Summer 2022

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

Issue contributors


  • Laly Vasquez | Assistant Producer
  • Luke Thomas | Assistant Producer
  • Ava Maurizia | Intern
  • Sam Schweitzer | Intern
  • Alexandra Covey | Intern
  • Clarissa Castro | Bridge Student
  • Ali Tanoli | Bridge Student
  • Lorenzo Aruajo | Bridge Student


  • Anya Dominique Francisco | Intern
  • Anya Dominique Francisco | Intern
  • Killian Soltero Walker | Intern
  • Aashir Khan | Intern
  • Xayvion Brown | Bridge Student


  • Sydney Wanguhu | Production Assistant
  • Ana Valdes | Production Assistant
  • Andrea Garduno | Intern
  • Kami Bataclan | Bridge Student
  • Esther Omolola | Bridge Student
  • Isabella Altamirano | Bridge Student

Video & Photography

  • Onessa Sharufa | Production Assistant
  • Kimi Andre | Intern
  • Vincent Jones | Bridge Student
  • Jarrett Feinstein | Bridge Student


by Ashley Tchanyoum


Lost of Self By Blitz Guzman Music Score by Liney González and Eduardo Perez


What do you believe when nobody is around? Film by Amaya Proctor Music score by Ashley Tchanyoum

Last Minute

A Podcast with Alex, Mahmoud and AJ Join hosts Alex and Mahmoud as they interview YR Star and intern Jalen Black about what it’s like to be a high school senior, his reflections on the last four years and preparing for college.

Phoebe and Cayden

A Music Podcast Join Phoebe Lefebvre and Cayden Feely as they discuss music they love, upcoming music and trending albums.

Tinna Lieu’s Design

This is a Chainsaw Man poster that I have created with borders and typography. At the time, the anime came out and I decided to make a poster about it! We got the chance to design our own logo for a brand. In this case, my boyfriend and I have an upcoming sneaker business that…

Coming to America

By: Alexandro Calmo Pablo Hello  this is Alex with YR Media and I am interviewing my mother Rosa Calmo about her coming to America from Guatemala. She will be talking about the living conditions in Guatemala back then and her thought process about leaving. She also recounts her first experiences in America and how she…

Importance of teachers’ safety

By Cayden Feely In this interview podcast, I speak to my science teacher, Ms. Mele Satini about her history in the teaching field and how important it is to keep students comfortable and safe in the classroom. We also talked about her safety in the classroom.

quinns ep

by quinn castro This is a 3 song ep about a relationship between 2 people. The first song is the beginning of the relationship, and how in love the person is with their partner. The second song revolves around them suddenly separating. Finally the third song is about the person realizing that they have their…

Down The Rails

Episode 3 of my podcast about BART, an update on a number of ongoing projects.

M – Getting mean

By Aidan Rye Lacanlale Intro: I have arrived from the darkness, and this ain’t even my hardest. Gonna be cruel for a minute without being an a$$hole. Just beat these facts in their heads until they feel the toll. Media’s got you thinking you hard? Well, you ain’t. Talking all that sh*t, but you don’t…

Everything everywhere all at once — through the eyes of a neurodivergent

by Ana Valdes Every time I eat a bagel I think about the universe- well, the multiverse. I guess, that’s probably a weird thing to say about a staple food in American households There are different types of bagels– plain, sesame, blueberry, rainbow, chocolate chip, everything.  In the film Everything Everywhere All at Once, a…

Sustainability at Durham Academy

By Shriya Dharmapurikar SUSTAIN IN AUDIO FOLEY Narration: This year, my school opened its very first overnight sustainability lock-in, called the Sustain-In. Students stayed overnight in the school, with the goal of generating proposal ideas. The chosen proposals would be funded with a $10,000, anonymous grant that our sustainability committee received. Okay I know, this…

You and yourself

My goal for this project was to make an art piece where it represents yourself looking at you in the past. In the photo, it show the faceless character looking at the mirror reflection of his younger self.

2K Curse

By Jalen Black Jalen Black breaks down the 2K Curse in this YouTube style video series. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3


A SERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS BY WILLOW PRIFORCE The gloom and rain of these past few months made it hard to get outside. But that melancholic feeling inspired these pieces. I took my friends outside during a (rare) warm day and told them to simply enjoy the sunlight. I captured their reactions to stepping out into…

Sitting In Water

“Sitting in Water” is a poetic film by Onessa Sharufa, created during a period of grief. The film process serves as a way to transmit emotions and insecurities while experiencing one of the hardest parts of my life. The words spoken are inter-spliced with personal photos, imagery of nature, and scenes of water.

The Secret Garden

“The Secret Garden”,  inspired by the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett with the same title; is a series of self portraits by Korede Shittu exhibiting the human spirit in nature and the physical and spiritual healing it creates. The photo series implements the contrasts of the digital and the physical world through manipulating the photographs…

Tea Time

This podcast is the sixth installment of Laly’s series on Reddit Stories. You can listen to the fifth episode here

in reality

The photo series “In Reality” consists of nine images that capture the behind-the-scenes reality of living with mental illness and its effects. Often times mental illness is glorified, but when shown what it actually looks like, people are quick to go back on their word and start judging those suffering because they live “messy” or…

The life of my father

By Alexander Pacheco Today I will be interviewing my father Jose about his experience immigrating to America. He will be talking about his perspective and give advice to new generations of hispanics who are currently immigrating to America. My father is one of his many brothers and sisters to immigrate to America. He currently lives…

Shiveh Laal Design Portfolio

… Movie Poster This is my Zameen movie poster. It was created in figma, and it is a made up movie produced by my made up film company. Branding Guide The branding guide for my made up film company, Solitaire Productions. I used Figma to create it, working with color, shapes, and fonts. Article Layout…

Knives Nguyen’s Design Portfolio

Welcome to my portfolio for the Design & Illustration track! Here you will find all the projects I completed for the Bridge Winter 2023 program. Brand Style Guide This is my Brand Style Guide for the video game company, SEGA. Combining typography with graphic design, I created this informational graphic showing proper usage of the…

Mental Health in Schools – what needs to happen to make change?

