic pilgrim costumes, Nov. 21. The youngsters wore matching hats and period wear, the little tikes walk from their classrooms to the Sunrise Senior Living home and sing.

With voices that are sure to give a smile to anyone who listens, the first-year students in unison share, “Give thanks with a grateful heart,” to their elders. Witters’s critters brought smiles to many faces while enjoying the moat the same time. This performance was just a practice for their next performance, Tuesday morning, Nov. 25.

“Dressing up as native Americans, the kindergarteners hoped to bring some holiday cheer to the residents at Sunrise,” Witers said. “My own mother, Anna, lives there and she was so excited for us to come. After we sang our songs, Anna gave the kids little pieces of candy and we were on our way. It was absolutely wonderful. The residents clapped and cheered.”

Two kids were asked what they thought of the experience after they returned to campus.

Jake: “I feel happy and I think it is wonderful and I think it’s great.”

Reagan: “I feel happy because I like singing. When I go up and sing, I feel great.”

Witters began this holiday tradition soon after she started working at Fresno Christian.

“We first began the Thanksgiving feast during my 2nd year our school was here, probably 33 years ago,” Witters said. “It used to be the kindergarten Indians and the pilgrim 1st graders. Then about 5-6 years ago we added the 2nd graders as the Americans.

“One of my favorite memories included when we started singing one of the songs one year a while back,” Witters continued. “One side got faster than the other and it ended up being a mess, but it was very cute and still got a lot of applause. I love it when the Kindergarten sings for Sunrise.”

Make sure be in the SMC Main by 10:45 a.m., Nov. 25, in order to get a seat as parents, grandparents and community supporters will be pining for a seat.

For more media, watch the Nov. 21 video, Fall Festivus opens holiday season (VIDEO).

By |2014-11-24T00:00:00+00:00November 24th, 2014|News, Uncategorized, Videos|0 Comments

Fall Festivus opens holiday season (VIDEO)

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Freshmen Riley Endicott and Olivia Messer ham it up to get students to sign up for the Nov. 25 Fall Festivus.

After the success of last year’s Fall Festivus, student leadership has decided that the tradition of this much anticipated event must proceed to happen again. The second annual Fall Festivus will be held, Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving break.

The Fall Festivus will again be held at the Beal residence, starting at 6:30 p.m. and will end at 10:30 p.m. With last year hosting roughly 70 people, student leadership expects approximately 60-70 people to attend this year. The night will consist of movies, dinner, s’mores, bonfires, dessert, and lots of Fresno Christian fellowship.

Having attended the Fall Festivus last year, Justin Porter, ’15, enjoyed the overall aroma of the event, and is anticipating the upcoming one.

“It was quite an enjoyable evening with pleasant camaraderie, and it was a great opportunity to hang out with my fellow peers,” Porter said. “My favorite activity of the evening was probably roasting marshmallows so we could make s’mores, however I also enjoyed the line dancing. I am looking forward to this years fall festivus because i had such a great time last year, and I am excited to see how this year will turn out.”

With this year only being the second year having the Fall Festivus, freshman Roman Endicott is highly awaiting what the night has to offer.

“I have never been to the Fall Festiuvs before,” Endicott said. “And according to all of the upperclassmen, it sounds like it is going to be a good time.”

However, do not take these students’ word for it. There are 70 others who went last year. Talk it up. Find out for yourself. But plan on being there.

The entrance fee is $10, and must be paid by Nov. 24.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @ashgarcia.

For more news, read the Nov. 19 article, Food drive donates, makes difference in community.

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

Christian bands inspire spiritual growth at Winter Jam (VIDEO)

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Thousands of people gathered at the Christian concert, Winter Jam 2014, Nov. 11, to see Hillsong United and Newsong.

Newsong, Hillsong United highlight Winter Jam 2014

Thousands of people gathered at the Christian concert, Winter Jam 2014, Nov. 11. This nighttime concert series, hosted on Veterans Day by the popular Christian band, Newsong, provided a powerful night of worship for many Fresno-area Christian music lovers.

The admission price to Winter Jam, held at the Save Mart Center, was kept at the low price of $10, to give everyone an opportunity to worship and hear the gospel.

This year Winter Jam featured Christian artist’s Hillsong United, Jeremy Camp, Francesca Battistelli, Colton Dixon, Disciple, NewSong, Trip Lee, Everfound, About A Mile and Veridia. Visual artist Jared Emerson and speaker Tony Nolan also participated.

Winter Jam ’14, was a concert like none other. The interest was so high the tickets sold out leaving people having to stand wherever they could find room. Hundreds were turned away at the door. However, various bands put on an acoustic show outside for those who were denied entry.

Senior Elise Winegarden enjoyed listening to Hillsong United, because of the overall worship experience and that the Christian bands inspire at Winter Jam.

“My favorite band was definitely Hillsong,” Winegarden said. “I really liked how they can express their hearts. They really got to bring people into worship. They got to show what worship is really about and how it’s just between you and God. You can enter in to that worship and just let God reign down on you.”

Winter Jam continues to encourage and bring an empowering atmosphere wherever they go. This concert is an amazing opportunity to worship as a community. Please check the Winter Jam 2015 website for upcoming concerts or follow them on Twitter: @winterjamtour and/or on Winter Jam Facebook page.

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By |2014-11-19T00:00:00+00:00November 19th, 2014|Community Events, Features, Uncategorized, Videos|0 Comments

95th Annual Veterans Day Parade (VIDEO)

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The Fresno Veterans Day Parade is known to be the largest parade west of the Mississippi river, and this year’s 95th annual presentation did not disappoint.

The Fresno Veterans Day Parade is known to be the largest parade west of the Mississippi river, and this year’s 95th annual presentation did not disappoint. Over 200 entrees and 10,000 participants snaked throughout Downtown Fresno with over 20,000 spectators, honoring those who served our country, Nov. 11.

This year’s special honorees were those veterans who served in the Coast Guard and Korean War, along with WWI, WWII and Vietnam. Many different organizations paraded with the veterans as well as countless schools throughout Fresno county.

The 95th Annual Veterans Day Parade began with opening ceremonies beginning at 10:30 a.m. in front of City Hall with many bystanders. The ceremonies included the 21-gun salute, singing the National Anthem and releasing of white doves. With help from The Fresno area Coast Guard auxiliary, Flotilla 10-5, Coast Guard Capt. Edward A. Westfall, a commanding officer based in San Diego, was this year’s Grand Marshall. Shortly following opening ceremonies, Fresno State Marching Band opened the parade.

For more media, watch the Nov. 15 video, National Kindness Day, Nov. 13, 2014 (VIDEO).

By |2014-11-17T00:00:00+00:00November 17th, 2014|Community Events, Features, Uncategorized, Videos|0 Comments

National Kindness Day, Nov. 13, 2014 (VIDEO)

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World Kindness Week is a week that encourages people to do at least one random act of kindness during the week.

Campus students also celebrate National Kindness Day.

World Kindness Week is a week that encourages people to do at least one random act of kindness during the week. World Kindness Week is all next week (Nov. 9- Nov. 15).

World Kindness Day was born when a collection of humanitarian groups came together on Nov. 13, 1997, and made a “Declaration of Kindness.” Likewise, on Kindness Day everyone is encouraged to make a similar declaration.

Donating books, food or clothes to your local community is a great way to celebrate. However, pledging to commit just one act of kindness is no less worthwhile: hold the door open for a stranger, let your sibling have control of the TV remote for the evening.

Val Rivera has already shown acts of kindness to Greg Stobbe and Robert Foshee by presenting them with a bouquet of flowers. A random act of kindness could be as simple as this, giving someone you appreciate a gift.

