COVID-19 has continued to present alternative college journeys, unlike anything students had experienced before. Students are coming back to campus in full swing, and some upper-level students get to experience Pepperdine for the first time.
The university’s response plan to the Omicron variant poses significant health and safety risks for faculty members. Following similar policies from neighboring universities could have been beneficial in mitigating the risk of COVID-19.
Pepperdine resumes learning in-person despite universities nationwide participating in virtual schooling, and unless sick or exposed, students are expected to be back in the classroom.
Pepperdine’s Esports team launched in fall 2019, but saw an increase in interest during the COVID-19 pandemic. This trend occurred across the video game industry, as people stayed home and both played games and watched others play them online, leading to an overall popularity increase in gaming.
Pepperdine student-athletes have a full season after experiencing an odd year due to COVID-19. Athletes say they are excited to have a sense of normalcy.
COVID-19 has shaped the way people share their opinions and think about those of others, whether on social media or in real life. Students say everyone has some type of opinion about COVID-19 and social media could be aiding in the spread of people’s opinions about the pandemic.
As students reacclimate to in-person classes, the Graphic argues a longer Thanksgiving break would be very beneficial. The Graphic has added some possible solutions as well.
As living during a pandemic has forced many people to completely restructure their lives, the culture around finding love has also changed entirely.
The Fine Print is a weekly column written by Addison Whiten addressing problems at Pepperdine in a lighthearted and real way. This first installment discusses the difficulty that lies in the transition back to campus life, even as students are happy to be back.
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.