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Max Gabovitch

School: North Central High School

Interests: Basketball, Football, Y-Press,

Hobbies: Basketball, Y-Press,
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Book(s): The Last Lecture
Favorite Movie(s): Slumdog Millionare
Favorite Food: Cheeseburger
Favorite YPress Story: 2008 Conventions

Stories by Max

Evan Draim, 17, founded the Coalition for a Conservative Future in 2010
By Leeann Sausser, 18, Max Gabovitch, 19
To 18-year-old Asher Heimermann, “There is no age limit in participating in politics or community service.” However, Asher doesn’t just tell young people to get involved with politics. He shows them.
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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
Drawing by Lisa von Werder
School violence
By Max Gabovitch, 17, Sigal Tavel, 14
The Columbine massacre of 1999 turned the world’s attention to violence in U.S. schools. While administrators rushed to install medical detectors and backpack checks, many forms of aggression continued undeterred.
Comfort food
By Max Gabovitch, 17, Shanze Tahir, 13
Sometimes the small things in life really do make a big difference. Two organizations run by youth have realized that and are reaching out to the unfortunate through the pleasures of food.
Kid comedian
By Max Gabovitch, 16
Trevor Hattabaugh, a 14-year-old comedian from Boise, Idaho, is proving that anyone can be a great comedian, regardless of age.
Police and youth
By Katie Bolinger, 19, Quinn Andrews, 15, Keenen Brannon, 15, Warren Stokes, 18, Max Gabovitch, 16
In this series, five Y-Press journalists explore the relationships between minority youth and the police in the Indianapolis area. Over the last several months, the team interviewed teens involved with 100 Black Men, the Latino Collective and teens participating in the four-year-old Our Kids (OK) program. In addition, local police officers told of us about the issue from their vantage point.
Denver: A lesson in public transport
By Quinn Andrews, 14, Max Gabovitch, 15
After reporting from the Democratic Convention in Denver, we realized teens there can be more independent than us. We used the bus system in the center of the city. There are more than 100 bus routes, compared to 28 in Indianapolis. To us, it seems like it should be the other way around, considering that the urban population of Indianapolis is 200,000 more than Denver’s.
Democratic 2008 Convention
By Hrishikesh Deshpande, 13, Max Gabovitch, 15, Sarah Zabel, 15, Jonathan Gainer, 16, Millie Cripe, 15, Quinn Andrews, 14, Jordan Denari, 17, Katie Bolinger, 18, Mallory St. Claire, 17, David Glass, 18
Considering how important young people have been to this election cycle, it's not surprising that their journalistic peers have the same enthusiasm for covering it.
Immigration: youth voice
By Pratik Cherian, 16, Max Gabovitch, 15, Becky Mangan, 13
Do Latinos vote as a bloc? According to students at Duarte High School in Los Angeles County, the answer is sometimes.
The immigrant vote
By , 38, Mallory St. Claire, 17, Pratik Cherian, 16, Max Gabovitch, 15
Pollsters and analysts love to identify voting blocs, using them to explain voting trends and to make projections. The Latino voting bloc has been repeatedly analyzed, often getting credit for swaying elections, such as the 2004 presidential contest in which incumbent George W. Bush defeated U.S. Sen. John Kerry.
Young political activist: Honolulu, HI
By Max Gabovitch, 15
Rachel Briggs is a youth volunteer for the Obama campaign in Honolulu, HI. Organizing supporters’ contact information, working at fund-raising events, and starting a student chapter in her district are some of Rachel’s accomplishments.
Young political activist: Palmer, AK
By Max Gabovitch, 15
Megan Waggoner’s first love is the environment. She is active in Alaska Youth for Environmental Action and traveled to Washington, D.C., last year to attend the President’s Environmental Youth Awards ceremony, which recognized her group for its environmental activism.
Group for youth was a response to violence
By Quinn Andrews, 12, Bekie Stergar, 12, Max Gabovitch, 14
As a college student, Eboo Patel was dismayed as he looked around the world and saw young people of different faiths fighting and killing each other. He was saddened that so few young people attended international conferences that brought together people of various faiths to talk about peace. Patel and other like-minded young adults founded the Chicago-based Interfaith Youth Core in 1998. Patel, 3