Another way to participate in World Kindness Week is to be actively involved with a local serve project. This could include serving at an old folks’ home, packing medical supplies, feeding the homeless, donating to the church or charity, helping build houses for those who need it or even working in a soup kitchen.

Being active in a local serve project is easier to keep up with than a normal act of kindness, even though both are completely acceptable. So rather than paying for someone else?s coffee, you could give the money you would have used to a charity or to your church or buy a meal for a homeless person.

Our goal this week at FC is to spread the word about this holiday, and encourage students to become actively involved in giving thanks and showing random acts of kindness. Help us spread the word by hashtagging related photos or tweets with #FCGiveThanks. Remember to give thanks this World Kindness Week, and spread the word about his holiday.

For more media, watch the Nov. 12 video, FC Underground 2014-15, No. 18 (VIDEO).

By |2014-11-15T00:00:00+00:00November 15th, 2014|FC Events, Uncategorized, Videos|1 Comment

FC Underground 2014-15, No. 18 (VIDEO)

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FC Underground is a weekly campus news Vlog post hosted by senior Callista Fries to keep Fresno Christian High students aware of upcoming events.

This is the 18th episode of “FC Underground, 2014-15,” covering the week of Nov. 10-14, 2014. Senior Callista Fries is a third year host and broadcasts the video news alone. FC Underground is a weekly segment hosted by Fries, filmed and produced by junior videographer Tim Nyberg.

Lunch Schedule:
Mon: No Lunch
Tues: No Lunch
Wed: No Lunch
Thurs: Chik-Fil-A
Fri: Pacifica Pizza

The fundraiser at Chipotle is Nov. 10 from 5-9 p.m.

Is creative writing something you want to develop? Join other JH/HS Creative Writers in the Creative Writing Club that meets Mondays in room 603 at lunch.

Are you having trouble with writing that essay paper or any other paper for that matter. We have help for you, on Tues. and Thurs. in room 624 from 3-4:30. A writing lab to help you get those writing assignments done. Take advantage of this opportunity, it is here until December 11.

Operation Christmas Child boxes are due Wed. morning at 7:30 a.m.

There is a playoff Volleyball game, at home starting at 6:30 p.m. Students will cost $4 and Non-Students are $6.

The Championship Football game is at Kings Christian this Fri. Nov. 14, starting at 7 p.m.

Together we Can is also undergo, bring canned food to the HS office.

Please use the hashtag #FCGiveThanks when reposting or celebrating how others are thankful or giving back to their community.

Be sure to check out the Feather Photo section as new photos will be posted throughout the day to promote homecoming activities and those who are engaged with school spirit. Additionally, be sure to read The Feather’s Daily News section to read the announcements for the week. They are added to each day, promoting school, community, and other news.

For these and other events, read The Feather Online announcements at the Daily News on the right menu bar. The FC Underground segments consist of news, interviews, profiles and comments on campus life. Each episode is between two and three minutes in length.

“FC Underground” first ran in the fall of 1997 and continued until the spring of 2001. In the fall of 2009, editor-in-chief Suzanna Quiring , ’10, resumed the series, which was then produced by Paige Powell, ’10. After Quiring and Powell graduated, Brooke Stobbe and David Casuga took up the job until the end the 2011-’12 school year. Now, Fries and usually junior Tim Nyberg have continued the segments.

By |2014-11-12T00:00:00+00:00November 12th, 2014|Announcements, FC Events, News, Uncategorized, Videos|0 Comments

FC Underground 2014-15, No. 17 (VIDEO)

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FC Underground is a weekly campus news Vlog post hosted by senior Callista Fries to keep Fresno Christian High students aware of upcoming events.

This is the 17th episode of “FC Underground, 2014-15,” covering the week of Nov. 3-7, 2014. Senior Callista Fries is a third year host and broadcasts the video news alone. FC Underground is a weekly segment hosted by Fries, filmed and produced by junior videographer Tim Nyberg.

Lunch Schedule:
Mon: No Lunch
Tues: No Lunch
Wed: Cheesy Breadsticks
Thurs: Taco Bell
Fri: Pacifica Pizza

Sports for the week:

Tuesday there is a Volleyball game in Parlier, JV plays 5 and Varsity plays at 6 p.m.
Thursday, there is another Volleyball game at Riverdale JV plays at 5 and Varsity plays at 6.
Friday is a home Football game, it is also Senior Night, kickoff is at 7:00 p.m.

Starting this week, The Feather Online and student leadership are helping refocus student attention to outward examples of serving and giving. Over the next couple of weeks, there are opportunities to give on campus towards helping others.

Operation Christmas Child is starting up again, pick up at box in room 608, and they are due, Nov. 12.

Together we Can is also undergo, bring canned food to the HS office.

Please use the hashtag #FCGiveThanks when reposting or celebrating how others are thankful or giving back to their community.

Be sure to check out the Feather Photo section as new photos will be posted throughout the day to promote homecoming activities and those who are engaged with school spirit. Additionally, be sure to read The Feather’s Daily News section to read the announcements for the week. They are added to each day, promoting school, community, and other news.

For these and other events, read The Feather Online announcements at the Daily News on the right menu bar. The FC Underground segments consist of news, interviews, profiles and comments on campus life. Each episode is between two and three minutes in length.

“FC Underground” first ran in the fall of 1997 and continued until the spring of 2001. In the fall of 2009, editor-in-chief Suzanna Quiring , ’10, resumed the series, which was then produced by Paige Powell, ’10. After Quiring and Powell graduated, Brooke Stobbe and David Casuga took up the job until the end the 2011-’12 school year. Now, Fries and usually junior Tim Nyberg have continued the segments.

By |2014-11-05T00:00:00+00:00November 5th, 2014|Announcements, FC Events, News, Uncategorized, Videos|0 Comments

FC's 30th homecoming rally (VIDEO)

30thRallyJarrod Markarian

Student leadership organized the rally to celebrate the campus’ 30th homecoming week with a rally and festivities and pump the campus up, Oct. 31.

At the end of the day, campus students and teachers alike headed to the FC gym, to wrap up the week with a rally. With the the 30th annual homecoming game against Bakersfield’s Northwest Christian High School, student leadership organized the rally to celebrate the week’s festivities and pump the campus up, Oct. 31.

From ‘Merica Monday to Fly together Friday, throughout the entire week of homecoming, students participated in dress up days, to show their spirit, including FC’s 30th homecoming rally. Being Fly together Friday students and faculty dressed in spirit attire and FC colors during the rally.

Student leadership worked to improve and revamp this year’s homecoming game. Using this year’s rally, ASB encourages students to get pumped up for the game tonight with games and cheers. In the end, the seniors won this year’s homecoming rally.

Junior Juliana Rosik and member of student leadership was impressed by the motivation and participation in this year’s campus.

“I think that the class competition definitely motivated people to dress up this week,” Rosik said. “There’s a huge margin between people this year and last year who dressed up. Dress up day is mainly for the campus to have fun and get people ready for homecoming week. Dressing up on school days makes it extra special. This week is unique and extra special for all us.”

Varsity cheer started off by teaching individual cheers to students in each class, sectioned off on the bleachers. Cheers were meant pump students up and promote the game. Sophomore Michael Gibson enjoyed getting to know the cheers during the rally.

“I think everyone did really well at cheering,” Gibson said. “It sort of prepared us for homecoming. Even thought the sophomores lost, I still enjoyed the class competition and the rally as a whole.”

Junior Gillian Rea appreciated how the rally went and hopes to see more like today’s in the future.

“The rally was really exciting and it got everyone pumped up and enthusiastic about tonight,” Rea said. “It really makes me feel good that my entire class and this school are supporting each other and it’s real sense of family that comes through it.”

