Art by Vivian Hsia Transparency Item: The Perspectives section of the Graphic is comprised of articles based on opinion. This is the opinion and perspective of the writer. Mixed Martial Arts started as a fringe sport — its humble beginnings were at UFC in Denver, with a measly audience of just 7,800. Fighters from across the world from different disciplines like Taekwondo, … [Read more...] about Opinion: Combat Sports Make People Less Violent
Staff Editorial: Title IX Reports — Helping or Hurting?
Art by Samantha Miller Stalking, sexual assault and rape are not light offenses — but Title IX officials and administrators can only do so much. Students need to self-advocate for safety in regard to sex. Pepperdine students participated in online classes for 17 months due to the pandemic, but since August have returned to in-person experiences. With the return of in-person … [Read more...] about Staff Editorial: Title IX Reports — Helping or Hurting?
Mixed Reviews: Pepperdine Resumes In-Person Learning
Students walk to class on the first day back to in-person learning. Classes started as planned Jan. 13 at Pepperdine. Photo by Abby WiltAfter three days of online learning, Seaver College resumed in-person classes. Classes started on ground Jan. 13, and students said they have mixed feelings about the return. Pepperdine reported 543 COVID-19 cases Jan. 12 within the community … [Read more...] about Mixed Reviews: Pepperdine Resumes In-Person Learning
The Fine Print: The Essential Mountain Lion Preparedness Guide
Being tucked away in the Santa Monica Mountains gives Pepperdine its characteristic sweeping ocean views and adds a nice element of privacy and security on campus.As we enjoy our mountainous home and bask in the California sunlight, it can be easy to forget about some of our furry neighbors lurking nearby. While seeing deer by the CCB or a bunny on Lower Dorm Road is a fun … [Read more...] about The Fine Print: The Essential Mountain Lion Preparedness Guide
Good News: Healed by Moonlight
When the sun sinks behind the horizon and the moon is at just the perfect height in the night sky, the view from behind Stauffer Chapel on campus is breathtaking. There's something about the way the moon's silvery light refracts off the water matched with the lazy rotations of the Santa Monica Ferris wheel that always made me feel safe.The darkness after 10 p.m., has always … [Read more...] about Good News: Healed by Moonlight