Sunday, May 28

Third-year sociology student Jonathan Semerjian (left) and third-year business economics student Tigran Ayvazyan (right) are the vice president and founder, respectively, of the Bruin Auto Club, a group for UCLA car enthusiasts to celebrate car culture. (Manoreet Grewal/Daily Bruin)

Bruin Auto Club gets on track to boost car appreciation culture at UCLA

Tigran Ayvazyan’s interest in cars began in elementary school – they were the only things he knew how to draw. This year, the third-year business economics student created the Bruin Auto Club – a community for car lovers like himself. Read more...

Photo: Third-year sociology student Jonathan Semerjian (left) and third-year business economics student Tigran Ayvazyan (right) are the vice president and founder, respectively, of the Bruin Auto Club, a group for UCLA car enthusiasts to celebrate car culture. (Manoreet Grewal/Daily Bruin)

Third-year sociology student Jonathan Semerjian (left) and third-year business economics student Tigran Ayvazyan (right) are the vice president and founder, respectively, of the Bruin Auto Club, a group for UCLA car enthusiasts to celebrate car culture. (Manoreet Grewal/Daily Bruin)

Students Feven Negussie, Armando Berumen, Giselle Horta and Andres Esparza (left to right) filmed the first episode for their web series "Predominantly White Institution" at Powell Library on Sunday. (Andrew Arifin/Daily Bruin)

Students bring friendship, campus life at UCLA to new web series

Four UCLA students filmed the first episode for their web series at Powell Library on Sunday afternoon. It took Armando Berumen at least five tries to catch a crumpled piece of paper – the paper will be edited to include Berumen’s name on it for the opening credits of the series, “Predominantly White Institution.” Giggles erupted from the cast and crew amid Powell Library’s book stacks each time the first-year undeclared student missed the paper ball. Read more...

Photo: Students Feven Negussie, Armando Berumen, Giselle Horta and Andres Esparza (left to right) filmed the first episode for their web series "Predominantly White Institution" at Powell Library on Sunday. (Andrew Arifin/Daily Bruin)

Students Feven Negussie, Armando Berumen, Giselle Horta and Andres Esparza (left to right) filmed the first episode for their web series "Predominantly White Institution" at Powell Library on Sunday. (Andrew Arifin/Daily Bruin)

Jen Hirsh has been releasing electronic pop and rhythm and blues music under her musical project "Monogem" since 2014. She will perform songs from her album "100%" for her upcoming EP release show Wednesday. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)

On the Rise: Monogem

Three-year-old Jen Hirsh used to love Luciano Pavarotti. But, Hirsh said, probably only because the opera singer had a beard that made him look like her father. Read more...

Photo: Jen Hirsh has been releasing electronic pop and rhythm and blues music under her musical project "Monogem" since 2014. She will perform songs from her album "100%" for her upcoming EP release show Wednesday. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)

Jen Hirsh has been releasing electronic pop and rhythm and blues music under her musical project "Monogem" since 2014. She will perform songs from her album "100%" for her upcoming EP release show Wednesday. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)

Second-year psychobiology student Tia Liu has amassed more than 40,000 followers on Instagram by photographing models and YouTube personalities for their social media. (Chelsea Zhang/Daily Bruin)

UCLA student gains following photographing social media influencers

Tia Liu remembers watching Meredith Foster’s YouTube channel in middle school. Now, she photographs Foster and other social media influencers for an audience of tens of thousands on her social media. Read more...

Photo: Second-year psychobiology student Tia Liu has amassed more than 40,000 followers on Instagram by photographing models and YouTube personalities for their social media. (Chelsea Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Second-year psychobiology student Tia Liu has amassed more than 40,000 followers on Instagram by photographing models and YouTube personalities for their social media. (Chelsea Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Barry Manilow (left) performed at a previous iteration of "Concert for America" in April. The series was founded by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley (center and right). (Courtesy of Jenny Anderson)

Two Broadway minds develop ‘Concert for America’ to celebrate diversity

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley launched “Concert for America” on the day of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Rudetsky and Wesley co-founded the monthly concert series to celebrate American diversity and inclusivity. Read more...

Photo: Barry Manilow (left) performed at a previous iteration of "Concert for America" in April. The series was founded by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley (center and right). (Courtesy of Jenny Anderson)

Barry Manilow (left) performed at a previous iteration of "Concert for America" in April. The series was founded by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley (center and right). (Courtesy of Jenny Anderson)

UCLA Extension graduate Daniela Arguello wrote and directed the short film “2500KM” with a $500 budget in Guatemala. The film tells the story of a Guatemalan woman who escapes an abusive relationship by traveling to America. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA Extension grad’s film tells story of domestic abuse, immigration

Daniela Arguello finished the sound design for her short film “2500KM” the morning of the film’s premiere in Guatemala City. That night, the film played to a sold-out show of more than 400 people – the theater was so crowded some attendees had to sit on the ground. Read more...

Photo: UCLA Extension graduate Daniela Arguello wrote and directed the short film “2500KM” with a $500 budget in Guatemala. The film tells the story of a Guatemalan woman who escapes an abusive relationship by traveling to America. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA Extension graduate Daniela Arguello wrote and directed the short film “2500KM” with a $500 budget in Guatemala. The film tells the story of a Guatemalan woman who escapes an abusive relationship by traveling to America. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin staff)

A 1-ounce jar of paddlefish caviar costs $35 at Santa Monica Seafood. The fish roe's saltiness complimented the buckwheat pancakes and crème fraîche. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin Staff)

A Taste for Adventure: Caviar’s overwhelming taste does not live up to its price

Los Angeles brings together cultures and cuisine from all around the world. The city’s markets and restaurants offer menus that may be a little different from the typical dining hall menu. Read more...

Photo: A 1-ounce jar of paddlefish caviar costs $35 at Santa Monica Seafood. The fish roe's saltiness complimented the buckwheat pancakes and crème fraîche. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin Staff)

A 1-ounce jar of paddlefish caviar costs $35 at Santa Monica Seafood. The fish roe's saltiness complimented the buckwheat pancakes and crème fraîche. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin Staff)