Classes will also show off their float correlating with the theme of homecoming, using Hollywood movie genres. The seniors will display a western-theme, while the juniors will present a Roaring 20s themed float. The sophomores will provide a 1940s mafia scene theme and the freshmen combined Star Wars and Star Trek idea creating a sci-fi theme for the night.

For more videos, watch FC Underground 2014-15, No. 15 (VIDEO) and/or visit The Feather Online’s

By |2014-11-03T00:00:00+00:00November 3rd, 2014|Fall, FC Events, Features, Uncategorized, Videos|0 Comments

FC Underground 2014-15, No. 16 (VIDEO)

CallistaJeremy Brown | The Feather Online Archive

This is the 16th episode of “FC Underground, 2014-15,” covering the last day of homecoming week, Oct. 31, 2014.

This is the 16th episode of “FC Underground, 2014-15,” covering the last day of homecoming week, Oct. 31, 2014. Senior Callista Fries is a third year host and broadcasts the video news alone. FC Underground is a weekly segment hosted by Fries, filmed and produced by junior videographer Tim Nyberg.

The dress up day for Fri. Oct. 31 is Fly Together Friday.

Lunch on Friday is Pacifica Pizza for $6.

There is a rally on Fri. Oct. 31, where the Color Guard and the Cheer Team will be performing.

On Fri. Oct. 31 is Homecoming the game starts at 7 p.m. The homecoming festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Be sure to check out the Feather Photo section as new photos will be posted throughout the day to promote homecoming activities and those who are engaged with school spirit. Additionally, be sure to read The Feather’s Daily News section to read the announcements for the week. They are added to each day, promoting school, community, and other news.

For these and other events, read The Feather Online announcements at the Daily News on the right menu bar. The FC Underground segments consist of news, interviews, profiles and comments on campus life. Each episode is between two and three minutes in length.

“FC Underground” first ran in the fall of 1997 and continued until the spring of 2001. In the fall of 2009, editor-in-chief Suzanna Quiring , ’10, resumed the series, which was then produced by Paige Powell, ’10. After Quiring and Powell graduated, Brooke Stobbe and David Casuga took up the job until the end the 2011-’12 school year. Now, Fries and usually junior Tim Nyberg have continued the segments.

By |2014-10-31T00:00:00+00:00October 31st, 2014|Announcements, FC Events, News, Uncategorized, Videos|0 Comments

Queens got talent, sashay down the runway (VIDEO)

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With homecoming only two more days away, students celebrated the annual Queen Pageant, Oct. 29, to get to know the homecoming court queen nominees.

30th FC homecoming week continues with Queen Pageant

With homecoming only two more days away, students celebrated the annual Queen Pageant, Oct. 29, to get to know the homecoming court queen nominees. The event featured a unique fashion show, a video all about the queen nominees and lip sync concert.

Many students get excited for the occasion and the mounting hype around homecoming, while others remained indifferent. Wyatt Koop, ’18, shared his thoughts and expectations for the pageant.

“I don’t really have any expectations for the queen pageant,” Koop said. “I really couldn’t care less because I’m not going to homecoming and as to who the princesses are, is irrelevant to me. It’s just not something to do attend that would be worth any of my time.”

Others students remained positive however. Alena Orth, ’17, shared her enthusiasm and wishes for the event.

“I expect to see a lot of fun in the Queen pageant and everybody getting super excited and thrilled,” Orth said. “I think that we had a good choice of the queens this year and I hope that the whole process runs smoothly and that everyone has a good time. These Queens got talent.”

The pageant opened with the queen candidates all lined up on stage. Elise Winegarden, Mikayla Miller, Gaby Siqueiros, Callista Fries and Ivette Ibarra each walked down the catwalk, introduced by the king candidates. Each king picked out a crazy outfit for one of the queens. The clothes varied from basketball shorts and soccer jerseys to banana costumes and plastic leis.

Afterward, a video featuring the queens began, each queen explaining why they thought students should vote for them. The video also had the nominees share what the best attribute about the others was as well as answering questions such as who would make the best date chaperone or survive in a horror movie.

The 30th annual homecoming will be on the north field at 7 p.m., Oct. 31. Homecoming candidates will be introduced during the pre-game at 6:30 p.m., and the homecoming court announced during half-time.

For more videos, check out Get to know: The Queen Pageant of 2014 (VIDEO) and visit The Feather Online on Vimeo.

By |2014-10-30T00:00:00+00:00October 30th, 2014|FC Events, Features, Uncategorized, Videos|0 Comments

FC Underground 2014-15, No. 15 (VIDEO)

Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 4.51.34 PMJeremy Brown | The Feather Online Archive

This is the 15th episode of “FC Underground, 2014-15,” covering the fourth day of homecoming week, Oct. 30, 2014.

This is the 15th episode of “FC Underground, 2014-15,” covering the fourth day of homecoming week, Oct. 30, 2014. Senior Callista Fries is a third year host and broadcasts the video news alone. FC Underground is a weekly segment hosted by Fries, filmed and produced by junior videographer Tim Nyberg.

Thursday there is Teriyaki Don available for lunch.

The dress up day for Thurs. Oct. 30 is Think Alike Thursday.

The King Pageant is on Thurs. Oct. 30 at 9:30 a.m.

On Thurs. Oct. 30 there is a Volleyball game at home, starting at 5:30, it is also Senior Night.

The dress up day for Fri. Oct. 31 is Fly Together Friday, so show as much school spirit as you can.

On Fri. Oct. 31 is Homecoming the game starts at 7 p.m.

Be sure to check out the Feather Photo section as new photos will be posted throughout the day to promote homecoming activities and those who are engaged with school spirit. Additionally, be sure to read The Feather’s Daily News section to read the announcements for the week. They are added to each day, promoting school, community, and other news.

For these and other events, read The Feather Online announcements at the Daily News on the right menu bar. The FC Underground segments consist of news, interviews, profiles and comments on campus life. Each episode is between two and three minutes in length.

“FC Underground” first ran in the fall of 1997 and continued until the spring of 2001. In the fall of 2009, editor-in-chief Suzanna Quiring , ’10, resumed the series, which was then produced by Paige Powell, ’10. After Quiring and Powell graduated, Brooke Stobbe and David Casuga took up the job until the end the 2011-’12 school year. Now, Fries and usually junior Tim Nyberg have continued the segments.

By |2014-10-30T00:00:00+00:00October 30th, 2014|Announcements, FC Events, Media, News, Uncategorized, Videos|0 Comments

Homecoming kings bust a dance move (VIDEO)

Annual FC King Dance celebrates 30th homecoming

KingDanceKylie Bell

Campus is celebrating its 30th annual homecoming with the annual King Dance, Oct. 30.

While the actual night of FC’s 30th homecoming is a much anticipated celebration, there is one event during homecoming week that is exclusive to the FC students.

The event is the annual King Dance and your senior king nominees are Jordan Castro, Collin Winegarden, Nick Fontes, Chris Grossman and Aaron DeWolf. For 30 minutes, the entire student body sat in shock as they witnessed the kings get down in ways that have they have never been down in before, Oct. 30.

With each nominee having the ability to choose which song they wanted to dance to, the kings used this opportunity to express themselves through funky body movement. Featured songs included “Shake it Off,” “Billie Jean,” “Ain’t no Mountain High Enough,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “The Real Slim Shady“.

This dance was no easy feat for the king court. Choreographed by senior Callista Fries, the boys spent hours of practicing moves required to ensure that the maximum level of entertainment. She helps ensure these Homecoming kings bust a dance move.

The king dance gives the nominees one last chance to truly connect with their class before they graduate. The kings learn a lot about each other and form close bonds with one another. In fact, the majority of the king and queen nominees have grown up together since elementary school.

The 30th annual homecoming game will be on the north field at 7 p.m., Oct. 31. The Eagles will take on Northwest Christian Guardians from Bakersfield. Homecoming candidates will be introduced during the pre-game at 6:30 p.m., and the homecoming court announced during half-time.

