Stigmas surrounding mental health and therapy affect Pepperdine students in various ways. Breaking that stigma, both within oneself and for the benefit of others, is a challenge and a mission among students who aim to change the conversation about mental health on campus.
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.
Psychology Professor Tomas Martinez talks about his lifetime commitment to give back to his community in the form of community mental health while discussing its significance in minority and at-risk groups.
First-year Business Administration major and baseball player Blake Pou speaks about the importance of mindfulness in athletics.
Social skills decline and anxiety rises as some students step onto campus. Pepperdine students are relearning the basics of creating relationships.
After a year of Zoom University, Pepperdine students are back on campus with even more to do. How can one find balance amidst having many responsibilities?
During COVID-19, many Pepperdine students were relatively isolated. But now that we are back in person, how can Pepperdine adjust to meet the needs of students who are struggling to adjust to increased social interaction?
Senior Business Administration major Key Pearson speaks about her mental health challenges as one of Pepperdine’s top cross country athletes.
The connotations of this outdated phrase impact both the way journalists report on stories and how viewers are affected by it. It is time for newsrooms and textbooks to abandon the saying altogether.
Club Conversations create a dialogue with organizations on campus to take a step back and look at a complex issue in the community so that everyone can come together in finding a solution. With the help of Perspectives Editor Anitiz Muonagolu, March for Our Lives Pepperdine reminds all of us that gun violence is more than just mass shootings and the Second Amendment.