Why are we pretending the Electoral College supports the concept of a democracy when it actually silences the voices of millions of voters? This outdated, irrelevant system is no longer useful for modern-day elections, and the popular vote would better support what a democracy is supposed to look like.
“I don’t think there’s any reason for the student body to know the details of the impeachment.” -SGA President Meredith McCune
Art by Caitlin Roark The announcement of Ben Shapiro’s visit to Pepperdine came with a plethora of reactions, from praise and excitement to anger and frustration. In the midst of this potentially tumultuous time, various Pepperdine student groups united in order to organize a respectful yet stern response to Mr. Shapiro’s visit. Rather than protesting […]
The murders of reporters such as Jamal Khashoggi reflect the growing threat to those involved with the media and how truth itself is in peril.
Thoughts on progress and populism
Leaders in Spain and Catalonia in the pro- and anti-independence movements need to back off and talk to each other if they are to prevent civil war
Art by Peau Porotesano For years, races for public office have often been altered due to gerrymandering —the act of redrawing district lines in hopes of increasing the number of winnable seats. This tactic has been a bipartisan practice for years and has allowed candidates to win seats in a controversial way. On Oct. 3rd, […]
President Donald Trump has shown his complete disregard for the truth, and it is crucial that each citizen find the facts for themselves.
Art by Peau Porotesano During the third and last presidential debate, presidential candidate Donald Trump told the moderator that once the votes had been tallied, on the night of Nov 8, that “[He] will look at it at the time…[that he would] keep you in suspense.” On a completely unrelated note, when the founders of […]
Art by Brooke Muschott Latin America may be of little or no relevance to some, as it is so far away and rarely spoken of. However, as Pepperdine students, we should acknowledge that there are numerous problems that are occurring in Latin America and, more specifically, my country, Ecuador. We are global citizens and are […]