Monday, October 15

One of Vallejo's images reimagined Academy Award winners Ben Affleck (left) as Bernardo and Matt Damon (right) as Mateo. (Courtesy of Linda Vallejo)

Artist depicts Oscar winners as Mexican to highlight lack of diversity

UCLA professor Chon Noriega smoothed the front page of the Los Angeles Times out on the table in front of him. Twenty white faces and one headline glared back: “Oscars 2016: Here’s why the nominees are so white – again.” In response Noriega, the director of UCLA’s Chicano Studies Research Center, contacted Los Angeles artist Linda Vallejo and proposed she expand her “Make ‘Em All Mexican” series, in which she reimagines images of American culture as Mexican by painting directly on antiques. Read more...

Photo: One of Vallejo's images reimagined Academy Award winners Ben Affleck (left) as Bernardo and Matt Damon (right) as Mateo. (Courtesy of Linda Vallejo)

One of Vallejo's images reimagined Academy Award winners Ben Affleck (left) as Bernardo and Matt Damon (right) as Mateo. (Courtesy of Linda Vallejo)

Third-year psychobiology student Samaria Hudson will apply bold looks to models for Cultural Affairs Commission's hip-hop fashion show, "So Fresh and So Clean." Hudson plans to use dark reds to create a gothic, smokey eye look for the 15 to 20 models she will be styling. (Tehya Faulk/Daily Bruin)

UCLA student displays self-taught, YouTube-inspired makeup skills

Samaria Hudson has transitioned from dancing on stage to working behind it over the course of 2015. Third-year psychobiology student Hudson and two other students will be makeup artists for the UCLA Cultural Affairs Commission’s fashion show, “So Fresh and So Clean,” Thursday. Read more...

Photo: Third-year psychobiology student Samaria Hudson will apply bold looks to models for Cultural Affairs Commission's hip-hop fashion show, "So Fresh and So Clean." Hudson plans to use dark reds to create a gothic, smokey eye look for the 15 to 20 models she will be styling. (Tehya Faulk/Daily Bruin)

Third-year psychobiology student Samaria Hudson will apply bold looks to models for Cultural Affairs Commission's hip-hop fashion show, "So Fresh and So Clean." Hudson plans to use dark reds to create a gothic, smokey eye look for the 15 to 20 models she will be styling. (Tehya Faulk/Daily Bruin)

Andy Wong, a second-year political science student, takes complimentary LinkedIn photos for students and friends so he can gain photography experience and offer help in improving portfolios and networking prospects. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin)

Student captures passion for portrait photography, helps fellow peers

Andy Wong sat across from his business fraternity mentor in the bustling Westwood ShopHouse last week, asking for career guidance over a steaming bowl of rice. Read more...

Photo: Andy Wong, a second-year political science student, takes complimentary LinkedIn photos for students and friends so he can gain photography experience and offer help in improving portfolios and networking prospects. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin)

Andy Wong, a second-year political science student, takes complimentary LinkedIn photos for students and friends so he can gain photography experience and offer help in improving portfolios and networking prospects. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin)

Anthropology graduate students Farzad Amoozegar (left) and Yael Assor (right) coordinated “Voices of the Olive Branch,” a show in which 13 performers will play Middle Eastern music in Powell Library on Saturday. (Zoe Hessler/Daily Bruin)

Middle Eastern music concert celebrates harmony, humanity

BY KAYLA HAUSMANN A&E contributor [email protected] Farzad Amoozegar straddled two cultures, North American and Iranian, throughout much of his childhood. Before he was 9, the Persian language, culture and food had begun to shape his identity as an Iranian; after moving to Canada and then to America, he discovered music to bridge the gap between Iran and the West. Read more...

Photo: Anthropology graduate students Farzad Amoozegar (left) and Yael Assor (right) coordinated “Voices of the Olive Branch,” a show in which 13 performers will play Middle Eastern music in Powell Library on Saturday. (Zoe Hessler/Daily Bruin)

Anthropology graduate students Farzad Amoozegar (left) and Yael Assor (right) coordinated “Voices of the Olive Branch,” a show in which 13 performers will play Middle Eastern music in Powell Library on Saturday. (Zoe Hessler/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year human biology and society student Lauren Grabowski was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2015. Inspired by Ellen DeGeneres, Grabowski created a video, “Lauren dances like Ellen,” in which she imitates DeGeneres’ dance moves and documents her DeGeneres’-style haircut, to update friends and family of her health. While Grabowski did not expect the video to go viral, the video now has over 22,000 views. (Zinnia Moreno/Daily Bruin)

UCLA student inspired by Ellen DeGeneres, fights cancer with humor

Lauren Grabowski takes a deep breath as she runs her hands through her new haircut, feeling the short and layered blond strands between her fingers. She tries not to grin as she begins to dance, kicking her converse-clad feet from side to side and swaying her hips in time to Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love”. Read more...

Photo: Fourth-year human biology and society student Lauren Grabowski was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2015. Inspired by Ellen DeGeneres, Grabowski created a video, “Lauren dances like Ellen,” in which she imitates DeGeneres’ dance moves and documents her DeGeneres’-style haircut, to update friends and family of her health. While Grabowski did not expect the video to go viral, the video now has over 22,000 views. (Zinnia Moreno/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year human biology and society student Lauren Grabowski was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2015. Inspired by Ellen DeGeneres, Grabowski created a video, “Lauren dances like Ellen,” in which she imitates DeGeneres’ dance moves and documents her DeGeneres’-style haircut, to update friends and family of her health. While Grabowski did not expect the video to go viral, the video now has over 22,000 views. (Zinnia Moreno/Daily Bruin)



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