Wednesday, April 26

Though the crumble's presentation is hidered by the limitations of a rice cooker, it still tastes delicious. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin)

Dorm Dining: Mixed berry crumble, unsightly but undeniably delicious

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: Though the crumble's presentation is hidered by the limitations of a rice cooker, it still tastes delicious. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin)

Though the crumble's presentation is hidered by the limitations of a rice cooker, it still tastes delicious. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin)

Club members of Dig work on maintaining the student garden, located at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. They improve the soil quality, weed the garden and harvest herbs and vegetables at Sunday meetings. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin staff)

Student garden blossoms with hands-on help from UCLA’s gardening club

At the top of a grassy hill at UCLA’s Sunset Canyon Recreation Center, students will find a student garden – a small, fenced-off corner where fruits, veggies and herbs flourish. Read more...

Photo: Club members of Dig work on maintaining the student garden, located at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. They improve the soil quality, weed the garden and harvest herbs and vegetables at Sunday meetings. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin staff)

Club members of Dig work on maintaining the student garden, located at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. They improve the soil quality, weed the garden and harvest herbs and vegetables at Sunday meetings. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin staff)

Cutting up all the vegetables proved to be the most difficult step in the curry-making process.(Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin)

Dorm Dining: Despite overflow setback, rice cooker curry successful

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: Cutting up all the vegetables proved to be the most difficult step in the curry-making process.(Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin)

Cutting up all the vegetables proved to be the most difficult step in the curry-making process.(Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin)

Despite two failed attempts, columnist  Andrew Warner succeeded in baking a vanilla cheesecake dessert using only a rice cooker. Chefs who want to try out the recipe can also add cocoa powder or lemon juice to create their own takes on the dish. (Andrew Warner/Daily Bruin)

Dorm Dining: Whipping up a vanilla cheesecake using an unlikely oven

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 next 10 weeks, 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: Despite two failed attempts, columnist Andrew Warner succeeded in baking a vanilla cheesecake dessert using only a rice cooker. Chefs who want to try out the recipe can also add cocoa powder or lemon juice to create their own takes on the dish. (Andrew Warner/Daily Bruin)

Despite two failed attempts, columnist  Andrew Warner succeeded in baking a vanilla cheesecake dessert using only a rice cooker. Chefs who want to try out the recipe can also add cocoa powder or lemon juice to create their own takes on the dish. (Andrew Warner/Daily Bruin)


Fourth-year theater student Mercedes Stanfield makes clothing alterations for other UCLA students to make money. She started her business out of her Courtside dorm room in spring 2016. (Esmeralda Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Student stitches together a business with her passion

Dimyana Hanna was shocked to find a 7-inch gash torn into one of her favorite pairs of jeans. However, after browsing the UCLA Free & For Sale page, the fourth-year neuroscience student came across a post from Mercedes Stanfield, advertising an on-campus sewing service. Read more...

Photo: Fourth-year theater student Mercedes Stanfield makes clothing alterations for other UCLA students to make money. She started her business out of her Courtside dorm room in spring 2016. (Esmeralda Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year theater student Mercedes Stanfield makes clothing alterations for other UCLA students to make money. She started her business out of her Courtside dorm room in spring 2016. (Esmeralda Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Café Shahor Hazak's song “Ihiye Beseder” is featured in filmmaker Rebecca Shore's short documentary "Mekonen: The Journey of an African Jew." (JerusalemU)

Bruins for Israel and Hillel partner with Jerusalem U for Israeli event

The Hebrew word Aliyah means “ascent,” but it can also refer to immigrating to Israel. Filmmaker Rebecca Shore directed the short documentary “Mekonen: The Journey of an African Jew” about African-Israeli man Mekonen Abebe to highlight Israel’s diversity. Read more...

Photo: Café Shahor Hazak's song “Ihiye Beseder” is featured in filmmaker Rebecca Shore's short documentary "Mekonen: The Journey of an African Jew." (JerusalemU)

Café Shahor Hazak's song “Ihiye Beseder” is featured in filmmaker Rebecca Shore's short documentary "Mekonen: The Journey of an African Jew." (JerusalemU)