Tuesday, July 25

Alumna Christy Cunanan creates ice cream flavors inspired by her and her family's childhood experiences in the Philippines. Her Calamansi flavor is associated with learning the Filipino language in her grandfather's backyard. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)
Alumna Christy Cunanan creates ice cream flavors inspired by her and her family's childhood experiences in the Philippines. Her Calamansi flavor is associated with learning the Filipino language in her grandfather's backyard. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

First-year art student Frances Tyska will be attending The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in the fall. Her series "Heavy Elephants" features images of young progressives – including one of her coated in red paint – in a response to the election of President Donald Trump. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)
First-year art student Frances Tyska will be attending The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in the fall. Her series "Heavy Elephants" features images of young progressives – including one of her coated in red paint – in a response to the election of President Donald Trump. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

Ceara Cavalieri's covers of "Crazy in Love" and "Hotline Bling" earned her online popularity.
 However, the singer is working on branching out from covers and is beginning to write her own songs. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Tea Tunes: Ceara Cavalieri makes pop songs her own with soothing covers

Music inspires the soul and allows listeners to feel joyful and free, and behind every piece of inspirational music lies a songwriter and a story. Throughout spring quarter, columnist Kaitlyn Peterson will sit down over tea with UCLA singer-songwriters to explore their musical goals, personal inspirations and what makes their songs so special. Read more...

Ceara Cavalieri's covers of "Crazy in Love" and "Hotline Bling" earned her online popularity.
 However, the singer is working on branching out from covers and is beginning to write her own songs. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Sixth-year history student Drew Drysdale released her 10-song album, “Into the Grey” on SoundCloud in January 2017. The music recounts her experiences with depression and reflects on how far she has come in life. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)
Sixth-year history student Drew Drysdale released her 10-song album, “Into the Grey” on SoundCloud in January 2017. The music recounts her experiences with depression and reflects on how far she has come in life. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Pop singer-songwriter Adam Friedman released his debut EP "Green" this year. Though he moved to the West Coast to work as a technical assistant at a studio, he began professionally pursuing music after his song “Glorious” featured as the theme song of the film "Rock Dog." (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

On the Rise: Adam Friedman

Adam Friedman learned how to play guitar on a miniature electric Fender Stratocaster from Guitar Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona. But it was an acoustic Olympia guitar that inspired Friedman to pursue songwriting around the age of 12. Read more...

Pop singer-songwriter Adam Friedman released his debut EP "Green" this year. Though he moved to the West Coast to work as a technical assistant at a studio, he began professionally pursuing music after his song “Glorious” featured as the theme song of the film "Rock Dog." (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

Third-year anthropology student Justin Loera is working on his fourth album after making his own progressive rock music in January 2016.  He released his first album "Untitled Album" last year and his most recent album "Faded Dream" in January. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)
Third-year anthropology student Justin Loera is working on his fourth album after making his own progressive rock music in January 2016.  He released his first album "Untitled Album" last year and his most recent album "Faded Dream" in January. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

(Kaley Powers/Daily Bruin)
(Kaley Powers/Daily Bruin)


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