Tuesday, March 31

Graduate student exhibition highlights innovative works utilizing various media

3D technology creates new landscapes in graduate student Ash Garwood’s exhibit. The piece is just one part of an exhibition taking place until Friday at the New Wight Gallery, “MFA Exhibition No.1,” which showcases works by graduate students in the UCLA Department of Art. Read more...

Photo: Graduate students Hailey Loman, Ash Garwood and Jae Hwan Lim all have their works displayed in “MFA Exhibition No.1,” the first in a number of graduate student showcases. Their works will be on display at the New Wight Gallery through Friday. (Kanishka Mehra/Assistant Photo editor)



Student learns lessons of competition in process of auditioning for ‘American Idol’

A hopeful Bruin voice found herself auditioning for “American Idol” after posting her singing videos on social media. Among the many contestants who auditioned for the latest season of the singing competition is second-year global jazz studies student Sophia Wackerman. Read more...

Photo: Second-year global jazz studies student Sophia Wackerman auditioned for “American Idol” after receiving a direct message from the show’s producer who had taken interest in the videos Wackerman had posted of herself singing. She said being surrounded by music at a young age, since her father is a drummer and her late mother was a singer, inspired her to pursue singing professionally. (Anika Chakrabarti/Daily Bruin)


Graduate student aims to depict immigration anxieties in upcoming film

The anxiety and tension of crossing the border come alive at night in “Esperanza.” Shruti Parekh, a graduate student at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, said her film centers around three protagonists who intend to illegally cross the border into Canada in the middle of the night, hoping to start a new life. Read more...

Photo: Graduate student Shruti Parekh’s film “Esperanza” follows three protagonists who intend to illegally cross into Canada in the middle of the night, hoping to start a new life. She said the film embodies the dynamics of different immigrants and their viewpoints. (Anika Chakrabarti/Daily Bruin)


Concert review: Echosmith shines bright in intimate performance promoting unity through music

If any artist can hit the audience in the feels then start a dance party in the span of about two seconds, it’s Echosmith. After releasing its sophomore album earlier this year, the sibling-trio band finished “The Lonely Generation Tour” in its hometown of Los Angeles at The Fonda Theatre on Thursday night. Read more...

Photo: Siblings Sydney and Noah Sierota, better known as two-thirds of Echosmith, took to the stage of The Fonda Theatre on Thursday night. The performance was a mixture of upbeat excitement and tender familial moments which combined to show the band’s true strength – creating unity through its music, writes columnist Jessica Li. (Alex Driscoll/Daily Bruin)



HART at UCLA helps students master the art of destressing through creative processes

Watercolor painting was one of the few ways Elizabeth Reichner could bond with her sister.   The creative process of art is widely known to nurture emotional growth – a concept the second-year art student wanted to explore at UCLA by forming the club Healing through Art. Read more...

Photo: Elizabeth Reichner, a second-year art student, and Paige Shannon, a second-year music and industry history student, work together as a part of the club Healing through Art. They said the club works to give students an alternative option to learn ways to improve their mental health through education and creating art. (Kanishka Mehra/Assistant Photo editor)