The Borderline shooting and Woolsey fire left our campus bruised and battered. Before we could sit and mourn the beautiful life Alaina Housley led, we were scrambling to evacuate our homes. It did not feel real, with every moment after moment adding more fuel to our anxieties, fear and vulnerability.
As we return to campus and begin to recuperate, the Graphic intends for this special edition to be a piece of literature that not only helps students understand the events that occurred, but also guides them to rebuild.
This edition answers the community’s most pressing questions surrounding the shooting and fire. It also honors who we’ve lost and who helped saved our campus. It offers a chance for our community to mourn, to remember and to understand.
Those 48 hours will be forever etched in Pepperdine’s history, and it is our job as the etchers to ensure the story is told right.