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Gates Scholarship event shows program’s impact

The Gates Millennium Scholarship Program hosted two key figures Monday night: Larry Griffith Jr., Vice President of UNCF and Julie Kim, Director of Operations of UNCF. The Gates Millennium Scholarship Program provides full-ride scholarships to 1,000 students each year for up to 10 years of funding, five years of undergraduate and five years of graduate […]

Knott’s Halloween Haunt mixes classics and new attractions

Knott’s 39th annual Halloween Haunt is at once chilling and exciting. Tonight marks the final night of the horror park, which includes 13 mazes, seven shows and loads of scary monsters, ghouls, ghosts, goblins and gremlins roaming around the park scaring Haunt goers. This year’s Haunt added three new mazes to the bunch (Invasion, Endgames […]

Tim Gunn charms at Bovard

Tim Gunn added unique charm to his style, with his sharp yet classic pinstriped suit with an unexpectedly violet tie and handkerchief, and his speech, through the use of colorful anecdotes, when he spoke in Bovard Auditorium on Friday night. The Chief Creative Officer of Liz Claiborne Inc., perhaps best known for his role as […]

Halloween costumes — how far is too far?

With Halloween fast approaching, costume shopping is on everyone’s mind. Halloween is a holiday known for its outrageous decor, which raises the question — in an age of wild and controversial costumes, what is still considered inappropriate? One costume in particular recently stirred up a lot of media disapproval, though it’s been on the market […]

New carnival-style bar gives haunting Halloween vibe

As Halloween draws near, people begin to look for different ways to celebrate this infamous time of haunting. Although many prefer to go to Knott’s Scary Farm or Universal Studios, the one place even more fascinating is the recently revamped, remodeled and renamed bar One Eyed Gypsy, which unveiled its new look Friday. The most […]

Farmers Market will celebrate Oktoberfest

On Oct. 4, the Farmers Market in Los Angeles is holding a special event to celebrate Oktoberfest. Every Tuesday, from Sept. 20 to Oct. 11, the Farmers Market hosts a weekly event called Tuesday’s Best, which features shopping and restaurant specials, cooking demos, delicious food samples and live entertainment. This week’s Tuesday’s Best will feature […]

Oktoberfest’s Biergarten goes back to delicious roots

Biergarten is known for its fabulous German-Korean fusion dishes, but this weekend, it’s staying true to German roots in honor of Oktoberfest. The weekend-only menu, created and executed by pop-up chef Gary Robins (former chef of the now shuttered MoKo), is one of the few around town specially dedicated to the Oktoberfest celebration of German […]

New arts and humanities student org launched

  A new student organization, Asian Americans in Arts and Humanities, held its first board meeting Friday. The goal of the organization is to bring together Asian American arts and humanities students and provide support, advice and information, in addition to providing members the opportunity to explore career opportunities and networking. Alumni will also be […]

Kindle set to fire up the tablet market

On Sept. 28, Amazon launched its much-anticipated tablet. Christened Kindle Fire, the 7-inch tablet is priced at $199 and is available for pre-order, with delivery Nov. 15. Amazon has also significantly modified its kindle line of e-reader devices, with 6-inch non-touch B&W Kindle e-reader now available for $79, and the Kindle Touch ad-supported version for […]

Meet Sura — the hot new food truck in town

The new Sura food truck provides affordable and delectable options for both health- and taste-conscious Korean food enthusiasts. My first impression upon seeing the Sura truck was that it served more genuine Korean food than other food trucks selling similar products, since it spelled “Korean Rice Bowls” as “Corean Rice Bowls” (spelling “Korea” with a “C” […]