Tuesday, May 21

Anderson School of Management student Scott Sugimoto is a former world-class fencer who finished eighth in Sunday’s Okawa Three-Weapon Open fencing tournament. Sugimoto was a two-time All-American fencer at Columbia University from 2004-2007, and also was part of the U.S. fencing team.(Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Former world-class fencer reignites passion for sport at UCLA

There is a flow about their actions, a sense of regality. Each step filled with equal parts of elegance and precision. They float across the stage, leaping from one side to the other, with quick feet and graceful execution. Read more...

Photo: Anderson School of Management student Scott Sugimoto is a former world-class fencer who finished eighth in Sunday’s Okawa Three-Weapon Open fencing tournament. Sugimoto was a two-time All-American fencer at Columbia University from 2004-2007, and also was part of the U.S. fencing team.(Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Anderson School of Management student Scott Sugimoto is a former world-class fencer who finished eighth in Sunday’s Okawa Three-Weapon Open fencing tournament. Sugimoto was a two-time All-American fencer at Columbia University from 2004-2007, and also was part of the U.S. fencing team.(Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Brothers Peter (right) and Daniel (left) Azzam both stopped playing soccer in high school to pursue the relatively unknown sport of freestyle football. They brought the sport to UCLA, starting the Bruin Freestyle Soccer Academy in the fall of 2013, hoping to expand their community. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Brothers’ passion for freestyle football inspires, trascends norms

There’s white lab coats and long lab hours, then there’s freestyle football. Peter and Daniel Azzam are brothers pursuing their dreams in the medical field as fourth-year physical sciences and third-year neuroscience students, respectively. Read more...

Photo: Brothers Peter (right) and Daniel (left) Azzam both stopped playing soccer in high school to pursue the relatively unknown sport of freestyle football. They brought the sport to UCLA, starting the Bruin Freestyle Soccer Academy in the fall of 2013, hoping to expand their community. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Brothers Peter (right) and Daniel (left) Azzam both stopped playing soccer in high school to pursue the relatively unknown sport of freestyle football. They brought the sport to UCLA, starting the Bruin Freestyle Soccer Academy in the fall of 2013, hoping to expand their community. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Team captain Gina Phillipi, a 3rd-year political science student, said it was Kirk Lee coming onto the team as a freshman-and taking over a team that did not have experience within their key leaders-that solidified the team's status today. 
(Jessica Zhou/Daily Bruin)

UCLA club water ski members find niche at Ironwood Lake

With the sun reflecting off the calm lake and a cool breeze in the blue skies, laughter can be heard in the distance from the smiling faces scattered around the shore. Read more...

Photo: Team captain Gina Phillipi, a 3rd-year political science student, said it was Kirk Lee coming onto the team as a freshman-and taking over a team that did not have experience within their key leaders-that solidified the team's status today. (Jessica Zhou/Daily Bruin)

Team captain Gina Phillipi, a 3rd-year political science student, said it was Kirk Lee coming onto the team as a freshman-and taking over a team that did not have experience within their key leaders-that solidified the team's status today. 
(Jessica Zhou/Daily Bruin)

Wenjing Toh, fourth-year economics and global studies student, and the women's club rugby team held its annual Prom Dress Rugby game on Monday to promote the team and the sport. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin)

Bruins hold seventh annual Prom Dress Rugby game

The average girl does not accessorize her prom dress with a mouthpiece. But members of the women’s club rugby team did just that on Monday, sporting flamboyant gowns as they participated in the club’s seventh annual Prom Dress Rugby game, an intra-squad challenge designed to promote the team and the sport. Read more...

Photo: Wenjing Toh, fourth-year economics and global studies student, and the women's club rugby team held its annual Prom Dress Rugby game on Monday to promote the team and the sport. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin)

Wenjing Toh, fourth-year economics and global studies student, and the women's club rugby team held its annual Prom Dress Rugby game on Monday to promote the team and the sport. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin)

Ian Johnson, a first-year business economics student, has traveled the world and gained recognition because of his yo-yo abilities.   (Yin Fu/Daily Bruin)

UCLA’s Yo-yo Kid has world on a string

The neon green yo-yo swings in front of Ian Johnson, looping left, right and in nearly every direction as his fingers play puppeteer. With a flick of his wrist and a few fingers, the yo-yo flies off the string and high into the air. Read more...

Photo: Ian Johnson, a first-year business economics student, has traveled the world and gained recognition because of his yo-yo abilities. (Yin Fu/Daily Bruin)

Ian Johnson, a first-year business economics student, has traveled the world and gained recognition because of his yo-yo abilities.   (Yin Fu/Daily Bruin)

Despite the intensity and competitive nature of the faculty game, the camaraderie formed over the course of the hourlong pickup game is the game's defining characteristic. Regardless of age or occupation, all players share a love of basketball. 
(Austin Yu/Daily Bruin)

Pickup games in Wooden a tradition for UCLA staff

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning on the Wooden Center’s Collins Court, a diverse group of basketball players take the floor. Their styles range from low-top Nikes to stiff high-top ankle braces, their hair from long dreadlocks to white, short mops. Read more...

Photo: Despite the intensity and competitive nature of the faculty game, the camaraderie formed over the course of the hourlong pickup game is the game's defining characteristic. Regardless of age or occupation, all players share a love of basketball. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin)

Despite the intensity and competitive nature of the faculty game, the camaraderie formed over the course of the hourlong pickup game is the game's defining characteristic. Regardless of age or occupation, all players share a love of basketball. 
(Austin Yu/Daily Bruin)


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