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Ali Tahir

Current Age: 18
School: ZCHS
Hobbies: Golf, Baseball, and Hanging out with friends.
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Book(s): Sons of Fortune
Favorite Movie(s): Transformers
Favorite Food: Anything homemade

Stories by Ali

Fresh from the national conventions
By Hrishikesh Deshpande, 17, Greta Herbertz, 14, Hannah Zimet, 18, Sigal Tavel, 16, Isaiah Treadwell, 17, Shanze Tahir, 15, Ali Tahir, 17, Carmela Verderame, 12, Naomi Farahan, 15, Priya Mirmira, 15, Izabella Robinson, 14, Alaina Bradds, 17
Lots of excitement and pomp at the conventions.
Early graduation has many benefits.
Graduating early can be worth $4,000
By Ali Tahir, 16, Jillian Phillips, 15
The Mitch Daniels Early Graduation Scholarship, which began in 2011, is worth $4,000 for public-school students who graduate from high school in three years.
Subject Matters: an online content tool
By Shayan Ahmad, 17, Ali Tahir, 16, Pete Shirley, 18, Allison Albrecht, 13
Young journalists typically begin work on a radio project with enthusiasm and a basic idea for a story. But where can they go for help to rein in an idea, find the right interviewees, develop questions or refocus a story idea that didn’t go in the direction planned?
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(w)indy
By Shayan Ahmad, 16, Ali Tahir, 15, Pete Shirley, 17, Allison Albrecht, 12
Global Citizen Year
By Naomi Farahan, 13, Ali Tahir, 15
In 2009, Laura Keaton was a high school senior and an ad on Facebook caught her attention. “I wasn’t excited about going to college, so I think that’s why I clicked it,” she recalled.
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Teens and media
By Hrishikesh Deshpande, 15, Jessika Officer, 18, Michelle Hu, 18, Min Qiao, 18, Grace Bronson, 17, Ali Tahir, 15
Lois Lowry
By Charlie Osborne, 14, Laura Cockman, 18, Ali Tahir, 14
Lois Lowry has been writing fiction for more than 35 years. She’s created tales of dystopian societies that continue to trigger parental outrage, but she’s also produced fits of giggles from middle readers tickled by Gooney Bird Greene’s antics.
Everybody Dance Now!
By Rachel Gardner, 15, Carmela Verderame, 10, Ali Tahir, 14
Dancing has swept American popular culture, from TV shows such as “Glee” and “So You Think You Can Dance” to “High School Musical” productions on the stage and screen.
Kid actors take on The Giver
By Tommaso Verderame, 16, Ali Tahir, 14
In our changing world, where images from around the globe come to us from all directions, diversity is the norm rather than the exception. It is hard to imagine a world where nothing diverges or varies, but such a world exists in Lois Lowry’s Newbery Award-winning novel “The Giver.”