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Aug. 2, 2021 2:15 p.m.
UCLA alumnus bridges barriers with cooking, takes passion to ‘Top Chef Amateurs’

(From left: Sharila Stewart’s Angolan inspired peanut sponge cake, Stewart in her home kitchen, and Stewart’s lamb roast with haricot vert and potatoes.) UCLA alumni Sharila Stewart is a contestant on the first season of “Top Chef Amateurs” this year. Stewart said the diversity of dishes in UCLA dining halls helped develop her love for learning about other cultures and bringing people together through food. (Courtesy of Sharila Stewart)

An 11 p.m. leap-of-faith decision took Sharila Stewart, a UCLA alumnus, to the first season of “Top Chef Amateurs.”
Premiering July 1, “Top Chef Amateurs” is a spin-off of the American reality show Top Chef and features home cooks instead of professional chefs as contestants.

By Rania Soetirto

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July 21, 2021 3:01 p.m.
Bruins participate in analog Mars mission to research, simulate astronaut life

This story was last updated July 25 at 7:53 p.m.
UCLA students and alumni are simulating life as astronauts to practice techniques to use during space travel to Mars.

By Madison Pfau

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June 20, 2021 6:01 p.m.

The class of 2021 embraces silver linings during hybrid commencement

This post was updated June 27 at 9:01 p.m.
UCLA held in-person graduation processions for the class of 2021 from June 10 to June 15 at Drake Stadium.

By Noah Danesh

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