Monday, February 20


“Cendrillon,” the French translation of “Cinderella,” is an operatic retelling of Charles Perrault’s 1697 classic fairy tale, and will debut Friday at the Freud Playhouse. Opera UCLA and the UCLA theater department collaborated to put on the show, which they set in post-World War II France. (Esmeralda Lopez/Daily Bruin)

“Cendrillon,” the French translation of “Cinderella,” is an operatic retelling of Charles Perrault’s 1697 classic fairy tale, and will debut Friday at the Freud Playhouse. Opera UCLA and the UCLA theater department collaborated to put on the show, which they set in post-World War II France. (Esmeralda Lopez/Daily Bruin)

UCLA transforms ‘Cinderella’ into opera set in post-WWII France

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Opera UCLA set an enchanting princess fairy tale during a bleak time, when people were starving, freezing and struggling for food and clothing. Students have vaulted the 1697 story of “Cinderella” 250 years into the future – post-World War II France in in 1947.



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UCLA professors launch website to help students affected by travel ban

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This post was updated Feb. 17 at 3:50 p.m. A team of UCLA professors launched a website last week to support international students affected by President Donald Trump’s travel ban.


Fallen tree damages Westwood apartment on Kelton Avenue

A tree fell through an apartment unit on Kelton Avenue early Friday afternoon. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)
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A tree fell and damaged a Kelton Avenue apartment shortly after noon Friday. Los Angeles Fire Department deployed crews to 617 1/2 Kelton Ave. at about 12:15 p.m.


State legislature addresses UC budget, nonresident enrollment

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The state legislature’s policy advising agency assessed the University of California’s 2016-2017 spending plan in a report published Thursday. The Legislative Analyst’s Office evaluated important UC budget components, such as compensation and resident and nonresident enrollment.


Basketball predictions: UCLA vs. USC


Submission: CALPIRG’s stance on fracking is misguided, unrealistic


The Quad: A go-to guide for the fastest route from Hedrick Court to Bruin Walk

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I am perpetually late to my first class of the day and I blame Hedrick Hall. Most of Hedrick Court’s denizens have to leave at least 30 minutes before their classes begin if they hope to make it on time and sweat-free.

The Quad: Clickbait isn’t new – tips for spotting fake/sensational news

The Quad: What Hill residents should expect after getting written up


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Martin Luther King Still

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1965 speech at UCLA


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Gallery: UCLA Basketball’s revenge against USC


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Volunteers have gathered more than 400 soil samples for CALeDNA, a new program that aims to use DNA sequencing to map the distribution of species across California. (Courtesy of Emily Curd)

CALeDNA program assesses biodiversity in California soil

Volunteers throughout California are heeding a call by UCLA researchers to map California’s biodiversity and preserve the state's environmental history.The project, CALeDNA, aims to assess... Read more »


Graduate Students Association opens applications for spring election


Local retirement home residents no longer face eviction for renovations


Students abroad in South Africa witness racial representation protests


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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 »