Thursday, July 18


Selim Baysal (left) and Doruk Karinca (right) co-founded MDL GRND, an organization focused on informing readers about the possible bias in news. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Organization to make news app with bias rating system, offer different perspectives

Current and former UCLA students are developing a mobile news platform focused on informing readers about the possible bias in news. MDL GRND is an organization that aims to keep millennials informed on current events while presenting news from all sides of the political spectrum. Read more...

Photo: Selim Baysal (left) and Doruk Karinca (right) co-founded MDL GRND, an organization focused on informing readers about the possible bias in news. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Selim Baysal (left) and Doruk Karinca (right) co-founded MDL GRND, an organization focused on informing readers about the possible bias in news. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Second Impressions at UCLA is a student group that showcases the lives and experiences of international students on campus. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)

On-campus organization documents, shares experiences of international students

Andrea Ng received a message from a girl she hadn’t spoken to since middle school after a student group shared Ng’s experience of having to develop a Californian accent when she first moved to the United States. Read more...

Photo: Second Impressions at UCLA is a student group that showcases the lives and experiences of international students on campus. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)

Second Impressions at UCLA is a student group that showcases the lives and experiences of international students on campus. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)

The Hotel Bel-Air, less than two miles from campus, is owned by the Sultan of Brunei. Several students have said they are boycotting the hotels after recent controversy. (Courtesy of Hotel Bel-Air)

Students express support for boycott of hotels over anti-gay laws in Brunei

Several students said they support continuing a boycott of two hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei after the country instituted anti-LGBTQ laws. The Sultan of Brunei announced a new penal code based on Sharia law which included punishment of homosexuality and adultery by stoning or whipping to death April 3, prompting calls for boycotts of hotels owned by the Sultan in the United States. Read more...

Photo: The Hotel Bel-Air, less than two miles from campus, is owned by the Sultan of Brunei. Several students have said they are boycotting the hotels after recent controversy. (Courtesy of Hotel Bel-Air)

The Hotel Bel-Air, less than two miles from campus, is owned by the Sultan of Brunei. Several students have said they are boycotting the hotels after recent controversy. (Courtesy of Hotel Bel-Air)

Members of Project Maryvale travel to a foster home in Rosemead twice a quarter to help educate foster girls about healthy living. The group also works to raise public awareness about foster youth in Los Angeles. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Student project engages with foster youth to offer guidance and support

A student-directed project aims to educate Los Angeles foster girls about healthy living and raise public awareness about foster youth. Project Maryvale partners with Maryvale Residential Homes, a foundation in Rosemead, California, that houses foster girls ages 6 to 18, to put on educational presentations for Maryvale’s residents. Read more...

Photo: Members of Project Maryvale travel to a foster home in Rosemead twice a quarter to help educate foster girls about healthy living. The group also works to raise public awareness about foster youth in Los Angeles. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Members of Project Maryvale travel to a foster home in Rosemead twice a quarter to help educate foster girls about healthy living. The group also works to raise public awareness about foster youth in Los Angeles. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)




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