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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Roots

As this month’s theme is Roots, I centered this spread around the idea of family and friends as they ultimately affect all of us in a great number of ways.…

Never See Eye to Eye

One person who kept me rooted this past April was also the same person who drove me insane. This piece is their eye encapsulated in a heart. I have learned…