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Shanze Tahir

Current Age: 18

Stories by Shanze

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.
Gender and youth
By Tommaso Verderame, 17, Shayan Ahmad, 16, Yunseo Moh, 17, Shanze Tahir, 13
Gender roles don’t seem to have quite the pull they used to have. In 2008, the U.S. came close to having a woman in the Oval Office. Engineering schools now actively recruit girls, and more boys than ever are choosing traditionally “female” fields like nursing.
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.
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.
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.
By Danielle Hensley, 13, Naomi Farahan, 13, Shanze Tahir, 12
Professional soccer’s top competition will be played in South Africa this summer, and the country is buzzing with excitement. Not only will it be the first time the Federation of International Football Association will stage the FIFA World Cup on African soil, but it also recognizes soccer’s importance to this historic land and its youth.