Fall 2020

COVER ART BY WEN YU


We produce a quarterly digital magazine featuring work from our Bridge media students, interns and assistant producers.

Issue contributors

Audio Production

  • Lucan Keller | Bridge Student
  • Anthony Thongvanh | Bridge Student
  • Elijah Harris | Intern
  • Jaesa Verdaguer | Intern
  • Christian Romo | Assistant Producer
  • Cedric Frowner | Assistant Producer
  • Marquise Carr | Fellow

Design

  • Malia Bullock | Bridge Student
  • Bonnie Hernandez | Bridge Student
  • Mimia Ousilas | Bridge Student
  • Saakshi Upreti | Bridge Student
  • Killian Soltero-Walker | Intern
  • Sasha Berkov-Kemp | Intern
  • Neveah Carr | Intern
  • Solyana Beyene | Intern

Journalism

  • Paola Bedolla Garcia | Bridge Student
  • Julian Quaye | Bridge Student
  • Tenzing Chosang | Bridge Student
  • Katelyn Burns | Bridge Student
  • Luke Thomas | Bridge Student
  • Ethan Chen | Intern
  • Kimi Andre | Intern
  • Yaderith Ramos | Intern
  • Sydney Wanguhu | Intern
  • Ivelisse Diaz | Assistant Producer

Video & Photography

  • Iris Santalucia | Bridge Student
  • Nico Zlatchin | Bridge Student
  • Leeza Guerib | Bridge Student
  • Emyr Ortiz | Bridge Student
  • Savannah Holgado | Intern
  • Chahim Aune-Lopez | Intern
  • Olivia Hoffman-Paul | Intern
  • Korede Shittu | Intern
  • Tatiana Lira | Intern

Q&A: Mental health in Quarantine

There’s no way to sugarcoat this, life sucks right now. And while everyones stuck inside with nothing to do and nobody to be with, many people’s mental health is falling like a car off a cliff. I wanted to know more about what’s going on from a therapist’s perspective, so I decided to interview Carla Vogel-Stone.

Why not both?

All my life I’ve fumbled and tripped over these two things: my identity and the labels used to describe it.

The importance of Representation in media

As a Caucasian girl with brown hair and brown eyes I’m lucky; there are a lot of characters who look like me. However, I struggle to find characters with similar experiences, or struggles. For example, characters who are asexual.

Q&A: Social Anxiety in the time of Covid-19

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, face-to-face interaction is limited and we depend on technology for the majority of communication, which takes a toll on your mental health. I’ve been silently struggling with social anxiety for years now. Only recently have I opened up about my social anxiety and gotten help. Unfortunately, Covid-19 means that making progress isn’t easy.

Covid-19 hits low income students harder

Many students including me, haven’t stepped foot in a school since March. Even though they have tried to level the playing field by providing computers, online tutoring, hotspots and etc, the disparity of learning between low income students and others is still drastic.

Q&A: The Impact of Covid-19 on Asian Americans

Eight months ago we went into lockdown because of the rapid spread of COVID-19. Some people have even begun calling it the “China Virus”, or “Kung-Flu” after the virus was first identified in Wuhan, China last year. I’m Asian American, so these reports made me feel fearful, and disappointed. I was curious to see if Anti-Asian hate crimes have surged in my hometown of Berkeley, California.

7 Must-Read Manga for Quarantine

For better or worse, everyone has a lot of free time because of quarantine. For me about half of that time has been spent reading manga. I’ve read around 50 manga this quarantine and these are the best of the best.

Nico and Paola’s 2020 Listicle

Nico Zlatchin and Paola Bedolla García‘s highlight their top 5 events of this wild year. 1. BLM protests to end police brutality and racial injustice Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a non-violent movement of civil disobedience against the systemic racism in this country, the incidents of police brutality, and all instances of racially motivated violence […]

Iris and Luke’s 2020 Listicle

 Iris Santalucia and Luke Thomas reflect back on important moments and highlights of 2020.  1. Schitt’s Creek sweeps the EMMYs.  Canadian sitcom Schitt’s Creek won EMMYs in every single comedy category, something that has not happened since the ‘70s. The show won 9 prizes- which breaks the Emmys record for most wins in a single […]

Savannah, Cho, and Katelyn’s 2020 Listicle

Savannah Holgado, Tenzing Chosang, and Katelyn Burns‘ top picks of unforgettable events that made 2020…2020. 1. Amy Barrett was chosen to become the next member of the Supreme Court The sad passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg brought much shock and sorrow across our nation. After much national debate on whether or not to elect a […]

How is bart doing?

