Music is a language that transcends all cultures — students and staff reflect on their background and the role music plays. With 6,500 languages in the world, music shows that it is a small world after all.
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Pepperdine alumni tell stories of attending graduate school and conducting research abroad while a current student shares her hopes of joining the Peace Corps. Alumni said graduate school and research abroad is difficult, but ultimately worth it.
There are certain words in my vocabulary today that wouldn’t have existed a year ago. COVID-19, a global pandemic, mask mandates. County lockdown, city curfews, closed borders, purple tier, red tier, orange tier. Gen-Z’ers using humor as a coping mechanism through TikTok, calling it a parallelogram, pandemonium, panoramic. Certain phrases that have become more apparent […]
Photo by Megan Williams Ingredients: (Makes two portions) 1 Cup White Rice, cooked 2 Tbsp Sesame Oil 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs, cubed ¼ Sweet Onion, diced ½ Bunch of Green Onions, chopped 3 Whole Eggs, beaten 2 Cloves of Garlic, minced 2 Tsp White Pepper Powder 2 Tsp Five Spice […]
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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.
Photo by Megan Williams The question “Where are you from?” seems fairly straightforward for most people. It’s usually answered with the name of a city, a state or a country, with little thought or worry for how to reply. For Communication Professor Diana Martinez, however, answering that question is not so easy. She immigrated to […]
The collapse of the Afghan government in August 2021 started a greater conversation worldwide surrounding the consequences of war and global intervention. With a track-record of state-building successes and failures, the United States and each person must decide if state-building is “worth it.”