For more on homecoming, read the Oct. 29 article, Queens got talent, sashay down the runway (VIDEO). For more the latest campus news, check out FC Underground 2014-15, No. 15 (VIDEO). For those who missed some of the videos in articles, check out The Feather Online’s Vimeo channel. So far 40 videos have been posted since the start of the 2014-’15 school year.

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FC Homecoming 2014: A recipe for spirit (VIDEO)

Screen Shot 2014-10-29 at 6.09.31 PMFeather screenshot

The 2014 kings and queens get a little crazy during the 30th annual FC homecoming.

For one of the video productions class assignments during the 30th annual homecoming week, the class was asked to film a promotional video to get the school in the spirit of homecoming.

The homecoming court agreed to film a video where they would have eggs, flour, and milk dumped on them. Nick Fontes, ’15, says he loved being a part of the project. He believes it served to motivate people to be excited about homecoming.

“It was a blast being apart of the video,” Fontes said. “It’s crazy stuff like this that makes it fun to be in the homecoming court and a student at Fresno Christian. The only downside is that it was messy and I had to shower afterwards. Still, I would do it again if I had the opportunity.”

Even though homecoming candidates were not required to be in the video, ever one that was available came. Mikayla Miller, ’15, was nominated for Queen this year. She says this event has given her stories that will last a lifetime.

“My favorite part was when Collin cracked and egg on Callista’s head,” Miller said. “I also loved when Collin got flour in his eye, which looked painful but was still funny. I would do it again if I could, but only if I knew to bring shampoo.”

This years video productions class films under the guidance of first time teacher Evan Christensen. Christensen works for Peoples Church as their head media director. He believes the video class did a good job on their promo video.

“I think the pacing of the video was well shot,” Christensen

said. “I think they captured a lot of action, I think it was a fun idea. In the future I think they could do a better job of preparing more and making sure there’s enough supplies. We ended up having to make a supply run mid-filming to get more eggs and flour. They could also get a larger variety of angles for filming. Go Homecoming!!!”

For more information on FC Homecoming 2014, check out the following articles:
Tacky Tourist Tuesday
Princess Pageant
#FCgoesHollywood
COLUMN: Homecoming attitude begins with you
Senior class float
Junior class float.

Homecoming festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. and the game verses Northwest Christian begins at 7 p.m. Homecoming court, the floats and trunks full of candy will be available during homecoming half time.

For more videos, watch the Oct. 28 clip, FC Underground 2014-15, No. 13.

By |2014-10-29T00:00:00+00:00October 29th, 2014|FC Events, Features, Uncategorized, Videos|1 Comment

FC Underground 2014-15, No. 14 (VIDEO)

Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 4.43.23 PMJeremy Brown | The Feather Online Archive

This is the 14th episode of “FC Underground, 2014-15,” covering the third day of homecoming week, Oct. 29, 2014.

This is the 14th episode of “FC Underground, 2014-15,” covering the third day of homecoming week, Oct. 29, 2014. Senior Callista Fries is a third year host and broadcasts the video news alone. FC Underground is a weekly segment hosted by Fries, filmed and produced by junior videographer Tim Nyberg.

Wednesday there is no lunch available.

The dress up day for Wed. Oct. 29 is Wake up Wednesday.

The Queen Pageant is on Wed. Oct. 29 at 2:30 p.m.

On Thurs. Oct. 30 there is a Volleyball game at home, starting at 5:30, it is also Senior Night.

The dress up day for Thurs. Oct. 30 is Think Alike Thursday, so dress like a twin.

On Fri. Oct. 31 is Homecoming the game starts at 7 p.m.

Be sure to check out the Feather Photo section as new photos will be posted throughout the day to promote homecoming activities and those who are engaged with school spirit. Additionally, be sure to read The Feather’s Daily News section to read the announcements for the week. They are added to each day, promoting school, community, and other news.

For these and other events, read The Feather Online announcements at the Daily News on the right menu bar. The FC Underground segments consist of news, interviews, profiles and comments on campus life. Each episode is between two and three minutes in length.

“FC Underground” first ran in the fall of 1997 and continued until the spring of 2001. In the fall of 2009, editor-in-chief Suzanna Quiring , ’10, resumed the series, which was then produced by Paige Powell, ’10. After Quiring and Powell graduated, Brooke Stobbe and David Casuga took up the job until the end the 2011-’12 school year. Now, Fries and usually junior Tim Nyberg have continued the segments.

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Get to know: The Queen Pageant of 2014 (VIDEO)

With homecoming only one more day away, students celebrated the annual Queen Pageant, Oct. 29, to get to know the homecoming court queen nominees. The event featured a unique fashion show, a video all about the queen nominees and lip sync concert.

Afterward, a video featuring the queens began, each queen explaining why they thought students should vote for them. The video also had the nominees share what the best attribute about the others was as well as answering questions such as who would make the best date chaperone or survive in a horror movie.

Some students, like Kathryn Blankenship, ’17, enjoyed the video more than the pageant itself this year.

“I really liked the video. I thought it was funny and it was cool how they acted out their stories and stuff,” Blankenship said. I didn’t really like the actual pageant itself. It was funny when they started lip syncing but it got kinda boring. I miss last years pageant with all the challenges and food.”

The 30th annual homecoming will be on the north field at 7 p.m., Oct. 31. Homecoming candidates will be introduced during the pre-game at 6:30, and the homecoming court announced during half-time.

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

For more videos, watch the Oct. 28 clip, FC Underground 2014-15, No. 13 (VIDEO). For more videos, check out Queens got talent, sashay down the runway (VIDEO) and visit the

By |2014-10-29T00:00:00+00:00October 29th, 2014|Uncategorized, Videos|0 Comments

Homecoming: Princess Pageant 2014 (VIDEO)

PrincessKylie Bell

To kick off a week of homecoming pageants, the princesses participated in a game show event with the rest of the high school as their audience, Oct. 28.

To kick off a week of homecoming pageants, the princesses participated in a game show event with the rest of the high school as their audience, Oct. 28.

The 30th annual FC homecoming candidates were introduced by means of slideshow with photos from their formal introductory shoot. The candidates form each class made their way to the tables on stage to begin the game. A Jeopardy board was displayed on screens for every one to see with several categories to choose from. The questions were intended to familiarize the audience with the candidates.

The object of the game was for the candidates to answer the question correctly and earning points for their team. However if the question was answered incorrectly the princesses were forced to pick from a hat of consequences to perform.

Senior and first time queen nominee Callista Fries helped out with the princess pageant and enjoyed being able to inflict the consequences on the princesses. Fries will be participating in the queen pageant, Oct. 29.

“I think it went really well, aside from a few bumps in the road. My personal favorite part was when I got to break the egg on Jenna’s {Bynum} face,” Fries said. “When we were originally planning it someone came up with a the idea of doing a gameshow and we rolled with it and decided on Jeopardy. The whole aspect came about because we just wanted them to do something gross.”

First time nominee Claire Kollenkark, ’16, is happy with the class participation and the overall atmosphere of the pageant. Kollenkark also felt more comfortable because she was surrounded by two close friends.

“It was really fun, and it was fun being a part of it and having two of my closest friends by my side made it even better,” Kollenkark said. “I felt like everybody was involved and all the classes were cheering for us.”

For more videos, visit The Feather Online’s Vimeo page or the Media section of this paper.

By |2014-10-28T00:00:00+00:00October 28th, 2014|FC Events, Features, Uncategorized, Videos|0 Comments

FC Underground 2014-15, No. 13 (VIDEO)

Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 8.06.30 PMJeremy Brown | The Feather Online Archive

This is the 13th episode of “FC Underground, 2014-15,” covering the second day of homecoming week, Oct. 28, 2014.

