The Boiling Point

SPACE: Jonathan Soroudi has plenty of room but wishes his siblings were home to hang out with.

Jonathan Soroudi: Youngest Sibling. Only Kid in the House.

June 3, 2020

“I am the youngest of four siblings and none of them still live at home. My oldest brother is 27, my sister is 24, and my other brother is 21. None of ...

FRIENDLY: David Diamond, Benji Diamond teaches screenwriting.

Benjy Diamond: Glad his dad’s at school

June 3, 2020

“My dad started working here last year. Most people would think it’s embarrassing but I like having a friendly face in the hallway. Every time I see ...

BASKETBALL: Elijah Stern says he’s not always the biggest and strongest player, so he uses his speed to its advantage

Elijah Stern: Athlete inspired by a book

June 3, 2020

“I play basketball for school and soccer outside of school. Basketball usually has two practices a week and so does soccer, and then games on the weekend, ...

NATURE: Hannah Nili rents her surfboards and wet suits at Zuma Beach in Ventura County.

Hannah Nili: One With the Waves

June 3, 2020

“The most interesting thing in my life is I guess that I surf. My mom put me in beach camp when I was eight. I first started surfing in the Pacific ...

BUSY: When it’s open, Olivia Fishman practices swimming several times a week at the Culver City pool, above.

Olivia Fishman: Packed Schedule

June 3, 2020

“I have a packed schedule during the week. Monday nights I play the piano, Tuesday nights I have swim, and Wednesday nights I meet with my math tutor...

STRUGGLES: Ezra Rosenthal’s multiple injuries stopped him from playing sports for two years.

Ezra Rosenthal: One Arm, Three Breaks

June 3, 2020

“I broke my arm three times. Two different times I just never realized. So the first time I broke it was when I came home to my mom saying that I had...

PROUD: A flag of Argentina hangs in Dani Kunin’s room.

Dani Kunin: Argentinian growing up in Los Angeles

June 3, 2020

“So my great-great-grandparents are all from Western and Eastern Europe, and in the late 1800’s they moved to Argentina. My parents, my grandparents ...

IDF: Gabrielle Urman hopes to train fighter dogs in the IDF as service to Israel.

Gabrielle Urman: Serving the country I love

June 3, 2020

“When I graduate high school I want to go to the Israeli army. My dad always wanted me to go and I never really wanted to, but now it’s like a pas...

COMEDY: Yael Schechter hopes to advance into a new improv troupe.

Yael Schechter: Making People Laugh and Smile

June 2, 2020

“People have always told me that I’m funny. I’m in ninth grade. I do improv and stand-up comedy. I learn at camps. You just audition, and if you get...

HEART: Maayan Messica uses music to express her thoughts and emotions.

Maayan Messica: A Special Connection To Piano

June 2, 2020

“Music is a way to connect to yourself when you don’t always want to talk to someone with words. Last time I wrote a song with words was like two, t...

AT-BAT: Jack Metzger positioned at the plate during a Firehawks fall-ball game.

Jack Metzger: Hawk’s Eye To Improve

June 2, 2020

“I go by a quote: ‘You don't lose, you either win or you learn.’  When I don't win, I feel like I can learn from the experience and get better. I...

OUTSIDE: Avi Litvak says golf is fun even if you’re not great at it.

Avi Litvak: His Mindset Is Golf

June 2, 2020

“In golf, it's all about the mindset. For example, if you have a bad shot and you let that get to you then it's hard to come back from that. It beco...

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