Thursday, August 22

Professor Gigi Johnson's research into streaming and playlists landed her the opportunity to speak at an upcoming conference in Germany. She said streaming services collect information on their users based on playlists, providing individualized ads. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

UCLA music school admin to speak on Orwellian power of streaming industry

Music streaming services like Spotify are watching you. With the ability to ascertain consumers’ activities based on time of day and type of music, streaming companies know about the granular data of their customers, from when they exercise to when they sleep, said Gigi Johnson. Read more...

Photo: Professor Gigi Johnson's research into streaming and playlists landed her the opportunity to speak at an upcoming conference in Germany. She said streaming services collect information on their users based on playlists, providing individualized ads. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Professor Gigi Johnson's research into streaming and playlists landed her the opportunity to speak at an upcoming conference in Germany. She said streaming services collect information on their users based on playlists, providing individualized ads. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

“Eurydice,” directed by alumna Roshni Shukla, modernizes the original Greek myth by focusing on the female protagonist Eurydice as she is forced to choose her life’s direction. (Courtesy of Rich McCarter)

Alumna brings female protagonist to forefront in modern adaptation of Greek myth

“Eurydice” twists the classic tragedy of Orpheus by giving its neglected female protagonist a voice. Although the original myth follows the Greek hero’s quest to the land of the dead to rescue his muse Eurydice, this modern adaptation reunites Eurydice with her deceased father. Read more...

Photo: “Eurydice,” directed by alumna Roshni Shukla, modernizes the original Greek myth by focusing on the female protagonist Eurydice as she is forced to choose her life’s direction. (Courtesy of Rich McCarter)

“Eurydice,” directed by alumna Roshni Shukla, modernizes the original Greek myth by focusing on the female protagonist Eurydice as she is forced to choose her life’s direction. (Courtesy of Rich McCarter)

Alex Swift Almaraz, a UCLA alumnus, learned to dance hip-hop in high school and choreographed dances as part of the UCLA dance department's senior project. He has taught in prisons and alongside dance companies, and he plans to continue sharing his passion for dance after a trip to Chicago and Amsterdam in an effort to learn more about the specific dance styles he performs. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Dance alumnus uses choreography to explore, teach new styles

Alex Swift Almaraz’s first tattoo reads, “Live hard, die free.” The tattoo reflects a mantra he would later devise, taking inspiration from the words of house dance pioneer Marjory Smarth: “Live true, dance free.” Almaraz, a UCLA alumnus, will share his passion for teaching and performing hip-hop, house dance and Chicago footwork this summer. Read more...

Photo: Alex Swift Almaraz, a UCLA alumnus, learned to dance hip-hop in high school and choreographed dances as part of the UCLA dance department's senior project. He has taught in prisons and alongside dance companies, and he plans to continue sharing his passion for dance after a trip to Chicago and Amsterdam in an effort to learn more about the specific dance styles he performs. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Alex Swift Almaraz, a UCLA alumnus, learned to dance hip-hop in high school and choreographed dances as part of the UCLA dance department's senior project. He has taught in prisons and alongside dance companies, and he plans to continue sharing his passion for dance after a trip to Chicago and Amsterdam in an effort to learn more about the specific dance styles he performs. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Faculty members Peter Golub, Kay Rhie and David Lefkowitz (left to right) will perform their original compositions Tuesday in Schoenberg Hall. Golub said faculty concerts allow composition students to see their teachers as practitioners.(Isra Ameen/Daily Bruin)

Faculty composers to showcase musical pieces inspired by poems, nature

Faculty composers will present their original works at a concert Tuesday, showcasing a myriad of inspirations from birchwood trees to poetry. The works of members of UCLA’s composition faculty will be played in Schoenberg Hall. Read more...

Photo: Faculty members Peter Golub, Kay Rhie and David Lefkowitz (left to right) will perform their original compositions Tuesday in Schoenberg Hall. Golub said faculty concerts allow composition students to see their teachers as practitioners.(Isra Ameen/Daily Bruin)

Faculty members Peter Golub, Kay Rhie and David Lefkowitz (left to right) will perform their original compositions Tuesday in Schoenberg Hall. Golub said faculty concerts allow composition students to see their teachers as practitioners.(Isra Ameen/Daily Bruin)

First-year pre business economics student Tina Li started her crazy sock company HapiThreads on April 2. She currently sells three designs, which include black and white cats, fried eggs and bananas. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

Student designs appealing socks based on UCLA’s banana obsession

Tina Li designed a pair of socks inspired by the UCLA trend of students swiping copious banana from the dining halls.   The socks, called “The Most APPEALING Crew Socks,” depict the yellow fruits lined up in rows. Read more...

Photo: First-year pre business economics student Tina Li started her crazy sock company HapiThreads on April 2. She currently sells three designs, which include black and white cats, fried eggs and bananas. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

First-year pre business economics student Tina Li started her crazy sock company HapiThreads on April 2. She currently sells three designs, which include black and white cats, fried eggs and bananas. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

Erin Harris, a fourth-year economics student, will play Deloris Van Cartier in the Hooligan Theater Company's upcoming production of "Sister Act." Her character is a nightclub dancer who is forced into a nunnery after witnessing her gangster boyfriend commit murder. (Photo: Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff, Illustration: Hannah Burnett/Assistant photo editor)

HOOLIGAN’s “Sister Act” changes up show’s musical, design conventions

Erin Harris will trade a sequined dancing dress for a nun’s habit in HOOLIGAN Theatre Company’s production of “Sister Act.” Harris, a fourth-year economics student, plays Deloris Van Cartier, a nightclub dancer who is forced to abandon her love for performing and embrace life as a nun after witnessing her gangster boyfriend commit murder. Read more...

Photo: Erin Harris, a fourth-year economics student, will play Deloris Van Cartier in the Hooligan Theater Company's upcoming production of "Sister Act." Her character is a nightclub dancer who is forced into a nunnery after witnessing her gangster boyfriend commit murder. (Photo: Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff, Illustration: Hannah Burnett/Assistant photo editor)

Erin Harris, a fourth-year economics student, will play Deloris Van Cartier in the Hooligan Theater Company's upcoming production of "Sister Act." Her character is a nightclub dancer who is forced into a nunnery after witnessing her gangster boyfriend commit murder. (Photo: Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff, Illustration: Hannah Burnett/Assistant photo editor)