Student Journalists Cover the Action
EDINBURG – When it’s game time for the Vela SaberCats, it’s also game time for journalism students at Vela High School.
They cover campus events for the Blue Streak News.
It’s a way they can learn what it takes to be a journalist.
We spoke to some of the aspiring sports journalists at a recent volleyball game.
“We come up with questions beforehand and the videographer takes b-roll,” said Vela junior Ingrid Hernandez. “After everything is done, we can make a video out of it.”
For many of the students, this class gives them their first chance to experience it’s like putting together a story.
“I remember when I’d be in the stands, cheering on the team,” said Vela sophomore Nathan Renteria. “Now I get to be down here and talk with the players. I talked to a coach too and it was a totally different experience that I actually enjoy.”
“I’m pretty new to the scene,” said Vela senior Rafael Yzaguirre. “It’s my first three weeks. This is my first game, but it’s pretty fun and cool.”
“Just the idea of getting to cover something and getting to interview people,” said Hernandez. “That itself is very fun.”
During the football season, Vela students are on hand for all the SaberCat games.
Later, they share their video with their classmates.
“I’ve always been fascinated with how fast and strong they are,” said Renteria. “Now that I get to be a part of it somewhat, it’s amazing.”
The students we spoke with hope to make the Blue Streak News bigger and better every year.
“We just really want to get a lot of students from our school involved in it,” said Hernandez. “Just to inspire a lot of people that would like to become journalists one day.”
Vela’s sports journalists are covering all the SaberCat action.
One day, it might be their profession.
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