Maya and Hunter Leppard (Seaver ’20) recently went viral on TikTok for their videos about their lives and relationships. They discuss some themes in their videos and their goal for their TikTok presence.
Especially in times like these, we need to have conversations around opinions — after all, everyone has one. In her Letter from the Editor, Editor-in-Chief Rowan Toke shares her own experiences with voicing her beliefs and hopes the different viewpoints in the fall 2021 special edition provide members of the community with insight into who we are and deconstruct the negative connotation of having opinions.
President Jim Gash discusses his passion for continuing to improve student community life on campus, which stems from his time as a student at Pepperdine and the University’s promise to students.
Pepperdine’s Freedom Wall is synonymous with sharing opinions on campus. This timeline details the major displays throughout the wall’s history, from its establishment in 2003 through this semester.
In the spring 2021 special edition, the Graphic staff explores the role of journalism in society and the assumptions surrounding it. Executive Editor Makena Huey and Managing Editor Rowan Toke discuss why they dedicate themselves to student-journalism despite increased distrust.
Linda DeVillers, adjunct professor at Pepperdine’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology and licensed psychologist, said it is more accurate to say that people grow to love, rather than fall in love. Three undergraduate students agreed with this sentiment and defined love using growth images.
Freshman guard Malachy Caffrey moved to Malibu from Yakima, Wash. without a guaranteed spot on the Men’s Basketball roster. The walk-on eventually earned the respect of his teammates, coaches and millions on TikTok.
Pepperdine’s remote semesters have instilled a deeper appreciation for the Seaver community. Managing Editor Rowan Toke shares where she sees goodness in the Graphic.
Fresh Faces features first-year and transfer students in an effort to unite Pepperdine students, regardless of where they are. This installment introduces Timothy Jackson, a first-year who said he hopes to use his own confidence to help other people shine.
Some students at Pepperdine have large followings on social media, which is not surprising given the University’s proximity to Los Angeles. However, they also agreed that their following impacted their sense of self.