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Taking Chances with Vanessa and Noelle

Feb 2, 2021

In this podcast, Vanessa and Noelle interview Baraka Beckett, offensive lineman for the Bruins, junior, and sociology major.

They talk about life as a UCLA athlete, how athletes are maintaining relationships in COVID, and how COVID has affected the social life at UCLA.

Being a D1 athlete takes an enormous amount of dedication and discipline - two attributes Baraka applies to his studies as well as his athletic career. While his "50 percent football / 50 percent academics" life doesn't leave room for much else, he still finds time for his friends.

But maintaining relationships with others is hard when your life is as full as Baraka's. Hear how's he's finding ways to stay grounded and connected, including using the Chances App to focus on building quality relationships over quantity.