Tuesday, November 20

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)


Did UCLA students actually invent Uber? (Daily Bruin archives)

Throwback Thursday, Week 3: End of an era

I don’t need to tell you that living off campus, especially in North Village, is not the same as living on the Hill. My roommates (there are far too many) and I commiserate over high rent, a too-happy building manager and instant ramen-heavy, nutrient-low diets. Read more...

Photo: Did UCLA students actually invent Uber? (Daily Bruin archives)

Did UCLA students actually invent Uber? (Daily Bruin archives)



(Daily Bruin archives)

Throwback Thursday, Week 8: (Lab) School is Cool

No move made by our administration is without calculation. That’s certainly the case for the recently announced Geffen Academy at UCLA, a middle and high school planned to replace the graduate students’ recreation center and cater to the children of faculty, staff and, somehow, Greater Los Angeles. Read more...

Photo: (Daily Bruin archives)

(Daily Bruin archives)

Elizabeth Delgado and Vanessa Portillo deconstructed myths about the undocumented student community in a submission to the Daily Bruin in November 2001. 
(Daily Bruin file photo)

Throwback Thursday, Week 7: Undocumented students wrapped in red tape

I tend to avoid talking about anything so complicated it demands reading more than one Wikipedia entry to understand. This includes, of course, undocumented immigrants’ issues, which are entrenched in a history of criminalization, exploitation and – the unifying factor – endless bureaucracy. Read more...

Photo: Elizabeth Delgado and Vanessa Portillo deconstructed myths about the undocumented student community in a submission to the Daily Bruin in November 2001. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Elizabeth Delgado and Vanessa Portillo deconstructed myths about the undocumented student community in a submission to the Daily Bruin in November 2001. 
(Daily Bruin file photo)


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