This is the 13th episode of “FC Underground, 2014-15,” covering the second day of homecoming week, Oct. 28, 2014. Senior Callista Fries is a third year host and broadcasts the video news alone. FC Underground is a weekly segment hosted by Fries, filmed and produced by junior videographer Tim Nyberg.

Tuesday there is No lunch available.

The dress up day for Tues. Oct. 28 is Tacky Tourist Tuesday

Tuesday there is a Volleyball game at Fowler, JV starts at 5 and Varsity at 6.

The Princess Pageant will be held the 28th at 9:30 a.m.

Be sure to check out the Feather Photo section as new photos will be posted throughout the day to promote homecoming activities and those who are engaged with school spirit. Additionally, be sure to read The Feather’s Daily News section to read the announcements for the week. They are added to each day, promoting school, community, and other news.

Looking ahead–

The dress up day for Wed. Oct. 29 is Wake up Wednesday. Feel free to wear any PJ’s you own, however you must be in dress code, no athletic shorts, and no sweats.

For these and other events, read The Feather Online announcements at the Daily News on the right menu bar. The FC Underground segments consist of news, interviews, profiles and comments on campus life. Each episode is between two and three minutes in length.

“FC Underground” first ran in the fall of 1997 and continued until the spring of 2001. In the fall of 2009, editor-in-chief Suzanna Quiring , ’10, resumed the series, which was then produced by Paige Powell, ’10. After Quiring and Powell graduated, Brooke Stobbe and David Casuga took up the job until the end the 2011-’12 school year. Now, Fries and usually junior Tim Nyberg have continued the segments.

By |2014-10-28T00:00:00+00:00October 28th, 2014|Announcements, FC Events, News, Uncategorized, Videos|0 Comments

FC Underground 2014-15, No. 12 (VIDEO)

Screen Shot 2014-10-27 at 10.42.21 AMJeremy Brown | The Feather Online Archive

This is the 12th episode of “FC Underground, 2014-15,” covering the first day of homecoming week, Oct. 27, 2014.

This is the 12th episode of “FC Underground, 2014-15,” covering the first day of homecoming week, Oct. 27, 2014. Senior Callista Fries is a third year host and broadcasts the video news alone. FC Underground is a weekly segment hosted by Fries, filmed and produced by junior videographer Tim Nyberg.

Monday there is No lunch available.

The dress up day for Oct. 27 is ‘Merica Monday.

The sixth annual Max Hinton Blood Drive on Mon. Oct. 27, from 1-4 p.m. in the HS parking lot.

Be sure to check out the Feather Photo section as new photos will be posted throughout the day to promote homecoming activities and those who are engaged with school spirit. Additionally, be sure to read The Feather’s Daily News section to read the announcements for the week. They are added to each day, promoting school, community, and other news.

Looking ahead–

Dress up day for Tuesday is Tacky Tourist. One easy way to create a costume might be to go to a thrift shop and browse through their clothes section. It is amazing what a person can buy for $2.

For these and other events, read The Feather Online announcements at the Daily News on the right menu bar. The FC Underground segments consist of news, interviews, profiles and comments on campus life. Each episode is between two and three minutes in length.

“FC Underground” first ran in the fall of 1997 and continued until the spring of 2001. In the fall of 2009, editor-in-chief Suzanna Quiring , ’10, resumed the series, which was then produced by Paige Powell, ’10. After Quiring and Powell graduated, Brooke Stobbe and David Casuga took up the job until the end the 2011-’12 school year. Now, Fries and usually junior Tim Nyberg have continued the segments.

By |2014-10-27T00:00:00+00:00October 27th, 2014|Announcements, FC Events, Media, News, Uncategorized, Videos|0 Comments

#FCgoesHollywood: Eagles' 30th homecoming (VIDEO)

HollywoodJarrod markarian

The annual 30th FC homecoming game, Oct. 31. The night will include student-built floats, announcement of the homecoming court winners at halftime and the return of campus alumni.

With the 2014-15 school year and football season well underway, the team will host Northwest Christian, on the FC North Field at 7 p.m., for the annual 30th FC homecoming game, Oct. 31. The night will include student-built floats, announcement of the homecoming court winners at halftime and the return of FC alumni.

The 30th homecoming school week will consist of festivities including dress-up days, float building, pageantry and annual pep rally, all focused around the theme ‘A walk down Hollywood Blvd.’ and FCgoesHollywood.

Each class will depict a float correlating with the week’s theme and Hollywood movie genres. The seniors will portray a western-theme, while the juniors will create a Roaring 20s themed float. The sophomores will be recreating the 1940s mafia scene and the freshmen will be combining Star Wars and Star Trek to create an original sci-fi theme.

Vickey Belmont, student leadership advisor, has been working on homecoming along with student leadership students for about six weeks. Belmont looks forward to the festivities and seeing the excitment of the nominees.

“We have been planning homecoming since the middle of summer but only began actually working on it around the middle of September. Our goals this year are basically the same as every year: ‘a fun and successful Homecoming,'” Belmont said. “This year we have something different, a student in charge of homecoming night, Ashley Garcia, vice president of the student body, will be our ‘go-to’ person this year. She is excited and has been diligent in getting this night put together so it runs smoothly. I’m very proud of her. I’m most excited to see how it all comes together and the excitement of the nominees.”

Mikayla Miller, ’15, has high goals for the class of 2015 this year and is planning to go all out in order to help her class come out with the win.

“I am really excited for homecoming this year because I am getting the chance to be very involved with all of the activities,” Miller said. “My goal is for the seniors is to totally dominate in all things homecoming. I really hope everyone will get involved and excited about it this year.”

After being nominated for homecoming queen, Miller shares some of her favorite activities so far and those she is looking forward to.

“I’m looking forward to participating in the queen pageant because it’ll be a new experience since I’ve never been in the homecoming court before,” Miller said. “My favorite experience so far has been being able to spend time with the other nominees and sharing all the laughs and memories with them.”

The 2014 homecoming court will include:

Senior King candidates:
Jordan Castro
Nick Fontes
Aaron DeWolf
Chris Grossman
Collin Winegarden

Senior Queen candidates:
Callista Fries
Ivette Ibarra
Mikayla Miller
Gaby Siqueiros
Elise Winegarden

Juniors candidates:
Claire Kollenkark
Macy Mascarenas
Chloe Mueller

Sophomores candidates:
Sydney Belmont
Jenny King
Hannah Nale

Freshman candidates:
Olivia Messer
Erin Wilson
Jenna Bynum

Homecoming week dress-up days will be as followed:

Monday, Oct. 27: ‘Murica Monday, students will dress up in all of their patriotic garb to show school spirit and pride for our nation.

Tuesday, Oct. 28 Grab your fanny pack, sunscreen, binoculars and anything else you would take on vacation for Tourist Tuesday. The princess pageant will also take place.

Wednesday, Oct. 29: Wake up Wednesday and come to school in your pajamas for all time FC favorite: pajama day. Annual Queen Pageant will be held.

Thursday, Oct. 30 Think alike Thursday: Grab a friend that looks similar to you and dress up as twins or triplets. The kings will be strutting their stuff across the dance floor during the King Pageant.

Friday, Oct. 31 Fly together with the student body and wear all FC gear you can find to show support for the football game, Oct. 31. The student body will come together for a rally in the FC gym to get pumped for the night’s festivities.

The Eagles will be taking on Northwest Christian for the 30th homecoming game, Oct. 31. Tri-tip sandwiches, pizza and sweets will be offered besides trunks of candy for students young and old. Come check out the floats at 6:30 p.m. as well as pregame activities.

Entry to the game will be $6 for adults, $3 for FC alumni, $4 for students with IDs, $4 for seniors and for FC students with IDs and children under 5 years old, entry is free.

