Sunday, August 25

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)

Second-year environmental science student Erika Kidera jogs along with one of the girls she coaches through Coaching Corps, an organization that sends volunteer coaches to recreational leagues in need of more coaches. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin)

Bruins share love of soccer through Coaching Corps

As the seconds ticked by, the parents on the sideline began pacing back and forth as their daughters held onto a one-goal lead late in the soccer game. Read more...

Photo: Second-year environmental science student Erika Kidera jogs along with one of the girls she coaches through Coaching Corps, an organization that sends volunteer coaches to recreational leagues in need of more coaches. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin)

Second-year environmental science student Erika Kidera jogs along with one of the girls she coaches through Coaching Corps, an organization that sends volunteer coaches to recreational leagues in need of more coaches. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin)

Bruinrunners combines a mix of both inexperienced and veteran long-distance runners who jog and run their way through Bel Air and Brentwood routes. While some runners attend in order to officially compete, others simply show up to compete against themselves. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin)

Bruinrunners club members find common ground

De Neve Plaza is a hub of student activity, from impromptu acoustic guitar sessions to skateboarding practice. However, like clockwork every evening, one event stands out among the fray. Read more...

Photo: Bruinrunners combines a mix of both inexperienced and veteran long-distance runners who jog and run their way through Bel Air and Brentwood routes. While some runners attend in order to officially compete, others simply show up to compete against themselves. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin)

Bruinrunners combines a mix of both inexperienced and veteran long-distance runners who jog and run their way through Bel Air and Brentwood routes. While some runners attend in order to officially compete, others simply show up to compete against themselves. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin)

Ling Chen, a graduate student in psychology, swings her shinai during the Yuhihai Kendo Tournament held at UCLA on Sunday. The UCLA Kendo Club fuses the intensity of fighting with a different intensity – a strict set of rules, discipline and tradition that the club follows.(Austin Yu/Daily Bruin)

UCLA Kendo Club finds balance between combat and discipline

The original version of this article contained an error and has been changed. See the bottom of the article for additional information. Yelling resonates throughout the entire second floor of the John Wooden Center. Read more...

Photo: Ling Chen, a graduate student in psychology, swings her shinai during the Yuhihai Kendo Tournament held at UCLA on Sunday. The UCLA Kendo Club fuses the intensity of fighting with a different intensity – a strict set of rules, discipline and tradition that the club follows.(Austin Yu/Daily Bruin)

Ling Chen, a graduate student in psychology, swings her shinai during the Yuhihai Kendo Tournament held at UCLA on Sunday. The UCLA Kendo Club fuses the intensity of fighting with a different intensity – a strict set of rules, discipline and tradition that the club follows.(Austin Yu/Daily Bruin)

Leon Chang, a first-year biochemistry student, is one of many archers on the team who is trying out the sport for the first time this year. He and many archers in the archery club use the sport to strengthen their mental focus. (Jessica Zhou/Daily Bruin)

UCLA archery club trains to overcome challenges to body, mind

Aim, cock back, shoot, repeat. Aim, cock back, shoot, repeat. To the average bystander, archery looks pretty easy. There aren’t too many bodily movements involved in shooting and the targets are stationary. Read more...

Photo: Leon Chang, a first-year biochemistry student, is one of many archers on the team who is trying out the sport for the first time this year. He and many archers in the archery club use the sport to strengthen their mental focus. (Jessica Zhou/Daily Bruin)

Leon Chang, a first-year biochemistry student, is one of many archers on the team who is trying out the sport for the first time this year. He and many archers in the archery club use the sport to strengthen their mental focus. (Jessica Zhou/Daily Bruin)

Third-year students James Roland, mathematics and computer science (left), Annie Ma, physiological science (middle), and Austin Wang, physiological science (right), rehearse their fight set before Saturday's performance. (Christopher Hoo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA Wushu to perform at Chinese American Cultural Night

Nicole Carpentier walked out of Wushu practice bleeding. None of the nearly 35 UCLA Wushu club members were fazed though. It’s to be expected when fighting in the same style as Jet Li. Read more...

Photo: Third-year students James Roland, mathematics and computer science (left), Annie Ma, physiological science (middle), and Austin Wang, physiological science (right), rehearse their fight set before Saturday's performance. (Christopher Hoo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Third-year students James Roland, mathematics and computer science (left), Annie Ma, physiological science (middle), and Austin Wang, physiological science (right), rehearse their fight set before Saturday's performance. (Christopher Hoo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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