Hello, Goodbye (안녕)

By: Jessica Phan “Hello (안녕)” is a Korean-pop song by artist Joy. However, 안녕 in this song does not mean “hello,” but instead, it means “goodbye.” As an incoming senior,…

La Tierra Canta – Barak

This song talks about how people sing praises to God and feel the Holy Spirit as they’re singing. Simply giving praises to the Lord can make you happier and love…

There Will Never Be Another SWAYE

From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank SWAYE and the wonderful community of artists that this group has brought together. Each new project brought a challenge: finding/writing…

Can’t Forget

This original song was inspired by my past experiences with love. I know that no matter how hard they try, my past lovers cannot forget me because of the memories…

Here and Now

In March 2020, San Francisco enforced mandated quarantine for all citizens in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. My school started online learning, and this pandemic has shifted my perspective on…

Master Copies

You may have heard of master copies: copies of famous art pieces that students try to replicate. What are they, and what benefit does it have to us as artists?…

Studio Ghibli

Legendary films have been produced from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki, the retired director of Studio Ghibli. These films have inspired countless people across the world, spawning fanart, subcultures, and…

Lush Life

For the theme of Pride, I decided to highlight one of my favorite musicians and composers that was also a part of the LGBTQIA+ community: Billy Strayhorn. One of the…

trans women are women. trans men are men.

For this theme, I decided to focus more on the struggles of the LGBTQIA+ community, but more specifically the transgender community. Recently, a show I’ve really enjoyed watching was POSE…

Hate is a Virus

I started this piece as an acrylic painting around the time when Asian hate crimes started to rise, especially in the Bay Area. I didn’t get around to finishing it,…