Saturday, September 22

Lesley Elizondo, Oscar Emmanuel Fabela and Beth Lane created the short film "Romeo and Julio," an adaptation of Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet" that features a romance between two gay males. The film works to incorporate the experiences of immigrants and members of the LGBTQ community into its plot line. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Graduate students interpret “Romeo and Juliet” with modern, inclusive twist

Romeo leaped over a fence and climbed onto a balcony to reunite with his Julio in a new short film adaptation of the classic play. In “Romeo and Julio,” Oscar Emmanuel Fabela and two fellow graduate students directed and filmed adaptations of several scenes from Shakespeare’s original play “Romeo and Juliet” to tell an inclusive story featuring the love between a white man, Romeo, and a Latino man, Julio. Read more...

Lesley Elizondo, Oscar Emmanuel Fabela and Beth Lane created the short film "Romeo and Julio," an adaptation of Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet" that features a romance between two gay males. The film works to incorporate the experiences of immigrants and members of the LGBTQ community into its plot line. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin senior staff)

A group of UCLA students wrote, produced and starred in the short film, "Going Solo," set to be released in late July – all while operating within a budget of $400. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin staff)
A group of UCLA students wrote, produced and starred in the short film, "Going Solo," set to be released in late July – all while operating within a budget of $400. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin staff)

Stan's Corner Doughnut Shop has been a Westwood staple for over 50 years. Fourth-year communication studies student Lexi Mossler continued her family's tradition of going to Stan's for late-night doughnuts. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin staff)
Stan's Corner Doughnut Shop has been a Westwood staple for over 50 years. Fourth-year communication studies student Lexi Mossler continued her family's tradition of going to Stan's for late-night doughnuts. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin staff)

HOOLIGAN Theatre Company's production of "Stage Door" will feature women who live in a boarding house and aspire to make a name for themselves on Broadway. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin staff)
HOOLIGAN Theatre Company's production of "Stage Door" will feature women who live in a boarding house and aspire to make a name for themselves on Broadway. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin staff)

(Courtesy of Chris Whitaker)

Theater review: “Actually”

Consent or rape: A play in Westwood implies it isn’t so black and white. “Actually,” a two-person play at the Geffen Playhouse, realistically depicts modern hookup culture and the difficulties of defining consent; it shows two sides of an often ambiguous situation. Read more...

(Courtesy of Chris Whitaker)

Fourth-year Loyola Marymount University student Nate Barrett played guitar and sang as lead vocalist with the band Bash Dogs on Saturday at UCLA's Coastalong Festival. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Student band The Bash Dogs performs at UCLA’s Coastalong Festival

The Bash Dogs strutted on stage with yellow leis, sunglasses and a single inflatable seagull pool toy. At UCLA’s Coastalong Festival on Saturday, The Bash Dogs performed a set of three songs – “Howl and Cry,” “Can You Feel Her?” and “Captain Harly,” all of which will be recorded for the band’s new extended play this summer. Read more...

Fourth-year Loyola Marymount University student Nate Barrett played guitar and sang as lead vocalist with the band Bash Dogs on Saturday at UCLA's Coastalong Festival. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Third-year microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics student Annie Gao was drawn to the bright yellow color of an off-the-shoulder dress at Forever 21. She decided to buy the dress, despite her typical preference of shorts and T-shirts. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin staff)
Third-year microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics student Annie Gao was drawn to the bright yellow color of an off-the-shoulder dress at Forever 21. She decided to buy the dress, despite her typical preference of shorts and T-shirts. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin staff)