Freedom Wall, Twitter, Yik Yak, classrooms, students and faculty — a deep dive in to the culture and history of opinions at Pepperdine.
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.
SGA President and senior Chase Johnson discusses the importance of being able to disagree with others respectfully and have productive conversations. He said he believes that this was once possible but that individuals have lost that ability in recent years.
The Fine Print is a bi-weekly column written by Addison Whiten addressing problems at Pepperdine in a lighthearted and real way. This edition discusses recent happenings at the Freedom Wall, and the importance of being aware of context when people choose to post something there.
The Freedom Wall received national attention about abortion-rights postings, prompting Pepperdine administrators to reconsider the wall’s guidance. The Graphic staff reminds the community of the written and unwritten rules of the Freedom Wall.
Pepperdine College Republicans posted an anti-abortion display Sept. 28 on the Freedom Wall that sparked controversy within the Pepperdine community, as students outside the organization responded. Students react to the posting, explaining why they added or removed signs from the wall.
The Holocaust is not anyone’s political talking point. From an individual who feels the repercussions of the Holocaust every single day, this is a response to someone who compared abortions to the Holocaust.
On Sept. 28, the Pepperdine College Republicans took to the Freedom Wall to promote their pro-life agenda. A display of 620 crosses blanketed the wall in its entirety — a demonstration that came directly for the reproductive freedom of those with a uterus and just days before the Malibu Women’s March.
A major part of Pepperdine’s identity as a university lies in its Christian tradition and faith-centered atmosphere. However, not all students who choose to attend share this faith.
Even during unprecedented times like these, we need to have conversations around LGBTQ+ issues and get back to the simple truth — we are all human.