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Pete Shirley

Stories by Pete

Dillon Paul, 16, likes to hunt with his dad.
Indiana teens learn ways of the gun
By Keenen Brannon, 18, Pete Shirley, 18, Allison Albrecht, 13
In Indiana, minors are allowed to possess firearms if they are at an adult-supervised range or at their own home.
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?
Subject Matters: an online content tool
By Shayan Ahmad, 17, Ali Tahir, 16, Pete Shirley, 18, Allison Albrecht, 13
Young journalists typically begin work on a radio project with enthusiasm and a basic idea for a story. But where can they go for help to rein in an idea, find the right interviewees, develop questions or refocus a story idea that didn’t go in the direction planned?
Photo courtesy of League of Women Voters of California
Vox Pops: The 2012 Election
By Pete Shirley, 18, Justin Herring, 12, Greta Herbertz, 14
"Did you vote for Obama in 2008, and will you vote for him in 2012?"
“I think rewarding excellence in education is really important,
Jury's still out on merit pay
By Pete Shirley, 17, Fiona Kelly, 15, Claire Christoff, 11
Efforts to measure the effectiveness of merit pay are problematic; so are attempts to measure what a good teacher is.
Vonn Resnover, 15, says everyone benefits when teachers are well-paid
Youth OK with rewarding great teachers
By Pete Shirley, 17, Fiona Kelly, 15
While most students agree that committed teachers can lead to higher student achievement, none would blame poor student performance solely on teachers.
School blood drives draw out the best
By Ellen Flood, 13, Pete Shirley, 17
Blood centers target young donors for several reasons: Early donation often leads to lifelong participation, and school blood drives are very productive, studies show.
By Shayan Ahmad, 16, Ali Tahir, 15, Pete Shirley, 17, Allison Albrecht, 12
It's a community thing
By Jake Thornburgh, 17, Pete Shirley, 16
It’s not unusual for teens to spend their summers at camp. But Jacob Baldwin and Carah Austin have done something different — they’ve been running their own camps to address very different needs in their communities.
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
Solidarity Walk
By Maggie Fikes, 17, Pete Shirley, 16
Four immigrant college students are walking 1,500 miles from Miami, Florida to Washington, D.C in support of The Dream Act and immigration reform.
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