Raquel Barolli, 17, is one of five guest reporters in the community project You Write The News.FIONA BROOM December 3, 2012 5:36pm
Raquel Barolli has all the personality traits needed to pursue a career in journalism.
‘‘I really like English and I always love talking,’’ the 17-year-old said.
Raquel has always been interested in the news.
She’s also passionate about teen issues.
So the Shepparton High School student jumped at the chance to be a journalist for a day in The News’ You Write The News competition.
‘‘It’s just something I love, I’ve always been interested in it,’’ she said.
She saw it as an opportunity to highlight issues important to her and her friends and put forward the perspective of the town’s youth.
‘‘Teenage youth is not catered for, like, there’s not enough transport,’’ Raquel said.
‘‘Yesterday I spent $25 on a taxi because I was going to see a friend.’’
Raquel said there also needed to be more youth music events that catered to all tastes in tunes.
She said about three quarters of her year level went to a recent music festival in Melbourne because it catered for a wide music audience.
The avid Backstreet Boys fan said more events would also give teens something to do during their holidays, aside from summer homework in preparation for Year 12.
She said recent attention on teen parties in the region scared others off holding them.
‘‘People feel they can’t have parties. People don’t know what to do,’’ she said.
‘‘I want to be a journalist for a day to gain experience for a career in journalism/TV presenting, but also get a view across about youths that doesn’t involve attention seeking and drama, but is genuine.’’
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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