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Graduation Issue 2018


Enclosed in this edition of Graduation Issue, the Daily Bruin’s final edition for the 2017-2018 academic year, is a timeline of your past four years at UCLA – a glimpse at stories past, present and peek into future stories untold.

Fourth-year cognitive science student Maddie Gavin, whose stage name is Officer Gavin, performs as a DJ in a sphere dominated by men, she said. Although she doesn't necessarily want to be labelled a 'female DJ,' she recognizes her position in inspiring others like her at UCLA. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Student inspires others by remixing male-dominated DJ sphere


An anonymous dancing student handed DJ Officer Gavin a note complimenting her performance during her 2018 Dance Marathon set. Gavin said she hopes to frame the unexpected and appreciative note one day.

Harrowing experiences, potential resources feature in academic dishonesty cases

(Sarah Goldacker/Daily Bruin)

UCLA’s Office of Student Conduct deals with cases of student cheating. It can provide support for students who are under an immense amount of pressure to succeed but can also cause weeks of stress for students awaiting the office’s verdict.

UCLA leadership reflects on safety measures two years after shooting

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Justin Gelzhiser stood by the door of a lecture hall with a box cutter and fire extinguisher for several hours, preparing to defend his class from an active shooter.

Four current Bruins, four UCLA commits selected in MLB Draft

Are you there, UCLA? It’s me, Mom: UCLA should follow other UCs’ leads on supporting students with dependents

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The Quad: Reviewing UCLA’s year of big headlines and big events


With fires edging dangerously close to our campus and mischievous basketball players drawing the attention of President Donald Trump, this school year was far from lackluster.

The Quad: Graduating UCLA students reminisce about their time in Westwood

The Quad: Graduating Humans of UCLA share their stories and experiences


(Rachel Bai/Daily Bruin)

Pravin Visakan: Upcoming California governor should address grid integration in climate legislation

In an era where certain federal authorities have been known to dismiss climate change as a Chinese hoax, Californian officials and legislators have made tireless... Read more »

Editorial Cartoon: Monotony

Editorial Cartoon: A summer in Westwood

Learning faith in the storm of life -30-


Taj Shaikh takes photos of graduating UCLA students, experimenting with both traditional graduation photography, such as simple-posed smiling portraits, and more eccentric, edgy photos of her clients. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Photographer showcases graduates’ personalities to make shoots memorable

Taj Shaikh's photography portfolio features graduating students playing with fidget spinners, shotgunning beers and posing nude. Shaikh began taking photos at UC Santa Barbara before... Read more »

Album review: ‘Liberation’

UCLA students collaborate with Broadway professionals in ‘Sweet Charity’

Student-created video game to raise questions about relationship between art, AI

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The Daily Bruin sent four staffers up the West Coast to uncover the kingdom of cannabis at the farms near the California-Oregon border. They spoke to students, farmers and business managers about the effects that Proposition 64 has had since it passed in November of last year.

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Opinion Poll

Commencement speakers across the University of California have decided to not speak at this year’s graduations to show solidarity to University employees who held wage strikes earlier this month. As of now, U.S. Senator for California Kamala Harris pulled out of UC Berkeley’s commencement, U.S. Congressman for California Ted Lieu pulled out of UCLA Law’s commencement and actor Mayim Bialik pulled out of UCLA’s commencement. What are your thoughts about this? Submit View results without voting »