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Sarah Zabel

Stories by Sarah

The changing face of the nuclear family
By Sarah Zabel, 18, Andy Yang, 17, Shaina Pan, 17
Samantha, 13, says of her two dads: ďThis is the most Iíve ever been loved.Ē
Intentional communities
By Laura Mangan, 16, Sarah Zabel, 17
In intentional communities, like-minded individuals come together to share resources and living quarters. Such arrangements gained popularity in the í60s when so-called hippies retreated to the country to live in peace and brotherhood.
photo galleries
What it means to be French
By Sarah Zabel, 17
What does it mean to be French? According to responses to the question posed by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, itís more than speaking French, respecting the flag and eating baguettes. But few can agree on what it does entail.
Paris immigrants
By Joi Officer, 15, Beverly Jenkins, 18, Julie Kippenbrock, 17, Warren Stokes, 19, Sarah Zabel, 17, Nick Greven, 18, Yunseo Moh, 17
Y-Press Paris blog
By Joi Officer, 15, Beverly Jenkins, 18, Julie Kippenbrock, 16, Warren Stokes, 18, Sarah Zabel, 16, Nick Greven, 18, Yunseo Moh, 16
Check out the Y-Press blog
Keith Ellison
By Millie Cripe, 15, Sarah Zabel, 15
Keith Ellison started his journey as a political activist at age 18. On Detroit's Wayne State University campus, he protested and petitioned to end South African apartheid in the 1980s.
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.
Non-college youth vote
By Jonathan Gainer, 16, Sarah Zabel, 15
This election, much fuss has been made about the voting potential of young adults. Candidates have reached out to youth through social networking sites, such as Facebook and MySpace, and in frequent visits to college campuses.But part of this demographic has long been overlooked.
Young political activist: Escalante, UT
By Sarah Zabel, 15
Peter Christensen, 17, and his brother Alex, 14, are from Escalante, Utah, a town of 818, according to the last census. While the boys enjoy outdoors activities such as fishing and hiking, they are both officers in the Garfield County Teen Age Republicans, a local chapter of the national TARs program.
Young political activist: Sheboygan, Wisc.
By Sarah Zabel, 15
Why does this middle-schooler call himself Wisconsinís youth activist? At age 14, Asher Heimermann has a Web site ( with tens of thousands of visitors, a radio show that airs every week, and a voice that demands to be heard.
Image from the American art website
Viewers kept guessing as characters double cross one another
By Sarah Zabel, 15
Like the modern day Oceanís movies, The Sting mixes reality with con tricks to the point where the viewer is always kept guessing at what is real and what is staged. Characters cross and double-cross each other in an attention-grabbing film that truly stands the test of time.
Sarah Zabel
HPV vaccine: It's a no brainer
By Sarah Zabel, 14
Using the polio vaccine as an example of when mandating was critical, Sarah wonders that may be the case for the HPV vaccination.
Allison Owens at TheraPlay.
Using horses to enhance human health
By Pratik Cherian, 16, Cathy Mangan, 17, , 37, Sarah Zabel, 14
Many kids, struggling with their physical or mental health, have found that horses can be part of their therapeutic path. After undergoing equine education, children who couldn't walk have taken their first step, children who couldn't talk have said their first word, and children scarred by sexual or physical abuse who couldn't trust have opened up to others for the first time. Learn more about these Indiana equine-facilated riding centers.
Cathy Mangan
Protecting their health
By Allison Gardner, 17, Sarah Zabel, 14
Teens have long been warned about the health risks of being sexually active, including the possibility of contracting the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, and other sexually transmitted diseases. Health officials now have added human papillomavirus (HPV) infection to the list.