An update on the condition of BART Luke Thomas With the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc on every aspect of our lives, I chose to focus on one crucial part that regularly goes overlooked. While BART is a critical lifeline in keeping the Bay Area connected, it is often either ignored completely, or bashed for being […]

Photography as a Coping Mechanism

Luke Thomas This is not some profound statement about racism, income inequality, or poverty. It is just a story about a boy and a camera. I have been taking photos for as long as I can remember. Working my way up from a Dollar Store quality, absolute hot mess of a camera to an iPhone […]

Storage Photo Series – Emyr Ortiz

Storage has an interesting purpose in our lives. This is where we put the things that we don’t need and sometimes don’t want, but have too much purpose or meaning to be discarded. Many view this as a place to put junk, but if it was just trash wouldn’t we throw it away? The items […]

College Application

Researching schools, filling out FAFSA forms, and selfcare tips; Savannah Holgado guides you through the physical and mental processes of applying to college.

Huh???

The project, Huh, is a walking animation of a character made by Solyana Beyene.

Keeping Up With Korede’s Episode 2

Korede and her sisters decide to go out and take pictures to give their Instagram followers some content. They all post their picture but Ore’s picture is missing something..not editing, not the poses..then what? PHOTO TAGS! Ore forgot to tag Korede in her photo for picture credits!!

Mix and Match

Mix and Match is a group of different drawings that come together to make new drawings.

5 Cookbook Recipes

by Ethan Chen Caramelized Raspberry Jam Onions  1. Peel 1 large onion. 2.  Cut the onion into ½ inch slices.  3.  Add 1 ½ tablespoons of olive oil and 2 chopped garlic cloves to a cast iron skillet heated to medium-high.  4. Add the chopped onions to the skillet. 5. Stir the onions until they turn […]

Ellie

A look into Oakland teen artist Ellie Stokes and her artistic process. Filmed and edited by Chahim Aune-Lopez.

The LIght and Dark- A Film Vision Board

This is my vision board for my film called The Light and Dark, I was inspired by the highlights people often see in others lives and how different those might be from their hidden reality.

The Next-Gen Podcast Short N Sweet

A pilot to our podcast that will be about anything and everything currently and discussing how history has an impact and how it affects the future. Hosted by Christian Romo and Keese Sama

CHARADES

by Kimi Andre When you ask how I am I’ll say that I’m fine even tho,  I know,  I’ve spent the last three days laying in bed, cause  its much easier to let how I feel go left unsaid, when I spend most of my time wrapped up in my own head.  And,  I’ll never […]

Kimi’s Top 5 movies

by Kimi Andre This quarantine I’ve been watching a lot of movies, and I mean, a lot. 236 to be exact. I told you, a lot of movies. Since quarantine started, 234 days ago, my dad and I have been watching a movie, sometimes 2, every night. Among these movies we have watched marathons of […]

Savannah Holgado

My name is Savannah Holgado and I am currently a senior in high school. I currently work as an intern at YR media and I am happy that I was given this great opportunity. In my free time I enjoy taking picture and creating videos for fun.

Korede Shittu

Hi! My name is Korede Shittu and I’m a Video Peer Teacher Intern at YR Media. I’ve began to become interested in video and media for a very long time, maybe..since I was in 6th grade and I’ve loved it ever since. In my free time, I enjoy making short videos for my friends to […]

Chahim Aune-Lopez

Hi, my name is Chahim (chai-eem) and I go by she/her! I’m 17 years old and currently a senior at Skyline High School in Oakland. I enjoy reading, watching movies and shows, and hanging out with friends. I also like making short films and you can find the work I’ve done with YR Media on […]

Ichtaca Lira

Hey there! My name is Ichtaca, and I’m in the class of 2022 at Albany High School, California. I’m super into all kinds of arts, specifically theatre and film. I specialize in directing and am currently the Artistic Director of Youth Uproar Theatre Company. I’m super thankful for the opportunities that YR Media’s education programs […]

Onessa Sharufa

Hi! My name is Onessa Sharufa. I am a Video Assistant Producer at YRMedia.

Olivia Hoffman-Paul

Hi, my name is Olivia Hoffman-Paul and I am currently a junior in High School. I love to write poetry as well as abstract narratives and illustrate those stories through video. I have a passion for social justice and learning about humans interaction in community. I hope to have a positive impact on the world […]