Sunday, April 21

The economics department's value investing concentration is in its three year pilot phase, accepts a maximum of 40 students every academic year. Students must apply to join the concentration, which allows them to take three courses that focus on value investing through fall and winter quarter. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Economics concentration offers students small class sizes, professional skills

A concentration in the economics department aims to enable undergraduates to explore the field of value investing through a specialized curriculum. Students must apply to join the concentration, which allows them to take three courses that focus on value investing through fall and winter quarter. Read more...

Photo: The economics department's value investing concentration is in its three year pilot phase, accepts a maximum of 40 students every academic year. Students must apply to join the concentration, which allows them to take three courses that focus on value investing through fall and winter quarter. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The economics department's value investing concentration is in its three year pilot phase, accepts a maximum of 40 students every academic year. Students must apply to join the concentration, which allows them to take three courses that focus on value investing through fall and winter quarter. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Chancellor Gene Block said he hopes students will support a change to the semester system. He said he believes the quarter system is a failed system. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Chancellor Gene Block supports switching UCLA to semester system

Chancellor Gene Block said he thinks UCLA should change to a semester system. At a meeting with the Daily Bruin editorial board during week 10 of winter quarter, Block said he thinks changing from a quarter system could reduce stress for students. Read more...

Photo: Chancellor Gene Block said he hopes students will support a change to the semester system. He said he believes the quarter system is a failed system. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Chancellor Gene Block said he hopes students will support a change to the semester system. He said he believes the quarter system is a failed system. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Global jazz lecturer and guitar instructor Wolf Marshall said he thinks the new major balances performance and private instruction with professionals well, setting the program apart from other large conservatories. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

Developing global jazz studies major presents new opportunities for students

Ennis Harris said the new global jazz major has taught him how to combine different genres of music. For example, he has learned about the intersection of traditional jazz and Syrian folk music, said Harris, a third-year global jazz student. Read more...

Photo: Global jazz lecturer and guitar instructor Wolf Marshall said he thinks the new major balances performance and private instruction with professionals well, setting the program apart from other large conservatories. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

Global jazz lecturer and guitar instructor Wolf Marshall said he thinks the new major balances performance and private instruction with professionals well, setting the program apart from other large conservatories. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

Leanne Ton (left), a third-year business economics student, and Anqi Chen (right), a third-year business economics and music performance student, founded Bruin Bonding to create a community to provide students with guidance on planning their academic and career goals. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Student organization plans to provide peer bonding community for incoming students

A new student organization aims to create a community to provide students with guidance on planning their academic and career goals. Bruin Bonding aims to help incoming students by connecting them with upperclassmen who could give them advice on classes, professors and other opportunities through a peer bonding program. Read more...

Photo: Leanne Ton (left), a third-year business economics student, and Anqi Chen (right), a third-year business economics and music performance student, founded Bruin Bonding to create a community to provide students with guidance on planning their academic and career goals. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Leanne Ton (left), a third-year business economics student, and Anqi Chen (right), a third-year business economics and music performance student, founded Bruin Bonding to create a community to provide students with guidance on planning their academic and career goals. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Sahen Rai, a first-year computer science student, created the app You Are Loved to help people with their mental health by connecting them to their friends and family. The app lets users rate their happiness each day on a scale from zero to 10, which family and friends can view. (Courtesy of Sahen Rai)

Student creates mobile app to help students better discuss mental health

Sahen Rai decided he wanted to help normalize conversations about mental health after a classmate died by suicide during his senior year of high school. “I basically just want to create something that could really help people struggling with mental health issues, or depression or anxiety, and that’s kind of what I want to do for the rest of my life,” he said. Read more...

Photo: Sahen Rai, a first-year computer science student, created the app You Are Loved to help people with their mental health by connecting them to their friends and family. The app lets users rate their happiness each day on a scale from zero to 10, which family and friends can view. (Courtesy of Sahen Rai)

Sahen Rai, a first-year computer science student, created the app You Are Loved to help people with their mental health by connecting them to their friends and family. The app lets users rate their happiness each day on a scale from zero to 10, which family and friends can view. (Courtesy of Sahen Rai)

Jenneffer Vazquez Moran, a fourth-year human biology and society student and mother of two, said it is not always easy to find resources for students with dependents on campus. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Students with dependents explain daily challenges balancing college and parenthood

Kristen Payne had a 5-year-old daughter when she started school at UCLA. She said taking care of her daughter doubled her workload as a student. “You go through this routine of getting yourself ready, then getting them ready, making sure that everybody has everything they need,” Payne said. Read more...

Photo: Jenneffer Vazquez Moran, a fourth-year human biology and society student and mother of two, said it is not always easy to find resources for students with dependents on campus. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Jenneffer Vazquez Moran, a fourth-year human biology and society student and mother of two, said it is not always easy to find resources for students with dependents on campus. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)