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Rachel Gardner

Current Age: 21
School: creston middle school
Grade: 7

Interests: i like soccer, reading, hanging out with my friends, and writing.

Favorite Color: purple

Stories by Rachel

City Stories 2012
By Rachel Gardner, 17, Isaiah Treadwell, 17, Allison Albrecht, 13, Rachel Ekwerike, 12, Safia Alim, 12, Alexandra Patterson, 16
Y-Press' multimedia summer camp
To Sikhs, a kara symbolizes faith and eternity.
Sikh youth keep the faith
By Rachel Gardner, 17, Tara Longardner, 17, Alexandra Patterson, 16, Megan Tackett, 17
“Our turban, most people consider that something to do with terrorism,” said Darsh Singh, 16, of Indianapolis.
Allie Dean likes to tweet with friends.
Youth increasingly atwitter over tweeting
By Rachel Gardner, 17, Sarah Panfil, 16, Hannah Zimet, 17
"It’s just kind of convenient,” said Allie Dean, 17, a North Central junior.
Can't we all be friends?
By Rachel Gardner, 16, Danielle Hensley, 15, Matthew Stubbs, 18, Zach Manges, 17
Gay teens talk about dangers of being different.
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
Alternative to dinner and a movie
By Rachel Gardner, 15, Victoria Kreyden, 15, Shanze Tahir, 13, Maggie Fikes, 18
Y-Press recently visited Incredible Pizza Company (IPC), a family entertainment center and restaurant located in Greenwood, one of two locations in Indiana. Based in Missouri, the company has now 14 locations in the Midwest and Mexico.
Everybody Dance Now!
By Rachel Gardner, 15, Carmela Verderame, 10, Ali Tahir, 14
Dancing has swept American popular culture, from TV shows such as “Glee” and “So You Think You Can Dance” to “High School Musical” productions on the stage and screen.
By Rachel Gardner, 15, Carmela Verderame, 10, Brianna Starks, 14
As adolescents walk into YouthVille Detroit, they enter a place where staff members not only know their names, but their backgrounds and life goals as well.
Walkers along the Central Canal raised money for diabetes awarness and reseach Oct. 5.
Some diabetics risk all to lose weight
By Rachel Gardner, 13, Beverly Jenkins, 17
Nearly two years ago, Ashley Wolfe was dancing in a nightclub and then blacked out. Rushed to a hospital, she remained in a diabetic coma for days
All work and some plays make dramatists a success
By Mallory St. Claire, 16, , 37, Rachel Gardner, 12, Caroline Ralston, 12
When 18-year-old playwright Kelly Lusk wrote his award-winning play "We, The Boys," he envisioned how he wanted his audience to react. But after it was staged at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, attendees had other ideas.
Misconceptions and truths about Islam
By Rachel Gardner, 12, Jake Thornburgh, 14
After researching and interviewing, Y-Press listed some misconceptions and truths about Islam.