Saturday, May 27

In the final edition of Dorm Dining, Daily Bruin columnist Andrew Warner spiced up traditional rice cooker rice with a rice pilaf dish cooked in carrot juice. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin)

Dorm Dining: Carrot rice pilaf proves sweet yet savory treat for tastebuds, eyes

Life on the Hill doesn’t exactly allow ample opportunity for experimentation with cooking, leading to a routine diet at the dining halls. Over the course of the quarter, columnist Andrew Warner sets out to break the culinary monotony of dorm life, armed with a rice cooker and a few pantry staples. Read more...

Photo: In the final edition of Dorm Dining, Daily Bruin columnist Andrew Warner spiced up traditional rice cooker rice with a rice pilaf dish cooked in carrot juice. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin)

In the final edition of Dorm Dining, Daily Bruin columnist Andrew Warner spiced up traditional rice cooker rice with a rice pilaf dish cooked in carrot juice. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin)

The host of television show "Idiotest" Ben Gleib stands next to UCLA alumnae Jodi Wofford and Nada Jawad (left to right). They compete against two USC alumni on an episode of the gameshow airing Thursday. (GSN)

UCLA, USC alumni face off in a battle of wits on gameshow ‘Idiotest’

Nada Jawad and Jodi Wofford brought their Bruin spirit to the stage of “Idiotest” as they tested their wits against two USC Trojans. “Finally being on the stage, and finally playing the game … was a real in-the-moment, in-the-zone thing,” Jawad said. Read more...

Photo: The host of television show "Idiotest" Ben Gleib stands next to UCLA alumnae Jodi Wofford and Nada Jawad (left to right). They compete against two USC alumni on an episode of the gameshow airing Thursday. (GSN)

The host of television show "Idiotest" Ben Gleib stands next to UCLA alumnae Jodi Wofford and Nada Jawad (left to right). They compete against two USC alumni on an episode of the gameshow airing Thursday. (GSN)


UCLA graduate student Reed Van Dyk based his short film "DeKalb Elementary" on a real 911 phone call made during an attempted mass shooting at an Atlanta elementary school. (Erin Rice/Daily Bruin)

Grad student directs film about 911 call for attempted school shooting

Reed Van Dyk was writing a film about a mass shooting when he realized he didn’t know how a 911 dispatcher answered the phone. Listening to a real 911 call during an attempted shooting at an Atlanta elementary school, however, gave him the inspiration for a different film. Read more...

Photo: UCLA graduate student Reed Van Dyk based his short film "DeKalb Elementary" on a real 911 phone call made during an attempted mass shooting at an Atlanta elementary school. (Erin Rice/Daily Bruin)

UCLA graduate student Reed Van Dyk based his short film "DeKalb Elementary" on a real 911 phone call made during an attempted mass shooting at an Atlanta elementary school. (Erin Rice/Daily Bruin)

Frittatas generally take slightly longer to cook than an omelette because they are thicker and are cooked at a lower temperature. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin)

Dorm Dining: Rice cooker frittata not a yolk, get egg-cited for omelet alternative

Life on the Hill doesn’t exactly allow ample opportunity for experimentation with cooking, leading to a routine diet at the dining halls. Over the course of the quarter, columnist Andrew Warner sets out to break the culinary monotony of dorm life, armed with a rice cooker and a few pantry staples. Read more...

Photo: Frittatas generally take slightly longer to cook than an omelette because they are thicker and are cooked at a lower temperature. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin)

Frittatas generally take slightly longer to cook than an omelette because they are thicker and are cooked at a lower temperature. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin)

Columnist Andrew Warner used preprepared ingredients such as pre-grilled chicken and mirepoix to make a simple chicken noodle soup dish in his rice cooker.  Since the ingredients did not require much preparation, the soup only took around 15 minutes to cook.  (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin)

Dorm Dining: Rice cooker to the rescue with chicken noodle soup on a rainy day

Life on the Hill doesn’t exactly allow ample opportunity for experimentation with cooking, leading to a routine diet at the dining halls. Over the course of the quarter, columnist Andrew Warner sets out to break the culinary monotony of dorm life, armed with a rice cooker and a few pantry staples. Read more...

Photo: Columnist Andrew Warner used preprepared ingredients such as pre-grilled chicken and mirepoix to make a simple chicken noodle soup dish in his rice cooker. Since the ingredients did not require much preparation, the soup only took around 15 minutes to cook. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin)

Columnist Andrew Warner used preprepared ingredients such as pre-grilled chicken and mirepoix to make a simple chicken noodle soup dish in his rice cooker.  Since the ingredients did not require much preparation, the soup only took around 15 minutes to cook.  (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin)

UCLA columnist Andrew Warner challenged himself with one of Julia Child's French recipes.  While the dish required over an hour of cooking, the beef saute developed exceptional flavors and    a creamy texture. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin)

Dorm Dining: Rice-cooker Parisian beef saute, a tribute to Julia Child

Life on the Hill doesn’t exactly allow ample opportunity for experimentation with cooking, leading to a routine diet at the dining halls. Over the course of the quarter, columnist Andrew Warner sets out to break the culinary monotony of dorm life, armed with a rice cooker and a few pantry staples. Read more...

Photo: UCLA columnist Andrew Warner challenged himself with one of Julia Child's French recipes. While the dish required over an hour of cooking, the beef saute developed exceptional flavors and a creamy texture. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin)

UCLA columnist Andrew Warner challenged himself with one of Julia Child's French recipes.  While the dish required over an hour of cooking, the beef saute developed exceptional flavors and    a creamy texture. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin)