The fourth event of the President’s Speaker Series on Feb. 16 included guest speakers Will Ford III and Matt Lockett — two men who said they were brought together by God. With a long, interconnected family history, Ford and Lockett shared their story of using prayer to change the culture of racism in the United States.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Justin Bieber used his time in quarantine to create “Justice,” a musical reflection on his troubled past, Christian faith and role as Hailey Baldwin Bieber’s husband. The album, released under Def Jam Recordings, includes hit singles like “Holy,” “Lonely,” “Anyone” and “Peaches.”
“Accepting all the good and bad about someone. It’s a great thing to aspire to. The hard part is actually doing it.” ― Sarah Dessen
The Pepperdine Volunteer Center partners with the Upsilon Chi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. on the MLK Day of Service on Jan. 20, which starts off Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.
Pepperdine kicks off the new semester by devoting the second week of class to MLK’s legacy of social justice and equity.
Art by Madeline Duvall Welcome back to the controlled chaos of a new year, new classes and new resolutions. As Pepperdine’s many hills and staircases teem again with student life, many might be feeling compelled to somehow make 2018 a better year than the one we just left behind. The good news: Pepperdine students have […]
Photo Courtesy of Isabella Ordaz Two Pepperdine students who said they are passionate about the idea of fostering community have started the Beloved Community Initiative, a plan to bring Pepperdine students together and create community. Sophomore Isabella Ordaz and senior Omari Allen said they have a passion for the school and its community and plan […]
Art by Peau Porotesano Humanity has a habit of searching for heroes. That’s not inherently bad — it’s actually important for cultural and societal bonding. In particular, being inspired by or admiring historical figures not only helps people appreciate their past, but can motivate people to move toward their future. What is a problem, however, […]
Art by Peau Porotesano The Convocation office delivered MLK Jr. a late birthday gift last Tuesday, Jan. 19 in the form of the first ever “Cultural Competency Table Talk.” During this two-hour discussion between two professors, one pastor and one student, a full Waves Cafe sat in engaged silence. And while the table talk offered […]
Multimedia Content by Alexander Hayes “God surprises us,” said John Skelly, a 1956 alumnus of George Pepperdine College. The moments that catch us off guard, whether it be for better or for worse, are often the ones that we remember sharpest. John joined 25,000 protesters on March 25, 1965, the final day of the historic voting rights […]