Asmita Paranjape splits jokes between Westwood and Hollywood – editing an on-campus satirical magazine and performing sketches at a Los Angeles comedy club.
For the fourth-year computer science and linguistics student and other aspiring comedians at UCLA, joining a mix of comedic organizations both on and off campus provides space to gain the experience necessary for a professional comedic career.
The entry of Melnitz Hall, lined with Hollywood movie posters, foreshadow the potential of students at UCLA. After studying in the entertainment capital of the United States, some Bruin filmmakers go on to contribute to award-winning films.
About 250 protesters flooded the streets of Westwood after President Donald Trump took the oath of office Friday.
The crowd gathered in front of Powell Library before marching down Westwood Boulevard to its intersection with Wilshire Boulevard.
The president serves as the public face of the country in foreign affairs. He leads negotiations on treaties and trade deals, deciding when to deploy the military and taking sides in international conflicts.
Paul Von Blum remembers watching news coverage of Rosa Parks refusing to give her bus seat to a white Southerner.
He said watching the heroic acts of Parks, Martin Luther King Jr.
An elderly man waved his hand in a peace sign at the crowd below his apartment window. Others draped flags from their apartments and were thanked with roaring cheers.
Saxophonist Kamasi Washington has played alongside rappers like Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar, but his early education lies in jazz.
As a second-year student at UCLA, Washington played saxophone on Snoop Dogg’s tour.
Josh Shtein transforms into a butcher knife-wielding cannibal when he creeps on set for his job at Universal Studios Hollywood.
The third-year sociology student works as a “scare actor” for Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights, an event featuring special Halloween-themed mazes, shows and scare zones based on television and movie franchises such as American Horror Story and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Donald Margulies watched the trial of Nazi war criminal Adolph Eichmann when he was a boy growing up in Brooklyn, New York, in 1961. The future playwright became horrified by the news coverage showing images of emaciated bodies left in piles on the grounds of concentration camps.
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