Sunday, November 18

UCLA alumnus Konstantinos "Duncan" Palamourdas teaches basic and intermediate No Limit Hold ‘em classes at UCLA Extension. Using an analytical and scientific approach, he shares mathematical concepts to help students improve their poker skills. Palamourdas also has a novel in the works, set to release in 2019, in which he will detail his perspective on gameplay. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alum deals different approach to teaching poker, uses mathematical methods

Konstantinos “Duncan” Palamourdas uses a “John Wooden approach” when teaching poker strategy. Palamourdas, a UCLA alumnus, wanted to share his distinct perspective on the game from an analytical and scientific standpoint, using math concepts to approach poker. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumnus Konstantinos "Duncan" Palamourdas teaches basic and intermediate No Limit Hold ‘em classes at UCLA Extension. Using an analytical and scientific approach, he shares mathematical concepts to help students improve their poker skills. Palamourdas also has a novel in the works, set to release in 2019, in which he will detail his perspective on gameplay. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alumnus Konstantinos "Duncan" Palamourdas teaches basic and intermediate No Limit Hold ‘em classes at UCLA Extension. Using an analytical and scientific approach, he shares mathematical concepts to help students improve their poker skills. Palamourdas also has a novel in the works, set to release in 2019, in which he will detail his perspective on gameplay. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)


Joyce Shang, a fourth-year business economics student, Betsy Samber, a third-year georgraphy and environmental studies student and Jordan Ong, a second-year sociology major, (left to right) are members of Veg Bruins, the club that will host the Vegan Bake-Off in Bruin Plaza. (Courtesy of Joyce Shang)

Bake-off aims to dispel doubt that vegan desserts can be delicious

Baklava, Samoa bars and cream cheese tarts are among the goods that will compete at the Vegan Bake-Off. The bake-off, hosted by UCLA’s Veg Bruins club, is part of a larger Vegan Fair taking place Thursday in Bruin Plaza. Read more...

Photo: Joyce Shang, a fourth-year business economics student, Betsy Samber, a third-year georgraphy and environmental studies student and Jordan Ong, a second-year sociology major, (left to right) are members of Veg Bruins, the club that will host the Vegan Bake-Off in Bruin Plaza. (Courtesy of Joyce Shang)

Joyce Shang, a fourth-year business economics student, Betsy Samber, a third-year georgraphy and environmental studies student and Jordan Ong, a second-year sociology major, (left to right) are members of Veg Bruins, the club that will host the Vegan Bake-Off in Bruin Plaza. (Courtesy of Joyce Shang)


Emma Lehman created Embruindery, an on-campus club for embroidery and other fiber arts, including knitting, quilting and sewing. Lehman, a first-year English student, also creates personal embroidery patches. She takes requests from friends and family, and designs patches of her own, using them to decorate jackets, shorts and pants. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

‘Embruindery’ club aims to revitalize fiber arts among students

Embroidery is often associated with grandmothers and vintage handkerchiefs, but Emma Lehman said she hopes to revive the art form with a modern twist. Lehman, a first-year English student, created Embruindery, an embroidery club on campus, that she hopes will act as a ‘catch-all’ club for fiber arts, including embroidery, sewing, knitting and quilting. Read more...

Photo: Emma Lehman created Embruindery, an on-campus club for embroidery and other fiber arts, including knitting, quilting and sewing. Lehman, a first-year English student, also creates personal embroidery patches. She takes requests from friends and family, and designs patches of her own, using them to decorate jackets, shorts and pants. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Emma Lehman created Embruindery, an on-campus club for embroidery and other fiber arts, including knitting, quilting and sewing. Lehman, a first-year English student, also creates personal embroidery patches. She takes requests from friends and family, and designs patches of her own, using them to decorate jackets, shorts and pants. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

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Second Take: Kanye cannot back away from his political havoc with one tweet

I’m going to let you finish, Kanye, but Taylor Swift had one of the best political social media posts of all time. In contrast to Swift, who entered the political ring with a highly political Instagram post in early October, Kanye West announced Tuesday that he’d be distancing himself from politics to focus on his creative efforts. Read more...

Photo: (Creative Commons photo courtesy of rodrigoferrari/Wikimedia Commons)

(Creative Commons photo courtesy of rodrigoferrari/Wikimedia Commons)

Alumna Kristina Wong plans to run for public office. She will deliver her campaign speech Saturday in Chinatown Central Plaza, and her campaign props will be on display as part of one of the solo exhibitions in the Art Salon Chinatown program until December. (Photo courtesy of Tom Fowler)

Alum’s use of comedy in campaign aims to call attention to political performance

This post was updated Nov. 3 at 8:21 p.m. Kristina Wong is performing debates against dogs to prepare to run for public office. In anticipation, the alumna said she aims to transform Realm, a store that sells Asian art and goods in Chinatown Central Plaza, into her campaign headquarters, and where she will deliver her campaign speech Saturday. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Kristina Wong plans to run for public office. She will deliver her campaign speech Saturday in Chinatown Central Plaza, and her campaign props will be on display as part of one of the solo exhibitions in the Art Salon Chinatown program until December. (Photo courtesy of Tom Fowler)

Alumna Kristina Wong plans to run for public office. She will deliver her campaign speech Saturday in Chinatown Central Plaza, and her campaign props will be on display as part of one of the solo exhibitions in the Art Salon Chinatown program until December. (Photo courtesy of Tom Fowler)