Tuesday, August 21

Ashley Fairbanks, a fourth-year communication student, and Clare Gavin, a first-year history student, are cadets in UCLA's Army ROTC. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Members of ROTC reflect on growing integration of women in military

Cheska Molina is known for being one of the fastest runners in UCLA’s ROTC battalion. Cheska Molina, a first-year human biology and society student, and her twin Charina Molina, who is also in the ROTC program at UCLA and a human biology and society student, were even part of the UCLA Ranger Challenge team, which comprises eight to 10 of the fittest cadets in UCLA’s 92-person Army ROTC battalion. Read more...

Photo: Ashley Fairbanks, a fourth-year communication student, and Clare Gavin, a first-year history student, are cadets in UCLA's Army ROTC. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Ashley Fairbanks, a fourth-year communication student, and Clare Gavin, a first-year history student, are cadets in UCLA's Army ROTC. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

UCLA Army ROTC cadets participated in their annual Spring Field Training Exercise in April. Cadets lived in Camp Roberts, an army base in central California, for three days and simulated U.S. Army infantry missions. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

ROTC students trained to think creatively in positions of leadership

Grayson Makris contemplated how his platoon was going to proceed as he planned its mission on a terrain model he drew in the dirt in front of him. Read more...

Photo: UCLA Army ROTC cadets participated in their annual Spring Field Training Exercise in April. Cadets lived in Camp Roberts, an army base in central California, for three days and simulated U.S. Army infantry missions. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

UCLA Army ROTC cadets participated in their annual Spring Field Training Exercise in April. Cadets lived in Camp Roberts, an army base in central California, for three days and simulated U.S. Army infantry missions. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Brenda Stevenson, a history professor at UCLA, spoke about encountering racial discrimination in the segregated South during her childhood at an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. (Quanzhao "Ari" He/Daily Bruin)

Campus event celebrates, aims to inspire people to continue MLK’s legacy

Brenda Stevenson recounted facing racial discrimination in the segregated South during her childhood at a UCLA event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination Wednesday. Read more...

Photo: Brenda Stevenson, a history professor at UCLA, spoke about encountering racial discrimination in the segregated South during her childhood at an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. (Quanzhao "Ari" He/Daily Bruin)

Brenda Stevenson, a history professor at UCLA, spoke about encountering racial discrimination in the segregated South during her childhood at an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. (Quanzhao "Ari" He/Daily Bruin)

Catherine Zhang, a second-year psychobiology student, is one of the co-authors of "Shattering the Glass Box," an anthology of personal stories written by seven women in the United States and the United Kingdom. The book was published Feb. 20. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Recently published anthology explores young women’s perspectives

Catherine Zhang confided in an openly gay student she had just met during a fraternity party her freshman year that she was bisexual. Her new friend responded by hugging her and inviting her to go to a gay club with him in the future. Read more...

Photo: Catherine Zhang, a second-year psychobiology student, is one of the co-authors of "Shattering the Glass Box," an anthology of personal stories written by seven women in the United States and the United Kingdom. The book was published Feb. 20. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Catherine Zhang, a second-year psychobiology student, is one of the co-authors of "Shattering the Glass Box," an anthology of personal stories written by seven women in the United States and the United Kingdom. The book was published Feb. 20. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Michael Andrews, an assistant adjunct professor in mathematics, displayed his audiovisual art at a talk hosted by the Undergraduate Mathematics Student Association on Thursday evening. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

Professor derives art from high-order math, leaves department for music

Michael Andrews has taught math at UCLA for three years but is leaving this year to pursue his passion for art. To celebrate his career change, Andrews, an assistant adjunct professor in the mathematics department, analyzed heavy metal and showed his own audiovisual art at a talk Thursday. Read more...

Photo: Michael Andrews, an assistant adjunct professor in mathematics, displayed his audiovisual art at a talk hosted by the Undergraduate Mathematics Student Association on Thursday evening. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

Michael Andrews, an assistant adjunct professor in mathematics, displayed his audiovisual art at a talk hosted by the Undergraduate Mathematics Student Association on Thursday evening. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

Shaun (left) and Keane Veran (right) co-founded OURA, a company that sells specialty hats designed for cancer patients and their supporters, in November. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alumnus starts hat company with brother for cancer patients

Shaun Veran’s little brother, Keane Veran, began to wear hats after his hair fell out during treatment for leukemia. However, Keane Veran was worried that the caps he wore would cause infection because of his weakened immune system, and could not find a hat that was either machine washable or antibacterial. Read more...

Photo: Shaun (left) and Keane Veran (right) co-founded OURA, a company that sells specialty hats designed for cancer patients and their supporters, in November. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Shaun (left) and Keane Veran (right) co-founded OURA, a company that sells specialty hats designed for cancer patients and their supporters, in November. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)