Students with large followings on TikTok are speaking on the social media app taking over entertainment. They say it’s due to the short viewership attention span that has happened over time.
Influencers have a stigma surrounding them that leads people to believe they are above the issues normal users face. However, influencers are faced with insecurities and other challenges people don’t have to think about.
Sophomore Elija Gatling said social media creates a trap for young people to constantly seek validation from others. He discusses his experience separating himself from an unhealthy obsession with social media and how others can do that too.
Pepperdine alumna Kendall Ross began knitting when she was 11 years old and has loved it ever since. Ross now designs and sells sweaters, cardigans and knitting patterns via her business, ‘I’d Knit That.’
Social media has opened the door to a variety of different ways that sports are covered. Experts with ties to Pepperdine and Los Angeles weighed in on the state of the industry and where it’s headed.
Senior Hailey Serrano downloaded Tiktok in 2019 on a whim, but little did she know she would soon gain a following on the app to share her faith with.
Pepperdine’s new club Compassion in Action is passionate about fostering a community of peace, tranquility and meditation. With the stressors of school work, Zoom fatigue and struggle of the past year, they hope to be a light.
Pepperdine grad Julia Donlon runs the Instagram account @TheCoffeeMonday, where she interviews people over a cup of coffee and posts their answers. Donlon said she started this project while she was still a student at Seaver College to create meaningful connections and promote getting to know new people.
Second Breath Buttons is a jewelry business that sells hand-made pieces made by Pepperdine’s very own, senior Kara Tyler. Her brand represents supporting sustainability, small businesses and women.
With the Pepperdine campus beginning to reopen and Los Angeles County loosening COVID-19 restrictions, students break out their spring wardrobes. Three stylish Pepperdine students discuss their unique styles, favorite spring trends and their biggest fashion inspirations.