Friday, October 18

George Takei, a celebrated actor and UCLA alumnus, and Myung Hee Cho, the associate dean of UCLA’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion office, discussed the oppression of minorities such as Asian Americans in media in the United States. (Emily Ng/Daily Bruin)

George Takei takes stage with other notable alum in UCLA event

This post was updated Sept. 30 at 7:55 p.m. George Takei, a celebrated actor and UCLA alumnus, denounced continued oppression of ethnic minorities in America during his talk at a downtown event Sunday. Read more...

Photo: George Takei, a celebrated actor and UCLA alumnus, and Myung Hee Cho, the associate dean of UCLA’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion office, discussed the oppression of minorities such as Asian Americans in media in the United States. (Emily Ng/Daily Bruin)

George Takei, a celebrated actor and UCLA alumnus, and Myung Hee Cho, the associate dean of UCLA’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion office, discussed the oppression of minorities such as Asian Americans in media in the United States. (Emily Ng/Daily Bruin)

Qwench Juice Bar, which features health-focused drinks, commissioned a UCLA mural to attract students. Owner RJ Mattox hopes students will come to study and take social media pictures in front of the mural. (Emily Ng/Daily Bruin)

Qwench hopes to make a splash in Westwood with its coffee, fruit drinks

A new juice and coffee bar is offering healthier alternatives to local competitors for Westwood residents. Qwench Juice Bar, a Los Angeles-based franchise that started in 2013, opened its doors in Westwood on June 24. Read more...

Photo: Qwench Juice Bar, which features health-focused drinks, commissioned a UCLA mural to attract students. Owner RJ Mattox hopes students will come to study and take social media pictures in front of the mural. (Emily Ng/Daily Bruin)

Qwench Juice Bar, which features health-focused drinks, commissioned a UCLA mural to attract students. Owner RJ Mattox hopes students will come to study and take social media pictures in front of the mural. (Emily Ng/Daily Bruin)

Harrison "Psalm" Chang dropped out of UCLA in 2016 to pursue esports full-time. He won nearly $2 million in July after coming in second place in the Fortnite World Cup competition. (Courtesy of Harrison Chang)

Alum Harrison ‘Psalm’ Chang takes second at Fortnite World Cup using esports skill

A former UCLA student turned his video game expertise into profit after winning over $1 million at a gaming competition over the summer. Harrison “Psalm” Chang dropped out of UCLA in 2016 to pursue professional gaming when he qualified for a world championship competition. Read more...

Photo: Harrison "Psalm" Chang dropped out of UCLA in 2016 to pursue esports full-time. He won nearly $2 million in July after coming in second place in the Fortnite World Cup competition. (Courtesy of Harrison Chang)

Harrison "Psalm" Chang dropped out of UCLA in 2016 to pursue esports full-time. He won nearly $2 million in July after coming in second place in the Fortnite World Cup competition. (Courtesy of Harrison Chang)

Benny Mendez sits at the counter of the relocated Headlines Diner and Grill on Westwood Boulevard. Mendez and his brothers took over the diner after the previous location was forced to move. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

Headlines Diner and Grill reopens in new Westwood location under Mendez management

Benny Mendez realized his lifelong dream of owning his own business when he and his brothers took over Headlines Diner and Grill at a new location on Westwood Boulevard in July. Read more...

Photo: Benny Mendez sits at the counter of the relocated Headlines Diner and Grill on Westwood Boulevard. Mendez and his brothers took over the diner after the previous location was forced to move. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

Benny Mendez sits at the counter of the relocated Headlines Diner and Grill on Westwood Boulevard. Mendez and his brothers took over the diner after the previous location was forced to move. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

Zuriel Oduwole, a first-year psychobiology student, has met more than 30 presidents and prime ministers during her work advocating for children's access to education. She began her rise to prominence at 9 years old when she won a national history competition. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin senior staff)

She was profiled by Forbes at 10 years old, now she’s at UCLA

Headline recommendation: Forbes once called her the most powerful 11-year-old in the world. Now she's at UCLA. Read more...

Photo: Zuriel Oduwole, a first-year psychobiology student, has met more than 30 presidents and prime ministers during her work advocating for children's access to education. She began her rise to prominence at 9 years old when she won a national history competition. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Zuriel Oduwole, a first-year psychobiology student, has met more than 30 presidents and prime ministers during her work advocating for children's access to education. She began her rise to prominence at 9 years old when she won a national history competition. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Kamran "Kami" Parsee, the owner of Kami's Hairstyling, died in August. His barbershop, a Westwood institution for 50 years, served hundreds of students and notable figures and provided them a warm, friendly environment to catch up with the campus. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

Obituary: Westwood’s beloved hairstylist dies, remembered in hearts of generations of Bruins

Workers cleaning out Westwood barbershop Kami’s Hairstyling will have to take down old blue and yellow football jerseys, Bruin pennants and hundreds of framed photographs of regulars dating back to the shop’s founding in the ’70s. Read more...

Photo: Kamran "Kami" Parsee, the owner of Kami's Hairstyling, died in August. His barbershop, a Westwood institution for 50 years, served hundreds of students and notable figures and provided them a warm, friendly environment to catch up with the campus. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

Kamran "Kami" Parsee, the owner of Kami's Hairstyling, died in August. His barbershop, a Westwood institution for 50 years, served hundreds of students and notable figures and provided them a warm, friendly environment to catch up with the campus. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

UCLA lifeguards second-year economics Jackson Lieberg (second from left), fourth-year civil and environmental engineering student Margit Maple (middle) and rising fourth-year sociology student Ted White (not pictured) were awarded the American Red Cross Lifesaving Award for Professional Responders for their actions after a man collapsed in the locker room. (Courtesy of Elise Burgos/UCLA)

Three UCLA student lifeguards given American Red Cross Lifesaving Award

Three UCLA student lifeguards were awarded an American Red Cross Lifesaving Award for Professional Responders on Wednesday for their actions when a man collapsed in the Sunset Recreation locker rooms in January. Read more...

Photo: UCLA lifeguards second-year economics Jackson Lieberg (second from left), fourth-year civil and environmental engineering student Margit Maple (middle) and rising fourth-year sociology student Ted White (not pictured) were awarded the American Red Cross Lifesaving Award for Professional Responders for their actions after a man collapsed in the locker room. (Courtesy of Elise Burgos/UCLA)

UCLA lifeguards second-year economics Jackson Lieberg (second from left), fourth-year civil and environmental engineering student Margit Maple (middle) and rising fourth-year sociology student Ted White (not pictured) were awarded the American Red Cross Lifesaving Award for Professional Responders for their actions after a man collapsed in the locker room. (Courtesy of Elise Burgos/UCLA)