The Indian Student Association commemorated the arrival of spring through a Holi Festival Celebration on Sunday, March 13. ISA incorporated Holi traditions like colored powder, water guns and balloons, Indian music and traditional Indian cuisine to bring the spirit of South Asian culture to Pepperdine.
The Getty Villa and The Getty Center are set to host two cultural and artistic events this month. A concert educating audiences about Assyrian immigrants will be held in Malibu March 19, while a dance film screening will be held in Los Angeles March 26.
The new art exhibit at the Weisman displays the Kinsey family’s collection, which showcases African American history, art and achievements. The experience of the opening celebration’s attendees gives a glimpse into the impact and beauty of the exhibit.
Hispanic Studies Professor Roshawnda Derrick said she is passionate about ending the stigmatism surrounding code-switching among bilingual speakers. Derrik is determined to help students develop a deepened cultural worldview.
Hope Lockwood, a Pepperdine junior who identifies as non-binary, discusses the difference between gender and sex, as well as the importance of freedom to explore and express gender identity without the weight of societal constructs.
Throughout the 21st century, interracial relationships have become more common and accepted in society. Three couples within the Pepperdine community discuss their experiences being a part of interracial relationships and the challenges and lessons that come with it.
Photo by Megan Williams Being a third culture student, senior Nicole Wong has grown more confident in opening up about her cultural upbringing through her journey of personal identity and growth. Wong — a Liberal Arts for Education major and Multimedia Design minor — grew up facing cultural differences between Hong Kong, Shanghai and America. […]
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With a long history of forced assimilation and cultural erasure, is the “Great American Melting Pot” really all that great? Many scholars prefer the metaphor of “Great American Chopped Salad” and a great example of that is right in Pepperdine’s backyard.
Students speak out about their hopes for Pepperdine’s potential GE curriculum changes, expected to be implemented by fall 2023. New requirements will bring a culture shift to Pepperdine, and students have opinions on what this should look like.