Tuesday, January 23

Alumna Blair Socci got her start in comedy by performing five-minute stand-up comedy sets in New York City about red meat and her tomboy childhood. She also runs her own podcast titled "How To Be A Beefy Woman," which airs every Thursday. (Courtesy of Phil Provencio)

Alumna explores new forms of comedy after stand-up success in New York

Blair Socci’s comedy career began in the shower of her New York City apartment. Blair Socci, a UCLA alumna and former Daily Bruin staffer, said she became interested in stand-up comedy when her ex-boyfriend brought her to his show. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Blair Socci got her start in comedy by performing five-minute stand-up comedy sets in New York City about red meat and her tomboy childhood. She also runs her own podcast titled "How To Be A Beefy Woman," which airs every Thursday. (Courtesy of Phil Provencio)

Alumna Blair Socci got her start in comedy by performing five-minute stand-up comedy sets in New York City about red meat and her tomboy childhood. She also runs her own podcast titled "How To Be A Beefy Woman," which airs every Thursday. (Courtesy of Phil Provencio)

Ministry of Coffee opened last week on Glendon Avenue in between Trader Joe's and Jersey Mike's. The chic, minimalist atmosphere makes it a great study spot for students looking for a place to catch up on school work.  (Jacob Preal/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Restaurant review: Ministry of Coffee

Students can cram for exams in style at a new Australian coffee shop on Glendon Avenue. Nestled in between Trader Joe’s and Jersey Mike’s, Ministry of Coffee offers artisanal drinks and satisfying foods to the UCLA community. Read more...

Photo: Ministry of Coffee opened last week on Glendon Avenue in between Trader Joe's and Jersey Mike's. The chic, minimalist atmosphere makes it a great study spot for students looking for a place to catch up on school work. (Jacob Preal/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Ministry of Coffee opened last week on Glendon Avenue in between Trader Joe's and Jersey Mike's. The chic, minimalist atmosphere makes it a great study spot for students looking for a place to catch up on school work.  (Jacob Preal/Daily Bruin senior staff)

"Enchanted: Forest of Light," a holiday-oriented light show experience is running at Descanso Gardens from Nov. 19 to Jan. 7. The gift store by the entrance sets a holiday mood for the hordes of guests trickling into the garden with shop workers dressed in light-up festive garb and a little nursery filled with hanging lights and light-up reindeer in the backdrop. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

Review: Holiday light show transforms Descanso Gardens this season

The mystical garden exhibits and entrancing laser shows of “Enchanted: Forest of Light” carve out a new holiday-experience niche for itself. Without relying on kitschy plastic Santas or red-and-green lights, the event transforms a humble botanical garden into a spectacular holiday-oriented light show experience, open from Nov. Read more...

Photo: "Enchanted: Forest of Light," a holiday-oriented light show experience is running at Descanso Gardens from Nov. 19 to Jan. 7. The gift store by the entrance sets a holiday mood for the hordes of guests trickling into the garden with shop workers dressed in light-up festive garb and a little nursery filled with hanging lights and light-up reindeer in the backdrop. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

"Enchanted: Forest of Light," a holiday-oriented light show experience is running at Descanso Gardens from Nov. 19 to Jan. 7. The gift store by the entrance sets a holiday mood for the hordes of guests trickling into the garden with shop workers dressed in light-up festive garb and a little nursery filled with hanging lights and light-up reindeer in the backdrop. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

The Peaks and Professors program, coordinated by second-year neuroscience student Dana Tran, works to foster more nuanced relationships between students and professors by setting up hiking trips for them to embark on together. (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

Students and professors hike up connections, bond at new heights

Peaks and Professors takes office hours outside of the office. Nine students and UCLA Department of Mathematics lecturer William Conley navigated a trail to Eagle Rock in Topanga State Park during Peaks and Professors’ first outdoors trip Saturday. Read more...

Photo: The Peaks and Professors program, coordinated by second-year neuroscience student Dana Tran, works to foster more nuanced relationships between students and professors by setting up hiking trips for them to embark on together. (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

The Peaks and Professors program, coordinated by second-year neuroscience student Dana Tran, works to foster more nuanced relationships between students and professors by setting up hiking trips for them to embark on together. (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

Kaylin Riebli, a second-year theater student, kept a creepy doll from the set of one of the past productions she designed costumes for. She said she tries to incorporate psychology into the makeup and costumes of the characters. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Theater student crafts symbolism into stage costume design

Kaylin Riebli discovered her love for costume design while crafting her first grade Halloween witch ensemble. When she was a child, the second-year theater student bought Halloween costumes with her mother and customized them until they became her own creations, changing the color of the buckles on a leprechaun outfit or the texture of a witch’s broom. Read more...

Photo: Kaylin Riebli, a second-year theater student, kept a creepy doll from the set of one of the past productions she designed costumes for. She said she tries to incorporate psychology into the makeup and costumes of the characters. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Kaylin Riebli, a second-year theater student, kept a creepy doll from the set of one of the past productions she designed costumes for. She said she tries to incorporate psychology into the makeup and costumes of the characters. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Attendees of the fifth UCLA Game Art Festival played video games, board games and other interactive installations. The festival featured more than 50 exhibits created by select artists from UCLA and around the world. (Nick Kardan/Daily Bruin)

UCLA’s fifth Game Art Festival exhibits gaming as art form

The operatic Latin lyrics from the “Super Smash Bros.” sound track concluded festivities at the Hammer Museum on Tuesday night. The museum hosted the fifth UCLA Game Art Festival in its first- and second-floor courtyards where the sounds of attendees playing games rang out for three hours. Read more...

Photo: Attendees of the fifth UCLA Game Art Festival played video games, board games and other interactive installations. The festival featured more than 50 exhibits created by select artists from UCLA and around the world. (Nick Kardan/Daily Bruin)

Attendees of the fifth UCLA Game Art Festival played video games, board games and other interactive installations. The festival featured more than 50 exhibits created by select artists from UCLA and around the world. (Nick Kardan/Daily Bruin)

Second-year biochemistry student Ellee Vikram tries to spend one hour a day on her study Tumblr, or "studyblr," where she answers school-related questions from her followers and posts photos of her notes, including a color-coded periodic table. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

Biochemistry student uses Tumblr to share advice, UCLA experiences

Social media is usually a distraction, but Ellee Vikram has turned it into a study tool for students. The second-year biochemistry student addresses school-related questions through a study Tumblr, or “studyblr,” which she created her senior year of high school. Read more...

Photo: Second-year biochemistry student Ellee Vikram tries to spend one hour a day on her study Tumblr, or "studyblr," where she answers school-related questions from her followers and posts photos of her notes, including a color-coded periodic table. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

Second-year biochemistry student Ellee Vikram tries to spend one hour a day on her study Tumblr, or "studyblr," where she answers school-related questions from her followers and posts photos of her notes, including a color-coded periodic table. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)


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