Feather staff gears up for new year

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Campus is in full swing as freshmen scramble to attend their first classes, football prepares for Immanuel, and The Feather staff gears up to cover academics, sports, music and drama, relevant issues and student life.

With the conclusion of the 2001-2002 school year, one of the most productive years in the history of the Fresno Christian Feather came to an end.

In just nine months, Greg Stobbe’s journalism class produced 300 articles about campus life and six print editions of The Feather.
With the start of the 2002-2003 school year, the staff grew to over 20 writers and editors, who by the third day of school had begun writing new articles about school news, campus events and sports.

“Last year’s staff included some of the most talented writers I have ever encountered, many of whom are now gone,” Bradley Hart, ’03, the editor-in-chief said. “This year is mostly a time for rebuilding and training, but I have confidence in the new writers to step up to the challenge left by their predecessors and rise to even greater glory and recognition. We took All-Valley newspaper-of-the-year last year, but didn’t win any writing awards. This year, I’m expecting us to sweep both categories.”

For others however, the reason to stay in journalism is what was learned rather than the prospect of winning.

“Last year in journalism,” Ashley Cook, ’04, said, “I learned how to be more self-disciplined. Stobbe really pushes us to get our articles done on time. Because he pushed me, I developed a habit of getting my homework done when it is due.”

Students new to journalism also have high expectations for this school year.

“I am in journalism because I like to write and I expect to learn how to write better,” Sarah Fisher, ’06, said. “Specifically, this class will give me a wider background of writing skills. These skills will aid me in writing poetry and songs.