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Mihir Kumar

Current Age: 21

Stories by Mihir

Second Helpings
By Mihir Kumar, 16, Millie Cripe, 16, Desiree Anderson, 14, Carmela Verderame, 10, Haley Mayer, 14
Second Helpings is an Indianapolis service organization has been providing food and job training for the last 12 years.
Technology in the classroom
By Eric Chen, 16, Mihir Kumar, 15
Students using PlayStation Portables in the classroom usually are punished, either by getting their devices taken away or being sent to the deanís office.
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Iraqi family finds refuge in Indiana but life is still difficult
By Tommaso Verderame, 15, Hrishikesh Deshpande, 13, Mihir Kumar, 15, Jeff Hou, 15
Imagine more than 60,000 locals being uprooted from their homes every 30 days; Indianapolis would be a ghost town in about 14 months.Since 2003, that many Iraqis have fled their homes each month to escape the turmoil that has divided their nation, according to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees.
Teens tackle issue of violence
By Mihir Kumar, 13
While youth of all backgrounds are victims of violence, black youth seem to be at the epicenter of Indianapolis's rising crime rate. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list homicide as the leading cause of death for blacks nationwide from ages 10 to 24. Indiana had the third-highest rate of black homicides among all states in 2006, according to a study by the Violence Policy Center, a
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Home away from home
By Rebecca Salois, 17, Mihir Kumar, 13, Jessika Officer, 15
Firdas Abamislimov, 15; Abdullah Abamislimov and Yusuf Abamislimov, both 12; and Maleyka Musoyeva, 15, were born in Russia and miss their friends and family still there, but they consider themselves lucky. Their ancestors were deported from their own country more than 60 years ago, and as Meskhetian Turks have faced a long, hard struggle. About 70 of these refugees are working to make Indianapolis their home.