Jose Antonio Vargas Asks Tough Questions About Race in ‘White People’

Pulitzer-winning journalist, filmmaker, and activist Jose Antonio Vargas attended a screening and Q&A for his documentary film, “White People,” in the Carnesale Commons Palisades Room October 15. The screening and discussion were part of UCLA First Year Experience (FYE) Office’s Art of Dialogue series as part of an ongoing effort to encourage dialogue about diversity and campus climate at the University of California, Los Angeles.

An Anime-Themed Bonanza at Feast

On May 27th, UCLA’s Feast dining hall held its second annual Anime Dinner Night, hosted by UCLA’s own Japanese Animation Club (JAC). This event celebrated Japanese animation and anime culture through displaying themed decorations and dishes as well as featuring activities throughout the night. Similar to a miniature convention, many students cosplayed as various characters from a variety of anime shows. Tokyo Otaku Mode, an international business with locations in LA, also contributed to the decorations and manned a booth outside.

Inaugural Polynesian Arts and Cultural Night

On May 21, the Pacific Islands Student Association at UCLA (PISA) hosted the inaugural “Polynesian Arts and Cultural Night” at the UCLA Tennis Courts from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. During this student-run event, PISA at UCLA collaborated with peers from PISA at UC Riverside, PIA at California State University, Long Beach, PIO at Azusa Pacific University, the PI Club at Long Beach Community College, and Polynesian dance group Tupulaga.