Thursday, March 30

Benjamin Scheuer will perform his one-man autobiographical musical "The Lion" at Westwood's Geffen Playhouse. The show documents his personal journeys using seven guitars that are tuned differently to create a variety of sounds and moods. (Courtesy of Shervin Lainez)

Q&A: Benjamin Scheuer talks candid emotions of one-man musical ‘The Lion’

Two-year-old Benjamin Scheuer received a banjo that was constructed by his father using a cookie tin, rubber bands and a red necktie – his first exposure to music. Read more...

Photo: Benjamin Scheuer will perform his one-man autobiographical musical "The Lion" at Westwood's Geffen Playhouse. The show documents his personal journeys using seven guitars that are tuned differently to create a variety of sounds and moods. (Courtesy of Shervin Lainez)

Benjamin Scheuer will perform his one-man autobiographical musical "The Lion" at Westwood's Geffen Playhouse. The show documents his personal journeys using seven guitars that are tuned differently to create a variety of sounds and moods. (Courtesy of Shervin Lainez)

The Netflix original "Stranger Things" became one of the best television shows of 2016, blending science fiction with a story of friendship. (Netflix)

Missed reviews of 2016: ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Moana,’ ‘Joanne’

Daily Bruin A&E spent the year reviewing films and albums to help students decide which art is worth their time and money. By the end of 2016, A&E had foregone opportunities to share thoughts on some of the year’s most popular and promising projects. Read more...

Photo: The Netflix original "Stranger Things" became one of the best television shows of 2016, blending science fiction with a story of friendship. (Netflix)

The Netflix original "Stranger Things" became one of the best television shows of 2016, blending science fiction with a story of friendship. (Netflix)

1977 Vans Old Skool shoes, featuring a distinctive bold stripe, have made a comeback as a symbol of skater culture among students. (Haoyang Yan/Daily Bruin)

California skate culture, throwback look inspires Old Skool Vans trend

Students skate through crowds, pressing the soles of their Vans into their skateboards and zooming down the cement path en route to their next classes. With the increasing prevalence of skate culture on campus, Old Skool Vans shoes – skating shoes that debuted in 1977 with the famous jazz stripe – can be seen among student skaters and non-skaters at UCLA. Read more...

Photo: 1977 Vans Old Skool shoes, featuring a distinctive bold stripe, have made a comeback as a symbol of skater culture among students. (Haoyang Yan/Daily Bruin)

1977 Vans Old Skool shoes, featuring a distinctive bold stripe, have made a comeback as a symbol of skater culture among students. (Haoyang Yan/Daily Bruin)

First-year theater student Melissa Navarro is particularly interested in portraying strong female characters such as Sheila from a short film “Whittier Boulevard.” (Rohan Kumar/Daily Bruin)

Student brings on-screen, vocal experience to the stage at UCLA

Melissa Navarro, with her curled hair tucked into a bandana, performed a ska song during her audition for a Rockabilly-singing Latina character from East Los Angeles. Read more...

Photo: First-year theater student Melissa Navarro is particularly interested in portraying strong female characters such as Sheila from a short film “Whittier Boulevard.” (Rohan Kumar/Daily Bruin)

First-year theater student Melissa Navarro is particularly interested in portraying strong female characters such as Sheila from a short film “Whittier Boulevard.” (Rohan Kumar/Daily Bruin)

From Indonesian snack items to traditional Indonesian music, Westwood's Ramayani offers an authentic Indonesian dining experience to its customers.  (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

Boulevard Bites: Ramayani offers authentic, affordable Indonesian cuisine

Finding a delicious restaurant in Los Angeles can be difficult amongst the city’s thousands of dining options. To help readers narrow down their search, the Daily Bruin will review restaurants located along main street boulevards near UCLA each week. Read more...

Photo: From Indonesian snack items to traditional Indonesian music, Westwood's Ramayani offers an authentic Indonesian dining experience to its customers. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

From Indonesian snack items to traditional Indonesian music, Westwood's Ramayani offers an authentic Indonesian dining experience to its customers.  (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)


Fourth-year statistics and economics student Mengyi Zhou founded UCLA's Go club in 2014.  Members of the club spend hours playing Go, a 3,000-year-old Chinese board game. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)

UCLA Go Club gives students opportunity to express their culture

Xinru Hua frequently asks her father for help understanding the strategies of Go, a 3,000-year-old traditional Chinese board game. Hua, a fourth-year applied mathematics student, said her father instilled in her a love for Go when she was 7 years old by enrolling her in a professional Go school and practicing the game with her. Read more...

Photo: Fourth-year statistics and economics student Mengyi Zhou founded UCLA's Go club in 2014. Members of the club spend hours playing Go, a 3,000-year-old Chinese board game. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year statistics and economics student Mengyi Zhou founded UCLA's Go club in 2014.  Members of the club spend hours playing Go, a 3,000-year-old Chinese board game. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)