Junior William Castleberry poses in front of Payson library while displaying his London pride after studying abroad there. Many third-year students have only recently made their way into campus for the first time this fall after the COVID-19 pandemic and studying abroad. Photo by Sammie Wuensche The COVID-19 pandemic created a long-lasting impact on everyone, but it's led to a … [Read more...] about Third-Year Students Make their Way to Malibu for the First Time
Art by Ariana HenryAs of Feb. 15, there are 1,099 Spring 2022 COVID-19 cases in the Pepperdine community, 155 of which are employee cases according to the Pepperdine COVID-19 Dashboard. The Graphic reported student emotions in relation to returning to campus during a heightened wave of COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County. Students expressed feelings of disappointment toward … [Read more...] about Opinion: The Rush to Return to In-Person Learning Poses Significant Risks for Faculty
Art by Mary Karapetyan When President Jim Gash announced Jan. 12 that classes would resume in-person with one day’s notice, a shock was felt among Waves everywhere. Many students said they were hesitant to accept the University's decision. While some said they are thankful to be back in the classroom, others would rather learn virtually to avoid spreading the virus and to … [Read more...] about Opinion: Can Students Avoid the Zoom Gloom?
The Pepperdine "Super Smash Brothers Ultimate" team participates in Mainstage, a competitive tournament, in November 2021. The team saw an increase in interest and participation during and after the semesters students were engaged in remote learning. Photo courtesy of @PeppEsports Instagram The world’s first gaming console, the Magnavox Odyssey, debuted in 1972 and launched … [Read more...] about Gaming Increases in Popularity During the Pandemic
Fans filled the seats at Firestone Fieldhouse for Blue and Orange Madness on Oct. 8. Fans had to wear a wristband indicating they had provided proof of vaccination or had tested negative for COVID-19 prior to the event. Photo courtesy of Denver Patterson Pepperdine student-athletes have finally had a full season with fewer COVID-19 restrictions. After a strange 2020-2021 … [Read more...] about Pepperdine Student-Athletes Eager for a Full Season