The American Indian Science and Engineering Society Rocket Project builds rockets and works with community programs to teach them about science. (Kelsey Kong/Daily Bruin)

Year-long journey lands AISES Rocket Project top prize

Flashing lights and high-pitched sirens went off as dozens of students erupted into cheers. The rocket’s landing device had made it home and their months of hard work paid off. More »

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Student groups voice concerns about USAC endorsement process Student groups voice concerns about USAC endorsement process

Several student organization leaders have voiced concerns about the deadline to submit applications for the undergraduate student government elections group endorsement process. To formally endorse candidates in the upcoming Undergraduate Students Association Council elections, student groups must first register by submitting informational forms to the USAC Election Board. More »

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Download the Bruin Football iPhone app » UCLA will need strong individual performances from gymnasts like redshirt junior Samantha Peszek as the Bruins head to Alabama for the NCAA championships. (Tim Bradbury/Daily Bruin senior staff) UCLA gymnastics looks to flip the odds at NCAA championships

UCLA Gymnastics: Three Keys to NCAA Championship No. 111 1. Going 24 for 24 routines: The Bruins can’t afford a single mistake – even if the mistake doesn’t contribute to their team score, their play-not-to-lose mentality will sink them in the competition. More »

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The second weekend of this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival begins Friday in Indio.
(Courtesy of Emily Dinh) Coachella strays from indie roots, moves toward electronic music

The sun set on the Empire Polo Club in Indio around 7 p.m. last Sunday. Almost on cue, Jeff Mangum, lead singer of Neutral Milk Hotel, began singing: “What a beautiful face/ I have found in this place/ That is circling all round the sun,” from the song “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea.” I’d waited for most of my adolescent life to catch Mangum live in action and, at Coachella, my wish was finally granted. More »

In the Shadows

Read our feature series about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Malawi, a country that outlaws homosexuality and in which UCLA has a strong research presence. The Daily Bruin spent 24 days in Malawi talking to LGBT Malawians, activists and researchers about the health care and human rights challenges the community faces. The reporting in Malawi was made possible by the Bridget O’Brien Scholarship Foundation, which is in its sixth year of funding UCLA journalism with global reach and local impact.

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