I have always been fascinated by humans. I love asking someone about their life story, and about their hopes and dreams, because it reminds me that we all have our own individual passions to pursue. It is only through our structured and saturated world that we develop the categorization of people as ‘good’ and ‘bad.’ […]
It’s vital to a healthy existence and something every human being craves.
Photo courtesy of Key Pearson One word to describe junior business administration major Key Pearson is “energized.” She has not gone a week without running since her junior year of high school, drinks half a cup of coffee every morning and loves driving fast. “I like to push myself and see my limits always,” Pearson […]
2020 has been a time of racial reckoning, prompting many to explore the impact of diversity — or lack thereof — on human interaction, especially on a college campus like Pepperdine.
Eleven individuals share their experiences and thoughts on being in committed relationships. Among each of them, the importance of love, trust and sense of self holds true.
Photo courtesy of Dania Ashraf When senior economics major Dania Ashraf received an email two years ago about applying to work as an international student ambassador she knew she wanted to sign up. “There [were] a number of things that were happening that I really wanted to speak up about or fix at Pepperdine,” Ashraf […]
Support groups can help people feel seen, understood and connected, especially during a global pandemic.
Photo courtesy of Samantha Wuensche Sophomore Samantha Wuensche described her family as full of hippies, vegans and vegetarians — but generally speaking, passionate animal lovers. Wuensche grew up with her mother rescuing animals and her father working as a veterinarian. She said this upbringing cultivated her care for creatures. “I’m passionate about animals because the […]
Photo courtesy of Yinjie Zhai Senior advertising major Yinjie Zhai likes to eat, and when he found himself away from home, he did what some hungry college students do: He learned to cook. “When I started to live by myself — not with the family — I kind of missed [my grandfather’s] dishes,” Zhai said. […]
Team chemistry is a phrase thrown around the sports world often. What interactions between coaches, athletes and other personnel define the chemistry of the best teams?