Sunday, September 23

Rising second-year applied mathematics student Gabrielle Lorenzi created an Instagram account dedicated to vegan food recipes when she was in high school. Now her page, which also includes posts about fitness and personal life, has over 4,000 followers. (Courtesy of Dena Lorenzi)

Student’s vegan Instagram account serves up colorful posts of original recipes

Gabrielle Lorenzi pours a thick, homemade smoothie into a bowl almost every morning before adorning the beverage with a variety of colorful fruits. Before indulging in her creation, though, she snaps a picture to post on her “foodstagram.” Lorenzi created her Instagram account @yesletseat her junior year of high school as a way to share original vegan recipes and meals with friends and family. Read more...

Rising second-year applied mathematics student Gabrielle Lorenzi created an Instagram account dedicated to vegan food recipes when she was in high school. Now her page, which also includes posts about fitness and personal life, has over 4,000 followers. (Courtesy of Dena Lorenzi)

Alumnus Justin Lui created a multimedia art piece out of contact lens packaging, light and moving images of waves in Los Angeles. The piece aims to convey the importance of environmental sustainability. (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)
Alumnus Justin Lui created a multimedia art piece out of contact lens packaging, light and moving images of waves in Los Angeles. The piece aims to convey the importance of environmental sustainability. (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

The LatinJazz Big Band features a variety of standard big band instruments, such as the trumpet and trombone. However, LatinJazz Big Band differentiates itself from other jazz ensembles through its use of Latin percussion instruments. The ensemble practices Latin jazz, whose roots can be traced back Afro-Cuban music. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)
The LatinJazz Big Band features a variety of standard big band instruments, such as the trumpet and trombone. However, LatinJazz Big Band differentiates itself from other jazz ensembles through its use of Latin percussion instruments. The ensemble practices Latin jazz, whose roots can be traced back Afro-Cuban music. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Members of the band Hello Noon aim to combat pessimism in the media through their music. Stephen Spies, an alumnus and member of the band, said the band's upcoming performance at Pauley Pavilion for the Healthy Campus Initiative Revolution's event "Together We Thrive" aligns well with the band's mission. (Courtesy of Andre Misyutin)

Alumni band highlights youth-led activism, plays at social outreach events

Hello Noon is using music to promote social connectedness in a world wrought with pessimistic headlines and political division. The pop-rock band of seven alumni – Stephen Spies, Danielle Castrence, Kyle Dombroski, Kate Bacich, Rebecca Bacich, Rory Snively and Austin Wilkins – will perform at the Healthy Campus Initiative Revolution’s event “Together We Thrive” on Wednesday at Pauley Pavilion. Read more...

Members of the band Hello Noon aim to combat pessimism in the media through their music. Stephen Spies, an alumnus and member of the band, said the band's upcoming performance at Pauley Pavilion for the Healthy Campus Initiative Revolution's event "Together We Thrive" aligns well with the band's mission. (Courtesy of Andre Misyutin)

Graduate student Katie Green (pictured) took the stage with third-year English student Salma Zaky to perform their comedy routines, touching on subjects from gender-neutral bathrooms to college dating. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)
Graduate student Katie Green (pictured) took the stage with third-year English student Salma Zaky to perform their comedy routines, touching on subjects from gender-neutral bathrooms to college dating. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

Jesse Stecklow, a design media arts alumnus, will display his solo exhibition "Staging Grounds" at M + B in West Hollywood. Inspired by public transportation, Stecklow said the pieces in the exhibition serve to highlight the hidden moving parts of the city. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)
Jesse Stecklow, a design media arts alumnus, will display his solo exhibition "Staging Grounds" at M + B in West Hollywood. Inspired by public transportation, Stecklow said the pieces in the exhibition serve to highlight the hidden moving parts of the city. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

The Architecture and Urban Design Department will open its quarterly exhibit "Currents" on Friday at Perloff Hall. The building models to be showcased include a design of a sports club and a renovation of a Los Angeles storefront. (Courtesy of Siqi Zhang)
The Architecture and Urban Design Department will open its quarterly exhibit "Currents" on Friday at Perloff Hall. The building models to be showcased include a design of a sports club and a renovation of a Los Angeles storefront. (Courtesy of Siqi Zhang)