Students in Texas experienced freezing temperatures, power outages and lack of access to water this past week because of Winter Storm Uri. (Courtesy of Divya Prasad)
Lily Sperling and her family evacuated their home in Austin, Texas after two nights without power and heat.
In anticipation of the upcoming snowstorm and the possibility of a power outage, Sperling and her family charged two portable batteries.
A string of attacks on Asian American elders has sparked a conversation among the UCLA Asian community about the rise of anti-Asian violence.
A 19-year-old man violently shoved 84-year-old Thai man Vicha Ratanapakdee in San Francisco late January.
Neglecting action against climate change can be emotionally and physically tolling for many. UCLA students and professors pursuing climate research offer a glimmer of hope amid the dire effects of climate change.
Daniel Blumstein feels like he has been shouting into a void his entire career as an environmental scientist.
The professor of ecology and evolutionary biology coauthored a paper in January that examined the status of pressing environmental issues.
If there was a patron saint of UCLA, it would have been Maria Wilcox, Julie Mendoza said.
“I swear to God, it would be Maria,” said Mendoza, a former director of research and evaluation for University of California College Prep Online who saw Maria as a sister.
These Bruins have blossomed into plant parents during quarantine. UCLA students discuss the plants in their lives, how they first got started with planting, tips for future plant owners and the importance of plants on their mental health.
From caring for plants to arts and crafts, many Bruins have taken up new hobbies to cope with various stresses throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. “Wellness from Home” will highlight the different ways Bruins have been practicing self-care during quarantine and how other students can begin prioritizing their mental health.
From Jackie Robinson to Cindy Montañez, many Bruins have historically been on the frontlines in taking initiative for social justice issues. Some Bruins are following in their footsteps, using their voices to make change.
Kausalya Kethu turns the decision of whether or not she should return to campus in the fall over and over in her mind. Though others can make the decision to return without a second thought, Kethu can’t – she is immunocompromised.
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