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Greek students at UCLA speculate on Greece’s economic woes

UCLA received 113,409 freshman applicants, 10 percent more than last year. (Daily Bruin file photo)

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Greek students at UCLA speculate on Greece’s economic woes Greece is in a financial topsy-turvy. Burdened with a $400 billion debt, the Greek government has used tax hikes and wage cuts to minimize this crisis as quickly as possible. The small Greek student population at UCLA has its own concerns about Greece's budgetary woes. Yet if you think Greek students at UCLA are far enough away from their home country to remain unaffected by this financial upheaval, think again. "Greek students at UCLA speculate on Greece’s economic woes"

Greece is in a financial topsy-turvy. Burdened with a $400 billion debt, the Greek government has used tax hikes and wage cuts to minimize this crisis as quickly as possible. The small Greek student population at UCLA has its own concerns about Greece's budgetary woes. Yet if you think Greek students at UCLA are far enough away from their home country to remain unaffected by this financial upheaval, think again.


Bricks and Scones cafe in West Hollywood attracts UCLA students with relaxing atmosphere

Bricks and Scones cafe in West Hollywood attracts UCLA students with relaxing atmosphere

Bricks and Scones on Larchmont is home to doggy bowls, a mini library, an entire study room, and, well, scones. Students get a 10 percent discount at this new cafe that attracts UCLA students despite being outside of Westwood. In addition to having the standard coffee shop fare, it’s the ambiance at Bricks and Scones that has students giving it a second look.

"Bricks and Scones cafe in West Hollywood attracts UCLA students with relaxing atmosphere"

Bricks and Scones on Larchmont is home to doggy bowls, a mini library, an entire study room, and, well, scones. Students get a 10 percent discount at this new cafe that attracts UCLA students despite being outside of Westwood. In addition to having the standard coffee shop fare, it’s the ambiance at Bricks and Scones that has students giving it a second look.

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Architecture students dream up theme parks with Walt Disney Imagineering

Architecture students dream up theme parks with Walt Disney Imagineering

We've all been to theme parks, but have you ever wondered how those rides and attractions are designed? Under the training and instruction of Professor Greg Lynn, Walt Disney Imagineer Scott Trowbridge, and other esteemed consultants, a group of UCLA architecture students in the SUPRASTUDIO program are learning just that. Listen as Daily Bruin Radio talks to them and a student in the class about what this new year-long program is all about.

For pictures and renderings of Townsend's and all of the students' work so far visit suprastudio.aud.ucla.edu.

"Architecture students dream up theme parks with Walt Disney Imagineering"

We've all been to theme parks, but have you ever wondered how those rides and attractions are designed? Under the training and instruction of Professor Greg Lynn, Walt Disney Imagineer Scott Trowbridge, and other esteemed consultants, a group of UCLA architecture students in the SUPRASTUDIO program are learning just that. Listen as Daily Bruin Radio talks to them and a student in the class about what this new year-long program is all about.

For pictures and renderings of Townsend's and all of the students' work so far visit suprastudio.aud.ucla.edu.

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Choreography students to showcase dances meant to reach a wide audience

Choreography students to showcase dances meant to reach a wide audience

World Arts & Cultures Masters of Fine Arts graduate students will be showcasing elements such as beatboxing, film and Vietnamese music alongside their dance pieces at the MFA Choreography Showcase concert this Friday. Allison Wyper, one of the choreographers, shares details about the concert. This Works in Progress Concert, titled “Uncovered,” will be held at Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater at 8 p.m. Feb. 26. For more details about the free show, visit www.wac.ucla.edu.

"Choreography students to showcase dances meant to reach a wide audience"

World Arts & Cultures Masters of Fine Arts graduate students will be showcasing elements such as beatboxing, film and Vietnamese music alongside their dance pieces at the MFA Choreography Showcase concert this Friday. Allison Wyper, one of the choreographers, shares details about the concert. This Works in Progress Concert, titled “Uncovered,” will be held at Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater at 8 p.m. Feb. 26. For more details about the free show, visit www.wac.ucla.edu.

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Phi Gamma Nu tackled testicular cancer in “Balls for Balls” eating competition

Phi Gamma Nu tackled testicular cancer in “Balls for Balls” eating competition February 23, 2010 - "Balls for Balls" was a meatball eating competition to raise funds for the Lance Armstrong Foundation's fight against testicular cancer. Business fraternity Phi Gamma Nu collaborated with the Student Welfare Committee to host this event for the first time at UCLA on Feb. 22nd. UCLA's Phi Gamma Nu adopted the idea from another Phi Gamma Nu chapter at the University of Pennsylvania [5:04]. "Phi Gamma Nu tackled testicular cancer in “Balls for Balls” eating competition"

February 23, 2010 - "Balls for Balls" was a meatball eating competition to raise funds for the Lance Armstrong Foundation's fight against testicular cancer. Business fraternity Phi Gamma Nu collaborated with the Student Welfare Committee to host this event for the first time at UCLA on Feb. 22nd. UCLA's Phi Gamma Nu adopted the idea from another Phi Gamma Nu chapter at the University of Pennsylvania [5:04]. More »

Students interpret artist Nick Cave’s soundsuits at UCLA’s Fowler Museum

Students interpret artist Nick Cave’s soundsuits at UCLA’s Fowler Museum For the past month, the Fowler Museum of Cultural History has been showing the works of Nick Cave, an American artist not to be confused with Nick Cave, the Australian musician. He specializes in making soundsuits, dancing costumes made up of all sorts of materials such as sequins and spin tops and ceramic birds; they make very interesting sounds when people dance in them. To promote artist interpretations of his work, the museum hosted a poetry reading inviting students from UCLA to read their creative stories or poems inspired by his costumes. "Students interpret artist Nick Cave’s soundsuits at UCLA’s Fowler Museum"

For the past month, the Fowler Museum of Cultural History has been showing the works of Nick Cave, an American artist not to be confused with Nick Cave, the Australian musician. He specializes in making soundsuits, dancing costumes made up of all sorts of materials such as sequins and spin tops and ceramic birds; they make very interesting sounds when people dance in them. To promote artist interpretations of his work, the museum hosted a poetry reading inviting students from UCLA to read their creative stories or poems inspired by his costumes. More »

Two years later: UCLA feels the effects of The Green Initiative Fund

Two years later: UCLA feels the effects of The Green Initiative Fund Almost two years after a referendum passed to form The Green Initiative Fund, or TGIF, committee members, students, and the senior press secretary from the Natural Resources Defense Council weigh in on the fund's current projects. As TGIF continues to expand its visibility on campus, focus continues to be on UCLA's environmental impact and ways students can get funding to minimize the school's carbon footprint. "Two years later: UCLA feels the effects of The Green Initiative Fund"

Almost two years after a referendum passed to form The Green Initiative Fund, or TGIF, committee members, students, and the senior press secretary from the Natural Resources Defense Council weigh in on the fund's current projects. As TGIF continues to expand its visibility on campus, focus continues to be on UCLA's environmental impact and ways students can get funding to minimize the school's carbon footprint. More »


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