Alternative singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey released her eighth studio album Oct. 22. The album features 15 new tracks and describes the changes that fame brings and Del Rey’s disdain for her past with this hour-long masterpiece.
With a long history of forced assimilation and cultural erasure, is the “Great American Melting Pot” really all that great? Many scholars prefer the metaphor of “Great American Chopped Salad” and a great example of that is right in Pepperdine’s backyard.
Photo by Megan Williams Communication Professor Anastasia Triviza experienced culture shock when she first moved to Los Angeles. Having grown up in Greece, she later studied in New York City for her master’s degree. Once in LA, she soon realized she needed a car to get from one place to another. “I thought I could […]
Body and Soul incorporates the five senses within a new piece of art, music, film or experience; showcasing what staff members find meaningful. Life and Arts Editor Beth Gonzales takes the reader on a terrifying journey into the many mazes of Universal Halloween Horror Nights.
Improv theaters and troupes adapted to performing and learning digitally during the pandemic. Improv-LA and the Pepperdine Improv Troupe discuss how they made the transition to virtual comedy and why it’s important for improv to continue being performed.
Lana Del Rey and co-writer Jack Antonoff used quarantine to create the melancholy masterpiece, “Chemtrails Over The Country Club.” Del Rey’s seventh studio album portrays the loneliness of fame, her dream of romantic madness and quiet hunger for normalcy.
As students begin another semester of online instruction, many are forced to adapt their ambitions to fit the parameters of the virtual classroom. The challenges of remote instruction forced some to recommitment to their academic priorities.
After years of dueling administration over equal rights and representation, student demands from the University’s infancy have not been met by the administration in 2020. The diversity journey from Pepperdine’s first all-white class has been tumultuous but has increased overall.
Photo courtesy of Tiger Ashtiani Tigers symbolize fierceness, courage and confidence. It comes as no surprise that senior advertising major Tiger Ashtiani embodies the significance of his name. Moving from the small town of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, to the huge and vibrant city of Los Angeles was a dream come true for the aspiring television […]
Fresh Faces features first-year and transfer students in an effort to unite Pepperdine students, regardless of where they are. This installment introduces Stella Putri, an international student who enjoys LA life and hopes to work in the business world.