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The Student News Site of Fresno Christian High School

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2023-2024 Staff

Editor in Chief for the 2023-24 is Senior Miracle Neal, who stepped into the role after her first year on the team.
Editor in Chief

Miracle Neal

Second year Feather Veteran, Miracle Neal is a Senior, lifer, and varsity girls soccer captain at Fresno Christian Schools. Neal fully devotes herself to her work, proving to be a hard-working person as she juggles an AP class, col...

Danielle Arndt
Editor

Danielle Arndt

Second-year journalist, Danielle Arndt, ‘26, continues her journey as a returning writer for The Feather Online. Arndt believes in the importance of integrity, dedicating herself wholly to whatever she puts her mind to. Self-proc...

I am honored to have been chosen to lead as an editor and I wouldnt have wanted it any other way.
Editor

Chloe McDonald

First-year journalist Chloe McDonald, ‘24, is excited to begin her writing journey with The Feather Online. Chloe values teamwork and helping the campus stay informed. Chloe enjoys art of all mediums and serving her school through...

Meilani Gilmore Young
Editor

Meilani Gilmore Young

Meilani Gilmore Young is a senior at Fresno Christian Schools and the Arts and Entertainment Editor for the Feather Online. She is an avid reader, movie enthusiast, and music fanatic. When she’s not leading the Track and Field...

Julia Castiglione
Photo Editor

Julia Castiglione

Photo Editor, Julia Castiglione, ‘25, third year photojournalist, desires to advance her skills in photography by documenting different trips to inspire her peers. Since she was 12,  watching her best friend’s mom practic...

Mallory Friesen
Photo Editor

Mallory Friesen

Mallory Friesen returns to The Feather for her second year as a photojournalist hoping to improve her skills. As a ‘lifer’ at Fresno Christian, you can find her on the soccer field or cheer mat. Friesen hopes to attend co...

Garrett Alvis
Journalist

Garrett Alvis

   Garrett Alvis is a sophomore at Fresno Christian High School and two-year veteran of nationally-renowned newspaper, The Feather Online. Garrett has a passion for bringing God glory through cross-cultural ministry. Garret...

Julianna Briggs
Journalist

Julianna Briggs

Julianna Briggs, ‘26, known as Lala, is a first-year journalist and videographer for The Feather. Briggs aspires to improve her writing skills, video editing, time management, and teamwork. She is excited that The Feather wil...

Owen Gainer
Journalist

Owen Gainer

Owen Gainer, ‘25, is a first time Feather Staffer. He was born and raised in Fresno, California. Gainer strives to learn more about photography and become a stronger writer. After high school, Owen wants to become a deep sea...

Tyler Hamm
Journalist

Tyler Hamm

Tyler Hamm is a junior at Fresno Christian who is an all-around athlete who is always looking for an adventure. He enjoys competing in volleyball tournaments, working out, and cooking up some BBQ. Tyler looks forward to developi...

Kemya Hopkins
Journalist

Kemya Hopkins

Senior Kemya Hopkins is joining her third year as a Feather staffer. She is most interested in journalism, leadership skills, and how online websites work. Hoping to build a career in child care, Hopkins plans to attend San Die...

Natalya Mananian
Journalist

Natalya Mananian

First-year journalist and videographer, Natalya Mananian, ‘26, is excited to join The Feather. Mananian aims to widen her skill set and foster community through the newspaper. She enjoys playing volleyball and playing music. N...

Delaney Meyers
Journalist

Delaney Meyers

First year journalist Delaney Meyers, 26', is excited to join The Feather Online and begin her writing journey. Delaney strives to learn the inner workings of journalism and online media. She is an ardent reader, movie enthusiast,...

Ian Palsgaard
Journalist

Ian Palsgaard

Ian Palsgaard is a Junior who reports for The Feather online. He is the captain of the Fresno Christian Cross country team who aims to run in college. Ian believes talent is meaningless without hard work. He is looking forwar...

Erin Poudrier
Journalist

Erin Poudrier

Erin Poudrier is a freshman,  who is new to The Feather. Poudrier loves playing volleyball for Fresno Christian. She plays acoustic and electric guitar. You might find Erin in the kitchen crafting a layered cake. She hopes to...

