Freshman TJ Leaf finished with a double-double, 17 points and 13 rebounds against the No. 1 team in the country. The Bruins upset the Wildcats for the second straight year to stay undefeated. (Michael Zshornack/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshman TJ Leaf finished with a double-double, 17 points and 13 rebounds against the No. 1 team in the country. The Bruins upset the Wildcats for the second straight year to stay undefeated. (Michael Zshornack/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA men’s basketball completes Kentucky upset for second year in a row

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This post was updated Dec. 3 at 2:10 p.m. LEXINGTON, Ky. –– UCLA did it –again. The No. 11 Bruins (9-0) shocked No. 1 Kentucky (7-1) for the second straight year, this time in Rupp Arena, to win 97-92 behind balanced play from their starters and bench players.



Graduate student Jayongela Wilder will direct “Eclipsed” at UCLA. An all-female African-American cast will present the play about the Second Liberian Civil War. (Sihui Song/Daily Bruin)

Grad student challenges traditional depictions of women in play ‘Eclipsed’

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Jayongela Wilder is tired of seeing women in film and theater portrayed as fragile wives, submissive maids or incompetent lovers. Wilder, a graduate student in theater, seeks to change the stereotypical depiction presented in film and theater by directing “Eclipsed,” a play that tracks the tribulations and survival stories of five Liberian women during the Second Liberian Civil War.


Men’s water polo team’s cohesion, success rest on years of history

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Coming into the season, UCLA men’s water polo had everything going for it. Seven returning All-Americans, a returning Cutino Award-winning goalie, a Rio Olympian and, perhaps most importantly, years of playing alongside one another.


Next Generation Science Standards to reinvent student learning

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California students will receive a more engineering design-based science education in a few years that will connect experiments more closely with concepts. The California State Board of Education approved in early November a framework that will help teachers implement curricula based on the Next Generation Science Standards.


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The Quad: Even during finals, love yourself like Kanye loves Kanye

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Love yourself like Kanye loves Kanye. Love yourself enough to cancel your already rescheduled show and the rest of your tour, go on a lengthy rant about Beyoncé, Jay Z and Hillary Clinton and ultimately, to hospitalize yourself because you recognize and understand that you’re mentally exhausted.

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