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UCLA baseball secures No. 1 seeding in NCAA Tournament

UCLA baseball was named the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament on Monday morning. It’s the first time UCLA baseball has ever been awarded the No. 1 overall seed in school history. The No. 1 overall seeding grants UCLA hosting rights for not only an NCAA regional this weekend, but an NCAA Super [...]

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After cancellation, students host unofficial commencement event

After University administration canceled the 132nd University-wide commencement Saturday because of weather and safety concerns, graduates took to social media and planned their own celebration. Radio-television-film graduate Marshall Kistner said he started the Facebook event for the student-run commencement after he and many others were disappointed with the University's cancellation. Kistner said he posted on the Class [...]

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“Mad Max” redefines the definition of an action movie

Movie review by Derrick Baptise I remember watching the trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road a few months ago, and thinking “Wow, this looks like utter lunacy. I hope they didn’t just give us all the best parts right here.” And then almost everything from the trailer happened in the first 30 minutes. AND IT [...]

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How to exercise your brain over summer

Kassia Binkowski/Courtesy It’s that time of the year — you’ve finished your finals and can now relax for the summer. No more essays! No more problem sets! No more reading textbooks on linear algebra! No more studying for finals! No more having to use your brain! But unfortunately, we will all have to go back to [...]

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Softball reaches Women’s College World Series for first time since 2010

The drought is over. Entering this weekend, UCLA softball hadn’t reached the Women’s College World Series for the past four years – the longest drought in school history. The Bruins needed to beat the Missouri Tigers in a best-of-three NCAA Super Regional series to ensure that drought wouldn’t extend another year. No. 7 seed UCLA [...]

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Fresh Off the Boat: Asian American Representation

In the opening moments of Ang Lee’s film Eat Drink Man Woman, Chef Chu (Sihung Lung) slits a fish, scales it,
slices the fatty pink filets into strips, coats them with flour, and drops them into a sizzling pan of oil, all with the exquisite control of a master musician. Crisp chopping sounds intersperse the upbeat [...]

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UC Berkeley researchers enable robots to learn through trial, error

Inspired by human learning, a team of UC Berkeley researchers have developed a technique that allows robots to perform tasks through trial and error without being given specific details about their surroundings. To demonstrate the learning technique, the researchers told a robot to complete various tasks — assembling a toy plane, screwing a cap on [...]

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Houston announced as host site for NCAA Regional

Houston will make their second-straight appearance in the NCAA post-season when they host their NCAA Regional from May 29-31. | File photo/The Cougar UH has been selected as one of the 16 host sites for a first-round NCAA Regional. The Cougars will host three other teams, announced during the NCAA Selection Show on Monday, from May 29-31. [...]

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LeBron Dominates, Cavs take Major Step Towards the Finals

 Whether it is Yo-Yo Ma playing the cello or Roger Federer playing tennis in his prime, there is something special about watching somebody who is the best in the world at what they do put on a performance.   In Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, LeBron James reminded us yet again that he [...]

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Houston offense explodes against Memphis at conference tournament

Houston had a record-setting day at the plate, recording tournament highs in both hits, with 24, and runs, with 17, in their 17-3 win over Memphis. | File photo/The Cougar The Cougars advanced to the AAC Championship game after hanging 24 hits on Memphis on Saturday in their 17-3 win in Clearwater, Fla. The No. [...]

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