Olivia Draper spent about nine weeks living on her own in Thailand to learn Thai. Draper worked in a restaurant and lived as a Buddhist nun in a monastery. (Michael Zshornack/Assistant Photo editor)
Olivia Draper spent about nine weeks living on her own in Thailand to learn Thai. Draper worked in a restaurant and lived as a Buddhist nun in a monastery. (Michael Zshornack/Assistant Photo editor)

Nako Nakatsuka, a doctoral student in chemistry and member of the UCLA Triathlon Team, got into a severe car accident two years ago. She is now training for an Olympic triathlon. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)
Nako Nakatsuka, a doctoral student in chemistry and member of the UCLA Triathlon Team, got into a severe car accident two years ago. She is now training for an Olympic triathlon. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

GlobeMed at UCLA helped fund the building of water sources like boreholes in the Nama sub-county in Uganda, providing villagers with clean water access. (Courtesy of GlobeMed at UCLA)

Students intern in Uganda to grow a safer, cleaner environment

Students in a small Ugandan village jumped from their seats to greet Harveen Sekhon every time she entered the classroom. Sekhon, a third-year human biology and society student, taught menstrual hygiene and sanitation practices this summer at Johnson Nkosi Memorial Primary School, where some members of the community are single mothers, orphans and children living with HIV and AIDS. Read more...

GlobeMed at UCLA helped fund the building of water sources like boreholes in the Nama sub-county in Uganda, providing villagers with clean water access. (Courtesy of GlobeMed at UCLA)


The SIMS lab uses the IMS-1270 ion microprobe to analyze rock samples and study the history of the solar system. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)
The SIMS lab uses the IMS-1270 ion microprobe to analyze rock samples and study the history of the solar system. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

Student representatives met Tuesday to discuss improving interfaith dialogue on campus. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)
Student representatives met Tuesday to discuss improving interfaith dialogue on campus. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

CALPIRG will continue to advocate for Proposition 67, which seeks to reaffirm a statewide ban on plastic bans that the state legislature passed last year. Other student groups are also gearing up for election season. (Courtesy of Jamie Kennerk)
CALPIRG will continue to advocate for Proposition 67, which seeks to reaffirm a statewide ban on plastic bans that the state legislature passed last year. Other student groups are also gearing up for election season. (Courtesy of Jamie Kennerk)


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