Charlie OsborneCurrent Age: 17
School: Creekside Middle School
Born in Carmel, In.
Lived in Carmel for whole life
Hope to go to Stanford
Would like a career as an ESPN basketball analyst
Interests: Watching/Playing Sports, Reading
Favorite Sports Teams: Colts!!, Indiana University, Stanford University, Tampa Bay Rays
Favorite Color: green, purple
Favorite Book(s): Eragon series
Favorite Movie(s): Happy Gilmore
Favorite Food: steak and steak sauce
Favorite YPress Story: Full-Court Pressure
Stories by Charlie
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.
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.
Black Friday 2009 By Charlie Osborne, 13, Shaimelle Harris, 13
On Friday afternoon after Thanksgiving, we took a chilly walk from the Y-Press office to Circle Center Mall in downtown Indianapolis. We were expecting a hectic atmosphere, huge crowds, packed stores and outrageous sale prices.
Fiesta Indianapolis By Charlie Osborne, 13, Priya Mirmira, 12, Shayan Ahmad, 15
On Saturday, Sept.19, three Y-Press members took in the sights and smells of Fiesta Indianapolis held on American Legion Mall.
Full-court pressure By Alesha Peterson, 17, Charlie Osborne, 12, Austin Golden, 15
Spencer Fields once kicked a star tennis player off the North Central High School team, even though the coach realized then that it meant the school would likely lose a state tennis title.
Why? Because the kid was poisoning the mood of the team by putting too much pressure on everyone.
One is the onliest number By Charlie Osborne, 11, Keenen Brannon, 13, Zoe Hayes, 18
Zachary Bowman, Sam Jacobi, Drake Jellison, Brooke Sawyer and Tyler Sharpe are among a trend- setting group these days.
Each of these Indianapolis youths is an only child, and families such as theirs are the fastest-growing family group in the country.
According to the U.S. Census, the percentage of women having only one child rose from about 10 percent to 23 percent from 1980 to 2000.
Photos by Charlie