This article was updated Mar. 10 at 1:53 p.m.
The instant ramen-slurping, overworked and penniless college student is a common trope. But it casts a light-hearted sheen on the serious issue of food insecurity, or the lack of reliable access to affordable, nutritious food.
Vina Nguyen’s grandfather died from cancer because of a lack of proper medical care.
“All the doctors did was give him over-the-counter prescriptions,” Nguyen said. “It was only two days before he died that he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.”
Nguyen, a fourth-year human biology and society student, said the lack of accessible healthcare in underprivileged communities in San Diego, where she grew up, was one of the reasons she joined Medical, Education Missions and Outreach, a student-run club at UCLA.
Imagine the vast landscapes that Los Angeles’ water supply flows through. Water from the Colorado River races past the Eagle Mountains, bends into the Mojave Desert and snakes through the Imperial Valley.
Many UCLA students struggle with the cost of tuition and housing fees, but design media arts students also have to worry about paying the materials needed to complete their coursework.
UCLA is known for its campuswide commitment to sustainability and waste management. But the volume of garbage left behind in the hallways of student dorms and apartments at the end of the year counters that message.
Members of one of UCLA’s largest science research clubs received two Dean’s Prizes this year.
Elegant Mind Club, a research group that studies the neural networks of roundworms to better understand the human nervous system, had two of its members, Suying Jin, a fourth-year physics student, and Myki Lee, a fourth-year neuroscience student, received the Dean’s Prize for excellence in presenting faculty-mentored research May 26.
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