A Disrupted Childhood

Imagine being 11 years old, fleeing from your country to escape a civil war. Alfonso Campos didn’t have to imagine this, he experienced it. Olivia Campos, his 14 year old daughter, has interviewed him about the early years of his...

Living Before Modern Technology

People grow up in the modern world with all sorts of new and fancy technology, but how was it like for someone like my father Kevin Morgan who was in his teenager in the 70s and grew up before this...

A Senegalese Story: From a Prankster to a Professor

From a straight A student and prankster to a professor in another country, life is full of surprises. In November 2017, 14-year-old Aram Sow interviews her Father Paap Sow to learn about his experience growing up in Senegal, West Africa...

Boy meets Miltary Base

Once upon a time a young boy went through the stages of life: childhood, college, and being all grown up; however this same boy got to travel the world, become the resident advisor of his college dorm and work at...

Get Lucky and Never Quit

Having a true appreciation for relaxation, Linda Pfeffer speaks with her grandson, Jake Joel, while sitting on the beach in Hawaii on Thanksgiving of 2017. Linda shares an abundance of stories, each with a golden lining, that resonates with Jake...

The Iranian Revolution of 1979, Through the Eyes of a Fleeing Immigrant

Pamela Shamshiri was nine years old when the Iranian Revolution began. Pamela and her mother and brother were in Los Angeles for Christmas when the revolution started. Her father went back to Iran, but the other three family members stayed...

Today for You Tomorrow for Me

In today’s society people are celebrating LGBTQ people with parades and festivals, rather than spreading hatred towards them, but this wasn’t always the case. In November of 2018, 14 year old Sofia Brandon-Schwartz interviewed her father, Carlo Brandon to learn...

A War On Two Fronts

Not long ago, people of color were more heavily mistreated, denied opportunities, and denied respect based on one thing. On November 29th, 2017, 14 year old Jason Ridley interviews his 85 year old grandfather, John Ridley III, about his time...

Farm Life

The two people in the interview are Presley Panaro and Mary Jane Arrington, Mary Jane is Presley's grandmother. The interview took place at Mary Jane's House and Presley age is 14. Working on a farm is long, hard work but...

The American Dream

At the age of seven, Jesse Marino and his family came to America to seek asylum from communism in Cuba. On December 22nd in Toluca Lake, Mia Phillips sat down with her family friend, Jesse Marino(58 years old), to learn...

A Lebanese Childhood

I, Jack Marounian interviewed my dad, Arthur Marounian. I interviewed my dad a my house in Los Angeles, California. I am 15 years old and my dad is 47 years old. A 1770’s childhood in Lebanon was was way different...

Adverse Circumstances

In this interview, 15-year old, Devyn Hunter interviews her dad, Paul Hunter about his childhood in the year 1977 in Pacoima, California. Paul speaks about growing up in Pacoima and what his childhood was like growing up. Where he lived...

Mama Memories

A mother is someone who loves you unconditionally from birth, the one who puts her kids before herself and the one who you can always count on above everyone else. In November of 2017 in Chicago, Illinois, 15 year old...

My Past Is Your Past

Although I never knew my great great grandparents, this interview with my grandmother made it feel like I knew them my whole life. On December 31, 2018, I, Kate Godfrey, interviewed my grandmother Carol Burns in Scottsdale, Arizona. The stories...

The Grief of Losing an Idol

On November 27th, 2017, Charlie Ruderman interviewed his mother Catherine Smith to learn about her childhood and what it was like to lose a loved one. Throughout the interview, Catherine describes her childhood in the 1970’s San Fernando Valley. This...

From Colorado to LA

My name is Grace Schiff, I am 14 years old, and I interviewed my aunt, Melissa Malone, in Encino, California. She grew up in Colorado, but moved to Los Angeles because of her love for acting. In this interview she...

From Nothing to Nurse

On Thanksgiving there are many things to be greatful for; friends, family, and turkey. On Thanksgiving Day of 2017 (November 26), in New Caanon Connecticut, Arlene Parker spoke about two of the three. She taught her granddaughter, Amanda Sedaka, about...

Border to border to boarding school

Traveling, boarding school, and even some crazy memories, the many things Jaqui Zerouni and Grace Telegdy discussed in November of 2017. As Grace and Jaqui went into depth about Jaqui’s childhood, as she explains all the amazing differences of living...

Building A Life With Missing Blocks

Within this interview that took place in Encino, CA lies a conversation between 14-year-old Bailey Ivory Rose Bellamy and 56-year-old Carmen Benitez on an issue surrounding the topic of leaving home. In 1978, Carmen married her husband who she had...

So Wrong, but So Right

Long before texts, emails, and snapchat, if you wanted to talk to someone you either had to write a letter, or use the phone, and not a cell phone. Jake Freedman interviewed his grandfather Saul Freedman about his mid-high school...

Depression Leads to War

Addison K. Groff, a retired minister who was born in 1919 in Rochester, NY, but spent most of his adolescence in Boonsboro, Maryland, is interviewed by his grandson, Edwin Groff on November 25, 2017. He lived through some of the...

Pan-Fried Friendship

As family comes closer, the stories we mention must be told to everyone. In this interview, held in Los Angeles, Cici Tsuo and Oliver España address their numerous moments together as well as Cici’s past, including her father, track coach,...

The Virtue of Hard Word

The Virtue of Hard Work is an interview with Steven Quintanilla conducted by his cousin, 14-year-old Angel Santiago in Panorama City November 10th, 2017. Steven Quintanilla is a 23-year-old father to his newborn son who attends Los Angeles Community College,...

Wolf Uwek Teddy Sein

Uwe drops us right into a sticky situation involving a confused teenager wanting to be something that his parents do not (Teddy boy Gangster). Wolf Uwe Kalisher, Luca Kalischer-Stork’s uncle, was a full-fledged Teddy Boy in Berlin Germany, 1980. Uwe...

“I felt like I was cheated out of my childhood”

The topic of deportation is something that’s talked about on the daily by many, but no one knows how it actually feels for a loved one that’s forcefully taken away from their home after having made a life for themselves...