Friday, April 28

The members of FOXTRAX didn't feel like a true band until they spent six weeks writing music together in a cabin in the woods of Murphy, North Carolina. The band is now located in Los Angeles and draws musical influence from a variety of genres and artists to create their indie rock music. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

On the Rise: FOXTRAX

The members of an indie rock band composed their first songs together while cooped up deep in the snow-covered woods of North Carolina. “We were like, ‘Let’s copy our heroes and go to the woods,’” said Ben Schneid, the band’s lead singer, guitarist and keyboardist. Read more...

Photo: The members of FOXTRAX didn't feel like a true band until they spent six weeks writing music together in a cabin in the woods of Murphy, North Carolina. The band is now located in Los Angeles and draws musical influence from a variety of genres and artists to create their indie rock music. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

The members of FOXTRAX didn't feel like a true band until they spent six weeks writing music together in a cabin in the woods of Murphy, North Carolina. The band is now located in Los Angeles and draws musical influence from a variety of genres and artists to create their indie rock music. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

Cory Wong takes pictures along with UCLA's photography club, though he has not attended UCLA. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

Photography brings together diverse array of UCLA students and faculty

Billy Costello was that one friend in high school who documented everything. From capturing the nightly activities in his group of friends to shooting sand volleyball games in the park, the second-year English student came to college with a Dropbox account full of memories he had made with an iPhone 4. Read more...

Photo: Cory Wong takes pictures along with UCLA's photography club, though he has not attended UCLA. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

Cory Wong takes pictures along with UCLA's photography club, though he has not attended UCLA. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

First-year music student Will Stevens discovered his passion for the oboe in seventh grade. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

Student oboist finds friendship and niche in UCLA Philharmonia

It was love at first sound when 12-year-old Will Stevens witnessed a live performance of an oboe solo at a Southern California honors band event. Just a day after witnessing the oboe solo, Stevens’ teacher coincidentally opened a position in the middle school band for an oboe player. Read more...

Photo: First-year music student Will Stevens discovered his passion for the oboe in seventh grade. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

First-year music student Will Stevens discovered his passion for the oboe in seventh grade. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alumna Marta Savina directed a film based on the true story of Franca Viola, an Italian woman who refused to marry her rapist.  She learned about Viola's story in a bookstore in Florence, Italy. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

UCLA alumna premieres film shining light on story of Franca Viola

Marta Savina was browsing through a bookstore in Florence, Italy, when she came across the story of Franca Viola. The UCLA directing alumna picked up a book about women who changed history – a subject that already interested her – and randomly opened it to the story of Viola, a Sicilian woman who was the first Italian woman to refuse what was called a “reparatory marriage” to her rapist, even though such marriages often took place in 20th-century Italy. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumna Marta Savina directed a film based on the true story of Franca Viola, an Italian woman who refused to marry her rapist. She learned about Viola's story in a bookstore in Florence, Italy. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

UCLA alumna Marta Savina directed a film based on the true story of Franca Viola, an Italian woman who refused to marry her rapist.  She learned about Viola's story in a bookstore in Florence, Italy. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)