Sophomore Elija Gatling said social media creates a trap for young people to constantly seek validation from others. He discusses his experience separating himself from an unhealthy obsession with social media and how others can do that too.
The Met Gala is known for its lavish, awe-inspiring celebration of fashion, the masterminds behind the works and the people who wear it. This year, however, it seems the gala is going from magnificent fashion to mediocre with a potential guest list that is lowering the fashion bar.
Pepperdine students talk more about how social media plays a big role in their news consumption.
The rise of social media as a news source highlights has many advantages and disadvantages, emphasizing a need for news literacy among users of social platforms. While social media allows for efficient consumption of news, it can also aid the spread of misinformation.
In the age of social media, investigative journalism is evolving. News literacy is crucial in distinguishing between quality journalism and tabloids.
Social media has opened the door to a variety of different ways that sports are covered. Experts with ties to Pepperdine and Los Angeles weighed in on the state of the industry and where it’s headed.
As the pandemic left the world at home, some students turned to TikTok for the new quarantine trends and for entertainment to pass the time. With the app’s growth, student creators speak on how they went viral on TikTok as political tensions and negative aspects of the app continued.
Looking for jobs can be stressful if done incorrectly. For students, LinkedIn is perhaps not the best place to search for jobs or connect with professionals.
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.
After the Instagram page @blackatpepperdine posted a story suggesting that a Chinese student was racist against a Black student, it received backlash from some Chinese students. @blackatpepperdine shows the problem of racial identity undermining the struggle for equality.