Since its first edition in 1937, the Graphic has adapted to the times to continue providing news to the Pepperdine and surrounding communities. Former editors, a former adviser and a current adviser to the Graphic share their experiences at the student newspaper.
Graphic by Nate Barton My stomach churned as I scrolled through headline after headline bashing Jews, Blacks and immigrants. The only exceptions were articles that were too busy praising Anglo-Saxon superiority. I felt sick. A few hours after the Sept. 8 edition of the Graphic was distributed, I received an email from a coworker saying […]
Photo by Arin DeGroff Immigrants, aliens, strangers, refugees and foreigners. The Abrahamic holy books — the Christian Bible, the Hebrew Bible and the Quran — repeatedly identify these people as historically oppressed and vulnerable groups who believers should treat with compassion and respect. Today, followers of Christianity, Judaism and Islam advocate for immigration reform and […]
Graphic by Falon Opsahl My boyfriend asked if he could go after him, the man staring at us. I said “no.” I knew violence was not the answer. My heart dropped. My boyfriend’s hands shook, and rage was etched into his face. We sat there with a bitter taste in our mouths and stomachs that […]
Art by Peau Porotesano In the four years since I graduated from high school, there are exactly four people with whom I have remained in contact. Three of them are friends I’ve known for years, and one of them is my high school literature teacher and newspaper adviser — a 70-something-year-old firecracker of a woman […]
Photos by Falon Opsahl After a three-year request, Ravi Zacharias hosted the Veritas Forum exploring several life experiences, analogies and other stories that could answer the question: “What Gives Humans Value.” The Veritas Forum, held in the Firestone Fieldhouse at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, was open to the Pepperdine community and anyone else who was […]
Art by Christine Nelson Tutoring a Spanish 152 student this semester, I realize how much I’ve forgotten — and how much I surprisingly remember — since completing my Hispanic Studies degree last spring. I sometimes won’t immediately remember simple things, like the third-person plural preterite endings for verbs, but other things that I never realized […]
Immigrant farmworkers in California plant and harvest 11 percent of the nation’s produce, yet many of them in Ventura County lack affordable, adequate housing. While nonprofits, the government and some businesses try to help, consumer choices play a key role in the living conditions of thousands of families in Ventura and across California.
Reflections on a college career.
Photo courtesy Karl Simpson It can seem to many graduating college seniors — with a mound of student debt on the brink of entering the real world — that there are few options or resources to help them manage their looming adulthood. But Teach for America is one of the programs that offers the opportunity […]