Zehra Abbas, a fifth-year history student, struggled with pregnancy during her second year. She is now looking forward to graduating this year and creating a better future for her two-year-old child. (Burcu Turkay/Daily Bruin)

Zehra Abbas, a fifth-year history student, struggled with pregnancy during her second year. She is now looking forward to graduating this year and creating a better future for her two-year-old child. (Burcu Turkay/Daily Bruin)

Student draws from personal experience to advocate for Bruins with children


Zehra Abbas spent her second year at UCLA hiding her belly after she found out she was pregnant. “I hid my pregnancy with jackets because I was under the impression that there was something wrong with me,” Abbas said.

Fourth-year biology student Eunice Lee serves as president of UCLA’s Beauty & Cosmetics club. The organization was founded in winter 2015 to provide a space on campus for make-up lovers to discuss skincare and cosmetic trends, network with industry professionals and talk with YouTubers. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

Beauty & Cosmetics promotes self-expression, consumer responsibility


Eunice Lee spends much of her day watching celebrity cosmetics tutorials on YouTube and scrolling through makeup aesthetics on Instagram. For many students the videos are just another way to procrastinate; however, for the fourth-year biology student, they’re part of her job.

New outdoor space near Powell, Humanities powers up student studying

UCLA officials constructed the first outdoor study space with benches and power outlets between Powell Library and the Humanities Building early last week. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

UCLA officials finished constructing the first outdoor study space between Powell Library and the Humanities Building early last week. The Office of Instructional Development and UCLA Facilities Management collaborated to install several study benches with power outlets in the space during spring quarter, and completed the project this fall.

UCLA student groups beat USC in voter registration competition

Volunteers posed with the "Vote Goat," which attended BruinsVote!'s last voter registration event Monday. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

UCLA student organizations registered more than 10,000 students to vote, beating USC in a voter registration competition. UCLA student groups registered 10,109 students and USC student groups registered 411 students, the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk announced Tuesday.

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Bar necessities: Bigfoot West

The Quad: The value of Bruin Walk flyering

Students flyered last spring for the Social Justice Referendum,  one of the four ballot referenda during the 2016 student government elections. (Jintak Han/Assistant photo editor)

One of UCLA’s most long-standing traditions is, unquestionably, flyering. Groups on Bruin Walk, in particular, take flyering to a whole new level. As Bruin Walk is the primary route to class for most students, flyering is almost unavoidable while passing through campus, though not impossible.

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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

Earlier this month, the undergraduate student government’s Facilities Commission announced a proposal to install solar panel umbrellas with laptop and cellphone-charging capabilities. The umbrellas are to be installed in the Kerckhoff Patio and on the second floor of the John Wooden Center. How do you feel about this? Submit View results without voting »