A Word From Our Editors
Let the globe, if nothing else, say this is true.
That even as we grieved, we grew.
That even as we hurt, we hoped.
That even as we tired, we tried.
That we’ll forever be tied together, victorious.
—”The Hill We Climb” by Amanda Gorman
It would be an understatement to say that the years 2020 and 2021 have been difficult for all of us. Congratulations to all the students and graduates who have persisted. This time living through a global pandemic has forced us all to reflect, and for many of us, it is almost impossible to truly put into words how each of us is feeling. This is where expression through art emerges. The cover of the journal includes the artwork “2020” by Xinzhu Xu. We feel that this piece is a symbolic representation of just a fraction of the hardships that the world has been handed in the year 2020. In addition to fighting against the virus, we are also fighting against oppression, hate, and violence against BIPOC and AAPI. We want to acknowledge the impacts of these pandemics.
The Clamor Editorial Board has worked hard to bring you this year’s issue with strength in our community in an online environment. With all the difficulties and hardships faced through this time, we have persevered to present to you a collection of artwork and expression from our community.
Clamor would not come to fruition without the editors, contributors, and readers. Thank you immensely to our mentors, Amaranth Borsuk and Ching-In Chen as well as Brenda Dào, the manager of the Office of Student Engagement and Activities.
Please enjoy the 2021 edition of Clamor.