Thursday, November 23

Fourth-year English student Kevin Alvarez helped put on "Improv Slam" in January to build a stronger sense of community among different on-campus comedy groups.  The event featured an improv workshop taught by local professionals and 15-minute comedy sets. (Hannah Johnson/Daily Bruin)

Looking for laughs: How UCLA students prepare for comedy careers

Asmita Paranjape splits jokes between Westwood and Hollywood – editing an on-campus satirical magazine and performing sketches at a Los Angeles comedy club. For the fourth-year computer science and linguistics student and other aspiring comedians at UCLA, joining a mix of comedic organizations both on and off campus provides space to gain the experience necessary for a professional comedic career. Read more...

Fourth-year English student Kevin Alvarez helped put on "Improv Slam" in January to build a stronger sense of community among different on-campus comedy groups.  The event featured an improv workshop taught by local professionals and 15-minute comedy sets. (Hannah Johnson/Daily Bruin)

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2017 Oscars predictions

Best actress in a leading role: Emma Stone Tied for the most nominated film of all time, “La La Land” has to win at least one of the acting categories and, considering her nonmediocre voice, Emma Stone is the musical’s best shot. Read more...

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UCLA gymnast and alumna Olivia Courtney worked as a stuntwomen for the opening freeway scene of “La La Land”. During the scene, Courtney had to land a backflip off of the hood of a red car into a space separated by only a few yards. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)
UCLA gymnast and alumna Olivia Courtney worked as a stuntwomen for the opening freeway scene of “La La Land”. During the scene, Courtney had to land a backflip off of the hood of a red car into a space separated by only a few yards. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

A crowd of about 250 walked in the middle of Westwood Boulevard in protest of President Donald Trump. Protesters called on students to walkout of class on Inauguration Day. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)
A crowd of about 250 walked in the middle of Westwood Boulevard in protest of President Donald Trump. Protesters called on students to walkout of class on Inauguration Day. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

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Paul Von Blum teaches the class Comm M165, “Agitational Communication,” where he informs students about peaceful protest through his own experiences. (Celeste Ruan/Daily Bruin)
Paul Von Blum teaches the class Comm M165, “Agitational Communication,” where he informs students about peaceful protest through his own experiences. (Celeste Ruan/Daily Bruin)

About 8,000 protesters marched from MacArthur Park to downtown Los Angeles on Saturday to protest president-elect Donald Trump and express support for immigrants. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)
About 8,000 protesters marched from MacArthur Park to downtown Los Angeles on Saturday to protest president-elect Donald Trump and express support for immigrants. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)


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