Stephan Wolfert found inspiration in William Shakespeare's works to give voice to his experiences in combat. Wolfert drew from around three-quarters of the Shakespeare canon to express his emotions surrounding the pain of losing comrades and of combat. (Courtesy of Manuela Giusto)
Stephan Wolfert found inspiration in William Shakespeare's works to give voice to his experiences in combat. Wolfert drew from around three-quarters of the Shakespeare canon to express his emotions surrounding the pain of losing comrades and of combat. (Courtesy of Manuela Giusto)

Silvia Baker is the 2016 MAC Cosmetics Artist in Residence in Make-up and Hair Design. For her Halloween costume, Baker fashioned a blonde wig to look like Harley Quinn’s hair from "Batman." (Margarita Dreiling/Daily Bruin)

Film and TV hairstylist Silvia Baker brings skill to theater classes

Silvia Baker sat in a dark wooden studio filled with mannequin heads wearing wigs and masks placed on countertops. Among the makeup brushes, hairpieces and a Frankenstein head figure, the film and television hairstylist fluffs a blonde wig that was part of her Halloween costume as Harley Quinn from “Batman.” For her job, she works on hairstyles that contribute to the distinctive look of film characters seen on screen. Read more...

Silvia Baker is the 2016 MAC Cosmetics Artist in Residence in Make-up and Hair Design. For her Halloween costume, Baker fashioned a blonde wig to look like Harley Quinn’s hair from "Batman." (Margarita Dreiling/Daily Bruin)

Hui O’Imiloa, the Hawaii Club at UCLA, will host its 31st annual luau Saturday in Ackerman Grand Ballroom, uniting students of different enthnicities to show authentic Hawaiian culture and dance. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)
Hui O’Imiloa, the Hawaii Club at UCLA, will host its 31st annual luau Saturday in Ackerman Grand Ballroom, uniting students of different enthnicities to show authentic Hawaiian culture and dance. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

The Fowler Museum at UCLA received a $1 million gift from longtime donors Jay and Deborah Last. The Lasts have donated to the museum since 1973 and participated in campaigning during the building's opening in 1992. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin)
The Fowler Museum at UCLA received a $1 million gift from longtime donors Jay and Deborah Last. The Lasts have donated to the museum since 1973 and participated in campaigning during the building's opening in 1992. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin)

Dually Noted, co-founded by third-year theater student Mina Bloom (center left), aims to showcase individual scripts, lyrics and compositions of UCLA students, as opposed to broadway musicals. The group will perform for the first time Saturday at the Improv Space. (Julie Hanash/Daily Bruin)

Students showcase originality, freshman talent in musical theater

An actress and a composer hatched a plan within the confines of a storage closet for offstage actors during UCLA’s production of “The Trojan Women.” Backstage of yet another show selected for the pair by the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, Lauren Henning and Mina Bloom decided they were no longer content to perform music written and chosen by someone else. Read more...

Dually Noted, co-founded by third-year theater student Mina Bloom (center left), aims to showcase individual scripts, lyrics and compositions of UCLA students, as opposed to broadway musicals. The group will perform for the first time Saturday at the Improv Space. (Julie Hanash/Daily Bruin)

Ishani Patel, a fifth-year classical civilizations student and co-director of Bruin Consent Coalition, is one of the hosts of "I Can, We Can: Self-Care Through Trauma." The event aims to help survivors of trauma and the rest of the community create physical reminders, called touchstones, of their own self-worth. Here, Patel holds her own touchstones. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)
Ishani Patel, a fifth-year classical civilizations student and co-director of Bruin Consent Coalition, is one of the hosts of "I Can, We Can: Self-Care Through Trauma." The event aims to help survivors of trauma and the rest of the community create physical reminders, called touchstones, of their own self-worth. Here, Patel holds her own touchstones. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Jimenez Lai, a UCLA architecture and urban design lecturer, created his large-scale art installation “The Tower of Twelve Stories” for this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival in Indio, California. The installation was composed of repeating forms of cartoon bubbles that viewers can interpret, Lai said. Coachella attendees used the sculpture as a place to sit and as a landmark to meet with other people. (Daniel Alcazar/Photo Editor)
Jimenez Lai, a UCLA architecture and urban design lecturer, created his large-scale art installation “The Tower of Twelve Stories” for this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival in Indio, California. The installation was composed of repeating forms of cartoon bubbles that viewers can interpret, Lai said. Coachella attendees used the sculpture as a place to sit and as a landmark to meet with other people. (Daniel Alcazar/Photo Editor)


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