Music is a language that transcends all cultures — students and staff reflect on their background and the role music plays. With 6,500 languages in the world, music shows that it is a small world after all.
Table of Contents Letter from the Editor Infographic: Statistics of Pepperdine and Beyond What is Global Citizenship? Infographic: Interconnected Zachary Luben Elevates Adoptee Voices Pepperdine Students Engage in Global Opportunities After Graduation Poem: X is for Faith and National Identity Singer-Songwriter Leilani Frailich Makes Multilingual Music Recipe: Chicken Fried Rice Love Knows No Bounds Nicole […]
It was in my ninth grade English class that I first learned about Elie Wiesel. A Holocaust survivor and Jewish prisoner of the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps, Wiesel recounts his World War II experiences in his memoir “Night” — the book that made its way into the hands of a young Annabelle and 20 […]
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The idea of global citizenship may be a hard concept to comprehend with so many people living in the world. Pepperdine faculty, staff and students share their thoughts on what it means to be a global citizen.
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Photo by Megan Williams Everyone has a story. Whether it’s untold or brought up in most conversations, a person’s story is unique and speaks to the ways the world has shaped them. This philosophy inspires Pepperdine Associate Chaplain Zachary Luben’s life, as he is one of thousands of Korean-Americans adopted shortly after the Korean War […]
Pepperdine alumni tell stories of attending graduate school and conducting research abroad while a current student shares her hopes of joining the Peace Corps. Alumni said graduate school and research abroad is difficult, but ultimately worth it.
There are certain words in my vocabulary today that wouldn’t have existed a year ago. COVID-19, a global pandemic, mask mandates. County lockdown, city curfews, closed borders, purple tier, red tier, orange tier. Gen-Z’ers using humor as a coping mechanism through TikTok, calling it a parallelogram, pandemonium, panoramic. Certain phrases that have become more apparent […]
Religion, Christianity especially, has played arguably one of the most influential roles in U.S. history, and continues to have enormous sway in American life. The question of how faith and national identity should interact is a longstanding and sometimes controversial issue.