Claire Markey had never competed in a cross-country race until lining up at the Griak Invitational this year. The freshman took second out of UCLA runners, milliseconds behind sophomore Julia Rizk. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

Claire Markey had never competed in a cross-country race until lining up at the Griak Invitational this year. The freshman took second out of UCLA runners, milliseconds behind sophomore Julia Rizk. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

Freshman Claire Markey crosses over from team sports to the track


Most Division I athletes around the country have been competing in their respective sports for years. On the UCLA women’s cross-country team, for example, every single competitor has had extensive track experience, and many have a comparable amount in cross-country.

Jamie Aprile, UCLA doctoral alumnus and field school director for Methone, and fourth-year UCLA Theatre and Ancient Greek student Christopher Sanders work together on a sift, separating out dirt and picking out special finds to be bagged. Wheel barrels of dirt are taken from trenches over to a series of sifts where smaller, but equally important material is found and bagged for study. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UC students and professors participate in summer excavation in Greece


Marianne Simpson spent the summer after her first year of college digging hundreds of relics and bones out of the ruins of an ancient Greek city.

New dog park in Westwood to replace existing Barrington location

Los Angeles city officials announced they would close the dog park at Barrington park and open another one at the Westwood Recreation Center. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

The city plans to open a dog park at a Westwood recreation center near Santa Monica Boulevard. The dog park will replace playground equipment near Veteran Avenue at the Westwood Recreation Center, said Jasmine Shamolian, a field deputy for Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz.

GSA fights UC Board of Regents’ proposed fee increase


The graduate student government is working with a UC student advocacy organization to fight against a potential fee increase for graduate students in certain programs. The UC professional degree supplemental tuition, also known as PDST, is a fee students in certain professional programs, such as dentistry and public health, have to pay.

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Women’s soccer highlights importance of defense in avoiding overtime

The Quad: Meditation for midterms

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Feeling inundated by the stress of exams, work, relationships or all of the above? If your answer was yes, then consider picking up meditation as a means of self-care.

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