Let it be up to the individual to disclose which labels, or lack thereof, they choose to resonate and identify with. Forcing one’s own understanding onto another individual because of predisposed expectations or standards of how that person fits a mold or label is wrong.
On Pepperdine’s campus, the Caf and the HAWC are student staples; they are the meeting grounds for many shared meals and ideals. Although, is the food really edible and available to all?
A label: a description of contents attached to an item that tries to identify it, according to Merriam Webster. These labels are present on food items, where calories, fats, sugars, et cetera, of that food are found. These labels describe the good in simple terms and are definitive, usually not changing with time. Why then […]
Names are more than just names — they’re symbols of our family, our stories and our sense of self.
Graphic by Nate Barton As a senior, I am somehow still introducing myself to people. Even with our small class, as strange as it can be to think about, not every person knows where your sister goes to school or how you take your coffee. When introductions happen, names, grades and abroad programs are exchanged. […]
Art by Kris Harper “Feminist: a person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes.” Most of us recognize this line from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED talk on feminism, thanks to its sample on Beyonce’s pop hit “***Flawless.” By sampling this audio clip, Beyonce proudly declared membership in an ideological movement […]
The things we buy don’t define us, but our memories do
We shouldn’t define love by our labels