Reedley High School Constitution Club

by Asami Nelson

A solid foundation in the knowledge of our political system is an important part of being an American citizen. Luckily, for students at Reedley High, the new Constitution Club on campus provides an opportunity for students to discuss not only the federal government, but also political institutions on the state and local levels. Nearly a year of preparation and discussion was involved before the club could be officially established.

Rogue Preview: The Miss American Dream Show

by Sierra Camille

Sierra Camille is thrilled to be bringing her solo performance of The Miss American Dream Show to Fresno as a part of this year’s Rogue Festival starting on Friday, March 6, at the Vista Theater. Sierra hails from Oakland, California, and began writing and devising this original solo work with Dan Griffiths in the Spring of 2019 in San Francisco’s Clown Lab basement.

Music and Support for Andrew Janz for Congress

by Steven Sanchez

On November 1, Andrew Janz, the Democratic congressional candidate who’s challenging Republican Devin Nunes for California’s 22 District seat, hosted an intimate event called the “Get Out The Vote Concert” for his supporters with a live acoustic performance from Stephan Jenkins, the leading singer for Third Eye Blind.

Designated Survivor: TV Review

by Doward Wilson

Tom Kirkman (played by Kiefer Sutherland) is the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. On the night of the State of the Union address, he is named the Designated Survivor and is sequestered. When multiple explosions demolish the Capitol building, killing the President, Vice-President, all the other members of the Cabinet and every member of Congress, Tom is sworn in as the President. Moving swiftly to contain the damage and take control of the situation, Tom is surprised to find that the GOP also had a Designated Survivor in the person of Kimble Hookstraten (played by Virginia Madsen), a Republican Congresswoman.

Matthew Shardlake: C.J. Sansom’s Tudor Detective

by Sharon Tucker

The lives of the Tudors populate literature frequently but rarely are the lives of their record-keepers and of court functionaries set down. These are intriguing stories, providing insight into everyday life—all the sights, sounds, and smells, as well as revealing history’s unfolding around them. Enter Matthew Shardlake, Lincoln’s Inn lawyer, who is C. J. Sansom’s record-keeper the last decade of Henry VIII’s reign.

Bloody Politics: A Molly Malone Mystery By Maggie Sefton

by Cynthia Chow

When Molly Malone returned to Washington D.C. in 2007, it was as the daughter of a United States senator and widow of a Representative who committed suicide following a trumped up scandal. Now, just a short time later, Molly has settled in as an accounting staffer for Colorado Senator John Russell and is in a relationship with former Special Forces officer, Danny DiMateo, now a Quantico consultant.