Thursday, October 17

Senior Julie Consani played her final match on the courts at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center Wednesday during UCLA beach volleyball's Senior Day. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA beach volleyball sweeps Long Beach State in last home game

With a light touch, Julie Consani sent the volleyball over the net and watched it drop out of reach of her Long Beach State opponents. The point secured a 5-0 sweep over the No. Read more...

Photo: Senior Julie Consani played her final match on the courts at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center Wednesday during UCLA beach volleyball's Senior Day. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior Julie Consani played her final match on the courts at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center Wednesday during UCLA beach volleyball's Senior Day. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior Julie Consani and the UCLA beach volleyball team travel south to Hermosa Beach to compete against two top-15 foes in Long Beach State and University of San Francisco. ( Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Beach volleyball returns from Hawaii fatigued but tactically improved

UCLA beach volleyball’s trip to the Hawaii tropics didn’t feel quite like a vacation. Whether it was traveling, playing multiple games under the warm Hawaiian sun or catching up with two day’s worth of missed classes, it did a number on the Bruins. Read more...

Photo: Senior Julie Consani and the UCLA beach volleyball team travel south to Hermosa Beach to compete against two top-15 foes in Long Beach State and University of San Francisco. ( Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior Julie Consani and the UCLA beach volleyball team travel south to Hermosa Beach to compete against two top-15 foes in Long Beach State and University of San Francisco. ( Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Hannah Payne created her life and style blog Practically Imperfect to share her writing and passions with her readers. The creative outlet mirrors the first-year communication studies student's personal philosophy of defining her own image despite the standards of beauty imposed by others. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Q&A: First-year blogger discusses embracing imperfection for inspiration

Hannah Payne described herself as a 5-foot-9 “string bean” when her modeling career suffered a setback. The then-14-year-old aspiring model and actress was given advice to “stretch out” following the rejection. Read more...

Photo: Hannah Payne created her life and style blog Practically Imperfect to share her writing and passions with her readers. The creative outlet mirrors the first-year communication studies student's personal philosophy of defining her own image despite the standards of beauty imposed by others. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Hannah Payne created her life and style blog Practically Imperfect to share her writing and passions with her readers. The creative outlet mirrors the first-year communication studies student's personal philosophy of defining her own image despite the standards of beauty imposed by others. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman Zana Muno (foreground) and Kamila Tan (background) partnered for the first time against No. 7 Arizona after injuries and illness forced No. 3 UCLA to alter its lineups. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Beach volleyball overcomes setbacks, beats Wildcats in conference play

Kamila Tan lunged forward, ready to dig the ball her Arizona opponent sent toward the end line. But the senior retracted her arms at the last second after hearing repeated cries of “It’s out” from her partner, freshman Zana Muno. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Zana Muno (foreground) and Kamila Tan (background) partnered for the first time against No. 7 Arizona after injuries and illness forced No. 3 UCLA to alter its lineups. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman Zana Muno (foreground) and Kamila Tan (background) partnered for the first time against No. 7 Arizona after injuries and illness forced No. 3 UCLA to alter its lineups. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


After splitting two sets that lasted 108 points, senior Julie Consani (pictured) and junior Laurel Weaver clinched a crucial 15-9 third set to give No. 6 UCLA the upset over No. 3 Hawai'i. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Beach volleyball’s opening weekend successes put team on the rise

Stein Metzger often uses the words “a team on the rise” to describe UCLA beach volleyball. Over the weekend, the Bruins managed to echo the sentiments of their coach with their actions, reinforcing their identity against the top teams in the nation. Read more...

Photo: After splitting two sets that lasted 108 points, senior Julie Consani (pictured) and junior Laurel Weaver clinched a crucial 15-9 third set to give No. 6 UCLA the upset over No. 3 Hawai'i. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

After splitting two sets that lasted 108 points, senior Julie Consani (pictured) and junior Laurel Weaver clinched a crucial 15-9 third set to give No. 6 UCLA the upset over No. 3 Hawai'i. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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