Photo by Terra Atwood Sprinkled throughout Professor Christopher Doran’s office is: a statue of Saint Francis of Assisi, a bobblehead Jesus, and a Segway, on which he glides to and from work. A graduate of Pepperdine’s Natural Sciences Division and University of California Berkeley’s school of theology, Doran is ambidextrous in his discussions of ecology […]
Thoughts on progress and populism
I’ve been a feminist my entire life. It’s a badge I wear with honor whenever people ask. On Jan. 21, I marched with 750 thousand men, women and children at the Women’s March in Los Angeles. I was a proud ally of the feminist movement and a tired soldier seeking catharsis. All around, there were […]
Photo by Cecily Breeding Dear Reader, Faith is all around us. It affects Netflix binges, global geopolitics, meme culture and, of course, education. Pepperdine stakes its identity in the idea that education isolated from faith is incomplete. Now, scholars and critics increasingly realize that the sequestration of values from education makes for a fragmented worldview. […]
A born-and-raised Church of Christer reflects on how to love a denomination while recognizing its faults.
Art by Chris Chen Throughout high school, I defied cliches at every turn. I played varsity basketball, but I was also a soft-spoken academic who liked to write for the school paper. I took German because everybody else took Spanish. I grew up overseas. I picked a university that was far-flung from the typical southeast-Michigan […]
Campus recreation’s equipment is put to the test in freezing weather
Photo by Cecily Breeding Dear reader, Less than 5 percent of my high school graduating class left the state of Michigan for college. I went the farthest. When I told them that my destination was California, their eyes widened as they mentally compared a brutal Detroit winter with Christmas on the beach. When I arrived […]
Members of currents staff drove all over the state to share their favorite California parks and to inspire your next road trip.
Art by Kris Harper The biggest disconnect between the #BlackLivesMatter movement and “white America” is not political, economic or institutional — it’s emotional. Of course, there are severe structural inequalities between black and white communities, and of course they merit discussion. For instance, the black unemployment rate has remained twice as high as white unemployment […]