Monday, May 20

Kesia Eng, a third-year political science student, Héctor Osorio, a third-year sociology student and Stephanie Toledo, a third-year sociology student (left to right), spoke about their experiences as first-generation undergraduate students at an event Monday. (Esther Li/Daily Bruin)
Kesia Eng, a third-year political science student, Héctor Osorio, a third-year sociology student and Stephanie Toledo, a third-year sociology student (left to right), spoke about their experiences as first-generation undergraduate students at an event Monday. (Esther Li/Daily Bruin)

Hermanas Unidas de UCLA, an organization that strives to improve the retention of Latina women in higher education, held their yearly Health and Education Conference on Saturday. (Courtesy of Hermanas Unidas de UCLA)

Activist Sylvia Mendez speaks at club conference about Latina empowerment

A presidential medal of freedom honoree said Latinos should be recognized for their efforts to end segregation at a conference Saturday. Sylvia Mendez spoke at Hermanas Unidas de UCLA’s Health and Education Conference, a yearly community service project that invites Latina high school girls from Southern California to tour the UCLA campus and take part in workshops on mental health, women empowerment and academics. Read more...

Hermanas Unidas de UCLA, an organization that strives to improve the retention of Latina women in higher education, held their yearly Health and Education Conference on Saturday. (Courtesy of Hermanas Unidas de UCLA)

Animal rights activists walked from Westwood to UCLA to protest animal experimentation as well as Assembly Bill 700, which would further prevent the disclosure of specific information relating to researchers and their research at public universities and community colleges. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)
Animal rights activists walked from Westwood to UCLA to protest animal experimentation as well as Assembly Bill 700, which would further prevent the disclosure of specific information relating to researchers and their research at public universities and community colleges. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Members of Project Maryvale travel to a foster home in Rosemead twice a quarter to help educate foster girls about healthy living. The group also works to raise public awareness about foster youth in Los Angeles. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)
Members of Project Maryvale travel to a foster home in Rosemead twice a quarter to help educate foster girls about healthy living. The group also works to raise public awareness about foster youth in Los Angeles. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Stacey Nicholas donated $5 million to the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science to create a permanent fund for its Women in Engineering program. Nicholas is an alumna of the school of engineering, where she earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Stacey Nicholas donated $5 million to the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science to create a permanent fund for its Women in Engineering program. Nicholas is an alumna of the school of engineering, where she earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Leanne Ton (left), a third-year business economics student, and Anqi Chen (right), a third-year business economics and music performance student, founded Bruin Bonding to create a community to provide students with guidance on planning their academic and career goals. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)
Leanne Ton (left), a third-year business economics student, and Anqi Chen (right), a third-year business economics and music performance student, founded Bruin Bonding to create a community to provide students with guidance on planning their academic and career goals. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Devon Carbado is the associate vice chancellor of BruinX. He said he came up with the idea to hold mock-graduate classes at an event called "BruiNext: Pathways and Possibilities" last year. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)
Devon Carbado is the associate vice chancellor of BruinX. He said he came up with the idea to hold mock-graduate classes at an event called "BruiNext: Pathways and Possibilities" last year. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)