Tuesday, January 23

Alissa Evans, a second-year cognitive science student, tried painting as a way to reduce stress. She painted a mountain landscape at night and a sunset on canvas and canvas paper respectively. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Stress Less: Painting can help students brush up on how to relax from school life

Alissa Evans’ experience with stress stems primarily from her inability to definitively choose a major, a recently received D that taints her otherwise mediocre GPA and her complete and utter confusion regarding the abstract concept commonly referred to as her “future.” In the midst of a mid-college crisis, the Daily Bruin columnist decided to try a different stress-relieving activity every other week of winter quarter and chronicled her quest for mental homeostasis in Stress Less. Read more...

Photo: Alissa Evans, a second-year cognitive science student, tried painting as a way to reduce stress. She painted a mountain landscape at night and a sunset on canvas and canvas paper respectively. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Alissa Evans, a second-year cognitive science student, tried painting as a way to reduce stress. She painted a mountain landscape at night and a sunset on canvas and canvas paper respectively. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)


(Courtesy of Jay Maidment)

Movie review: ‘The Commuter’

“The Commuter” feels like a familiar face you would see every day on a bus ride home. Starring Liam Neeson, the film marks the actor’s fourth collaboration with director Jaume Collet-Serra, and echoes their last transit-based thriller, “Non-Stop.” In both films, Neeson’s character receives instructions via his cell phone that threaten the safety of other passengers in a race against time. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Jay Maidment)

(Courtesy of Jay Maidment)




(Courtesy of Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm)

Movie review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Not so long ago in a galaxy not so far away, J.J. Abrams reawakened the Star Wars franchise with a rehash of “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.” Thankfully, Rian Johnson’s new Star Wars film learned how to balance nostalgia for the original hexalogy with new plot lines in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is Johnson’s first foray into the Star Wars universe and the eighth film in the series, not counting “A Star Wars Story: Rogue One.” It distinguishes itself from the other entries in the Star Wars canon with its original story and powerful scenes. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm)

(Courtesy of Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm)


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