Excerpt: As she watched a man getting shoved to the ground, Caitlin
Estudillo sprang from a bench near Powell Library and tried to stop what she
perceived as a bullying incident unfolding in front of her. For the third-year
sociology and world arts and cultures/dance student, the act was instinctual. “I
didn’t give it a thought; it was just something I had to do,” Estudillo said.
“I didn’t think of the consequences.” At the time, Estudillo did not know that
the conflict was a staged fight designed to gauge how people would react to
seeing someone else be bullied. Various simulated bullying incidents were
filmed around the UCLA campus...