The Feather staff will be posting videos, slideshows and articles covering the homecoming festivities.

Tag all your homecoming photos from the week to earn extra points for your class via Instagram and Twitter: #FCgoesHollywood.

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

For other videos, check out The Feather Video Section and watch Get to know: The Queen Pageant of 2014 (VIDEO).

For other news, read the Oct. 23 article, BRIEF: Joni and Friends to speak on campus, Oct. 24.

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Joni and Friends visits FC (VIDEO)

Tada speaks to the FC community about her personal challenges and her walk with God.Jarrod Markarian

Tada speaks to the FC community about her personal challenges and her walk with God.

As members of FC, students are given many unique opportunities on and off campus. As a school, FC offers its pupils as many exciting and educational extracurricular activities as it can. One of these upcoming events is a visit from world-renowned speaker Joni Eareckson Tada.

In 1967, as the result of a life-altering dive into the Chesapeake Bay, Tada was diagnosed as quadriplegic, or paralyzed from the neck down. While originally depressed with a negative outlook on life after the accident, Tada later changed her perspective and became one of the most influential women of our time.

So far, Tada has released several musical albums, written over forty books, stared in an autobiographical film of her life story and spoken to crowds around the world.

However, most believe Tada’s most noticeable achievement is the founding of her organization, Joni and Friends. Joni and Friends reaches out to those who have and have not been affected by disabilities alike. Built on a foundation of faith, the group helps spread the gospel message to those with disabilities.

By |2014-10-24T00:00:00+00:00October 24th, 2014|Uncategorized, Videos|0 Comments

FC Underground 2014-15, No. 11 (VIDEO)

Screen Shot 2014-10-22 at 9.40.30 AMJeremy Brown | The Feather Online Archive

FC Underground is a weekly campus news Vlog post hosted by senior Callista Fries to keep Fresno Christian High students aware of upcoming events.

This is the 11th episode of “FC Underground, 2014-15,” covering the week of Oct. 20-24, 2014. Senior Callista Fries is a third year host and broadcasts the video news alone. FC Underground is a weekly segment hosted by Fries, filmed and produced by junior videographer Tim Nyberg.

Lunch Schedule:
Mon: No Lunch
Tues: No Lunch
Wed: Extreme Nachos
Thurs: Chik-fil-a
Fri: No Lunch

Sports for the week:

Tuesday:
Volleyball has a home game, JV plays at 5 and Varsity at 6.
Thursday:
Volleyball has another home game, JV starts at 4:30 and Varsity at 5:30.
Friday:
Cross Country has a meet at Woodward starting an noon.
Saturday:
Football has a game at Riverdale Christian starting at 7.

Book Buddies will travel to Pinedale elementary on Thurs.

Next week is Homecoming! The dress up days for next week are:
‘Murica Monday
Tacky Tourist Tuesday
Wake up Wednesday
Think Alike Thursday
Fly Together Friday

For these and other events, read The Feather Online announcements at the Daily News on the right menu bar. The FC Underground segments consist of news, interviews, profiles and comments on campus life. Each episode is between two and three minutes in length.

“FC Underground” first ran in the fall of 1997 and continued until the spring of 2001. In the fall of 2009, editor-in-chief Suzanna Quiring , ’10, resumed the series, which was then produced by Paige Powell, ’10. After Quiring and Powell graduated, Brooke Stobbe and David Casuga took up the job until the end the 2011-’12 school year. Now, Fries and usually junior Tim Nyberg have continued the segments.

By |2014-10-20T00:00:00+00:00October 20th, 2014|Announcements, FC Events, Media, News, Uncategorized, Videos|0 Comments

FC Underground 2014-15, No. 10 (VIDEO)

Screen Shot 2014-10-18 at 10.55.36 PMJeremy Brown | The Feather Online Archive

FC Underground is a weekly campus news Vlog post hosted by senior Callista Fries to keep Fresno Christian High students aware of upcoming events.

This is the 10th episode of “FC Underground, 2014-15,” covering the week of Oct. 13-17, 2014. Senior Callista Fries is a third year host and broadcasts the video news alone. FC Underground is a weekly segment hosted by Fries, filmed and produced by junior videographer Tim Nyberg.

Lunch Schedule:
Mon: No Lunch
Tues: No Lunch
Wed: No Lunch
Thurs: Taco Bell
Fri: Pacifica Pizza

Sports for the week:

Monday:
Tennis has a game at home starting at 4 p.m.
Tuesday:
Tennis has another home game as well as Volleyball, tennis begins at 4 and for volleyball JV starts at 5 and Varsity starts at 6.
Thursday:
Volleyball has a home game, JV starts at 4:30 and Varsity at 5:30.
Friday:
Football has a game at Faith Christian starting at 7 p.m.

The PSAT will be offered Wed. Oct. 15, starting at 8 a.m. in the PC gym.

There is a CSF meeting on Wed. at lunch in room 626.

Book Buddies will travel to Pinedale elementary on Thurs.

This Thurs. the Choral Department has a festival at North Side church starting at 11:30-5 p.m.

For these and other events, read The Feather Online announcements at the Daily News on the right menu bar. The FC Underground segments consist of news, interviews, profiles and comments on campus life. Each episode is between two and three minutes in length.

“FC Underground” first ran in the fall of 1997 and continued until the spring of 2001. In the fall of 2009, editor-in-chief Suzanna Quiring , ’10, resumed the series, which was then produced by Paige Powell, ’10. After Quiring and Powell graduated, Brooke Stobbe and David Casuga took up the job until the end the 2011-’12 school year. Now, Fries and usually junior Tim Nyberg have continued the segments.

By |2014-10-14T00:00:00+00:00October 14th, 2014|Announcements, FC Events, Media, News, Uncategorized, Videos|0 Comments

FC Underground 2014-15, No. 9 (VIDEO)

Screen Shot 2014-10-15 at 9.38.21 AMJeremy Brown | The Feather Online Archive

FC Underground is a weekly campus news Vlog post hosted by senior Callista Fries to keep Fresno Christian High students aware of upcoming events.

This is the 9th episode of “FC Underground, 2014-15,” covering the week of Oct. 6-10, 2014. Senior Callista Fries is a third year host and broadcasts the video news alone. FC Underground is a weekly segment hosted by Fries, filmed and produced by junior videographer Tim Nyberg.

Lunch Schedule:
Mon: No Lunch
Tues: No Lunch
Wed: No Lunch
Thurs: Teriyaki Don
Fri: No Lunch

Sports for the week:
Tuesday:
Tennis has a game at home starting at 4 p.m.
Volleyball has an away game.
Thursday:
Volleyball is at home and Tennis is at home as well.
Friday:
Football has a home game, starting at 7.

Book Buddies will travel to Pinedale elementary on Thurs.

Tuesday Oct. 7, there is Brother to Brother training for the older brothers at lunch in room 629.

Brother to brother has off campus lunch on Wed. Oct. 8, sign out in the office.

For these and other events, read The Feather Online announcements at the Daily News on the right menu bar. The FC Underground segments consist of news, interviews, profiles and comments on campus life. Each episode is between two and three minutes in length.

“FC Underground” first ran in the fall of 1997 and continued until the spring of 2001. In the fall of 2009, editor-in-chief Suzanna Quiring , ’10, resumed the series, which was then produced by Paige Powell, ’10. After Quiring and Powell graduated, Brooke Stobbe and David Casuga took up the job until the end the 2011-’12 school year. Now, Fries and usually junior Tim Nyberg have continued the segments.

By |2014-10-07T00:00:00+00:00October 7th, 2014|Announcements, FC Events, Media, News, Uncategorized, Videos|0 Comments

Grandparents Day 2014 (VIDEO)

The young and old alike gathered together in the cramped halls of FC during the morning hours of last Friday. The 23rd annual Grandparents Day was in full swing, as students brought their grandparents around the campus, Oct. 3.

