Brianna StarksCurrent Age: 17
Hey everybody! My name is Brianna A Starks and I'm currently a 15 year old sophomore. I LOVE *music*, (everything but reggae, classical, and most country...blah...) animals, kids, and socializing. Although I LOVE writing, I want to be a kindergarten-first grade teacher. :)
Interests: My interests include: Animals, Kids, American Gangsters, Books, and music!
I ALSO LOVE Y-PRESS! :D
Hobbies: My hobbies are:
Listening to and writing music,
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Book(s): Tamar!!!!!!!!
Favorite Movie(s): Pirates of the Caribbean (#1), Boy in striped Pajamas :(, Akeelah and the Bee, The Prince of Egypt, Remember the Titans
Favorite Food: Macaroni Pasta Bake :)
Favorite YPress Story: Homeless Youth
Stories by Brianna
Young lives caught at the crossroads By Brianna Starks, 16, David Schiele, 16
The crime emanating from the area around 42nd Street and Post Road has ramifications for farther-flung neighborhoods.
Divorce gives birth to new families By Anthony Greene, 14, Brianna Starks, 16, Alex Sweazey, 15
"You get to kind of know your parents a little more," says Ethan Briggeman, 15
2011 City Stories By Hrishikesh Deshpande, 16, Rachel Gardner, 16, Max Gabovitch, 18, Priya Mirmira, 14, Naomi Farahan, 14, Carmela Verderame, 11, Brianna Starks, 15, Matthew Stubbs, 18, Sigal Tavel, 14, Hannah Zimet, 16, Kuren Sikand, 17, Darius Jordan, 14, Claire Christoff, 11
Tragedies put youth on the streets By Brianna Starks, 15, Riley Childers, 13
Bryant found food, help and friendship at Outreach.
Outreach has been lifeline for woman By Brianna Starks, 15
Outreach workers discover a makeshift shelter used by homeless youth like Rachel.
Man has job but no home By Brianna Starks, 15, Riley Childers, 13
Chris found work soon after moving to Indianapolis, but he didn't make enough money to rent an apartment.
Help for the homeless By Brianna Starks, 15
Outreach staff and volunteers search for homeless youth in parks, abandoned houses and under bridges.
Bribery in schools By Carmela Verderame, 11, Brianna Starks, 15
For years, parents and educators have debated whether it is effective to pay students to improve their grades or behavior. Recently, Harvard economist Roland Fryer set out to test the practice.
City Stories 2010 By Keenen Brannon, 16, Victoria Kreyden, 15, Warren Stokes, 19, Danielle Hensley, 14, Min Qiao, 18, Shayan Ahmad, 16, Hrishikesh Deshpande, 15, Carmela Verderame, 10, Brianna Starks, 15, Madison DaBreo, 13, Pete Shirley, 16
EYEsee By Brianna Starks, 15, Danielle Hensley, 14
Before 2008, Janice Guzon never gave a second thought to good eyesight. Thumbing through magazines while doing research in the library that summer, she noticed that few people from Third World countries wore eyeglasses. She just assumed that they all had really good vision, unlike her.
Class of 2010 By Leeann Sausser, 16, Sarah Panfil, 14, Brianna Starks, 14
As the last traditional year of schooling comes to an end, many seniors rejoice. No more seemingly endless hours of classes, nasty cafeteria food or annoying underclassmen to deal with …unless they’re going to college, that is.
Hanging with besties and pinching fashion... By Brianna Starks, 14, Shaimelle Harris, 14
Once you start doing something fun, it’s hard to stop, whether it’s reading a fantastic book, watching an awesome movie … or pinching clothes from retail stores.
Youthville By Carmela Verderame, 10, Rachel Gardner, 15, Brianna Starks, 14
As adolescents walk into YouthVille Detroit, they enter a place where staff members not only know their names, but their backgrounds and life goals as well.
We Care Act By Brianna Starks, 14, Priya Mirmira, 13, Charlie Osborne, 14
On May 12, 2008, a deadly earthquake with a magnitude of 8.0 struck Sichuan, China. Horrified, the Li siblings of Pearland, Texas, knew they had to do something for the victims.
Birth order By Maggie Fikes, 17, Brianna Starks, 14, Shaimelle Harris, 14, Madison DaBreo, 13
Firstborns rule. They’re conscientious and driven. They like to be in positions of authority, so they often become lawyers, engineers and astronauts.
The cat that killed a man By Brianna Starks, 14
Travel back 1250 b.c. to the ancient land of Egypt. What do you envision? The hundreds of gods that filled the land? Pyramids, mummies and tombs? Maybe so.