Pepperdine announced changes to its COVID-19 safety protocols following the state of California’s June 15 reopening. The updates lifted social distancing requirements and modified face covering requirements for community members.
Pepperdine shared a second draft of its interim COVID-19 Vaccine Policy for community review May 12. The updated policy would make vaccination mandatory for students, staff and faculty for the fall 2021 semester.
Pepperdine’s new Provost, SGA succession and graduation guidelines.
As the pandemic left the world at home, some students turned to TikTok for the new quarantine trends and for entertainment to pass the time. With the app’s growth, student creators speak on how they went viral on TikTok as political tensions and negative aspects of the app continued.
The grieving process involves numerous psychological, cultural and religious components, including important mourning practices. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals have been forced to experience loss differently than they might have expected.
Nicholas Olson said he is able to find peace when he is with his girlfriend, Valentina Monteagudo. Together, they have been facing the ups and downs that come with a long-distance relationship.
COVID-19 has left the world feeling hopeless, but has also brought positive experiences for many. Business Director Hadley Biggs sheds light on how we should focus on the positives rather than the negatives during COVID-19.
Many Pepperdine sophomores spent the past year at home, even though they planned to be abroad. Life & Arts Staff Writer and sophomore Addison Whiten shares how she made the most of her year “abroad” in Whitewright, Texas.
Over the spring recess, 75 students moved on-campus despite the qualifications for hardship housing remaining unchanged. Recently moved-in students discuss the challenges and benefits of living on-campus.
While much of the Pepperdine community is excited about the partial reopening of the Malibu campus, there are still many who have some qualms with it. For students living too far to visit campus, or those who are still trying to keep them and their families safe from the COVID-19 virus, reopening can be frustrating.