Saturday, September 14

Sarena Khasawneh, a fourth-year political science student, moderated a Q&A with stand-up comedian Ramy Youssef Tuesday. Youssef's upcoming television show "Ramy" is based on his experiences as an Egyptian Muslim American. (Courtesy of Juan Diaz)

Actor draws from Muslim-American identity in show exploring challenges of dual cultures

Flooded bathrooms at mosques are something Muslim actor, comedian and writer Ramy Youssef is all too familiar with. This is often a byproduct of wudhu, an Islamic ritual where individuals wash themselves before prayer. Read more...

Photo: Sarena Khasawneh, a fourth-year political science student, moderated a Q&A with stand-up comedian Ramy Youssef Tuesday. Youssef's upcoming television show "Ramy" is based on his experiences as an Egyptian Muslim American. (Courtesy of Juan Diaz)

Sarena Khasawneh, a fourth-year political science student, moderated a Q&A with stand-up comedian Ramy Youssef Tuesday. Youssef's upcoming television show "Ramy" is based on his experiences as an Egyptian Muslim American. (Courtesy of Juan Diaz)

First-year theater student Nick Rodriguez and third-year theater student Sam Linkowski star in an adaptation of the 1979 play "Bent," which will premiere Thursday at Macgowan Hall. Set in the 1930s, the play explores the struggles of being gay during the Holocaust, with its protagonist Max coming to terms with his sexual identity. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Play highlights marginalized experiences of gay men during the Holocaust

An upside-down pink triangle is the driving force of “Bent.” Directed by theater graduate student Mark Anthony Vallejo, the production is an adaptation of the original 1979 play and will premiere Thursday at Macgowan Hall. Read more...

Photo: First-year theater student Nick Rodriguez and third-year theater student Sam Linkowski star in an adaptation of the 1979 play "Bent," which will premiere Thursday at Macgowan Hall. Set in the 1930s, the play explores the struggles of being gay during the Holocaust, with its protagonist Max coming to terms with his sexual identity. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

First-year theater student Nick Rodriguez and third-year theater student Sam Linkowski star in an adaptation of the 1979 play "Bent," which will premiere Thursday at Macgowan Hall. Set in the 1930s, the play explores the struggles of being gay during the Holocaust, with its protagonist Max coming to terms with his sexual identity. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Television writer Kara Brown, writer and director Minhal Baig and screenwriter Katie Silberman spoke in Bruin Film Society’s Women in Entertainment Speaker Series, where they discussed their experiences working as women in Hollywood. (Courtesy of Juan Díaz, Bruin Film Society)

Panel of women in entertainment discusses Hollywood’s lasting inequities

When Katie Silberman moved from Nebraska to Los Angeles to pursue a career in Hollywood, she emailed 50 of her favorite screenwriters. Though she only received one response, she said that email helped her break into the entertainment industry. Read more...

Photo: Television writer Kara Brown, writer and director Minhal Baig and screenwriter Katie Silberman spoke in Bruin Film Society’s Women in Entertainment Speaker Series, where they discussed their experiences working as women in Hollywood. (Courtesy of Juan Díaz, Bruin Film Society)

Television writer Kara Brown, writer and director Minhal Baig and screenwriter Katie Silberman spoke in Bruin Film Society’s Women in Entertainment Speaker Series, where they discussed their experiences working as women in Hollywood. (Courtesy of Juan Díaz, Bruin Film Society)

Color Box Production Company will put on a production of “Once on This Island,” premiering Saturday at the Northwest Campus Auditorium. The play follows a girl who falls in love with a Frenchman of a higher social standing and focuses on Caribbean traditions. (Courtesy of Irvin Mason Jr.)

Play ‘Once on This Island’ to feature Caribbean culture, lessons on empathy

Stories can be passed around a campfire, be told across generations and unite communities, said Irvin Mason Jr. It was this notion that led him to direct the musical “Once on This Island.” Based on a 1985 novel by Rosa Guy, the story takes place in the Caribbean Islands and follows Ti Moune, a girl who falls in love with a Frenchman of higher social standing. Read more...

Photo: Color Box Production Company will put on a production of “Once on This Island,” premiering Saturday at the Northwest Campus Auditorium. The play follows a girl who falls in love with a Frenchman of a higher social standing and focuses on Caribbean traditions. (Courtesy of Irvin Mason Jr.)

Color Box Production Company will put on a production of “Once on This Island,” premiering Saturday at the Northwest Campus Auditorium. The play follows a girl who falls in love with a Frenchman of a higher social standing and focuses on Caribbean traditions. (Courtesy of Irvin Mason Jr.)

"Vandy Taal," an a capella group from Vanderbilt University, competed in Sahana, a South Asian singing competition that was hosted by UCLA group Naya Zamaana. The teams competed to win first place and a $1,000. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

UCLA South Asian a cappella group Naya Zamaana hosts interstate competition

This post was updated April 13 at 9:15 p.m. A cappella teams from all over the country dueled on stage, performing a fusion of Western and traditional South Asian songs. Read more...

Photo: "Vandy Taal," an a capella group from Vanderbilt University, competed in Sahana, a South Asian singing competition that was hosted by UCLA group Naya Zamaana. The teams competed to win first place and a $1,000. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

"Vandy Taal," an a capella group from Vanderbilt University, competed in Sahana, a South Asian singing competition that was hosted by UCLA group Naya Zamaana. The teams competed to win first place and a $1,000. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Second-year Amy Fang and fourth-year Chris Kim, both design media arts students, co-lead curated the "Breaking the Rules" exhibition, which will show in the New Wight Gallery in the Broad Art Center beginning Thursday. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Design media arts students put on rule-bending exhibit with mixed art forms

A flyer encrypted with a Snapchat code can unlock dancing bears on your phone’s screen. Using augmented reality, the project is one of the works that will be on display at the design media arts exhibition opening Thursday. Read more...

Photo: Second-year Amy Fang and fourth-year Chris Kim, both design media arts students, co-lead curated the "Breaking the Rules" exhibition, which will show in the New Wight Gallery in the Broad Art Center beginning Thursday. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Second-year Amy Fang and fourth-year Chris Kim, both design media arts students, co-lead curated the "Breaking the Rules" exhibition, which will show in the New Wight Gallery in the Broad Art Center beginning Thursday. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Third-year political science student Myrka Vega, fourth-year international development studies student Maria Amaya Morfin and third-year Spanish student Terii Sanchez (left to right) collaborated to start 1997 Thrift, an online thrift store. Students may order their items via Instagram, pay through Venmo and then pick up their purchase on Bruin Walk. 
(James Schaap/Daily Bruin)

Online thrifted clothing platform offers affordability, convenience to students

Myrka Vega thrifted for clothes out of necessity growing up. Now, she thrifts out of enjoyment, sharing her hobby with the UCLA community through an online thrift store she founded with friends. Read more...

Photo: Third-year political science student Myrka Vega, fourth-year international development studies student Maria Amaya Morfin and third-year Spanish student Terii Sanchez (left to right) collaborated to start 1997 Thrift, an online thrift store. Students may order their items via Instagram, pay through Venmo and then pick up their purchase on Bruin Walk. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)

Third-year political science student Myrka Vega, fourth-year international development studies student Maria Amaya Morfin and third-year Spanish student Terii Sanchez (left to right) collaborated to start 1997 Thrift, an online thrift store. Students may order their items via Instagram, pay through Venmo and then pick up their purchase on Bruin Walk. 
(James Schaap/Daily Bruin)