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Brianna Starks

Current Age: 19
School: Home-Schooled
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, Reading, Writing, Socializing, Doing Crosswords, Talking ;), Shopping!
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 Brianna Starks, 16, Anthony Greene, 14, Alex Sweazey, 15
"You get to kind of know your parents a little more," says Ethan Briggeman, 15
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2011 City Stories
By Hrishikesh Deshpande, 16, Darius Jordan, 14, Kuren Sikand, 17, Hannah Zimet, 16, Sigal Tavel, 14, Matthew Stubbs, 18, Brianna Starks, 15, Carmela Verderame, 11, Naomi Farahan, 14, Priya Mirmira, 14, Max Gabovitch, 18, Rachel Gardner, 16, Claire Christoff, 11
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Sound & Story
By Quinn Andrews, 17, Naomi Farahan, 14, Shaimelle Harris, 15, Brianna Starks, 15
Outreach nourishes body, soul
Tragedies put youth on the streets
By Brianna Starks, 15, Riley Childers, 13
Bryant found food, help and friendship at Outreach.
Workers find makeshift shelter.
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.
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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 Hrishikesh Deshpande, 15, Madison DaBreo, 13, Brianna Starks, 15, Carmela Verderame, 10, Shayan Ahmad, 16, Min Qiao, 18, Danielle Hensley, 14, Warren Stokes, 19, Victoria Kreyden, 15, Keenen Brannon, 16, Pete Shirley, 16
EYEsee
By Danielle Hensley, 14, Brianna Starks, 15
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 Sarah Panfil, 14, Leeann Sausser, 16, 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.
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Hanging with besties and pinching fashion...
By Shaimelle Harris, 14, Brianna Starks, 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 Rachel Gardner, 15, Carmela Verderame, 10, 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 Charlie Osborne, 14, Priya Mirmira, 13, Brianna Starks, 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 Shaimelle Harris, 14, Brianna Starks, 14, Maggie Fikes, 17, 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.
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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.