Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Schultz Many students know the prize-winning poet and essayist Jeffrey Schultz as a beloved professor of English, humanities, literature, Great Books and formerly creative writing. Schultz combines his love of literature and writing with a passion for teaching — and in both endeavors he said his aim is to find the […]
Humans of Pepperdine
Belief systems require grace, understanding and passion, but they also deserve to be challenged.
Support groups can help people feel seen, understood and connected, especially during a global pandemic.
Photo courtesy of Heavin Hunter-Hernandez Sit-ins against gun violence, marches for climate change awareness, protests for Black lives and for immigrants. America has seen an incredible amount of powerful protests and marches. In fact, almost every marginalized group in the United States gained their rights through protests. These social movements have made an impact on […]
Photo courtesy of Stacey Lee Gobir As a first generation Korean-American, Stacey Lee Gobir has devoted her life’s work to challenging negative stigmas associated with mental health services. Lee Gobir, who earned a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and a master’s degree in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine, is now a coordinator for the Health, Wellness […]
Photo courtesy of Samantha Wuensche Sophomore Samantha Wuensche described her family as full of hippies, vegans and vegetarians — but generally speaking, passionate animal lovers. Wuensche grew up with her mother rescuing animals and her father working as a veterinarian. She said this upbringing cultivated her care for creatures. “I’m passionate about animals because the […]
Senior Zeke Bongiovanni has a deep love for people and authentic connections.
Photo courtesy of Yinjie Zhai Senior advertising major Yinjie Zhai likes to eat, and when he found himself away from home, he did what some hungry college students do: He learned to cook. “When I started to live by myself — not with the family — I kind of missed [my grandfather’s] dishes,” Zhai said. […]
From listening to letters, Pepperdine community members share when they feel heard and appreciated.
Team chemistry is a phrase thrown around the sports world often. What interactions between coaches, athletes and other personnel define the chemistry of the best teams?