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National Guard troops to be deployed in LA in response to protests

California officials are deploying the national guard to Los Angeles overnight to support local law enforcement, said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Saturday, as protests against police brutality continue across the nation.

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Protests erupt in Los Angeles in response to death of George Floyd

Peaceful protests turned violent in West Hollywood on Saturday following several days of civil unrest across the nation.
The protest attracted thousands and started peacefully in Pan Pacific Park in response to police brutality.

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LA Mayor Eric Garcetti implements curfew in response to demonstrations

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti implemented a curfew for all LA citizens at a press conference Saturday following protests across LA.
This post was updated May 30 at 5:33 p.m.

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Spring Sing 2020 unites scattered student body in online festival of song, dance

Social distancing couldn’t stop this year’s Spring Sing contestants from taking to a virtual stage.
The annual music, dance and comedy event organized by the Student Alumni Association went live to computer screens around the world Friday night.

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Battle of the Editors: Running the numbers to create best team of men’s basketball legends

UCLA men’s basketball has won 11 national championships and produced five Hall of Famers in its 101 seasons in Westwood.
The list of basketball legends who have suited up in Pauley Pavilion is longer than nearly any other school’s, and the debates over the best of the best remain relevant to this day.

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Students should be able to apply to take classes on a pass/no pass basis

The UCLA Academic Senate’s decision to allow students to take more than one class on a pass/no pass grading basis certainly eased some of the stress during the transition to online learning.

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Album review: Lady Gaga returns to her pop roots while paying homage to her past in ‘Chromatica’

Lady Gaga transports all of her little monsters to the land of “Chromatica” in her long-awaited sixth studio album.
Returning to her electro-pop roots, Lady Gaga’s unapologetic lyrics and nostalgic disco beats make “Chromatica” the ultimate summer dance party soundtrack.

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Student brings Met Gala home, recreates Lady Gaga’s extravagant look

Met Gala outfits aren’t usually constructed using laundry baskets – but desperate times call for desperate measures.
 
Using materials found around the house, cosplayer and third-year communication student Shay Rose reconstructed Lady Gaga’s four-layered outfit from the 2019 Met Gala for the digital #MetGalaChallenge on Instagram.

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CEC offers flexible medium for students to practice yoga amid COVID-19 pandemic

Planted in front of their computer screens, more than 20 students stretched into the downward-facing dog pose as their yoga sculpt instructor shouted words of encouragement from her apartment in Westwood.

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Newsom allows Los Angeles restaurants, barbershops, hair salons to open

California Gov. Gavin Newsom granted Los Angeles County permission to reopen restaurants, barbershops and hair salons Friday.
Restaurants, barbershops and hair salons will now be able to offer in-person services while following social distancing guidelines set by the county.