Table of Contents 4. Everybody Has One: Letter From the Editor 6-11. Are All Opinions Equal? Students, Faculty Weigh the Costs of Sharing Their Beliefs 12. Elija Gatling Encourages Mindful Social Media Use 13. Chloe McLeod Champions Collaboration Over Competition 14. Prof. Colin Enriquez Pushes for the Importance of Diverse Humanities 15. Prof. Tomas Martinez […]
Everybody Has One
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.
Freedom Wall, Twitter, Yik Yak, classrooms, students and faculty — a deep dive in to the culture and history of opinions at Pepperdine.
Sophomore Elija Gatling said social media creates a trap for young people to constantly seek validation from others. He discusses his experience separating himself from an unhealthy obsession with social media and how others can do that too.
Sophomore Chloe McLeod discusses her desire for increasing collaboration in University through group tests, which stems from her time as a student at Pepperdine, and experiences both in person and over Zoom.
Psychology Professor Tomas Martinez talks about his lifetime commitment to give back to his community in the form of community mental health while discussing its significance in minority and at-risk groups.
English and Humanities Professor Colin Enriquez emphasizes the importance of studying humanities and what the past can teach modern students. But more than just taking HUM General Education classes, Enriquez encourages students to engage with diverse literature, art and movies with intentionality.
The Perspectives section of the Graphic gives a platform for community members to have their voices heard on a variety of topics and issues. Perspectives Editor Anitiz Muonagolu provides his thoughts on why Perspectives is a vital part of the news ecosystem.
Sophomore Chris Ganey said he believes Chick-fil-A sauce is the best condiment. He said the mixture of barbecue sauce and honey mustard tastes like perfection.
Junior Hikari Matsumoto lives in Seaside Residence Hall. Matsumoto argues there should be a store, just like Nature’s Edge, located near or inside Seaside.