Thursday, July 20


Has Thanksgiving really come to this? (Creative Commons photo by Powhusku via Flickr)

In defense of Thanksgiving

Driving in Westwood one cold autumn evening, I notice that the trees on Gayley and Westwood are brightly lit with holiday-themed lights, while students bustle in and out of the Starbucks with red cups. Read more...

Photo: Has Thanksgiving really come to this? (Creative Commons photo by Powhusku via Flickr)

Has Thanksgiving really come to this? (Creative Commons photo by Powhusku via Flickr)


"This job, these people. Not sure if we're doing it right, but at least we're doing it together!" (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Welcome to Press Pass

Here’s one phrase you’ll never hear someone say in the Daily Bruin offices at Kerckhoff 118: “I absolutely love working in a windowless office.” However, you’ll often hear our office filled with laughter, intermixed voices from various meetings, vociferous debates over the quality of Justin Bieber’s new album, and the occasional “Slack me.” The Daily Bruin started publishing in 1919, though its predecessors date back to 1912. Read more...

Photo: "This job, these people. Not sure if we're doing it right, but at least we're doing it together!" (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin senior staff)

"This job, these people. Not sure if we're doing it right, but at least we're doing it together!" (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin senior staff)

(Creative Commons by rodrigoferarri via Flickr)

Second Take: ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ powered Kanye West’s stylistic shift

Kanye West, dressed in an all-red suit, approached a music production center drum machine on the 2011 Coachella main stage. Before he pressed the first note of “Runaway,” a song off of his newest album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” he paused to look at the cheering audience. Read more...

Photo: (Creative Commons by rodrigoferarri via Flickr)

(Creative Commons by rodrigoferarri via Flickr)

Multichromatic ... and multicultural? What did Royce Hall's namesake have to say about race and racism? (Daily Bruin file photo)

Are there racist buildings at UCLA?

Most buildings in the United States are named after white men. At UCLA, this is no exception. And, given that racism was unadulterated and rampant for a vast majority of this country’s history, it follows that some of these buildings – including many at Ivy League schools and universities in the South – were named after racists. Read more...

Photo: Multichromatic ... and multicultural? What did Royce Hall's namesake have to say about race and racism? (Daily Bruin file photo)

Multichromatic ... and multicultural? What did Royce Hall's namesake have to say about race and racism? (Daily Bruin file photo)

A live viewing for an offline tournament for League of Legends. Contrary to popular belief, video games are gaining acceptance as spectator sports. (Creative Commons photo by Yuri Shornikov via Flickr)

eSports at UCLA: Bruins climb the ranks in League of Legends

One would be hard-pressed to start a serious conversation about eSports on UCLA’s campus without mentioning the big kid in the room, League of Legends. League of Legends at UCLA, also known as LoL@UCLA, is now the largest, and oldest, running video game and eSports organization on campus. Read more...

Photo: A live viewing for an offline tournament for League of Legends. Contrary to popular belief, video games are gaining acceptance as spectator sports. (Creative Commons photo by Yuri Shornikov via Flickr)

A live viewing for an offline tournament for League of Legends. Contrary to popular belief, video games are gaining acceptance as spectator sports. (Creative Commons photo by Yuri Shornikov via Flickr)


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