David Fazio & Alex Wu

David “Faz” Fazio, a beloved Andover High School basketball coach and gym teacher, who has made gym fun for all of his students, talks about how his high school coach helped him see past his challenging childhood. During his 34-year...

Ali al mashhadi and his mother bassima idris talk about his mother’s life and her experiences

In this interview conducted by Ali al mashhadi (15) interviews his mother bassima Idris (46) about her childhood and how she was able to leave her home country for the purpose of her sons.In this interview bassima shows how caring...

Refugee by Alan Gratz

I read 3 and a half pages from chapter 50 in my IR book.

The Arduous Journey of a Young Immigrant

The following interview depicts the story and results of a big leap of faith. A family travels from Guyana to the United States for better opportunities for the following generations.

Michael Urena interviewing, grandma, Rosie Zovko about life coming to America as a refugee.

Rosie Zovko talks about her life, growing up in a communist country, seeking refuge, and trying to find her place in this world. she talks about finding her husband through the dangerous path to find refuge. she then talks about...

“My Way Out”

A boy’s brother is killed in a gang fight and he wants to get out now

The Sarkisians and Alex Wu

Creating Community Through Sharing Stories: An interview with multiple generations of the Sarkisian family, where they share how their ancestors fled the Armenian Genocide, their lifestyle growing up on the family-owned farm, establishing a legacy in Andover, and how their...

Storytelling Assignment

I interviewed my father for an assigment for my speech class in college (Collin College). Picture above is me, my mom and my dad when they got married through the church.

A mother’s great example

The motivation of Laura that lead to her achievements.

Father Daughter

This is a conversation with my father about his life and how much I love him

A Bathroom Break from Vietnam to the United States – An Immigrant Story

Chad Goodman was a seven-year-old boy in Vietnam during the Fall of Saigon. His mother realized that the only way that her children could have a better life was if she could give them up to adoption, which also meant...

Interviewing my Mom, Rikki: How a Decision She Made Years Ago as a Working Mom Deems her an Ethical Leader

Maya (20), talks to her mom, Rikki, about how conscious, challenging decision she made years ago as a working mom makes her an ethical leader...even when Rikki did not initially consider such a decision to be ethical leadership.

My journey from Newark to South Orange

My Mother's journey from Newark, NJ to nearby South Orange and what it meant to her and her family.

Looking For A Better Life

A 12 year old boy turns into a police officer. On December 31st Viviana Rodriguez asks her grandfather, Rafael Hernandez, what it was like to start working in such a young age and then eventually transition into being a police...

My great grandmother tells her love story

Kendall Devine interviews her great grandmother, Shirley Graves as she tells her love story from the moment she first set eyes on her husband and the tumultuous beginning of how they where they were married at 16 and 17.

Father’s sacrifices

For Father’s Day, Shilpa and Sachin Pai interviewed their father Suhas Pai about his experience coming to the US and raising a family.

Convo with Mama

We talked about her childhood and me and my brothers’ childhood and how they compare. As well as the achievements she’s most proud of. And finally we left a little message to our future generation that are listening to this...

Life as an athlete.

Myles Gregory (15) talks with Martinez Gregory (18) and asks what is his life like as an athlete. Being an athlete the first thing you have to know is that sacrifices are going to have to be made in the...

Learning New Information With the Riggins

This interview is inspired by my history class and is currently learning about how life was during World War 1 for soldiers and the community supporting them.