With Pepperdine students returning to campus, the Graphic staff encourages the community to acknowledge the unique challenges each class is going through and come together to support each other. Showing up for campus events and activities, including athletic games and performances, can be a big way we can cultivate a community with school spirit.
Pepperdine moved 65 students receiving hardship housing in Drescher Campus Apartments on Sunday, April 11 following a COVID-19 outbreak on campus. The University experienced three linked outbreaks from March 25 to present, with over 30 students testing positive.
Pepperdine was unable to hang with the nationally-ranked Gauchos, losing all four games over the weekend. Bright spots for the Waves included a two-homer day from Reese Alexiades and strong relief appearances from freshman Brandon Llewellyn.
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Collegiate athletics has become a billion-dollar business with universities profiting off the revenue made, but circumstances have changed drastically due to COVID-19.
Administrators and University authorities uphold the Student Code of Conduct during the remote semester. Students hold mixed reactions to the disciplinary actions they may face if they violate the code.
Pepperdine Athletics has taken strict protocols and measures to ensure the safe return of its student-athletes to campus for practices, training and competition.
With no fall season, student-athletes are dealing with another few months without competition. While returning student-athletes know what to expect, incoming freshmen are navigating new territories in school and sports.
During a socially distanced summer, Pepperdine athletic programs revamped their training programs and made the offseason more mental than physical.
After the University announced all fall classes will be online, undergraduates shared their feelings and plans for the upcoming semester.