Wheelchairs and canes set foot in Building 5 and 6 around 9:30 a.m., while the faculty handed out student schedules. Grandparents where ushered into their grandchildren’s classes as Student Leadership also provided assistance with the elevators, room locations and extra chairs needed during the day.

Student Leadership member Tim Nyberg, ’16, assisted many of grandparents during the day. He enjoyed the fact that just giving your time was appreciated by many of the grandparents.

“My grandparents weren’t able to come, so must of the time I was helping out the grandparents, with Student Leadership, that needed anything during the day,” Nyberg said. “It’s fun to help the elderly because they are so grateful whenever you give your time, even if it’s something like grabbing an extra chair for them.”

High school and junior high grandparents were able to attend second and half of third period before heading off to lunch. Each year the grandparents and students are treated to a lasagna lunch provided by Student Leadership. Dessert is provided by teacher Sharon Scharf and her home economics classes.

Sandra Surolie, grandparent of Jordan Castro, ’15, and Julian Castro, ’17, has been attending Grandparents Day for three years. Not only being able to see what her grand kids are doing in school, but getting involved with the classes themselves as well was unique to Surolie’s experience on campus.

“I love being with my grandson anytime, but his {Julian} history class was very interesting,” Surolie said. We all got involved. This is probably one of the most grandparent involved classes that I have been too, since I have only been to two {Grandparents Day} other than today. It was defiantly my favorite one so far.

For more videos, please check out the last creations in the

By |2014-10-03T00:00:00+00:00October 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized, Videos|1 Comment

FC Underground 2014-15, No. 8 (VIDEO)

Screen Shot 2014-10-01 at 10.20.29 AMJeremy Brown | The Feather Online Archive

FC Underground is a weekly campus news Vlog post hosted by senior Callista Fries to keep Fresno Christian High students aware of upcoming events.

This is the 8th episode of “FC Underground, 2014-15,” covering the week of Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2014. Senior Callista Fries is a third year host and broadcasts the video news alone. FC Underground is a weekly segment hosted by Fries, filmed and produced by junior videographer Tim Nyberg.

Lunch Schedule:
Mon: No Lunch
Tues: Pacifica Pizza
Wed: No Lunch
Thurs: Chick-fil-a
Fri: No Lunch

Monday, Sept. 29 is College Night; it is in the JJ room, starting at 7 p.m.

Grandparents Day is this Fri. Oct. 3, grandparents should arrive at 9:30 and will receive a class schedule for their grandchild.

Students interested in Book Buddies need to turn in their applications as soon as possible to the HS office.

For these and other events, read The Feather Online announcements at the Daily News on the right menu bar. The FC Underground segments consist of news, interviews, profiles and comments on campus life. Each episode is between two and three minutes in length.

“FC Underground” first ran in the fall of 1997 and continued until the spring of 2001. In the fall of 2009, editor-in-chief Suzanna Quiring , ’10, resumed the series, which was then produced by Paige Powell, ’10. After Quiring and Powell graduated, Brooke Stobbe and David Casuga took up the job until the end the 2011-’12 school year. Now, Fries and usually junior Tim Nyberg have continued the segments.

By |2014-10-01T00:00:00+00:00October 1st, 2014|Announcements, FC Events, Media, News, Uncategorized, Videos|0 Comments

5 seconds of Dooman (VIDEO)

In an effort to celebrate video goofiness, The Feather video staff has decided to return to a 2012 favorite video series. While the senior duo of Aaron DeWolf and Christopher Grossman do not currently create videos, a team has decided to resurrect a short segment those to did as freshmen: 5 seconds with Dooman.

For those viewers who missed the series, they might check out the advanced search button at the top of the menu bar and search for John Dooman. However, another way to check out DeWolf and Grossman as freshmen and their novice ways, please look for The Show (2012-13) with Grossman and DeWolf. A reasonable place to begin might be with Episode 1 in August 2012. .

At the end of each episode, the next video is promoted. Viewers may wish to comment on the youthful look of the two guest hosts but a not so different look of Dooman.

Jason Swain, ’15 and John Dooman, ’15, recall their sophomore year and remake the short series of 5 seconds of Dooman. The video contains segments from the original 5 seconds of Dooman as well as current clips of Dooman happenings.

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

By |2014-09-26T00:00:00+00:00September 26th, 2014|Uncategorized, Videos|0 Comments

Guy's gender chapel: Machismo (VIDEO)

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Dr. Trevor William Beal speaks to the FC male body about how to deal with women using the art of Marchismo.

Unlike many of the chapels at FC, the Fresno Christian boys were entertained before assembly by a clip made by the video productions class. While the girls spoke of dress code and how to dress well. The boys took a different view on their time in assembly, Sept, 25.

In this video, FC student Trevor Beal acted as a Dr. Trevor William Beal who has a “PhD” in Machismo. He was called by the president to help guys at Fresno Christian to become more manly. While the girls video was more serious and practical, the boys video pertained nothing to the actual chapel.

In the assembly, the FC boys were spoken to by preacher Chris Schultz, preacher a the Well Community Church. He addressed how men are to treat and respect women. He was especially fervent about this topic due to his role as the father of a family of girls.

Along with this Schultz emphasized sensitive issues which was appropriate to help curb common problems among high school guys. This was done, not in response to problems which have arisen in the beginning of the year, but instead as a daily proactive sermon. This should serve to instruct and direct incoming male students of the struggles which often young men around the world face.

Appearing in the video, in addition to Beal are Christopher Grossman, Aaron DeWolf, freshmen Mattheau Casey, and Daniel Chandler.

Be sure to read the article about the girls assembly, Chapel features modest fashion show, dress code.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @J0sh_Carter.

For more videos, please visit the

By |2014-09-26T00:00:00+00:00September 26th, 2014|Chapel, Uncategorized, Videos|0 Comments

Fashion Show 2014 (VIDEO)

Screen Shot 2014-10-15 at 9.40.25 AMJeremy Brown | The Feather Online Archive

During the chapel girls learned more about what NOT to wear and other stylish tips and wore clothes from the local Buckle store.

During a Thursday gender chapel, the female students on campus were treated to a talk on dress code that was a little unorthodox compared to previous talks given. Instead of teachers reviewing the dress code with the girls, they reviewed the rules through a video and fashion show, Sept. 25.

The video detailed several tricks students sometimes use to try and cheat dress code and how they sometimes ignore it all together. It featured a uniformed “Enforcer”, a familiar face dressed in a police uniform and aviators, ready to take away any dress code offenders.

During the chapel girls learned more about what NOT to wear and other stylish tips and wore clothes from the local Buckle store. Six high school girls were chosen and styled for the big event by high school teacher, Kori Friesen, who masterminded this chapel idea over the summer. Dean of Students, Amy Deffenbacher discussed dress code values. This chapel is sure to be a favorite.

Participants (Left to right) Elise Winegarden, ’15, Claire Kollenkark, ’16, Jenny King, ’17, Sally Rudolfs , ’18, Jenna Bynum, ’18, Morgan Koop, ’16, each paraded down a runway much to the delight of the girls in attendance.

Bes sure to read about the event in the Sept. 26, article, Chapel features modest fashion show, dress code.

For more on the Fashion Show, check out Chapel fashion show and Buckle website.

By |2014-09-26T00:00:00+00:00September 26th, 2014|Fashion, FC Events, Uncategorized, Videos, Videos 2014-15|1 Comment

FC Underground 2014-'15 No. 7 (VIDEO)

Screen Shot 2014-10-01 at 10.07.48 AMJeremy Brown | The Feather Online Archive

FC Underground is a weekly campus news Vlog post hosted by senior Callista Fries to keep Fresno Christian High students aware of upcoming events.

