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(Howard Huang/Online editor)

(Howard Huang/Online editor)

Baseball’s Back

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The 2017 UCLA baseball season has just gotten underway. With a more experienced set of returners and an influx of impact freshmen, the Bruins have started on their road to Omaha, Nebraska.



UCLA alumnus Alexey Stomakhin works for Walt Disney Animation Studios as a senior software engineer. He created programs that made the fur and flesh of animals in Oscar-nominated "Zootopia" look realistic.  (Efren Piñon/Daily Bruin)

Oscars 2017: Alum creates software to breathe life into ‘Moana,’ ‘Zootopia’

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The walls of Melnitz Hall, lined with Hollywood movie posters, foreshadow the potential of students at UCLA. After studying within the entertainment capital of the United States, some Bruin filmmakers go on to contribute to award-winning films.


UC SHIP board looking to add surgery options for transgender students

The University of California Student Health Insurance Plan, which has an office in the Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center, may soon include top surgeries for male-to-female transgender students in its plan. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)
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University of California representatives are working to include certain transgender surgeries in student health insurance coverage. Attendees at the UC Student Health Insurance Plan meeting Tuesday discussed voting to add breast augmentation surgery for male-to-female transgender students to the UC SHIP plan, said David DiTullio, an Executive Oversight Board graduate representative for the Student Health Advisory Committee.


TA shortage requires graduate students to teach outside departments

Kelsi Rutledge, an ecology and evolutionary biology graduate student, teaches a lab for Life Sciences 1: "Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity." The life sciences division has recruited graduate students outside of the department to teach undergraduate students as well. (Angelica Ruiz/Daily Bruin)
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Some graduate students teach undergraduate courses outside of their departments because of a shortage in teaching assistants. There has been a teaching assistant shortage in divisions like life sciences and physical sciences because the undergraduate student population has increased faster than the graduate student population over the past few years, said Victoria Sork, dean of the life sciences division.


Scott Bays: Information seminars can help fight stigma against liberal arts degrees


LA City Councilmember Paul Koretz outlines re-election platform


The Quad: Why Beyoncé should be added to the UCLA curriculum

Beyoncé’s music and performances go beyond entertainment into the realm of generating wider dialogues. (Creative Commons photo by Rocbeyonce via Wikimedia Commons)
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When we talk about the queen of pop culture, no woman better fits the bill than Beyoncé. Her influence in America is unparalleled – people pay hundreds to see her in concert, they call her Queen Bey as she is basically American royalty and her unborn twins are being compared to Luke and Leia from Star Wars, cast as a new hope in the age of Donald Trump.

The Quad: The Smorgasburg brunch experience

The Quad: Analyzing the pros and cons of ‘fitspiration’ on social media


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No. 5 UCLA men’s basketball beats No. 4 Arizona 77-72


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 Sports

Redshirt freshman Macy Toronjo scored a 9.9 on her floor in UCLA's tri-meet win Monday afternoon. The Bruins continue their four-meet homestand this weekend against the Arizona Wildcats. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Gymnastics aims to leap back into action after lackluster performance

Monday’s gymnastics tri-meet against Utah State and Bridgeport was disappointing for No. 4 UCLA (5-2, 3-1 Pac-12), especially after putting up its two highest scores... Read more »


UCLA baseball evens series with 6-1 victory over Gonzaga


UCLA men’s basketball narrowly defeats Arizona 77-72


UCLA men’s basketball trails Arizona 43-39 at halftime


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Radio reporter Jonaki Mehta, photographer Sonja Bartlett and an external translator, Ravindranath Chandran, spent nine days in Vadamanappakkam covering the progress and effectiveness of Project RISHI’s initiatives and exploring the complexities of this rural village and its residents. This project was made possible by the Bridget O’Brien Scholarship Foundation, which has funded UCLA’s student journalists for eight years to cover stories of a global reach and local impact.

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Opinion Poll


Last week, the Daily Bruin ran an opinion column proposing that the USAC Election Board implement a short "exit poll" to capture basic demographic information of students (like year, major and extracurricular involvement) after they vote for their councilmembers online. What do you think of this proposal? Submit View results without voting »