Monday, April 23

UCLA alumnus Sahirr Sethhi won a College Television Award – a student Emmy Award – for his thesis film "Zoya," which was filmed in the forests of Kanha National Park in India. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

TFT alum brings conservation to life in award-winning “Zoya”

Sahirr Sethhi and his film crew prepared for a scene in India’s Kanha National Park, utilizing the sunset’s tint on the green environment as the backdrop for a shot. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumnus Sahirr Sethhi won a College Television Award – a student Emmy Award – for his thesis film "Zoya," which was filmed in the forests of Kanha National Park in India. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

UCLA alumnus Sahirr Sethhi won a College Television Award – a student Emmy Award – for his thesis film "Zoya," which was filmed in the forests of Kanha National Park in India. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

UCLA alumna Leanna Maaz started decorating graduation caps after her friends saw her own personalized grad cap when she graduated last year.  Since then, Maaz has started a grad cap decorating business for current graduating students after posting an ad in UCLA's Free and For Sale Facebook page. (Courtesy of Leanna Maaz)

Alumna showcases graduates’ individuality with custom cap toppers

Leanna Maaz embarks on a scavenger hunt every time she travels abroad. In each city she explores, she collects a souvenir that contains the name of the city and arranges the items in a scrapbook to document her journey. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumna Leanna Maaz started decorating graduation caps after her friends saw her own personalized grad cap when she graduated last year. Since then, Maaz has started a grad cap decorating business for current graduating students after posting an ad in UCLA's Free and For Sale Facebook page. (Courtesy of Leanna Maaz)

UCLA alumna Leanna Maaz started decorating graduation caps after her friends saw her own personalized grad cap when she graduated last year.  Since then, Maaz has started a grad cap decorating business for current graduating students after posting an ad in UCLA's Free and For Sale Facebook page. (Courtesy of Leanna Maaz)

In its 30th anniversary, JazzReggae Festival, put on by the Cultural Affairs Commission, will take place Monday in its original location, the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. The event was downsized this year due to funding cuts. (Daily Bruin file photo)

JazzReggae Festival returns to its intimate roots for 30th anniversary

Malia Smith and her Uber driver exchanged the usual small talk as the car hurtled east along Sunset Boulevard, away from UCLA. But when her driver mentioned JazzReggae Festival, Smith, a third-year global studies student and the event’s director of marketing, froze at the coincidence. Read more...

Photo: In its 30th anniversary, JazzReggae Festival, put on by the Cultural Affairs Commission, will take place Monday in its original location, the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. The event was downsized this year due to funding cuts. (Daily Bruin file photo)

In its 30th anniversary, JazzReggae Festival, put on by the Cultural Affairs Commission, will take place Monday in its original location, the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. The event was downsized this year due to funding cuts. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Aizehi and the Funkth Dimension is comprised of six prior Spring Sing performers, though they came together this year to perform an original song. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

Spring Sing 2016: Aizehi and the Funkth Dimension

Every member of the collaboration Aizehi and the Funkth Dimension has performed in Spring Sing at least once in previous years, but as a part of a different group. Read more...

Photo: Aizehi and the Funkth Dimension is comprised of six prior Spring Sing performers, though they came together this year to perform an original song. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

Aizehi and the Funkth Dimension is comprised of six prior Spring Sing performers, though they came together this year to perform an original song. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

Actress Ryan Newman accepted her offer of admission to UCLA in March. The Disney Channel and Nickelodeon actress plans to study psychology as a Bruin. (Courtesy of Syfy)

Q&A: Actress Ryan Newman on plan to attend UCLA in fall and continue acting

Actress Ryan Newman will take on the life of a Bruin after 10 years of acting. Newman has appeared in Disney Channel and Nickelodeon shows, including “Hannah Montana,” “Good Luck Charlie” and “Zeke and Luther.” She also starred in films like “Monster House,” and currently has a recurring role as Allison on Nickelodeon’s “The Thundermans.” In March, Newman accepted her offer of admission to UCLA, where she will be studying psychology while simultaneously pursuing her acting career. Read more...

Photo: Actress Ryan Newman accepted her offer of admission to UCLA in March. The Disney Channel and Nickelodeon actress plans to study psychology as a Bruin. (Courtesy of Syfy)

Actress Ryan Newman accepted her offer of admission to UCLA in March. The Disney Channel and Nickelodeon actress plans to study psychology as a Bruin. (Courtesy of Syfy)

Third-year psychology student Patrick Hernandez-Ball has been featured in about 40 different UCLA campus Snapchat stories. He uses Snapchat as a medium to express himself, rapping and spreading comedic messages about college life to students. (Mischa Rajendiran/Daily Bruin)

Creative kidnapping story spurs Snapchat fame

A Snapchat story depicted two students in De Neve Gardenia being kidnapped during finals week of winter quarter. Improvised as a sequence of 10-second Snapchat stories, the fictional narrative of the two students compelled followers of the UCLA campus Snapchat story to drag down the refresh button and find out what would happen next. Read more...

Photo: Third-year psychology student Patrick Hernandez-Ball has been featured in about 40 different UCLA campus Snapchat stories. He uses Snapchat as a medium to express himself, rapping and spreading comedic messages about college life to students. (Mischa Rajendiran/Daily Bruin)

Third-year psychology student Patrick Hernandez-Ball has been featured in about 40 different UCLA campus Snapchat stories. He uses Snapchat as a medium to express himself, rapping and spreading comedic messages about college life to students. (Mischa Rajendiran/Daily Bruin)

Alumnus Robert Freedman's musical "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" will be performed at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles from March 22 to May 1. (Center Theatre Group)

Q&A: Tony-winning alumnus discusses musicals, writing process

Monty Navarro is a young, zealous heir who discovers he is ninth in line to inherit a large fortune. While concurrently manipulating his fiancee and mistress, Navarro is willing to do anything it takes to get himself first in line to the riches. Read more...

Photo: Alumnus Robert Freedman's musical "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" will be performed at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles from March 22 to May 1. (Center Theatre Group)

Alumnus Robert Freedman's musical "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" will be performed at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles from March 22 to May 1. (Center Theatre Group)