Tuesday, June 19

Students Noela Park, Ginny Lee, Jorge Kcomt and Amy Choi (clockwise from top) perform K-pop choreographies and original dances as members of SEOULA, a UCLA-based dance group. (Quanzhao "Ari" He/Daily Bruin)

SEOULA dance club combines Korean and American culture, showcases LA scenery

Members from SEOULA performed and filmed a K-pop dance in tunnels underneath Downtown LA. SEOULA, a UCLA-based dance club open to both UCLA and non-UCLA students, performs K-pop dances and song covers as well as original choreography for its YouTube channel. Read more...

Photo: Students Noela Park, Ginny Lee, Jorge Kcomt and Amy Choi (clockwise from top) perform K-pop choreographies and original dances as members of SEOULA, a UCLA-based dance group. (Quanzhao "Ari" He/Daily Bruin)

Students Noela Park, Ginny Lee, Jorge Kcomt and Amy Choi (clockwise from top) perform K-pop choreographies and original dances as members of SEOULA, a UCLA-based dance group. (Quanzhao "Ari" He/Daily Bruin)

Beatrice Brown, a first-year theater student, performs in "Teenage American Nightmare." The original play depicts a dystopian version of the year 2017 in which plants come alive and attack humans. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Theaterfest plays to feature immigrant stories, nature’s revenge against humans

Undocumented students’ experiences and jungle war zones will be featured in this year’s UCLA Theaterfest. “Just Like Us” and “Teenage American Nightmare” focus on elements of American society. Read more...

Photo: Beatrice Brown, a first-year theater student, performs in "Teenage American Nightmare." The original play depicts a dystopian version of the year 2017 in which plants come alive and attack humans. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Beatrice Brown, a first-year theater student, performs in "Teenage American Nightmare." The original play depicts a dystopian version of the year 2017 in which plants come alive and attack humans. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Former CIA agents and actors of FX show “The Americans” took part in a panel discussion Wednesday at UCLA. The event was hosted by UCLA’s Burkle Center for International Relations and moderated by Joe Weisberg, the showrunner of "The Americans" and a former CIA officer. (Megana Sekar/Daily Bruin)

‘The Americans’ cast members discuss espionage with former CIA agents

Former CIA operatives recounted stories of Romeo spies and Cold War politics at a panel including actors from FX’s “The Americans.” The officers and actors compared their real-life and on-screen experiences Wednesday at an event hosted by UCLA’s Burkle Center for International Relations and moderated by Joe Weisberg, the showrunner and a former CIA officer. Read more...

Photo: Former CIA agents and actors of FX show “The Americans” took part in a panel discussion Wednesday at UCLA. The event was hosted by UCLA’s Burkle Center for International Relations and moderated by Joe Weisberg, the showrunner of "The Americans" and a former CIA officer. (Megana Sekar/Daily Bruin)

Former CIA agents and actors of FX show “The Americans” took part in a panel discussion Wednesday at UCLA. The event was hosted by UCLA’s Burkle Center for International Relations and moderated by Joe Weisberg, the showrunner of "The Americans" and a former CIA officer. (Megana Sekar/Daily Bruin)

UCLA Makerspace, located in Rieber Hall, recently hosted the long-term Make Your Own Board Game workshop. The three-part program taught participants to use specific industrial machines, such as laser cutters and 3D printers. The program’s director, Allison Shindell, a first-year computer science and linguistics student, said she hopes the space will cater to the general student body and help them feel comfortable using the machinery. 
(Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Makerspace’s board game workshop encourages creativity, new skills

Students used lasers to cut acrylic, shape wood and carve “Rick and Morty” faces into checkers pieces. The UCLA Makerspace in Rieber Hall held a three-part workshop over the course of the last four weeks dedicated to teaching students how to manufacture board games. Read more...

Photo: UCLA Makerspace, located in Rieber Hall, recently hosted the long-term Make Your Own Board Game workshop. The three-part program taught participants to use specific industrial machines, such as laser cutters and 3D printers. The program’s director, Allison Shindell, a first-year computer science and linguistics student, said she hopes the space will cater to the general student body and help them feel comfortable using the machinery. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

UCLA Makerspace, located in Rieber Hall, recently hosted the long-term Make Your Own Board Game workshop. The three-part program taught participants to use specific industrial machines, such as laser cutters and 3D printers. The program’s director, Allison Shindell, a first-year computer science and linguistics student, said she hopes the space will cater to the general student body and help them feel comfortable using the machinery. 
(Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year psychobiology student John Colarusso, fourth-year cognitive science student Tim Connors and fourth-year global studies student Jonathan Liu (left to right) co-founded the Westwoodstock Student Music Festival, which will be hosted on Broxton Avenue.  (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Westwoodstock music festival expects bigger crowds in new Village location

Law enforcement shut down the Westwoodstock Student Music Festival last year because of its location in a fraternity house. But this year the festival will move to the southern part of Broxton Avenue to avoid problems associated with indoor festivals. Read more...

Photo: Fourth-year psychobiology student John Colarusso, fourth-year cognitive science student Tim Connors and fourth-year global studies student Jonathan Liu (left to right) co-founded the Westwoodstock Student Music Festival, which will be hosted on Broxton Avenue. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year psychobiology student John Colarusso, fourth-year cognitive science student Tim Connors and fourth-year global studies student Jonathan Liu (left to right) co-founded the Westwoodstock Student Music Festival, which will be hosted on Broxton Avenue.  (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)


Actress Magdalena Edwards portrayes one of the mother-daughter duos in “Houses Without Walls.” The play depicts two mothers as they  ponder the fates of their daughters during the Cuban Revolution. Real events, such as the mass exodus of Cubans fleeing Fidel Castro's regime, inspired some of the scenes in the one-act play. "Houses Without Walls" will premier Sunday at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

Alumna’s play explores political turmoil, mother-daughter relationships

This post was updated May 31 at 3:35 p.m. A barrier between two neighbors will be torn down in “Houses Without Walls.” Susannah Rodríguez Drissi, an alumna and lecturer in UCLA’s Writing Program, wrote, directed and produced the play set during the tumultuous years of the Mariel boatlift in Cuba. Read more...

Photo: Actress Magdalena Edwards portrayes one of the mother-daughter duos in “Houses Without Walls.” The play depicts two mothers as they ponder the fates of their daughters during the Cuban Revolution. Real events, such as the mass exodus of Cubans fleeing Fidel Castro's regime, inspired some of the scenes in the one-act play. "Houses Without Walls" will premier Sunday at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

Actress Magdalena Edwards portrayes one of the mother-daughter duos in “Houses Without Walls.” The play depicts two mothers as they  ponder the fates of their daughters during the Cuban Revolution. Real events, such as the mass exodus of Cubans fleeing Fidel Castro's regime, inspired some of the scenes in the one-act play. "Houses Without Walls" will premier Sunday at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)