Sunday, September 22

Participants in the marathon reading of Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" will cover all 52 sections. The many voices involved should reflect the complexity of the perspectives found in his work, said Amber West, a UCLA Writing Programs lecturer. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Reading of Whitman poem to honor his bicentennial before UCLA centennial kickoff

On a small stage near the top of Janss Steps, a group of students, professors and alumni will recite all 54 pages of Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself.” Participants will celebrate the poet’s 200th birthday alongside UCLA’s centennial anniversary Saturday. Read more...

Photo: Participants in the marathon reading of Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" will cover all 52 sections. The many voices involved should reflect the complexity of the perspectives found in his work, said Amber West, a UCLA Writing Programs lecturer. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Participants in the marathon reading of Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" will cover all 52 sections. The many voices involved should reflect the complexity of the perspectives found in his work, said Amber West, a UCLA Writing Programs lecturer. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Dina Gilio-Whitaker is the author of "As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock." She will be on campus for a book talk Tuesday. (Courtesy of Banana Bugz Photography)

Book talk to focus on environmental conflicts in Native American history

More than 1.5 billion acres of land have been taken from Native Americans, according to a study by Slate Magazine. Amid the virtual normalization of this process, the idea of returning land to indigenous individuals shouldn’t be left off the table, said author and educator Dina Gilio-Whitaker. Read more...

Photo: Dina Gilio-Whitaker is the author of "As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock." She will be on campus for a book talk Tuesday. (Courtesy of Banana Bugz Photography)

Dina Gilio-Whitaker is the author of "As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock." She will be on campus for a book talk Tuesday. (Courtesy of Banana Bugz Photography)

Daniel Leka, a third-year political science student, is an SCA committee member and event chairman for "The Photo Pit," a showcase that aims to highlight UCLA photographers, as well as local music artists. (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

Concert photography exhibit in Kerckhoff will promote up-and-coming local artists

Photographers, unlike their work, can never have too much exposure. “The Photo Pit,” hosted by the Student Committee for the Arts in Kerckhoff Art Gallery and Kerckhoff Grand Salon on Thursday, aims to showcase UCLA students’ concert photography alongside live music by Los Angeles-based performers. Read more...

Photo: Daniel Leka, a third-year political science student, is an SCA committee member and event chairman for "The Photo Pit," a showcase that aims to highlight UCLA photographers, as well as local music artists. (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

Daniel Leka, a third-year political science student, is an SCA committee member and event chairman for "The Photo Pit," a showcase that aims to highlight UCLA photographers, as well as local music artists. (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

Bonnie Ruberg, an assistant professor in the department of informatics at UC Irvine, believes video games can be interpreted through a queer lens, even if they weren't explicitly designed to have queer themes. Ruberg gave a talk May 1 at UCLA. (Courtesy of Han Parker/UCI)

Guest lecturer explores the interpretation of video games through a queer lens

Bonnie Ruberg sees parallels to their queer experiences in video games like “Octodad.” Within the game, players fulfill the role of an octopus pretending to be a human father, which Ruberg said resonated with their own experience as a nonbinary person. Read more...

Photo: Bonnie Ruberg, an assistant professor in the department of informatics at UC Irvine, believes video games can be interpreted through a queer lens, even if they weren't explicitly designed to have queer themes. Ruberg gave a talk May 1 at UCLA. (Courtesy of Han Parker/UCI)

Bonnie Ruberg, an assistant professor in the department of informatics at UC Irvine, believes video games can be interpreted through a queer lens, even if they weren't explicitly designed to have queer themes. Ruberg gave a talk May 1 at UCLA. (Courtesy of Han Parker/UCI)



Third-year art history student Linda Casillas wears neutral makeup on a regular basis, but features bolder, brighter looks on her Instagram account, focusing on the eyes. Casillas is one of the many students who are a part of the growing community of makeup artists at UCLA. Many of these students feature their work on social media, often filming makeup tutorials and drawing inspiration from other beauty influencers. (Esther Li/Daily Bruin)

Students express artistry with original makeup looks on social media platforms

Linda Casillas used to wake up at 4 a.m. every day just to do her makeup in high school. “I would wear a full face – fake eyelashes, contour, colorful eye shadow,” the third-year art history student said. Read more...

Photo: Third-year art history student Linda Casillas wears neutral makeup on a regular basis, but features bolder, brighter looks on her Instagram account, focusing on the eyes. Casillas is one of the many students who are a part of the growing community of makeup artists at UCLA. Many of these students feature their work on social media, often filming makeup tutorials and drawing inspiration from other beauty influencers. (Esther Li/Daily Bruin)

Third-year art history student Linda Casillas wears neutral makeup on a regular basis, but features bolder, brighter looks on her Instagram account, focusing on the eyes. Casillas is one of the many students who are a part of the growing community of makeup artists at UCLA. Many of these students feature their work on social media, often filming makeup tutorials and drawing inspiration from other beauty influencers. (Esther Li/Daily Bruin)


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