Clash of the Cans: UCLA vs. USC

Last year, the UCLA Food Drive collected over 13,000 pounds in food donations for the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank to benefit individuals and families in need. This year’s food drive is a direct competition between USC and UCLA to see who can raise the most money, donate the most food and volunteer the most hours to help those in need this holiday season.

The Food Drive began Nov. 3 and ends Dec. 22. UCLA Transportation is facilitating the collection of non-perishable food through campus, and canned items can be dropped off at home basketball games. USC students can drop off food or money donations at Student Union.

Student-Run Art Gallery Showcases LMU Undergrad Work

LMU’s College of Communication and Fine Arts (CFA) recently opened its new student-run art gallery, the Thomas P. Kelly, Jr. Student Art Gallery. Under the direction of the Student Art Gallery Co-op, the gallery provides an opportunity for students to exhibit their work in an upscale setting and learn to curate their own shows.

The Student Art Gallery Co-op was founded last spring by a group of ambitious art students who wanted to create a new artistic learning environment where students could showcase their work for other students and faculty.

New Cinematic Arts Building at USC

The $175 million Lucas Center is set to open Dec. 18 after more than two years of construction. The building will house the world-renowned School of the Cinematic Arts at USC.

The donation that funded this new building came as a gift from the Lucas Foundation, started by USC alumnus and famous filmmaker George Lucas. The center has five floors, a main 137,000 square-foot building, a 36,000 square-foot instructional building and three separate soundstages.

According to the Daily Trojan, the current Cinema building on campus is operating at 110 percent capacity. The opening of this new facility will provide USC Cinema students with more space and an updated technological stage for their studies.