Wednesday, January 23

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)

The Tuck Room Tavern's appetizer of Reuben Croquettes are fried balls of cheese and pastrami. The outer layer is crispy breadcrumbs, topped with sauerkraut, pickles and Thousand Island dressing. (Linda Xu/Daily Bruin)

Boulevard Bites: The Tuck Room Tavern offers tasty options for Valentine’s Day dates

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: The Tuck Room Tavern's appetizer of Reuben Croquettes are fried balls of cheese and pastrami. The outer layer is crispy breadcrumbs, topped with sauerkraut, pickles and Thousand Island dressing. (Linda Xu/Daily Bruin)

The Tuck Room Tavern's appetizer of Reuben Croquettes are fried balls of cheese and pastrami. The outer layer is crispy breadcrumbs, topped with sauerkraut, pickles and Thousand Island dressing. (Linda Xu/Daily Bruin)

The Study at Hedrick offers crepes, tartines, salads, desserts and sandwiches for eating in its many study rooms. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin staff)

Review: The Study at Hedrick provides a variety of culinary extravagance

Students will be shocked by the bourgeois selection of foods at The Study at Hedrick if they thought dining halls couldn’t top the flamboyance of Bruin Plate with its ambient jazz music and organic tempeh and quinoa bowls. Read more...

Photo: The Study at Hedrick offers crepes, tartines, salads, desserts and sandwiches for eating in its many study rooms. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin staff)

The Study at Hedrick offers crepes, tartines, salads, desserts and sandwiches for eating in its many study rooms. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin staff)


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