Alumnus brews up flavors infused with heritage, diversity

Alumnus Stephen Kooshian brewed his first batch of craft beer in his apartment while he as a UCLA student in 2008. He turned his love of beer into a business and launched Pacific Plate Brewing Company in 2011. (Courtesy of Stephen Kooshian)

Alumnus Stephen Kooshian brewed his first batch of craft beer in his apartment while he as a UCLA student in 2008. He turned his love of beer into a business and launched Pacific Plate Brewing Company in 2011. (Courtesy of Stephen Kooshian)

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Stephen Kooshian brought the cool glass of beer to his lips while sitting in the noisy Manhattan Beach bar. The Sierra Nevada Pale Ale washed over his tastebuds, and Kooshian was shocked beer could taste so fresh.


The Escape Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard gives teams of players one hour to complete a series of puzzles and navigate their way through themed mazes. (Escape Hotel)
The Escape Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard gives teams of players one hour to complete a series of puzzles and navigate their way through themed mazes. (Escape Hotel)

UCLA Art | Sci Collective members, including Mick Lorusso, organized exhibits this summer demonstrating the importance of water sustainability in Los Angeles. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin)
UCLA Art | Sci Collective members, including Mick Lorusso, organized exhibits this summer demonstrating the importance of water sustainability in Los Angeles. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Jasmine Eusebio was a production manager at HOOLIGAN Theatre Company before interning at Nickelodeon Studios. Now she is a production assistant at DreamWorks Animation. (Kira VandenBrande/Daily Bruin)
Alumna Jasmine Eusebio was a production manager at HOOLIGAN Theatre Company before interning at Nickelodeon Studios. Now she is a production assistant at DreamWorks Animation. (Kira VandenBrande/Daily Bruin)

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Director of the Taiwan Academy in Westwood Village Bill Su-pao Chang, and alumnus and gallery assistant Stephen Ou display work by contemporary Taiwanese artists including Isa Ho and Hao Ni. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)
Director of the Taiwan Academy in Westwood Village Bill Su-pao Chang, and alumnus and gallery assistant Stephen Ou display work by contemporary Taiwanese artists including Isa Ho and Hao Ni. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Some audiences claim Disney's depiction of the character Maui (Dwayne Johnson) in the upcoming film "Moana" perpetuates stereotypes of Polynesian men as overweight. (Courtesy of Youtube)
Some audiences claim Disney's depiction of the character Maui (Dwayne Johnson) in the upcoming film "Moana" perpetuates stereotypes of Polynesian men as overweight. (Courtesy of Youtube)


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