Thursday, November 23

Third-year ethnomusicology student Austin Gatus was diagnosed with leukemia when he was 9 years old. After becoming cancer-free eight years ago, Gatus began performing music at children's hospitals in order to give back to children going through similar struggles. (Frank To/Daily Bruin)
Third-year ethnomusicology student Austin Gatus was diagnosed with leukemia when he was 9 years old. After becoming cancer-free eight years ago, Gatus began performing music at children's hospitals in order to give back to children going through similar struggles. (Frank To/Daily Bruin)

Michael Aguilar (left), Xaviera Flores (center) and Chon Noriega (right), organize some of the images featured at the LA RAZA exhibition, which opened Sept. 16 and will run through early 2019. (Courtesy of Cheyenne Lentz)
Michael Aguilar (left), Xaviera Flores (center) and Chon Noriega (right), organize some of the images featured at the LA RAZA exhibition, which opened Sept. 16 and will run through early 2019. (Courtesy of Cheyenne Lentz)

(Kaley Powers/Daily Bruin)
(Kaley Powers/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year students Temme Scott, Laura Savage and Libby Hsieh (left to right) formed their band HELEN this year and will perform a folk ballad at Spring Sing 2017. Savage won the talent competition last year as a soloist.
 (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Fourth-year students Temme Scott, Laura Savage and Libby Hsieh (left to right) formed their band HELEN this year and will perform a folk ballad at Spring Sing 2017. Savage won the talent competition last year as a soloist.
 (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Third-year biochemistry student Rico Lomarda recorded his first EP in the walk-in closet of his Westwood apartment. He released the EP titled “Love or Something” in January with the student-run record label Landing 8 Records, which he helped start during his freshman year. His influences. including singers Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran, are reflected in the EP's first upbeat and groovy song "Breathe,” he said. (Chelsea Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Student turns closet into studio to record EP about reality of love

Rico Lomarda emerged from his apartment’s closet with a guitar in hand, having finished working on his songs for six hours straight. The musician’s closet doubles as his studio – the place where he finished recording and producing his four-song debut EP “Love or Something.” Lomarda, a third-year biochemistry student, performs under the stage name Rico Loma and released his EP “Love or Something” in January. Read more...

Third-year biochemistry student Rico Lomarda recorded his first EP in the walk-in closet of his Westwood apartment. He released the EP titled “Love or Something” in January with the student-run record label Landing 8 Records, which he helped start during his freshman year. His influences. including singers Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran, are reflected in the EP's first upbeat and groovy song "Breathe,” he said. (Chelsea Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Canadian artist grandson electrified the Dance Marathon audience with his original song "Bills" and an unreleased song "Best Friends." (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)
Canadian artist grandson electrified the Dance Marathon audience with his original song "Bills" and an unreleased song "Best Friends." (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alumna Josie Trinidad was co-head of storyboard for the movie "Zootopia," which is nominated for best animated feature film at the 89th Academy Awards. (Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures)
UCLA alumna Josie Trinidad was co-head of storyboard for the movie "Zootopia," which is nominated for best animated feature film at the 89th Academy Awards. (Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures)


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