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PRIME: Waiting to be Seen

As 12-year-old me sank deeply into the couch, snug in old gym clothes and fluffy slippers, my mother asked why I stayed up late watching weird Asian cartoons. Read more...

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UCLA's playwright-in-residence Paula Vogel said her works continue to be influenced by the works of playwrights past. Her recent play, "Indecent," is based off Sholem Asch's "God of Vengeance." The documentary screening of "The Rest I Make Up" that Vogel is hosting is inspired by playwright María Irene Fornés, whom Vogel describes as life-changing. (Courtesy of Laurie Sturdevant)

Q&A: Playwright Paula Vogel discusses her play ‘Indecent’ and influential writers

The words of playwrights past continue to influence Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel. The 2018-2019 playwright-in-residence for the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television received the award for her 1997 drama, “How I Learned to Drive.” Her latest work, “Indecent,” is based on the scandal that followed the Broadway debut of the Yiddish play “God of Vengeance,” and will premiere Wednesday at the Ahmanson Theatre. Read more...

Photo: UCLA's playwright-in-residence Paula Vogel said her works continue to be influenced by the works of playwrights past. Her recent play, "Indecent," is based off Sholem Asch's "God of Vengeance." The documentary screening of "The Rest I Make Up" that Vogel is hosting is inspired by playwright María Irene Fornés, whom Vogel describes as life-changing. (Courtesy of Laurie Sturdevant)

UCLA's playwright-in-residence Paula Vogel said her works continue to be influenced by the works of playwrights past. Her recent play, "Indecent," is based off Sholem Asch's "God of Vengeance." The documentary screening of "The Rest I Make Up" that Vogel is hosting is inspired by playwright María Irene Fornés, whom Vogel describes as life-changing. (Courtesy of Laurie Sturdevant)

Suchita Kumar, a second-year physiological science student, said her fashion line, "Shaila," was inspired by memories of going through her mother’s closet when she was younger. The pieces showcase repurposed children's clothes mixed with current trends, with outfits spanning from casual wear to evening attire. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Drawing on childhood memories, student’s fashion line spans time and melds cultures

After some tweaking, styles from Gap Kids can also suit adults. Suchita Kumar, a second-year physiological science student, said she designed a fashion line fusing children’s wear with late 20th-century trends. Read more...

Photo: Suchita Kumar, a second-year physiological science student, said her fashion line, "Shaila," was inspired by memories of going through her mother’s closet when she was younger. The pieces showcase repurposed children's clothes mixed with current trends, with outfits spanning from casual wear to evening attire. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Suchita Kumar, a second-year physiological science student, said her fashion line, "Shaila," was inspired by memories of going through her mother’s closet when she was younger. The pieces showcase repurposed children's clothes mixed with current trends, with outfits spanning from casual wear to evening attire. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

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Student orchestra to share music of Studio Ghibli in performance at UCLA

As a little boy, David Dong’s musical passions were “spirited away” by Studio Ghibli. Dong said the soundtracks of films from the well-known Japanese animation studio, such as those found in “Spirited Away” and “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind,” inspired him to study music at the University of California, San Diego. Read more...

Photo: (Bridgette Baron/Daily Bruin)

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UCLA researchers are developing the first multiple sclerosis treatment that would target the disease's cause rather than only treating its symptoms. The study found that its symptoms could be alleviated with estriol treatments. Rhonda Voskuhl, the director of the UCLA Multiple Sclerosis Program and Clinic, led the study. (Courtesy of UCLA Health)

UCLA researchers work to advance treatment targeting source of multiple sclerosis

UCLA researchers are developing the first multiple sclerosis treatment that could target the cause of the disease, instead of simply treating its symptoms. Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease in which the fatty coating of nerve cells, called the myelin sheath, is broken down by one’s immune system. Read more...

Photo: UCLA researchers are developing the first multiple sclerosis treatment that would target the disease's cause rather than only treating its symptoms. The study found that its symptoms could be alleviated with estriol treatments. Rhonda Voskuhl, the director of the UCLA Multiple Sclerosis Program and Clinic, led the study. (Courtesy of UCLA Health)

UCLA researchers are developing the first multiple sclerosis treatment that would target the disease's cause rather than only treating its symptoms. The study found that its symptoms could be alleviated with estriol treatments. Rhonda Voskuhl, the director of the UCLA Multiple Sclerosis Program and Clinic, led the study. (Courtesy of UCLA Health)

Second-year communications student Jasdy Perillo stars in "CHILL," a short thriller inspired by the fears women often experience when using convenience apps, which will be featured in Studio 22's First Take Film Festival. (Courtesy of Alan Luong)

Studio 22 hosts sixth First Take Film Festival, screens broad range of movie genres

There’s no time for a refill during these short films, but at least the popcorn will stay hot. Studio 22 will present 16 short films during its annual First Take Film Festival on Tuesday in the Northwest Campus Auditorium. Read more...

Photo: Second-year communications student Jasdy Perillo stars in "CHILL," a short thriller inspired by the fears women often experience when using convenience apps, which will be featured in Studio 22's First Take Film Festival. (Courtesy of Alan Luong)

Second-year communications student Jasdy Perillo stars in "CHILL," a short thriller inspired by the fears women often experience when using convenience apps, which will be featured in Studio 22's First Take Film Festival. (Courtesy of Alan Luong)