Tuesday, August 21

Rising fourth-year financial actuarial mathematics student Leslie Young works as a tattoo artist at Evermore Tattoo Company. Young’s original tattoo designs, which she showcases on her Instagram page, reflect her Taiwanese-American upbringing. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)
Rising fourth-year financial actuarial mathematics student Leslie Young works as a tattoo artist at Evermore Tattoo Company. Young’s original tattoo designs, which she showcases on her Instagram page, reflect her Taiwanese-American upbringing. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Alumna Gretchen McNeil's upcoming novel "#MurderTrending" takes place in a future where government-sanctioned executions are livestreamed via an app. Meant to serve as a commentary on the impact of social media, McNeil said the books reveals how the internet can magnify society's worst impulses. The young adult novel will be released Tuesday. 
(Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Alumna weaves together comedy, gore in new tale of mob mentality in social media

A double doorbell notification from an app, humorously referencing “The Postman Always Rings Twice,” signals gruesome death in Gretchen McNeil’s new book “#MurderTrending.” Huddled at her desk for nine weeks, the UCLA alumna said she produced a seemingly simple narrative following a teenager wrongly convicted of murder, layering it with broader commentary about the omnipresence of social media. Read more...

Alumna Gretchen McNeil's upcoming novel "#MurderTrending" takes place in a future where government-sanctioned executions are livestreamed via an app. Meant to serve as a commentary on the impact of social media, McNeil said the books reveals how the internet can magnify society's worst impulses. The young adult novel will be released Tuesday. 
(Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA professor Magali Delmas' new book discusses how companies can incorporate green, or ecologically friendly, products that encourage consumers to decrease their environmental footprint. (Courtesy of Lenny Washington)

UCLA staff’s book explores intersection of sustainability, marketing

Nike’s “Considered,” a line of shoes made of cannabis, was released in 2005. Though the company expected the eco-friendly hemp design to attract environmentally conscious consumers, critics panned the earthy look of the shoes and called them “air hobbits.” “Considered” is one of many unsuccessful corporate attempts to market environmental sustainability that Magali Delmas mentions in her book, “The Green Bundle: Pairing the Market with the Planet,” which releases Tuesday. Read more...

UCLA professor Magali Delmas' new book discusses how companies can incorporate green, or ecologically friendly, products that encourage consumers to decrease their environmental footprint. (Courtesy of Lenny Washington)

(Nicole Anisgard Parra/Daily Bruin)
(Nicole Anisgard Parra/Daily Bruin)

Rising third-year Carisse (CJ) Zepeda, a design media arts student, spent only two days designing a bikini for rising third-year Lily Chaeyoun Kim to wear in the Miss Korea USA pageant. 
(Courtesy of Danny Lee)
Rising third-year Carisse (CJ) Zepeda, a design media arts student, spent only two days designing a bikini for rising third-year Lily Chaeyoun Kim to wear in the Miss Korea USA pageant. 
(Courtesy of Danny Lee)

Rising second-year applied mathematics student Gabrielle Lorenzi created an Instagram account dedicated to vegan food recipes when she was in high school. Now her page, which also includes posts about fitness and personal life, has over 4,000 followers. (Courtesy of Dena Lorenzi)

Student’s vegan Instagram account serves up colorful posts of original recipes

Gabrielle Lorenzi pours a thick, homemade smoothie into a bowl almost every morning before adorning the beverage with a variety of colorful fruits. Before indulging in her creation, though, she snaps a picture to post on her “foodstagram.” Lorenzi created her Instagram account @yesletseat her junior year of high school as a way to share original vegan recipes and meals with friends and family. Read more...

Rising second-year applied mathematics student Gabrielle Lorenzi created an Instagram account dedicated to vegan food recipes when she was in high school. Now her page, which also includes posts about fitness and personal life, has over 4,000 followers. (Courtesy of Dena Lorenzi)

Jumo Yang, a third-year design media arts student, is helping create a video game using photogrammetry, a technique that consists of creating physical objects and scanning them into a 3D format on a computer. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)
Jumo Yang, a third-year design media arts student, is helping create a video game using photogrammetry, a technique that consists of creating physical objects and scanning them into a 3D format on a computer. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)


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