Sunday, September 23

Daily Bruin columnist Alissa Evans practiced meditation as a means of stress relief. Though She found the process to be calming, she found that the calming effect of meditation only lasted for a short while, possibly due to her inconsistent meditation schedule. (Jenna Smith/Daily Bruin)

Stress Less: Meditation can mediate stress levels as midterms 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 midcollege 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: Daily Bruin columnist Alissa Evans practiced meditation as a means of stress relief. Though She found the process to be calming, she found that the calming effect of meditation only lasted for a short while, possibly due to her inconsistent meditation schedule. (Jenna Smith/Daily Bruin)

Daily Bruin columnist Alissa Evans practiced meditation as a means of stress relief. Though She found the process to be calming, she found that the calming effect of meditation only lasted for a short while, possibly due to her inconsistent meditation schedule. (Jenna Smith/Daily Bruin)

Alissa Evans, a second-year cognitive science student, tried painting as a way to reduce stress. She painted a mountain landscape at night and a sunset on canvas and canvas paper respectively. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Stress Less: Painting can help students brush up on how to relax from school life

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: Alissa Evans, a second-year cognitive science student, tried painting as a way to reduce stress. She painted a mountain landscape at night and a sunset on canvas and canvas paper respectively. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Alissa Evans, a second-year cognitive science student, tried painting as a way to reduce stress. She painted a mountain landscape at night and a sunset on canvas and canvas paper respectively. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)


Claudia Keener, a fourth-year theater student, portrays Georgia in graduate student Anna Fox's play "Georgia Is Waiting." During the play, Georgia grapples with her father's abandonment over the course of 28 years. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

Play seeks to provide accurate portrayal of mental health

The play “Georgia Is Waiting” tells the story of a woman who spends her life haunted by an imaginary bison. The show, written by graduate playwriting student Anna Fox, will run Thursday through Saturday at Macgowan Hall and follows the life of protagonist Georgia as she grapples with the absence of her father. Read more...

Photo: Claudia Keener, a fourth-year theater student, portrays Georgia in graduate student Anna Fox's play "Georgia Is Waiting." During the play, Georgia grapples with her father's abandonment over the course of 28 years. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

Claudia Keener, a fourth-year theater student, portrays Georgia in graduate student Anna Fox's play "Georgia Is Waiting." During the play, Georgia grapples with her father's abandonment over the course of 28 years. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

(courtesy of Disney•Pixar)

Movie review: ‘Coco’

  Death comes to life and life comes to death in Pixar’s latest animated film “Coco.” After a subpar “Cars 3” release, Pixar returned to its former glory with “Coco,” a film featuring exceptional animation, complex characters and hard-hitting themes about love, loss and legacy. Read more...

Photo: (courtesy of Disney•Pixar)

(courtesy of Disney•Pixar)

Campus Movie Fest, a nationwide film festival that gives college students the opportunity to create and submit their own original short films, launched at UCLA on Nov. 1. Raghav Ravichandran, the video manager of the festival, said the event provides students with cameras, equipment and laptops to encourage more inexperienced filmmakers to participate.

Students share filmmaking passions in Campus Movie Fest competition

UCLA student filmmakers will walk the red carpet in the Ackerman Grand Ballroom on Thursday. Campus Movie Fest, a nationwide film festival that gives college students the opportunity to create and submit their own original short films, launched its 10th year at UCLA on Nov. Read more...

Photo: Campus Movie Fest, a nationwide film festival that gives college students the opportunity to create and submit their own original short films, launched at UCLA on Nov. 1. Raghav Ravichandran, the video manager of the festival, said the event provides students with cameras, equipment and laptops to encourage more inexperienced filmmakers to participate.

Campus Movie Fest, a nationwide film festival that gives college students the opportunity to create and submit their own original short films, launched at UCLA on Nov. 1. Raghav Ravichandran, the video manager of the festival, said the event provides students with cameras, equipment and laptops to encourage more inexperienced filmmakers to participate.


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