Saturday, November 17


The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s spring showcase Project II will continue through Saturday. It will feature play adaptations of two graduate students. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

Student-directed plays highlight enduring relevance of critique on class, power

Student directors put the spotlight on class conflict for Project II. The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s annual spring showcase, Project II, will feature the works of two graduate directing students: “The Exception and the Rule,” directed by Jean Carlo Yunén, and “Woyzeck,” directed by Mark Anthony Vallejo. Read more...

Photo: The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s spring showcase Project II will continue through Saturday. It will feature play adaptations of two graduate students. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s spring showcase Project II will continue through Saturday. It will feature play adaptations of two graduate students. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

Participants in UCLA’s first Designathon finalized their projects, which included apps and graphics, in the last portion of the competition segment of the event. One app focused on facilitating recycling on campus while one of the graphics featured the circle of life. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Designathon encourages collaboration of students with diverse experience, perspectives

Students designed apps to facilitate recycling on campus and vibrant graphics depicting the circle of life at Designathon on Saturday. Designathon, hosted by Bruin Entrepreneurs and UCLA’s Creative Lab, was a daylong event that provided educational resources for students interested in design, such as interactive workshops, panels featuring design industry professionals and a growth-themed competition for student designers. Read more...

Photo: Participants in UCLA’s first Designathon finalized their projects, which included apps and graphics, in the last portion of the competition segment of the event. One app focused on facilitating recycling on campus while one of the graphics featured the circle of life. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Participants in UCLA’s first Designathon finalized their projects, which included apps and graphics, in the last portion of the competition segment of the event. One app focused on facilitating recycling on campus while one of the graphics featured the circle of life. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Sasha Strelnikoff, a fourth-year mathematics student, adjunct associate professor Ivan Varimezov, and Sam Robertson, a third-year ethnomusicology student (left to right), practice traditional Bulgarian folk music with the Music and Dance of the Balkans Ensemble every Monday night in Schoenberg Hall. (Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Global Melodies: Balkan ensemble draws inspiration from diverse musical styles, mediums

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s department of ethnomusicology offers a range of different ensembles spanning multiple regions throughout the world, each with a rich musical dynamic and sound. Read more...

Photo: Sasha Strelnikoff, a fourth-year mathematics student, adjunct associate professor Ivan Varimezov, and Sam Robertson, a third-year ethnomusicology student (left to right), practice traditional Bulgarian folk music with the Music and Dance of the Balkans Ensemble every Monday night in Schoenberg Hall. (Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sasha Strelnikoff, a fourth-year mathematics student, adjunct associate professor Ivan Varimezov, and Sam Robertson, a third-year ethnomusicology student (left to right), practice traditional Bulgarian folk music with the Music and Dance of the Balkans Ensemble every Monday night in Schoenberg Hall. (Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)

(Photo courtesy of Brinkhoff/Moegenburg of Hamburg Company Photos)

Theater review: ‘Love Never Dies’

The Phantom of the Opera returns to haunt Christine Daaé one last time in “Love Never Dies.” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to “The Phantom of the Opera” is playing at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre until April 22 and is a dazzling spectacle of love and loss. Read more...

Photo: (Photo courtesy of Brinkhoff/Moegenburg of Hamburg Company Photos)

(Photo courtesy of Brinkhoff/Moegenburg of Hamburg Company Photos)

(courtesy of Alison Cohen Rosa, Amazon Studios)

Movie review: ‘You Were Never Really Here’

A morally sound hit man smashes in the skulls of sex traffickers and spearheads Lynne Ramsay’s latest vigilante thriller, “You Were Never Really Here.” Directing the follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2011 psychological thriller “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” the Scottish filmmaker returns to the big screen with a bitingly visceral and visually captivating masterpiece in which Joe (Joaquin Phoenix), a traumatized Iraq War veteran, earns his living by rescuing children from the sex trade. Read more...

Photo: (courtesy of Alison Cohen Rosa, Amazon Studios)

(courtesy of Alison Cohen Rosa, Amazon Studios)

Columnist Alissa Evans took a trip to Westwoof, the new dog park in Westwood, in hopes of alleviating the stress of finals week. Studies have shown that interacting with animals can increase the production of oxytocin in the brain. (Bilial Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Stress Less: Puppy therapy, crying can help to alleviate stress as finals approach

Alissa Evans’ experience with stress stems primarily from her inability to definitively choose a major, a recently received D that taints her otherwise mediocre GPA and her complete and utter confusion regarding the abstract concept commonly referred to as her “future.” In the midst of a mid-college crisis, the Daily Bruin columnist decided to try a different stress-relieving activity every other week of winter quarter and chronicled her quest for mental homeostasis in Stress Less. Read more...

Photo: Columnist Alissa Evans took a trip to Westwoof, the new dog park in Westwood, in hopes of alleviating the stress of finals week. Studies have shown that interacting with animals can increase the production of oxytocin in the brain. (Bilial Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Columnist Alissa Evans took a trip to Westwoof, the new dog park in Westwood, in hopes of alleviating the stress of finals week. Studies have shown that interacting with animals can increase the production of oxytocin in the brain. (Bilial Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)