This is the 7th episode of “FC Underground, 2014-15,” covering the week of Sept. 22-26, 2014. Senior Callista Fries is a third year host and broadcasts the video news alone. FC Underground is a weekly segment hosted by Fries, filmed and produced by junior videographer Tim Nyberg.

Lunch Schedule:
Mon: No Lunch
Tues: No Lunch
Wed: Pacifica Pizza
Thurs: Taco Bell
Fri: No Lunch

Sports for the week:

Tuesday, Sept. 23 Tennis has a match at Colinga staring at 4.
Also on Tues. there is a Volleyball game at home, JV starts at 5 and Varsity at 6.
Cross Country also has a meet at Firebaugh starting at 2.

Thursday, Sept. 25, Tennis has a match in Caruthers starting at 4.
Volleyball has a game at Tranquility, JV starts at 5 and Varsity at 6.

Friday, Sept. 26, Football has a game in Mojave, starting at 7p.m.

See You At The Pole is Wed. Sept. 24, at 7 a.m. in the court yard.

For these and other events, read The Feather Online announcements at the Daily News on the right menu bar. The FC Underground segments consist of news, interviews, profiles and comments on campus life. Each episode is between two and three minutes in length.

“FC Underground” first ran in the fall of 1997 and continued until the spring of 2001. In the fall of 2009, editor-in-chief Suzanna Quiring , ’10, resumed the series, which was then produced by Paige Powell, ’10. After Quiring and Powell graduated, Brooke Stobbe and David Casuga took up the job until the end the 2011-’12 school year. Now, Fries and usually junior Tim Nyberg have continued the segments.

By |2014-09-24T00:00:00+00:00September 24th, 2014|Announcements, FC Events, Media, News, Uncategorized, Videos|4 Comments

FC Underground 2014-'15 No. 6 (VIDEO)

Screen shot 2014-09-17 at 11.41.57 AMJeremy Brown | The Feather Online Archive

FC Underground is a weekly campus news Vlog post hosted by senior Callista Fries to keep Fresno Christian High students aware of upcoming events.

This is the 6th episode of “FC Underground, 2014-15,” covering the week of Sept. 15-19, 2014. Senior Callista Fries is a third year host and broadcasts the video news alone. FC Underground is a weekly segment hosted by Fries, filmed and produced by junior videographer Tim Nyberg.

Lunch Schedule:
Mon: No Lunch
Tues: No Lunch
Wed: No Lunch
Thurs: Teriyaki Don
Fri: Pacifica Pizza

Sports for the week:

Tuesday, Sept. 16 there is a HS Tennis match at Riverdale starting at 2p.m.
Also there is a home Volleyball JV starts at 4:30 and Varsity starts at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday Sept. 18 there is a Tennis match at Firebaugh starting at 4 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19 there is a HS Cross Country meet at Sanger Invitational starting at 2:30 p.m.

Saturday Sept. 20, there is a Football game in Monterey starting at 1 p.m.

This Fri. Spet. 19 is the deadline to sign up for Book Buddies in the HS office.

For these and other events, read The Feather Online announcements at the Daily News on the right menu bar. The FC Underground segments consist of news, interviews, profiles and comments on campus life. Each episode is between two and three minutes in length.

“FC Underground” first ran in the fall of 1997 and continued until the spring of 2001. In the fall of 2009, editor-in-chief Suzanna Quiring , ’10, resumed the series, which was then produced by Paige Powell, ’10. After Quiring and Powell graduated, Brooke Stobbe and David Casuga took up the job until the end the 2011-’12 school year. Now, Fries and usually junior Tim Nyberg have continued the segments.

By |2014-09-17T00:00:00+00:00September 17th, 2014|Announcements, FC Events, Media, News, Uncategorized, Videos|0 Comments

FC Underground 2014-15, No. 5 (VIDEO)

Screen shot 2014-09-10 at 10.11.13 AMJeremy Brown | The Feather Online Archive

FC Underground is a weekly campus news Vlog post hosted by senior Callista Fries to keep Fresno Christian High students aware of upcoming events.

This is the 5th episode of “FC Underground, 2014-15,” covering the week of Sept. 8-12, 2014. Senior Callista Fries is a third year host and broadcasts the video news alone. FC Underground is a weekly segment hosted by Fries, filmed and produced by junior videographer Tim Nyberg.

Lunch Schedule:
Mon: No School
Tues: No Lunch
Wed: Farmer Boys
Thurs: Taco Bell
Fri: Pacifica Pizza

On Tues. Sept. 9th there is the first Spanish Club meeting of the year! Bring your lunch to room 603 and do not be late.

If you missed Picture Day there will be a retake on Sept. 11 at 8 a.m. in the GZ cafe.

Sports for the week:

On Tues. Sept. 9 there is a home Volleyball game in the FC gym JV starts at 5 and Varsity starts at 6.
Also on Tues. there is a Tennis match in Dos Palos starting at 4 p.m.

On Thurs. Sept. 11 there is a Volleyball game at Stoneridge HS JV at 5 and Varsity at 6.
Tennis has a match at Fowler starting at 4.

Friday Sept. 12 there is a Varsity home Football game starting at 7 p.m.

For these and other events, read The Feather Online announcements at the Daily News on the right menu bar. The FC Underground segments consist of news, interviews, profiles and comments on campus life. Each episode is between two and three minutes in length.

“FC Underground” first ran in the fall of 1997 and continued until the spring of 2001. In the fall of 2009, editor-in-chief Suzanna Quiring , ’10, resumed the series, which was then produced by Paige Powell, ’10. After Quiring and Powell graduated, Brooke Stobbe and David Casuga took up the job until the end the 2011-’12 school year. Now, Fries and usually junior Tim Nyberg have continued the segments.

By |2014-09-08T00:00:00+00:00September 8th, 2014|Announcements, FC Events, Media, News, Uncategorized, Videos|0 Comments

Fall and FC football: Times are a 'changin' (VIDEO)

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FC Friday night football is this week, Sept. 5. The Eagles host Coast Union at 7 p.m.

The 2014-15 school year has begun, and the FC community gathering tonight (Sept. 5) for FC Friday night football.

While Convocation last month brought the community together on the first day of school, students, teachers, families, alumni and FC supporters will again gather for the first home football game of the year against Coast Union. Kick-off is at 7 p.m.

It’s fall and FC football is just ahead.

New superintendent Jeremy Brown will welcome the community back home while jazz band will open with the national anthem. Student leadership will man the concession stands, selling try-tip sandwiches and other snack items for dinner.

Additionally, this is an opportunity to meet many of the 10 new staff members and those returning to celebrate all-Eagle Day!

Entrance gates will be posted by the front of the gym as well as on the Alluvial fence entrance off the North Field. Game tickets are $4 for children and $6 for adults. FC students get in free with their student ID. During the game, student leadership with be selling tri-trip sandwiches from the Meat Market.

After the football game, the student body will celebrate with an after game Fifth Quarter and pizza hosted in the PC gym. It’s an opportunity for students to fellowship together after the game. Students will cool off with beverages, dessert and interactive games as well.

Coach Mick Fuller returns to lead his team on the gridiron for game two of the season and is upbeat despite some early season injuries.

“We have lost some pivotal players who led the team physically emotionally and spiritually, new players are stepping in to fill those roles,” Fuller said. “It is an ongoing process of growth throughout the season. Over the course of the season, I expect to see the boys come together and trust each other to play at a high level of achievement that they can be proud of.”

For more information, contact the athletic office at (559) 299-1695, ext. 123, or visit www.fresnochristian.com.

By |2014-09-05T00:00:00+00:00September 5th, 2014|Fall, Uncategorized, Videos|1 Comment