Alumna celebrates new beginning, personal growth with debut EP

UCLA alumna Alex Ritchie will release her debut EP “Heart Weight” on Tuesday. Written, produced and recorded by Ritchie, the EP was inspired by the hardships she experienced such as heartbreak and getting conned out of $13,000 by a former work partner. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alumna Alex Ritchie will release her debut EP “Heart Weight” on Tuesday. Written, produced and recorded by Ritchie, the EP was inspired by the hardships she experienced such as heartbreak and getting conned out of $13,000 by a former work partner. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin)

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First, Alex Ritchie’s mother lost her job. Then Ritchie and her family lost their house and health insurance. At the same time, she experienced her first heartbreak.


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Taste Test: Boba

Daily Bruin Video went to five boba spots around Westwood and asked for their most popular drink. Managing Editor Jeong Park and Blogging Editor Arthur Wang sample each drink blindfolded and choose their favorites. Read more...

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Movie Review: ‘Ted 2′

The fact that “Ted 2″ isn’t outright terrible speaks wealths about director and animated television magnate Seth MacFarlane. But the film is really more the cinematic equivalent of a sigh – one has to sigh a bit, after all, when purchasing a ticket to a film where Mark Wahlberg is coated in semen by surprise. Read more...

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Summer 2015 Movie Preview

Every year, the summer movie season offers a host of big-budget, popcorn-popping blockbuster movies. Last week, “Jurassic World” smashed box office records by becoming the first film to take in $1 billion in just 13 days. Read more...

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Summer 2015 Music Preview

The start of summer is usually a signal for new albums to be released just in time for music festivals. Highly anticipated releases such as Frank Ocean’s long-awaited “Boys Don’t Cry” are set to drop in the sunny interlude between spring quarter finals and zero week of fall quarter, a time when many students take a break from studying to jam out. Read more...

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After graduating from UCLA 31 years ago, Joannie Burstein worked as a talent agent for 10 years. She then founded The Burstein Company, a management firm where she works with entertainment professionals, including “Grey’s Anatomy” star Patrick Dempsey. (Maryrose Kulick/Daily Bruin senior staff)
After graduating from UCLA 31 years ago, Joannie Burstein worked as a talent agent for 10 years. She then founded The Burstein Company, a management firm where she works with entertainment professionals, including “Grey’s Anatomy” star Patrick Dempsey. (Maryrose Kulick/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA alumnus Daniel Ordonez founded Thanks Mom, a business that creates greeting cards with messages of appreciation for mothers. Thanks Mom sent cards to single mothers Sunday in honor of Father’s Day. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin senior staff)
UCLA alumnus Daniel Ordonez founded Thanks Mom, a business that creates greeting cards with messages of appreciation for mothers. Thanks Mom sent cards to single mothers Sunday in honor of Father’s Day. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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