Thursday, October 17


Lorenzo Rangel-Santos auditioned for “So You Think You Can Dance” three times before making it to the academy round of the current season. Practicing ballet and modern styles, he said, increased his flexibility which helped prepare him for free styling portions of the show and helped to keep his dance moves from looking too stiff,  which he had received critiques on in the past, he said. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Student attributes success in ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ to hard work, drive

The third time was the charm for Lorenzo Rangel-Santos’ “So You Think You Can Dance” audition. The fourth-year dance student is currently competing on season 16 of the TV dance competition where he has advanced to the academy round in the show’s most recent episode. Read more...

Photo: Lorenzo Rangel-Santos auditioned for “So You Think You Can Dance” three times before making it to the academy round of the current season. Practicing ballet and modern styles, he said, increased his flexibility which helped prepare him for free styling portions of the show and helped to keep his dance moves from looking too stiff, which he had received critiques on in the past, he said. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Lorenzo Rangel-Santos auditioned for “So You Think You Can Dance” three times before making it to the academy round of the current season. Practicing ballet and modern styles, he said, increased his flexibility which helped prepare him for free styling portions of the show and helped to keep his dance moves from looking too stiff,  which he had received critiques on in the past, he said. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Eight-person band BUTR will perform "Yesterday" on the Pauley Pavilion stage, aiming to discuss the stresses of college life. Lead singer Jada Banks-Mace (far left), a fourth-year psychology student, said the group's style is alternative R&B with jazz roots. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

BUTR channels longtime bonds into cathartic song about coping with college stress

Plenty of students discuss the stresses of college life in the comfort of their dorm rooms. But BUTR will bring their concerns to the Pauley Pavilion stage for the annual Spring Sing competition. Read more...

Photo: Eight-person band BUTR will perform "Yesterday" on the Pauley Pavilion stage, aiming to discuss the stresses of college life. Lead singer Jada Banks-Mace (far left), a fourth-year psychology student, said the group's style is alternative R&B with jazz roots. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Eight-person band BUTR will perform "Yesterday" on the Pauley Pavilion stage, aiming to discuss the stresses of college life. Lead singer Jada Banks-Mace (far left), a fourth-year psychology student, said the group's style is alternative R&B with jazz roots. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Bonnie Ruberg, an assistant professor in the department of informatics at UC Irvine, believes video games can be interpreted through a queer lens, even if they weren't explicitly designed to have queer themes. Ruberg gave a talk May 1 at UCLA. (Courtesy of Han Parker/UCI)

Guest lecturer explores the interpretation of video games through a queer lens

Bonnie Ruberg sees parallels to their queer experiences in video games like “Octodad.” Within the game, players fulfill the role of an octopus pretending to be a human father, which Ruberg said resonated with their own experience as a nonbinary person. Read more...

Photo: Bonnie Ruberg, an assistant professor in the department of informatics at UC Irvine, believes video games can be interpreted through a queer lens, even if they weren't explicitly designed to have queer themes. Ruberg gave a talk May 1 at UCLA. (Courtesy of Han Parker/UCI)

Bonnie Ruberg, an assistant professor in the department of informatics at UC Irvine, believes video games can be interpreted through a queer lens, even if they weren't explicitly designed to have queer themes. Ruberg gave a talk May 1 at UCLA. (Courtesy of Han Parker/UCI)


Brian Poli-Dixon, a UCLA alumnus, created a collection of paintings titled "Genius," which was unveiled at the Artworld Fine Art gallery on April 14. Poli-Dixon has always been interested in art, he said, even throughout his football career. He played for UCLA's football team during his time on campus and as a wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Chargers. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

Alum transitions from pro athlete to full-time artist with new painting collection

Alumnus Brian Poli-Dixon spent his UCLA career balancing collegiate football and art. Poli-Dixon’s current collection of paintings, titled “Genius,” was unveiled April 14 at the Artworld Fine Art gallery. Read more...

Photo: Brian Poli-Dixon, a UCLA alumnus, created a collection of paintings titled "Genius," which was unveiled at the Artworld Fine Art gallery on April 14. Poli-Dixon has always been interested in art, he said, even throughout his football career. He played for UCLA's football team during his time on campus and as a wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Chargers. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

Brian Poli-Dixon, a UCLA alumnus, created a collection of paintings titled "Genius," which was unveiled at the Artworld Fine Art gallery on April 14. Poli-Dixon has always been interested in art, he said, even throughout his football career. He played for UCLA's football team during his time on campus and as a wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Chargers. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

“This must happen before the end" is composed of two group dances, choreographed by graduate students Kristianne Salcines and Levi Gonzalez. The show will take place Friday and Saturday. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Dance performances explore relationship between performer, audience

Blindfolded dancers will take the floor for a portion of “this must happen before the end.” The showcase, composed of two group dances, will take place in Glorya Kaufman Hall on Friday and Saturday. Read more...

Photo: “This must happen before the end" is composed of two group dances, choreographed by graduate students Kristianne Salcines and Levi Gonzalez. The show will take place Friday and Saturday. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

“This must happen before the end" is composed of two group dances, choreographed by graduate students Kristianne Salcines and Levi Gonzalez. The show will take place Friday and Saturday. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)