Following the dropped Convocation chapel requirement for upper-level students and the launch of the Hub for Spiritual Life, students explore their faith in different ways on campus. While some are involved in student-led ministries or meet with chaplains at the Hub, others find themselves struggling to make the time.
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As Omicron spreads across the country, many Pepperdine students are finding themselves quarantining or isolating from their peers for 5 to 10 days. Students are scattered in hotels across Malibu and through the canyon and shared their similar experiences.
Finding New Year’s resolutions can be tricky, but not impossible. News Assistant Brielle Yauney shares about how she is hoping to make 2022 one of her best years yet.
No. 4 Men’s Volleyball team opened their season in Malibu on Thursday, Jan. 13 and Friday, Jan. 14, with back-to-back sweeps of the Erskine Flying Fleet (25-9, 25-19, 25-15), (25-17, 25-16, 25-16). The team continued the victory parade, winning their match against Princeton on Monday, Jan. 17 (25-21, 25-20, 25-20)
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.
As Omicron cases around the world rise, Pepperdine’s International Programs begin the spring semester under unique circumstances. Although the experience looks different from what students, like sophomore Florence participant Melanie Tadros, expected, they said they are finding the bright side to finally being abroad.
Pepperdine resumed in-person classes Jan. 13, despite several hundred positive COVID-19 cases among students. Community members shared mixed feelings about returning amid Omicron.
Pepperdine welcomed the spring Class of 2025 to campus Jan. 6 for the start of spring New Student Orientation. Around 100 students attended Spring NSO, Director of Student Activities Brittany Skinner wrote in an email to the Graphic.
Pepperdine students face a variety of dietary restrictions, including religious regulations, allergies and plant-based lifestyles. In their time at Pepperdine, students said they have developed ways to make sure they are getting their necessary sustenance.
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.