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Priya Mirmira

Current Age: 17
School: Park Tudor School
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Book(s): TOO MANY!
Favorite Food: Chicago Pizza

Stories by Priya

Marcus Demery documents Occupy protest
YOUTH ON THE TRAIL: Occupy
By Priya Mirmira, 16, Carmela Verderame, 12
Occupy changed the face of activism and how groups use technology to recruit and organize its activists. Its trademark sit-ins have been emulated for a variety of purposes, and its organizing slogan, “We are the 99%!” has shaped conversations and attitudes across the country.
Fresh from the national conventions
By Hrishikesh Deshpande, 17, Greta Herbertz, 14, Hannah Zimet, 18, Sigal Tavel, 16, Isaiah Treadwell, 17, Shanze Tahir, 15, Ali Tahir, 17, Carmela Verderame, 12, Naomi Farahan, 15, Priya Mirmira, 15, Izabella Robinson, 14, Alaina Bradds, 17
Lots of excitement and pomp at the conventions.
The bitter and sweet about life in Rushville
By Sarah Panfil, 16, Leeann Sausser, 18, Priya Mirmira, 15
“I like Rushville. It’s where my family is, but the job opportunities won’t be here," says Taylor Edwards, 19.
Cubs discuss pros, cons of tiger mothers
By Priya Mirmira, 15, Sigal Tavel, 15, Allison Albrecht, 13, Greta Herbertz, 14
Immigrant parents "are driven by the expectations of their own parents and the fact that their parents have worked so hard to give them good lives,” says Victoria Xiao, 16.
Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility, Pendleton, Indiana
audiophoto galleries
Teens and Guns
By Priya Mirmira, 15, Carmela Verderame, 12, Pete Shirley, 18, Elizabeth Papandria, 13, Andy Yang, 18
How easy is it for teens to get access to guns?
Keep language ties, educators agree
By Priya Mirmira, 15, Carmela Verderame, 12, Isaiah Treadwell, 16, Daezare Fifer, 15, Sierra Buntin, 16
“Developing both of those languages well is very important for immigrants and for any kids of color," said Cynthia Garcia Coll, Brown University professor and developmental psychologist.
photo galleries
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
Tiny school seeks wide impact
By Priya Mirmira, 14, Isaiah Treadwell, 15, Laura Rodgers, 10, Zach Manges, 17, Ashley King, 11, Leah Johnson, 16
Roller derby:
By Priya Mirmira, 13
Most parents give their children a first name, a surname and maybe a middle name. But you won’t find “Blonde Bomber” or “Wam Bam” on any birth certificate.
Silly Bandz, the new kid craze
By Priya Mirmira, 13, Allison Albrecht, 11
In 2002, a Japanese company designed a stronger elastic band, next was the ingenuity of an Ohio businessman. Robert Croak found that adding silicone allowed an elastic band to keep its shape. His Toledo-based company trademarked the name, Silly Bandz, and the sales took off, particularly among elementary-age kids.
Shadowed Summer: potential, no pay off
By Priya Mirmira, 13
Shadowed Summer was really difficult to finish. It was only 192 pages long, but it took me around two months to get through it. I couldn’t connect with any character in any way. Even their personalities seemed flat. It seemed like Mitchell was in a rush to get this book finished, edited, and out on the market.
Discover Green
By Eric Chen, 17, Priya Mirmira, 13, Shanze Tahir, 13
Matthew Evans never considered himself a big environmentalist. However, he cared about the environment and wanted to make a difference, so in October 2008, he founded Discover Green in Pflugerville, Texas. He was 15 years old.
audiocomments
Youth and health care
By Priya Mirmira, 13, Grace Bronson, 17
It’s not only adults who are troubled by these statistics. Stephanie Woodcox, adolescent health coordinator at the Indiana State Department of Health, says youth also are concerned about their own behaviors.
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.
videophoto galleries
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.
Ask Me Anything
By Priya Mirmira, 12
Have you ever wondered why blood is red or why identical twins look exactly the same? “Ask Me Anything” by D.K. Publishing has the answer to every question you’ve ever wanted to ask, from how old the universe is, to which century had the most wars.