Thursday, June 22




(Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Student activism at UCLA sees increases, continued growth likely

Several professors and students said they think student activism has increased after the 2016 presidential election, but there is still room for improvement. This year, students have participated in large protests off campus such as the Los Angeles Women’s March or the March for Science Los Angeles, and on campus they have protested against President Donald Trump’s election and the Dakota Access pipeline. Read more...

Photo: (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

(Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

The Underground Scholars Initiative offers academic resources and support to students who were either once incarcerated or affected by the criminal justice system. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)

Student group for formerly incarcerated sees first graduating class

As a formerly incarcerated student, Armando Tellez’s path to higher education was far from traditional. “I got shot when I was 21. That was the same year I enrolled in college,” said Tellez, who will be graduating with other formerly incarcerated students this week as part of the Underground Scholars Initiative. Read more...

Photo: The Underground Scholars Initiative offers academic resources and support to students who were either once incarcerated or affected by the criminal justice system. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)

The Underground Scholars Initiative offers academic resources and support to students who were either once incarcerated or affected by the criminal justice system. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)

Brock Thompson, a fourth-year biology student, won the LGBTQ Studies Prize for Outstanding Work for a minor for his research work, “Fag in Boots,” in which he explores the intersectionality in being a gay veteran. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin staff)

LGBTQ student veteran reflects upon time in military, at UCLA

Brock Thompson felt his entire world collapse when, as a 22 year-old navigation specialist for the United States Air Force, his friend told him he was under investigation for being gay. Read more...

Photo: Brock Thompson, a fourth-year biology student, won the LGBTQ Studies Prize for Outstanding Work for a minor for his research work, “Fag in Boots,” in which he explores the intersectionality in being a gay veteran. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin staff)

Brock Thompson, a fourth-year biology student, won the LGBTQ Studies Prize for Outstanding Work for a minor for his research work, “Fag in Boots,” in which he explores the intersectionality in being a gay veteran. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin staff)

iSTEAM teacher Ding Kong engages with first- and second-grade students at the UCLA Lab School. iSTEAM stands for inquiry for science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.
 (Andrew Arifin/Daily Bruin)

UCLA Lab School encourages inquiry, applied learning in STEM and art

It’s noon in the schoolyard, and laughing children swarm wooden play sets and build tunnels from plastic waffles that fit together like blocks. This is recess time at the UCLA Lab School, a preschool and K-8 institution nestled behind the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Read more...

Photo: iSTEAM teacher Ding Kong engages with first- and second-grade students at the UCLA Lab School. iSTEAM stands for inquiry for science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. (Andrew Arifin/Daily Bruin)

iSTEAM teacher Ding Kong engages with first- and second-grade students at the UCLA Lab School. iSTEAM stands for inquiry for science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.
 (Andrew Arifin/Daily Bruin)