While the COVID-19 pandemic upends plans of in-person experiences, students reflect on their pursuit of virtual internships and how the new remote world will affect their future careers and work experiences.
The sexual double standard in hip-hop became apparent when Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion released a hit single called “WAP.” The female rappers faced backlash as critics claimed the song to be vulgar and inappropriate, but why do female rappers receive criticism for lyrics similar to those that male rappers are praised for?
The impact of COVID-19 on the music industry pushed many to think of creative ways to share music without the in-person experience of concerts, tours and festivals. In response, sophomore Sam Nicholson created Paddle, an app that combines music streaming and social media to allow users to share musical suggestions with friends.
As the #BlackLivesMatter social movement and the death of George Floyd call for the end of police brutality and systematic oppression, students at Pepperdine are demanding change at the university level, sharing their stories of racism and anti-Blackness through the recent @BlackAtPepperdine account.