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WSHS Exchange Student Eyes Journalism Career

12/07/2015 9:38 am

By: Tobias Mann, Coulee News

For Pakistani exchange student Azka Rehman, writing has become a passion, one she hopes will one day will make her a famous writer.

It all started when she was in middle school. Up until then she hadn’t had much interest in writing. It wasn’t until her teachers noticed her writing that she considered a life as a journalist.

“Teachers influenced me to look towards a career as a writer,” said Rehman, who is attending West Salem High School this year. “I started out writing articles about what I have tried.”

Inspired by magazines including Truth and Pakistan Speaks, Rehman started writing for her school newspaper in middle school. “I wrote about the plays; about the actors at my school. The readers theater was really famous,” she said. “It was a really hot topic at the time.”

A native of Karachi, Pakistan, a city of nearly 24 million people, Rehman coming to the United States to study was an opportunity for her to learn about a different culture, dispel misconceptions about her own and, as it turns out, become a better writer.

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Azka Rehman, a native of Pakistan studying at West Salem High School, hopes to turn her passion for writing into a future as a journalist. Photo credit: Tobias Mann

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