Social skills decline and anxiety rises as some students step onto campus. Pepperdine students are relearning the basics of creating relationships.
Some students believe Pepperdine’s location and culture contribute to a false reality. Beneath the surface, many students crave more vulnerable conversations surrounding topics like mental health.
With climbing rates of depression and anxiety, a virtual Fall 2020 semester coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic and socio-political stress takes a toll on students’ mental health. To better assist students and faculty, Pepperdine continues to offer virtual resources for mental health.
Student Affairs staff discusses the Student Loneliness Taskforce and its mission at Pepperdine.
How can students, in a culture of overcommitment, say “no” and become OK with spending time alone with themselves?
Art by Ally Armstrong On paper, Pepperdine seems like the perfect place for students to have their best, liveliest years with its gorgeous views, D-1 sport games and impressive academics. In truth, though, almost 70 percent of students indicated having felt moderately to very lonely during the past semester, according to a recent survey conducted […]
Graphics by Rachel Littauer The stigma behind seeking mental health treatment at Pepperdine is going away— slowly but surely. Pepperdine University is home to approximately 3,500 undergraduate students, all of whom are eligible for free services at the Pepperdine Counseling Center. Use of the counseling center has increased dramatically over the years, according to Counseling […]
NSO’s charms can give a misleading picture of Pepperdine life
Back in the ‘Bu is harder year two. EL
Familiar places, brand new faces: year two Malibu. EL
Photo by Matthew Westman “Hey! How’s it going? A bit warm today, isn’t it?” With a string of a few words and a smile, the small talk begins anew. Small talk is not one of my favorite pastimes and I certainly thought I had experienced the worst of it after all those “getting-to-know-you” questions freshman […]