Wednesday, May 27



Q&A: Sophia James discusses experiences, musical journey on ‘American Idol’

From performing on the “American Idol” stage to singing in her bedroom, Sophia James challenges the definition of a “household name.” Since she won over the show’s judges and viewers in her initial audition, the second-year global jazz studies student has blazed through the competition and was voted into the top-10 contestants this season. Read more...

Photo: Second-year global jazz studies student Sophia James has made it to the top 10 of “American Idol.”(Anika Chakrabarti/Daily Bruin)



Album review: Hayley Williams’ solo debut ‘Petals for Armor’ is a masterful act of introspection

Hayley Williams released two-thirds of “Petals for Armor” in the months leading up to the date of its debut. Much to the dismay of a handful of her male listeners who would’ve preferred a traditional record rollout, the Paramore singer forged her own staggered solo debut release plan. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation)


The Online Edition: The Creativity Show

Although not everyone has the bandwidth for it right now, a lot of people are spending their time in isolation working on creative projects. Here at the Daily Bruin, we’ve loved seeing people’s stories, art and food – almost as much as we’ve loved making our own – and it inspired us to bring you this episode packed with stories about creativity. Read more...


Scattered Bruins: Students take advantage of stay-at-home orders to renew, expand connection to art

COVID-19 has caused a global pandemic, discouraging people from engaging in mass gatherings or physical contact. Schools across the globe have shut their doors, fragmenting communities into singular pieces here, there and everywhere. Read more...

Photo: Second-year art and Russian studies student Talia Markowitz said quarantine has allowed her art to become more experimental, such as her hand-centric video in ode to English singer-songwriter Kate Bush. (Niveda Tennety/Assistant Photo editor)