Wednesday, September 26

Chase Johnson, the frontman of Half the Animal, hyped the crowd during it's 8 p.m. performance.  The band played a 40-minute set, which included songs "Babylon" and "Saturday Night."(Nick Kardan/Daily Bruin)

SoCal-native band Half the Animal brings alternative pop to Dance Marathon

Half the Animal’s all-black outfits clashed with the bright sounds they brought to Dance Marathon. Growing up in Laguna Beach, California, drummer Nick Gross and lead singer Chase Johnson began their musical careers in a band called Open Air Stereo in high school, mainly performing rock music, Gross said. Read more...

Photo: Chase Johnson, the frontman of Half the Animal, hyped the crowd during it's 8 p.m. performance. The band played a 40-minute set, which included songs "Babylon" and "Saturday Night."(Nick Kardan/Daily Bruin)

Chase Johnson, the frontman of Half the Animal, hyped the crowd during it's 8 p.m. performance.  The band played a 40-minute set, which included songs "Babylon" and "Saturday Night."(Nick Kardan/Daily Bruin)

Daily Bruin columnist Linda Xu wears a black dress ($7.50) tucked into a gray tube skirt ($6.75), which she bought from the thrift store Crossroads Trading Co. in Santa Monica.  (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin)

Cents of Style: Crossroads Trading Co. disappoints with generic options, sterile atmosphere

Wedged in between Santa Monica and Beverly Hills, UCLA students have no shortage of places to shop for clothes. However, high price tags can limit shopping options for money-conscious students on a college budget. Read more...

Photo: Daily Bruin columnist Linda Xu wears a black dress ($7.50) tucked into a gray tube skirt ($6.75), which she bought from the thrift store Crossroads Trading Co. in Santa Monica. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin)

Daily Bruin columnist Linda Xu wears a black dress ($7.50) tucked into a gray tube skirt ($6.75), which she bought from the thrift store Crossroads Trading Co. in Santa Monica.  (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin)

Cinematography graduate student Xinzhong "Golden" Zhao directed a commercial that placed second in a contest hosted by Regal Cinemas and Coca-Cola. In the ad, a hacker reaches out of a movie screen and grabs some buttery popcorn from a moviegoer. UCLA students filmed the commercial in Regal La Habra Stadium 16 in January. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Students’ commercial places second in Coca-Cola, Regal Films’ contest

Coming soon to a theater near you: a hungry hacker trying to steal your popcorn. Cinematography graduate student Xinzhong “Golden” Zhao directed a 30-second commercial to promote the movie-going experience and became a finalist for Coca-Cola and Regal Films’ commercial contest. Read more...

Photo: Cinematography graduate student Xinzhong "Golden" Zhao directed a commercial that placed second in a contest hosted by Regal Cinemas and Coca-Cola. In the ad, a hacker reaches out of a movie screen and grabs some buttery popcorn from a moviegoer. UCLA students filmed the commercial in Regal La Habra Stadium 16 in January. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Cinematography graduate student Xinzhong "Golden" Zhao directed a commercial that placed second in a contest hosted by Regal Cinemas and Coca-Cola. In the ad, a hacker reaches out of a movie screen and grabs some buttery popcorn from a moviegoer. UCLA students filmed the commercial in Regal La Habra Stadium 16 in January. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

First-year art student Ofri Shmul found inspiration for a sculpture, titled "Distracted," after she noticed how much time students spent looking at their phones throughout their day. She used tools such as pliers to shape wire into a human figure holding a lightbulb. (Hannah Burnett/Daily Bruin)

Art student showcases themes of distraction in sculpture

Ofri Shmul’s broken phone sparked her interest in exploring how technology distracts students from the real world. The first-year art student began to notice students gazing not at the scenery on campus, but down at the brightly lit screens of their digital devices while walking to class. Read more...

Photo: First-year art student Ofri Shmul found inspiration for a sculpture, titled "Distracted," after she noticed how much time students spent looking at their phones throughout their day. She used tools such as pliers to shape wire into a human figure holding a lightbulb. (Hannah Burnett/Daily Bruin)

First-year art student Ofri Shmul found inspiration for a sculpture, titled "Distracted," after she noticed how much time students spent looking at their phones throughout their day. She used tools such as pliers to shape wire into a human figure holding a lightbulb. (Hannah Burnett/Daily Bruin)

Saraia Driver, a first-year neuroscience student, embraces the grunge trend by wearing flannel, fishnets, combat boots and denim. She developed her fashion sense after moving to California from Arkansas, where her school required her to wear a uniform. (Hannah Burnett/Daily Bruin)

Students dust off ’90s grunge trend to express individuality

Saraia Driver does not wear cutesy dresses. Instead, the first-year neuroscience student’s closet consists of Dr. Martens, chokers and fishnet tights, which she likes to layer under shorts. Read more...

Photo: Saraia Driver, a first-year neuroscience student, embraces the grunge trend by wearing flannel, fishnets, combat boots and denim. She developed her fashion sense after moving to California from Arkansas, where her school required her to wear a uniform. (Hannah Burnett/Daily Bruin)

Saraia Driver, a first-year neuroscience student, embraces the grunge trend by wearing flannel, fishnets, combat boots and denim. She developed her fashion sense after moving to California from Arkansas, where her school required her to wear a uniform. (Hannah Burnett/Daily Bruin)

The HBO show "Big Little Lies" features a cast of award-winning actresses such as Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley and Nicole Kidman (left to right). The mystery show takes place in Monterey, California, and connects elite mothers to a murder investigation. (Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/HBO)

Love | Hate: Does an all-star cast hinder or help ‘Big Little Lies’?

The myth goes that once a movie star starts doing television, she’s no longer in her prime. HBO’s “Big Little Lies” shows that may not necessarily be true. Read more...

Photo: The HBO show "Big Little Lies" features a cast of award-winning actresses such as Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley and Nicole Kidman (left to right). The mystery show takes place in Monterey, California, and connects elite mothers to a murder investigation. (Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/HBO)

The HBO show "Big Little Lies" features a cast of award-winning actresses such as Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley and Nicole Kidman (left to right). The mystery show takes place in Monterey, California, and connects elite mothers to a murder investigation. (Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/HBO)

Despite offering fewer ramen options than Tsujita and Tatsu, Daikokuya's Tsukemen dish comes with more toppings, thinner noodles and a saltier broth.  (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin)

Boulevard Bites: Three ramen shops battle to be the best bowl on Sawtelle Boulevard

Finding a delicious restaurant in Los Angeles can be difficult among the city’s thousands of dining options. To help readers narrow down their search, the Daily Bruin will review restaurants located along main streets near UCLA each week. Read more...

Photo: Despite offering fewer ramen options than Tsujita and Tatsu, Daikokuya's Tsukemen dish comes with more toppings, thinner noodles and a saltier broth. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin)

Despite offering fewer ramen options than Tsujita and Tatsu, Daikokuya's Tsukemen dish comes with more toppings, thinner noodles and a saltier broth.  (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin)


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