Especially in times like these, we need to have conversations around opinions — after all, everyone has one. In her Letter from the Editor, Editor-in-Chief Rowan Toke shares her own experiences with voicing her beliefs and hopes the different viewpoints in the fall 2021 special edition provide members of the community with insight into who we are and deconstruct the negative connotation of having opinions.
Everybody Has One
English and Humanities Professor Colin Enriquez emphasizes the importance of studying humanities and what the past can teach modern students. But more than just taking HUM General Education classes, Enriquez encourages students to engage with diverse literature, art and movies with intentionality.
The Pepperdine community and fellow experts speak out on how opinions form and why they are important in developing a true meaning of self. Whether faith, entertainment, politics or more — opinions play a massive role on a college campus and throughout one’s life.
Senior Gibson Stump discusses his passion for tennis shoes and how sneakers not only cultivate high fashion but a family connection that hopefully will last generations.
President Jim Gash discusses his passion for continuing to improve student community life on campus, which stems from his time as a student at Pepperdine and the University’s promise to students.
Pepperdine’s Freedom Wall is synonymous with sharing opinions on campus. This timeline details the major displays throughout the wall’s history, from its establishment in 2003 through this semester.