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Wednesday, December 13

The Rapp brothers initially played both tennis and baseball when they were little, but then began focusing exclusively on tennis. Austin Rapp played doubles last year on court two, clinching the ITA Kick-Off Weekend with partner Joseph DiGiulio. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The Rapp brothers initially played both tennis and baseball when they were little, but then began focusing exclusively on tennis. Austin Rapp played doubles last year on court two, clinching the ITA Kick-Off Weekend with partner Joseph DiGiulio. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Brothers double up for UCLA tennis, bring camaraderie to collegiate play


Coach Billy Martin can only remember one other pair of brothers on the UCLA men’s tennis team in his 34-year tenure as a coach. And as rare as brothers on the same team is, Austin and Connor Rapp’s support for one another makes their presence even more significant.

Grant Mooney, a second-year individual concentration student, decorates students' doors with Christmas wrapping paper to raise money for Camp Kesem. One of the wrapping paper designs features cups of hot chocolate and winter clothing. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Student spreads holiday cheer, fundraises for camp by decorating doors


Grant Mooney replaces blank doors with winter-themed images of penguins sledding to raise money for a summer camp for children whose parents have or have had cancer.

LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball sign one-year contract with Lithuanian pro team

LiAngelo Ball's basketball career at UCLA was quite short. He'll be headed to Lithuania to play basketball professionally, and his little brother LaMelo Ball is going with him. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

LiAngelo Ball spent just one exhibition game in a UCLA uniform. His younger brother LaMelo Ball will never be a Bruin. Former UCLA men’s basketball freshman LiAngelo Ball and LaMelo Ball, 16, have each signed one-year contracts with Prienai-Birštonas Vytautas of the Lithuanian Basketball League.

Students voice opinions on administration’s response to Skirball fire

Several students said the Skirball fire impeded their ability to focus on finals and that UCLA should have provided faster updates on the fire and campus operations. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Ky’Tavia Stafford-Carreker asked her professor Wednesday if she could miss class because the poor air quality from the Skirball fire worsened her seasonal allergies and sinus infection.

Napolitano, Block discuss student housing and food concerns

Gene Block discusses UCLA’s response to Skirball fire, recent issues

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The Quad: Students use Facebook memes to respond to Skirball fire

(UCLA Memes for Sick AF Tweens)

“UCLA Memes for Sick AF Tweens” is known for its commentary on campus events, and the Skirball fire proved to be no exception. While some students took to drafting petitions and posting angry status updates to voice their concerns over how UCLA handled the situation, others turned to the Facebook community to comment on the fire.

The Quad: UCLA administration’s response to fire sparks student reaction

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