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Members of the Bengali Students Association formed the club in November. The club aims to provide a space for Bengali students to connect with their heritage, especially students who were born in the U.S. and want to know more about their culture. (Heidy Cadena/Daily Bruin)

Bengali Students Association gives place to discuss culture, history

Nijum Pratik and her family came to the U.S. from Bangladesh in 2010, but she struggled to find a place at UCLA to discuss the war and regional conflict that had impacted her homeland. More »

Former UCLA water polo player accepts plea deal for assault charges

Hakop Kaplanyan (center), 20, is accompanied by his lawyer, George Mgdesyan (left) as he waits to be sentenced. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge sentenced a former UCLA water polo player to 180 days in jail and five years of probation Thursday after he pleaded no contest to one charge of assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury and one charge of making a criminal threat. More »

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UCLA study reveals high levels of stress among undocumented students UCLA study reveals high levels of stress among undocumented students

A study released Monday by three UCLA professors showed that undocumented college students have higher anxiety levels than those of students who are legal residents because some may fear deportation and have extreme concerns about financing their college education. More »

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Download the Bruin Football iPhone app » Junior guard Nirra Fields saw limited actions against Oregon on Jan. 5 but will look to contribute this weekend. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin) UCLA women’s basketball hopes to improve second-half play against Oregon

Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore. isn’t your ordinary basketball court. A forest of fir trees incorporated into the court’s outer design frames the famous University of Oregon logo and the words “Deep in the Woods.” UCLA women’s basketball will have a chance at redemption when it leaves the comfort of Pauley Pavilion for the first time in three games, and travels deep into the woods this Saturday. More »

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Oscar-nominated documentary shorts offer fresh, humanistic perspectives

The enchanting thing about this year’s – as any year’s – nominations for the Academy Award for best documentary short is how intrinsically humanistic they are. More »

Wake of the Storm

Read our feature series about recovery efforts in the Philippines, which was devastated by a super typhoon last November. UCLA student donations played a part in the relief missions of several aid agencies in the wake of the storm. The Daily Bruin spent 19 days in the Philippines talking to typhoon survivors and relief organizations. The reporting in the Philippines was made possible by the Bridget O’Brien Scholarship Foundation, which is in its seventh year of funding UCLA journalism with global reach and local impact.

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