Registration Issue 2017


First-year student fuses hip-hop and electronic music on EP "Binary"

By Nate Nickolai

Noah Cousore combines EDM sounds with hip-hop vocals from co-writer Navin Bose.

Rehired Hammer Museum curator shares vision for Grunwald Center

By Erin Mcfaul

Allegra Pesenti will bring her experience with paper artwork to her new position.

UCLA's numerous dance groups allow students to find their rhythm

By Alexandra Del Rosario

A guide to some of the 20-plus dance groups on campus.

UCLA partners with Getty Center to bring Spanish language films to LA

By Alexandra Del Rosario

The archive restored and rediscovered around 40 Spanish language films from the golden age of cinema.

Second-year theater student makes off-Broadway debut in "Blamed"

By Shayda Dehnow

Lillie Muir has been a part of "Blamed" since its inception during her sophomore year of high school.

Alumna uses screenwriting experience to write comic book series

By Vivian Chen

Madeleine Holly-Rosing created a steampunk comic script titled "“Boston Metaphysical Society."

First-year student posts weekly podcast geared to young audience

By Adrija Chakrabarty

Riley Grant covers topics such as high school introxication and slang use in his podcast.

Alumni to produce, write film with New York Times bestselling author

By Christi Carras

David Goldblum first read “A Child Called ‘It’" while in elementry school 20 years ago.

Students personalize dorm rooms with photos, decorations

By Linda Xu

Some of the decorations include Ping-Pong balls, collages and strobe lights.

Autry Museum photo exhibition highlights Mexican-American community

By Sally Lee

The pictures will be displayed by interactive touch screen walls, digital projections and traditional printed frames.


UCLA Legends

By Alice Lin, William Zou, Isabella Clark

UCLA is renowned for both its distinctive architecture and celebrated alumni.

Student Discounts

By Isabella Clark, Pauline Ordonez

Use your student ID and email to save some extra money with these student discounts.


Fall quarter 2017 welcome

By Juliette Le Saint

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!


UCLA's Intensive Outpatient Program helps patients overcome severe OCD

By Emi Nakahara

A program at UCLA is helping children with severe OCD through research-based therapy to guide them through stressful and intrusive thoughts.

Associate professor explores history, reality of Moroccan Jewish community

By Pablo Munoz

Professor Aomar Boum conducts research on the Jewish community of his native Morocco.

Struggling Westwood businesses close, but Village has growth potential

By Mary Manukyan

Businesses in Westwood are struggling to keep afloat. Some property owners think Westwood should expand its retail market.

Student DACA recipients voice concerns over past obstacles, future fears

By Rupan Bharanidaran

In spite of the program's end, student DACA recipients say they'll continue to pursue their dreams and advocate for their community.

Faculty Women's Club celebrates 100 years of women's empowerment

By Hedy Wang

Founded in March 1918, the UCLA Faculty Women's Club will celebrate its centennial this academic year.

UC initiative supports first-generation students, existing UCLA programs

By Kalei Aricayos

A new University of California-wide initiative provides mentoring and other support to first-generation students.

Update to Westwood Village plan may fill vacancies with new restaurants

By Jacob Preal

The Westwood Village Improvement Association wants to update Westwood's Specific Plan to attract more businesses.

Exploring other routes may benefit pre-meds unsure about medical school

By Evolet Chiu

Some pre-med students stick to their decision, while others may find new passions and career interests.

Student group spotlights international students, proliferates UC campuses

By Dina Stumpf

Second Impressions at UCLA plans to highlight international students stories and help students look beyond first impressions.

UCLA admissions rates hits record low, student concerns on diversity arise

By Shweta Chawla

The low admission rate was partly due to the large amount of applications, though the university still took in a larger class size than last year.

Little-known Westwood policies frequently impact students, Village life

By Jacob Preal

Several Los Angeles laws and Westwood bylaw restrictions may limit what students can do in the Village.

Alumnus' site helps filmmakers of all creeds find shoot locations

By Hedy Wang

Alumni Brian Tan and Melissa Nemcek launched Wrapal in 2016 to make location scouting more efficient.


Jacqueline Alvarez: ASUCLA Bookstore needs improved textbook rental system

By Jacqueline Alvarez

Textbooks are expensive, and the Associated Students UCLA bookstore needs to creating a more affordable rental service.

