Grand Valley High columnist starts next Tuesday
Nicole Loschke, 17, of Parachute, enjoys reading Dave Barry’s comical renditions of real-life situations in Monday editions of the Post Independent.Writers who find humor in the mundane and entertainment in everyday situations are the writers worth reading, Loschke said.Beginning Tuesday, Loschke will put herself and her opinions on the line when she starts writing for the Post Independent.A senior at Grand Valley High School in Parachute, Loschke’s column will appear the first Tuesday of every month. Like Barry, Loschke will write about whatever she happens to stumble across.Though Loschke likes to read humor, she also enjoys writing that is symbolic, artistic and meaningful.One of Loschke’s favorite books is “Angels and Demons,” the prequel to the bestseller “The Da Vinci Code” by Dan Brown. She likes the book because it represents brotherhood and conspiracy.”This book give perspective instead of being cut and dry like so many others,” Loschke said.Last year, Loschke wrote a 20-page paper for an English composition course at Colorado Mountain College. The essay addressed a question that nags at Loschke, who wants to be a journalist.”Why do journalists start out with so much fire and then get worn down by corruption and government?” Loschke asked.When Loschke becomes a journalist, she doesn’t want to ask herself that question, so she plans on writing for an alternative publication where she can avoid some of that.”If they can defeat you, then what’s the purpose in trying to change things?” Loschke asked.Contact Ivy Vogel: 945-8515, ext. email@example.com
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