Wednesday, May 27

Dance students adjust to curriculum changes, self-accountability of online learning

Online learning for dance students has not quite been en pointe. The switch to virtual classes has left dance students searching for ideal spaces to move, relying on self-accountability to stay motivated, said third-year dance student Justin Gamboa. Read more...

Photo: Dance students are adjusting to virtual classes and a new curriculum that accommodates the space each dancer has. Members of the tightknit community said they have found each other’s support to be invaluable during this time. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Alumnus rolls out film aiming to stir pot with fresh take on marijuana culture

Michael Masukawa is exploring the lighthearted comedy affairs of contemporary stoner culture in his film “4/20.” The UCLA alumnus and co-executive producer said the film’s team wanted to emulate the atmospheres of ensemble movies like “Valentine’s Day,” “Love Actually” and “New Year’s Eve.” However, rather than following a primarily white cast through romantic plots, he said “4/20” leans into its comedy, and a multicultural cast aims to reflect modern-day marijuana culture. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumnus Michael Masukawa released the film “4/20,” exploring the importance of the April 20 marijuana holiday on its industry. The comedy follows Joy, a co-owner of a dispensary, and he said it portrays a different side of weed culture than is typically expected in media. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Student seeks to spread aloha spirit in Hawaiian-inspired line of wire jewelry

Metal is putty in Malia Zoraster’s hands. With just pliers and coils of wire, the second-year business economics student started her own metal wire jewelry business, Mai’a Hawaiian Jewelry, last August in person and recently moved it onto Etsy. Read more...

Photo: Second-year business economics student Malia Zoraster started her own metal wire jewelry business, Mai’a Hawaiian Jewelry, last August. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Alumna brightens up pandemic with affordable, colorful masks

Lia Wallfish adds bursts of color to times of darkness with her face masks. After graduating with a degree in costume design and entrepreneurship in 2019, the alumna started her own clothing company, Simplicity Vintage, in September. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Lia Wallfish wanted to put her costume design and entrepreneurship background to work, so she began make affordable yet fashionable face masks. (Kanishka Mehra/Assistant Photo editor)

TV review: ‘Hollywood’ offers a hopeful story but is too fantastical to be realistic drama

Warning: spoilers ahead. Hollywood made Ryan Murphy, so Murphy went and made “Hollywood” right back. Murphy, producer and creator of myriad series of episodic television from “Glee” to “American Crime Story” developed the recently released miniseries with Netflix along with producer Ian Brennan. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Saeed Adyani/Netflix)

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