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|“||Unless you have a better story for me, give me everything you got.||”|
— Westley to her editor-in-chief, Aunt Arctic
|Raven Clare Westley|
Westley, on a normal day
Raven Clare Westley|
September 18, 1990
|Residence||Polaroid Street, Club Penguin|
MA in Mass Communication |
BA in Multimedia Arts
|Alma mater||Club Penguin University|
|Occupation||Correspondent of the Club Penguin Times|
|Years active||2010 - current|
|Employer||Club Penguin Times|
Covering The Theta Contingency |
|Home town||Club Penguin|
|Known for||Covering controversial stories for the CPT|
Journalist of the Year (2012) |
National Investigative Journalism Award in International Politics (2017)
Raven Clare Westley, known by her peers as Crossfire, is a famous reporter for the Club Penguin Times. She is a Club Penguin resident who quickly rose to fame for her flexibility in tackling various news genres in multimedia forms. She is also well-known for her nonchalance in asking tough, critical questions whenever she conducts interviews. Westley mainly tackles feature articles about everyday life in the island, but also enjoys taking on heavy sociopolitical issues from time to time. Besides being a writer for the paper, she is also a leading journalist in the Times's online website. Her bold nature combined with her cheerful attitude makes her one of the best reporters in the news industry.
Raven was born to a very quiet and well-educated family in Club Penguin. Nothing was considered too remarkable about the Westleys: they all excelled in their field of professions, but not to the point where their name shines among others. Her mother was a simple accountant in a nearby firm and her father was a lawyer for the government. It was instilled early in Raven that public service was an honorable thing to do, and she was constantly steered towards it as a potential interest for her future.
Not that she needed much convincing. Once she learned how to walk, talk, and behave, she was immediately sent to school to be with the other children. She showed early on an excellence in word usage, whether she used them verbally or in writing. She was clearly confident in what she says or what she writes, and stands by them until she sees a convincing point and changes her mind. She also seemed to have a near endless curiosity for things, and was unafraid of asking any questions to anyone. This would develop for her to become bluntly honest, to the point of insensitive to heavy questions. Raven tried a variety of skills in an attempt to improve herself, and found herself good at the arts and arguing.
Much to her parents's chagrin, as she grew older, she grew to have the tendency of wandering around the island to ask penguins all sorts of questions about their lives. After, she would spew out an essay from the procured information that she'd keep in a massive ring bind on her desk. Whether it was out of pure boredom or curiosity, their daughter would never say. This would make them ask her to use her curiosity of asking people questions and writing about them in a different outlet, seeing as they aren't so keen of having her get lost in the island. This would introduce her to journalism, which would later on be her chosen profession.
Career as Correspondent
Westley is often described by peers and interviewees alike to be bubbly and bright when working, ready to take on whatever story is given to her.
Westley is known for using simple words to convey what she means to say. She does not really like being complex with her reports, as she believes that keeping it basic would let everyone understand the story she's reporting on. Her articles are often clean cut and smooth flowing, with a simple outline of events that is easy to understand.
Westley easily made herself prominent in the journalism field with her near brutal questioning skills as well as her ability to network with sources, two of the many essential skills necessary to become an effective news reporter. She was initially hired to do feature work, something she did with much gusto with a particular interest in fashion and the culinary tastes of the rest of the world. Her affinity to investigative journalism would become part of her career years after when she began covering conflicts around the continent. Her further interest in the political platform and inner workings of countries pressed her into studying their minute issues and scandals.
- In her youth, she tried to run for a position in the student council, but failed in every campaign.
- She's generally described to be fit because she's always running after a lead.
- She has a fluctuating sleep schedule to couple with her questionable eating habits.
- Aunt Arctic has been trying to get her to eat and sleep properly, to no avail.
- In a report, she revealed that one her favorite things about being a journalist besides writing would be the photography that comes with it.
- She has the uncanny ability of having sources or friends in almost every walk of life which she taps into whenever she needs help or information.
- "Sorry, love! Gotta chase a lead!"
- "I've been running on coffee and energy drinks for the past fourteen hours. It's been fantastic."
- "Me? Politics? I'd rather report on it, thanks."