Emily Merz: Community leaders should value student interests when planning

By Emily Merz

Westwood has about 45,000 UCLA students. But tell that to village’s officials who continue to ignore Bruins’ interests.

Gael Adrien Mbama: HIV laws must be modernized to prevent further stigmatization

By Gael Adrien Mbama

HIV is treated in California as a criminal issue, rather than a public health problem. The results of that have been devastating.

Mariah Furtek: UCLA undergrads can benefit from database of service-based positions

By Mariah Furtek

Students are tripping over opportunities when they’re on campus. But in the summer, underclassmen scramble to find opportunities they’re qualified for.

Selby Kia: Undeclared students could use more guidance when choosing a major

By Selby Kia

Counselors tell undeclared students to explore a variety of subject areas – but without clear guidance, this can easily become aimless wandering.

Letter to the Editor: Practicing empathy under the Trump administration

By Solomon Matsas

America is a disunited family. We need to show more empathy for each other – at UCLA and elsewhere in the country.

Letter to our Readers: Submissions from the community are important

By Keshav Tadimeti

The Daily Bruin is not always going to get it right, and we might not always cover every issue relevant to students. That’s where you come in.

Editorial: UCLA Transportation can improve by studying student transit needs

By Editorial Board

The BruinBus needs to pick up the pace and start studying riders’ transit patterns if it hopes to meet their changing needs.

Editorial: Westwood Neighborhood Council needs better student outreach

By Editorial Board

The Westwood Neighborhood Council needs to rethink its advertising strategy if it wants to get enough students to apply for its Student Advisory Committee.


Humans of Res Life

By Michael Zshornack, Daniel Leibowitz

Meet the first people who move into the dorms each year.

Los Angeles Instagram guide

By Kristie-Valerie Hoang

L.A. is brimming with locations known for being ideal Instagram photo-ops.


How To Make Friends: a foolproof step by step guide

By Umbreen Ali and William Thorne

Learn how to make friends at UCLA with prime's easy, (almost) foolproof, step-by-step guide.


Playlists to help you get through the daily routines as a Bruin

By Michelle Lin

Here are some tunes to power through every situation.

Tips to prevent, resolve conflict with roommates on the Hill

By Appurva Goel

Steer clear of conflict with your roommates this year by following a few simple tips.

Useful Facebook groups to help guide you through life as a Bruin

By Appurva Goel

When it isn't a distraction, social media can be your best friend at UCLA.

New year means new businesses in Westwood, here are some to look out for

By Sravya Jaladanki

Here are three new businesses opening and three others scheduled to open in the coming months.


UCLA women's golfer values mental strength in journey to success

By Melissa Zhang

Mariel Galdiano took individual and team golds in the World University Games this summer, and is only about to start her second collegiate season.

Gameday predictions: UCLA vs. Stanford

By Matt Cummings & Hanson Wang

The Bruins face off against Stanford on Saturday night. This is what they'll have to do if they want to snap their nine-game losing streak to the Cardinal.

UCPD competes on its home turf in the World Police and Fire Games

By Ryan Smith

Los Angeles hosted this year’s World Police and Fire Games in August.

Gott's Thoughts: The search for No. 114 affirms good-not-great status of UCLA athletics

By David Gottlieb

UCLA teams have been battling their way through playoff rounds and Pac-12 Championships for years, only to be repeatedly stymied in their efforts to win a national championship.

Q&A: Lonzo Ball talks family, reality TV, start of professional career

By Matt Cummings

Lonzo Ball took some time to sit down and talk to the Daily Bruin about life after UCLA and his expectations for his first year as a Laker.

Football's altered defense will need to cover its mediocre offense

By Hanson Wang

If UCLA wants to come out on top this Saturday and snap an eight-year losing streak to Stanford, its reshuffled defense will have to play its best football.

Women's volleyball transfer sets new bar for Bruin teammates

By David Gottlieb

Sarah Sponcil decided to say goodbye to LMU and bring her talents to UCLA indoor and beach volleyball.


Video: Last-minute packing tips

By Sandra Carbonell-Kiamtia

Forgetting something? Don't leave these essentials behind when moving into your dorm or apartment.