Art by Jordan Smith In a 1994 interview, Steve Jobs said, “Picasso had a saying, ‘Good artists copy, great artists steal.’” Actually, Russian-born composer Igor Stravinsky said it first. Or maybe it was renowned poet T.S. Eliot. After years of manipulation and modification, the true origin of the saying remains unclear, rendering it emblematic of the discipline it … [Read more...] about “Great Artists Steal”: Where is the Line Between Inspiration and Imitation?
Photos by Milan Loiacono Channa Steinmetz contributed to the reporting and writing of this story. In the wake of a national opioid crisis that kills 130 Americans every day, a Los Angeles non-profit is taking a controversial approach toward treating addiction. At its Skid Row location, Homeless Health Care Los Angeles operates a syringe needle exchange program to … [Read more...] about The Sterile Solution: Exchanging Clean Needles for Heroin Users
Photo courtesy of Ron HallIn the early hours of Nov. 7, freshman Ashley Mowreader and her suitemates were huddling in the lobby of their Debell F Suite next to a police scanner. News of a shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks broke around 11:30 p.m. Their friend and suitemate Alaina Housley was in attendance, and was missing. Restless energy permeated … [Read more...] about Christ in Adversity: How Trauma Draws Some Closer and Pushes Others Away
Photo by Nicole SpaffordThe Student Government Association held an interactive forum Wednesday, Oct. 24 to discuss their overarching goals for the semester, which include extending library hours, funding reusable straws and increasing engagement with the student body.President Austin Welch, Executive Vice President Mariela Toledo and senators from each grade took to the center … [Read more...] about SGA Updates Students on Semester Plans
Photos courtesy of Amelia HemsleyEast Africa Connection Club is kicking off the school year with over 75 new members and a number of promotional events, Amelia Hemsley, EACC founder and president, said.The club, which connects students interested in volunteering with sustainable nonprofit organizations in Uganda, became an official Pepperdine program last fall.“Only a … [Read more...] about East Africa Connection Club Kicks Off Its Second Year