Thursday, February 23


First-year music performance student Sophie Patterson draws from her own emotional experiences, such as being bullied in high school, when performing opera at UCLA. The mezzo-soprano singer is described as feeling comfortable in her expressive qualities, being an advocate against bullying and having an affinity for jacket patches. (Meredith Yates/Daily Bruin)

First-year music performance student Sophie Patterson draws from her own emotional experiences, such as being bullied in high school, when performing opera at UCLA. The mezzo-soprano singer is described as feeling comfortable in her expressive qualities, being an advocate against bullying and having an affinity for jacket patches. (Meredith Yates/Daily Bruin)

Opera helps UCLA music student Sophie Patterson find her voice

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Sophie Patterson has always been loud. At UCLA, she uses her voice to belt out opera in class. But in high school, she was bullied for being too outspoken, she said.



UCLA alumnus Barry Robison (left) was a production designer for the Oscar-nominated war film “Hacksaw Ridge." He turned a dairy farm into a battlefield and used a small town in Australia to resemble one in Virginia. (Efren Pinon/Daily Bruin)

Oscars 2017: Alum tackles production design on nominated war film ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

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The entry of Melnitz Hall, lined with Hollywood movie posters, foreshadows 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.


Bruin Café to remain open until 2 a.m. on weekends

Bruin Café will be open until 2 a.m. Thursday to Sunday nights starting March 5. (Daily Bruin file photo)
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This post was updated Feb. 23 at 10:05 a.m. Residents of the Hill will once again have access to late night food options from Bruin Café.


LAUSD Board of Education candidates dispute platforms at UCLA forum

Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education candidates Allison Polhill, Gregory Mantayan, Steve Zimmer and Nick Melvoin debated their positions on charter schools, undocumented students and budget issues at a panel Wednesday. (April Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)
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Candidates for the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education debated the role of charter schools, protections for undocumented students and the district’s budget at a UCLA forum Wednesday.


Oscars 2017: Alumnus discusses Oscar-nominated script, the female perspective


Submission: CALPIRG’s fracking ban advocacy is part of larger sustainability goal


The Quad: Life as an average UCLA student

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In a society that emphasizes and celebrates greatness, and with a new president that continuously brags about being the best, it’s hard to remember that there’s nothing wrong with being common and average.

Wellness Wednesday: Increased awareness can explain rising rates of mental illness

The Quad: Low usage fails to justify 24-hour John Wooden Center


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Set Six Season 2, Episode 6: The latest in men’s volleyball’s shaky play


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Passion for the piano leads to student business


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 Sports

Sophomore attacker Lizette Rozeboom had a hat trick in Friday's home opener against No. 6 UC Irvine. She and the rest of the No. 3 UCLA women's water polo team will be traveling to Anteater territory this weekend for the Barbara Kalbus Invitational. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Women’s water polo to face biggest challenge yet at Irvine tournament

Women's water polo coach Brandon Brooks said that the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference championship is the most competitive tournament of the year. “The depth... Read more »


The Rundown: Feb. 23


Confrontation key to restoring unity for UCLA women’s basketball


Men’s basketball improves defense, prepares to take Arizona State


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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


The Westwood Village Improvement Association, which is tasked with beautifying and drawing more businesses into Westwood, has stated it wants to change city law to make it possible to give multiple parking tickets per day. The move is intended to discourage food trucks from coming to the village by making it difficult for them to park in one spot all day. What do you think about this issue? Submit View results without voting »