Photo courtesy of Julia Donlon The Pepperdine Theatre Department puts a thought-provoking twist on William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” opening Wednesday, April 3 and running until Saturday, April 5 at Smothers Theatre. Scott Alan Smith, professor of Theater and director of the show, decided to swap the genders in this Shakespeare classic. This version of … [Read more...] about ‘Taming of the Shrew’ Debuts in Smothers
Art by Caitlin Roark News of Arab journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul has sparked concerns for the safety of journalists and state of the media in general. Khashoggi’s murder reaffirmed what many journalists already knew going into this line of work — the fight for truth is not always easy, but should always be sought after … [Read more...] about Staff Editorial: Jamal Khashoggi’s Death Proves Need to Continue Fight for Truth
Art by Caitlin Roark Pepperdine students either have meal points, or they need them. The coveted points have long been a controversial topic on Pepperdine’s campus, and some students remain dissatisfied with the school’s policies. Valuable meal points end up going to waste, as students often mistakenly purchase meal plans that are too large for their dietary needs. The … [Read more...] about Staff Editorial: End the Cap on Donated Meal Points
Art by Caitlin Roark Recently, mass shootings are almost commonplace in the United States. In 2017, the United States experienced 346 shootings, almost one a day, according to Courtland Jeffrey in his article "Mass shootings in the U.S: When, where they have occurred in 2018," published Aug. 27 by ABC15 Arizona. When news headlines announce that another took place, many … [Read more...] about Staff Editorial: Confront the Desensitization of Mass Shootings
Written by Shannon Hansen Photos by Shannon Hansen “Our culture really relies on celebrities — we trust them,” Rick Erkeneff, chairman of the South Orange County chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, said. “They sell us everything from toothpaste to makeup to you name it. They’re selling us products and we trust and believe them. So, when a celebrity gets behind the … [Read more...] about The Impact of Celebrity Endorsements on Environmental Causes: How Much of a Difference Do They Really Make?