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Real World Learning With Bobby Hawthorne

Travis Rebel News staffers meet with an industry professional


by Gisel Alvarez, Photographer/Videographer

Bobby Hawthorne, retired director (1977-2006) of Academics and Journalism with Texas University Interscholastic League/International League Press Conference and national author of The Radical Write, a high school journalism textbook, gave a free workshop to the Travis Rebel News staff in September.

He said a high-school newspaper is the heart of any campus, and student journalists are the beats that keep it pumping.

“The job of any reporter is tell people what to think about and not what to think,” Hawthorne said. “When you find someone whose life is dramatically changed, write about it.”

Great stories are everywhere, he said, and a great reporter finds them. All it takes is seeing the wonder in life, he said.

“Curiosity without courage is wasted,” Hawthrone said.


by Gisel Alvarez, Photographer/Videographer


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About the Writer
Blayce Woodward, Sports Editor

Age? 17

Grade? Junior

Born? Dallas, TX

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What are your hobbies? I like music. It's cool.

Organizations in which you are involved in? I'm in AV production, Tennis, Golf, Newspaper and the Drum Line.

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Real World Learning With Bobby Hawthorne