As living during a pandemic has forced many people to completely restructure their lives, the culture around finding love has also changed entirely.
Although both the Black and Asian American communities share a history of struggle against racism, they are being pitted against each other due to a system guided by white supremacy. It is time for these two communities to stand in solidarity by taking the time to relearn each other’s history and culture.
Reporters have always had a crucial role within the United States, despite the numerous criticism and backlash they have faced. Although the passing of time has evolved many functions of the journalism field, the commitment of reporters and their contribution to societal advancement remains the same.
When it comes to recycling, the United States continues to lag behind the rest of the world as most recyclables end up in landfills or incinerators. Although it’s important for the United States to quickly establish a uniform recycling system, it ultimately comes down to relearning the basics of recycling.
It’s easy for first-year students at Pepperdine to get stuck in an unappetizing rut as they are forced to pick a meal plan that costs thousands of dollars per year. To solve this, the University should offer first-year students the choice to cook for themselves by furnishing first-year dorms with full kitchens.
With K-pop becoming a global phenomenon — thanks to the prominence of several Korean artists such as Psy and BTS — it has allowed Korean culture to flourish throughout many industries. However, the ever-growing genre of music has also caused many individuals to essentially fetishize Korean culture — failing to look beyond K-pop’s triumph and into the more tragic side of Korean culture.
Although Pepperdine may boast of its ranking concerning international programs, the school must demonstrate its superiority by providing its study abroad students with an adequate amount of mental health resources. The University must provide more than simply offering a brief counseling trial as the hardships involved with studying abroad may worsen a student’s preexisting mental health issues.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, many have been using social media to stay connected with loved ones to curb feelings of isolation. However, social media is now becoming a forum of communication that is leaving people feeling more isolated than ever.