Tuesday, July 23

Mardi Gras was once a popular campus event before students gradually lost interest. (Daily Bruin archives)

Throwback Thursday, Week 5: The decline of campus festivals

Though you’re more likely to associate Mardi Gras with beads and booze than the Lenten tradition, UCLA’s history of celebrating the occasion involved neither. For decades, Bruins organized an annual Mardi Gras event to raise money for UniCamp, a summer camp for underprivileged kids, and the Recreational Association. Read more...

Photo: Mardi Gras was once a popular campus event before students gradually lost interest. (Daily Bruin archives)

Mardi Gras was once a popular campus event before students gradually lost interest. (Daily Bruin archives)

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is the current frontrunner to replace U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer. (Creative Commons photo by Steve Rhodes via Flickr)

California will remain Democratic in next Senate election

We all know the 2016 presidential contest is a big deal. Yes, I spent my Monday night with the Iowa caucuses, watching the first step of choosing the next leader of the free world as if it were a pro wrestling tournament. Read more...

Photo: California Attorney General Kamala Harris is the current frontrunner to replace U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer. (Creative Commons photo by Steve Rhodes via Flickr)

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is the current frontrunner to replace U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer. (Creative Commons photo by Steve Rhodes via Flickr)



NBC has exclusive American distribution rights to broadcast the Olympic Games through 2032. (Creative Commons photo by Gregg O'Connell via Flickr)

Olympic coverage should be free in US, not monopolized

If all goes well with the Olympic bid, the world will be watching Westwood and Los Angeles in 2024. Except for millions of Americans. This is hardly an exaggeration – the Olympic Games as a whole are perhaps the most-watched television program in the world, and viewership only increases with each successive games. Read more...

Photo: NBC has exclusive American distribution rights to broadcast the Olympic Games through 2032. (Creative Commons photo by Gregg O'Connell via Flickr)

NBC has exclusive American distribution rights to broadcast the Olympic Games through 2032. (Creative Commons photo by Gregg O'Connell via Flickr)


David Greenwald, now a music critic at an Oregon newspaper, while at a Daily Bruin retreat in 2005. (Courtesy of David Greenwald)

Daily Bruin Alumni Q&A: David Greenwald

Press Pass is rolling out the Daily Bruin Alumni Q&A series, where we connect with past staffers in the paper and see where the Daily Bruin has taken them in their respective careers. Read more...

Photo: David Greenwald, now a music critic at an Oregon newspaper, while at a Daily Bruin retreat in 2005. (Courtesy of David Greenwald)

David Greenwald, now a music critic at an Oregon newspaper, while at a Daily Bruin retreat in 2005. (Courtesy of David Greenwald)


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