Thursday, February 27

Kendo: The Art of Self-Control

The mind is mightier than the sword when it comes to kendo. Kendo trainers emphasize self-control, intimidation and correct posture. “It’s more than just hitting your opponent, it’s more than just violence, it’s a mental game,” said Rachel Carrillo, UCLA Kendo Club president and fourth-year economics student, as she defines kendo in her own words after the team’s tournament on Sunday. Read more...

Photo: Photo credit: Eldrin Masangkay

UCLA Alumna Saves Butterflies from Extinction

UCLA alumna Jana Johnson recently saved the Palos Verdes blue butterflies from extinction. She received her Ph.D. in biology from UCLA in 2008 and was immediately rewarded with an opportunity to make a difference by improving the environment. Read more...

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