Film professor Becky Smith wrote and directed the film “August in Berlin" about two strangers meeting in a coffee shop. She filmed the movie over a span of eight days in Berlin, Germany. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

Film professor Becky Smith wrote and directed the film “August in Berlin" about two strangers meeting in a coffee shop. She filmed the movie over a span of eight days in Berlin, Germany. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

TFT professor explores cultural differences in film ‘August in Berlin’


A small coffeehouse in Berlin housed the fortuitous meeting of two strangers, a German man and a Canadian woman. Although the two were reluctant about each other at first, spending 48 hours together allowed them to overcome barriers crafted by their own assumptions about their cultures and romantic statuses.

Jessica Lim, who graduated from UCLA in 2011, was crowned Miss Asian America at the 31st Annual Miss Asian Global and Miss Asian America pageant. The pageant was held on Aug. 20 in San Francisco. (Courtesy of David Yu)

Alum Jessica Lim promotes Asian-American women in media in pageant


Jessica Lim would melt into the couch on Sunday evenings with her family when she was six years old to watch the cheers of fans and football players running across stadiums on TV.

New BruinTAP card system allows access to two transportation systems


UCLA students and employees can now use one card for two transportation services. UCLA Transportation officials launched the BruinTAP for Transit program Thursday, which will allow students to load their Go Metro passes and BruinGO!

UCLA Recreation postpones end of towel service at Wooden

Towel services will be available at the John Wooden Center and Student Activities Center Monday through Friday until Dec. 23. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA Recreation has delayed its decision to discontinue its towel service at John Wooden Center this fall. Towel services will be available at the John Wooden Center and Student Activities Center Monday through Friday until Dec.

Editorial: UCLA Dining must reevaluate student workers’ jobs, wage disparity

Claire-ification: Hope Solo’s comments not grounds for dismissal

prime: How to plan a summer garden party

No summer garden party would be complete without food, beverages, decor and music. (Kelly Yeo/Blogging editor)

If you’re in town for the summer, spend a day picnicking at the Getty Center, or take advantage of the sculpture garden or your apartment building’s rooftop common area to plan a summer garden party.

Rush-Hour Respite: A trip to the Getty Villa

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Project Literacy, a UCLA organization that helps students and adults from underserved areas improve their English skills, continued its tutoring sessions in the Baldwin Hills Library during summer session A. (Courtesy of Avantika Mundkur)

Project Literacy helps students across LA throughout summer

Catherine Segura, a fifth-grader from Los Angeles, waited eagerly for her tutor every Friday this summer, excited about the new articles she would read.She likes... Read more »

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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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Last Monday, the California State Assembly passed a bill requiring all single-occupancy restrooms be open to people of any gender. This bill will affect all bathrooms in businesses, public areas and government offices. How do you feel about this issue?
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