Barber Shop Show review: the Teen Reporters on writing about violence while living it

Terrance Rogers and Noe Gil, two Uplift Community High School students, have experienced rising violence in Uptown first hand – walking the four blocks to their school in groups to avoid any danger, and dealing with being scapegoated for being part of the problem by the local community.

But they’ve also written about it, as journalists for The Chicago Reporter’s Teen Reporter blog.

We had them on the Barber Shop Show last Friday on Vocalo 89.5 FM to talk about their situation.

In the video below, Gil and Rogers also tell the Reporter’s Megan Cottrell how they saw a more serious side to their classmates when they were formally interviewing them for their stories compared to when they’re just hanging out together as friends.

Leave a comment