Transparency Item: This article is written by a guest contributor for the Graphic about her personal experience at this event. Angelea Hayes is a Pepperdine alumna ('22) who is a climate activist from Burbank, Calif. A year ago, I watched the global climate negotiations take place from afar. At the time, I was struggling with severe climate anxiety. I was grieving the loss of … [Read more...] about Opinion: Pepperdine Alumni Visits United Nations Climate Change Conference
Art by Madeline DuvallIn 2020, it is common to see calls to cancel ideas, companies or even people. Its frequency prompted the term “cancel culture.” The latest phenomenon people want to cancel is cancel culture itself.What is Cancel Culture?Cancel culture is defined as “the popular practice of withdrawing support for (canceling) public figures and companies … [Read more...] about Opinion: Don’t Cancel ‘Cancel Culture’
Art by Madeline Duvall 2020 incited performative activism in a way many argue has not been seen in decades. The murder of George Floyd turned countless individuals into activists overnight, but unfortunately, this action ended just as quickly as it began. Many people only spoke up or shared resources due to a desire to gain approval or avoid disapproval rather than a … [Read more...] about Staff Editorial: The Fight for Racial Justice Cannot Stop at Performative Activism
Art by Madeline Duvall Racial injustice is at the forefront of many people's minds this week in light of yet another Black life lost at the hands of police brutality. On May 25, a white police officer brutally murdered George Floyd as other officers watched and civilians recorded. This event inspired days of protests in the Los Angeles area and around the world. Some … [Read more...] about Dear Pepperdine, Do More to Show That Black Lives Matter
Art by Madeline DuvallBoth COVID-19 and climate change threaten the livelihood of people around the planet. Billions are affected by the virus, and at least 86,000 have died. Over the remainder of our lives, climate change is expected to do the same — if not worse — damage.Specifically, the climate crisis is estimated to push over 120 million into poverty over the … [Read more...] about There Is Urgency With COVID-19, but What About Climate Change?