Wake Up Call: How do fire alarms affect student life?
While fire alarms are lifesaving devices, they can be a nuisance when they go off too frequently without cause. The Stack looks into the occurrence and response of fire alarms at UCLA.
Feb 14, 2023 ● By Liam McGlynn, Jessica Nguyen
On-campus vs. off-campus living: Which living location matches your preferences?
Analysis of the differences between on-campus and off-campus living at UCLA.
Nov 30, 2022 ● By Leo Cardozo, Angela Kan, Haryn Shin
Times of uncertainty: Evaluating the impact of COVID-19 on UCLA’s research activity
How did the COVID-19 pandemic impact research funding at UCLA? Which departments and types of research were affected the most?
Nov 28, 2022 ● By Ben Greer, Jake Kovinsky, Mari Yamamoto, Robin Lee
Growing a sustainable campus: A look at the biodiversity of plants at UCLA
According to the California Native Plant Society, native plants are more environmentally friendly. But how much of UCLA’s landscaping is made up of native plants?
Nov 23, 2022 ● By Angel Perez, Junwon Choi, Finn Liu
Keen to go green: evaluating UCLA’s Carbon Neutrality Initiative
Despite UCLA’s claims of being a leader in sustainability and climate action, the university is projected to fall short of its 2025 goal of carbon neutrality.
Jul 12, 2022 ● By Chelsea Chen, Vivian Luk, Connie Ma
Contracts for coaching: A comparison of coaching salaries at UCLA
UCLA football coach Chip Kelly’s new contract starts at 4.7 million per year, but how does his salary compare to other Pac-12 schools or other sports at UCLA? The Stack visualized a comparison of salaries and win-loss records for coaches across UCLA and Pac-12 sports.
May 25, 2022 ● By Sid Baphna, Emma Cotter, Lindsey Parungo
2021-2022 Daily Bruin Diversity Report
The Bruin created an official Diversity Report in 2020. This marks the third edition of the report.
May 3, 2022 ● By Laurel Woods, Lindsey Parungo
Gendered language in Bruinwalk reviews
How do professor reviews differ based on gender? The Stack looks at the language used in professor reviews on Bruinwalk and examines how review sentiment changed during online learning.
Mar 10, 2022 ● By Ananya Garg, Tyler Wu, Jessica Li, Hinal Jajal
Punctuality and popularity of public transit routes near UCLA’s campus
The Stack analyzes data from four major transportation agencies serving the Westwood area, looking at how commuter students are impacted by bus schedules and how ridership levels have changed since January 2019.
Mar 1, 2022 ● By Justin Gong, Mansa Krishna, Nancy (Zihan) Zhang, Abby Zhao
UCLA's most popular dining halls
The COVID-19 pandemic left campus dining halls closed for dine in on the Hill. Now that students have returned to campus, which dining halls have been the most popular among hungry Bruins?
Feb 17, 2022 ● By Nalin Chopra, Nicole Chua, Andre Hiwatig, Disha Sikaria
How grade distributions changed during online learning
The COVID-19 pandemic changed routines in regard to learning and teaching. How did those changes impact grade distributions?
Aug 5, 2021 ● By Lindsey Parungo, Priya Kanneboyina, Samantha Low, Ziqing Luo
Hollywood in Westwood: exploring filmography on the UCLA campus
Take a virtual tour of the most frequented filming locations, discover the most popular genres of filmography at UCLA and scroll through the recent film history on campus.
Jun 9, 2021 ● By Catherine Hu, Mansa Krishna, Vivian Luk, Diego Ramirez Romero
Exploring UCLA’s journey to becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution
UCLA has set a goal to be an HSI by 2025. What does that mean for the university?
May 11, 2021 ● By Priya Kanneboyina, Mansa Krishna, Samantha Low, Lindsey Parungo
2020-2021 Daily Bruin Diversity Report
The Bruin created an official Diversity Report in 2020. This marks the second edition of the report
May 11, 2021 ● By Mattie Sanseverino, Andrew Kan
Put your money where your politics are: professors’ political donations
How do UCLA professors' political donations stack up against USC and UC Berkeley?
