Thursday, February 21


"Saturday Night Live" actress Julia Sweeney's "Older and Wider" is running at the Geffen Playhouse from Tuesday to Feb. 17. The show presents topics like feminism, religion and cancer with a humorous spin, Sweeney said. (Courtesy of Timothy M. Schmidt)

‘SNL’ alum returns from 10-year career hiatus with own show, “Older and Wider”

Julia Sweeney took a break from Hollywood to raise her daughter in the Chicago suburbs. Years later, the actress and comedian returned to Los Angeles with several stories to tell, ready to launch back into show business. Read more...

Photo: "Saturday Night Live" actress Julia Sweeney's "Older and Wider" is running at the Geffen Playhouse from Tuesday to Feb. 17. The show presents topics like feminism, religion and cancer with a humorous spin, Sweeney said. (Courtesy of Timothy M. Schmidt)

"Saturday Night Live" actress Julia Sweeney's "Older and Wider" is running at the Geffen Playhouse from Tuesday to Feb. 17. The show presents topics like feminism, religion and cancer with a humorous spin, Sweeney said. (Courtesy of Timothy M. Schmidt)

"The Turner House" author Angela Flournoy was recently named author-in-residence for winter 2019 at UCLA. She currently teaches a creative writing class, in which she encourages students to use their personal experiences as inspiration for their works. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Author Angela Flournoy inspires students to draw on everyday experiences in workshop

Angela Flournoy said writing her first novel was like opening doors – if she didn’t find what she was looking for behind the first door, she would turn around and try another. Read more...

Photo: "The Turner House" author Angela Flournoy was recently named author-in-residence for winter 2019 at UCLA. She currently teaches a creative writing class, in which she encourages students to use their personal experiences as inspiration for their works. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

"The Turner House" author Angela Flournoy was recently named author-in-residence for winter 2019 at UCLA. She currently teaches a creative writing class, in which she encourages students to use their personal experiences as inspiration for their works. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Alice Kao, a UCLA alumna, will return to campus Tuesday for a Fireside Chat in Carnesale Commons hosted by Startup UCLA. Kao will discuss how she co-founded Sender One climbing, an indoor rock climbing gym. Kao said during the talk, she hopes she can help students understand how to utilize resources at UCLA to discover their passions – similar to how she found her passion in climbing and used the activity to build her own skills. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Alumna learns to land on her feet in life’s adventure through rock climbing

The most important lesson Alice Kao learned from rock climbing was how to fall down, she said. Kao, a UCLA alumna, founded Sender One Climbing in 2012 with co-founders Wes Chu and Wes Shih based on shared principles of self-discovery and a goal of connecting with others through climbing. Read more...

Photo: Alice Kao, a UCLA alumna, will return to campus Tuesday for a Fireside Chat in Carnesale Commons hosted by Startup UCLA. Kao will discuss how she co-founded Sender One climbing, an indoor rock climbing gym. Kao said during the talk, she hopes she can help students understand how to utilize resources at UCLA to discover their passions – similar to how she found her passion in climbing and used the activity to build her own skills. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Alice Kao, a UCLA alumna, will return to campus Tuesday for a Fireside Chat in Carnesale Commons hosted by Startup UCLA. Kao will discuss how she co-founded Sender One climbing, an indoor rock climbing gym. Kao said during the talk, she hopes she can help students understand how to utilize resources at UCLA to discover their passions – similar to how she found her passion in climbing and used the activity to build her own skills. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Unfollowing Beauty Standards is the final event of I Love My Body Week, organized by Undergraduate Students Association Council Student Wellness Commission Body Image Task Force. The exhibition will be on display in Kerckhoff Art Gallery and will focus on beauty standards that differ from Eurocentric viewpoints. The exhibit will be divided into continental regions, including North Africa and South Asia. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Interactive exhibit showcases beauty standards from around the world

A room in Kerckhoff Hall will transport visitors around the world with the help of a special passport – one that earns stamps for body positivity, rather than the number of countries visited. Read more...

Photo: Unfollowing Beauty Standards is the final event of I Love My Body Week, organized by Undergraduate Students Association Council Student Wellness Commission Body Image Task Force. The exhibition will be on display in Kerckhoff Art Gallery and will focus on beauty standards that differ from Eurocentric viewpoints. The exhibit will be divided into continental regions, including North Africa and South Asia. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Unfollowing Beauty Standards is the final event of I Love My Body Week, organized by Undergraduate Students Association Council Student Wellness Commission Body Image Task Force. The exhibition will be on display in Kerckhoff Art Gallery and will focus on beauty standards that differ from Eurocentric viewpoints. The exhibit will be divided into continental regions, including North Africa and South Asia. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Henry Lien, a UCLA Extension instructor, wrote "Peasprout Chen: Battle of Champions" as the second installment of his book series "Peasprout Chen." The novel was published Jan. 22. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)

Instructor continues fiction series focusing on Asian culture, women’s power

Kung fu and figure skating merge to promote girl power and Asian representation in a recent novel. The pairing of the two sports comes to life in UCLA Extension instructor Henry Lien’s “Peasprout Chen” book series, where it is a martial art referred to as wu liu. Read more...

Photo: Henry Lien, a UCLA Extension instructor, wrote "Peasprout Chen: Battle of Champions" as the second installment of his book series "Peasprout Chen." The novel was published Jan. 22. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)

Henry Lien, a UCLA Extension instructor, wrote "Peasprout Chen: Battle of Champions" as the second installment of his book series "Peasprout Chen." The novel was published Jan. 22. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)

Hilary Bricken is a Los Angeles-based attorney who specializes in cannabis law. She is a partnered attorney at the Harris Bricken law firm, which created Canna Law Blog. Daily Bruin columnist John Tudhope spoke to Bricken for this week's installment of "Budding Los Angeles." (Eli Countryman/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Budding Los Angeles: Growing industry attracts young attorneys to cannabis law

Thirty years ago, buying cannabis was difficult, expensive and illegal. Buying cannabis in 2019 is somewhere between picking up a prescription from a pharmacy and buying beer from a liquor store. Read more...

Photo: Hilary Bricken is a Los Angeles-based attorney who specializes in cannabis law. She is a partnered attorney at the Harris Bricken law firm, which created Canna Law Blog. Daily Bruin columnist John Tudhope spoke to Bricken for this week's installment of "Budding Los Angeles." (Eli Countryman/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Hilary Bricken is a Los Angeles-based attorney who specializes in cannabis law. She is a partnered attorney at the Harris Bricken law firm, which created Canna Law Blog. Daily Bruin columnist John Tudhope spoke to Bricken for this week's installment of "Budding Los Angeles." (Eli Countryman/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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