By: Phoebe Lefebvre So many people, especially teens, struggle with their mental health and don’t know how to get help.  One in six youth have a diagnosed mental health condition, like depression or anxiety, but only half of those youth receive mental health services. I interviewed Laura Aranda, Oakland School for the Arts’ case manager…

Consul mansoor

by Mahmoud Ismael I’m interviewing my grandpa Mansoor Ismael, a Yemen consul (someone who was appointed by a government to promote the citizens’ interest)  He came to America wanting a family and to secure a home and a job in 1971. He has been an consul for 26 years, meeting with the Ali Abdullah Saleh…

M – Sorrowful Mentality

By Aidan Lacanlale This project represents the sorrow side of the mental state. FYI – I’m alright.

Off The Rails.

Episode two of my podcast about the history of Bay Area Rapid Transit. The telling of two events that shaped the future of the system.

Self reflection

By Menelik Ransom My goal for this project was to make a digtal art piece where it represents my experience for my first semester of college. In the photo frame, it show the small character looking at the broken window, essentially looking back at himself and see how himself and everything around him has changed…

Fashion: Podcast

By Grace Hays Grace discusses her ideas about some of the biggest overarching trends in fashion.

An Irrevocable Condition

An ode to home. As I get ready to say goodbye to the place I’ve lived in for 17 years I think back on the times and places I’ll never forget. By Lailah Fresquez

Berkeley Love at Night

Following the prompt to a love letter, I wrote a short piece about my deep connection and attachment to the city of Berkeley, particularly at night. Completed with ambient music and illuminating shots of the nightlife, the sequences of this video project were recorded all in one night. Hours were spent walking around, scouring good…


“tuesday.” is an excerpt of my short film “whispers” which explores how society can have a large impact on how one views themselves; discuss beauty standards, and attractive standards in general. By Onessa Sharufa

jewelina aguirre’s bridge portfolio

pattern project I was assigned to make a square design that when stacked together would make a seamless pattern. I first had to think of a design, once I thought of one I used Figma to create my design. For this project I had to have spatial awareness and leave space on the sides of…

birth of vampire

birth of a vampire by prettyboycedi I been chasing bags of wealth locked in with myself my mind sharper then a punk rock belt I’m on a dark wave this the way i felt left my heart up on the shelf gothic boy nah i don’t need help when the night fall ima catch it…

Silly me

Yr media audio bridge track By Kaden Hamilton

The veteran EXPERIENCE

By Jalen Black Hello youth radio listeners, my name is Jalen black and today I’m here with a special guest Bill Hayden who formerly served in the military. He served in 1977 after his junior year in highschool and worked in the navy and marines.  I wanted to ask him a few questions about that…

10 vr games to play this Winter

For newcomers too! Wilder Burke With the recent investment of nearly 10 billion dollars into the VR “metaverse” by Mark Zuckerberg it is no question that the emerging presence of virtual reality will become more and more mainstream. I remember first getting VR back in 2019, a lot has changed since then. But one thing…


By Shriya Dharmapurikar We consume media every single day. Whether it’s the morning scroll through social media, the song on the car ride to work, or the late night movie binge, the media we consume has huge effects on how we view the world around us. Which means, it is imperative that our media positively…

therapy in 2022

By Passion Biagas With the pandemic hitting us hard, we have been faced with some pretty big and life changing struggles. Mentally, physically, and especially emotionally. Most losing social skills as well as picking up anxiety or depression. With many young teens never being faced with these new feelings before. And others falling back into…

Oil and climate change, how we prevent the inevitable

by Wilder Burke Our world is in crisis. Everyday we edge further and further to the point of no return. This issue can be seen universally whether it be hotter summers or smaller winters. Climate Change is real, and it’s affecting us now. If our world is in crisis, why does it seem like we…

How can the gym community be more inclusive for women?

By Shriya Dharmapurikar When I signed up for my school’s 7:00 am strength and conditioning class, I had no idea what it entailed. However, after waking up, dragging myself to the gym, and lifting a barbell for the first time, my mind was blown. The effects of weightlifting were long term. I found myself having…

Black Ariel

By Grace Hays Recently my mom and I were watching You Tube, and a trailer popped up. The trailer was about the new Little Mermaid, which was originally released in 1989. My mom and I were super excited about it, especially since Ariel is getting played by a black woman. My mom kept talking for…

Siren costume concept

Yuki’s process of coming up with a halloween costume: I just decided wanted to be a siren so I found all these images of siren like creatures on Pinterest for reference. (there’s a lot more but I couldn’t fit them on here) I decided I needed a plan so I came up with these weekly…

Tea Time

This podcast is the fifth installment of Laly’s series on Reddit Stories. You can listen to the fourth episode

Aurelia Ellora

Aurelia Ellora is a Dungeons and Dragons character I’ve been working on for a while which I decided to incorporate into my personal project. I’ve always wanted to get more into drawing people as I usually only doodle faces or creatures and this is what I made. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to add the colours…

Who Am I?

by Anya Francisco, a short zine of the things i love.

It happened once

By Andrea Garduno (Andrea) A squeeze to the chest. A subtle nudge to the heart that will put your whole body on alert. Tears welling up in your eyes but they fail to fall because the half feeling of shock is deciding whether to explode or implode within your rattling head. There is no correct…