Editor-in-Chief Lindsey Sullivan shares her inspirations behind the Currents Spring 2021 edition “Beauty from Ashes.”
A poem from the Currents Spring 2021 Creative Writing Competition.
Everyone finds beauty in something that another may not. From nature to art to humans, the famous saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is true.
Singer-songwriter Callie Mechelke uses music as a form of catharsis to overcome heartbreak and release emotions. Mechelke has written about a variety of topics, ranging from past romantic relationships to her faith in God.
When the Woolsey Fire ravaged through the Malibu hillside, it resulted in ruin, forcing community members to rebuild physically and emotionally. From fire victims and philanthropists to city officials and evironmentalists, current and former Malibu residents share insight into a community forged by flames.
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.
The world is becoming increasingly secularized and people are growing more anxious. Perhaps the antidote some are seeking is a spiritual one.
Linda DeVillers, adjunct professor at Pepperdine’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology and licensed psychologist, said it is more accurate to say that people grow to love, rather than fall in love. Three undergraduate students agreed with this sentiment and defined love using growth images.
Death is an integral part of the human experience that people don’t often talk about. Pepperdine community members share their perceptions on dying, life after death and the meaning of living.
Madison Menefee reflects on her journey to faith and what it means to share that part of herself with the ones she loves.