Monday, May 25

The Quad: Peeling back the ripe history of a pair of Westwood fruit truck owners

This post was updated Feb. 14 at 4:45 p.m. On my way into Westwood for an errand run last Friday, I stopped and chatted with two of the friendliest people in the Village. Read more...

Photo: Fredy Agustin has been serving fresh fruit to customers on the streets of Westwood for ten years, in his truck called Frutas y Raspados del Chapin. The truck is one of many in a collection of fruit trucks owned by different members of Agustin’s family. (Kanishka Mehra/Assistant Photo editor)

The Quad: Improving learning environments can make going to class more bearable

You’re out of breath from the hike up Janss Steps as you plop into a seat one minute before the lecture begins. Backpack in arms, caffeine in hand, you tell yourself that it’s important to pay attention, but the classroom appears despondent. Read more...

Photo: Research has found that students’ learning experiences in the classroom can be directly impacted by the environment in which students are sitting, with sunlight and windows potentially leading to a better ability to learn. (Daily Bruin file photo. Photo illustration by Firyal Bawab/Daily Bruin)

The Quad: As coronavirus spreads, so too does misinformation about disease on internet

In our increasingly globalized day-to-day lives, the spread of diseases is fast – but the proliferation of misinformation is even faster. Around a month has passed since the emergence of the novel strain of coronavirus in China’s Wuhan province and its subsequent reach overseas in countries such as the United States, Australia and Canada, sparking a worldwide state of panic. Read more...

Photo: The internet has proven to be a vital source of information about coronavirus, but is also functioning as a hub for misinformation. (Niveda Tennety/Assistant Photo editor)

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