Feb 23, 2021 ● By Maria Becerra, Derrick Chau, Keri Chen, Brittney Le, Vivian Luk, Laurel Woods
Westwood business turnover
An analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Westwood businesses
Feb 16, 2021 ● By Cameron Bian, Eustina Kim, Ziqing Luo, Faye Zou, Xuxin Zhang
When to enroll in each class
Determine which classes you should enroll in during your first or second pass, based on analysis of Spring 2020, Fall 2020, and Winter 2021 Quarter Enrollment Data
Feb 5, 2021 ● By Ananya Garg, Charlotte Huang, Mansa Krishna, Lindsey Parungo
Evaluating the decade's demographic trends among faculty at UCLA
How have the demographics of UCLA faculty changed since 2010?
May 18, 2020 ● By Bernard Mendez, Annie Zhang, Charlotte Huang, Jeanette Lin, Juan C. Rios
Modeling the spread of COVID-19 in UCLA classrooms
What would happen if UCLA students returned in the fall to take in-person classes? We explore the potential spread of COVID-19 among students on UCLA’s campus.
May 12, 2020 ● By Radhika Ahuja, Charlotte Huang, Sydney Kovach, Laurel Woods
Visualizing Los Angeles hospitals, and simulating COVID-19 on an unprotected UCLA
Explore the number of COVID-19 cases and hospital capacities in each neighborhood within Los Angeles County. What would have happened if UCLA students were on campus and became infected? We investigate the consequences.
Apr 20, 2020 ● By Radhika Ahuja, Andrew Kan, Sydney Kovach, Laurel Woods
School’s out, Zoom’s in.
University life across the United States has been largely upended because of COVID-19. Find out how the measures schools have taken to stop the spread correlate with local confirmed cases, other schools and more.
Apr 15, 2020 ● By Keri Chen, Kelly Chen, Bernard Mendez, Madeline Blasingame, Radhika Ahuja, Andrew Kan
Understanding the 2020 Democratic primary candidates through their tweets
The Democratic presidential primary field is crowded with several candidates whose ideological differences may feel slightly nuanced. Interact with the charts below to determine which candidate you align with most based on the topics they tweet about the most and their personality traits.
Feb 9, 2020 ● By Radhika Ahuja, Sydney Kovach, Mattie Sanseverino, Kelly Chen
How quickly do classes fill up?
Determine which classes you should enroll during your first or second pass, based on analysis of the recent winter quarter 2020 enrollment.
Feb 5, 2020 ● By Andrew Kan, Keith Atienza, Sydney Kovach
2019-2020 Daily Bruin Diversity Report
Take a look at Daily Bruin's 2019-2020 diversity report — the first annual diversity report for the organization.
Feb 4, 2020 ● By Mattie Sanseverino
Stick it to the ticket
Where are you most likely to get a parking ticket, and why? Find out the times and days when parking citations spike near you.
Jan 18, 2020 ● By Jeanette Lin, Juan C. Rios, Kelly Chen, Keri Chen
Walking to class
Running late to class? Trying to avoid endless stairs after a tough workout? Find out which walking routes from the hill to lecture halls and libraries on campus are the fastest, burn the most calories or have the least amount of stairs.
Jan 17, 2020 ● By Laurel Woods, Bernard Mendez, Charlotte Huang, Justin Chai
Hidden costs of being a student
Analysis of the various costs of being a student at UCLA as well as a cost calculator to help you evaluate your personalized cost.
Jan 17, 2020 ● By Radhika Ahuja, Annie Zhang, Madeline Blasingame
UCLA trash breakdown
See how students sort trash and test your trash-sorting skills with a game
Jun 7, 2019 ● By Andrew Kan
To Stick or To Switch: Student Major Changes at UCLA
A look at how UCLA students change their majors from admissions to their attained degree, data aggregated from 2013-2018.
May 21, 2019 ● By Keith Atienza, Jeanette Lin
Beyond The Reports
Every year, UCLA’s Title IX Office receives reports related to sexual harassment and assault, with outcomes of investigations ranging from written warnings to dismissals. However, there are many stories that never get reported to the Title IX office. The Daily Bruin wants to provide a space to anonymously share these stories.
Apr 2, 2019 ● By Henna Dialani, Mattie Sanseverino
Analysis of the Daily Bruin's fall 2018 interns
Find out how competitive each section was and the years and majors of their interns.
Dec 10, 2018 ● By Alexander Chan, Andrew Kan, Saachi Kudtarkar
Breaking down the growth of the computer science department — bit by bit
As the tech industry experiences intensive growth, explore the changes in UCLA's Computer Science department over time.
Nov 13, 2018 ● By Keith Atienza, Lik Teng Ung, Mattie Sanseverino
How long are lectures?
