Friday, December 14

This week's Hunger Banquet showcased what it is like to eat at a lower socioeconomic status. (Courtesy of Amy Truong)

The Quad: A small taste of food insecurity at the Hunger Banquet

UCLA’s annual Homelessness Awareness Week featured many events to raise awareness of food insecurity, such as the the Hunger Banquet, which took place Tuesday. I decided to attend the banquet since it was not just an ordinary event, but a simulation that attempted to reflect the experiences of people who experience food insecurity. Read more...

Photo: This week's Hunger Banquet showcased what it is like to eat at a lower socioeconomic status. (Courtesy of Amy Truong)

This week's Hunger Banquet showcased what it is like to eat at a lower socioeconomic status. (Courtesy of Amy Truong)

Queer Culture Night showcases the diverse range of the experiences members of the LGTBQ community harbor. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

The Quad: Queer Culture Night celebrates LGBTQ identity

Many of us have probably heard of culture nights held on campus such as Vietnamese Culture Night, Taiwanese Culture Night and Korean Culture Night. Some of us may not be familiar with Queer Culture Night. Read more...

Photo: Queer Culture Night showcases the diverse range of the experiences members of the LGTBQ community harbor. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Queer Culture Night showcases the diverse range of the experiences members of the LGTBQ community harbor. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

It may be sleep deprivation that leads you to reach for a greasy meal from In-n-Out. (Creative Commons photo by Christian Razukas via Wikimedia)

The Quad: How student lifestyle factors affect our appetites

Some days we may have intense cravings for food and are more hungry than usual. On other days, we may feel less hungry. There are many factors that can affect students’ appetites, from stress because of upcoming midterms to the amount of effort required to obtain food. Read more...

Photo: It may be sleep deprivation that leads you to reach for a greasy meal from In-n-Out. (Creative Commons photo by Christian Razukas via Wikimedia)

It may be sleep deprivation that leads you to reach for a greasy meal from In-n-Out. (Creative Commons photo by Christian Razukas via Wikimedia)

Fitness Instagram accounts can help people new to working out learn workout routines. (Courtesy of Catherine Achy)

The Quad: Analyzing the pros and cons of ‘fitspiration’ on social media

Pictures and videos of UCLA students hitting personal records on the deadlift or bench press appear whenever I go through my “explore” tab on Instagram. Phrases like “fitspiration,” “fitfam” and “fitspo” are commonly found as hashtags in these posts. Read more...

Photo: Fitness Instagram accounts can help people new to working out learn workout routines. (Courtesy of Catherine Achy)

Fitness Instagram accounts can help people new to working out learn workout routines. (Courtesy of Catherine Achy)

Signs like these dot the campus, but cigarette butts can still be found in hidden areas on campus. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The Quad: UCLA’s tobacco-free policy enforcement, broken down

UCLA has been a smoke-free campus ever since UCLA started the Tobacco-Free Initiative in April 2013. Then-president of the University of California system Mark Yudof began the initiative, resulting in tobacco-free campuses systemwide. Read more...

Photo: Signs like these dot the campus, but cigarette butts can still be found in hidden areas on campus. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Signs like these dot the campus, but cigarette butts can still be found in hidden areas on campus. (Daily Bruin file photo)

(Creative Commons photo by Lake Tahoe South Shore Nightlife via Flickr)

The Quad: Galentine’s over Valentine’s

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, people are scrambling to make plans with their significant others to celebrate the day of romance. However, another popular celebration is Galentine’s Day, a day devoted to celebrating female friendships. Read more...

Photo: (Creative Commons photo by Lake Tahoe South Shore Nightlife via Flickr)

(Creative Commons photo by Lake Tahoe South Shore Nightlife via Flickr)

(Creative Commons photo by Mike Mozart via flickr)

The Quad: Discovering the healthy side of fatty foods

Although low-carb and gluten-free diets dominate the cultural conversation around health and wellness today, lowfat diets were once en vogue. While today we have finally been disabused of the idea all fat is unhealthy, the legacy of the low-fat era still exists today. Read more...

Photo: (Creative Commons photo by Mike Mozart via flickr)

(Creative Commons photo by Mike Mozart via flickr)