Photo by Milan Loiacono Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade" is my favorite orchestral piece ever written. The 45-minute suite is split into four movements, each based on a specific story told in "One Thousand and One Nights," the Middle Eastern collection of folk tales. Ships caught in a storm, princes saving princesses and the ever-present Scheherazade entering the … [Read more...] about Editor’s Note
Photos by Milan Loiacono, modeled by Kana Oyama and Shanelle Wilkins. Punk singer Iggy Pop once noted that money matters little to an artist's work but it's a huge factor in their prosperity. Whether it's lessons, instruments, ballet slippers or oil paint, art costs money. Artists are among some of the most passionate and determined people, often associated with images … [Read more...] about Artistic Privilege: How Does Socioeconomic Class Affect Artists?
Photos by Milan Loiacono "I’m definitely addicted,” Pepperdine senior Griffin Duvall said. “Mentally and chemically.” Duvall said he began smoking cigarettes during his sophomore year, while he was abroad in Florence, Italy. “I feel like everyone did,” Duvall said. “People try it because it's the culture.” After Duvall returned from Italy, he had a talk with his … [Read more...] about Where There’s Smoke, There’s Vaping?: JUULs Usher in a New Age of Nicotine
Photo courtesy of Pepperdine Public Relations James A. Gash, associate dean of the Pepperdine School of Law, will succeed Andrew K. Benton as the eighth president and CEO of Pepperdine University, according to a press release from Pepperdine University Public Relations. “Pepperdine has always been a story of unbridled progress and never more so than under the leadership … [Read more...] about Breaking News: Jim Gash Announced as New President of Pepperdine University
Art by Aliya Edwards Before she found a home at Agoura Bible Fellowship, freshman Rachel Stull visited about seven churches but none of them were a perfect fit. “Honestly, the bottom line has been just finding something that feels normal,” Stull said. “There’s been a lot of my suitemates and I just visiting churches and coming away from a service and being like, ‘Wow, … [Read more...] about Shop till You Drop: Church Shopping is a Necessary Evil