Monday, February 19

Westwood's newest boba shop Sip offers a pleasant range of milk teas, matcha beverages and matcha-infused snacks. The Daily Bruin's Anushka Jain particularly enjoyed the shop's white chocolate matcha, but found the lychee oolong milk tea to be overwhelmingly sweet. (Manpreet Grewal/Daily Bruin)
Westwood's newest boba shop Sip offers a pleasant range of milk teas, matcha beverages and matcha-infused snacks. The Daily Bruin's Anushka Jain particularly enjoyed the shop's white chocolate matcha, but found the lychee oolong milk tea to be overwhelmingly sweet. (Manpreet Grewal/Daily Bruin)

Marnie Salvani, a graduate directing student, said she is trying to show the reality of relationships in her new film "Reunion." During the movie, the main character pursues her high school crush only to find that the relationship she dreamed of might not work out like she thought. (Isra Ameen/Daily Bruin)

Student film highlights realistic imperfections of romance

Relationships don’t always have happy, magical endings. Marnie Salvani, a graduate directing student, said she hopes to show the reality of relationships and break free from Hollywood’s glamorized portrayals of romance in her short film “Reunion,” a 10-minute film she shot over the weekend for a class project. Read more...

Marnie Salvani, a graduate directing student, said she is trying to show the reality of relationships in her new film "Reunion." During the movie, the main character pursues her high school crush only to find that the relationship she dreamed of might not work out like she thought. (Isra Ameen/Daily Bruin)

Daniel Seeff, who has previously contributed to Anderson. Paak's Grammy-nominated album, "Malibu," cowrote and contributed instrumentals to R&B musician Ledisi's song "Shot Down."
 The song is part of the album "Let Love Rule," which is nominated for Best R&B Album at the 60th annual Grammy Awards. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)
Daniel Seeff, who has previously contributed to Anderson. Paak's Grammy-nominated album, "Malibu," cowrote and contributed instrumentals to R&B musician Ledisi's song "Shot Down."
 The song is part of the album "Let Love Rule," which is nominated for Best R&B Album at the 60th annual Grammy Awards. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

First-year economics student Connor Brashier has worked professionally with numerous clothing brands, artists and influencers, including Pura Vida Bracelets, Madison Beer and Jay Alvarrez.  Although his job consists of professional campaigns and commercials, his favorite videos capture cherished moments from his own experiences, which include surfing and wakeboarding. (Daniel Miller/Daily Bruin)
First-year economics student Connor Brashier has worked professionally with numerous clothing brands, artists and influencers, including Pura Vida Bracelets, Madison Beer and Jay Alvarrez.  Although his job consists of professional campaigns and commercials, his favorite videos capture cherished moments from his own experiences, which include surfing and wakeboarding. (Daniel Miller/Daily Bruin)

Third-year film and television student Elon Zlotnik directed "Never Leave Me," which portrays a toxic relationship in which main character Sage, played by fourth-year political science student Emanuela Boisbouvier, must rediscover her sense of self. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

‘Never Leave Me’ shines sepia-tinted light on emotional abuse

Elon Zlotnik tries to portray the dangers of emotionally abusive relationships in just three minutes. The third-year film and television student wrote, directed, produced, filmed and edited his three-minute-long silent film on a 16 mm film camera as a fall class project for Film and Television 52: “Cinematography.” The class required him to use a 16 mm camera, which adds a grainy, sepia undertone to its shots and creates an ethereal effect distinct from the more realistic look of digital video. Read more...

Third-year film and television student Elon Zlotnik directed "Never Leave Me," which portrays a toxic relationship in which main character Sage, played by fourth-year political science student Emanuela Boisbouvier, must rediscover her sense of self. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Kady Le, a fourth-year film and television student, directed "Seoul Occupant," a one-act play that features a family's response to a housing crisis in Los Angeles' Koreatown.
 (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)
Kady Le, a fourth-year film and television student, directed "Seoul Occupant," a one-act play that features a family's response to a housing crisis in Los Angeles' Koreatown.
 (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)