Thursday, October 18

The employees at Westwood Ralphs deli work with pastas, salads, meats and cheeses for the lunch rush. Timothy Kauthen (above) hopes to perform theater in New York someday, while his coworkers are passionate about horror literature, family counseling, photography and fashion. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin)

Behind the Counter: Ralphs deli employees dish on aspirations, artistic passions

As the daily lunch rush begins, the Westwood Ralphs deli staff works fast, taking orders and cooking entrees like macaroni and cheese and fried chicken. Carts full of bread fly in and out of the deli kitchen as a constant exchange of cold cuts overtakes the space above the glass countertops. Read more...

Photo: The employees at Westwood Ralphs deli work with pastas, salads, meats and cheeses for the lunch rush. Timothy Kauthen (above) hopes to perform theater in New York someday, while his coworkers are passionate about horror literature, family counseling, photography and fashion. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin)

The employees at Westwood Ralphs deli work with pastas, salads, meats and cheeses for the lunch rush. Timothy Kauthen (above) hopes to perform theater in New York someday, while his coworkers are passionate about horror literature, family counseling, photography and fashion. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin)

Lady Gaga (left) and Matt Bomer (right) star in season five of "American Horror Story." The show has foregone it's previous artful horror and character development in favor of excessive obscene material and a nonsensical plot. (FX)

Second Take: Weak plot, excessive obscenity fail to deliver for ‘American Horror Story’

This week, Daily Bruin A&E is counting down to the new year by looking back at the best and worst events in the arts and entertainment world of 2015. Read more...

Photo: Lady Gaga (left) and Matt Bomer (right) star in season five of "American Horror Story." The show has foregone it's previous artful horror and character development in favor of excessive obscene material and a nonsensical plot. (FX)

Lady Gaga (left) and Matt Bomer (right) star in season five of "American Horror Story." The show has foregone it's previous artful horror and character development in favor of excessive obscene material and a nonsensical plot. (FX)

Powell Library hosted its fourth annual International Games Day with new video game consoles and a new video game collection available for student checkout. The event was founded by Simon Lee, UCLA alumnus and the lead for learning technologies at Powell Library. (Diana Chen/Daily Bruin)

Powell Library plays up video game-centered learning to students

Kirby’s high-pitched shriek rang out through the usually silent Powell Library rotunda. The Nintendo character’s voice added to the ruckus of gunshot echoes and zombie screams at the library’s fourth annual International Games Day. Read more...

Photo: Powell Library hosted its fourth annual International Games Day with new video game consoles and a new video game collection available for student checkout. The event was founded by Simon Lee, UCLA alumnus and the lead for learning technologies at Powell Library. (Diana Chen/Daily Bruin)

Powell Library hosted its fourth annual International Games Day with new video game consoles and a new video game collection available for student checkout. The event was founded by Simon Lee, UCLA alumnus and the lead for learning technologies at Powell Library. (Diana Chen/Daily Bruin)

Computer science lecturer Diana Ford teaches game-developing as a subfield of graphics. She teaches her fall quarter class, “Advanced Game Development for Virtual Reality,” using Oculus Rift goggles and tracking devices to create immersive gaming codes and player interaction with artificial intelligence. (Kira VandenBrande/Daily Bruin)

UCLA computer science class integrates virtual world into reality

The walls of Diana Ford’s classroom dissolve into an open field as she puts on a pair of Oculus Rift goggles. Within the artificial realm created by the Oculus Rift headset, Ford chases after a ball only to run straight into a surrounding wall in her classroom, blurring virtual reality and reality. Read more...

Photo: Computer science lecturer Diana Ford teaches game-developing as a subfield of graphics. She teaches her fall quarter class, “Advanced Game Development for Virtual Reality,” using Oculus Rift goggles and tracking devices to create immersive gaming codes and player interaction with artificial intelligence. (Kira VandenBrande/Daily Bruin)

Computer science lecturer Diana Ford teaches game-developing as a subfield of graphics. She teaches her fall quarter class, “Advanced Game Development for Virtual Reality,” using Oculus Rift goggles and tracking devices to create immersive gaming codes and player interaction with artificial intelligence. (Kira VandenBrande/Daily Bruin)

Members of the Rapid Fire Improv group perform an improvised scene. This year saw the group's largest applicant pool. The five new members chosen will showcase their improvisation at a performance Thursday. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin)

UCLA Rapid Fire Improv group to show off new members at upcoming event

The scene begins with the quick toss of a red pocket lighter. The members of the Rapid Fire Improv group have no script, no clues and no help; yet they transform the simple red item into the inspiration for a full-fledged drama about a broken relationship, burnt hair and a strange arrest. Read more...

Photo: Members of the Rapid Fire Improv group perform an improvised scene. This year saw the group's largest applicant pool. The five new members chosen will showcase their improvisation at a performance Thursday. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin)

Members of the Rapid Fire Improv group perform an improvised scene. This year saw the group's largest applicant pool. The five new members chosen will showcase their improvisation at a performance Thursday. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin)


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