Photos of Graphic students from various years appear behind the letters taken from old editions that make up the name of the student newspaper. The Graphic has been around for about 84 years since 1937, when George Pepperdine College began its first semester. Photos courtesy of Pepperdine Libraries Special Collections and University Archives Commons Graphic by Ali … [Read more...] about History of the Graphic Stresses Responsibility of Student Journalists to the Community
Graphic by Nate BartonMy 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 we had accidentally published an ad from a … [Read more...] about Accidents Are Not Excuses
Photo by Arin DeGroffImmigrants, 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 … [Read more...] about Churches, Synagogues And Mosques Advocate For Immigration Reform
Graphic by Falon OpsahlMy 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 no longer craved the food for which we had been starving just moments … [Read more...] about When Racism Strikes, Are You Ready?
Art by Peau PorotesanoIn 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 who has a desk covered in politically provocative stickers … [Read more...] about Seek a Mentor, Be a Mentor