Monday, April 22

UCLA a cappella team Naya Zamaana placed first last weekend at Anahut, the largest South Asian live a cappella festival on the West Coast.
Courtesy of Mohan C. Mohan

A cappella group Naya Zamaana places first at Anahat

The lights dim and a short introductory film flickers to life in UC Berkeley’s Wheeler Auditorium. In the film, a princess and a prince, adorned in Indian clothes and jewelry, stand in front of Royce Hall and proclaim their undying love for each other, only to be separated by an evil king. Read more...

Photo: UCLA a cappella team Naya Zamaana placed first last weekend at Anahut, the largest South Asian live a cappella festival on the West Coast. Courtesy of Mohan C. Mohan

UCLA a cappella team Naya Zamaana placed first last weekend at Anahut, the largest South Asian live a cappella festival on the West Coast.
Courtesy of Mohan C. Mohan

This week, the Veg Heads explore both healthy and more indulgent snacks to prepare for Finals Week, including unbuttered, unsalted popcorn, peanut butter and apple slices, as well as microwaveable mug cakes.

Veg Heads: Study snacks

Finals week is fast approaching and most likely, the last thing you want to worry about is what to eat. So this week, columnists Shreya Aiyar and Regina Napolitano offer some tips for fast, tasty and sometimes even healthy vegan and vegetarian snacks to tide you over while you cram for your tests, write your papers and feverishly finish your group projects. Read more...

Photo: This week, the Veg Heads explore both healthy and more indulgent snacks to prepare for Finals Week, including unbuttered, unsalted popcorn, peanut butter and apple slices, as well as microwaveable mug cakes.

This week, the Veg Heads explore both healthy and more indulgent snacks to prepare for Finals Week, including unbuttered, unsalted popcorn, peanut butter and apple slices, as well as microwaveable mug cakes.

With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, the Veg Heads discuss vegan and vegetarian alternatives for a traditional Turkey Day meal. Meatless options, including sauteed spinach and mashed potatoes (left) provide a healthy alternative to turkey and stuffing. Vegetarian staples like apple pie (right) can also easily be tweaked to be vegan-friendly by replacing milk with soy or almond substitutes and butter with olive oil or vegan margarine.

The Veg Heads: Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving is a wonderful reason to get together and count blessings. However, when many of the dishes, including the famous turkey, are traditionally meat-derived, it can become a little tricky to enjoy the holiday when it seems like there’s little to nothing for vegetarians and vegans to enjoy. Read more...

Photo: With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, the Veg Heads discuss vegan and vegetarian alternatives for a traditional Turkey Day meal. Meatless options, including sauteed spinach and mashed potatoes (left) provide a healthy alternative to turkey and stuffing. Vegetarian staples like apple pie (right) can also easily be tweaked to be vegan-friendly by replacing milk with soy or almond substitutes and butter with olive oil or vegan margarine.

With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, the Veg Heads discuss vegan and vegetarian alternatives for a traditional Turkey Day meal. Meatless options, including sauteed spinach and mashed potatoes (left) provide a healthy alternative to turkey and stuffing. Vegetarian staples like apple pie (right) can also easily be tweaked to be vegan-friendly by replacing milk with soy or almond substitutes and butter with olive oil or vegan margarine.

The Cultural Affairs Commission's DiverCity Tours and Hip Hop Congress brought together seven professors and doctoral students to discuss Miley Cyrus' controversial transformation from her days as Hannah Montana to her performance at this year's MTV Video Music Awards.

Cultural Affairs Commission hosts panel examining Miley Cyrus’ motives

Expectant faces pointed toward two tables paired haphazardly together, where a row of austere-looking professors and doctoral students sit with prepared speeches to discuss one topic: Miley Cyrus. Read more...

Photo: The Cultural Affairs Commission's DiverCity Tours and Hip Hop Congress brought together seven professors and doctoral students to discuss Miley Cyrus' controversial transformation from her days as Hannah Montana to her performance at this year's MTV Video Music Awards.

The Cultural Affairs Commission's DiverCity Tours and Hip Hop Congress brought together seven professors and doctoral students to discuss Miley Cyrus' controversial transformation from her days as Hannah Montana to her performance at this year's MTV Video Music Awards.

L.A. Vegan Crepe, a restaurant that serves all vegan food, offers a great variety for vegans with a sweet tooth.

The Veg Heads: Vegan Desserts

Ice cream, pies and cakes. While it may seem like these delicious desserts are unavailable to those who do not eat animal products, vegan desserts are not that hard to come by. Read more...

Photo: L.A. Vegan Crepe, a restaurant that serves all vegan food, offers a great variety for vegans with a sweet tooth.

L.A. Vegan Crepe, a restaurant that serves all vegan food, offers a great variety for vegans with a sweet tooth.

The National Children’s Chorus, a collection of vocal ensembles from ages 5 to 17, made a permanent move to UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall in September to conduct rehearsals for its upcoming concert seasons. The move was due in part to a long-standing professional relationship between the organization and vocal studies associate professor Michael Dean.

LA chapter of National Children’s Chorus relocates to Schoenberg Hall

A chorus of voices echoes from the recesses of Schoenberg Hall. Eyes closed and hands gesturing expressively, the members of the ensemble weave the melody together using their extensive knowledge of four-part harmony, pitch and tone. Read more...

Photo: The National Children’s Chorus, a collection of vocal ensembles from ages 5 to 17, made a permanent move to UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall in September to conduct rehearsals for its upcoming concert seasons. The move was due in part to a long-standing professional relationship between the organization and vocal studies associate professor Michael Dean.

The National Children’s Chorus, a collection of vocal ensembles from ages 5 to 17, made a permanent move to UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall in September to conduct rehearsals for its upcoming concert seasons. The move was due in part to a long-standing professional relationship between the organization and vocal studies associate professor Michael Dean.