Monday, February 17

The Quad: A guide to the wonderfully varied Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden

Jules Cooch’s K-12 students stared in awe at UCLA’s botanical garden, wondering why it didn’t look like any particular natural phenomena they had seen before. They saw a combination of seemingly mismatched elements from different natural sources that made the garden seem like a completely new phenomenon. Read more...

Photo: The Daily Bruin’s Sammi Dorfan explored the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Gardens, which aren’t just a pleasant spot to study for midterms and finals – they’re also a place in which some UCLA faculty and students conduct their research. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The Quad: Anti-Semitic acts show resiliency of Jewish community, call for greater change

Last month’s attack on the Jewish community in Pittsburgh might be the pinnacle of anti-Semitism in the United States, but it certainly isn’t the only one etched into the narrative of this religious minority. Read more...

Photo: The shooting that took place at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh is not just an isolated instance of anti-Semitism – the Daily Bruin’s Sammi Dorfan explores the recent history of anti-Semtism in the Quad’s latest piece. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)