Sanjay Stephen
Journalist

Sanjay Stephen

First year Feather journalist, Sanjay Stephen is a hard worker who expresses himself through creativity and art. He pushes himself to try new things, like running hurdles for the Track & Field team and exploring the roots...

Matthew Tacchino
Journalist

Matthew Tacchino

Matthew Tacchino, a sophomore at Fresno Christian high school is the creator and voice behind the newest podcast, EagleCast. Tacchino hopes to bring a deeper connection to the FCS community through his writing and media as he...

Brooklyn Tweedy
Journalist

Brooklyn Tweedy

Freshman, Brooklyn Tweedy, is a journalist on The Feather. She’s also a cheerleader. She hopes to learn more writing and videography skills. Tweedy is currently learning about crochet, spanish, and more performing arts than j...

Gabriel DeSimone
Photojournalist

Gabriel DeSimone

Gabriel DeSimone, ‘26 serves as a journalist for The Feather at Fresno Christian Schools. DeSimone joined The Feather because he felt a desire to write about the important and exciting events going on around campus, while d...

Madeleine Durham
Photojournalist

Madeleine Durham

Madeleine R. Durham, '26, is a photojournalist for The Feather at Fresno Christian School. Durham joined the team to serve her school and community through photography and writing. When she’s not taking photos, you can find...

Benson Elbert
Photojournalist

Benson Elbert

Benson Elbert, ‘26 is an aspiring first year photojournalist for The Feather. Elbert aspires to improve his writing and photography skills with help from the team. He has worked in his family's breakfast restaurant, Batter Up...

Natalie Garcia
Photojournalist

Natalie Garcia

Second-year photojournalist Natalie Garcia, ‘26 strives to grow in the world of photography and journalism. She has always enjoyed photography and the opportunity to capture events through the lens of the students. In Garcia...

Hailey Higton
Photojournalist

Hailey Higton

Hailey Higton is launching her freshman year as a photojournalist for The Feather Online at Fresno Christian Schools. Known for her tenacity on the soccer field, and in life, Hailey dedicates herself wholeheartedly to cross country...

Selah Neal
Photojournalist

Selah Neal

Selah Neal is a freshman, and this is her first year on The Feather. Neal is eager to develop skills in the art of photography that she can carry with her into the future. She enjoys snacking, kayaking, and horseback riding. Selah hop...

Giada Gilmore Young
Photojournalist

Giada Gilmore Young

Giada Gilmore Young sprints through life with a camera in her hand. She is a freshman at Fresno Christian Schools and a first-year photojournalist on the Feather. Gilmore Young owns her own business called Interwoven, which sells ...

Marin Beasley
Video Journalist

Marin Beasley

Marin Beasley is a sophomore at Fresno Christian and serves on the photo /video team for The Feather Online. Marin is skilled in sports photography and creating short, edited reels. Beasley enjoys playing volleyball, and her favorit...

Cole Blanchfield
Video Journalist

Cole Blanchfield

Cole Blanchfield 24' is excited for his senior year as a video journalist for The Feather online. Blanchfield has been a part of the video journalism team for three years and decided to join in the pursuit of gaining more exp...

Noah Geil
Video Journalist

Noah Geil

Noah Geil, 25‘, is a junior at Fresno Christian Schools, Geil works with The Feather at school and this is his first year working with this team. He really enjoys acting whether it's live or taped. He joined the team to learn mor...

Joshua McCreary
Video Journalist

Joshua McCreary

Joshua McCreary is a junior at Fresno Christian and a video editor for The Feather. He has an interest in computers and all things technology. He hopes to learn to edit well in various styles to improve his work now and later ...

Christopher Mericle
Video Journalist

Christopher Mericle

Christopher (Boomer) Mericle is a new member of The Feather. As an upcoming video journalist, Boomer is eager to explore what opportunities The Feather team has to offer. In previous years, Boomer has been seen on the Fresno Christian...

Kori James
Adviser

Kori James

Adviser, educator, photographer and all around adventure lover, Kori James is always up to something.  Partnering with adviser Greg Stobbe in 2014, James helped to advance the award-winning online newspaper with a new design and...

Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young
Writing Coach

Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young

Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young is the new writing coach for The Feather, a sought-after speaker, podcaster, former newspaper reporter, and the award-winning author of more than 20 books, including newly-released Chasing God’s Glory, Crea...

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