The DSM-5-TR misses an opportunity to create a more inclusive diagnosis of autism by clinging to outdated stereotypes. Confronting the misalignment between simplistic conservative diagnostic models and the complex varied ways neurodiversity presents in different people is essential.
There is still a lot of COVID-19 virus spreading in the community. Lifting mask mandates is a reckless decision, and a return to requiring masking inside indoor public areas like classrooms is safer from a public health perspective.
Diversity is an important topic discussed around campus, but among conversations surrounding it many people forget about neurodiversity. Neurodivergent minds that think differently are a creative strength at Pepperdine.
TikTok rabbit holes into extreme content that you would not self-select and that you are better off not seeing. Emotionally triggering videos make TikTok an unsafe space.
While Pepperdine’s COVID-19 control plan looks impressive at first glance, loopholes leave easy ways for the virus to still spread on campus.
George Floyd and Daunte Wright’s deaths highlight how use of force by the police can end in tragedy. Systemic changes are needed in American policing to prevent continued racism and police brutality.
Pepperdine International Programs office announced July 9 the Heidelberg, London, Lausanne and Washington, D.C., programs will all run on time for fall 2021 with in-person classes. IP staff and students adjust to this fall’s pandemic challenges by preparing for their host locations’ COVID-19 guidelines.
The COVID-19 virus can cross into the brain and cause a vast array of mental health issues, ranging from brain fog to severe anxiety, depression and psychosis. For a school that values the fruits of the mind, Pepperdine should protect staff and student health best through mandatory vaccination.
Other nations are doing a better job at combating COVID-19. Greater measures to protect public health are needed to save lives in the U.S.
Judge Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation puts abortion, disability and LGBTQ+ rights at risk. With this shift to the right, the Supreme Court could end up permitting the legal mistreatment of marginalized communities.