Five Pepperdine community members explore both nontraditional and traditional forms of education, and why lifelong learning is important.
The Getty Villa and The Getty Center are set to host two cultural and artistic events this month. A concert educating audiences about Assyrian immigrants will be held in Malibu March 19, while a dance film screening will be held in Los Angeles March 26.
Pepperdine is affiliated with the Churches of Christ, as was its founder, George Pepperdine. A Religion professor and Church of Christ student discuss the history of the affiliation and what it looks like to be part of the Church at Pepperdine now.
Streaming services, once a novel idea, are now a mainstay in how people watch TV and movies. Students discuss what they like and don’t like about these platforms, as well as their preference for the traditional theatrical experience.
Valentine’s Day is a mainstay holiday in the United States, celebrated by many people each year, but internationally, it is not always as commonly commemorated. Students who grew up abroad discuss what the holiday looked like for them as children compared to how it’s celebrated domestically.
The Board hosted the thirteenth annual ReelStories Film Festival on Feb. 4, screening seven student-made short films. “Nai Nai,” “Mushroom Pizza,” and “Finding Empathy: A Glimpse Into the Life of a Paralyzed Surfer” were the standouts of the night.
Four of Pepperdine’s International Programs’ locations reopened in fall 2021, granting students the chance to study abroad. Three students who took this opportunity during the fall semester discuss their experiences and the transition back to Malibu.
Pepperdine’s Esports team launched in fall 2019, but saw an increase in interest during the COVID-19 pandemic. This trend occurred across the video game industry, as people stayed home and both played games and watched others play them online, leading to an overall popularity increase in gaming.
Junior Kelli Brickner, like many of her peers, is experiencing burnout this semester, amplified by the lack of rest offered to students from their work. She discusses how a longer, more intentional fall break would greatly benefit students in the long run.
SGA President and senior Chase Johnson discusses the importance of being able to disagree with others respectfully and have productive conversations. He said he believes that this was once possible but that individuals have lost that ability in recent years.