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Junior year of high school, I was driving around with my best friend, depleting both the gas tank and our day. Pulling into the In-N-Out, they turned to me and said, “I found this song—let me just play it.” Innocently, I shrugged.  The speaker muttered “My face is the front of shop,” stirring the air […]

Against a backdrop of a biblically proportional man-made drought, the quiet detritus of human anguish that tumbles down empty sidewalks, and a garish peacocking of wealth native to the region of Los Angeles, there’s an ambient sense of unease in the air.

Whether it’s a song that shrouded a memory or a movie that opens new perspectives, the media we interact influences us, adding new depths and colors to our already eventful lives. Romance, existentialism, a need to dance one’s heart out on the way to class, and many more stories come together as our writers reflect […]

Our Digital Press writers highlight their favorite media from this year

On a warm Sunday afternoon, clothing swap organization, Worn Not Torn, made their way to UCLA’s campus, bringing students together for live performances, a large array of clothes to pick from, and dare I say, good vibes.

INCA, the Peruvian Ensemble @ Lake View Terrace Library [4/14/22]

In the following vignettes, our Digital Press writers explore the role of physical media in their lives.

I’ll admit that K-pop is not my musical genre of choice. I didn’t grow up listening to it; instead, I was immersed in Joni Mitchell, the Police, and Depeche Mode, which are arguably as far as you can get from the peppy and catchy Korean pop that engages a young global audience with astonishing reach. […]

CMAT @ The Peppermint Club [3/21/2022]