Growing up is a process forced on all of us. As time moves, faces mature and people enter a place of deeper self-awareness. While development happens to us without effort, growing up well and intentionally is a choice.
Despite a closed campus and restricted civic activities, some first-year students sought to replicate as much of the college experience as COVID-19 allowed. Several first-years describe the experience of navigating leases, living away from home and seeking community.
Students who are now living at home due to COVID-19 are suffocated by their lack of independence and inability to socialize.
Art by Sybil Zhang I LOVE YouTube. Without it I wouldn’t be able to watch David Dobrik’s vlogs and get post notifications every time the most recent Chanel fashion show is uploaded. Most children would rather watch YouTube videos and play Minecraft on their iPads than go to the beach or play with their friends […]
Why it’s important to get through the awkwardness of talking to your parents about politics.
Art by Julia Naman As the second semester of my first year of college comes to an end, I am filled with excitement about seeing my friends and family when I return home for the summer. I imagine hanging out on the lake, sharing embarrassing college stories over lunch, seeing cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents, […]
Art by Peau Portesano We can’t “life,” and Pepperdine isn’t helping our cause. We are all technically legal adults. We’ve come of age, but how many of us actually feel like adults? Parents seem to miraculously know everything. They know how to pay taxes, how to make fancy chicken dishes and how to make ends […]
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