Friday, July 21

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Album review: “Melodrama”

It’s been nearly four years since Lorde came out with a full-length album, but she’s back at it, better than ever. The New Zealand artist released her second album “Melodrama,” on Friday, departing from the dark and minimalist characteristics of her first album, “Pure Heroine,” and delving into more mature territories with an impressive vocal range and adept songwriting capabilities. Read more...

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Zach Martinucci, a fourth-year anthropology student, listens to his "Bad N Bougie" bread after taking it out of the oven to hear the crackling noise it makes as it continues to cook from the inside. (Angelina Ruiz/Daily Bruin)

Fresh out of Italy, student bakes personalized loaves for friends

Zach Martinucci transforms his Westwood apartment into a cafe when he invites friends over for nights of Trader Joe’s wine and homemade Italian cuisine. On these nights, the apartment starkly contrasts with the fraternity houses surrounding it, said Martinucci’s roommate Will Greenberg. Read more...

Photo: Zach Martinucci, a fourth-year anthropology student, listens to his "Bad N Bougie" bread after taking it out of the oven to hear the crackling noise it makes as it continues to cook from the inside. (Angelina Ruiz/Daily Bruin)

Zach Martinucci, a fourth-year anthropology student, listens to his "Bad N Bougie" bread after taking it out of the oven to hear the crackling noise it makes as it continues to cook from the inside. (Angelina Ruiz/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year theater students, Renee MacDonald, Will Block and Margaret Starbuck (left to right) formed the classical theater company Muse of Fire, which will be performing "Henry IV" in a renovated liquor store in July. (Hannah Johnson/Daily Bruin)

Student-formed Shakespeare theater company aims for audience engagement

Muse of Fire will perform “Henry IV” in a renovated liquor store in Koreatown. Muse of Fire, a classical theater company with a focus on Shakespeare’s works, was formed over the course of the 2016-2017 school year by fourth-year theater students Will Block, Margaret Starbuck and Renee MacDonald. Read more...

Photo: Fourth-year theater students, Renee MacDonald, Will Block and Margaret Starbuck (left to right) formed the classical theater company Muse of Fire, which will be performing "Henry IV" in a renovated liquor store in July. (Hannah Johnson/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year theater students, Renee MacDonald, Will Block and Margaret Starbuck (left to right) formed the classical theater company Muse of Fire, which will be performing "Henry IV" in a renovated liquor store in July. (Hannah Johnson/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)

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)