Quick Takes


Quick Take: Pitch Perfect

With more wins on record than any coach in women’s soccer, former UCLA and USWNT head coach Jill Ellis made her mark on Westwood and the world.

Quick Take: Mr. Good Boy

A UCLA alum has created a mobile record store that puts a vinyl lover’s spin on L.A. cart culture.

Quick Take: Last Lap

After 38 years at UCLA, Cyndi Gallagher ’83 is stepping down as head coach of the women’s swimming and diving team.

Quick Take: Storytelling as Change Agent

Thanks to a seed grant from the UCLA Pritzker Center, the Center for Scholars & Storytellers is exploring how entertainment media can highlight issues in foster care.

Walk-off Championship

In June, UCLA’s softball team walked off with the program’s 13th Women’s College World Series title.

Quick Take: Game Changer

Natalie Nakase took her basketball coaching experience to the next level: the NBA level.

Taking the Initiative

College enrollment resources for students in low-income backgrounds have been limited in the past, but that’s starting to change.

Rewriting Life Stories

UCLA students and faculty are trying to break through the limitations of juvenile delinquency through education.

It’s Your Move

Valorie Kondos Field’s success in gymnastics coaching is rooted in her past endeavors — and now made public in her new book.

Gold Standard

Pulitzer Prize–winning restaurant critic and food writer Jonathan Gold ’82 died on July 21, 2018.

Pulp Fiction

Lee Goldberg had a thrilling path into the world of mystery literature.

A Bigger, Better Hammer

With an expansion in the works, the Hammer Museum continues to evolve with the burgeoning L.A. art scene.

April Powers

The path to the national championship for UCLA Gymnastics was full of balancing high stakes.
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