I have always been fascinated by humans. I love asking someone about their life story, and about their hopes and dreams, because it reminds me that we all have our own individual passions to pursue. It is only through our structured and saturated world that we develop the categorization of people as 'good' and 'bad.' In my process of trying to understand why people do the … [Read more...] about Letter From the Editor | Currents Fall 2020
Art by Ally Armstrong Abortion is a touchy topic. The right to have an abortion is a life-changing decision for some, a governmental flaw for others and a religious or ethical debate for many. And yet within this intimate decision a woman may confront, overarching institutions dominate the conversation. “Deciding to have a baby is really personal, and it’s very … [Read more...] about Who Runs the Abortion Debate? Girls.
Photo courtesy of the Pepperdine School of Law “This line is pretty long, isn’t it?” These were the first words I heard from a voice that sounded a bit like Morgan Freeman in "Bruce Almighty," but with a hint of Texas and an essence of trust and dependability that I never thought existed in only seven words. Nor did I think that the man whom was speaking them was also … [Read more...] about The Man I Met at Starbucks
Photo courtesy of Swap Society’s website. Thrift shopping is popular with students such as Gabriella DiGiovanni, a Pepperdine sophomore. However, not only can secondhand shopping save money it can also can be an important step toward saving the environment. “People dump all their clothes at Goodwill then shop all of their clothes at Goodwill,” DiGiovanni says. “Half my … [Read more...] about The Fight Against Fast Fashion, and Solutions for a Sustainable Society
Photo by Milan LoaiconoModeled by Isabel Klein Nineteen-year-old Emily Taylor* enjoyed her childhood in Malibu: learning how to ride a wave before bike, consuming the freshest fruits from her at-home garden and all while being surrounded by one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. But when the opportunity came around to leave "the Bu," Emily decided to leave this … [Read more...] about Keeping Up or Falling Behind?