Director of Veterans Affairs Eric Leshinsky created student organization PeppVet after starting his position at Pepperdine in July 2020. The goal of the organization is to create a community among all five Pepperdine schools where the military-connected can find guidance, share stories and receive resources.
The collapse of the Afghan government in August 2021 started a greater conversation worldwide surrounding the consequences of war and global intervention. With a track-record of state-building successes and failures, the United States and each person must decide if state-building is “worth it.”
President Joe Biden recently ordered airstrikes on Iranian-supported militia groups in Syria and might potentially cause Islamophobia, civilian death and other issues. American people should hold President Biden accountable if he commits any injustices in Syria.
International student veterans share their stories
Major league baseball commemorated the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam war by recognizing veterans during the World Series. NewsWaves reporter Kayiu Wong has the story of one of these local veterans and how he uses his past to inspire the present.
The NFL anthem protests make an important point about racism, one which should not be lost under a barrage of blind nationalism.
Pepperdine student impacts the community through service for veterans
Art by Peau Porotesano You’re not just a student. You’re not just an athlete. You’re not just a son or daughter to your parents, or even to God. Yes, everyone has a core self, a central person deep down, but the rest, the real evolutionary you, is everything else. As a student veteran, I struggled […]
War doesn’t solve anything
Keanu (left) with his family at his dad’s retirement ceremony on the military base in Ansbach, Germany. As a campus, we are well acquainted with international students, but few of us are aware of another breed. This type of peculiar persons includes President Obama, Kobe Bryant, King Jong Un and Cady Heron from Mean Girls. […]