Photo by Megan Williams Everyone has a story. Whether it’s untold or brought up in most conversations, a person’s story is unique and speaks to the ways the world has shaped them. This philosophy inspires Pepperdine Associate Chaplain Zachary Luben’s life, as he is one of thousands of Korean-Americans adopted shortly after the Korean War […]
Art by Peau Porotesano As a member of the Latino Student Association’s Executive Board, I have many conversations on a daily basis about what it means to be of Latino heritage at Pepperdine. This is something that I have had to grapple with, as my story is somewhat different from the other students in LSA. […]
Pepperdine doesn’t have an official organization for adopted students. Unofficial groups struggle to support adoptees, and Pepperdine should do more to recognize and have official support for adopted students.
Image by Falon Opsahl Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in a special section on race in the Graphic. For a long time when I was young, I thought I was White. That’s common among my kind (that is, transracial, transnational adoptees). Different skin color than my White parents. Race didn’t really come up […]