Student Government Association announced the Freshman Class Senate in a Sept. 22 email to the Pepperdine community. The senate consists of Freshman Class President Ryan Regis and Freshman Class Senators Alex Badoyan, Hannah Sharp and Hubert McCullough.
Seaver College will implement a fall 2023 break next year, Seaver Dean Michael Feltner wrote in a Sept. 20 email to the Seaver College community. Seaver College also extended the Thanksgiving Break for fall 2023.
Pepperdine’s International Programs celebrated the Return on Sept. 8. Students had the chance to reconnect with friends from their abroad programs and new students learned about new opportunities.
Pepperdine hosted two events to honor the lives lost on 9/11 — the Waves of Flags setup on Sept. 9, and the Memorial Service on Sept. 12. Students, faculty and alumni alike said they see this event as a way to continue to honor the people who lost their lives that day.
From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, people across the United States observe Hispanic Heritage Month. Pepperdine students speak on their Hispanic culture and how best to add to the appreciation.
Seaver Alumna Jessica Hooten Wilson will be serving as the Visiting Scholar of Liberal Arts, Dean of Seaver College Micheal Feltner announced in an Aug. 23, email. Hooten Wilson will work to amplify the scholarship of students and faculty, and advance liberal arts curriculum.
Pepperdine University does not have a set location for gender affirming housing, a fact that proves challenging for several LGBTQ+ students. LGBTQ+ students at Pepperdine and other Southern California Universities share their experiences with college housing.
College can be a life-changing experience, but it’s the people who make it better. News Editor Samantha Torre talks about the beauty of connection.
A month after the Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade, the right to an abortion is in debate across the U.S.. Pepperdine students share their thoughts on how they reacted to the decision, and what it means for others.
Dean of International Programs Beth Laux decided to step down from her role, wrote Dean of Seaver College Michael Feltner in a May 23 email to the Pepperdine community. The University and the International Programs office intend to search for a replacement, while providing students with a smooth transition in the upcoming year.