The medical field had always sounded like the best idea for Ashtyn Adams. Her time at Pepperdine shifted those thoughts, revealing her passion for religion.
Moments can often change the way a person walks through life. Five individuals shared the moments that changed their lives and why they were impactful to them.
In an increasingly visual world, people often share their lives with one another through photos. Four photographers reflected on how they fell in love with the medium as a way to express themselves, capture memories and evoke emotion.
Hope can be a feeling or an experience, or maybe even a concept some people avoid out of fear of disappointment. Many students said hope gives them a strong foundation to ground themselves in, whether they have hope in their faith or hope in particular moments.
The time international students have in the United States is limited. That is why Sharon Wakio provides resources and opportunities to serve international students and help their transition to the U.S.
Questions of faith may take a lifetime to answer. Members of the local community share their experiences of faith — both when it was affirmed, and when they had to walk away.
Identity is foundational to finding oneself and navigating the social world. Four members of the Pepperdine community share moments that shaped their understanding of their own personal identities.
Adjunct History Professor Randal Beeman shared how fatherly love pulled him out of the darkest moments of his life. Today, he appreciates the love his father showed him and now shares that love with his own children.
Senior Jayda Kechour realized her love for animals includes removing animal products from her diet. While on her food journey, Kechour discovered her passion to become a regenerative farmer.
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.