Tuesday, June 27


Karen Fields, a fourth-year psychobiology student, cosplays as "Love Live!" character Honoka Kousaka in her outfit from a "Love Live!" movie. Being in costume and embodying another character through cosplay helped Fields find confidence. (Angelina Ruiz/Daily Bruin)

Students find confidence, fight negative body image through cosplay

Gunilla Leuterio cosplays at conventions, festivals and Trader Joe’s. The fourth-year microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics student enjoys getting together with friends and randomly heading to the supermarket in costumes from different anime or manga series. Read more...

Photo: Karen Fields, a fourth-year psychobiology student, cosplays as "Love Live!" character Honoka Kousaka in her outfit from a "Love Live!" movie. Being in costume and embodying another character through cosplay helped Fields find confidence. (Angelina Ruiz/Daily Bruin)

Karen Fields, a fourth-year psychobiology student, cosplays as "Love Live!" character Honoka Kousaka in her outfit from a "Love Live!" movie. Being in costume and embodying another character through cosplay helped Fields find confidence. (Angelina Ruiz/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics student David Miller has been playing the guitar with vocalist Eva B. Ross ever since the two met at their first jam session together in De Neve Plaza. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

Student guitarist, Spring Sing winner aims to continue music outside UCLA

David Miller launched his musical career at UCLA in De Neve Plaza with a white electric guitar. Miller was holding a jam session in De Neve Plaza during week zero of his first year when Eva Barrosse randomly stopped and started to sing along. Read more...

Photo: Fourth-year microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics student David Miller has been playing the guitar with vocalist Eva B. Ross ever since the two met at their first jam session together in De Neve Plaza. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics student David Miller has been playing the guitar with vocalist Eva B. Ross ever since the two met at their first jam session together in De Neve Plaza. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

First-year art student Frances Tyska will be attending The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in the fall. Her series "Heavy Elephants" features images of young progressives – including one of her coated in red paint – in a response to the election of President Donald Trump. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

Student uses photography to shed light on religious, political issues

Frances “Frankie” Tyska started out snapping photos of family and friends. Now her images tackle topics of religion and politics. The first-year art student has four cameras, which she uses to capture images that reflect political events and spark conversation among viewers. Read more...

Photo: First-year art student Frances Tyska will be attending The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in the fall. Her series "Heavy Elephants" features images of young progressives – including one of her coated in red paint – in a response to the election of President Donald Trump. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

First-year art student Frances Tyska will be attending The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in the fall. Her series "Heavy Elephants" features images of young progressives – including one of her coated in red paint – in a response to the election of President Donald Trump. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

Cindy Thai poses in front of the first dorm she ever stayed in at UCLA. She documented the process of moving into the Rieber Vista dorm in a vlog which has since garnered more than 600,000 views on YouTube. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

Student creates YouTube videos on life at UCLA, inspires others to vlog

Cindy Thai documented the entirety of her Rieber Vista dorm room during her move-in day vlog, which has since amassed over 600,000 views on YouTube. “In the video I am shrieking with happiness half the time,” Thai said. Read more...

Photo: Cindy Thai poses in front of the first dorm she ever stayed in at UCLA. She documented the process of moving into the Rieber Vista dorm in a vlog which has since garnered more than 600,000 views on YouTube. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

Cindy Thai poses in front of the first dorm she ever stayed in at UCLA. She documented the process of moving into the Rieber Vista dorm in a vlog which has since garnered more than 600,000 views on YouTube. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

"Prom: Festival of Animation" is a showcase of original short films made by UCLA students, both within and outside of the animation program. The event will take place Saturday and feature around 40 student-made films. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin staff)

TFT film festival to celebrate students’ animation work

UCLA’s animation festival was a first-time prom experience for some students featured in the event. “Prom: Festival of Animation” is a featured event of UCLA’s TFT Film Festival that will showcase student-created animated films Saturday. Read more...

Photo: "Prom: Festival of Animation" is a showcase of original short films made by UCLA students, both within and outside of the animation program. The event will take place Saturday and feature around 40 student-made films. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin staff)

"Prom: Festival of Animation" is a showcase of original short films made by UCLA students, both within and outside of the animation program. The event will take place Saturday and feature around 40 student-made films. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin staff)

Ceara Cavalieri's covers of "Crazy in Love" and "Hotline Bling" earned her online popularity.
 However, the singer is working on branching out from covers and is beginning to write her own songs. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Tea Tunes: Ceara Cavalieri makes pop songs her own with soothing covers

Music inspires the soul and allows listeners to feel joyful and free, and behind every piece of inspirational music lies a songwriter and a story. Throughout spring quarter, columnist Kaitlyn Peterson will sit down over tea with UCLA singer-songwriters to explore their musical goals, personal inspirations and what makes their songs so special. Read more...

Photo: Ceara Cavalieri's covers of "Crazy in Love" and "Hotline Bling" earned her online popularity. However, the singer is working on branching out from covers and is beginning to write her own songs. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Ceara Cavalieri's covers of "Crazy in Love" and "Hotline Bling" earned her online popularity.
 However, the singer is working on branching out from covers and is beginning to write her own songs. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)