Logo by Haley Laningham
This edition of Pepp Probz is an ode to that one guy in Convo sitting at the front on his laptop. This one’s for you, man.
Wednesday Chapel is a staple of Convo requirements. It’s clear that this year the Convo office has made a marked effort to change the Wednesday vibes, but it’s honestly still the worst of the credit options.
However, we do give you points for effort, Convo. I mean, guys, they let the scanners wear T-shirts instead of polos now. Slow clap for the fashion upgrade.
However, the quality of Convo remains under question. Convo is held in a space that’s a little too big, with intros that are a little too upbeat and a room that’s a little too dark. The aggregate experience is undeniably off-putting.
Now, it’s very likely that some of the weird vibes can be attributed to the Pepperdine tradition of hating Wednesday Chapel. It’s practically a sport. But hey, Pepperdine doesn’t have a football team, so we make do.
Never has this been more true than at the end of the semester. Beyonce could have a performance during the last week of classes, and Pepperdine students wouldn’t go unless Convo credit was offered.
We binge on Convo credits at the end of the semester. It’s like a secret challenge to see who can get the most in a single day.
Yet still, even under these dire circumstances, Wednesday Chapel remains a last resort. It is the Nickelback of Convo events; the Nicholas Cage of offered chapels. Despite the lineup of qualified and inspirational speakers, it feels like a chore to descend to Firestone. But what can we do to combat such apathy?
We have to take some responsibility for the awfulness. A majority of the bad vibes flow directly from the chatter rising up in the dramatic pauses of each speaker’s spiel. Everyone knows this is inappropriate audience behavior, yet we tolerate it from one another anyway.
Let’s be real here. It’s simply uncomfortable to be an audience member at Wednesday Chapel. So a message to our community laptop user: We feel you, but you’re embarrassing us.
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