Wednesday, December 12

UCLA Sex Squad will celebrate its 10th anniversary and the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day on Thursday with a performance in Glorya Kaufman Hall. They will perform songs and skits focused on sexual health, including one piece that imagines a future without AIDS. The anniversary show will also feature alumni and representatives from The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)
UCLA Sex Squad will celebrate its 10th anniversary and the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day on Thursday with a performance in Glorya Kaufman Hall. They will perform songs and skits focused on sexual health, including one piece that imagines a future without AIDS. The anniversary show will also feature alumni and representatives from The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Biochemistry professor Hung Pham created UNLOCKED, an escape room based in Irvine, with four friends. The escape room delves into fantastical realms of magic while encouraging participants to utilize logical reasoning, he said. (Emily Ng/Daily Bruin)
Biochemistry professor Hung Pham created UNLOCKED, an escape room based in Irvine, with four friends. The escape room delves into fantastical realms of magic while encouraging participants to utilize logical reasoning, he said. (Emily Ng/Daily Bruin)

UCLA professor of dance Janet O’Shea began to train in jeet kune do a few years after arriving at UCLA in 2008. Originally trained as a dancer, O’Shea began experimenting with various forms of martial arts. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)
UCLA professor of dance Janet O’Shea began to train in jeet kune do a few years after arriving at UCLA in 2008. Originally trained as a dancer, O’Shea began experimenting with various forms of martial arts. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Amy Winfrey, alongside her husband and alumnus Peter Merryman, created “Hooray for Hell,” a cartoon series about a girl who finds herself in hell after voting in the 2016 elections. Hell, in their creation, is an earth-like landscape where the worst parts of everyday life are amplified, Winfrey said. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)
Alumna Amy Winfrey, alongside her husband and alumnus Peter Merryman, created “Hooray for Hell,” a cartoon series about a girl who finds herself in hell after voting in the 2016 elections. Hell, in their creation, is an earth-like landscape where the worst parts of everyday life are amplified, Winfrey said. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Jason Aresheben, a UCLA alumnus, founded his jewelry store Jason of Beverly Hills in 2002. The business is now a multimillion-dollar operation, offering outlandish jewelry and catering to an elite clientele. (Courtesy of Jason of Beverly Hills)

Sex, drugs and diamonds: Alumnus’ cutting-edge jewelry caters to celebrity clients

Jason Arasheben crafts jewelry not meant for your grandmother’s eyes. Having founded his store, Jason of Beverly Hills, in 2002, UCLA alumnus Arasheben has become internationally renowned for his outlandish, diamond-embossed jewelry, which often veers into provocative designs unheard of in traditional jewelry-making, featuring themes like sex and drugs, he said. Read more...

Jason Aresheben, a UCLA alumnus, founded his jewelry store Jason of Beverly Hills in 2002. The business is now a multimillion-dollar operation, offering outlandish jewelry and catering to an elite clientele. (Courtesy of Jason of Beverly Hills)

MFA student Samuel Congdon is one of the artists participating in Thursday's "Convolution" exhibition. The preview show aims to explore consciousness through senses like slight, smell and sound, integrating technology and performative art. Congdon's piece features glowing pedestals and a musical component, paying homage to past loves. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)
MFA student Samuel Congdon is one of the artists participating in Thursday's "Convolution" exhibition. The preview show aims to explore consciousness through senses like slight, smell and sound, integrating technology and performative art. Congdon's piece features glowing pedestals and a musical component, paying homage to past loves. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Milk Tavern, a dessert shop in Koreatown, is known for its often daring combinations of ice cream and cereal. Patrons can create their own combinations, choosing from a variety of cereals stocked in dispensers along a wall. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Milk Tavern, a dessert shop in Koreatown, is known for its often daring combinations of ice cream and cereal. Patrons can create their own combinations, choosing from a variety of cereals stocked in dispensers along a wall. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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