Length of lectures per day, number of lectures per week, and other comparisons among all departments
Nov 8, 2018 ● By Rishub Kumar, Henna Dialani, Kyle Wong, Dinkar Khattar
A look inside USAC candidate campaign finances
Compare how each candidate spent their campaign money in this year’s election.
Apr 30, 2018 ● By Nathan Smith
Demographics of UCPD stops and arrests
Comparing who university police stop for suspicious activity with who they arrest, and looking at how the demographics of those stopped and arrested compare with Westwood's demographics.
Jan 29, 2018 ● By Madeleine Pauker, Rupan Bharanidaran, Benson Han, Chang Liu
When and where do departments hold lectures?
Morning or late classes, departments with or without homes, North or South campuses, and more.
Jun 12, 2017 ● By Jerry Li, Tyson Ni
The 25 best and worst UCLA classes, according to students
Bruinwalk data reveals the classes students most recommend, and the ones they most criticize
May 8, 2017 ● By Harrison Liddiard
How are departments at UCLA related to each other?
Explore the relationships between 100 academic subjects as we use natural language processing algorithms to "read" course descriptions.
Apr 23, 2017 ● By Tyson Ni
Breakdown of where UCLA research funding comes from and where it goes
The Daily Bruin analyzed research funding data to determine the key sponsors and departments receiving grants.
Feb 23, 2017 ● By Yiling Liu, Jeffrey Chan, Natalie Ethell, Mahir Eusufzai, Fay Wu, Chang Liu
UCLA men’s basketball: From Pauley to the Pros
In light of UCLA men’s basketball’s recent resurgence, explore some of the past and present Bruins in the NBA.
Jan 31, 2017 ● By Mahir Eusufzai
UCLA men’s water polo: spreading the pool
Daily Bruin Sports breaks down the success of the UCLA men’s water polo players by different areas in the water ahead of the 2016 NCAA men’s water polo championship, where UCLA hopes to capture a third straight national title.
Dec 1, 2016 ● By Michael Hull, Jeffrey Chan, Carter Wu
When and where should you go work out?
Take an inside look at gym traffic in Wooden and BFit.
Nov 22, 2016 ● By Tyson Ni
What would happen if UC students from competitive states voted at home this November?
Location, location, location
Nov 3, 2016 ● By Ryan Leou, Chang Liu
How do presidential campaign contributions at the UC break down?
The Daily Bruin analyzed campaign donation filings to see which candidates UC employees and students support the most.
May 16, 2016 ● By Ryan Leou, Chang Liu
Which general education courses are easiest?
Choosing easy GEs has never been easier.
Feb 24, 2016 ● By Tyson Ni
How many swipes students lost in UCLA Housing’s meal plan deduction
The Daily Bruin surveyed students who had their swipe count lowered.
Oct 21, 2015 ● By Angie Wang, Harrison Liddiard
Introducing lyst, our user analytics dashboard
We're making dailybruin.com’s analytics public with a Web application we developed.
Sep 20, 2015 ● By Neil Bedi
Why USAC’s declining purchasing power could be bad for students
Student government fees that don't get adjusted for inflation result in less funds for student groups.
Sep 19, 2015 ● By Nick Yu, Harrison Liddiard
A breakdown of USAC student government fees over time
The number of fees students pay to USAC has increased from two to 17 in the last few decades. We examine where your money has been going.
Jul 20, 2015 ● By Harrison Liddiard
From to $22 to $35,000, how USAC allocates funds to student groups
Some student groups get thousands while others receive pocket change. Find out how much USAC gave your student group this year.
Jun 1, 2015 ● By Katie Shepherd
Student government endorsements vs. election results
Daily Bruin's editorial board endorses USAC candidates each year. Here's how the endorsements have stacked up with the election outcomes.
May 13, 2015 ● By Tim Guo, Katie Shepherd
Behind the scenes with Meow, our in-house social media manager
Why we ditched existing platforms like Hootsuite and decided to roll our own solution.
May 6, 2015 ● By Byron Lutz
Shaping up Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center’s hospital safety score
See where UCLA’s Westwood hospital does well and where it performs poorly.
Mar 6, 2015 ● By Neil Bedi
Visualizing divisions in public higher education executive pay
Demographics of university administrators compared to how much they make.
Mar 4, 2015 ● By Neil Bedi
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Mar 3, 2015 ● By Neil Bedi
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