Art by Samantha Miller Gallup, a global analytics firm, released data showcasing that as of February 2021, an estimate of 5.6% of the U.S. population identifies themselves as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. In the same research, Gallup concluded that about one in six adults in Generation Z considers themselves LGBTQ+. Society, in general, seems to be more accepting of the … [Read more...] about Opinion: ‘Coming Out’ — Optional or Obligatory?
Art by Autumn Hardwick Though Pepperdine claims to have an all-inclusive campus that encompasses the LGBTQ+ community, one can only wonder why the University continues to allow Chick-fil-A — a notoriously anti-LGBTQ+ corporation — to regularly serve students on campus. “Inspired by the call of Christ, Seaver College rejects racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia, bullying, … [Read more...] about Opinion: Kick Chick-fil-A to the Curb
Art by Madeline Duvall Beginning with President Jim Gash's May 30 Instagram statement, the University has continued to revise its official commitment to diversity and inclusion. While several actionable items have been identified by the Presidential Action Advisory Team, the administration is only beginning to explore the idea of a bias reporting system. Amid promises … [Read more...] about Opinion: Students Deserve Active Advocacy
Pepperdine's Center for the Arts recently produced "Ragtime," a musical set in 19th-century New York where racism, prejudice, xenophobia and friendship drive conversations about social issues. "Ragtime" is just one example of how Pepperdine students are challenging their communities through powerful storytelling.When Pepperdine students use creativity to initiate social change … [Read more...] about Stories of Social Justice Belong In The Arts
Art by Caitlin Roark The Student Government Association (SGA) passed a resolution Wednesday, Oct. 23 denouncing hate speech on campus in reaction to a homophobic message anonymously left on the Freedom Wall on top of the anti-Chick-fil-A message. After SGA took down the homophobic message, replaced it with an LGBTQ+ flag and officially passed the resolution, the same … [Read more...] about Staff Editorial: Graphic Responds to Freedom Wall Comment Per Ethical Journalism Practices