Saturday, September 22

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)

DESMA student wins Miss Korea USA pageant rocking design from fellow Bruin

Lily Chaeyoun Kim never considered participating in a pageant until she was approached by a Korean designer at a hair salon in October. The designer happened to be sitting next to Kim at the salon and asked her to model for her in Los Angeles Fashion Week. Read more...

Photo: 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...

Photo: 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)

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)

Student-created video game to raise questions about relationship between art, AI

Players of an upcoming video game can encounter a humanoid robot in a virtual art factory. Currently untitled, the game is a collaboration between Jingjie Chen and Jumo Yang, fourth-year and third-year design media arts students, respectively. Read more...

Photo: 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)

Fourth-year art student Luke Jaffar manages his own streetwear clothing line, which he said aims to critique capitalism in American society. (Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Art student aims to use clothing line to comment on capitalism in America

Luke Jaffar decided to question capitalism by making a profit. At 22, the fourth-year art student manages his own streetwear clothing line that focuses on the concept of money and its role in American capitalist society. Read more...

Photo: Fourth-year art student Luke Jaffar manages his own streetwear clothing line, which he said aims to critique capitalism in American society. (Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Fourth-year art student Luke Jaffar manages his own streetwear clothing line, which he said aims to critique capitalism in American society. (Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Taj Shaikh takes photos of graduating UCLA students, experimenting with both traditional graduation photography, such as simple-posed smiling portraits, and more eccentric, edgy photos of her clients. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Photographer showcases graduates’ personalities to make shoots memorable

Taj Shaikh’s photography portfolio features graduating students playing with fidget spinners, shotgunning beers and posing nude. Shaikh began taking photos at UC Santa Barbara before moving to Los Angeles and snapping shots of her graduating UCLA friends. Read more...

Photo: Taj Shaikh takes photos of graduating UCLA students, experimenting with both traditional graduation photography, such as simple-posed smiling portraits, and more eccentric, edgy photos of her clients. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Taj Shaikh takes photos of graduating UCLA students, experimenting with both traditional graduation photography, such as simple-posed smiling portraits, and more eccentric, edgy photos of her clients. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

The Collaborative Game Development Club at UCLA groups students together based on common interests as they work toward creating a video game by the end of the school year. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

Club provides platform where students can create video games together

Behind every “press any button to start” is a team that started with nothing and ended with a video game. Students work together to design, write and program their own video games in the Collaborative Game Development Club at UCLA. Read more...

Photo: The Collaborative Game Development Club at UCLA groups students together based on common interests as they work toward creating a video game by the end of the school year. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

The Collaborative Game Development Club at UCLA groups students together based on common interests as they work toward creating a video game by the end of the school year. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)